Rivera singles out WFT linebackers
Coach says unit must be more aggressive, definitive with reads
Washington’s defense kept the team afloat early in the season when the offense was struggling to produce.
Last week, though, it didn’t rise to the occasion when a
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victory was within the Football Team’s grasp.
Washington coach Ron Rivera singled out the linebackers this week as needing to provide a lift. The New
York Giants ran for 166 yards on Sunday, including three drives that took a combined 16 minutes during the second half, while Washington was trying to rally from behind.
“The biggest thing is to get them to understand where their role is and how to play their role,” Rivera said. “I think our linebackers are still kind of feeling their way around. Personally, I think that they’ve