Ron Rivera has managed to make sense of the disastrous NFC East this season, leading the Washington football team to their Premier League title since 2015. But the team might have done better if their quarterback situation had been different, at least that’s what the head coach thinks. looking back.
Rivera, whose team lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the wild card round, was candid about his mistakes last season in an interview with WJFK on Monday, and he recalled the start of his problems at the training camp.
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“Yeah, I would have. I would have done it, ”he said, giving the other quarterbacks a chance. “The most important thing I would have done was create a few more opportunities by mixing everyone up. Instead of saying, OK, I’m going to stick with one guy and do this. I now think in retrospect, and again, looking back to 2020, I would. ”
Washington has had four quarterbacks this season.
The season began with second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins as a starter before Rivera benched him to Kyle Allen, whom he previously coached with the Carolina Panthers.
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After Allen suffered a season-ending leg injury, Alex Smith was improved as a starting quarterback until Washington’s wild card game against the Bucs, when fourth-string quarterback Taylor Heinicke took over. was named a starter in place of an injured Smith.
“What I’m saying is I made a mistake and I admit it and it’s the truth,” Rivera continued on Monday. “To put it as simple as that, that’s what I’m saying. I’m just being honest. ”
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It’s unclear in which direction Rivera will go next season when it comes to quarterbacks.
Heinicke made his point during his breakout performance this weekend, in which Rivera said “he won an opportunity”.