Washington Commanders head trainer Ron Rivera has apologized for making a stir with Monday feedback referring to quarterback Carson Wentz.
Rivera mentioned at the Don Geronimo Show on Tuesday morning that he addressed the workforce and talked to Wentz about his feedback the day gone by.
“I didn’t have to. I was fortunate enough that our media relations director contacted him and let him know,” Rivera mentioned, by the use of Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post. “And I actually talked to Carson this morning. In fact I talked to the whole team. I had a mea culpa moment and that I should know better. I created a little bit of a distraction and that’s one thing that I try not to do and it’s one thing that I’m very aware of. Again, it’s one of those things that when you misstep, people can’t wait to dive onto it and jump onto it and hold onto it without an opportunity to explain yourself. So, hey, that’s on me. I should know better.”
On Monday, Rivera was once requested why different NFC East groups (all 4-1 or higher) are forward within the department at this level, and he spoke back: “Quarterback.”
The trainer added he had no regrets concerning the business for Wentz in spite of the workforce’s struggles that put them at 1-4.
“No, I got no regrets about that quarterback,” he mentioned Monday. “I think our quarterback has done some good things. There’s been a couple games that he struggled, but you look at his numbers from yesterday and you would say, okay, look, his numbers he’s had throughout the year, there times he was very solid. And then we had the unfortunate Philadelphia game, and he struggled a little bit in the Dallas game. But the way he performed yesterday, and it just shows you what he’s capable of and we chose him because we believe in him. We chose him because we looked at what we felt were things that pointed towards him.”
Wentz advised journalists on Tuesday that he liked how Rivera treated the location.
“Coach (Rivera) addressed it, handled it. Nothing for me that I’m overly concerned about,” Wentz mentioned. “Coach is very straightforward, up front guy. He addressed it in a team meeting, which I thought was really cool and what he meant by all of it. I feel very confident.”
Tuesday, Rivera clarified that his feedback about different NFC East groups have been in regards to the QB’s familiarity with their programs whilst Wentz is in his first yr with the Commanders.
“My whole point being is when you have a quarterback that’s been around and been around your building for a specific period of time, the players know the guy,” Rivera mentioned, in line with The Post. “They develop this cohesiveness and this bond. We have a quarterback, he’s been here for his first season, and as he continues to work and develop with our guys and assimilate to what we do, I think we will be progressively better. I thought he played very well this past week. He had some really good moments. He had a couple that I know he wished he had back, but the guy played, for the most part, a pretty doggone good football game.”
Wentz wasn’t the rationale Washington misplaced to Tennessee on Sunday. The QB went 25-of-38 passing for 359 yards with two TDs and one INT, together with a 75-yard TD to Dyami Brown that went 46.2 air yards (maximum air yards on a finishing touch for Washington since Week 14, 2016, in line with Next Gen Stats).
Wentz has been sacked 20 occasions thru 5 video games (third-most in NFL) and thrown six interceptions (third-most), whilst throwing for 1,390 yards (fifth-most) and 10 TDs (tied for fifth-most).
Wentz was once restricted all over Tuesday’s walkthrough apply because of a proper shoulder factor, however Rivera advised journalists he does not be expecting it to be an issue for the QB all over Thursday’s recreation towards the Bears.
Wentz additionally advised journalists that his shoulder feels effective.