Dwayne Haskins Jr. Spoke to the media after a turnover-filled loss to the Cleveland Browns. He threw 3 interceptions, and also lost a fumble.
Haskins said he was trying to do too much, trying to make a play, or fir it into a tight window which led to the turnovers. He doesn't feel like he was staring down receivers, even though there was a heavy focus on that from today's announcers. He said he needs to look elsewhere if his guy is covered, or take the sack if the throw isn't there.
Dwayne Haskins Jr. said he is very close with Head Coach Ron Rivera, and appreciated him saying he supported him after today's rough game. Rivera said that he would stick with Haskins and take his lumps as the young QB grows and learns from his mistakes. He also got support from players and other coaches today.
Post Game Press Conference | Washington Football Team vs. Cleveland Browns https://t.co/ur1POGSD3m— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) September 27, 2020
QB Dwayne Haskins speaking to the media now. Said the interceptions were him "trying to do too much," whether that be trying to covert big plays with one throw or trying to fit the ball into tight windows.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 27, 2020
Haskins said the INT's stemmed from "trying to do too much." Didn't feel he stared guys down; felt he tried to fit throws into too tight of windows...says he can't worry about the outside noise.— John Keim (@john_keim) September 27, 2020
Staring receivers down:
Haskins said he did not think he was staring down the receiver on any of his interceptions. Then went on to explain exactly what happened with the three interceptions and what he should have done instead.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 27, 2020
Haskins said that him and Rivera "are very close," and he said he's appreciative of Rivera telling him that he believes in him.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 27, 2020
Haskins has mentions a couple of times now that he needs to play situational football. That involves looking for different options when certain receivers are taken away and taking a sack over throwing an INT.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) September 27, 2020
Haskins said lot of guys went up to him on the sideline and said that they believe in him. That's big. Chase Young talked to him as well, saying "It doesn't matter if we're down 40, I'm going to be rooting you on."— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 27, 2020
Haskins said Kyle Allen, Alex Smith and Ken Zampese have all been very supportive throughout the first three weeks of the season.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) September 27, 2020
Offensive pass interference call on Terry McLaurin:
Dwayne Haskins on the OPI call on Terry McLaurin: "Yeah, it pissed me off."— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) September 27, 2020
Dwayne Haskins on the very iffy OPI call against Terry McLaurin:— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) September 27, 2020
"That pissed me off!"
Says we need to talk to @TheTerry_25 about it.
I'm good. It was a bad call.
Rivera didn't like it either. @WSHFootballSI @LockedWFTPod
Antonio Gandy-Golden and Isaiah Wright stepped up during the game. Haskins called both players hungry, young players who could be reliable targets for him for the rest of the season.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) September 27, 2020
Haskins said he was happy to see rookies Antonio Gandy-Golden and Isaiah Wright make plays with their opportunities. Wright had four catches, while AGG had a 22-yard carry.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 27, 2020
Kendall Fuller talked to the media after playing in his first game of the season. Fuller missed the first to games with a knee injury he has been dealing with since training camp. He said it felt good to finally be back on the field.
Washington suffered two big injuries when Chase Young(groin) and Matt Ioannidis(arm) left the game. It's next man up when it comes to injuries, and Montez Sweat stepped up today. He has been showing what he could do since training camp, and Fuller wasn't surprised by how good he was today.
Getting back on the field:
CB Kendall Fuller talking to the media now. Said it felt good to get back on the field after missing the first two games.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 27, 2020
Next man up after injuries:
Fuller said injuries to Chase Young and Matt Ioannidis were definitely noticeable, but the defense has a "next man up" mentality.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) September 27, 2020
Fuller said that Sweat has been showing what he's capable of all training camp and into the season, so he was not surprised with what Sweat accomplished today.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 27, 2020
Fuller said he appreciates Sweat's performance today. As a DB, it makes things easier on third downs. But Sweat has been playing well since training camp, so Fuller has come to expect that kind of performance.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) September 27, 2020
Positives and negatives from every game:
Fuller says there's always positives and negatives in any game. He said they have to take the negatives and turn them into positives next week.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) September 27, 2020