4 observations from Commanders GM Martin Mayhew’s combine presser

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Commanders will lean on coaches

One of the biggest stories of the 2023 offseason anywhere in the NFL was Eric Bieniemy leaving the Kansas City Chiefs. The promise of full offensive control and a leading voice in the decision-making process proved too tempting to ignore, which can benefit the Washington Commanders greatly throughout a pivotal offseason for the franchise.

This is something that should also help Bieniemy convince another team he can successfully make the transition to head coach one day. Something many believe he’s already richly deserving of despite the presence of Andy Reid overseeing matters in Kansas City.

Martin Mayhew couldn’t guide his delight when discussing Bieniemy. The front office figure also revealed that he will be leaning on his coordinators heavily throughout the assessment process, who’ll know more than anyone which prospects can best fit their system.

"“We lean on those guys a lot. Eric [Bieniemy] will be very involved in the process. We definitely lean on him and [Defensive Coordinator] Jack [Del Rio] as coordinators to know what they want as far as skillset set and what they look for in certain players. So, Eric will be very involved in that.”"

This brain trust of Mayhew, Bieniemy, Ron Rivera, and Jack Del Rio is vastly experienced and should provide Commanders fans with confidence that the necessary reinforcements can be sought ahead of the 2023 campaign. And hopefully, team owner Dan Snyder will stay out of the way.