5 reasons why the Steelers are winners in signing Haskins
By Andrew Falce
Another huge aid for Haskins is the organization that he is transitioning to. Washington isn’t known to be the best or most competent front office in football, and the majority of the coaching staff reportedly weren’t fans of the team drafting him as early as they did. He wasn’t set up for success either as he played in a mediocre offense for a coaching staff that wasn’t a fan of him.
This doesn’t mean Haskins is innocent by any means. He reportedly had a bad attitude while on the team and had little interest in learning the playbook. Throw in his off the field shenanigans he was caught up with this season and the decision to cut him seemed like an easy one. He needs to mature quite a bit if he hopes to be a Steelers for more than a few weeks.
That said, the Steelers locker room is one that supports its fellow players and has a good level of consistency from the owners down to the coaches. While the team has its flaws, the character of the players tends to be high, and those that go against that mantra are shown the door. Haskins will be in a sink or swim situation. If he matures and shows a willingness to learn, he should find some level of success with the team. If he doesn’t, he could be out the door as quickly as he came.