By Chris Willis, NFL Films
While doing research for the NFL's 100th season in 2019 I came across some unique pages in the Pro Football Hall of Fame folder in Canton, Oho of former Washington Redksins tackle Turk Edwards. The six-foot-two, 255-pound Edwards played nine seasons (1932-1940) with Washington, earning first team All-Pro honors four times and helping Washington win a NFL Championship in 1937.
Flipping through his folder I came across nearly 100-pages of his playbooks from the years 1938-1941. These pages show the Washington offense and defense during thier hey days with Sammy Baugh, Cliff Battles and coached by Ray Flaherty.
I've included a handfull of pages from this special playbook notes:
|1938-1941 Turk Edwards Playbook Cover Page |
(Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame Turk Edwards file)
|Turk Edwards (left), Sammy Baugh (middle) and Dutch Bergman (right) look at plays in 1943|
|Washington Spinner Plays|
|Washington Passing Plays, for Sammy Baugh|
|Washington Spead Formation Running Plays|