One day after his team announced they'd be launching a "thorough review" of its name, Ron Rivera told the Washington Post "it would be awesome" if the Redskins could complete the change before the 2020 season.
In fact, Rivera already has a few favorite ideas that he and Dan Snyder have tossed around in their recent, extensive discussions about the topic, though he wouldn't disclose them yet.
"We came up with a couple of names — two of them I really like," Rivera told Les Carpenter on Saturday.
In Washington's Friday statement, Rivera said, “This issue is of personal importance to me and I look forward to working closely with Dan Snyder to make sure we continue the mission of honoring and supporting Native Americans and our Military.”
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While talking with Carpenter, Rivera further explained that a new name must be respectful to both of those groups.
"We want to do this in a positive way," Rivera said.
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It feels like more progress has been made toward a possible change in the past few days than the past handful of years.
Snyder, who once proclaimed his organization would "NEVER" make a switch, is clearly softening his stance now. That shift comes as outside pressure has really mounted from every direction since Thursday.
According to the Post, the owner and his new coach have really focused on going to a new name over the last month, with Rivera hoping to end the process soon.
"My eyes are wide open," Rivera said to Carpenter.
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