Dwayne Haskins “more settled down” in second preseason game

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Washington rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins had an inauspicious debut last week, but in his second preseason game on Thursday night, he improved.

Haskins went 7-for-14 for 114 yards with a beauty of a touchdown pass and, most importantly, no interceptions after throwing two of them last week. Haskins said he told himself before the game that he needed to avoid picks.

“I’m not going to throw two picks again. That’s what I thought, and I didn’t, so that’s good,” Haskins said. “I was just a little more settled down this week than I was last week. I felt like I was more in my element.”

Haskins said his overall assessment of his performance was that he did what he was supposed to do.

“It was good. Just trying to move the ball down the field, make smart decisions, not put the ball into harm’s way,” Haskins said.

Although Haskins took three sacks and needs to get better at recognizing the pass rush, his overall performance was promising.

12 responses to “Dwayne Haskins “more settled down” in second preseason game

  1. Promising night for Haskins. We can only hope that the organization dose not hurry him into a starting role. I’m mostly concerned with the offensive line and how they will perform. HTTR

  2. Not sure he will be the franchise QB the Redskin want but his arm is right there with the best in the league. Effortlessly throws the ball deep with perfect touch on it.

  3. Fake News. Anyone who watched that game saw he had a below average night outside of one throw.

    He was severely outplayed by Finley, but the news media has no love for Finley so they are busy acting like Haskins had some good night.

    He didn’t.

  4. He showed flashes of what he could be. Didn’t help the reserve O-Line was in and had some protection issues. Keenum is more consistent at this point but Haskins appears to have the talent to elevate the offense to another level if he learns and progresses

  5. Dwayne has a very special arm. He can effortlessly make throws that few people on the planet can duplicate. Mahomes and Rodgers come to mind, but the list stops about there. But notwithstanding his elite talent, Dwayne is still raw. Remember, he played only one season of college ball. The Skins would be wise to give him time to develop and play him when he is more comfortable with the scheme and the system. It won’t do any good to possibly shatter his confidence and for him to develop bad mechanics by playing Haskins when he isn’t ready. Haskins has an otherworldly arm — but he ain’t ready.

  6. Kaz says:
    August 16, 2019 at 7:53 am

    Fake News. Anyone who watched that game saw he had a below average night outside of one throw.

    He was severely outplayed by Finley, but the news media has no love for Finley so they are busy acting like Haskins had some good night.

    He didn’t.
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    Ryan Finley is a 3rd QB challenging Jeff Driskel for the #2 job.

    Dwayne Haskins is supposed to supplant Keenum eventually and be the future of the franchise. This was a story on Haskins, but there are plenty of stories on Finley as well.

    Nowhere in the story does it say Haskins has a “good game”… it says he improved from his first showing (which is true, but it was a bad first showing…)

  7. Haskins is going to be ok just needs playing time with the first stringers , but on another note how’d that Murray kid do last night ? Teams are going to be coming after him every play he’s a little short to see over defenders in his face , this isn’t college, NFL players are all big and fast

  8. I wonder if what transpired last night is enough to extend the QB battle. Gruden said he wants to make his decision before the third preseason game. But McCoy hasn’t done anything, Haskins hasn’t done enough, and Keenum has been fine but not exactly doing much to pull away from the field. It feels like Gruden will want to take another week.

  9. “Anyone who watched that game saw he had a below average night outside of one throw.”

    I started this comment intending to disagree, but you’re right. Beside the bomb he was 6/13 for 59 yards with a lost fumble. He also took too many sacks (three). I mean, the bomb still happened and all, and the mustard he got on it under duress was impressive, but what happened aside from it is less than inspiring.

  10. Re-watch that bomb TD throw. It’s on twitter. Two defenders got through the line immediately and clearly pulled up to not pummel Haskins. One of the defenders basically just sits down in front of Haskins and tries to pull him down by his waist. A real game that was a sack. Don’t believe me, just watch the video.

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