SJ - October 8, 2020
Practice? We're talking about practice?
It appears as if that's the talk out of the Washington Football Team surrounding the benching of quarterback Dwayne Haskins after four games.
Haskins reportedly fell into "poor study and practice habits" after winning the starting job out of training camp.
That would explain why the young quarterback fell from the starting job all the way down to third string after putting up 314 yards against the Ravens.
From The Washington Post:
But inside the team’s practice facility, momentum for the move had been growing, a person with knowledge of the situation said, in part because Haskins had fallen into poor study and practice habits. The person said Haskins’s lack of preparation was hurting him in games, leading to overthrown passes and missed opportunities to hit open receivers.
The concerns represented a departure from the effort Haskins had shown in winning the starting job during training camp, for which he had drawn praise from Rivera. Something seemed to happen to Haskins after winning the job, the person familiar with the situation said, and his work habits deteriorated. Another person who has seen Haskins at practice this season noticed Haskins being sloppy during pregame warmups, while Allen worked diligently in those same drills even though he was unlikely to play in the game.
Players seemed to notice as well. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that one Washington player had pushed Haskins to work harder, pointing out that Alex Smith — who hasn’t been active on game days but was promoted to the backup job as part of this week’s quarterback switch — had been arriving at the facility earlier than Haskins and preparing better.
Ron Rivera isn't the one. He's not going to put up with your bullshit.
You might be able to get by with not preparing well in college, but that's because you're going up against guys who are going to sell used cars.
That shit won't fly when they're checks on the line. Just ask Johnny Manziel or any other quarterback who thought the work was over when they got to the league.