The Los Angeles Rams flew across the country to visit the Washington Football Team, who still don't have a real name, and beat the pants off of them, 30-10. But that wasn't the top story of the day in Landover.
Aside from former starting quarterback Dwayne Haskins being benched for Kyle Allen (and then staying home because he had a sick tummy), ears were raised when Washington announced that Alex Smith would be the backup. Fast forward a little while to game-time. Allen endures a helmet-to-helmet shot from Rams CB Jalen Ramsey and is out of the game. Next up? Smith.
I'm not going to go through the whole Smith-injury story. While it's a great comeback and good for him and all that jazz, if you're like me, you're watching through your fingers, hoping no one hits him.
Rams QB Jared Goff took some time to speak on Smith's comeback, calling it "amazing."
There is plenty to be unsure about in Washington, so just add 'running back depth chart' to the list.
After cutting their initial starting running back Derrius Guice earlier this summer, the team is now taking a 'running back by committee' approach.
If it was any other Washington head coach, I would have called bullshit, but I truly believe Ron Rivera here. Without a preseason, and with glaring questions at the position after the unexpected release of your starter, this is the best approach for the team. Maybe one of the guys will end up standing out and taking over the 'starting spot,' but that will take time.
With the 2020 NFL season just a little over a week away, teams are beginning to announce their starting quarterbacks, if they were in the critically acclaimed "Quarterback Competition" category.
Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera announced his starter on Tuesday, and it's second-year QB, Dwayne Haskins.
This was the expected and obvious choice.
Alex Smith was another option, but with coming off of a catastrophic knee injury, I know I'm not the only one who will cringe inwardly every time a defender comes within five feet of him. It's just not the safest bet right now. Kyle Allen is the third choice, who is an okay backup and has experience working with Rivera.
Haskins getting another shot is the best choice at the moment, and he's earned it.
Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith is gaining fans everywhere for his incredible comeback from a gruesome injury sustained about two years ago. Smith was activated off the team's PUP list and will be eligible to compete for the starting quarterback job in Washington.
Among his fans, is his former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.
Like I said, Smith is gaining fans everywhere for his incredible comeback story.
He's someone that everyone should be rooting for, no matter where your interests lie in the football world.
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