Washington hopes its receiving corps has gone from a weakness to a strength
“What it does is stretch the field,” Turner said. “What we did last year was play well sideline to sideline as far as horizontally stretching the field, getting completions that way, moving guys to open up holes for the run game and that type of thing. Now, if you can stretch the field vertically, it opens up the intermediate passing game, the short passing game. Instead of catching it and getting tackled for a seven-yard gain, maybe it’s a 12-yard gain. Those things add up. If the defense is worried about the downfield passing, it opens up the run.