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Ron Rivera Presser: I’m going to make decisions based on what I know, my gut

Ron Rivera speaks to the media after today’s practice

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Ron Rivera said starting left tackle Geron Christian Sr was hurting a little bit and was given a veteran’s day off. Reports from practice said he looked injured, but he doesn’t appear on today’s injury report. Cornelius Lucas took snaps at LT with the 1s in his place.

Rivera says the team will continue to find ways to improve the running game, but playing from behind affects how they run the ball. Washington is only averaging 3.5 yards per carry through the first 6 games of the season.

The NFL trade deadline is approaching, but Rivera wouldn’t say if the team is considering any deals. He said the team will discuss any players they have interest in, and go from there.

Rivera was asked about his inconsistent messaging again today. He said he is making decisions that are best for the team, and he doesn’t feel the need to apologize for them. John Madden’s advice to him was to go with your gut, and that’s what Rivera has been doing this year. He said he deals with each situation as they happen, and it’s a balancing act.

Press Conference: Ron Rivera

Head Coach Ron Rivera spoke to the media about the upcoming trade deadline, what he has learned from John Madden and more

Posted by Washington Football Team on Thursday, October 22, 2020

Injury update:

Geron Christian Sr.:


Running game:

Donation to the Cal softball program:

Trade deadline:


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3rd downs:

Robert Foster:

Cam Sims:

Division game: