The New York Jets are drooling to play Washington Redskins rookie QB Dwayne Haskins. Here are all the details and a full interview with Riggo’s Rag.
The New York Jets are feeling good after snagging a victory vs the New York Giants on Sunday and now are hoping to start a winning streak vs the Washington Redskins.
Sam Darnold and the rest of the gang still believes this team can go on a run to the postseason, despite their 2-7 record. To do it they’ll need to topple the Redskins.
Washingon’s season has imploded with the team sitting at 1-8, one of the worst records in football. In addition to that, the team fired their head coach Jay Gruden and are firmly out of the playoff mix.
According to the analytics, the Redskins are a favorite in every metric. Washington is projected to win with a 57.2 ESPN FPI percentage and according to Vegas are a two and a half point favorite over the Jets.
To learn a bit more about Dwayne Haskins and this Washington Redskins team we sat down with Jacob Camenker, Site Expert for Riggo’s Rag, our FanSided sister network covering all things Washington Redskins.
Next: 1. Why has the season gone so wrong for WAS?
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1. What has gone so horribly wrong with the Washington Redskins this year? What were expectations heading into the season?
“The Redskins have some talent on both sides of the ball, but what has really gone wrong is their lack of ability to get anything out of this talent. Their coaches deserve their fair share of the blame for the performance, and that’s part of the reason why Jay Gruden was fired just five games into the season.
Notably, the Redskins defense has been much worse than expected despite seemingly having solid talent on that side of the ball. Adding Landon Collins was supposed to help solidify the middle of the defense and complete the secondary. Instead, the team has struggled to contain offenses all year — a problem that Greg Manusky deserves criticism for.
This was always expected to be a rebuilding year for the Redskins, and most expected that the team would be a sub-.500 team at the best. Still, they have failed to live up to those expectations and sport one of the worst records in the league as a result.”
Next: 2. Dwayne Haskins evaluation
2. Dwyane Haskins is now the starting quarterback for the rest of the year, is that a good thing? What’s been your take on how he’s performed thus far, both pros and cons?
“Haskins starting is definitely a good thing. The Redskins aren’t playing for anything at this point in the season, so it’s time to prepare for the future. They’ll get an eight-game sample size to see exactly what Haskins can do.
So far, Haskins’ pro career has been up-and-down. But during the preseason, he improved each and every week, and it seems that he’s taking a similar path during the regular season. His performance in his lone start against Buffalo before the bye was solid and while he wasn’t asked to do a ton as a passer, he was able to avoid turnovers and mistakes.
Of course, the cons to starting Haskins are that he is young and can struggle with turnovers at times — he threw four interceptions on his first 22 passing attempts — but at this point, wins don’t help the ‘Skins much. They’re better off seeing what they have in Haskins and giving him time to prove himself at the NFL level.”
Next: 3. Washington team evaluation
3. What do the Redskins do well and where do they struggle offensively and defensively?
“On offense, the Redskins are still a major work in progress. They have run the ball better in recent weeks with their offensive line healthy, but their passing game is hit or miss. Terry McLaurin is about their only legitimate receiving weapon and while he and Haskins have good chemistry after playing together in college, he simply isn’t enough to carry the passing offense at this point in time.
Defensively, the Redskins have one of the league’s best defensive lines and can get pass-rush pressure. They also have one of the league’s top-performing corners in the league, Quinton Dunbar. But they are young at linebacker and they have massive holes at slot corner and at the No. 2 corner spot, where Josh Norman has massively regressed and has been torched relentlessly this year.”
Next: 4. Redskins players to watch out for
4. Who are some under the radar players the Jets should keep an eye out for on Sunday?
“On defense, Matt Ioannidis has been one of the team’s best interior pass rushers, but many don’t know about him. He could have a nice game against the Jets’ banged-up interior offensive line.
On offense, sixth-round rookie Kelvin Harmon is likely to see more action with Paul Richardson out this week. Harmon is a big-bodied guy who can make contested catches, so he may be able to make some plays against the Jets secondary.”
Next: 5. Final prediction
5. How do you see this one playing out? What’s your prediction?
“I think this game is a good spot for the Redskins. Haskins has had two weeks to get prepared for his second start and the team has the pass-rushing presence needed to rattle Darnold and force some turnovers. It’s tough to rely on a team that hasn’t scored a touchdown in over three games, but I think the ‘Skins find a way to win this one. I’ll take the Redskins by three, 23-20, to earn their second win of the season.”