Alex Smith Called Out Ron Rivera For ‘Driving the Bus Over His Quarterback’

Carson Wentz gets no respect.

The Washington Commanders are off to a rocky 1-4 start, and headed for their sixth consecutive losing season, which would be the third straight under Commanders head coach Ron Rivera. Asked why the Commanders are having such trouble rebuilding while the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys seem to have turned things around quicker, River simply said, “quarterback.” Rivera then explained that to be successful in the league you need to build around a specific quarterback.

This is more than a little crazy to Carson Wentz, and former NFL Quarterback Alex Smith said as much on Monday Night Countdown, pointing out that Wentz is fourth in the NFL in passing yards while the defense is allowing 25.6 points per game.

“This is a defensive head coach that is absolutely driving the bus over his quarterback.”

“The blame has got to be spread around. This is a team sport. This is the ultimate team sport and how a head coach can stand up there in front of the media and utter one word and it’s quarterback…”

However you feel about Carson Wentz, and he has definitely made plenty of bad decisions, there is plenty of blame to go around.

A coach should never assign responsibility, instead he should put the losing ways on his own shoulders. Rivera has always been a pretty good coach but Washington has him saying things completely out of character.

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