Report: Negotiations moving more slowly than expected between Ron Rivera, Washington

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The day began with Washington poised to hire Ron Rivera to be the team’s next head coach. A deal hasn’t happened yet.

Les Carpenter of the Washington Post reports that “negotations . . . are moving more slowly than expected” between Rivera and the team.

It’s an intriguing development. Perhaps other teams that are looking for coaches have begun to show interest in Rivera. Perhaps Rivera is learning enough about the organization to make him want more more and/or power. Perhaps Washington has other viable candidates who want less money and/or power to do the job.

There’s currently no reason to think that the talks will crater, beyond the unexpected delay in the finalization of the deal. And while the team remains one of the most dysfunctional in sports, even with Bruce Allen gone, the roster has something very attractive to a coach — a good offensive line, a good defensive line, and a young quarterback with real potential.

Rivera would get the most out of that roster, and he would help restore the team’s long-status standing in league circles. So maybe they should just give him what he wants, and get this thing done.

57 responses to “Report: Negotiations moving more slowly than expected between Ron Rivera, Washington

  1. No reason to think the talks will crater ,except for the fact that the redskin organization is involved in the talks.

  2. Snyder should consider himself damn lucky to a chance at a guy like Rivera. If he passes, others will call pretty quick.

    NY forget it! Working with Gettleman is what got him fired in the first place.

  3. Boy, if this ain’t the most Washington Redskins thing ever, I don’t know what is

  4. Honestly surprised at his interest in being hired moved as quickly as it did considering the potential job openings that have less baggage than the Skins…

  5. He seems to be a guy that brings Gravitas to the franchise. The team has some talent, but needs an experienced leader to move them forward and get players to live up to their potential. I think he’s the right guy at this time for this team.
    Then again, I/we said the same thing about Marty Schottenheimer a few years back, so we’ll see if he can overcome the obstacles that this franchise presents, and be successful.

  6. Rivera is the best coaching prospect currently available. Tomlin and Saints asst. Dan Campbell would also be very good choices. The Redskins also need a great GM with an eye for talent and a vision for the team’s future development.

  7. Perhaps Rivera is learning enough about the organization to make him want more more and/or power. Perhaps Washington has other viable candidates who want less money and/or power to do the job.

    Rivera better thing long and hard about taking the job at Washington. They fired Allen but who will the next GM be? Knowing Snyder it will be another puppet for him and Rivera will probably have no say in it. It’s also possible, because Snyder is so cheap, that he wants more than they are willing to pay.

  8. So a dysfunctional franchise is going to hire a coach before finding a GM. That always works out great.

    Rivera is better off going the Mike McCarthy route and taking a year off to regroup.

  9. rapaport on nfln insists this will happen. i like rivera, but can’t see how working for daniel snyder will end up being good for his career… if he takes the d.c. job it would indicate to me he really didn’t like working for/with gettleman.

  10. This sounds to me like he and his agent have intended to use Washington as leverage to get a position he really wants.

    I mean, we know how savvy a negotiator Little Danny is.

  11. good offensive line? Best lineman wants to be traded because he doesn’t trust the organization. Others don’t stay healthy.

  12. It’s also possible, because Snyder is so cheap, that he wants more than they are willing to pay.
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    Dan Snyder is CHEAP? I dunno about that. Dan Snyder is a LOT of things, but I don’t think cheap is one of them. He was one of the two franchises that went over the ‘cap’ when there was no cap. He’s CONSTANTLY paying free agents big money to come and be terrible. He’s a jerk, he’s stupid, he’s too loyal to the wrong people, he’s bumbling, he’s meddling, he’s an awful human being… but he’s never been accused of being cheap.

  13. Ummmm Washington already has a GM in the building … it wasn’t Allen finding the young talent these past two drafts. I guarantee that !

  14. If there’s a way to screw this up, Snyder will find it. He always manages to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Why expect this to be any different??? Poor Skins fans….

  15. Washington will need to overpay in salary, length, power, or all three. Why else would a coach with options opt for Washington?

