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skinsfaninok 12-16-2020 10:14 AM

Ron Rivera Thread
 
It's been almost a full season under Ron, lets look back at a few notes:

1. His battle with Cancer through most of this season.
2. Taking over a horrible situation and roster with no Off season.
3. QB situation was a hot mess to start.
4. Starting the season 1-5
5. Many were questioning if he was the right choice after just 6 weeks.

Fast forward to Mid December and he has this team and fan base 100% bought in to the new culture, the defense is as good as it's been since the Sean Taylor days in WSH.

Alex Smith is 4-1 as a starter coming off one of the worst injuries in sports history.

The CULTURE is different now, the TEAM is finally one.

I was excited when they hired Ron but now I'm even more ALL IN. If this team finishes 8-8, does Ron win the Coach of the Year?

AnonEmouse 12-16-2020 01:43 PM

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I'd say if we finish 9-7 then he definitely should be CotY!

Chief X_Phackter 12-16-2020 02:49 PM

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[url]https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/ranking-nfls-five-new-head-coaches-in-2020-by-whos-best-equipped-to-navigate-uncharted-waters/[/url]

[url]https://blog.fantasylifeapp.com/2020-nfl-ranking-new-head-coaches-c20b42b34dc7[/url]

[url]https://medium.com/top-level-sports/ranking-the-5-new-nfl-head-coaching-hires-for-2020-157625e1727f[/url]

Here's a couple articles regarding how the five new head coaches were ranked earlier this year.

McCarthy was ranked #1 by all of them - Bwahahahahah!!!!!

Of course if WFT wins the division, I would put Ron at the top considering all this team has overcome and accomplished in his first year.

Honestly if Gibson didn't get hurt, we could be looking at coach of the year, comeback player of the year, defensive rookie of the year, and offensive rookie of the year. Still will likely end up with three of those four.

skinsfaninok 12-16-2020 02:55 PM

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[quote=Chief X_Phackter;1268696][url]https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/ranking-nfls-five-new-head-coaches-in-2020-by-whos-best-equipped-to-navigate-uncharted-waters/[/url]

[url]https://blog.fantasylifeapp.com/2020-nfl-ranking-new-head-coaches-c20b42b34dc7[/url]

[url]https://medium.com/top-level-sports/ranking-the-5-new-nfl-head-coaching-hires-for-2020-157625e1727f[/url]

Here's a couple articles regarding how the five new head coaches were ranked earlier this year.

McCarthy was ranked #1 by all of them - Bwahahahahah!!!!!

Of course if WFT wins the division, I would put Ron at the top considering all this team has overcome and accomplished in his first year.

Honestly if Gibson didn't get hurt, we could be looking at coach of the year, comeback player of the year, defensive rookie of the year, and offensive rookie of the year. Still will likely end up with three of those four.[/quote]

Everyone picked this team to go 3-13 or 4-12 at best, I saw #1 overall pick projections. If they win the division he has to be COY

mooby 12-16-2020 03:11 PM

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In hindsight that McCarthy #1 overall - LOL

But Chief, I disagree on 3/4. Even if Gibson didn't get injured, a good rookie QB is always the sexy pick for OROTY and Herbert has had a good season. Not to mention James Robinson is getting way more love and accolades than Gibson ever did. Gibson has the numbers edge wise on TD's, but Robinson outpaces him everywhere else.

Ron might get some votes for COTY but I expect someone else to take it. Alex probably wins CPOTY just based off what he came back from. Chase probably leads for DROTY but it's not over yet.

MTK 12-16-2020 03:15 PM

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McCarthy was a garbage hire, I think it's become obvious his success in GB was tied to Rodgers. But of course it's Dallas, so anything they do is over hyped.

GridIron26 12-16-2020 03:18 PM

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I had been in wait and see mode with Rivera ever since we hired him, despite the fact that I had a good feeling about the hire. But after the last two games, it's tough to remain in the wait and see mode. As we all saw, Rivera had already made positive impact on the team in many areas and the players obviously believe in themselves, which is not something we could say with the previous coaches. I'm definitely a believer in Rivera and I am looking forward to see how far this team will go once we find our QB.

