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Ron Rivera Presser: We talked this week, and Dwayne Haskins understands what’s expected of him

Ron Rivera speaks to the media after today’s practice

Ron Rivera was back at practice full-time today after missing Wednesday, and not speaking to the media yesterday. He has been receiving cancer treatments, and admits that this week has been difficult. Rivera is confident in his coaching staff, but he said they players don’t get the full gamut of coaching when he’s not out there with them. He expects to be coaching on the sidelines Sunday when the Washington Football team hosts the Baltimore Ravens.

Running back Antonio Gibson’s role has increased every week, and he expects him to have a breakout game soon. He has shown flashes every game, and has been close to busting out a few big plays. J.D. McKissic also has the potential for a breakout game. The coaches are learning where and how to play the versatile players they have on offense.

Dwayne Haskins Jr.s growth involves making the right throws in the right situations. Rivera wants to see him controlling the situation, and knowing the factors of every play. Rivera says they had a productive talk this week. Haskins understands what’s expected of him as the starter.

The next few weeks will determine the course of the season for Rivera. It will determine whether the team is fighting for a playoff spot, or whether they will truly focus on the future. Washington is in the weakest division in the NFL and is somehow still in 1st place at 1-2...

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