3 lingering observations from the Commanders blowout loss vs. Bills in Week 3

This one won't be rememebred with any great fondness.

Chase Young
Chase Young / Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
2 of 3

Commanders OL remains a weak link

At the end of last season, the Washington Commanders coaching staff knew that they needed to beef up the offensive line, adding Nick Gates and Andrew Wylie. Looking at the 2023 campaign so far, it is still a glaring problem.

As previously stated, rookie quarterback Sam Howell has been sacked 19 times in three games. In contrast, the Houston Texans went out and prioritized protecting their young signal-caller C.J. Stroud, and the results are evident.

The Commanders won't have relatively soft games like the Arizona Cardinals and the Denver Broncos every week. To have an effective and efficient offensive flow of the game, your offensive line has to protect much better than Washington managed to accomplish last time out.

Let's go back to last season when Carson Wentz was the quarterback. In the game against the Philadelphia Eagles, he was sacked seven times before the Commanders made a change.

Wylie was victimized numerous times against the Buffalo Bills, allowing multiple pressures. The Commanders paid a lot for him to be their starting right tackle, but maybe it's time to move him inside at guard and allow backup Cornelius Lucas to man the edge.

The Buffalo defense was relentless the offensive line didn't stand a chance. If the Commanders are going to make changes, the time is now, because things are not going to get any better once Washington travels to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles next Sunday.