Commanders must adopt unity
This is an exciting time for the Washington Commanders as Dan Snyder's dark cloud gets set to lift in a matter of days. But for those in the building and on the playing staff, it raises the level of uncertainty exponentially.
Things could go either way for the Commanders looking at the grand scheme of things. Ron Rivera's roster building has molded a competitive-looking squad, but much will depend on whether his big gamble to start quarterback Sam Howell brings the right rewards.
It won't be perfect all the time. But the most important thing above all else is becoming a united front and sticking together no matter what.
If the Commanders do this and it's still not good enough, so be it. However, with expectations rising and their passionate fanbase set to return in large numbers, cohesion, maximum effort, and supporting each other are the minimum requirements.
Everyone seems to be pulling in the same direction this offseason, which is encouraging. Team bonds should enhance further at training camp and if this continues into the regular season, then the Commanders might end up being one of the league's surprise packages in 2023.
Of course, it could go horribly wrong. But for now, adopting these three traits would give the Commanders an exceptional platform from which to build a profitable future.