The Sports Junkies: What is the case for not firing Ron Rivera now?


After a frustrating loss to the Giants on Sunday dropped the Commanders to 4-7 on the season, the Junkies wondered what the benefits are of keeping Ron Rivera around as head coach.

“I’m saying this week,” EB said. “This week.”

Is there a benefit to not firing Rivera this week? JP says there is, though it in no way should be used as a support for Rivera.

“Just because you want to keep losing,” JP said. “That’s the only reason.”

Cakes countered that an interim coach, likely Eric Bieniemy, wouldn’t be a given to give the team a boost, as the talent pool around him would be the same, but EB would still give it a chance.

“I would like to give him a shot,” EB said. “I don’t have great expectations, but give him a shot…just a different look.”

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