Dwayne Haskins’ selfie friend thought it was a classy gesture

AP

Interim Washington coach Bill Callahan might have been the only one angry at Dwayne Haskins yesterday. Well, him and some old cranks on the internet.

But Haskins at least made a few fans happy by missing the final kneel-down of the game to take a selfie, and judging by the attendance at FedEx Field yesterday, they need all they can get.

I don’t laugh at it,” Callahan said, via the Washington Post. “I’m happy we won. We’ll address that.”

But Jaime López-Verduzco, the guy who offered the rookie quarterback the chance to take a picture, saw it differently.

“For it being his first win outside of college, and him being so young, it’s completely within the lines of what you would expect for him to feel and how he should act,” López-Verduzco said. ”This just shows that Dwayne is very in touch with his fans, and it also says a lot about his character, if he’s willing to share such a special moment with the people who support him and the team.”

That’s another way to look at it, but if Callahan is looking to wage war on fun in the name of professionalism, he might have a hard time mustering support.

“We got the win,” right tackle Morgan Moses said. “I don’t care.”

Former quarterback Joe Theismann did, playing the role of old man yelling at cloud.

Of course, there is little Washington has done on or off the field this year to suggest that “unprofessional and wrong” isn’t just how they roll there.

65 responses to “Dwayne Haskins’ selfie friend thought it was a classy gesture

  1. Not only is it unprofessional, but shows the overall lack of discipline that has hurt this organization for years.

  2. The Coach will have a little chit chat with him. All fixed. But better than being down by 14 in the 4th quarter and celebrating a fumble with a team photo op like the Eagles D did. Or better then quitting on your team like every player for the Packers did. And, the Bengals. Gross.

  3. Let that man live. It was his first professional win as the starting QB of a franchise who has not won a home game in over a year. He took a selfie, big deal. Like him being in the game on the final kneel down was going to make that big of difference. LET HIM LIVE!

  4. If that’s the worst thing he does, be grateful.
    He missed the victory kneel down, but I’m sure he won’t do it again after this.

  5. I’m tired of all this “If it feels good it must be right” Millennial crap.
    There’s a time and place. And that’s something this new generation has completed lost.
    Take your selfies after the final gun has gone off.

    Now, get off my lawn!

  6. It is absolutely unprofessional. Did it end up making a difference here? No. And, if it doesn’t happen again, it will be largely forgotten. But, if he does something similar again, it may show the start of a pattern.

  7. This is a big indicator of the kids future success. If his head isn’t in the game during the game what is his game preparation like? Not good, the future will be short.

  8. Perhaps if he’d shown any promise so far in the few games he’s played….this wouldn’t be as big of a deal.

    His performance has been terrible.

    Although I’m not writing him off yet, at this point, I’m just trying to find anything good about him.

  9. He thought the game was over? It seems to me that there was a distinct lack of focus on the game if he thought that.

  10. Is anyone surprised? He’s part of the “look-at-me” generation. They don’t go out and do things to have fun and enjoy themselves. They only do it to show their friends what they are doing on social media. Really absurd way to look at life if you ask me.

  11. big deal. who cares. they won.Stupid coach should have run a play with 20 seconds left and then kicked the FG with 3 seconds left and game would be over.

  12. I guess the question I have is: is it wrong he took the selfie or is it wrong that he missed the kneeldown play because of it? If Washington does not intercept that final pass, are we even talking about it?

    I’m sorry but that is how I tend to view life. If we want to say “hey, it’s wrong to take selfies with fans during the game” then so be it. Personally, I think it is kind of cool and it is a moment that fan will remember for the rest of his life.

  13. My 16 year old son thought Haskins was an idiot for taking selfies instead of being on the field until the game was over. So, it’s not just grouchy old men who think his conduct was inexcusable, it’s actually anyone with a whit of common sense.

  14. Every generation thinks the previous generation doesn’t understand fun. That ain’t true – from flappers, to hepcats, to hippies, to hipsters, to influencers every generation knew how to have fun. Eventually everyone grows up and realizes the time wasted. Whenever I see Dwayne Haskins face I expect it buried in a Microsoft Surface trying to understand why he blew the previous play. People lose their livelihoods when he men in his position fail to get the job done.

  15. Haskins will NEVER be great he’s part of the new crop of Social Media “look at me” players who are more interested in their social media page then they are about mastering their craft. Sure you’ll see the great ones posting on social media, but during the season you don’t see them sitting at ringside on Friday night at the fights, and then on Saturday night they’re at the big basketball game right there court side where everyone can see them, and then you see some clips of them at some nightclub later, and then come Sunday they actually find some time to show up for the game. Sure you can live that life it’s your life have fun, but save that “look at me” stuff for AFTER the season, or go ahead and do it during the season just don’t expect to be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the year if you aren’t willing to make it the top priority during the year

  16. hailtothenamechange says:
    November 25, 2019 at 10:38 am
    The real issue is that Haskins isn’t really showing any improvement from start to start. 44% passing yesterday with two turnovers.
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    How do you expect him to grow with no receiving options?

