Final exams are usually one of the things quarterbacks are glad to be rid of when they leave college for the NFL. Sometimes, though, like Aaron Donald on a third-down pass rush, they can’t be avoided.
There are only 32 NFL head coaching jobs available, making it an exclusive brotherhood. But there might only be one job as crazy as Ron Rivera's.
One of the league's worst COVID-19 outbreaks has made picking starters easy for Washington coach Ron Rivera — find out who's healthy, and they're in.
Taylor Heinicke will remain the starting quarterback for Washington entering Sunday's game against the Eagles, but coach Ron Rivera said he will also "probably" use backup Kyle Allen during the team's final two games.
Let's reiterate that safety should trump all. That said, the NFL prides itself on parity, but Friday's decision to postpone three games due to COVID-19 outbreaks smacks of favoritism writes Steve DeShazo.
This is the ideal week for a trip to Las Vegas. Not only is the Washington Football Team on a roll that would be the envy of any craps shooter, but Ron Rivera's squad seems to be playing with house money, writes Steve DeShazo.
Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke was reminded this week that he’s received comparisons to Russell Wilson over the years.
Even in victory, Taylor Heinicke has made a handful of bad plays during the past few weeks. The problem, or at least coach Ron Rivera’s problem, is that some of those bad plays became great plays.
ASHBURN - Have you heard the one about the football player from Old Dominion who went ignored by the NFL for several years, played in the XFL, then finally got his opportunity with the Washington Football Team?
A number of prominent NFL analysts, as well as other stakeholders, called Tuesday for the league to release its findings from an investigation into the Washington Football Team.
LANDOVER, Md.--Ron Rivera doesn't seem like the type of person who would send back an undercooked steak, and he's definitely not about to turn down an NFL victory.
"It's something I've been dreaming about my whole life, being a starting quarterback in the NFL, and here we are," Taylor Heinicke said.
Doing things Rivera's way isn't optional in Washington. Thanks to events that happened before his arrival, he has found himself in a spot where he is arguably the most powerful coach in the National Football league.
"I'm here to tell you that today, I know we are doing everything possible. And I think where we've ended up and where we're heading, I couldn't be more excited. So for that, I think it's a blessing."
Washington struggled in all three phases of the game Saturday night, but it was a miss by kicker Dustin Hopkins that may have provided the biggest alarm in a 37-3 preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
One goal is to find an identity that resonates with all fans of the team, both those who wanted the "Redskins" moniker dropped, and those who were unhappy about the change.
Washington's hopes to reach the Super Bowl rest on a handful of big-name stars, like Chase Young and Montez Sweat, growing into MVP-caliber talents.
The end of a preseason game is traditionally not a contentious event.
Washington coach Ron Rivera watched his former franchise quarterback go down. "I saw it coming and I wanted to yell, 'Look out!' but he's on the other team now."
Washington's last few encounters with the New England Patriots have provided humbling moments.
STEVE DeSHAZO: To be their best, Washington Football players need to take a shot
"I have been on the sidelines for 22 years and I’m much more active and involved now with my husband," Tanya Synder said. "We couldn’t be more excited about our new leadership."
The problem in Washington right now isn't just a lack of information. It's also an abundance of tolerance.