All atwitter will be posted at the beginning of every day (at midnight in Washington, DC). The goal is to give readers a handy spot to check the Redskins beat writers & bloggers, and national sports journalists to keep up on the latest news about the Redskins, the NFL, and sports in general, along with a smattering of other things.
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Among those in attendance for Ron Rivera presser: Darrell Green, Ricky Ervins and longtime trainer Bubba Tyer.— John Keim (@john_keim) January 2, 2020
Doug Williams is here as well but sitting in the back with team staff. #Redskins— Lake Lewis Jr (@LakeLewis) January 2, 2020
Adrian Peterson is sitting front row for Ron Rivera’s introductory press conference.— Tiffany Blackmon (@tiffblackmon) January 2, 2020
Jonathan Allen has joined front row of current and former players in attendance for Ron Rivera’s presser. #Redskins— Lake Lewis Jr (@LakeLewis) January 2, 2020
Front office staff starting to file in.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) January 2, 2020
Alex Santos and Doug Williams just sat down in the back. Some of the scouts here as well.
Jon Allen and his wife just sat down next to where the Riveras and Snyders will be sitting.
Jack Del Rio just walked in and shook hands with the Skins HOF’ers in the front row. pic.twitter.com/AgpHt7jkF0— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) January 2, 2020
Maybe Del Rio wants to know if 28 could help at corner. pic.twitter.com/YDVpGyv1h2— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) January 2, 2020
Also here:— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) January 2, 2020
Kyle Smith - director of college scouting and possible GM candidate. Jeff Scott, who is the #2 to Eric Schaffer on contracts as well as other roles. Haven't seen Eric himself yet.
ODDS ON WHO INTRODUCES RIVERA:— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) January 2, 2020
Dan Snyder - 3/1
Doug Williams - 3/1
Joe Gibbs - 5/1
Larry Michael - 10/1
Self-intro - 25/1
Stephanie Rivera - 30/1
Jack Del Rio - 50/1
Sixth year covering this team. Have never seen this level of turnout for anything. This room is bursting at the seams.— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) January 2, 2020
The skins beat the panthers on thanksgiving weekend, and Rivera was fired the following week. Which allowed us to hire him.— Steve Gray (@redskinsgolfer) January 2, 2020
Merry Easter to one and all. May you have a grand 4th of July as well.— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) January 2, 2020
Nervous Dan I’m sure he has all sorts of things running through his head of how low we have come lol— Miguel A (@_MigAngel_) January 2, 2020
He gets a pass today
I'm watching the Dan Snyder actually behind a microphone speaking in person and it's... strange— Hogs Haven (@HogsHaven) January 2, 2020
It's ridiculous to say this time feels different. Stupid. Naïve. Even pathetic. But this time feels different. https://t.co/yWs9JaEvOi— Burgundy Blog (@BurgundyBlog) January 2, 2020
The history of the Washington NFL organization under Dan Snyder's ownership: pic.twitter.com/nHfOp3BMKg— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 2, 2020
Rivera on Haskins and next step in development: “he has to step up and become a leader. All the great ones become leaders... be where he needs to be and do what he’s supposed to do. It starts with the offseason.”— John Keim (@john_keim) January 2, 2020
He was talking about all players and two running backs were in the front row— Ashley Reynolds (@Ashley_Reynolds) January 2, 2020
Ron Rivera walked up to the podium knowing he would be asked about Dwayne Haskins. He had time to think about his answer. This was that answer: pic.twitter.com/yVJgGR5hWQ— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) January 2, 2020
In case anyone is hellbent on trying to make an issue out of Haskins not attending Rivera's press conference. https://t.co/Gp0e2cKaQv— Wellbeyond (@wellbeyondphoto) January 2, 2020
Ron Rivera. This is strong. Why can you do what Shanahan, Gibbs, Gruden could not before you. “Nobody knows. But I’ll tell you this: I believe in me and I’m gonna bet on me.”— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) January 2, 2020
Ron Rivera on what he wants to do differently: "Win the Super Bowl."— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) January 2, 2020
Ron Rivera on Dwayne Haskins: “I think he can become a franchise-style quarterback. It’s a process though.” pic.twitter.com/WcRvpPoPnB— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) January 2, 2020
Rivera said nice things about Haskins, but didn't sound like it's a lock with Haskins Week 1.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) January 2, 2020
Rivera: Discipline is expected from day one. He said there are no exceptions and no excuses. #Redskins— Lake Lewis Jr (@LakeLewis) January 2, 2020
