A disastrous season continued for the Washington Redskins on Sunday, as the NFC East basement dwellers were crushed at home by the New York Jets, 34-17.
Ohio State rookie Dwayne Haskins started under center for the Redskins. He played OK, all things considered, throwing for 214 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
It’s been a long year for the Redskins and it doesn’t look like it’s going to get any easier.
Video has surfaced of Haskins attempting to fire up his offensive linemen on the sideline during the game. It’s a tough watch.
“What do I have to do to help you?” Haskins asks genuinely. “What do I have to do?”
— NBC4 Sports (@NBC4Sports) November 17, 2019
Washington’s veteran offensive linemen did not appear to be interested in answering that question.
i don't wanna go all "that's leadership!" but haskins does seem to be taking a good approach to this. but these vets have nooooo time for it. https://t.co/5E2zaC1WeJ
— bomani (@bomani_jones) November 18, 2019
It’s always a delicate balance trying to lead veteran players when you’re a rookie. Haskins is clearly trying his best here. The Redskins’ offensive linemen just don’t seem to be having any of it.
And it probably has nothing to do with the rookie quarterback. Washington is now 1-9 on the season. Hope appears to be getting lost (or gone altogether).