Ron Rivera won’t take over defensive playcalling in Washington

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The Washington Football Team allowed a season-low 369 yards on Sunday, but they still gave up 33 points and lost to the Saints.

It’s the third week in a row that they have allowed at least 30 points to the opposition and the overall issues on defense have been a weekly talking point for head coach Ron Rivera. On Monday, he was asked if he would take over playcalling duties from defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio.

“Guys, guys, guys, guys, guys, guys, guys . .  . I’m not going that way. Just understand that,” Rivera said, via Andrew Siciliano of NFL Media.

The Saints scored on a 72-yard pass to Deonte Harris in the first quarter and a Hail Mary on the final play of the first half. Rivera stressed the need to clean up plays like that rather than make “wholesale” changes to the unit at this point in the season. They’ll try to do that against the Chiefs in Week Six.

4 responses to “Ron Rivera won’t take over defensive playcalling in Washington

  1. It does not matter who coaches this defense – the players are lazy and full of themselves. They play as individuals and are not team oriented. This defense could cause Tom Brady to have a losing season – that is how bad it is. That hail mary at the end of the first half shows how utterly incompetent the players are.

    I feel sorry for the offense – they weren’t the ones whom the team was built around – that defense was supposed to be the foundation. Now we can see the foundation is built on quicksand of slow, lazy, and participation trophy winners.

  2. Notice how weekly the other teams offense goes right after the linebackers and safeties. That’s exactly what’s happening. Very hard to do anything when you can’t stop them on third down. Not hard to see the weak links when you see the film

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