Ron Rivera Reveals Redskins’ Biggest Weakness
Ron Rivera revealed the Redskins’ biggest weakness heading into next season.
Heading into 2020, everyone is optimistic about Washington. For the first time in a long time, it appears that the franchise has direction.
Rivera, the former head coach of the Carolina Panthers, is one of the most respected minds in the NFL.
He was fired from Carolina, but only because the organization wanted to start fresh. Not because he was not a prove and capable leader.
While optimism is at an all-time high, Rivera believes that his team has one big weakness that needs to be addressed before the start of next season.
That weakness? Tight end play.
“Do we have our tight end? Probably not,” Rivera said recently.
“That’s a big question mark.”
With Vernon Davis’ abrupt retirement this past week, Washington needs to figure out a way to replace the 36-year-old’s production.
Davis spent the past four years with the Redskins and started in nearly 40 games for the organization.
Beyond Davis, Rivera has Jordan Reed at his disposal – but the 29-year-old is a huge question mark.
The former Florida standout missed all of last year with a concussion and has missed a total of 47 outings over the past six seasons due to various ailments.
Reed simply is not a reliable option at the position, and Rivera seems to understand that.
The Redskins will reportedly soon meet with recently cut Panthers tight end Greg Olsen.
Olsen and Rivera obviously have history together, so that union would make a lot of sense.
The 35-year-old obviously does not pack the same punch he did back in his prime, but he would still be serviceable in the role that Washington would need him to fill.
One way or another, odds seem good that the Redskins will look to pick up a tight end either in free agency or via the draft at some point in the next few months.