Chief X_Phackter 12-16-2020 03:25 PM

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[quote=mooby;1268701]In hindsight that McCarthy #1 overall - LOL

But Chief, I disagree on 3/4. Even if Gibson didn't get injured, a good rookie QB is always the sexy pick for OROTY and Herbert has had a good season. Not to mention James Robinson is getting way more love and accolades than Gibson ever did. Gibson has the numbers edge wise on TD's, but Robinson outpaces him everywhere else.

Ron might get some votes for COTY but I expect someone else to take it. Alex probably wins CPOTY just based off what he came back from. Chase probably leads for DROTY but it's not over yet.[/quote]

Well, I said we [I]could be[/I] looking at offensive rookie of the year. He was definitely coming on of late, who knows what his final five games could have been, and where he would have stacked up. As of right now Gibson has like 80 less carries, but averages more yards per carry than Robinson, and he has four more rushing TDs. Agree that the QBs always have a leg up on these awards, but the team's record often also plays a big part for some reason.

Anyway, I'll take 3 of the 4 awards. What a season...

mooby 12-16-2020 07:34 PM

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[quote=Chief X_Phackter;1268708]Well, I said we [I]could be[/I] looking at offensive rookie of the year. He was definitely coming on of late, who knows what his final five games could have been, and where he would have stacked up. As of right now Gibson has like 80 less carries, but averages more yards per carry than Robinson, and he has four more rushing TDs. Agree that the QBs always have a leg up on these awards, but the team's record often also plays a big part for some reason.

Anyway, I'll take 3 of the 4 awards. What a season...[/quote]

I'll take 2/4, CY99 and Alex Smith gotta be the leaders in their categories. If Ron gets COTY I'll take that too, but historically in the last 10 years COTY has at least 11 wins minimum (exception is Bruce Arians 9-3 in 2012 filling in for Chuck Pagano). Also Ron is a two time COTY winner already. I think the cancer thing will swing some votes his way but otherwise it will go to some 11+ win team who overperformed expectations (Kevin Stefanski or Sean McDermott looking at you)

SunnySide 02-02-2021 02:13 PM

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‘It was the hardest week,” he said.[B] “And I came in, my wife had to go all the way to the back side of the facility and help get me out of the car. Her and our team trainer, literally arm-in-arm, shoulder-to-shoulder, carried me into the training room. And the look on [the players’] faces was like, Oh, s---, Coach is having trouble here. I mean, you can see they’re concerned. There’s genuine concern.”[/B]

Of course, that sucked while it happened, but afterward, Rivera said, “That was really kind of a cool thing, in terms of just knowing that these guys were really aware.”

Over time, that feeling was further cemented with unprompted well-wishes before chemo treatments and text messages after them, and players consistently checking in to make sure their boss was O.K. “It was cool how unselfish they were,” he said. And that showed up on the field, with the players taking on the traits of their coach in what they all hope was a foundation-setting season.

[url]https://www.si.com/nfl/2021/02/01/mmqb-super-bowl-week-matthew-stafford-trade-negotiations-los-angeles-rams[/url]

Monkeydad 02-03-2021 11:45 AM

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^ Link goes to a Matthew Stafford to the Rams video.

CRedskinsRule 02-03-2021 11:53 AM

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[QUOTE=Monkeydad;1276496]^ Link goes to a Matthew Stafford to the Rams video.[/QUOTE]It is further down in the article.

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skinsfan69 02-03-2021 01:51 PM

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He has given is crediibility which was lacking under Dan and Bruce.

skinsfaninok 05-06-2021 11:22 AM

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Ron and JDR have really built up this defense seemingly overnight since the HORRIFIC 2019 team.

The depth is insane at almost all levels.

JDR said yesterday that he expects Davis and St-Juste to be immediate impact players.

Said "St-Juste is a freak athlete that is long and can really help in the press coverage game along with W Jackson"

Fells good to have a legit franchise for once

GridIron26 05-06-2021 11:55 AM

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[quote=skinsfaninok;1283314]Ron and JDR have really built up this defense seemingly overnight since the HORRIFIC 2019 team.

