By HCR Staff | Jan. 16, 2020
New Washington Redskins head coach Ron Rivera has announced his entire staff, and his offensive coordinator will be Scott Turner, who is the son of Norv Turner.
Scott Turner was with Rivera at Carolina last season, and became the interim offensive coordinator there.
But other than the familiarity with Rivera, and other than being Norv Turner’s son, is there anything to indicate that Scott Turner will be able to successfully develop Dwayne Haskins?
Obviously, much depends on Haskins, and his commitment to hard work. In our view, Washington interim head coach Bill Callahan was bringing Haskins along as well as could be expected–there was an emphasis on the running game and keeping Haskins in manageable third downs.
But the short answer to the question regarding Turner, is no.
To date, there is nothing in Turner’s resume that would indicate any ability to develop Haskins. Turner’s entire professional career has largely been managed by his father–which is commonplace in the NFL–his coordinator experience consists only of the last month of this past season with the Carolina Panthers.
Maybe Ron Rivera strikes gold with Turner, but we doubt it. Of course, we could be wrong. It’s probably more likely, however, that Haskins flames out in 2020 due to Turner’s inexperience, and the Redskins go looking for another quarterback in the 2021 draft.