Scott Turner: I think Carson Wentz’s excitement and energy will be good

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Having lost their last two games coming out of their bye week, the Commanders are turning back to quarterback Carson Wentz to provide a proverbial spark for their offense.

Wentz came into last week’s loss against San Francisco late in the contest and performed well, completing 12-of-16 passes for 122 yards with a touchdown. It was his first game action since suffering a finger injury back in the Week Six victory over Chicago.

But even with Wentz behind center, offensive coordinator Scott Turner said this week that he doesn’t expect things to change all that much when it comes to the scheme.

“There’s not going to be much difference as far as what we want to do,” Turner said, via Peter Hailey of “We still want to be physical and be balanced in that way. But I think just [Wentz’s] excitement and energy coming in will be good.”

Washington is facing a Cleveland team that has been above average in pass defense, but has struggled against the run. The team is No. 25 with 2,015 rushing yards allowed and is No. 26 in allowing 4.9 yards per carry. That plays into what the Commanders want to do offensively.

“We want to be physical,” Turner said. “I think it takes a little bit of the pressure off of [Wentz] not throwing, not having quite as many pass attempts.”

We’ll see how it works out on Sunday. The Commanders would clinch a playoff berth if they win Seattle and Detroit lose, and Green Bay loses or ties.

5 responses to “Scott Turner: I think Carson Wentz’s excitement and energy will be good

  1. CW will find it difficult to throw the ball with both hands around his neck. It’s not going to end well.

  2. he will still be playing hero ball, and it won’t work out well. never seen a player regress to the extent of this guy.

  3. Excitement and Energy? Point to one game where he has showed any of that in his career. He is a dud and the dumbest player ever to play the sport. He is a statue with a marble brain and will be sacked upwards of 6 times per game in the next 2. He will sink the team into a losing season and finish with a record of 2-6. He replaces a guy with a 5-3-1 record. A sign of impressive head coaching.

  4. Maybe I’m missing something but so far this season Wentz has shown the excitement and energy of a corpse. Heineke is the guy that brings excitement and energy but has been playing scared with Wentz looking over his shoulder. I don’t see the Commander’s getting the W with Carson getting hammered by the Browns d.

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