The Washington Soccer Group launched Haskins, their 2019 first-round decide, earlier Monday following the crew’s 20-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Haskins accomplished 14 of 28 passes, and had three turnovers, together with two interceptions, earlier than being benched for third-string quarterback Taylor Heinicke.
Earlier than the sport, Haskins was fined $40,000 and stripped of the position of crew captain for breaking COVID-19 protocols after he was photographed partying with individuals who have been with out masks.
McFarland spoke about Haskins’s points and he believes it’s a rising drawback the younger quarterback shares with different NFL gamers.
“Typically occasions younger gamers, particularly — I’m gonna go forward — particularly younger African-American gamers, as a result of they make up 70 % of this league — they arrive into this league and ask themselves the incorrect factor,” McFarland mentioned. “They arrive into the league saying not ‘how can I be a greater participant?’ They don’t say ‘how can I be a greater teammate?’ They don’t say ‘how can I be a greater particular person; how can get my group over the hump?’
The 2-time Tremendous Bowl champion who performed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Indianapolis Colts believes these gamers have a special mindset.
“Right here’s what they arrive in saying,” mentioned McFarland, “They arrive in saying ‘How can I construct my model higher? How can I construct my social media following higher? How can I work out on Instagram and present all people that I’m able to go, however once I get to the sport, I don’t carry out?”
McFarland continued his rant by evaluating Haskins to former No. 1 general decide JaMarcus Russell, who flamed out with the Oakland Raiders.
“Dwayne Haskins sadly just isn’t the primary case that I’ve seen like this,” McFarland mentioned. “And it gained’t be the final. And it bothers me as a result of plenty of it’s the younger African-American participant. They arrive in and so they don’t take this as a enterprise. It’s nonetheless a sport to them.
“I noticed a quarterback do it. I noticed JaMarcus Russell do it. The No. 1 decide within the draft, they gave him $40 million, and he threw it down the rattling drain as a result of he didn’t take it significantly.”
McFarland adopted up by addressing his stance on Twitter later Monday night time.
“My message was to all gamers which I mentioned however particularly to the a part of the NFL that makes up virtually 70% the AA [African-American] gamers,” McFarland wrote. “And naturally I’m not talking to ALL however in my 20+ years across the NFL I’ve seen too many instances. I stand by what I mentioned whether or not u agree or disagree.”