Commanders News: Treading water, top 30 visits, attendances and Ron Rivera

(Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports) Dan Snyder
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Ron Rivera on Commanders sale

While some deem the impending sale as a distraction, that hasn’t been the case with Ron Rivera. The experienced head coach went through something similar with the Carolina Panthers and is keen to remain focused on the task at hand despite the franchise-altering changes that could occur at any moment.

When speaking with John Keim of ESPN, there was clear excitement from Rivera as Dan Snyder gets set to walk away from the Washington Commanders with $6 billion or more in his pocket. Not only off the field, but the optimism also centers on some improved energy within the building to further raise expectations.

"“It’s what I’ve dealt with. It’s what our organization has dealt with the last three-and-a-half years. The unfortunate part of the game is that things change and you’ve got to be able to adapt and go forward. [It’s] as much relief of, ‘OK, now we know what we’re doing and where we’re going. It is exciting. It will mark a new era. It will change some things, but the biggest thing is the excitement of who we are as a team. … The hard part for everybody is right now we’re just waiting for it to happen so we’ll see.”"

The sale won’t do anything to diminish the rumors surrounding Rivera’s long-term future. But in all honesty, there’s nothing he can do about that by talking.

Now is the time for action. For progress. For renewed hope that this once-proud organization can return to the NFL’s top table.

Rivera will get the first shot at proving himself. If he cannot cut the mustard, then new ownership will find someone who can.