Commanders HC Ron Rivera uncertain about his job security amid numerous rumors, wants to focus on QB development

Ron Rivera has a record of 26-33 with the Commanders.


Commanders HC Ron Rivera uncertain about his job security amid numerous rumors, wants to focus on QB development

Ron Rivera (via NBC Sports)

The Washington Commanders have had an up-and-down season. The franchise experienced a change in ownership in this year’s offseason. There was a lot of optimism heading into the campaign. However, the team’s on-field performances have been subpar this season. Through ten weeks of the season, the Commanders are 4-6 and sit third in their division. Their head coach Ron Rivera has been under constant pressure as there are numerous rumors about him losing his job before the end of the season.

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Rivera became the Commanders’ head coach in 2020 and led the team to the playoffs in his first season as their HC. However, Rivera has a losing record of 26-33 with the team in his four years of coaching them. He led his former team, the Carolina Panthers to a Super Bowl appearance in 2015, but since then has failed to replicate the same success with the Commanders. He revealed that he was a bit uncertain about his future with the club.

Rivera said:

I mean, I understand the situation and circumstances, but I’m not going to waver on anything. I’ll stick to what I talked about in the spring and that was the growth and development of the quarterback and the offensive unit. . . . My big disappointment has been we haven’t played as well on defense that we’ve needed to.

He further continued:

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Does that make my job security shaky? It could. I mean, I have no idea what Mr. Harris is going to do. So all I can do is just focus in on each game each week and just stay on that game. I did the same thing in Carolina, and the truth is, I mean, this is the nature of the game. I get it. So, if it happens, it happens. If I stay, I stay. Until then, I will just continue to work.

The Commanders lost their latest game against the Seattle Seahawks, 29-26. Their division is loaded with contending teams like the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. Their next game is against the New York Giants on Sunday and Rivera will hope to win as many games as possible to keep his job.

Ron Rivera not surprised by QB Sam Howell’s performance against the Seahawks

The Washington Commanders lost a close game against the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday. They lost the game on a last-second field goal from Jason Myers. As a result of that defeat, the Commanders have now slipped to 4-6 through 10 games of the season. Although the Commanders lost the game, their QB Sam Howell had one of his best games of the season. Their HC Ron Rivera was not surprised by his QB’s play.

Sam Howell and Ron Rivera
Sam Howell and Ron Rivera (via X)

Rivera said:

I'll tell you, to be honest with you, there's not a lot of things that are standing out that all of a sudden you go, ‘Oh wow, that's new. I think he's gotten to a point where he's done a lot of good things. He's putting a lot of things together. He is still growing, he's still learning. And by no means is he there.

Howell finished the game with 312 passing yards, three touchdowns and no picks. He completed 29 of his 44 throws and almost led the Commanders to a win.

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So far this season, Howell has had some great games, especially on the road. The Commanders will host the New York Giants in their next game and will look to bounce back from their loss against the Seahawks.

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