Ron Rivera, after the 29: 3 defeat in Chicago, the referee said in his long post-match remarks that the Giants head coach Joe Judge had hit the Washington football team hard to reverse the idea that could say a lot. , “So this is not a team fighting on the sidelines. It’s not a clown show or anything. ”
The referee did not name any other teams, but it is known that Washington defenders Daron Payne and Jonathan Allen, who are teammates in Alabama, struck 56:14 on the bench in the second quarter on Dec. 26. Shock loss for cowboys.
Washington coach Rivera must have heard his remarks, meant his team, and condemned him.
Honestly, it’s interesting to me and I won’t answer it, ”Rivera said Wednesday. “The most important thing for me is that we play on Sunday more than anything, and I’m worried about getting ready to play football, unlike anything else.”
Sometimes a coach will let go of another coach. Rivera didn’t go to the referee after the game, who spoke passionately and emotionally and now said something he regretted alone, but Rivera didn’t justify it either.
“It’s one of the things every guy has to deal with on his own,” Rivera said. “When it comes to what people don’t know, it’s just that they don’t pay attention or don’t pay enough attention to understand what’s going on. I’m not worried about that. ”
The judge said his remarks about “side fights” and “clown show organizations” were not directed at the Washington football team.
“No,” he said. “I have just commented on any external dysfunction. My focus is already on preparing our team for Washington. You can make a lot of comments that I have said in the past. Now I’m focused on getting the team ready for Washington this weekend. ”
Then Rivera praised the Giants and never mentioned the Referee.
“I think I respect the Giants, Mr. Mara and Mr. Tisch for what they did there,” Rivera said. “I think that’s one of the key parts of the NFL.”
Rivera said the altercation between her defenders was unfortunate, but all worries persisted.
“When people ask me what happened, I tell them: look, two guys, very passionate, very emotional and kicking us in the buttocks, so there’s a lot of frustration,” Rivera said. “What I really appreciate is that our guys have stood up to the media and taken responsibility. You’ve had an argument with your brother, you’re talking and you’re ready to move on. ”
The referee scored a daily double this week. He appointed Rivera and he also caught the attention of Pat Shurmur, who preceded the referee as head coach of the Giants. The referee said the players told him about the end of the 2019 season: “It’s not a team, they don’t play hard, we got out of the playoffs, everyone went out, everyone touched, the captains didn’t come to the meetings, that’s all. Really? They went out. OK? ”
Shurmur, who is currently the Broncos’ attack coordinator, disagreed. The giants have won two of their last three games before Shurmur was fired.
“I’m sure it’s not an accurate assessment,” Shurmur told reporters in Acesparks. “But other than that, I have no explanation.”
Asked if he would personally accept the judge’s comments, Rivera said. I don’t think so, because one thing I want to say to our guys is, “Let’s focus on what’s important, not what’s interesting.” It’s an interesting comment for me, it’s really. It certainly doesn’t affect what happens on Sunday.
Mostly. Now that’s interesting.