There is no big mystery to solve here.
Ron Rivera confirmed the prevailing assumption when the Washington football team released Dwayne Haskins on Monday.
The decision is his. Of course, he first checked with team owner Daniel Snyder. But he called.
Rivera said: “I made the decision.” “I notified the owner of the decision. He expressed his support. This is just what I think we have to do. I think it is in the best interests of both parties.”
Haskins was never Rivera’s guy
Rivera’s admission is no surprise. In the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, when Haskins was selected, he was not on the team. Rivera has appeared on Haskins’s bench twice this season, including during Sunday’s terrible performance against the Carolina Panthers. He also violated the NFL’s COVID-19 agreement last week and stripped Haskins of his position.
The call from Rivera was obvious. Still worth noting.
Snyder was previously “fixed” on Haskins
It is widely believed that Snyder had selected Haskins with the 15th overall pick in 2019. According to reports, he was “fixed” on the Ohio State quarterback and did not participate in any interviews with Haskins at the Scouting Federation.
This situation reflects Snyder’s top-down intervention. Since he bought the franchise in 1999, he has been haunting his tenure as the team owner-22 years of dysfunction, failure, incompetence and So-called misconduct.
For long-term fans, they have witnessed Joe Gibbs (Joe Gibbs) with three Lombardi Trophies (Lombardi Trophies) to achieve brilliant times, nothing is as shameful as this hated team owner and him The shadow is better. Since there is at least no such option at the moment, Snyder takes a step back and letting someone with football ability make a competent football decision is the next best option.
Since buying his favorite team, it seems that he might really do this for the first time.
Has Snyder actually given up control of football?
Last offseason, Snyder vowed to give him Rivera’s keys. Rivera (Rivera) is a respected, impeccable coach and manager with many years of NFL experience. This is an exact employment method prepared by the franchise owner to give control to someone who knows football better than him.
However, we are talking about Snyder. Does he really want Rivera to host the show? Can he really resist his urge to control his desires?
So far, it looks like him.
In making the decision, Rivera gave up Haskins and cut Derrius Guice, taking what appears to be a legitimate football decision. Is this autonomy (at least partly due to Snyder’s focus on the impact of the field legal battle)? Maybe. The cultural change that Washington promises and needs goes far beyond football.
Before Snyder was forced to sell, if he was forced to sell, then any sign that he had cession rights in the organization was a step in the right direction. The fans in Washington will be very happy.
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