DON’T get it twisted. If Redskins (I’m calling them that, until they have an actual name) QB Alex Smith beats out QB Dwayne Haskins for the starting job, then that’s it, Haskins is trash.
Don’t @ me with arguments about how Smith was a first round talent, has over a decade more experience, and therefore should be able to beat out Haskins. Smith has been away from football for nearly two calendar years, and is 36 years old, with more than 36 years of wear and tear on his body.
Watching Smith’s workout video is a testament to his mental toughness.
But watching him run doesn’t indicate any ability to avoid a sack, or even hard hits. Throwing Smith out there as a starter (especially with no preseason games), would be feeding sheep to lions. You might as well coat him in barbecue sauce.
All offseason long, Smith’s return is the most football related story I’ve heard tied to the Redskins. Oh wait! That’s not true. Trading away LT Trent Williams, the best protection Smith would have had, also got quite a bit of coverage too. Yeah, Williams made it clear that he wanted out of there, so they traded him. But why would he want to lea- Ohhhh! That’s right:
So the Redskins are a team with no offensive line, RB’s who play with canes due to either age or injury, and a WR group that consists of ONE decent, but over-hyped player. There is no way to push Smith’s wheelchair up to the huddle, without it being a screaming indictment of Haskins.
Picking a starting QB is all about who you feel gives your (LMAO!) “Team” the best chance to win. It’s about who you have the most confidence in. If new head coach Ron Rivera starts Smith, it tells you how his new regime feels about the upside of their second year QB. It tells you that they have no confidence in him.
Because he’s trash. Warm, juicy trash.