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Redskins fight to the finish with Eagles behind Dwayne Haskins' best day so far

Redskins fight to the finish with Eagles behind Dwayne Haskins' best day so far

On a day when Urban Meyer watched the Redskins from Washington owner Dan Snyder's suite, somehow the biggest names still came from the field. That's how good Dwayne Haskins played (let's forget the last play).

The rookie quarterback played his best game as a professional, throwing for more than 261 yards, a career-high. He connected on two first-half touchdowns to fellow rookies Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims, and Haskins - for most of the game - also showed plenty of quickness and good decision making with his feet, picking up more than 20 yards on the ground. 

Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan named Haskins the starter in Buffalo, six weeks ago, and the performances have been inconsistent. He's shown his big arm but has struggled with accuracy. On Sunday against the Eagles, he looked like the same QB that threw 50 touchdowns last year at Ohio State. 

More than just the statistics, Haskins remained poised behind the line of scrimmage and in command of the Redskins offense. Give credit to Washington offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell for a well designed game plan, as well as a solid rushing day from Adrian Peterson. Both those factors help Haskins get comfortable. 

This was exactly the performance the Redskins needed to see from their rookie. Draft position alone would not necessarily guarantee that a new head coach would have full trust in Haskins next season, but now the front office and ownership can point to this game against the Eagles for not just potential but production. 

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Sean Taylor is scaring Pro Bowl punters like Tress Way to this day

Sean Taylor is scaring Pro Bowl punters like Tress Way to this day

The Pro Bowl may not count for anything other than an accolade on a player's resume, but it has delivered some memorable moments over the years. 

Maybe the best Pro Bowl play ever was when Sean Taylor leveled former Bills punter Brian Moorman when the AFC tried to run a fake in the 2006 Pro Bowl. 

Tress Way is representing the Redskins in the 2020 Pro Bowl and still has that play in the back of his mind. 

When asked whether he'd try to pull off a fake punt of his own on Sunday, Way said yes but under specific conditions. 

Minkah Fitzpatrick and Jamal Adams are the starting safeties for the AFC, so while both are great players and Adams is a hard-hitter in his own right, none of them are Taylor. 

So if you see the NFC pull off a fake punt and Tress Way quickly gets rid of the ball, you'll know why. 

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Winning a truck is DeAngelo Hall's fondest 2011 Pro Bowl memory

Winning a truck is DeAngelo Hall's fondest 2011 Pro Bowl memory

In the midst of the Pro Bowl being underway former Redskins’ defensive back DeAngelo Hall took a trip down memory lane. 

During Good Morning Football this week, the 2011 Pro Bowl MVP DeAngelo Hall said his favorite memory from the Pro Bowl wasn't exactly anything that happened on the football field.

You would think he would mention his impressive performance which included six tackles, an interception and a fumble returned for a touchdown. 

But no. His highlight of the day was winning a truck for his MVP performance. 

“I told my buddies going into it I wanted to buy a truck so I said hey, if I win this MVP I don't need to buy a truck so I called the shot ladies and gentlemen I really did," he said. 

It must have been a really special prize because to this day, he said, he still owns the truck. 

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