Washington fans react to Ron Rivera’s hiring

Sonja Greenfield, Senior NFL Reporter NFC North, NFC East

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

While most of us were either sleeping off our hangovers or just coming in from celebrating our rocking New Year’s Eve, Washington was making things official with their new head coach Ron Rivera. The hiring comes after former head coach, Jay Gruden was fired after an 0-5 start to the season and was replaced temporarily by Bill Callahan.


Rivera has already started to add to his staff by hiring former Jaguars and Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio as defensive coordinator.  And also, the team has fired president Bruce Allen.  All positive changes.  But how have the fans reacted to the hiring?


As I’ve scanned Twitter, most have been pretty impressed with the hiring.  Add me to the mix. I’m hoping that with a strong coach like Ron Rivera can get this team together and really channel the talent.  He was able to coach a Super Bowl team on the strength of its defense, and getting someone like Jack Del Rio can only help on the defensive side of the ball.  In a division where you’ve got the offensive talent of the Cowboys and Eagles, you’re going to need a strong defense to help stop that.  And hopefully, Rivera and Del Rio build a strong defense.

If this team is able to put it all together, and guys like quarterback Dwayne Haskins and running back Derrius Guice continue to develop, watch out NFC East!


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