Dwayne Haskins And The Washington Offense Struggles Again

  • arizona cardinals
  • Chase Young
  • DeAndre Hopkins
  • Dwayne Haskins
  • Kyler Murray
  • Ron Rivera
  • washington football team
By David Opperman September 21, 2020 0 Comment
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Dwayne Haskins and the Washington offense continues to struggle. Although the Washington offensive line is poor, Haskins needs to be better.

Dwayne Haskins came into week two looking to carry over the week one second-half momentum but struggled with his accuracy. To be fair, Haskins’ offensive line continues to struggle in pass protection as Haskins was pressured throughout the game. Haskins faced pressure on multiple pass attempts getting well under three seconds per drop back. When Haskins did have the time, he still continues to struggle with his mechanics and pocket presence. Some key stats from the game for the Washington Football Team:

Had a key fumble in the red zone after Collins interception down 7-0

Of Haskins 31 attempts, only three attempts traveled over ten yards in the air

The offensive line gave up three sacks and allowed pressure to get to Haskins throughout the game

In the Second half, Haskins found a rhythm in an up tempo offense

Still inaccurate high, missing Logan Thomas in the end zone and Inman on a third down pass

While the offense still lacks playmakers and the offensive line is struggling, Haskins needs to clean up his game. He is struggling to comfortably navigate the pocket at times when the line creates a clean pocket. Outside the fumble early in the game, Haskins still protects the ball well, avoiding bad interceptions. Scott Turner will need to become more creative to get Haskins in a rhythm early and protect him from a poor offensive line.

Kyler Murray was just too much

Its real simple here as Kyler Murray is just a dynamic weapon and just near impossible to contain. The one mistake Murray had (interception to Collins) early in the first half, the Washington offense immediately fumbled back. Even when Washington had a chance at great field position early, holding the Arizona Cardinals on their third series, Sims fumbles the punt. Washington just failed to take advantage of a solid early start by the defense only for Chase Young and company just losing steam in the second half. Here are some key back-breaking stats from Kyler Murray:

Murray 14 yard touchdown run and two 40+ yards completions in the first half

Was two of three on fourth down attempts for first down in the second half (one on Washington 37)

Murray continues great chemistry with Deandre Hopkins with a 34-yard completion on third and four

Completed 65% of his passes while averaging seven yards per carry

Now the defense did play admirably, especially early, with three sacks and forced a few key punts but the offense just couldn’t capitalize. Kyler Murray and that offense just wore down the defense controlling the clock and converting key third and fourth down plays.

Final thoughts

There really isn’t much else to say but the offense is a way off and Kyler Murray is just that dynamic of a player. Scott Turner needs to find a way to get Haskins in a rhythm early while creatively finding him more time to throw behind this offensive line. While the run game was effective averaging 5 yards per carry the passing game is seriously lacking playmaking talent outside Terry McLaurin. Ron Rivera stated earlier in the week the offense is a way off and they must find ways to get Haskins going early.

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