Count Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis among the many NFL players speaking out against Albert Haynesworth's much-publicized holdout. Lewis on Friday lashed out at the disgruntled Redskins defensive tackle on The LaVar Arrington Show on DC sports talk station 106.7 The Fan.
Haynesworth is pissed because the Redskins are switching to a 3-4 defense, and he'll have to play an unglamorous position on the defensive line. Lewis said Haynesworth needs to be a professional and take on whatever role the coaching staff asks in whatever scheme they draw up.
"The response is, 'Whatever you want me to do, Coach. Let's get it done,'" Lewis said.
Lewis referenced the Ravens' switch to the 3-4 defense, and said that though he wasn't a big fan of his new responsibilities at inside linebacker, he did what the coaching staff asked him to do – and continued to be one of the most dominant defensive players in the NFL.
"[I said] 'OK, coach, I'll adjust. Do I like it? Hmm, nah. But I'll adjust, so let's do it, you know what I'm saying?'" Lewis said.
"Bottom line: Football is football, man. No matter what the scheme is, y'all work together as businessmen to get it done. Because that's ultimately what it is, it's a business, so let's come to work and let's work together to figure this out."