LIVE: Coach Rivera speaks with the media https://t.co/d1WtsVJWI3— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) October 11, 2021
Coaching or scheme change on defense?:
Ron Rivera on whether they need a scheme or coaching change defensively: "That makes no sense to me."— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) October 11, 2021
Says they made strides, and it came down to a couple bad plays.
Rivera: "We played 56 plays on defense, the other 54 I'm not going to damn them because the other two werent where they were supposed to be"— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 11, 2021
Ron Rivera says the Saints game really came down to "four or five plays." With the defense, it really came down to two plays, he says.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) October 11, 2021
"To want to be here and make wholesale (changes) doesn't make sense to me," he said.
Ron Rivera also extremely adamant he will not get more involved on defense or assume play-calling responsibilities from DC Jack Del Rio.— Sam Fortier (@Sam4TR) October 11, 2021
Ron Rivera said he thought the defense, aside from two plays, took a "pretty big step" in doing the little things more consistently on Sunday.— Sam Fortier (@Sam4TR) October 11, 2021
Rivera said there are some smaller details like having the right technique that can be improved on. They have have to be better on those little details that make a bigger difference— Zach Selby (@ZachSelbyWFT) October 11, 2021
Ron Rivera, with reporters right now, on Curtis Samuel's status:— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) October 11, 2021
"He's going to be on a week-to-week basis. We're going to stick to the plan... We're going to be smart with it and hopefully it'll settle in and he'll be ready to go." #WashingtonFootball
Alvin Kamara TD:
On the Alvin Kamara rushing TD, Ron says there was a missed crease.— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) October 11, 2021
As for Curtis, they're going to "continue to be smart" with him and "hopefully, [his health] will settle in." Samuel was getting tight on the sidelines yesterday, he said
Ron Rivera says Taylor Heinicke unfortunately "forced" a few throws but also made some good choices. Reminds everyone this is a QB with few career starts so there will be ups and downs, but they'll have to live with them for now.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) October 11, 2021
Ron Rivera said Ryan Fitzpatrick "has been around every day doing his rehab and doing the things he needs to do, and he's progressing."— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) October 11, 2021
Ron Rivera just rhetorically asked, "who else am I going to go to?"— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) October 11, 2021
Jeremy Reaves interests me for one. Perhaps more Cam Curl? He was on the field for fewer snaps than Landon Collins and Bobby McCain yesterday.