3 factors to tempt Eric Bieniemy during Commanders interview

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Commanders have talent at the skill positions

Providing the Washington Commanders strengthen their offensive line, this is an attractive spot for any new offensive coordinator. However, this is also dependent on Sam Howell’s development and any further quarterback arrivals via free agency, the 2023 NFL Draft, or the trade market.

Looking at the skill positions, there is a lot for Eric Bieniemy to work with. The running back tandem of Brian Robinson Jr. and Antonio Gibson comes with real potential, so this can be a solid foundation to build and insulate Howell if he does get the No. 1 job.

Of course, the wide receivers shouldn’t be overlooked. Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, and Jahan Dotson would thrive in Bieniemy’s scheme, with the prospect of Dyami Brown also becoming an increasing influence something else to ponder.

Perhaps adding another productive pass-catching tight end would be beneficial. Even so, there are far worse situations for Bieniemy if the play-caller wants to prove beyond all doubt he’s worthy of a head coaching gig.

This is a big year for Ron Rivera, so having Bieniemy leading his offense would be a major shot in the arm. That’s why Thursday’s meeting must go well with so much on the line.

As stated previously, this could be a win-win for all parties. And with important dates such as free agency and scouting events upcoming, confirming a new offensive coordinator at the earliest possible opportunity is of paramount importance.

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