Ron Rivera makes the list once again. The Washington Commanders were expected to at least be in contention for the NFC East this season. That is not the case five weeks in, as they have just one win to show for their efforts.
The Commanders are behind an undefeated Philadelphia Eagles team entering Week 5, a Dallas Cowboys team that is winning games with backup quarterback Cooper Rush, and a New York Giants team that went to London and defeated the Green Bay Packers 27-22 after trailing 20-10 at halftime. If Brian Daboll is getting four wins in the first five games of the season with the roster the Giants have, there are no excuses for Rivera.
Washington tried to go with the veteran route at quarterback once again with Carson Wentz. It has not worked out so far, and it showed again in Week 5. In fact, the Commanders were close to pulling off a late victory over the Tennessee Titans. Wentz threw a pass intended for running back J.D. McKissic with nine seconds remaining in regulation, but failed to notice linebacker David Long next to him. Long stepped in front of McKissic, intercepted the pass, and ended Washington’s chances of winning.
If the Commanders fall further from the pack of the Eagles, Cowboys, and Giants, it may be time for some changes in Washington.