Washington coach says Dwayne Haskins “impressive” in practice

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Whether he’s ready or not, Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins may end up starting this week.

And whether or not they actually believe it, his coaches are saying all the right things about the rookie’s work.

Via Les Carpenter of the Washington Post, interim coach Bill Callahan praised Haskins’ work in practice, while starter Case Keenum remains in the concussion protocol.

“The ball wasn’t even on the floor the entirety of the day, which was really impressive,” Callahan said, which sets a pretty low bar for a guy whose command of the playbook has been questioned — unless it hasn’t.

If Keenum isn’t cleared by the weekend, Haskins will make his first start at Buffalo.

Callahan has said that Keenum will start when healthy, but he praised Haskins for his “tempo” and said that he “took command of the offense.”

“I just think we started a course at the beginning of the year philosophically and we have held true to that course and we will maintain that,” Callahan said. “I really believe Case earned the starting quarterback position, he was voted captain by his teammates. . . .

“We’re not confusing the issue here, Case is our starter and if he is healthy and ready he will be going forward.”

But the issue of Haskins’ readiness will remain as long as the journeyman Keenum is ahead of him, until he gets on the field and proves it one way or another.

24 responses to “Washington coach says Dwayne Haskins “impressive” in practice

  1. Does anyone in the Redskins organization understand what is going on here. At this point it doesn’t matter who has “earned” the job. We have a shrinking window to determine if Haskins can play AT ALL. If he can’t we need to know this going into next year. We can’t waste another year finding out. We may need to use our high pick on another QB. Why isn’t this obvious???

  2. this guy will suck, it don’t matter it’s the skins. all their players end up sucking, bc they have a suck culture thanks to ol’ Brucey and lil Danny man child.

  3. Practice is one thing. When you get out there with a lousy offensive line and the opposing team wants to treat your QB like a wishbone that’s an entirely different thing. A QB can only do so much on a lousy team and this is a lousy team. It’s hard to do anything at QB when you’re running for your life on every play.

    On paper, Bruce Allen seems to be a competent GM.

  4. People need to chill on Dwayne. Manning was horrible as a rookie. Aikman even worse. It is going to take a couple of years before we can judge Dwayne one way or the other. The only thing we know for sure right now is that he has a big arm; he put up spectacular numbers at the collegiate level; and by all accounts, he is a good guy. That is a pretty good makeup and it isn’t dented by a few bad quarters after being thrown into games without any first term practices. We shall see but my sense is that the Skins have their quarterback.

  5. Means less than nothing. Pure hype.
    Don’t forget, Mediocre Mitch was killing it in training camp this year.

  6. troy smith, terrelle pryor, cardale jones,JT Barrett, braxton miller….Haskins is just another name on a pile of trash OSU QB’s who all flame out at the next level…

  7. fjbuon says:
    October 29, 2019 at 12:42 pm
    Does anyone in the Redskins organization understand what is going on here. At this point it doesn’t matter who has “earned” the job. We have a shrinking window to determine if Haskins can play AT ALL. If he can’t we need to know this going into next year. We can’t waste another year finding out. We may need to use our high pick on another QB. Why isn’t this obvious???
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Isn’t the same guy making the potential pick? If Haskins was a bad move then why would you think the next one picked would be any better?

  8. Is it time to admit that the Giants picked the right QB in the draft? Daniel Jones has looked like Peyton Manning and Haskins has looked like Byron Leftwich.

  9. I have no idea what’s going on with the Skins. I’m concerned about this kid who was drafted pretty high with minimal experience. Has play on the field has demonstrated that he is not ready, not making good throws, no pocket awareness and no command of the playbook. Maybe they need to tailor the offense to this kid, like they did with RG3. Either way, he’s gotta start making plays this year to at least give fans some hope or he needs to be cut.

  10. We need a modern day Don Corleone to make Danny an offer he can’t refuse. Sell the team little Danny, sell it.

  11. The people that are declaring that he’s a bust after just getting a little bit of action on a dysfunctional team, no first team reps and no starts, are two ignorant to be listened to.

    He’s still yet to play one full game after one full week of practice as a starter. What the hell is wrong with you fools?

  12. If the kid showed he had an inkling of ability to AT THE VERY LEAST, EVENTUALLY trend toward being able to QB that team at an acceptable level, he would have already been given a start. The guy clearly has been judged as someone who’s “not ready” and the team is simply hanging onto him in the slim chance one day he is.

    Bad draft choice. Simply put. Sorry skins fans. As a cowboy fan you can now rip my team for the first round waste on that “Taco” guy.

  13. The Giants made the right choice, for the Giants.

    The Redskins made their choice and in no way, shape, or form can you judge a guy after being mishandled by Gruden (actually, kind of mean), no first team reps etc. Haskins missed one extremely wide open player. And he’s a bust?

    The Giants have a much improved Oline. It’s still a tad below average but not the horror show it once was. Jones can move. Giants knew this. Haskins can not. Giants knew this. Redskins had to know and with no Trent Williams, their Oline fell apart. Not Haskins fault.

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