Ron Rivera on what he learned from Snyder on why it hasn’t worked “it was a very frank conversation and very honest”. #redskins— Chick Hernandez (@MrChickSports) January 2, 2020
Add Ron Rivera's 35 hours with Dan in "the freezer" to the collection... pic.twitter.com/4SgsLq3nzX— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) January 2, 2020
Ron Rivera seems very confident in the #Redskins' defensive personnel being able to transition to the 4-3. Liked that he says his front will stop the run on their way to the QB, meaning he will be asking Payne, Allen and Ioannidis to get up the field.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) January 2, 2020
Rivera on why moved so fast: “I had 4 weeks off and I was ready to go back to work. I was tired of getting up and Having to do the dishes.”— John Keim (@john_keim) January 2, 2020
If I’m pulling the most used word by Ron Rivera here: “Collaborative.” Doesn’t matter what the front office structure is if they aren’t on the same page. Hasn’t always been that way here.— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) January 2, 2020
Rivera making it clear that this decision to take this job wasn’t made overnight. He and owner Dan Synder spent endless hours discussing Snyder’s vision, the ins and outs of the organization and what his goals are.— Tiffany Blackmon (@tiffblackmon) January 2, 2020
Rivera says he wants "great teachers" for his coaching staff. Jack Del Rio, his defensive coordinator, is in attendance here.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) January 2, 2020
Rivera said he wanted to look for the right fit. Said after meeting with Dan Snyder over a period of 35 hours: “I believe this is the right fit.”— John Keim (@john_keim) January 2, 2020
The change in Washington won’t just come from the long-time head coach.— Alexis Mansanarez (@almansanarez) January 1, 2020
The real change — the change in a toxic culture that reached its boiling point — will come from Rivera's focus on family; the presence of his wife, Stephanie, and daughter, Courtney https://t.co/B4Mju9LKzo
Talked to Jonathan Allen: "I'm very excited. It's like a breath of fresh air. ... I met with him a couple days ago, and he's the real deal. I'm excited."— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) January 2, 2020
Notable absence: Dwayne Haskins.— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) January 2, 2020
On Trent Williams - Rivera says “enough blaming everyone. Let’s find a solution so we can move forward as a football team and he can move forward as a football player.” @1067theFan— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) January 2, 2020
As I have been saying for literally days, if not weeks. https://t.co/SwcZWFrsAV— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) January 2, 2020
Liked everything I heard at #RonRivera presser. Major emphasis on culture, discipline & winning. Dan justification for coach-centric approach & Ron explanation for how he’ll run player-personnel made sense. All just words? Of course. But they matter. Happy Thanksgiving! #Redskins— Al Galdi (@AlGaldi) January 2, 2020
Dear @Redskins, the fans greatly appreciated Dan introducing Rivera today. We wish he had taken questions, but understand that doing a Q&A makes him uncomfortable in large settings. We hope that he continues to do press conferences and get to where he can take questions #HTTR— Alan Lepore (@AlanLepore) January 3, 2020
I think local media was taken aback with Ron Rivera's professionalism during his interview.— George Carmi (@Gcarmi21) January 2, 2020
No saracasm. No dry wit. Just specific answers, revolving culture and details.
Even their "tough" questions were knocked out of the park.
We got a good one #Redskins nation. pic.twitter.com/QUiYiuXf1F
O'Connell is under contract with the Redskins, so Rivera can keep him. But O'Connell also has other potential irons in the fire, both the pros and college.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 2, 2020
Good to be wanted. https://t.co/fY6wzuUDa7
Skins have interviewed Panthers head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion for their vacant position. Obvious ties to Ron Rivera— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 2, 2020
2pm tomorrow, Redskins fans will be introduced to their new head coach Ron Rivera. I don’t have a dog in this fight, but I finally believe the turnaround will be begin. Bruce Allen is gone and we’re going to find out just how much of a negative impact he had on the building.— Chick Hernandez (@MrChickSports) January 2, 2020
I don't know how the Ron Rivera era is going to unfold but you can't deny that the #Redskins already have the best defensive coaching staff they've had in at least 12 years.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) January 2, 2020
Since at least 2004-2007 (Gregg Williams). Maybe even all the way back to Marvin Lewis in 2002.
