When Ron Rivera took over as the head coach of the Washington Commanders, he faced a near impossible task. The franchise was under pressure to change the team name and logo for its insensitive and demeaning portrayal of indigenous culture. The ownership was also under fire for allegations of workplace misconduct. On the football side of things, Washington was coming off of a three-win season.
4th and Inches: Revisiting offseason trades
Russell Wilson has been an elite quarterback in the National Football League for the past decade. In his 10 years with the Seattle Seahawks, Wilson won the franchise’s first Super Bowl and is Seattle’s all-time passing leader.
4th and Inches: An AFC team on the rise and a rookie’s remarkable journey to the field
The Jacksonville Jaguars have been one of the more impressive teams in the NFL so far. While they are not bonafide contenders, Jacksonville’s recent play has shown that they are on track to be a consistent playoff team in the AFC.
4th and Inches: Eagles spoil revenge and an AFC East thriller
Washington Commanders’ starting quarterback Carson Wentz played against his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, for the first time since his departure in 2021. The divorce between Wentz and the Eagles was anything but pretty. So when the Commanders were scheduled to play Philadelphia in Week 3 of the 2022-23 season, all eyes were on Wentz as he faced off against his former team.
Notebook: Women’s soccer team growing one game at a time
The Boston University women’s soccer team beat the United States Naval Academy 1-0 on Sept. 24 at Nickerson Field. The Terriers (5-6, 2-1 Patriot League) continue conference play against Lehigh University on Oct. 1 in hopes of racking up their third Patriot League win of the season. The season has been one of ups-and-downs, but one word underlines it all: growth.
4th and Inches: Three storylines from NFL Week 2
Miami Dolphins’ third-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has the National Football League world buzzing after throwing six touchdown passes in a stunning 42-38 comeback win against the Baltimore Ravens. Tagovailoa entered the NFL in the 2020 Draft as the fifth overall pick. Since then, his career has been plagued with injury and disappointment.
3 Takeaways from Washington’s Week 1 Performance
(Photo Credit: Patrick Semansky / AP News) Washington kicked off the Commander era with a 28-22 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Here are three takeaways from the Week 1 matchup. Wentz Has Weapons Curtis Samuel (left), Logan Thomas (center), and Terry McLaurin (right) celebrate a touchdown (Photo Credit: Commanders Wire / USA Today) A glaring... Continue Reading →
The Washington Commanders are one of the NFL's biggest mysteries heading into the 2022-23 season. Washington had a disappointing 2021-22 season after winning the NFC East title the year before. However, their 2021 season shouldn't be used to dismiss the team's progression in 2020. Injuries and COVID-19 outbreaks sidelined key players for extended periods of... Continue Reading →
The Future is Bright in New York
RJ Barrett (9) contests Jalen Brunson's (13) shot (Photo Credits: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports). The New York Knicks have disappointed their fans for the past 30 years and the 2021-22 season was no exception. The Knicks finished fourth in the east in 2020-21 led by Julius Randle. They lost in the first round of the... Continue Reading →
The New Orleans Pelicans: Underdogs to Topdogs?
2021 Rookies Herbert Jones (5) and Jose Alvarado (15) high-five during a game (Photo: Adam Hagy / NBAE via Gerry Images). After trading star Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2019, the New Orleans Pelicans went into rebuilding mode. Davis won a championship in his first season with the Lakers while his former... Continue Reading →