But this is not all good news. With a new head coach to Ron Rivera, there could be a short leash once Haskins gets his shot to continue the momentum at the start of the 2020-2021 season.
Former Ohio Urban Meyer head coach is a strong supporter of his former quarterback and knows he has the work ethic, skills and frame of mind to be the face of the franchise Redskins. However, Meyer wants Haskins to be more careful. Social media.
Most guys the age of Haskins grew up with social media, but few have the discipline and understanding to know how damaging it can be. There are also good points on things like Twitter and Instagram, but there have also been far too many stories of top athletes entering the hot water with excitement.
Meyer thinks the former Heisman finalist should be more careful.
“Dwayne loves social media,” Meyer told JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington. “It is everywhere on social networks. I’m a bit worried. I like the Tom Brady approach. Just focus on your team. “
Haskins once had an embarrassing time using social media in a game. He missed the final shot in his first career win against the Detroit Lions when he took a selfie with fans in the stands. Case Keenum had to enter the game in victory formation and take the final snap.
We haven’t heard too much from Haskins about what Meyer says about his social media habits yet, but that kind of thing certainly won’t fly with Rivera. Now, to Haskins’ credit, it’s not like his messages are banned or controversial. Quite the contrary.
But still, maybe a little less self-promotion and marketing in the game would probably be a good thing.
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