Scott Turner got his turn in front of the media after today’s practice. He acknowledged the team’s slow starts the last two weeks. Turner said there were situations where 10 guys were doing the right thing, but there was one breakdown. Antonio Gandy-Golden played for this first time last week, and Turner was glad he could get in the game, and get his first catch. They plan to work him into the passing game more and more, like they have been working his fellow rookie Antonio Gibson in.
Turner was asked about getting the running backs more involved in the passing game and he said a a similar answer to Ron Rivera yesterday. The RBs have stayed back to pass protect, and they have seen a lot of man coverage over the last two weeks limiting their screen game. He’s not sure when Bryce Love will be active, but he will make an impact at some point.
Offensive coordinator Scott Turner addressing the media now. Said the biggest thing that stood out was the team's second straight slow start. Said there were situations where 10 guys were doing the right thing but there was one breakdown.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 23, 2020
Antonio Gandy-Golden/Antonio Gibson:
Turner said he was glad WR Antonio Gandy-Golden got in the game Sunday, even if it was just for a few offensive snaps. Said that like Antonio Gibson, they plan to gradually work him in more and more.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 23, 2020
Turner noticed RB Antonio Gibson being more decisive Sunday. After he made a guy miss, he focused on getting upfield instead of trying to juke someone else. "One game more comfortable," Turner said.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 23, 2020
Gibson only played 18 snaps in Week 1. He had 43 in Week 2.
Running backs in the passing game:
Turner said there's been a lot of man coverage the past two weeks, which hinders the running backs being effective in the screen game. The RBs have also stayed in to pass protect at times.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 23, 2020
Scott Turner says he's not sure when they are going to be able to get Bryce Love in a game yet but he will make an impact at some point.— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) September 23, 2020
Says they are taking it slow with Antonio Gandy-Golden. @WSHFootballSI @LockedWFTPod
Scott Turner time. Said he’s not sure when Bryce Love might be active. Notes the run game did some good things at Arizona.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) September 23, 2020
OL Coach John Matsko:
Turner said that offensive line coach John Matsko looks at the preliminary run game while Turner looks at the preliminary pass game. Then they come together to discuss.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 23, 2020
Dwayne Haskins Jr.:
Scott Turner on Dwayne Haskins - “We want him to play fast but not rushed.” Turner adds he’s encouraged but needs improvement from the QB— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) September 23, 2020
OC Scott Turner on RB J.D. McKissic, who totaled 53 yards on eight carries: "That's what I expected out of him."— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 23, 2020
Washington did not get to use McKissic much in Week 1 because of the circumstances.
Dwayne Haskins Jr.:
Offensive coordinator Scott Turner says that sometimes, Dwayne Haskins' mind works faster than his body. "We want him to play fast but not rushed." However, Turner has been encouraged by Haskins' progress.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 23, 2020