Washington Football Team Offensive Coordinator Scott Turner talked about Dwayne Haskins Jr. being officially named the team's starter today. He has attacked the prep, and bought into the playbook and the offense. He's also worked hard to transform his body to prepare for his second NFL season. Turner has been really impressed with Haskins arm after working with him for training camp. "He's got a trigger"
“Antonio’s done a great job in camp so far as have a lot of our guys. When we—I’m going to be vague right now so I’m going to apologize in advance—when we have our skill guys that are active, they’re all going to have roles. We’re going to use them all. We’re going to figure out kind of based on what Philly does on offense and what our guys do well, and that’s how we’re going to plan to attack the defense.”
Geron Christian Sr.:
Turner said Geron Christian has gotten a lot better on fundamentals and technique. He said John Matsko has done a great job working with him and believes Christian will play well during the season.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) September 2, 2020
Dwayne Haskins Jr.:
Turner said Haskins has attacked the prep for the 2020 season "full steam ahead." He has bought in, Turner said, to the play book and how the offense runs.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) September 2, 2020
"Now the real work begins," Turner said.
"Dwayne's been great!" - @WashingtonNFL OC— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) September 2, 2020
"You look at his body & he looks totally different.....>He's bought in 100%."
Turner says he told Haskins "Now the real work starts." @WSHFootballSI @theMMQB
"We play the game. We don't play plays." The small plays are as important as the big plays to Turner. That's something Turner preaches to Haskins and the entire team.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) September 2, 2020
WFT offensive coordinator Scott Turner said one thing that "jumped out" about Dwayne Haskins is just how good his arm is. Can make big throws in tight corners. [Ed. note: It's a rocket]— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) September 2, 2020
Turner had a decent idea of who Haskins was as a player. The one thing that has impressed him is Haskins natural ability to throw the football. He knew Haskins has a big arm, but it's clear to Turner that the young QB "has a trigger" on him.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) September 2, 2020
Offensive coordinator Scott Turner said he had a "decent idea" of what kind of player Haskins was. Still, Turner was impressed by his arm.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 2, 2020
"I thought he could really throw it, but he really impressed me with the way he throws the football."
If I was a young, developing NFL QB (which I'm not) I'd love this message from Scott Turner, which he says he's been hammering home with Haskins this offseason and at camp pic.twitter.com/Xo8zjBahxL— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) September 2, 2020
“I think that’s another group that’s really improved. It’s guys that maybe their roles were smaller in the past in places they’ve been. I think they had to adjust to kind of be in—talking about [TE] Logan [Thomas], [TE]Marcus Baugh, [TE Jeremy] Sprinkle—guys that now their roles have gotten bigger and the pressure that that brings to you on a daily basis to perform.
[TE]Coach [Pete] Hoener, our tight ends coach, I think has done an outstanding job with them. Again, those guys—Marcus made a hell of a play today in practice. I don’t know if he makes it a couple weeks ago. It’s just the confidence and being out there. I think they’re ready to go.
Overall, we talk about our guys and there’s a lot of people in that situation. These guys are hungry and they’re professional athletes and they’re excited to play. I’m excited for them.”
“It’s as I expected. Coach is as stable and steady as they come. It’s the same guy every day. He doesn’t get too high or too low. He’s very demanding of us as coaches and of the players. The expectation level never changes.
He doesn’t panic. There’s no panic level in him whatsoever, it’s just steady. If an issue comes up: this is plan, this is how we attack it and he expects everyone to be on board. It’s great. You couldn’t ask for a better guy to work for than someone like that.”
Turner says Washington has a good idea of what they have on offense. They're going to try to get the players to do what they do well, Turner said, and the play style on offense will be clear throughout the season.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) September 2, 2020