Monday, June 21, 2021

1938-1941 Turk Edwards Playbooks

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

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