Rushing Dwayne Haskins may create more harm than help
/ Redskins

By By Ryan Homler

For some, deciding whether or not to start Dwayne Haskins comes down to a simple principle. If he looks the best and shows he can give the Redskins the best chance to win games, the job is his. Just ask JP Finlay, Pete Hailey, Brian Mitchell and Mike Florio. In one explanation or another, they've all expressed that way of thinking.

Yet much like their name, NBC Sports Washington's The Outsiders Nick Ashooh and Wes Hall are not a part of that crowd. They both believe that sending Haskins out there from the get-go is not what's best for the rookie, though they have different reasons as to why.

For Ashooh, part of his reasoning stems from who the Redskins will face in the opening weeks. A daunting schedule that features the Eagles, Cowboys, Bears, Giants and Patriots through the first weeks is a tough stretch for any quarterback to handle, much less one that has never played in a regular season game before.

"I send out Case Keenum as the sacrificial lamb for that gauntlet of a start to the schedule. I wait till after the bye week, I wait for the Dolphins maybe," Ashooh said. "Then if Haskins looks ready, that's when he...



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