3 Commanders players on the hot seat entering Week 4 at Eagles

The heat is on these Commanders players in Week 4...

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Andrew Wylie - Commanders OT

The Washington Commanders offensive line hasn't exactly covered itself in glory through three weeks. Sam Cosmi has been the undoubted bright spot, but the other starters have all gone through hardship at various stages en route to conceding a whopping 19 sacks so far.

That is unacceptable - even if quarterback Sam Howell needs to share some blame for holding onto the football for too long. But the protection was a huge question mark coming into the campaign and Washington's chosen unit has done nothing to alleviate these doubts heading into their encounter against the Philadelphia Eagles' phenomenal defensive front.

One of the biggest culprits behind the team's failings to date is Andrew Wylie. The Commanders identified the right tackle as a high-priority addition once the legal tampering period began before free agency, but he's not lived up to this lofty billing as yet.

Consistency remains a real issue for Wylie in pass protection. The run-blocking aspect has been pretty good, it's the other critical area where the two-time Super Bowl winner is having difficulty.

The Eagles will be fully aware of Wylie and the team's failings upon further examination of the game film before Week 4. Expect them to target the right-hand side heavily, so it might be worth the Commanders putting a tight end next to the Eastern Michigan product in pursuit of keeping complications to a minimum.