On Sunday the Jets came out and drilled the Redskins on their home field. Washington, fresh off a bye week, gave up a touchdown on the opening drive and gave up 34 points before finally scoring their first touchdown.
That score came in the fourth quarter, and it was the Redskins' first TD in more than a month. To say things are going poorly for the Redskins would be quite an understatement, and against the Jets, the Redskins played their worst game of a season filled with new low points.
The poor performance wasn't lost on Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan.
"I feel bad for our fans. Our fans come to the game and expect a quality product to be put on the field and it wasn’t displayed yesterday and that’s what eats at me," Callahan said on Monday.
The coach's comments came about 24 hours after the 34-17 loss to the Jets. This loss seems particularly tough for Callahan because he thought his team made strides during the bye week and the Jets presented a beatable foe. That proved incorrect.
"That’s what bothers me. I feel I let our fans down in that respect and it falls on my shoulders. I accept that," he said. "When it doesn’t translate from the meeting to the grass to the game field, that’s where I get disappointed and that’s where I deepen my resolve and go back and try to dive down and find more solutions, find more answers, find more reasons."
Callahan pledged to keep working hard to get wins, even in a season where draft position for 2020 might be more important than a second or third victory.
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Ryan Kerrigan is all of a sudden having some injury problems.
The Redskins' pass rusher, who played in 139 games to begin his NFL career, missed his first-ever contest in Week 13 against the Panthers due to a concussion.
He returned in Week 14 against the Packers, having cleared concussion protocol. However, that return didn't last long.
Kerrigan was forced to exit the second half of Washington's matchup in Green Bay with what was being called a calf injury. No. 91 motioned to the sidelines after a play in the third quarter and had to be helped off. After spending some time in the team's medical tent, he was ruled out.
While Kerrigan's leg issue was initially labeled as a calf concern, it may potentially be worse. The fact that he immediately called for trainers could mean it's something more:
The 31-year-old is in the second to last season of his contract with the Redskins. He sacked Aaron Rodgers in the first half of Sunday's game to move within one sack of the franchise record.
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GREEN BAY -- After taking a series of big hits in the first half Redskins rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins limped off the field at halftime, but came back out and played the entire second half.
The FOX broadcast of the game reported that Haskins was playing with a sprained ankle. At times, it was obvious Haskins was having trouble planting on his right foot and getting enough force to drive the football down the field. He also looked slow in the pocket and unable to use his normal mobility.
Haskins got sacked three times in the first half and took another sack in the second half. He also took a series of big hits after the ball was thrown.
There were multiple situations where backup QB Case Keenum was warming up on the sideline, but Haskins stayed in the game. His numbers for the game weren't impressive, but Haskins showed serious grit and perseverance for staying in the game.
Stay tuned for postgame updates on Haskins' status.