washington Football Team Offensive Coordinator Scott Turner wants to see more consistency throughout games. Game have had good quarters or halves, but they haven't played a complete game yet.
Turner said that Dwayne Haskins Jr. can't put the ball in harm's way and has to focus on making the right play, not the big play. He wants to see his young QB stack good decisions, and flush the bad plays immediately to move onto the next play.
Undershirts have been a quirky story to start the year due to multiple players being slowed down or stopped by a defender grabbing the loose clothing. Antonio Gibson and Haskins have both lost yardage because of it. Turner says it has been discussed with the team, and he doesn't want it to be an issue again.
Scott Turner says first quarter was good but "just a little bit up and down." after that.— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) October 1, 2020
All about making the right play and "stacking good decisions"
Says not just INT's but missed opportunities. @WSHFootballSI@LockedWFTPod
Dwayne Haskins Jr.:
Scott Turner says Dwayne Haskins "can't put the ball in harm's way" and needs to make the plays when they're there to be made.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) October 1, 2020
Turner said that Haskins has to do a better job of understanding when he has a clean pocket and when he does not. And when he does have a clean pocket, he needs to have better balance, which Turner said will lead to more accurate throws.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) October 1, 2020
OC Scott Turner says he told Dwayne Haskins Jr - You can’t be afraid to throw INT’s. I told him you will again. It wasn’t just the INT’s, they missed opps. He has to trust his preparation and go put on a good game. #WashingtonFootball— Julie Donaldson (@juliedonaldson_) October 1, 2020
Turner said the biggest thing with Haskins is consistency. And when he does have a bad play, Turner wants him to forget about it -- "flush it -- and move on to the next one. Haskins has mentioned having a short memory several times over the past two weeks.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) October 1, 2020
Tuck your shirt in:
Important: Offensive coordinator Scott Turner said he addressed his players about tucking their shirts in so defenders can't tackle them by grabbing onto their clothes. This happened to Antonio Gibson in Week 1... and seemingly is happening an inordinate amount around the NFL.— Adam Zielonka (@Adam_Zielonka) October 1, 2020
Scott Turner says its been addressed players being tackled by their shirts. He really, REALLY hopes they don't see that again. He doesn't want his guys giving defenses anything else to grab onto.— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) October 1, 2020
Offensive Coordinator Scott Turner spoke to the media about what he expects to see from the Ravens defense.— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) October 1, 2020
Turner said the Ravens' defense has a lot of guys who are "positionless players." The unit also revolves around big plays, so Turner said the offense needs to realize this and not get down in those situations. The offense will also have chances to make big plays, Turner said.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) October 1, 2020
Turner on undrafted rookie WR Isaiah Wright: "He did some nice things with the ball in his hands."— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) October 1, 2020
Wright had 4 catches for 24 yards vs. the Browns. He could have an even bigger role Sunday depending on Steven Sims Jr.'s availability.
MVP Tress Way got a chance to talk to the media today and said he really misses the fans on gameday. Instead of the pop from the crowd for after a good punt, he hears the pop from the pads as guys collide on special teams.
Ron Rivera has everyone's respect as he undergoes cancer treatment while coaching the team. Way praised his attention to detail, and his ability to zero in on the game, even when things aren't going well.
Way said it was an adjustment getting used to kicking with no fans. You're used to the noise and other team's fans, he said. He could hear the pop of the pads and grunts from players in his first punt of the year, but he has gotten used to it now.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) October 1, 2020
Way said the team tries to encourage Ron Rivera any way he can as he goes through his cancer treatment. All the players have a high level of respect for Rivera and what he's going through.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) October 1, 2020
Way said Rivera's ability to help the players "zero in" and focus on the game when things aren't going well is "awesome." Those kinds of things are constant reminders to the team, and he backs up what he preaches.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) October 1, 2020
Way said Rivera's attention to detail -- every possible thing -- is something that he respects out of his head coach. He can tell Rivera is committed to the process.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) October 1, 2020
Tress Way entertaining us on Zoom. Says in Year 7 he's a "veteran" but still working towards "seasoned veteran."— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) October 1, 2020
Way is well-known for his trivia and gave us one today. There are nine teams from Big 4 sports (football, basketball, baseball and hockey) that use the state capitol in their name. Let's see if you can figure it out.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) October 1, 2020
The Titans-Steelers game was the first time the NFL postponed a game. For Way, it was a heads up that through all the excitement of the NFL season, there is still a pandemic going on.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) October 1, 2020
Jon Bostic also got a chance to get on the Zoom mic after practice. Jack Del Rio has done a good job stepping in for Ron Rivera when needed. The message doesn't change when he's in charge, and the coaches have a standard they expect. There can't be any drop-off from the players. The team is definitely rallying around Coach Rivera.
Jack Del Rio/Ron Rivera:
The standard has already been set by Ron Rivera, Bostic said, and that isn't going to change. There can't be any dropoff from the players, he said.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) October 1, 2020
Bostic said the team is "definitely" rallying around Rivera. He knows how to win, Bostic said, and he set his vision in place from the moment he became the head coach.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) October 1, 2020
Bostic said there are things in Washington's defense that he has not done in the past, but he has enjoyed the challenge. With Rivera, LBs coach Steve Russ and Del Rio, there's a lot of knowledge to be passed down.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) October 1, 2020
"Guys have to trust their preparation."— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) October 1, 2020
Rivera and Del Rio have said the defense needs to be aggressive against dual-threat QBs. They're going against Lamar Jackson this week, and Bostic said the coaches have stressed being prepared for a player who can beat w/his arms & legs