Redskins youth shines through in Week 11 studs and duds
By Ian Cummings
Dud No. 3 – The offensive line
The New York Jets weren’t known for their pressure heading into this game, but they delivered in that department, with six sacks on the day. Dwayne Haskins was consistently under duress, and the Redskins offensive line did little to bail him out as the day went on.
Jamal Adams led the way for the Jets with a whopping three sacks, while others like James Burgess, Nathan Shepherd, and Henry Anderson all got in on the action as well. The constant pressure made it difficult for Washington’s offense to function. Haskins wasn’t rattled by it, but the team’s offensive game plan couldn’t be executed properly.
It’s worth noting that Haskins and the offensive line have a symbiotic relationship. It’s Haskins’ job, at times, to adjust protections based off what he sees, and a couple sacks could have been avoided, had he made the right adjustments. But the offensive line itself also had a great deal of miscommunication internally, and the blockers didn’t look as inspired in this game.
Haskins was seen on video asking his linemen how he could help them on the sideline, and he was met with an apathetic silence from the unit. It’s clear that the offensive line might not be bought in on the Redskins anymore, and Washington might be best served renewing their investment in that department in 2020.