Moses impressed with Haskins' toughness vs. Packers

Ben Krimmel
December 09, 2019 - 1:36 pm

Washington Redskins right tackle Morgan Moses was impressed with rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins' toughness to stand in the pocket against the Green Bay Packers despite playing on a gimpy ankle.

Haskins, who sustained an ankle injury in the second quarter of the Skins 20-15 defeat, was clearly hobbled for the remainder of the game. However, the rookie didn't come out of the game and soldered on, which has clearly impressed his teammates. 

"Just talking to Dwayne after the game is that when you play a team like that with exotic looks... and you know you're gonna take some hits, they'll bring a little bit more than you have (protecting) and things like that, for him to be able to get back up, stand in the pocket... his poise, his make-up as a young quarterback that's what you want," Moses told The Sports Junkies Monday.

"You know he's gonna take some shots. For him to be able to stand in that pocket, especially in that two-minute drill, to score that touchdown to Terry (McLaurin) to be down by five, you look at him just standing in the pocket knowing the rush is coming, the ability to stand tall and to make throws, step up in the pocket, his maturity, he's maturing every week and that's what I speak about with him," Moses said on 106.7 The Fan. "That's what I love about him is that the game is slowing down for him and he's realizing things that are happening and he's able to adjust to it."

The rookie quarterback was defiant after the game when asked if he considered leaving the action. 

“There was no way I was coming out of the game,” Haskins said. “I hurt my ankle in high school in the last game of my career and I didn’t come out then and I wasn’t going to come out now.”

Haskins finished with 16 completions on 27 attempts for 170 yards with one TD and one interception. And while it was a disappointing day for the rookie passer, the touchdown grab by McLaurin was a spectacular one.

Moses said the one-handed grab at all was not surprising because that's just who McLaurin is as a player. 

"Not surprised at all," Moses told The Junkies. "He comes in everyday just humble and head down and ready to work. Sometimes you kinda forget that he's a rookie because he carries himself like a four or five-year vet."

"We see that every day about him," Moses said about the rookie wide receiver. "He's as professional as it gets when you come into the building and just studying and just learning and his work ethic is undeniable."

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Listen to The Junkies full conversation with Morgan Moses here (begins at 17:35)

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