Live from Super Bowl LIV’s Radio Row, Redskins Head Coach Ron Rivera joins Doc and Galdi to share his thoughts on Dwayne Haskins, Alex Smith and the Redskins culture.
Rivera first discusses what he’s been up to since forming the rest of his staff. He tells Doc and Galdi that each staff member has individually been watching game film and evaluating the talent on the roster. Their goal is to decide on a core group of players that they can successfully build around.
Coach Rivera reveals that Tim Gribble and Kyle Smith’s elevation in the organization were a reflection of their work in the most recent drafts. The players that were drafted played a lot of meaningful snaps and their impact was worth noting, which may also be a testament to why ESPN ranked the Redskins rookie class as the most productive in the NFL.
Ever since taking the Redskins Head Coaching job, Rivera has been asked what he wants to see out Dwayne Haskins, and he has had the same response:
“I want to see him start taking the leadership mantle,” Rivera told Doc and Galdi. “The starting quarterback has to be apart of that leadership core.”
However, Rivera doesn’t want fans and the media to forget about Alex Smith either.
“Here’s a guy that’s doing everything he can to come back, and if Alex can come back and be the player that he was, we have a good situation,” Rivera stated. “We have competition at that position, and that’s what we want to create. We want to create an atmosphere of competition. We want these guys competing, because we want to put the best players on the football field.”
Redskins HC Ron Rivera on QB Competition and Redskins Culture Changes was originally published on theteam980.com