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Test of Wills

This year’s Washington Redskins camp offers a textbook study of a coach’s attempt to motivate and shape a player. As detailed in this Sports Illustrated article, defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has drawn the attention of his coach and teammates for his attitude, particularly by boycotting the team’s off-season workouts. Haynesworth failed a conditioning test yesterday, […]

When Coaches Fail

In hiring Mike Shanahan as their new head coach, the Washington Redskins believe they have the right man. Trouble, is, two years ago they thought they had the right man, too. But now they have fired Jim Zorn after only two seasons, and Shanahan becomes the seventh head coach under owner Dan Snyder, who bought […]