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Ron Rivera on Carson Wentz’s Comments: ‘I Had a Moment of Wrong’

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Leaders coach Ron Rivera caused a stir on Monday when he blamed the team’s 1-4 mark in a three-team division at 4-1 or better on a single player. On Tuesday, Rivera put the bus in reverse and rolled it from the center.

show on Show Don Geronimo On WBIG Radio, Rivera acknowledged that his comments were critical Carson Wentz She was off line.

“I actually spoke to Carson this morning,” Rivera said, via Nikki Japvala from Washington Post. “Actually, I’ve spoken to the whole team. I had a moment of error I must know better. I created quite a bit of a distraction and that’s something I try not to do and it’s one thing I’m fully aware of. Again, it’s one of those things that when you get it wrong, people can’t wait to dive in and jump on it and stick with it without a chance to explain yourself. Well, that’s me. I should know better. “

But it wasn’t an impromptu remark without follow-up. Rivera had a full and full opportunity to explain himself during Monday’s press conference. And if he wasn’t happy with what he said at the time, he could have called for another press conference. Or he should have made a statement.

Via Jhabvala, the next day’s explanation is that Rivera meant to say that other NFC East quarterbacks are familiar with their systems and teams, and that Wentz is in his first year in Washington.

That’s fine, but how hard was it to say yesterday? Besides, it’s not like the other quarterbacks in the division are too Tom BradyPeyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers. Certainly, Galen Hurt, Daniel JonesAnd the Cooper Rush They know their teams and systems better than Wentz does. But they have a lot of talent that helps them win matches.

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There is a difference. There is more about midfielders with other teams.

It’s an uncharacteristic mistake by Rivera. An unintended mistake caused chaos for a short week for a team desperately trying to prepare to beat the Bears on Thursday night. Another example of a dysfunctional team doing dysfunctional things.

Rolling it forward, how would Wentz react? How will the players react? And how deep is the hole in Washington before someone decides that major changes are necessary?