Ron Rivera managed to make sense of the disastrous NFC East this season, leading the Washington football team to his first division in 2015. But the team could have done better if their situation with quarterback was different, at least that’s what the head coach said. back.
Rivera, whose team lost to the Tampa Bay Bookers in the wild card round, was outspoken about his mistakes last season in an interview with WJFK on Monday, and he pointed to the start of his training camp problems.
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“Yes, I would. I had,” he said, giving other quarterbacks a chance. “The biggest thing I would do was create a few more opportunities, mixing everyone around. By contrast, well, I̵
Washington has gone through four quarterbacks this season.
The season began with second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins as starter before Rivera appointed him to Kyle Allen, who had previously coached the Carolina Panthers.
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After Allen suffered a leg injury at the end of the season, Alex Smith was promoted to starting quarterback until Washington’s Wild Card game against Bux, when fourth-string quarterback Taylor Heinicke was selected as starter instead of early Smith.
“What I’m saying is that I’ve made a mistake and I’m coming to terms with it, and that’s the truth,” Rivera continued Monday. “To put it simply, that’s what I’m saying. I’m just being honest.”
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It is not clear in which direction Rivera will go next season as far as the quarterbacks are concerned.
Heineke did his job during his breakthrough performance over the weekend, in which Rivera said he “won an opportunity”.