  17. Who cares? It’s simply something for haters to chirp about. When Myles Garrett is out there playing to the last snap people complain, what Haskins isn’t out there playing to the last snap people complain. Bottom line, haters gonna to hate

  18. I’m tired of all this “If it feels good it must be right” Millennial crap.
    ————
    It’s telling that you think this is a millenial thing. Boomers invented it.

  19. Only opinion that matters is Dan’s I suppose. We’ll be stuck with Haskins for a few more years until Dan’s son allows his father to give the word to cut him. Seeing as they were high school classmates and his son probably idolizes Haskins – I doubt that will ever happen.

  20. I’ve had a bad feeling ever since his reaction on Draft Night, and that bad feeling is not getting any better. Sure, do selfies with the fans for an hour – after the game! Even the DC station did not carry the game yesterday. We ended up watching Eagles-Seahawks. That should tell Dan Snyder everything he needs o know

  21. Immature and ridiculous. Especially when you play for a team that’s perennially in the toilet. He could have done the kneel down and then go taken as many selfies as he wanted.

  22. Who really cares? Haskins will be the starter in Cleveland in 3 years just like all of the other failed Redskin QBs. It’s amusing that he missed the victory formation in his first NFL win. Just goes to show the lack of discipline within that organization and shows why they haven’t won in nearly 30 years. As long as Danny Boy owns the team they are doomed.

  23. Keenum will be named starter this week to set an example , but that will just hurt the team a lot more than him missing a kneel down.

  24. For those who believe this is No Big Deal and much ado about nothing…..would it have been ok if Haskins had gone to the locker room before the final snap? I mean, the game is over….is that ok? Would it have been ok if Haskins was sitting on the bench updating his Facebook status or Tweeting about the game while a final kneel down was needed?

    Would it have been ok if the entire offensive line was busy in the stands taking selfies? I mean, if it’s no big deal that Haskins did….so why not the entire line?!

  25. If this happened in a vacuum you could say that it was just a brain-dead moment or a young person who is just excited. So far, Haskins has come across as entitled and unprofessional over a span of time, not just a selfie-moment. Yeah, he’s young, so there’s hope, so long as he gets enough humility in him to not repeat the mistakes of RGme who could not envision a world where he needed to listen to any experts.

  26. All these people getting all but hurt over this clearly don’t have their priorities straight. Bunch of hypocrites too.

  27. Come on, he’s still working on learning the playbook (he’s up to page 3 already), don’t expect him to keep track of the game clock too.

  28. The Redskins have become a clown circus. This doesn’t surprise me at all. They have been undisciplined since Joe Gibbs left.

  29. The first team that stop the corny and dumb TD celebrations will be my new favorite team. I get why they did it, didnt mind it at first. Now it just seems so forced. Like they “have” to do some celebration. Just give me a good ol fashioned spike and 96 the contrived and rehearsed celebrations. So as far as Haskins. That seemed genuine and was for the fans, or fan. THAT is something I can totally get behind and see it as way different than a celebration or anything out of line. Fans pay stupid amounts of money for tickets to games like those when the product is much better at home on tv. So any interaction a fan gets makes it at least somewhat worth it to go to the game.

  30. Its not the conduct of a leader.
    It seems like a small hting but it shows he is lacking in maturity and leadership.

  31. jhoneyabhomesorg says:
    November 25, 2019 at 11:41 am
    The first team that stop the corny and dumb TD celebrations will be my new favorite team. I get why they did it, didnt mind it at first. Now it just seems so forced. Like they “have” to do some celebration. Just give me a good ol fashioned spike and 96 the contrived and rehearsed celebrations. So as far as Haskins. That seemed genuine and was for the fans, or fan. THAT is something I can totally get behind and see it as way different than a celebration or anything out of line. Fans pay stupid amounts of money for tickets to games like those when the product is much better at home on tv. So any interaction a fan gets makes it at least somewhat worth it to go to the game.
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    Please put an end to all spikes. The worst celebration in sports. Have fun when you get in the end zone.

  32. Especially when you play for a team that’s perennially in the toilet.
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    This mythos is getting silly. It’s Washington garbage? absolutely. but since the *last* time the Redskins finished last in the NFC east, the Eagles, Giants, and Cowboys have all finished last at least once.

  33. “Well, NFL Victory formation is a new thing for him”

    How so, he hasn’t yet experienced it. He could ask Case.

  34. You win games by finishing games, not taking selfies during the game.

    Haskins’ rookie year reminds me of Goff. Complete with Keenum as backup. Has no sense of the pocket collapsing, so gets pounded and makes poor decisions.

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