Ron Rivera apparently had no clue the Commanders could possibly be eradicated in Week 17

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The Washington Commanders could possibly be eradicated Sunday evening if the Inexperienced Bay Packers beat the Minnesota Vikings, however that was apparently information to Commanders head coach Ron Rivera.

Rivera was questioned by the media after Washington’s 24-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns. When a reporter requested about subsequent week’s quarterback technique if the Commanders have been eradicated on Sunday, Rivera paused for a couple of seconds earlier than asking the subsequent query.

“Can we eradicate?”

He appeared actually shocked to listen to that the commander could possibly be eradicated in only a few hours.

Rivera later tried to make clear his feedback ESPN Washington reporter John Came, nevertheless it was not very efficient. He mentioned he was solely targeted on what would occur if Washington gained, and he wasn’t considering of options.

That is the Commanders’ elimination situation from the Week 17 playoffs. Commanders lose to Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions lose to Chicago Bears, Inexperienced Bay Packers lose to Minnesota Vikings. By the point Rivera spoke to the media, the Commanders had misplaced to the Browns and the Lions had overwhelmed the Bears. The Packers and Vikings have been the one ones left, they usually have been scheduled to begin at 4:05 PM ET.

It is comprehensible for head coaches to place mind farts and blanks on crew and participant names. However what occurred to Rivera right here shouldn’t be. He did not neglect a few of the elimination situations or the names of the groups concerned. He did not appear to suppose in any respect that the commander could possibly be eradicated on Sunday.

A head coach’s job is to organize the crew for any and all situations, each on and off the sphere. If Rivera knew the Commanders could possibly be eradicated, his resolution to begin quarterback Carson Wentz, who threw 3 interceptions and 0 touchdowns in opposition to the Browns on Sunday Did he make an affect? Would he have thought of beginning Taylor Heinicke, or would he have Wentz on the bench as Heinicke’s substitute in the course of the recreation?

Sadly it does not matter what he did. The sport is already full and the destiny of the Commanders is out of their palms.

Ron Rivera was shocked to be taught that his crew could possibly be eradicated if the Packers win Sunday afternoon. (Brad Mills/USA Immediately)

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