We have a lot of work to do. Can’t wait to get started https://t.co/FyhRWDpn6u— Jack Del Rio (@coachdelrio) January 2, 2020
Yep Ron and Jack— Kareem (@Kareem_captain1) January 1, 2020
The coaches actually haven't been announced yet. I'd be very surprised to see the Redskins coaches taking this on in the circumstances. https://t.co/z1WSGNWsvM— billhorgan (@billhorgan2005) January 2, 2020
“Fucking Ron Rivera” - Bruce Allen (probably) pic.twitter.com/7cajwRwDys— Not Robert Griffin (@Pseudo_RGIII) January 2, 2020
My heart is having none of it though. Here is hoping my head is either wrong or fully capable of mitigating the possible damage my heart is 100% prepared to risk.— Bob Floyd (@TwoPennyBeer) January 1, 2020
Keep in mind #Redskins fans that new coach means new philosophy. It COULD mean players that we've become attached to may be leaving. A roster purge is coming. We can't have a new coach with the the expectation that he keeps a 3-13 roster intact. There are key core guys though.— Disco (@discoque5) January 1, 2020
Perhaps Ron Rivera saw the building blocks of young talent on the roster that he could win with. For instance, rookie WR Terry McLaurin’s contested-catch rate of 60.0% was near the top of the NFL. The young D-line had a streak of 10 straight games with 2 or more sacks. #Redskins— Lake Lewis Jr (@LakeLewis) January 2, 2020
I said let’s get to work and he said “it’s go time” lmao not “roll tide” https://t.co/l8B96Yc1JF— 2️⃣9️⃣ (@DhaSickest) January 3, 2020
Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy has a dance card of HC interviews over the next few days.— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) January 1, 2020
Panthers on Thursday
Giants on Saturday
Bieniemy interviewed for four different HC jobs last year and got none. He spent time in the off-season preparing for his next swing at an opportunity.
Schedule update:— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 2, 2020
— #Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy will interview with the #Panthers today for their HC job.
— Ex-#Packers coach Mike McCarthy will interview for the #Browns job today.
— #Cowboys defensive passing game coordinator Kris Richard will interview for the #Giants job today.
Update from a team source on a Jason Garrett/Jones family meeting take 3 : “I think they will meet later today” no timeline, thoughts on the tone or direction of the meeting. The only people in the know here seem to be Jerry, Stephen and Jason. Wild.— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) January 2, 2020
I’m live on #NFL Live in 90 minutes. As Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett resume their series of meetings, I can tell you this: people inside the building have begun to wonder if Garrett is going to have a role with the 2020 #Cowboys - whether as head coach or in another capacity.— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) January 2, 2020
For God's sake please just let him die. https://t.co/yvIkW8zHDa— Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) January 2, 2020
The four teams with the hardest schedules this year, based on SRS, were:— Football Perspective (@fbgchase) January 2, 2020
The four teams with the easiest schedules?
OTC is temporarily removing data that displays what happens when a player is cut or traded after June 1.— Nick Korte (@nickkorte) January 1, 2020
This is because, unless a new CBA that allows it is agreed upon before the start of the new league year, the June 1 option is unavailable in the final year (2020) of the CBA.
Colts don't want Eric Ebron back https://t.co/1kpf48p2Wv— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 2, 2020
Here, the league monitors every game and consults with on-field officials when a review is initiated.— NFL Officiating (@NFLOfficiating) January 3, 2020
Take a look at what goes on behind the scenes at Art McNally GameDay Central:https://t.co/JvVBnjmlXV pic.twitter.com/14PM1iqH55
The Bengals drafted Ryan Finley last year and like him a lot. It’s far from certain they’ll go QB with the first pick imho. https://t.co/Ia3jz6h5QK— BGObsession (@BGObsession) January 2, 2020
I’ve never studied a college WR with better route running skills than Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy. For young aspiring WR’s, Jeudy is a technique clinic!— Todd McShay (@McShay13) January 2, 2020
Fromm is a fascinating case. Limited physically. Off-the-charts intangibles. He'll win over coaches during the process. And he'll probably play a lot of years in the league.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 2, 2020
Question is whether it's as a starter or backup. https://t.co/AmXfRPTyy1
Alabama left tackle Alex Leatherwood is returning in 2020. https://t.co/Zxx4wgNkQ8— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) January 2, 2020
Have a piece on this guy coming out tomorrow, just a little teaser pic.twitter.com/QkpAKuQW39— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) January 3, 2020
All animals should help out a bit. pic.twitter.com/6jBfRMpous— ThaiMythbuster (@thaimythbuster) January 2, 2020