Redskins interim Head Coach Bill Callahan spoke to the media and gave some more updates on Monday. The selfie seen round the world was discussed again, and Callahan said Dwayne Haskins Jr. won’t face discipline or be fined for missing the teams final kneel down. Callahan also said Haskins showed more progress against the Lions, and could have had a few more touchdowns if those balls would have went where they were supposed to...
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Dwayne Haskins Jr. selfie:
Callahan on Dwayne Haskins missing the final snap: “It was disappointing. It’s an experience he will learn from.”— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 25, 2019
Callahan on Haskins: He’s fully aware that his mind needs to be on the game for a full 60 minutes.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 25, 2019
Redskins coach Bill Callahan calls it “disappointing” that Dwayne Haskins missed final snap to take picture with fans, expects it to be learning experience for young quarterback but no fine.— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) November 25, 2019
Callahan said Haskins was swept up in the exuberance of the moment, but that the rookie will learn and grow from this. There’s no team discipline coming because there wasn’t any “rule” broken.— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) November 25, 2019
Callahan added that Haskins really learned from his game against the Lions and the playbook opened up for him vertically. https://t.co/QxbZNDxCrc— Zach Selby (@DarDarBinx61) November 25, 2019
Callahan says Haskins had some big misses on Sunday but that the game was a major learning experience. Not just reads and progressions but footwork too. “I don’t think he was way off”— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 25, 2019
Callahan said Haskins definitely showed growth throughout the game. “He performed under pressure as well as you can possibly perform.”— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) November 25, 2019
Said the 4th quarter was really good.
Haskins wrist injury:
Callahan said Haskins had a “slight wrist injury” could be a bad bruise or a slight bruise— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 25, 2019
Callahan said Haskins saw the medical staff after the game and that he has a slight wrist injury. Haskins said his wrist was "banged up" after the game and added it contributed to his throwing struggles.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) November 25, 2019
Callahan says he could have done a better job with clock management late in the game. “It was a little bit premature banging the time out like that”— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 25, 2019
Steven Sims Jr.:
Callahan on Steven Sims TD: It was fantastic. He's made similar plays like that throughout the year. #Redskins #HTTR— Zach Selby (@DarDarBinx61) November 25, 2019
Callahan to the podium.— Ryan Fowler (@FowlerRyan1) November 25, 2019
When asked about giving Steven Sims a chance as the punt returner, the Redskins interim head coach kept it simple: “oh yeah.”
Says the scouting department did a great job post draft of bringing him in.
Speech to the team:
"It's not a game for the faint of heart," Callahan added.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) November 25, 2019
Said a bunch of players came up to him afterwards and expressed their appreciation for the speech. https://t.co/0vfSOd52yl
Callahan on his team meeting Saturday night: “It’s not a game for the faint of heart. It’s a physical tough game that we play. You’ve got to be able to take hard criticism, take hard coaching.”— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 25, 2019
Callahan says his message to the team on Saturday wasn’t directed at one individual, but more so at the entire team. He ripped into them, urging players to start fast.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) November 25, 2019
It’s worth pointing out guys truly were split on this. Some guys loved it. Other guys felt like Callahan crossed a line of disrespect that should be unacceptable by any leader in any profession.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) November 25, 2019
53 guys in a locker room. Hard to please everybody.
“When [DT] Jonathan [Allen] came here, interesting enough, the background he has having grown up here in this region and then going to the University of Alabama and playing in a successfully program, a highly competitive program where they compete day-to-day at a very high level, that’s how those from that program are raised. That’s where they come from. That’s what they’re accustomed to and that’s how they train and it’s how they live. When you have guys like him, [DT] Daron Payne, [LB] Shaun Dion Hamilton and you go on-and-on, [S] Landon Collins, those guys have a competitive nature to themselves that’s really unique. You can see why that program has been so successful year-in and year-out. The consistency of that program, how they practice and also how they train, how they prepare for meetings, everything that they do is at a very high level. Everything is important in that program in winning. They want to win. They love to win. Once you get a taste of that, you don’t want to go the other way. They get frustrated when you’re not at a winning level or doing things on a winning level, whether it’s practice, whether it’s the weight room, the meeting room, the team room, they’re highly, highly competitive kids. These players, they demand that. I feel that’s my obligation to them is to give them something everyday to make them better, to make them more motivated, more inspired to play well.”
Callahan called rookie LB Cole Holcomb diligent and intuitive and said he has "all the traits you want out of a linebacker."— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) November 25, 2019
Also credited LBs coach Rob Ryan for Holcomb's development.
Donald Penn/Geron Christian Sr.:
Bill Callahan told me that Donald Penn didn’t start vs the Lions for a disciplinary issue. That’s why Geron Christian started. Callahan said that everything has been resolved with Penn. The coach declined to tell me what the specific issue was.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 25, 2019