Dwayne Haskins: Life, Death and Legacy

Dwayne Haskins Jr

Dwayne Haskins Jr. was an American football player who played in the National Football League (NFL) for three seasons. He played as a quarterback for the Washington Redskins from 2019 to 2021. After his release from the Washington Redskins, he signed for the Pittsburgh Steelers and served as a backup until his death on April 9, 2022.

Early Life

Haskins was born on May 3, 1997 in New Jersey but his family moved to Maryland when he was in grade school (ninth grade). He started playing football in high school and soon developed into an outstanding player. At college level, he was a great player and won a number of awards. Among many other honors, he won the Kellen Moore Award and the Sammy Baugh Trophy. He also set Big Ten Conference records for passing yards and touchdowns in a single season. Hawkins attended Ohio State University where he majored in journalism. However, by 2019, he had become such a hot property that he decided to forgo the remaining two years of his college education and play professional football.

Move to Washington Redskins

On May 9, 2019, Haskins signed a four-year rookie contract with the Washington Redskins. The … Read more at FryingPanSports

What should Browns GM John Dorsey tell ownership to do with Jackson?

 

NOTE:  On NNR Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports and I discussed the news of the day and Analysis of week 14 on fryingpansports.com/radio-show.

On NNR, I said several weeks ago that if I had the power, I would fire everyone in the building including the cleaning staff.  Now that the “Cleveland Tans” are facing the possibility of 2 seasons with a single win and so many fans showing up dressed as empty seats, it is time to ask the hard questions.

  • How do you get the most loyal and long-suffering fans in the league to buy season tickets for a team that has lost 31 games in 2 seasons?
  • How do you bring back a head coach that has had so many brain cramps and has lost all but 1 game in two years?
  • How can Dorsey keep the scouting staff that did not have the guts to take a QB when they were still on the board at the Browns pick?
  • What makes us think that QB coach David Lee can develop a rookie QB when he has not done much to Kizer develop at all this year?
  • How can Dorsey keep a Defensive staff that has 1 DB
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The Browns front office must go!

There is a lot of conversation about whether Kizer is franchise QB the team has needed for so long.  He might be exactly what the Browns need at the most important position in the game.  But it is hard to tell when so many throws that are right on target are dropped by a receiver group that is worse than 2 teams I coached in semi-pro football.

The brain-dead people making draft picks have given HC Jackson a team that is green as baby peas.  They let the 1 WR that had 1000+ yards and was new to the WR position go but brought in a guy that could not catch a cold standing naked on the edge of Lake Erie in a sleet storm.  He also has 1 1000 yard season but has been in the league for years.

They also passed up 2 other QBs that could have started the “rebuild” much earlier and given beaten down Browns fans some hope.  If this group made good choices with those extra picks I might agree.  They do not and the proof is the 1 win we have seen in the two years that they have been in control.

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Top 5 Questions facing the NFC West

AZ 5Can DT Robert Nkemdiche keep his nose clean for a full season?
4Will RB David Johnson have the kind of season he has last year & play a full season?
3Can AZ find a pass rush after losing DT Campbell?
2Can the D backfield recover from the bad season and losing 3 starters?
1Will QB Carson Palmer stay healthy all season?
LA 5Will the Rams extend the contract of DT Aaron Donald
4Will the new coaching staff get the D to play better? It was lousy last year!
3Can LA find a run game with RB Todd Gurley after a bad 16?
2Can LA rebuild an O line that was terrible last year by adding LT Whitworth (35) & C John Sullivan (31)?
1Will QB Jared Goff ever become a quality starter?
SF 5Can RB Carlos Hyde give SF a solid run game?
4Will SF D be better signing Dumerville, ILB Smith, OLB Watson?
3Can SF find an O line that can pass protect? Does that even matter?
2Did SF do enough for the WR group by signing Garcon, Marquise Goodwin & Aldrick Robinson?
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Top 5 questions facing NFC South teams

AT       5Can the run game become a force to balance the O?
4Can HC Quinn get AT to play more physical FB?
3Can Matt Ryan have another Super Bowl season?
2Can Quinn get the D cover anybody or was the SB game an indcation they are overmatched?
1Can AT mentally  overcome the Super Bowl Loss?
CR      5After a bad 16, can CR get back to the playoffs this year?
4Can the CR run game help balance the O with someone other than Newton carrying the load?
3Will the O line be able to protect Newton better than last year?
2Will the D get back to playoff level play? Pass D was at the bottom of the league last year.
1Can HC Ron Rivera get QB Cam Newton‘s head out of his posterior?
NO      5Did NO do enough to help the pass D by adding CB Marshon Lattimore & S Marcus Williams?
4Will Brees have anyone to throw to with Cook traded?  Michael Thomas, Willie Snead, Brandon Coleman,
3Is this the year that RB Peterson rolls over and plays dead?  MN thought so and let
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5 top questions facing the NFC North teams

NFC North
CH 5Can Fox rebuild a bad O line to help the O?
4Can CH make a good WR group out of White, Wilson, Wheaton & Victor Cruz?
3Can CH find a run game with Howard et. Al?
2Can HC Fox fix the D to get into the playoffs?
1Can HC Fox find a QB that can keep him from being fired? When will Mitchell Trubisky be ready to start?
DT 5Can DT Fix D line? Lots of below average players.
4Can WR corps survive with additions of Keshawn Martin & T.J. Jones?
3Did DT fix a poor O line by signing OT Greg Robinson, Cornelius Lucas & G T.J. Lang?
2Can DT find a run game? Riddick had just 357y & can’t stay healthy.
1QB Stafford turn the corner (24TD 10picks) Can he keep it up this year?
GB 5Will OLB Mathews finally get help with the pass rush?
4Can DC Dom Capers fix a D backfield that got smoked in the playoffs? CB Davon House enough?
3Will the WR group stay healthy?
2Can GB figure out how to use 2 FA
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