DC Sports Huddle: Assessing Washington’s direction and remembering John Madden

December 29, 2021

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 28: A tribute to former Raiders head coach, Pro Football Hall of Fame member and broadcaster John Madden is displayed on the side of Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders, after news of his death at the age of 85 on December 28, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Madden coached the Oakland Raiders for 10 seasons and won the team's first championship with a win over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI in 1977. Owner and managing general partner Mark Davis of the Las Vegas Raiders lit the Al Davis Memorial Torch inside the stadium before the organization turned off all the exterior lights, except for the memorial message, in honor of Madden. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Washington Football Team was thoroughly embarrassed by their hated rival in primetime, leaving the Burgundy and Gold’s playoff hopes hanging by a thread. Is their three-game losing streak simply the product of being decimated by injuries and COVID issues or a sign of regression under Ron Rivera’s direction?

Speaking of Rivera, he was mentored by the late John Madden, who died unexpectedly Tuesday morning. The WTOP Sports team remembers the Hall of Fame legend that touched every generation of football fans.

WTOP Senior Sports Director Dave Johnson, Sports Director George Wallace, Senior Content Producer Rob Woodfork and fellow sports anchor Dave Preston talk about it.

Watch the discussion below.

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