Evaluating Dwayne Haskins’ starting debut against Buffalo

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Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins looks to throw during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Munson)

With Washington sitting at 1–8 heading into its Week 10 bye week, head coach Bill Callahan gave rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins a shot under center for his first career start in Week 9 after Case Keenum went down with a concussion against the Vikings.

In a season most would agree to be almost completely miserable, it was a rare occurrence for there to be any semblance of excitement heading into a game this late in the season. Haskins has that effect on the fanbase. The Ohio State-product hasn’t exactly had the most exciting rookie campaign, but who would when you’ve thrown four interceptions in just 22 career passing attempts before your first NFL start. 

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Potential coaching candidates to replace Jay Gruden

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In what ended up being just the latest chapter in the time that is Dan Snyder’s disastrous tenure as owner, head coach Jay Gruden was relieved of his duties last Monday after five-plus seasons with the team. 

Gruden’s dismissal was expected and for the most part necessary, but the move won’t simply fix the myriad of problems this team has faced this season. With Bill Callahan now taking over as head coach for the remainder of the season, we can expect a more disciplined team, but whether that results in better results on the field is up for debate. Continue reading “Potential coaching candidates to replace Jay Gruden”

What happens now with the Redskins?

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – SEPTEMBER 29: Dwayne Haskins Jr. #7 of the Washington Redskins walks on the field in the fourth quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on September 29, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

There’s really no way to sugarcoat just how disastrous the start of this season has been for the Redskins. An 0–4 start in which three of those loses were against a division rival is just about as lowly as it gets for a franchise that has specialized in reaching new lows since the 2000s. With this in mind, it’s time to adjust any expectations you may have had going into the year.

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Key questions going into Washington’s Week 2 matchup with Dallas

The Redskins have another tough divisional foe in the Dallas Cowboys this week after last week’s 32–27 loss to the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. This week’s matchup will be at home for the Redskins, who are looking to avoid an 0–2 hole to start the season. Here are the team’s biggest questions going into their matchup with the Cowboys. Continue reading “Key questions going into Washington’s Week 2 matchup with Dallas”