The Washington Football Team are 2-6 on the season. Should head coach Ron Rivera be on the hot seat?
The Washington Football Team clinched the NFC East title with a 7-9 record last year and put up a fight against the eventual Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card Round.
Following free agency and the NFL Draft, things were looking as though the Football Team would be able to defend their division crown. Fans were excited about the potential of Washington entering this season.
Instead, Washington is now 2-6 on the season after losing 17-10 to the Denver Broncos on Sunday. With such lofty expectations heading into the 2021 season, should head coach Ron Rivera be on the hot seat?
Should Ron Rivera be on the hot seat?
While things have gone terribly wrong for the Football Team, it is too early for the organization to part ways with Rivera. He is only in his second year with the team!
If there is one issue that has plagued Washington this year, it is the play of the quarterback. The team does not have any long-term options on the roster currently. The Football Team hoped that veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick would carry the load and help lead the team to the playoffs, but those plans went haywire after he suffered a hip subluxation in the season-opener. That paved the way for Taylor Heinicke to start under center, and his play has been less than inspiring.
Without a quality signal-caller, the offense suffers. If the offense suffers, then the defense takes a hit. Let’s be real, the defense can only stop so much and their job does not get any easier if the offense can barely put any points on the board. But we can not gloss over the fact that the defense has been underwhelming this year, considering they played an integral role in making the playoffs this year.
The team is not performing up to the expectations this year, yes. But we can not forget that this is only Rivera’s second year in Washington. Give him some time to really put the roster together and to find a suitable quarterback next offseason. Let’s come back to this conversation next year.