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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
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
There should be no questions on how great of a man/coach Coach Bienemy is. His leadership has a direct impact on the player/person i am today! 10+ years learning under one of the greatest coaches of all time.. and i cannot wait for him to continue to prove doubters wrong! https://t.co/hyCo3Bly9E— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) February 23, 2023
I wish him WELL but Washington don’t let the chiefs SUCCESS or coaching titles fool y’all… the traits or skills you need to be a good coordinator I haven’t seen or WITNESSED it … pic.twitter.com/Qtaes1irnx— LeSean Shady Mccoy (@CutonDime25) February 21, 2023