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Washington Football coach Ron Rivera considers ‘smashing pumpkins’ to motivate team

Washington Football Team, Ron Rivera

Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera is looking to take a page off the book of Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy, who smashed watermelons in front of his players to motivate them.

McCarthy actually got the idea from American comedian Gallagher, whose antics include smashing watermelons in front of his audience. The method worked for McCarthy and the Cowboys, as they snapped their four-game losing streak on Sunday with a 31-28 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Rivera’s main problem is Washington’s rather slow start, and he believes that smashing pumpkins like McCarthy will give his team an early boost.

“I can bring in a sledgehammer and smash pumpkins. But to be honest with you guys, it’s neither here nor there. A start is a start. Sometimes you finish them off and sometimes you don’t. We’ll see what happens. We work on things, we work on our scripts, we work on our plays and then we come out in the second half and we call the same play, we call the same defenses and we play better. We’ll see what happens come Thursday,” the Washington Football Team coach said, per Charean Williams of NBC Sports.

Statistics show that Washington has scored just 33 points in the first quarter this season. They have not been able to chalk one up in their opening drive. However, the team ramps up its offense in the later quarters. In the fourth period, they have scored 74 points.

Washington and the Cowboys will face off on Thursday. Expect an exciting game with both teams desperate for a win. Also, expect a lot of pumpkins and watermelons to be smashed.