The Commanders have suffered three humiliating losses in a row to fall to 1-3 in the third year of head coach Ron Rivera, the year many would presume Washington would be taking the next step forward. Now, it seems, they're stepping backwards.
It's such a shocking turn of events that Eric Bickel of The Sports Junkies — following Washington's 25-10 loss to Dallas on Sunday — is now calling for Rivera to step down, gracefully.
"There's nothing they can do about Dan Snyder," John-Paul Flaim said to kick off the conversation. "They can change a coach. They can get a new quarterback. They can't change the owner. Everybody would change the owner. EVERYBODY."
"Every single person," John 'Cakes' Auville agreed.
"There's not one person in D.C. that would keep the owner!" Flaim exclaimed.
"No, no, no," Bickel jumped in. "Everybody would change the coach, too."
JP: Now, sure.
EB: There's not one person that cares.
Cakes: There are no Rivera-backers left.
EB: Here's endeared himself to no one. In fact, can I make a pledge? Or make a request? Can Ron just quit? I would like to ask for Ron to tender his resignation.
Cakes: He's gonna walk away from $20 million?
EB: I'm formally asking Ron to tender his resignation. Have some dignity. Do the right thing. No one cares about you anymore. It's not working.
JP: A lot of people feel he's already quit. Like the lack of energy, the things that he says at the podium. He looks defeated!
EB: He looks tired. Go play golf at Pebble. You have a great life. You have a beautiful wife, athletic family. Go enjoy it! Go play golf!
Cakes: Yeah, but his life is better with another $20 million coming in over the next two-and-a-half years.
EB: He's got plenty of money. I'm asking you: Please... tender your resignation. Tender your resignation.
Bish: That would be nice, but it's not gonna happen. But see, then you get Del Rio as your coach, and then you're gonna ask him to tender his resignation.
JP: You don't have to have Del Rio as the coach.
Bish: Well, who else is gonna coach?
EB: I don't know. Anybody could be better.
Listen starting around the 16-minute mark in the player above.