Washington Football Team Offensive Coordinator Scott Turner was not a fan of the play that got QB Kyle Allen hurt this week. Allen scrambled to the sidelines to make a play but caught a helmet-to-helmet shot from Jalen Ramsey that took him out of the game. Allen’s official injury was to his shoulder, but he took a huge unnecessary hit to the head. Turner used words like reckless, selfish, and boneheaded when describing the play.
He doesn’t think that Sunday was a good indication of where QB Alex Smith is in his return from a broken leg almost two years ago. In practice he is more mobile, and can push the ball down the field more. Turner compared Smith’s return to Teddy Bridgewater who suffered a devastating, potentially career-ending knee injury.
Turner hasn’t had a chance to talk to Dwayne Haskins Jr. since he was sent home from the team building, but will reach out soon. He says he just found out that Haskins was still sick and wasn’t able to practice today. The young QB was obviously upset about being benched last week, and Turner says it’s a unique situation.
RB Antonio Gibson is continuing to learn and grow in the system. He already has more rushes in the NFL(55), than he had in college at Memphis(33). Turner would also like to give Peyton Barber more opportunities to add a physical component to the offense.
Scott Turner says Kyle Allen was "reckless" on his scramble that resulted in his arm injury.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) October 14, 2020
Washington OC Scott Turner said Kyle Allen's scramble that ended with the hit from Jalen Ramsey was "reckless" and "kind of a bonehead play" and relayed as much to Allen. Said he'll learn from it.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) October 14, 2020
Scott Turner on Kyle Allen's decision to go down towards the sideline: "No absolutely he doesn't need to be doing that."— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) October 14, 2020
Also called it a "kinda bonehead play." and that it was "selfish"
Scott Turner on Kyle Allen "I thought Kyle did what he asked him to do."— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) October 14, 2020
"Success is not a straight line" is what his message was to his offensive group. It's not just a gameday thing, it's day to day work.
Offensive coordinator Scott Turner speaking to the media now. Said the only situation that even comes remotely close to Alex Smith's comeback is Teddy Bridgewater coming back from his injury in 2016.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) October 14, 2020
Scott Turner on Alex Smith: "I don't think that (Sunday) was a great indication of where he's at."— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) October 14, 2020
Sounds like Alex has shown them a lot more ability to move around and throw down field in practice. #WashingtonFootball
Dwayne Haskins Jr.:
Washington offensive coordinator Scott Turner said he spoke with Dwayne Haskins on Monday in the facility and he expects the QB back in the building soon— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 14, 2020
Scott Turner says he talked to Dwayne Haskins on Monday and that "I'll reach out (to Haskins) when I catch a break."— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) October 14, 2020
Says he just found out this morning.
Washington OC Scott Turner said he spoke with Dwayne Haskins at the facility on Monday but hasn't had a chance to yet today. Said he learned he would be out just before the start of meetings. "All I know is he's sick, he hasn't been feeling well, so I hope he feels better soon."— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) October 14, 2020
Scott Turner said "it's a unique situation" with Dwayne Haskins— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 14, 2020
Scott Turner: "I felt good about the relationship with Dwayne. ... Ever since what's happened, he was obviously a little upset" with the benching. He said they talked near the end of the last week.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) October 14, 2020
Scott Turner called the second half of Sunday's game an "absolute nightmare." I concur— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) October 14, 2020
Scott Turner makes a good point: Antonio Gibson already has more rushes (55) than he did in two seasons at Memphis (33). Said that Gibson is continuing to learn and grow with each game.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) October 14, 2020
Turner said Gibson is continuing to learn and grow in the system. Said Gibson already has more rushes in five games than he did in two seasons at Memphis.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) October 14, 2020
Considering he's one of the most efficient RBs in the league right now, his growth is impressive.
Turner wants to give Peyton Barber more opportunities to add a physical component to the offense. Most of Barber's work so far has been in short-yardage situations.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) October 14, 2020