Colt McCoy to start for Washington Sunday

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Washington coach Jay Gruden has made his decision, which basically amounted to picking C) Other.

Gruden just told reporters that Colt McCoy will start this week against the Patriots, in his first action of the season.

McCoy was coming off multiple surgeries related to last December’s broken leg.

But with Case Keenum coming off a foot injury, and rookie Dwayne Haskins failing to inspire in his cameo last week, Gruden is going with the known commodity.

He said McCoy took all the first team reps in practice this week, and the team was aware of how this one was going to go. He also said he knows who will back up Sunday, but he wasn’t disclosing that information.

Gruden has long defended McCoy, and apparently sees him as the safest option at the moment, at a time when his own job security is very much in question.

26 responses to “Colt McCoy to start for Washington Sunday

  1. I agree , probably Grudens best option for sure but I think he is also just trying to do McCoy a solid to let teams see he still can be a serviceable back up and maybe get picked up somewhere next year. But I would of liked to have seen Haskins get all the first team reps and get a chance to start … so maybe next week 🙏🏻

  2. Gruden said Haskins wasn’t playing because the season wasn’t over,and yet,nothing says the season is over more than playing freakin Colt McCoy.

  3. And that matters why exactly? The Skins could have Sammy Baugh start and it wouldn’t change the inevitable outcome. The more interesting game is next Sunday when the Skins and the Dolphins play in the Tua Bowl.

  4. I’m not interested in who the starting qb will be. I do want to know who the head coach will be, who the GM will be, and when will they get here?

    Signed,
    Winless in Washington

  5. Let’s face it, if they Start Haskins the Patriots could basically dismantle him physically and mentally. This game is meaningless to the Redskins so it makes no sense at all to destroy a young QB

  6. bigbeniswack says:
    October 4, 2019 at 2:06 pm
    Browns fan here: Colt isn’t a good QB and Gruden is not a good HC.
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    You don’t need to be a Browns fan to see that.
    It’s now obvious that Dan Snyder wanted Haskins, not Gruden.

  7. Colt is a good example of what working hard and being a good teammate gets ya if you’re QB. Mediocre middle of the road at his very best yet 10+ years in the league. Cash your checks and enjoy life sir.

  8. Haskins does not possess the intangibles to be a starting NFL QB. He is in the same boat with Josh Allen, Mitchell Trubisky and a lot of other young guys who don’t see the NFL field well enough. They leave a lot of yards on the field and commit too many turnovers because they will never be able to challenge NFL defenses consistently with their eyes and arms.

  9. Inexcusable that Gruden would throw the rookie into the fire and then bench him. Not a good way to start the kid’s career. Should’ve been McCoy last week. What does Gruden care,it’s not like he’ll be working there after this weekend.

  10. ThePragmatist says:
    October 4, 2019 at 2:44 pm
    Haskins does not possess the intangibles to be a starting NFL QB. He is in the same boat with Josh Allen, Mitchell Trubisky and a lot of other young guys who don’t see the NFL field well enough. They leave a lot of yards on the field and commit too many turnovers because they will never be able to challenge NFL defenses consistently with their eyes and arms.
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    Is you assessment of Hawkins based off his 3 qtrs of play in last week’s game? Or is it based off of his 14 games as a starter at Ohio State last year when he threw for 4800 yards, 50 TDs and just 8 ints? Perhaps you have scouted him him his whole life and drawn this conclusion? Or you could just be full of it. For a person with the handle “The Pragmatist” you are not pragmatic at all.

    BTW I’m not a big Haskins fan/supporter, much like you are not an NFL talent evaluator.

  11. With that awful offensive line (and having Trent Williams in there would change nothing since he’s been below average for years), the Redskins better check to see if Brian Mitchell is available to be an emergency QB. This team could have all current QB’s injured on Sunday. Maybe the owner can find a peanut shell to act as a cup and to place him in a uniform so he can officially run this team into the ground.

    This game is going to be the worst ever played – even New England who never stops running up scores might have a lack of ambition after posting 77 points on Sunday.

    That so-called rookie is a pathetic excuse of a QB – he has been nothing short of awful since he joined the team and he is officially a one year wonder in college who should have gone undrafted. He’ll never be better than awful and he’s been exposed for the fraud he is. He has no pro QB skills.

  12. The Haskins / McCoy 180 is evidence of multiple inputs to the selection process. I guess it doesn’t matter if Gruden gets fired for his decision or someone elses decision. Either way he is gonzo.

  13. McCoy can handle the offense just fine. If he’s able to stay healthy, he’ll be a good option. I still remember the game a few years ago in Dallas where he won (on Thanksgiving I believe); played really well.

    Sucks for him to have his number called on a game going against a great defense (and overall team) in the Patriots with the knowledge that his own coach will likely be fired shortly after the game is over.

  14. Shout out to the idiot comparing Haskins to Josh and Allen and Mitch Trubisky. thanks you so much for the laugh – your stupidity made me smile.

    Seriously, Haskins is a pocket passer who threw for like 50 TD’s and almost 5k yards last season. Allen and Trubisky did nothing outstanding in College and outside of a couple good plays in their careers, have shown nothing to warrant confidence in their ability to ever thrive in the pocket.

    Haskins isn’t a running QB, and had a prolific PASSING season at Ohio State, the other two need to run to move an offense and both kinda sucked in College.

    So yeah, it’s like they are triplets.. lol

  15. Uh, people. McCoy beat the Patriots with the Browns a few years back and in the first preseason game as a Redskin. If other parts of the team can hold the line, we could have a game.

  16. McCoy has some merits. People wrote him off as a failure after he was put in an awful position as the Browns starter in his first two seasons, but that’s eons ago in NFL years. Things change.

    I’ll be interested to see how he does now with six seasons in the system and hopefully now some consistent playing time. He might be a pleasant surprise. He does the move the ball. If he take his sack and turnover situation to maybe below average instead of poor, he’ll be viable.

  17. McCoy was going to start before he got hurt. Now he’s not so he’s back in the lineup. Actually makes sense.

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