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Are We Prepare for the Butt Fumble?

Here’s the book on how most fans are looking at Haskins (remember this is a completely unscientific blog perspective but follow this logic on Dwayne Haskins, year 2):

  • Haskins got to show some sort of growth
  • good performances
  • not appearing like a dear in the headlights
  • intangibles even if he is losing games

Otherwise, fans are apparently saying, “see ya.”  As late as June 9th, reports have Trevor Lawrence coming to Washington.  Trevor who?  This writer would argue, quite unscientifically, Haskins still has many detractors who feel like he is not the answer.  This silence is deafening.

WFT have had a long list of quarterbacks like Danny Wuerfuel, Shane Matthews, John Beck, Tony Banks, and Tim Hassellbeck who rarely delivered; some could not even deliver a pass downfield.  Heck, an over-the-hill Mark Brunell set the NFL completion record at 22 consecutive to start a game but the press seemed to lambast the performance as most all short dump offs of Al Saunders infamous playbook.

This writer is unsure if this is still the case that Haskins needs to perform this season. Everything has changed with the arrival of Alex Smith to the qb corps here in WFT!  Patrick Mahomes, who in an SI Arrowhead Report credited Smith as “someone that has helped me out a ton in my career”, sat behind Smith as his backup for a season and then only two seasons later won a championship.

This writer is rooting for all 3 (Allen, Smith, and Haskins) but this writer is rooting for something slightly different than almost everyone in town seems to be rooting for which goes as follows.

This writer does not care if Haskins stinks in year 2.  Haskins can have errant throws, holding onto the ball too long, sloppy footwork, etc.  This writer is rooting for something that lacks in today’s NFL often times: loyalty and continuity.

Unlike many, this writer is not in favor of running Haskins out of town if he stinks year 2, is benched and looks more like Danny Wuerfuell than Drew Brees in this latest audition.

A month ago, this was Haskins’ team. Today this writer is unsure if Haskins needs to prove anything except that he believes in himself and the team believes he can be great.  With Smith in the equation, Haskins stock now has a long-term forecast.

Further evidence regarding Smith.  In 2010, Alex Smith went 3-7 for a 6-10 SF 49ers team.  In 2011, Smith went 13-3.  In 2012, the Kansas City Chiefs went 2-14.   The Chiefs went and got Smith and the following year, the Chiefs went 12-4 and Smith went 11-4.

Haskins is under contract with this organization for the most a 5 seasons. As a stock, his maximum return would be 5 championships. Now, Haskins max return is a miraculous 4 championship.  But how about 1?  Considering that, more likely that Haskins give us that run-in year 2 or year 3, 4, 5.

This year just became much more intriguing.

 


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