Sports movie speeches Dwayne Haskins might've used vs. Eagles originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The Washington Football Team surprised many with their 27-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday afternoon. While plenty story lines emerged from said game, like the reason defensive end Chase Young rocked an all-green suit to the stadium, the biggest might've been the halftime speech quarterback Dwayne Haskins delivered to his team while head coach Ron Rivera was away receiving an IV as he continues to fight cancer.
The speech was a "pretty raucous one from what I heard," Rivera said after the game. Chase Young loved the speech as well.
"It definitely hyped us up in the locker room, for sure," Young said. "I know the speech that he gave, I took it to heart. I know a lot of people in the locker room took it to heart, as well."
That caused led us here at NBC Sports Washington to think: Just what did Haskins say to the team at halftime?
We decided to gather some of the best sports movie speeches and envision just how Haskins would've put his spin on it.
Friday Night Lights - 2004
"You've got two more quarters and that's it," head coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thorton) said. But what might've Haskins said?
How about this famous line, remixed.
"I want you to close your eyes, and I want you to think about Alex Smith (Boobie Miles), who is your brother, and he would die to be out there on that field tonight," Haskins said in our fantasy. "And I want you to put that in your hearts."
Hoosiers - 1986
"Forget about the crowd (or lack thereof)," Haskins might've said. "I don't care about what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we're going to be winners. Okay?"
Coach Norman Dale pumped up his basketball players with this speech at the Indiana regional finals game in the movie Hoosiers. Why not Haskins?
Any Given Sunday - 1999
"We're in hell right now gentleman," Al Pachino said. Washington was in a similar "hell" Sunday heading into halftime down 17-0. "We can stay here, get the s--- kicked out of us, or we can fight our way back."
Fight back they indeed did, scoring 27 unanswered points and causing the Eagles to trek off FedExField sadder than current history can recall.
Haskins has yet to reveal what he actually said, but he did give the gist.
"Pretty much the moral of the speech was, 'We're home. We're the home team. They're the visitors,'" Haskins said, per NFL.com. "There's no reason why we should be feeling like we're little bro to them, in a sense. For me, it was find a way to win."