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Is it officially Dwayne Haskins time?

Roughly a month into the 2019 season, the Washington Redskins have yet to pick up a victory. Rumors run rampant about the fate of head coach Jay Gruden during a campaign that prominently features an abundance of mental mistakes, injuries and routine breakdowns in coverage.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, turnover machine Case Keenum has been so bad the last two weeks that he forced Gruden to do the one thing he was adamantly against — play rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

Without the benefit of Trent Williams, Brandon Scherff, Chase Roullier, Jordan Reed, Terry McLaurin or any semblance of a running game, the Redskins turned to their first-year signal caller … and he responded about how you’d expect — throwing three interceptions while completing just 52 percent of his passes.

Now the question becomes: should the Redskins continue to play Haskins with an eye towards the future or should they keep him far, far away from the field of play until the Ohio State standout shows definitely that he’s ready for action?

Tune in to episode three of Skinscast, hosted by the Washington Redskins, as Pappas, Reffkin and Murf dive into the quarterback debate and more.


Redskins remain stuck in neutral in 2019

Once upon a time, the Washington Redskins stood tall at 6-3 and looked poised to make a triumphant return to the postseason.

And then quarterback Alex Smith broke his leg in horrific fashion and the entire franchise has been traumatized ever since — going just 1-9 since Smith’s gruesome injury while being outscored by a whopping 102 points.

Optimists in the Redskins fanbase looked at the anemic Chicago Bears offense as an opportunity for a struggling Redskins defense to get right. Instead, the reverse happened as Mitchell Trubisky channeled his inner Aaron Rodgers in leading Chicago to a 28-0 first half lead. With that, the game was over before the Redskins even decided to start playing.

Tune in to episode two of Skinscast, hosted by the Washington Redskins, as Pappas, Reffkin and Murf breakdown the Monday night breakdown and more.


Announcing the improbable return of Skinscast

For roughly a decade, I had the absolute pleasure of participating in a weekly podcast dedicated to all things related to the Washington Redskins.

Skinscast, which featured John Pappas, Brian Reffkin and yours truly, was a podcast for ‘Skins fans by ‘Skins fans. We never pretended to be insiders. We never tried to come across as experts. We were simply three guys with a little bit of access to the team we grew up supporting.

For reasons that remain unclear, the Redskins organization has graciously opened the door to their state of the art podcast studio — the same studio, I might add, that iconic players such as John Riggings, Chris Cooley and Clinton Portis all utilize for the weekly podcasts.

With Pappas in the press box, Murf on the sidelines and Reffkin representing season ticket holders, Skinscast is back and better than ever. Click here to check out our debut episode of Skinscast 2.0.

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