No, Riker thought turning around is what got them in trouble. That's why they didn't turn around.
But that's the bit that doesn't make sense. The only reason Riker thinks turning around is a bad ideas is because they know something's coming. The first time through, they wouldn't have known. Why then would they turn around? They had no reason to, and yet the Enterprise got caught anyway. If the Enterprise gets caught when it doesn't turn around, doesn't it make sense to try something different and see if that gets you out?