On Monday, Washington Commander head coach Ron Rivera made some interesting comments about the quarterback position in the NFC East.
When asked why the Eagles, Cowboys, and Giants are ahead of the Commanders, Washington coach Ron Rivera said: “Quarterback.”
On Tuesday, Rivera said he apologized to the team for his comments and, according to him, had a great conversation with Wentz.
“I do, but you know, at the end of the day, I spoke to my team this morning,” Rivera said. “I basically told them that I said some things that were misconstrued. I didn’t present it properly, and that’s on me. So I took accountability, told the guys that I should know better. Sh**, I had a bad day. I figured, you know, I’m feeling better today; let’s move forward. So, to me, as far as I’m concerned, it’s really now about the most important thing that’s getting ready for football…
“The players have been really positive about it, and Carson [Wentz] and I had a nice conversation. So I think we’re ready to roll.”
Wentz, who said he had no idea about Rivera’s comments until today, gave his thoughts on the issue.
“So, honestly, I had no idea any of that happened until Sean(DeBarbieri) over here gave me a heads up,” he said. “But yeah, Coach addressed it, handled it, nothing for me that I’m overly concerned about. Coach is a very straightforward, upfront guy, and he addressed it in the team meeting, which I thought was really cool and what he meant by it all. So, I feel very confident in that.”
When asked what is the difference between the teams in the NFC East, Wentz said the following:
“I wish I had all the answers on that,” he said. “You know, I think there’s a lot of football left. I think there’s a lot of varying factors across our division, which is obviously a very good division at this point in the season, but at the same time, I know there’s a lot of ball left. We talked about it after the game, unfortunately, we kind of dug ourselves a little bit of a hole, but we know where we’re at. We know what we’re capable of, and we can’t try and fix it all right away. Our job is to try and go on to know this week, and we got a short week to do that, so we’re focused on that.”
Winning cures everything, and after losing four straight, Washington has to get a win against the Bears in Chicago on Thursday night.