The depth is insane at almost all levels.

JDR said yesterday that he expects Davis and St-Juste to be immediate impact players.

Said "St-Juste is a freak athlete that is long and can really help in the press coverage game along with W Jackson"

Fells good to have a legit franchise for once[/quote]

For sure, I'm really excited to see how the defense will play this year. We will play multiple good/great QBs so it will be a good test for the defense. Also, it's good to know that they are expecting St-Juste to contribute immediately, I wasn't sure what we would expect from him when we drafted him. I love his story though.

EdmundDorf 05-06-2021 12:26 PM

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You could see last year whenever they tried to move Kendall Fuller to safety or the slot Moreau was just not up to the task of filling in on the outside. So they could not mix things up much. Hopefully the new guys allow JDR to go full evil genius mode.

skinsfaninok 05-06-2021 12:44 PM

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[quote=GridIron26;1283320]For sure, I'm really excited to see how the defense will play this year. We will play multiple good/great QBs so it will be a good test for the defense. Also, it's good to know that they are expecting St-Juste to contribute immediately, I wasn't sure what we would expect from him when we drafted him. I love his story though.[/quote]

he has insane measurables, he's just raw. JDR said his toughness jumps out at u

Pervis_Griffith 05-06-2021 01:48 PM

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[quote=skinsfaninok;1268630]I was excited when they hired Ron but now I'm even more ALL IN. [B]If this team finishes 8-8, does Ron win the Coach of the Year?[/B][/quote]


Remember ... 17 games this year ... we CAN'T finish 8 and 8!

Even with a first place schedule, I think we surprise people this year. I really like the D additions, and I think our O will be more potent than we think.

Way too early projection: 10 - 7 for me. With a couple of Cowboy beat downs. It should be a very fun year.

[B][U]Wins:[/U][/B]
@ Atlanta
@ Charlotte
@ Dallas
@ Philly
@ Las Vegas
NY Giants
Philly
Dallas
LA Chargers
Seattle


[B][U]Losses:[/U][/B]
@ Green Bay (A Rod has them in a mess, so who knows)
@ Denver (I think the Broncos will surprise folks.)
@ Buffalo
@ NY Giants (stub our toe here ... should be a W)
New Orleans (Post Brees could make this easier)
Tampa Bay (I would love to make a statement here)
Kansas City

Monkeydad 05-14-2021 10:45 AM

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[url]https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/football-team/ron-riveras-culture-scott-turners-offense-sold-charles-leno-jr-washington?cid=Yahoo&partner=ya4nbcs[/url]

[SIZE="5"]Rivera's culture, Turner's offense sold Leno Jr. on Washington[/SIZE]

As offensive lineman Charles Leno Jr. visited with the Washington Football Team after being released by the Chicago Bears, there was an instant sense of comfort.

He spoke with numerous members of the front office and coaching staff and all were gracious and made him feel welcomed. There was one conversation, though, that showed Leno he was in the right place.

Sitting down with head coach Ron Rivera, Leno got a feel for who Rivera is as a leader. Speaking on more than just football it was exactly what Leno was looking for, making the decision to sign with the team an easy one.

“Coach Ron Rivera, he is a different man," Leno said on 106.7 The Fan's Grant & Danny. "He doesn’t only talk about football. He’s deeper than that.”

“He’s a man that actually understands life, and just talking about life just really made me understand, ‘you know what this is exactly the place I want to go,'" Leno said. “Cause at the end of the day, yes, we are playing football but he’s more of a life coach.”

The product on the field was important for Leno, but he also wanted to make sure that he was joining the right culture. That's something Rivera has worked hard to instill since taking over the job last offseason.

Leno noticed that from an outside perspective, and once he was able to hear from Rivera himself, it was an easy decision to come in and play for him.

“He’s a real human being and I really enjoyed that about talking to him," Leno said. "That was the number one thing that sold me on Washington, coming there.”

“Just mad respect for the man. I see the things he’d done for the team over the last year and I can’t wait to be a part of what we’re going to do in the future," Leno said.

