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  • Stephen A.

  • What's your reaction to the Washington football team?

  • Stories dealing with Haskins and also Snyder.

  • Well, first of all, I think they're moving in a forward direction, and I think they need to be given credit for that.

  • Um, you know what?

  • You don't like to see that your owner was settling for anything?

  • Because regardless of what we want to, uh, deduce from it, Ultimately, it implies a level of guilt when you settle.

  • Uh, that may not necessarily be the case.

  • There's plenty of situations in our society where people settle because they don't want the noise.

  • The PR, etcetera, etcetera on dear, willing to pay monetary price just allow the problem to go away, even though they may have been innocents.

  • We don't know what the situation is with Daniel Snyder, other than the reports that he settled, so we don't know about his guilt or innocence.

  • But because of his reputation in terms of people, being down on this franchise because of its inept history and it's inept weighs at least over the last 20 plus years, almost 30 years.

  • The bottom line is he's not gonna get the benefit of the doubt in a lot of situations, primarily because of that and because of the culture that he clearly oversaw the things that were transpiring within organization that ultimately led to dismissals and people being removed.

  • And ultimately, Julie Julie Donaldson arriving there.

  • Toe head media relations on and forgive me.

  • The brother's name escapes me.

  • That's there now, overseeing business operations that we had on this show, Mr Ryan myself, the bottom.

  • Jason.

  • Jason, right, Thank you, Max.

  • That's right, Him and his.

  • His reputation has been impeccable, and by all accounts, the two of them have been doing a phenomenal job and deserve, deserve credit and deserve our respect because of the direction that they have this franchise moving and and Daniel is not a deserves credit for bringing them on board.

  • Having said that, it's not a good look, plain and simple.

  • But there is those two.

  • There is Ron Rivera.

  • There is the fact that the team is competing and in position to win the division crown.

  • They're clearly moving in a forward direction, and we have to give props where due in that regard.

  • The only other thing that I would say is this Dwayne Haskins, my brother have no idea what you were thinking about.

  • I know that he wasn't at a strip club.

  • And instead of invited strippers, uh, to his home, it's Cove it 19.

  • You're in the middle of a playoff push, and that is what is on your mind.

  • It's the height of irresponsibility.

  • It's flat out.

  • It was flat out stupid.

  • I know you apologize, and I'm not gonna pile on.

  • Uh, but particularly you being at the quarterback position and being a black quarterback at that, knowing the challenges, people playing your position with your ethnicity, knowing the challenges that you share and what it represents for you to be caught up in a situation like this, you should be ashamed of yourself.

  • You know, it just occurred to me as you said that Stephen A.

  • When you said a black quarterback, we are finally at the place where yeah, and black quarterback their black quarterbacks all over the league.

  • You know, it's not.

  • It's not like it used to be where that was like, Oh, look at that.

  • A black quarterback.

  • Um, but let me just say I we largely see this the same way in terms of the Dan Snyder stuff.

  • First of all, I don't accept.

  • I don't give him credit for bringing on Jason right in Ron Rivera because he had to do it drag.

  • He was dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century, arrogantly saying, I'm never going to change the name.

  • And then what happened?

  • He got rid of the racist name, didn't he?

  • And then finally had to get rid of his yes men and bring an actual football people, right?

  • Jason?

  • Right?

  • And Ron Rivera.

  • Now the question is, can they insulate this team from the pernicious effects of his incompetent ownership?

  • Maybe.

  • Maybe it's promising.

  • We agree about that.

  • I mean, Jason, right, seems to know what he's doing.

  • And Ron Rivera does, too, and they seem to be going in the right direction.

  • Now let me just address Dwayne Haskins for a second.

  • He was young and made a stupid mistake.

  • Not the end of the world.

  • Kind of a mistake.

  • He wasn't out partying.

  • He brought the party to him.

  • Who knows?

  • Maybe he had people tested.

  • I don't know.

  • Um, well, you know, this is one of those things where you say, when I was 23 If every stupid thing I did or the dumbest thing I did or among the dumb things I did was made public, I would be sitting there and people would be saying, Boy, that's that's really that's stupid.

  • It's It's a kind of mist ake.

  • I'm willing to, um, to write off to youth, But we'll see.

  • And I have not given up on Dwayne Haskins.

  • Stephen A.

  • You know why?

  • Because first of all, this was not Jason, right?

  • Ron Rivera's guy, right?

  • Like Dan Snyder is the owner.

  • You can't do anything about that.

  • And the quarterback they inherited was not their guy.

  • But I wanna look at at Haskins for a second.

  • He was a one year starter in college, and as that year went on, he got better and better, throwing the ball accurately and deep down the field right.

  • But it was still only a one year starter, and while his mobility maybe is a little underrated, he's not a fast quarterback like Daniel.

  • Jones went ahead of him, partly because Daniel Jones is fast and Dwayne Haskins is not nearly as fast, not nearly as mobile.

  • And so what we've seen in the modern game is, especially the faster quarterbacks.

  • They get to start earlier because their dual threats and you want him to win a Super Bowl in that rookie contract, right?

  • So you get him experience Year one and certainly by year two, they're starting, but a lot of times early in year one, they're starting.

  • That's not Dwayne Haskins.

  • He's Biltmore like an old school quarterback.

  • He's more of a pocket passing type of quarterback and an inexperienced one, even on the college level at that, right?

  • And so the question Is it 23 having played it 22 23?

  • Has there been improvement?

  • Is there reason to believe that in the future he could be a successful quarterback?

  • I'm not ready to say no yet.

  • I think he is capable of throwing the ball accurately down the field.

  • I have seen it.

  • He has made certain improvements year one to year two for him.

  • And even in light of this stupid mistake of youth, I wouldn't be so fast to say, let's get rid of this guy right?

  • Washington has invested a lot in him, and if his trajectory trajectory of his career is in fact more like those old school quarterbacks who he resembles in the style of his play.

  • It might be your three or four before they get returns on their investment.

  • And since they've already made that investment, maybe it makes sense to keep him around.

  • I don't disagree with you.

  • I'm not saying get rid of him.

  • Let's be clear.

  • I'm just saying he should be ashamed of himself for finding himself in this position at this particular moment.

  • Kovar, 19, is going on.

  • That's the height of irresponsible behavior from a team that you're you're the quarterback man.

  • What the hell are you thinking?

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Stephen A.

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First Take discusses controversial news out of Washington surrounding Dwayne Haskins & Daniel Snyder

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/24
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