Editorial

REPORT: Dwayne Haskins Is Years Away From Being Ready To Play

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

The Washington Redskins might not be ready to start Dwayne Haskins for a long time.

Jay Gruden got fired Monday morning, and that had people immediately wondering when Haskins would see the field. Well, it turns out it might not be for a minute or two.

Dianna Russini said during a Monday ESPN appearance that a coach told her that the former Ohio State star might not be ready for a year or two.

Yes, you read that correctly. There are some within the organization who don’t think their first round draft pick will be ready for a couple years.

Remember when I said Haskins shouldn’t be thrust into the starting lineup if he’s not ready? Well, it sounds like he isn’t even close to being ready.

If that’s the case, then sit him on the bench. You kill a young quarterback’s confidence by putting him on the field before he’s ready. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

He got on the field against the Giants and got eaten alive.

 

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The Redskins aren’t going to win anything anytime soon. That might be hard to hear, but it’s true. They’re awful.

Don’t feed Haskins to the wolves just because they want to appease somebody. Let him develop, and focus on the future.

 

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Otherwise, we’re going to be having a conversation in a couple years how Haskins’ development got destroyed and it’s time for a new quarterback.

Trust me, nobody in the organization wants to have that talk.