The Washington Redskins tackle the Miami Dolphins in a recreation that pits two winless groups.
The Sunday contest at Laborious Rock Stadium in Miami would be the first recreation for the Redskins (0-5) for the reason that firing of former coach Jay Gruden. Invoice Callahan was promoted to take the reigns as interim coach for the group. The sport will mark the primary time Callahan’s been an NFL head coach since his tenure with the Oakland Raiders [2002-03], which included an look in Tremendous Bowl XXXVII.
One of many first large choices for Callahan was to call a beginning quarterback amongst Case Keenum, Colt McCoy, and rookie Dwayne Haskins.
Earlier within the week, the brand new interim coach dominated out Haskins as a starter for the quick future and stated he would wait to call one between Keenum and McCoy till later within the week.
Nicely in the present day, Callahan named a beginning quarterback for Sunday’s recreation and introduced it from his day by day press convention on the INOVA Sports activities Efficiency Middle at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia.
“By way of our quarterback scenario, [QB] Case [Keenum] would be the starter and [QB] Dwayne [Haskins Jr.] will again up for this recreation,” Callahan stated. “In order that’s the place we’re at heading into the weekend.”
Callahan talked about why he feels Keenum provides the Redskins the perfect probability to win over the Dolphins versus Haskins and Colt McCoy.
“There’s so many causes,” Callahan stated. “He’s well-prepared first off. He has the make-up of a stable starter. He prepares like no quarterback I’ve seen or corresponding to the quarterbacks I’ve seen. Simply his demeanor on the sector and across the constructing. ‘First one in, final one out’ kind of man. He’s at all times watching movie. He’s at all times inquisitive, at all times curious, asking questions concerning the recreation plan. He needs to do properly so he’s actually targeted arduous on his preparation going into this weekend so I simply love every little thing about what he’s achieved. How he’s dealt with his adversity together with his harm, how he’s come again and the way he’s ready himself for this [coming] recreation.”
Surprisingly, Haskins is the backup signal-caller which could possibly be an indication of his closeness to retaking the sector.
Keenum will face a Dolphins squad coming off of their bye week and coming into the competition with an 0-Four file. Just like the Redskins, the Dolphins haven’t had an in depth contest of their losses. First-year coach Brian Flores has made fairly a number of modifications in Miami and is searching for his first-ever win as a lead coach.
A win over Miami would enhance the Redskins all-time collection file in opposition to the Dolphins to 6-9.
Within the final assembly between Washington and Miami on September 13, 2015, the Dolphins defeated the Redskins 17-10 within the Week 1 season opener at FedexField.
After going through 4 2018 playoff groups to begin the season (Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears, and New England Patriots), Washington enters a extra manageable portion of their schedule, however one which can be difficult however.