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After months of preaching patience and development above all things, Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera revealed that he’d actually been working off of a completely different rubric to evaluate second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. On Wednesday, Rivera benched Haskins in favor of Kyle Allen as the team enters Week 5 of the NFL season […]
In its season opener, the Washington Football Team rallied to beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-17, in front of an empty stadium due to restrictions in place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Had spectators been allowed at FedExField, what they wore to the game might have revealed something about how much of the […]
The whole football prognosticating world expects the Washington Football Team to be awful this season—a reasonable assumption, since the team was demonstrably awful last season and has ranged from awful to mediocre for most of the quarter century prior. And I cannot point to many concrete football reasons to expect otherwise. Many of the players […]
As Ron Rivera Attempts a Culture Change in Washington, Thomas Davis Sr.’s Leadership Will Be Crucial
Players and coaches on the Washington Football Team have heard the joke: With everyone that head coach Ron Rivera brought to D.C. with him from his tenure in Carolina, the team’s next name might as well be the Washington Panthers. Rivera’s Panthers transplants include no fewer than 13 coaches, four players, a senior vice president, a […]
The day after Greg DesRoches informed his future in-laws of his intention to propose to their daughter, he received a call from his soon-to-be father-in-law with a simple directive about the wedding. “He said, ‘Get your calendar out. Here’s the date. This is when it’s gonna happen,’” DesRoches remembers. Being a University of Maryland alumnus […]