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Don’t underestimate the value of the Commanders OC vacancy

On the latest Hogs Haven Podcast, Commanders insider JP Finlay explains why, given Rivera’s past hires, the coaching search is not as narrow as you may think.

Sam Howell impresses in his debut

Howell’s impressive debut ultimately begs the question: Did coaches whiff on their evaluation of Howell throughout this season?

Rivera believes that the Commanders have taken the next step

Ron Rivera stated during his Wednesday press conference that his team did some really good things and played pretty good football. Then some things happened that they couldn’t sustain.

Rivera’s Commanders failed to “ascend” in year three after another late-season collapse; full accountability is needed

Fan support for Ron Rivera was mixed before the season. After another late-season collapse behind one of the biggest off-season failures during his tenure, it's time for Rivera to accept full accountability for falling short of his expectations for 2021.

Chase Young plays more snaps than his coaches planned in his 2022 debut

Chase Young was expected to be on a very limited snap count against the 49ers. Young stated that he felt good though, and ultimately played 30 snaps in his debut.

Sunday night against the Giants starts the biggest opportunity for Taylor Heinicke yet

There are several things at stake for starting quarterback Taylor Heinicke. He has recently created several opportunities for himself, but this four-game stretch is his biggest opportunity.

Daron Payne isn’t graded too highly by Pro Football Focus

Daron Payne has been one of the premier interior defensive linemen in the NFL this year and has earned a top payday this off-season. However, he hasn’t been graded too highly by Pro Football Focus this year. Is that a big issue?

Jahan Dotson comes up big in a clutch moment for Washington’s offense

Rookie Receiver Jahan Dotson gets back into the mix for the Commanders offense and came through for his team in a clutch moment against the New York Giants

Player Spotlight: Montez Sweat pass-rush motor took over vs. Houston

The defensive line caused havoc all day against the Houston Texans in its 1-on-1s and line games. This is a film session of how Sweat became a beneficiary of good, coordinated rushes among the defensive line.

Thank God It’s Tuesday—After the Whistle S4:E12 (It’s All Happening!!!)

Kevin, Tim and Ken cover DC’s home team on—and off—the gridiron as the Washington Commanders attempt to make this a memorable 2022 season.

Darrick Forrest continues to ascend in Commanders defense

Darrick Forrest's presence at Safety is being felt in several ways. But more importantly, his ability to turn offenses over will quickly become a threat to quarterbacks.

Film notes from Commanders win vs. Philadelphia

Emptying the notebook on the Commanders upset win against the Philadelphia Eagles

Ron Rivera impressed by Del Rio’s personnel creativity and trust in his young defensive unit

Jack Del Rio has slowly turned things around for the Commanders defensive unit, and head coach Ron Rivera highlighted the details of the turnaround Wednesday afternoon

Brian Robinson Jr shines in a big spot for Washington

Brian Robinson Jr. was not statistically great in Washington’s upset win against Philadelphia, but his physicality in the tough yards he did get was a significant key to upsetting the Eagles.

Washington’s lack of offensive production finally caught up with them against a solid opponent

Consistently questionable coaching decisions and a lack of offensive execution finally caught up with the Commanders in a game that was in their grasp.

Vikings HC Kevin O’Connell is having his way with WR Justin Jefferson

Kevin O’Connell’s creativity with Justin Jefferson has created stress on defenses this year, expect the same this Sunday in Washington.

J.D. McKissic reflects on the opportunity Ron Rivera gave him: “it was no reason I felt like I should not come back.”

J.D. McKissic joined the latest Hogs Haven Podcast

Commanders five-man front could present problems for Green Bay

The Commanders five-man front could pose problems for the Packers offensive line. Could we see an over-emphasis of the Cinco package this week?

Heinicke is QB1 for now, but should Wentz be re-inserted as the starter when healthy again?

The Commanders had a brewing quarterback controversy before Wentz’s injury. But with Wentz sidelined for at least four weeks, should he return as the starter when he is healthy again?

Throwing 40-plus pass attempts has never worked in Wentz’s career, yet he has had four of those games in Washington.

Washington has to rebalance the offense moving forward and has a good opportunity to do so against the Chicago Bears

Buying or selling the Cowboys defense?

Former Cowboys receiver Jesse Holley is convinced that the Cowboys defense is the best in the NFL for a few reasons

Benjamin St-Juste is a competitor

Two plays that exemplified the competitive nature of CB Benjamin St-Juste

Why nine sacks aren’t just a quarterback or offensive line problem

The nine sacks that Washington surrendered aren’t just a culmination of poor offensive line play or indecisiveness from Carson Wentz. Other position groups played a part, too.

Wentz, Scott Turner, & OL highlights the loss to the Eagles

For as bad as JDR’s defense has performed to start the season, Turner and his offense are growing into just as big of a problem.

Why did Scott Turner and Washington struggle to adjust to Detroit quicker?

A film session into how Scott Turner’s offense struggled in the first half, but also how Turner could have adjusted quicker than he did.

How the Lions 3rd down defense can present issues for Washington

One key for the Commanders as they face off against the Detroit Lions in week two will be how they prepare for the Detroit Lions 3rd down defense. Here is what you can expect from the Lions defense

It wasn’t pretty, but Allen, Sweat, and Payne’s pressures helped Washington close out Jacksonville in a big way.

Former first-round picks Montez Sweat, Jonathan Allen, and Daron Payne were major contributors to a pressure-filled afternoon against Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence

How Jahan Dotson and Benjamin St-Juste's roles may be critical vs. Jacksonville

Jahan Dotson and Benjamin St-Juste performance on Sunday might be the most underrated factors to Washington’s success Sunday

Scott Turner, Carson Wentz, and Montez Sweat are in the spotlight vs. Jacksonville

On the latest Hogs Haven Podcast, Logan Paulsen answered some key questions surrounding the Commanders and gave a preview of how the Commanders beat Jacksonville.

How Washington can win the NFC East

Jamual Forrest, Mark Tyler, and KyleSmith4GM discuss how the Commanders could win the NFC East on the latest Hogs Haven Podcast episode

The Commanders pass rush has been underwhelming, but there is one alignment that they have not used yet that may help in the regular season

The Washington Commanders pass rush, outside of a couple of linemen, has been underwhelming. But do not forget Washington’s "Cinco" package, which could create different results in the regular season.

Brian Robinson may already be Washington’s new starting back

On Hogs Haven's most recent podcast, Jamual detailed some quotes from Thursday’s press conferences that could have shed light on Antonio Gibson’s new role for Washington and what that means for Brian Robinson.

How Scott Turner can help mitigate Antonio Gibson’s ball security issues

In the most recent Hogs Haven Podcast episode, former NFL wideout Anthony Armstrong identified some potential ways that OC Scott Turner can help mitigate Antonio Gibson’s ball security issues

Three key players to monitor in the Washington Commanders preseason debut

There’s several players to watch in the Washington Commanders pre-season debut. Some for personal reasons and some for critical evaluations. Here are three players that fits under both categories.

The All-New Official Hogs Haven Podcast is now available

Introducing the Official Hogs Haven Podcast. Hosted by Jamual Forrest and powered by SB Nation

James Smith-Williams “respects what Coach Ron does for the best interest of the team.”

Commanders DE James Smith-Williams and Head Coach Ron Rivera spoke after practice today, and both had some words on the aftermath of the Sam Mills III departure.