    It needs to be a contract that’s so costly to terminate that it basically can’t be terminated for five years: 8/60 with final roster say and Eric Schaeffer playing Mike Mayock to Rivera’s Gruden.

  16. Why? Rivera made the playoffs three times in nine years in Carolina. Take away the 15-1 Super Bowl outlier of a season, and he has a losing record as a head coach. I don’t get the infatuation with him. He’s this decade’s Jeff Fisher.

  17. Rivera is the best coaching prospect currently available.

    I’m not sure I believe this. But if Rivera and Mike McCarthy are the best of the lot, it’s a really shallow coaching pool right now.

  18. Dan Snyder and no franchise QB (or other real playmakers for that matter) are two very good reasons to say no thanks, especially to someone with leverage like Rivera. Dumping Bruce Allen was a good move but may not be enough for anyone with options.

  19. If Rivera signs with the Redskins it shows that he’s desperate. Signing up to coach the decade long dysfunctional Redskins is equal to drafting Will Grier in the 3rd round or believing Kyle Allen is a franchise QB. Don’t do it Ron or this will be your last Head Coaching job.

  20. A good offensive line? Did you watch the games? They were awful in pass protection. Remember Haskins begging his line to tell him what he needed to do for them to help? They need Trent Williams back and then perhaps they’ll be good. With Bruce Allen gone, perhaps that relationship is salvageable.

  21. cardinealsfan20 says:
    December 30, 2019 at 3:19 pm
    “They fired Allen but who will the next GM be?”

    Allen was not the GM.
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    He was the de facto GM. As team president it was Snyder, Allen, then coach.

  22. Not sure why he would want to go to the Redskins. The other jobs would be better, unless he is just playing the Redskins against others, possibly the Cowboys or Giants. The Redskins are such a mess, with or without Allen. The owner has to be the biggest flop ever.

  23. Ron should ask his buddy Norv Turner about what it’s like working for Dan Snyder. Norv can tell him all about being forced to wait around for 6 hours to then get fired mid-season while having a winning record.

  24. He’s SO much better than this franchise. Hold out for anything less than absolutely everything you want, Rivera.

  25. The offensive line actually is pretty solid. Not star-studded, but also no black holes. It’s not like the Bengals or Vikings line with a couple of dependable guys and the rest liabilities. It’s a bunch of dependable guys with potentially a couple of stars if Scherff and Williams return.

    It might be an overstatement to call it a strength in its current form, but it’s at least not a liability.

  26. Snyder is probably having marty schottenheimer flashbacks. dude was the best coaching hire ever simply for the fact that the first thing he did was fire vinny cerato.

  27. Snyder either let’s Ron do it all or Ron is waiting to see who the GM will be? There has to be a culture change there. Everyone knows it.

  28. THE OWNER FINALLY WOKE UP, AND IS MAKING MOVES, WHICH IS GOOD. MANY STRUCTURAL CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE INCLUDING MEDICAL STAFF, ADMIN, COMMUTATIONS ETC. ONCE THOSE CHANGES ARE IN PLACE, THEN THE NECESSARY CULTURAL CHANGES CAN BE IMPLEMENTED. RON SHOULD BE GIVEN EQUAL INPUT WHEN IT COMES TO FREE AGENTS/DRAFT, AND THEY SHOULD HAVE A GM WHO IS ON THE SAMES WAVE LENGTH AS RON. RON WAS STUCK WITH A FASHION PLATE AS A QB IN CAROLINA, AND TO THIS DAY I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THE GM DID NOT TRADE THE QB. AS A SKINS FAN SINCE NORM SNEAD WAS THE QB, AND A RETIRED CORP EXEC, IF THEY LET RON BE RON, THIS TEAM WILL BE IN THE PLAY OFFS WITHIN 3 YEARS. RON IS THAT GOOD!

  29. Rivera should have waited for the other teams to fire their coaches
    To be stuck in Washington gonna suck

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