A culture shift is already taking place in Washington under Ron Rivera

Zachary Neel
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Ron Rivera wasn’t just hired as the new coach for the Washington Football Team to improve the product on the field and help the team win some games. He was hired to completely overhaul the future in Washington, hoping to bring guys into the locker room who wanted to be there and help fill out the front office with respectable people who wouldn’t be constantly in the news for negligent deeds.

So far, less than a year into his tenure, it seems that his goal of building a sustainable culture that players want to play for is working. None other than veteran right tackle Morgan Moses, who knew the old culture well, is happy to see the change.

Moses uses second-year WR Terry McLaurin as a perfect example for players that fit well in the new culture; someone who has no desire to showboat or call out his quarterback for not getting him the ball. He is good enough to be a star in the NFL, yet is content to keep his head down and work for the greater good.

No matter how Washington finishes out the season, whether they make the playoffs or earn a high draft pick, as long as we continue to hear quotes like this, Rivera’s first year in Washington will be deemed a success.