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Eric Bieniemy faces an early season challenge with offensive struggles

With a heavy run-pass imbalance and an inability to protect the quarterback, OC Eric Bieniemy and his offense face its first real test of the season.

Will the Commanders be able to keep pressure on Josh Allen?

The Commanders have a chance to rectify its 2021 performance against the Buffalo Bills. Once again, it starts with the defensive line.

Charles Leno's confidence in Washington is growing: "I just feel like this team, we're resilient, we just find ways to win."

The mentality of the 2023 Washington Commanders is beginning to reveal itself, according to starting left tackle Charles Leno Jr.

Montez Sweat sets expectations moving forward for the defensive line

Montez Sweat says the defensive line expects to and will close games out for Washington.

Examining some opportunities that are in front of Washington this Sunday

The Commanders have several storylines heading into their matchup against the Cardinals; what are they, and will they be able to take advantage of the opportunities that Arizona provides them?

John Ridgeway’s continued growth in year two can create difficult questions to answer for Washington

With the latest injury news on second-year lineman Phidarian Mathis, John Ridgeway has an opportunity further to cement himself as Washingtons' go-to run defender.

Film notes: Commanders’ offensive standouts vs. Ravens

Offensive standouts from the Commanders week two preseason matchup against the Baltimore Ravens

Sam Howell has been named the starting QB for the Washington Commanders

Per ESPN's John Keim, the Commanders are expected to name Sam Howell the week one starter ahead of Friday’s practice.

Film notes: Offensive standouts vs. Cleveland

Offensive standouts from the Commanders week one preseason matchup against the Cleveland Browns

What to look for in Washington’s preseason opener

Jamual Forrest highlights some key storylines to follow in Washington’s preseason opener against the Cleveland Browns

A couple of UDFA’s made statements during Washington’s first day of padded practice

UDFAs Mason Brooks and Brycen Tremayne stand out during Washington’s first padded practice

Rivera says the secondary looks “comfortable” and “confident” in the second year of Del Rio’s zone-match system

Ron Rivera acknowledges the defense’s ascension in the second year of Jack Del Rio’s zone-match scheme.

How big is Washington’s window of opportunity for 2023?

On the latest Trap or Dive Podcast, Lynnell Willingham of 106.7 the fan argues that the Washington Commanders ceiling is higher than people think this year in a weakened NFC.

Is Washington’s tight end unit overrated or underrated?

Breaking down the Commanders tight end position group

Sam Howell has been developing good chemistry with tight ends and Jahan Dotson in practice.

On the latest Trap or Dive Podcast, ESPN’s John Keim discussed who Sam Howell has developed the most chemistry with during open practice sessions.

What a successful season could look like for Eric Bieniemy

On the latest Trap or Dive Podcast episode, Kevin Sheehan discusses the pressure that is on Eric Bieniemy to produce, and what a successful season for Bieniemy could look like.

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.


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