Report: Washington optimistic Alex Smith can play this week

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Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera said on Monday that he’s confident Dwayne Haskins will be ready to play if Alex Smith‘s calf strain keeps him out against the Seahawks this weekend, but the team reportedly doesn’t think that’s how things will play out.

Rivera didn’t offer much of an update on Smith’s condition on Monday, but said on Sunday that Smith was held out of the rest of the win over the 49ers out of an abundance of caution. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the team is optimistic that he will be able to play.

Pelissero added that Smith will be given rest during the week in order to make sure that remains the case, so he’s likely to be a limited participant in practice if he takes part in sessions at all.

The Football Team has won four straight with Smith in the starting lineup and their defense has forced eight turnovers in the last four games. Whether Smith or Haskins winds up getting the start, keeping things going on that side of the field will be essential to keeping the winning streak alive.

15 responses to “Report: Washington optimistic Alex Smith can play this week

  1. I agree with Rodney, Washington doesn’t stand a chance with Haskins running the show.

  2. I hope they can sign another quarterback, if Alex is out we just go backwards with Dan Snyder’s BUST. Another example of why he needs to keeps his hands out of the staffing of the entire football team.

  3. As a Giants fan who has the greatest respect for Alex Smith, my greatest hope is that his wife talks him out of risking his lasting health and retires- lol

  4. The offense has been anemic with Smith, but he doesn’t make as many mistakes. The defense is key.

  5. 3 Yards and a cloud of dust… is the WFT passing attack. The Seahawks are very hopeful that it is Alex Smith under center this weekend. This offense will be a much needed snack while their health is improving for the playoffs. Too bad for WFT that Chase Young can’t play QB.

  6. I will sit Alex until he healthy I think Haskins can beat the Seahawks they defense is horrible against the past allowing 300 yards I think Haskins can get his career going this Sunday let’s go wft

  7. For everyone thinking the Seahawks’ Defense is bad, look at the stats for the past 5 weeks. The Seahawks are top ten in almost every significant category. True; they had a let down against the Giants, for some bizarre reason. However, they really have corrected much of their issues on Defense. They will be tough going forward for everyone they play.

    That said; the WFT is really playing well, too. I’m going to enjoy watching this match and I’m expecting it to be a tough fought contest.

  8. johnny316 says:
    December 15, 2020 at 3:22 pm
    I will sit Alex until he healthy I think Haskins can beat the Seahawks they defense is horrible against the past allowing 300 yards I think Haskins can get his career going this Sunday let’s go wft
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    The first half of the season the Hawks were historically bad. That said…even then Haskins would be the longest of longshots to take advantage. He is not a capable QB.

    WFT can absolutely win this game, but it will have nothing to do with Haskins. If they pull it off, it will be because that D line flusters Russ. Russ is at his worst when he gets hit early and starts panicking and rushing throws he shouldn’t attempt. If he gets the ball out quickly and they don’t completely abandon the run when its likely tough to get it going…I like their chances far more than if Russ attempts 3.5 quarters of hero ball.

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