A Washington Redskins offensive lineman believes the viral video of quarterback Dwayne Haskins talking to his teammates on the sideline has been “misunderstood.”
Video surfaced Sunday night of Haskins attempting to lead his Redskins’ offensive linemen on the bench. Haskins can be heard saying “what do I have to do to help you? What do I have to do?”
The Redskins were in the middle of a 34-17 loss to the Jets and it didn’t look like any of Washington’s linemen were interested in what Haskins was saying.
Washington lineman Morgan Moses addressed the video on Monday.
“It wasn’t him coming to us saying, ‘Hey you guys need to block better,’ ” Moses said. “It was him trying to figure out, he knows we’re a veteran group and we’ve seen a lot of things. The things that he can’t see, maybe we can see. I explained to him, like: ‘Hey, bro, we’re in a five-man protection and they’re bringing seven. There’s nothing that we can do.’ We blocked the five, [but] there’s another two that’s free wherever they’re coming from. With that understanding, we have to have something in place to handle that.”
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Moses appeared to be the lone Redskins lineman who responded to Haskins in the video.
Washington interim head coach Bill Callahan also addressed the video.
“There’s so many things that go into that, a sideline conversation or dialogue,” Callahan said. “The main focus of that is protection-oriented and what he can do with protections and how he can help the line and what he can do better. I think that was the gist of the conversation. I make no more, no less of that. It happens all the time.”
The Redskins fell to 1-9 on the season with Sunday’s loss. Haskins threw for 214 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the loss.