Redskins lineman says video of Dwayne Haskins begging for help is misunderstood
Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins was sacked six times during his team’s 34-17 loss to the New York Jets in Week 11. During the onslaught, cameras captured Haskins asking his offensive lineman, “What do I have to do to help you?”
To make matters worse, the linemen did not seem to react to Haskins, with only right tackle Morgan Moses offering a response.
Naturally, the video made rounds and drew mixed reactions from viewers, but Moses noted that he thinks it was all misunderstood:
“It wasn’t him coming to us saying, ‘Hey you guys need to block better,’ ” Moses said, according to Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post. “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.”
Overall, Haskins had a so-so performance, completing 19 of his 35 passes for 214 yards, a couple of touchdowns and an interception in what was just the second start of his NFL career.
On the season overall, Haskins has thrown for 498 yards, a pair of touchdowns and five picks while completing just 58.2 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 58.9.
The No. 15 overall pick has not gotten off to a great NFL start, but given the Redskins’ lack of offensive talent around him, that is hardly all his fault.
Washington is just 1-9 on the year.