Ron Rivera won’t “pull the plug” on Dwayne Haskins

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Ron Rivera anticipated growing pains with quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

So even if they all came at once, Rivera’s not planning to make a change.

Via NBCSportsWashington.com, Rivera said he had no intention to replace Haskins after his quarterback turned it over four times in a loss to the Browns.

“As long as he continues to do things that show you that he can make things happen, I’m going to support the young man,” Rivera said. “I’m not going to pull the plug on him because something like this happens. In my opinion, he’s barely through a rookie year right now, in terms of being out there, learning and growing. . . .

“He’ll get better. He’ll grow, and I think he’s a guy we can follow.”

Haskins threw three interceptions after getting through his first two games this year without one, and also fumbled late. But Rivera compared it to 2011, when he lived through some rough moments in Carolina with Cam Newton.

“That’s what we did with Cam Newton and look where he is today,” Rivera said. “Cam Newton is a league MVP because we trusted him and took our lumps with him. I’ll take my lumps with Dwayne right now.”

While Haskins hasn’t shown the upside of Newton, he also doesn’t have to look over his shoulder for the time being.

15 responses to “Ron Rivera won’t “pull the plug” on Dwayne Haskins

  1. FUN GAME: Name one quality receiving threat in washington’s receiving corps

    EXACTLY.

    Have a nice day.

  2. It is odd that those who want to shift blame from Haskins-Robbins cannot overcome the reality that in 70% of the games he starts and finishes, he loses the games. He is simply a turnover machine. When he isn’t throwing the ball into coverage, he fumbles the ball. He is slow to process things. He looks at receivers and throws to them bringing defenders to the receivers. This guy has no natural talent other than to turn the ball over. Anyone who dares to defend him proves to be an idiot. At no time has he EVER shown any intangible quality that makes you believe he’s a winner.

    As long as he is on this team, this team will lose. He is a spiritual cancer who drags the team down. Any player could replace him and do better.

  3. The ownership and fans unwillingness to admit
    that the name is a racial slur is the team’s “spiritual cancer”.

    NOT Dwayne Haskins.

  4. doctorrustbelt says:
    September 27, 2020 at 5:57 pm
    FUN GAME: Name one quality receiving threat in washington’s receiving corps

    EXACTLY.

    Have a nice day.
    ———————————————————-
    Terry McLauren. He had 919 receiving yards and 7 TDs in 14 games last season… as a rookie. He had 83 yards today and could’ve had more if not for the 4 turnovers by the QB. You’re welcome.

  5. The ownership and fans unwillingness to admit
    that the name is a racial slur is the team’s “spiritual cancer”.

    NOT Dwayne Haskins.

    Huh

  6. doctorrustbelt says:
    September 27, 2020 at 5:57 pm
    FUN GAME: Name one quality receiving threat in washington’s receiving corps

    EXACTLY.

    Have a nice day.

    ——-

    Terry McLauren, but I see what you’re saying. Haskins doesn’t have much help but he was straight trash today. That first interception rattled him and he couldn’t shake it.

    I think he has potential but he ain’t Cam Newton and he will have a hard time growing with this group.

  7. FUN GAME: Name one quality receiving threat in washington’s receiving corps

    EXACTLY.

    Have a nice day.

    NOT EXACTLY!
    The receivers weren’t the problem, Haskins made some great plays his issue was staring down his receivers. That’s a mistake rookies or inexperienced players make but he should be able to learn from and get better.

  8. Yeah the kid stunk at times during the game but to call him a spiritual cancer is a bit dramatic and unnecessarily personal. He is not the first or the last QB to throw 3 interceptions in a game. I commend Rivera for sticking by and encouraging his QB when prior Washington coaches (cough cough Gruden) would have publicly admonished his play or cut bait because it was the easy thing to do.

  9. If anyone thinks Terry McLaurin is a true No. 1, they are highly confused. He’s still a second year wildeout who is going to have his growing pains and he’s best as a No 2. Dwaynes doing things with nobody around him. You like to see it. He’ll get better with time but you’ll see flashes.

  10. If the objective of Washington FT is to get the first pick in the draft, then start Dwayne Haskins the remaining 13 games.

  11. Haskins made some bad decisions and over threw his receivers on several plays. Definitely needs more time to mature. Should start Alex Smith and sit Haskins to watch and learn.

  12. Week 3 – Haskins gets the benefit of the doubt. Same performance as yesterday Week 12 – WFT is back in the market for a QB.

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