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Jay Gruden has no desire to go to Dwayne Haskins even after Case Keenum’s dreadful Monday night effort

Jay Gruden has no desire to go to Dwayne Haskins even after Case Keenum’s dreadful Monday night effort

Case Keenum wasn’t the problem for the Redskins in their first two losses. In their third disappointing result of the year, though, he absolutely was.

Despite that, Jay Gruden told reporters after his team’s 31-15 loss to the Bears that he’s not considering going to Dwayne Haskins.

“Not really,” Gruden said, stressing the importance of needing to build more continuity on offense. “I can’t be changing people every five minutes.”

After two straight starts of turnover-free ball and some impressive throws, Keenum was a mess against Chicago. The signal-caller finished the night with five turnovers, including a pick-six on Washington’s opening drive and a ghastly fumble on a crucial fourth-and-1 sneak in the fourth quarter.

Now at 0-3, the Burgundy and Gold will head to New York on a short week to face the Giants. That tight turnaround may be another reason not to go to Haskins in addition to Gruden’s desire to try and maintain some rhythm on that side of the ball.

However, there will be a clamoring for Haskins to be inserted into the lineup. In fact, there was a noticeable “Let’s go Haskins” chant going at one point at FedEx Field on Monday night. He’s the first-rounder, and at some point, he’ll get the nod.

Of course, Haskins isn’t even the only option outside of Keenum. Gruden was only asked about switching to Haskins, but with Colt McCoy getting healthier, he’s another choice to potentially use under center to try and ignite the floundering Redskins.

As of now, Keenum’s performance cost the Redskins their Week 3 matchup. And while Gruden says it won’t cost him his job, there are still five long days between now and his team’s next game. Let’s see if No. 8 is still the guy Sunday in New York.

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Gruden rules Colt McCoy out for Redskins second preseason game

Gruden rules Colt McCoy out for Redskins second preseason game

Expected Redskins starter for the upcoming season, Colt McCoy, has been officially ruled out of Thursday nights preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals. 

“Right now he’s not able to do much," Gruden said. "He's dealing with the same injury from last December."

McCoy broke his fibula in a December 3rd game against the Philadelphia Eagles. 

Tomorrow night Case Keenum will start and then Dwayne Haskins will follow.

It's looked like the job has been McCoy's to lose all offseason, but this development surrounding his recovery timetable will definitely add some suspense in D.C.

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Redskins QB Situation: Dwayne Haskins emerges with best day so far in Richmond

Redskins QB Situation: Dwayne Haskins emerges with best day so far in Richmond

As the Redskins have an honest-to-goodness quarterback battle raging at training camp, each day of practice there will be an updated post on what passer won the day. 

RICHMOND -- The day Redskins fans waited for since the NFL Draft back in April arrived. Dwayne Haskins showed that he can be a special quarterback on Sunday, dialing in touch passes and throwing a few lasers as well. 

It was by far the best Haskins has looked in a Redskins uniform, and his teammates noticed too. 

Early in the practice session, Haskins called an audible at the line of scrimmage. In the past few days, those haven't gone well, and many line changes have resulted in false starts or sacks. This time, however, it worked well, as Haskins got the snap count right and fired a quick gainer down the right side. 

It was one play in July, but it showed that some of the mental stuff Haskins has struggled with might be turning a corner. Before any real celebrations start, Haskins needs to string days like Sunday together. If he can start doing that, then all of a sudden Washington has a different scenario in their QB battle. 

Haskins wasn't the only passer to excel on Sunday. Colt McCoy got most of the work with the first team and looked strong. Case Keenum saw a slightly decreased workload but still looked good. In fact, it's possible all three QBs had their best day of practice simultaneously, but the difference is Keenum and McCoy have had other good days. Haskins hadn't, until Sunday. 

Day 4 QB Performance

  1. Dwayne Haskins
  2. Colt McCoy
  3. Case Keenum

 

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