The Washington football team has three offensive linemen that will be listed as questionable for tomorrow’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. Brandon Scherff(calf), Morgan Moses(groin), and David Sharpe(knee) were all limited yesterday. Scherff and Moses should be good to go, but Washington has decided to add some insurance at the tackle position in case Sharpe can’t play. OT David Steinmetz has reportedly been signed from the practice squad. He had already been elevated twice, so needed to be signed today if the team wanted him available tomorrow.
The Washington Football Team is signing practice-squad OT David Steinmetz to the active roster, per source.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) December 12, 2020
Depth addition. Two tackles listed as questionable for this week, including OT Morgan Moses and, likely more pertinent to this move, David Sharpe.
Geron Christian Sr. missed 3 games with a knee injury before he went on injured reserve 3 weeks ago. Rivera wouldn’t give an update on his status, except to say that he was progressing. He did say that they liked the tackle depth they have been using recently.
Rivera said that Cam Sims has done a great job, and could be a WR2. “He’s done a great job. If he played consistently like that, most certainly. The young man has done nothing but get better. He works hard. He has a bit of a ways to go to get there, but the guy has an opportunity.” The coaches knew the WR group was young and talented coming in, but they have gotten better all year. Rivera didn’t rule out bringing in a veteran next year, but with Kelvin Harmon coming back, he feels good about where the group is.
The team is playing with confidence right now, but Rivera said the concern is becoming overconfident. If you can find the medium they will be able to win a lot of games. Rivera talked about humility, and focusing on one game at a time. The next game is the most important, and that has to be the focus every week.
Washington will travel to play the 49ers today, but they won’t be flying to California, it will be a return trip to Phoenix, Arizona. The 49ers are playing their home games at the Arizona Cardinals stadium due to local COVID-19 restrictions. Washington lost in Arizona in Week 2, and Ron Rivera told a funny story about where they would stay this time.
Ron Rivera says both Scherff and Moses are questionable (they are) and he wasn't budging on a game status. David Sharpe is as well.— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) December 12, 2020
Geron Christian Sr.:
It's been 3 weeks since OT Geron Christian (knee) landed on the IR list. New Covid rules keep those players separate from the team so based on reports from trainers, Rivera vaguely says he's progressing. In interim they've learned about the OT depth - and like it.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) December 12, 2020
Ron Rivera talking this morning. On Cam Sims as possible WR2. Says he's gotten better and better. About consistency to get there.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) December 12, 2020
Ron Rivera, on if Cam Sims could develop into their No. 2 WR: "He's done a great job. If he played consistently like that, most certainly. The young man has done nothing but get better. He works hard. He has a bit of a ways to go to get there, but the guy has an opportunity."— John Keim (@john_keim) December 12, 2020
Rivera has also been pleased with the WRs as a whole. The coaches knew the group was young and talented coming in, but they have gotten better all year. He didn't rule out bringing in a veteran next year, but with Kelvin Harmon coming back, he feels good about where the group is.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) December 12, 2020
Playing with confidence:
Rivera feels like the team is playing with confidence right now. The concern now is playing with overconfidence. If they can find that medium, they have a chance to win a lot of games.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) December 12, 2020
Focus on one week at a time:
One of the mantras that Rivera tells the players each week is that whatever game they're playing is the most important thus far. The players have said Rivera does a good job of keeping them focused. He wants to them put all of their focus on one week at a time.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) December 12, 2020
Karma, mojo, and loser hotels:
Here’s Ron Rivera on karma, mojo and “loser hotels.” Happy Saturday. pic.twitter.com/PjqPdZMxQa— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) December 12, 2020
After losing on their last trip to Phoenix, the Washington Football Team will stay in a different hotel this time around.— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) December 12, 2020
Ron Rivera semi-joked to the travel coordinator: "I don't want to stay in loser hotels."