The culture was key, but Washington's offensive style was an added benefit for the veteran tackle. He noted that offensive coordinator Scott Turner runs a multiple scheme on offense, meaning he takes from various other styles and meshes it together.

It's similar to what Leno worked with during his seven years in Chicago, and something that he believes suits his style of play.

“Being multiple, you can adapt. You can do kind of anything the defense presents to you," Leno said. "You come out in the first half, you have this one game plan. If they adjust to that then you can adjust at any time being a multiple offense. So, that’s what really drew me to this offense.”

His release from the Bears came as a surprise, but Leno believes it's all just part of the journey. That bump in the road brought him to Washington, where he feels he found exactly what he wanted.

“This is something that I felt like fits me and where I’m at in my journey right now," Leno said.

SunnySide 05-25-2021 03:47 PM

Re: Ron Rivera Thread
 
Heard parts of RR press conf today. Nothing really to report.

He talked about how Samuel's speed stood out. Had something like 87 guys come to the voluntary workouts.

Fitz - said you could tell from the get go that hes a vet and leader by the way he called out plays, helped guys where they were supposed to be. Working and giving input with Turner and other coaches re plays throughout the walk throughs.

He threw a perfect over the shoulder to Cam who made a nice catch. Said its nice guys can start to get to know each other vs last year w covid.

RR liked when he heard a vet say "we dont walk we run during practice". Says teams that practice fast play fast. he like hearing a vet say that to a younger player.

CRedskinsRule 09-03-2021 10:06 AM

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I think this is interesting -
Ron Rivera to join Sports Junkies on Tuesdays this season


[url]https://www.audacy.com/thefandc/sports/washington-football-team/ron-rivera-joins-the-sports-junkies-as-weekly-guest-in-2021?app=true[/url]


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SunnySide 09-03-2021 10:19 AM

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[quote=CRedskinsRule;1288874]I think this is interesting -
Ron Rivera to join Sports Junkies on Tuesdays this season


[url]https://www.audacy.com/thefandc/sports/washington-football-team/ron-rivera-joins-the-sports-junkies-as-weekly-guest-in-2021?app=true[/url]


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Ughh I avoid listening to them if possible. DC sports radio just seems like all schtik vs baltimore The Fan where they do a great job of mostly sports, some schtik.

Hopefully hes on from 8-9 when Im driving.

Fitz would love to hear him on a weekly show. Hes a funny smart dude. Heard him on a pregame 30 mins before a preseason game. They asked him if WR are giving him any gifts or trying anything to get more balls their way. Fitz said they could babysit for him. They asked who would be good babysitting. He said "definitely Logan Thomas, I trust him a lot and Terry. The list ends there."

mooby 09-03-2021 11:22 AM

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[quote=SunnySide;1288876]Ughh I avoid listening to them if possible. DC sports radio just seems like all schtik vs baltimore The Fan where they do a great job of mostly sports, some schtik.

Hopefully hes on from 8-9 when Im driving.

Fitz would love to hear him on a weekly show. Hes a funny smart dude. Heard him on a pregame 30 mins before a preseason game. They asked him if WR are giving him any gifts or trying anything to get more balls their way. Fitz said they could babysit for him. They asked who would be good babysitting. He said "definitely Logan Thomas, I trust him a lot and Terry. The list ends there."[/quote]

Agreed on DC sports radio, there isn't anybody I enjoy. I enjoy reading some of the beat writers though.

Chico23231 09-03-2021 12:03 PM

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[quote=SunnySide;1288876]Ughh I avoid listening to them if possible. DC sports radio just seems like all schtik vs baltimore The Fan where they do a great job of mostly sports, some schtik.

Hopefully hes on from 8-9 when Im driving.

Fitz would love to hear him on a weekly show. Hes a funny smart dude. Heard him on a pregame 30 mins before a preseason game. They asked him if WR are giving him any gifts or trying anything to get more balls their way. Fitz said they could babysit for him. They asked who would be good babysitting. He said "definitely Logan Thomas, I trust him a lot and Terry. The list ends there."[/quote]

The sports junkies suck

Sheehan is where it’s at tho


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