It has been an extended week for the Washington Commanders and their followers.
It started with a house loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, in a sport that got here right down to the ultimate minutes. Within the 21-17 loss, quarterback Carson Wentz accomplished 25 of 38 passes for 359 yards and a pair of touchdowns, however an interception thrown by Wentz on Washington’s last offensive play sealed the win for Tennessee.
The subsequent day, head coach Ron Rivera was requested in regards to the NFC East, and what separates Washington from the opposite three groups within the division, all with profitable information. Rivera’s response was easy.
The coach walked the feedback again the subsequent day, after which addressed them with the group, however sadly for the Commanders, the week was solely starting.
Thursday introduced explosive reporting from ESPN concerning proprietor Dan Snyder, and the lengths he’s keen to go to take care of management over the franchise. Included within the report was the notion that Snyder seen a “franchise quarterback” as a possible “silver bullet” in direction of holding possession of the group, and within the seek for such a participant, it was Snyder who needed Wentz in Washington:
Snyder has for years advised individuals near him that each a brand new stadium and a real franchise quarterback are silver bullets. “All my issues might be solved if I can simply get a marquee quarterback,” he advised an affiliate final winter. This previous March, Washington traded second-, third-, and conditional third-round picks to the Colts for Carson Wentz, a quarterback who in 2017 gave the impression to be on the verge of being a celebrity however whose fortunes have since sunk. It was a stiff worth for a soft-market quarterback — all acquainted marks of Snyder’s penchant for overpaying and negotiating towards solely himself. Sources aware of the deal say that it was Snyder who pushed for Wentz — and Commanders soccer staffers have advised individuals across the league as a lot. “It was 100% a Dan transfer,” says a supply with information of the internal workings of the deal.
For the Commanders, they’d a sport to play Thursday night time, and so they gained on the street towards the Chicago Bears, stopping a play on the goalline to protect their 12-7 win. After the sport, Rivera addressed the media and the ESPN reporting, and he didn’t maintain again.
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It actually has been an extended week in Washington, one which the group, their head coach, their proprietor and maybe their followers are blissful to see come to a detailed. The Commanders at the moment are 2-4 on the season, trying up on the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles on the division.
Whether or not this week, and this win over Chicago, helps them flip the season round, or is only a vivid spot in a dismal season, stays to be seen. However maybe Rivera’s fiery outburst is an indication that he’s going to try to rally the locker room behind him, and round his quarterback, as they try to climb out of final place within the NFC East.