Redskins fall to 0-4 following embarrassing defeat to Giants
The Washington Redskins are 0-4 after a crushing defeat at the hands of the New York Giants.
Of the first five games on the Washington Redskins schedule, the one against the New York Giants was supposed to be the most winnable one. After all, the Giants had a weak defense, were starting a rookie quarterback, and didn’t have many available offensive playmakers. So, why couldn’t the Redskins beat them?
Well, the Redskins answered that question themselves. They couldn’t move the ball on offense and broke far too often on the defensive side of the ball. And that’s why the Giants were able to earn a 24-3 victory over the Redskins.
This game may have been the last of the Jay Gruden era. But we’re going to be saying that until he’s officially gone, but the Redskins are 0-4 and haven’t played well in any of their wins. Gruden is in his sixth season. It’s time for change.
Speaking of change, Dwayne Haskins was put in at quarterback after Case Keenum played terribly in the first half. Haskins flashed some upside, but it was clear that he wasn’t quite right for the limelight. He had some critical mistakes. He had a pick-6 where he tried to force a ball into a place it didn’t belong. He took a sack despite having at least two receivers wide open on the play. And then, he lofted another interception on a deep pass attempt.
In short, he looked like a rookie.
It’s unclear is Haskins will be the starter moving forward. But based on his performance, he may remain as a backup. If Colt McCoy is healthy, maybe he’ll start for the Redskins against the New England Patriots over Keenum, but the lack of clarity at the quarterback position will continue on as the season progresses.
The Redskins simply aren’t going to compete much against teams this year. They may be able to win a couple of games, but this game should’ve been one that they could’ve kept close. And they weren’t able to.
Brace yourself, ‘Skins fans. It’s going to be a long season.