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.
The #Redskins announce the Ron Rivera hiring at 7am New Years Day.
Press conference tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Tbf6eihYdG
— Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoRCC) January 1, 2020
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?
— Big Papa Bear (@norcalskinsfan) January 1, 2020
— Jim Fuhs Digital Marketing Consultant #SMMW20 (@FuhsionMktg) January 1, 2020
The Washington Redskins just got tougher and better! Accountability! Congrats to Ron Rivera and my guy @coachdelrio on their new gigs. 38 years of great friendship, i know what Jack will demand and bring, I friggin love it! Redskins fans, it’s a good start to 2020
— Sean Salisbury (@SeanUnfiltered) January 1, 2020
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.
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