There are many things a team needs to be successful in the NFL.
You need a good coach, who hires the right assistants and creates the right atmosphere. You need a good front office, which finds exactly the right players to fit the patterns of coaches. You need good players who will be leaders off the pitch to point the team in the right direction.
But most important of all, you need a healthy team.
Injuries were a debilitating theme for the 2020 Washington football team, and it all ended with quarterback Alex Smith in poor health for the team’s playoff game after spending nearly two years fighting a serious injury to the leg.
Would the WFT have eliminated the eventual Tampa Bay Buccaneers champion if he had had a healthy Smith? The world will never know. What we do know is that in this year’s training camp – knocking wood – Ron Rivera is coaching a very healthy football team.
This can all change in an instant. The health of the team will go through its ups and downs. But it’s an encouraging sign that a large majority of the squad is in good health, that the reps are training and sharpening their tools for the coming season.
Yesterday, the team activated guard Brandon Scherff and defensive tackle Da’Ron Payne from the COVID-19 roster.
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In this episode of “Locked On Washington Football Team”, the host David harrison invites the sports director of WUSA-9 / TEGNA Darren haynes on the show to talk about improving the health of the team.
Chris and David take care of all of that and more in this episode of “Locked on Washington Football Team”. For more podcasts and information, join us here.
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