Washington Football Team Reality Checks – Week 4, 2020
By Tim Payne
No. 5 – The Reality Is, Scott Turner must continue play-calling trends from Cleveland.
Scott Turner’s play calling has gotten better each game this season. His improving use of pre-snap motion, quick-game, and empty sets has allowed him to maximize the somewhat limited arsenal of weapons Washington has assembled on the offensive side of the ball.
While Haskins’ mechanical inconsistencies have led to significant ups and downs in the efficiency of the offense, the actual sequence of plays called against Cleveland was impressive and effective. The team moved the ball consistently outside of the turnovers.
My Prediction: Scott Turner will continue to work hard to give Haskins building blocks for his progression. Against an aggressive defense with quality corners like Baltimore, look for him to continue utilizing motion and empty sets to get backs and receivers isolated against linebackers and safeties. I’d also expect a commitment to the run and screen games in an effort to increase time of possession and give the defense time to recover.