Will The Offense Boom Or Bust?
Redskins Warpath|December 2019
The Washington Redskins offense was an absolute disaster in the first half of the season.
Chris Russell

There’s no other way to describe it. It didn’t start out that way on the surface, but looks can be very deceiving.

Washington started out putting up points in their first two games against division rivals, Philadelphia (27) and Dallas (21). However, that was a bit misleading. They scored two touchdowns very late in those games that ultimately made their statistics look good, but meant absolutely nothing.

That’s when they hit the skids which led to coach Jay Gruden’s firing and just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, the Redskins didn’t score a touchdown for their final three plus games before their bye.

Dwayne Haskins took over for good at halftime of the Minnesota loss, then started in Buffalo with a full week of preparation. His performance? Anything but special, yet it was good enough for the future of the franchise to become the full-time starter of a lost season.

Coach Bill Callahan, likely with influence from Bruce Allen and the man who reportedly hand picked him, Redskins owner Dan Snyder, turned the quarterbacking keys for the rest of the season over to Haskins.

It was the right move, even if Haskins is not fully ready. The problem was and still is this: While Haskins may not be 100 percent ready, he seems to learn like most of us. Some can digest and process out of a book and just by studying. Most people, no matter what their profession, have to perform to learn.

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