Ron Rivera hasn’t considered a QB change

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The Washington Football Team was shut out in the second half of Sunday’s game against the Chiefs and quarterback Taylor Heinicke threw his third interception in the last two weeks, but head coach Ron Rivera isn’t thinking about trying something new at quarterback.

Rivera was asked on Monday if he’s given any consideration to playing Kyle Allen instead of Heinicke. Rivera said that a quarterback switch is not on the table.

“I’ve been very confident in what we’ve done with Taylor. . . . Not every week is going to be as productive as we want it to be,” Rivera said, via Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post.

Ryan Fitzpatrick remains on injured reserve with the hip injury he suffered in Week One and Rivera said last week he was progressing, but gave no signal that his return is imminent. That leaves Heinicke at the helm for a 2-4 team that needs to find a winning formula soon.

8 responses to “Ron Rivera hasn’t considered a QB change

  1. Heinicke is better than Allen. A QB changed would indicate they are tanking for better picks.

  2. Whatever Rivera imagined he saw in Allen isn’t actually there so he’s a backups’s backup at this point. And I don’t think their record would be much better even if Fitzpatrick hadn’t gotten hurt. He’ll win you 2-3 games a year with fantastic outings but then cost you a couple with bad games so he never really improves a team’s W-L percentage. They basically entered the year with a questionable plan at QB and it’s going about how they should have expected.

  3. Teams have figured Heinke out: Take away the short stuff and sit back and wait for him to under throw a deep ball.

  4. quarterback is only bright spot on the team, The Defense is the problem failure to set up right and more importantly defensive calls. they are horrific, with the talent you have on this team they should be roughing up quarterbacks by the dozens snaps. Even a blitz would help once in a while. I always thought Jack Del Rio was a good defensive man but if this is his effort then he needs to be fired NOW!!!!

  5. Has he considered a defense change, though? Going to Green Bay next weekend, that defense is gonna be tested on the ground AND through the air.

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