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“A Defensive HC Driving the Bus Over His QB You Say”: NFL World Slams Washington Commanders Coach Ron Rivera’s Stance That Successful Teams Revolve Around Specific QBs While Supporting Carson Wentz

Published 10/11/2022, 9:00 AM EDT

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Washington Commanders coach Ron Rivera was asked why he said the other NFC East teams are ahead of them, right now. Rivera replied, “quarterback.” He elaborated it by saying the NFL is a quarterback-driven league. The experienced coach added most of the successful teams have been able to build around a specific QB. The coach also revealed he has no regrets about their QB, Carson Wentz. 

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However, former Commanders QB Alex Smith had a different opinion. He shared it on Monday Night Countdown. I had a really hard time watching that. When I heard it, ai couldn’t believe it. I’m not here to defend Carson Wentz … But this is a defensive HC that’s absolutely driving the bus over his quarterback,” the 38-year-old said. Meanwhile, the QB comment by the coach made the fans talk on Twitter. Many of them expressed their views about the Commanders’ show and the coach’s role in it.  


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This user had a critical remark to offer.

This user had a humorous yet informative take.

The coach received more criticism from the fans.

A user spoke about the need for a new coach.

This fan felt it was excuse-making.

Carson Wentz gets support from the coach 

The 29-year-old is backed by his team coach, who said the former has done some good things in the league. But Rivera admitted his top QB struggled in two games. “There’s been a couple of games that he’s struggled, but you look at his numbers from yesterday, you look at the numbers he’s had throughout the year. There was a time he was very solid,” he added.

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Meanwhile, the comments by the coach came against the backdrop of two losses to the NFC East opponents. The Commanders lost 24-8 to the Eagles. After that defeat, they also lost to the Cowboys 25-10. It made the NFL fans talk.


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A user spoke about Weltz’s performance.

Another fan said he is not making use of opportunities.

A user posted a GIF.

This fan said the coach has done this act before.

This user shared a big concern.

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Washington Commanders on a losing streak

The Commanders had several forgettable games this season and lost four out of five games. They are ranked fourth in the NFC East points table. Ron Rivera and his men have to overhaul their game to come up with better performances.

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They will be up against two tough opponents in the next two games. Washington will be against the Bears and Packers, led by Aaron Rodgers. The Commanders have to play a complete team game and boost themselves up with a spirited show in the next few weeks.

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Nidheesh Kumar

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Nidheesh Kumar is an NFL writer for EssentiallySports. He has completed his Masters in Communication from the University of Hyderabad and was previously a sports journalist with Telangana Today. An avid enthusiast, Nidheesh is a loyal fan of writing and conversations revolving anything remotely around sports.

Edited By: Gurjyot Singh Dadial