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Has Jack Del Rio shown growth during his tenure as Washington’s defensive coordinator?

On the latest Trap or Dive Podcast episode, Commanders analyst Mark Bullock explained what he has seen from Jack Del Rio as Washington’s defensive coordinator

How many sacks must Chase Young have to earn an extension with Washington?

On the latest Trap or Dive Podcast episode, AJ, Dre, and Mual discussed how Chase Young could earn a contract extension after the 2023 season. How do you think he could get it done?

Did fans overreact to Sam Howell being compared to Colt McCoy?

Commanders fans went off on Twitter after hearing ESPN’s Matt Miller compare Sam Howell to Colt McCoy. Fans overreacted, and Miller explained why McCoy and Howell are similar on the latest Trap or Dive podcast.

Washington might find quality WR depth from some of its UDFAs

After the NFL draft, the Commanders signed five UDFA wide receivers, which might indicate that Washington is banking on them legitimately challenging for a spot on the final roster.

Making a case for Devon Witherspoon at 16 over Joey Porter Jr. and Deonte Banks

Could Illinois’s Devon Witherspoon be the next CB1 for the Washington Commanders? The Draft Network’s Senior Analyst Keith Sanchez believes so and makes a case for Witherspoon over Joey Porter Jr. and Deonte Banks.

Under the radar prospects that Washington should be interested in

AJ, Dre, and Mual discuss under-the-radar prospects with CBS Analyst Emory Hunt on the latest Trap or Dive Podcast.

Tennessee QB Hendon Hooker scheduled to visit Commanders on a top-30 visit

Commanders schedule Volunteers QB Hendon Hooker for a top-30 visit.

Ron Rivera says its “important” to add at the running back position

Ron Rivera says that adding at the running back position is important for Washington. What caliber of player should they be looking to add?

Would a splash QB move under new ownership create excitement or distrust?

Would a big splash a quarterback this year create excitement or distrust of new ownership?

Commanders are off to an ideal start to their offseason

AJ, Dre, and Mual discuss the Commanders start to the off-season, including yesterday’s signings at the start of the tampering period, on the latest Trap or Dive podcast.

Does Eric Bieniemy favor Sam Howell for QB1 or the field?

On the latest Trap or Dive Podcast, AJ, Dre, and Mual discuss with Grant Paulsen what Eric Bieniemy and the Washington Commanders approach should be at the quarterback position.

Eric Bieniemy or Greg Roman, or both?

On the latest Trap or Dive Podcast, AJ, Dre, and Jamual discuss the idea of Rivera hiring both Eric Bieniemy and Greg Roman in the upcoming days. Would you be okay with that?

CB or OL: Which route does Washington go in the first round?

The 2023 draft presents the Commanders with good options in the first round at a couple of positions of need. On the latest Trap or Dive Podcast, Jamual discusses the talent pool at OL and CB with co-hosts AJ and Dre and the most effective ways for Washington to address both position groups.

Could interest in Eric Bieniemy and Anthony Lynn signal big plans at quarterback?

On the latest Trap or Dive podcast, AJ Thompson discusses what he believes the Commanders interest in Eric Bieniemy and Anthony Lynn as OC signifies for Washington this off-season. There may be bigger plans than Sam Howell.

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