Commanders must double team Aaron Donald
He's 32 years old and showing some signs of slowing down. But defensive lineman Aaron Donald can still take over a game if he isn't double-teamed regularly.
Assigning multiple blockers to the all-world defensive tackle should be the cornerstone of offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy's game plan. That's how the Washington Commanders can enhance their chances of success.
Deciding which linemen get the nod won't be easy since every member of Washington's offensive front has faltered this season. Left guard Chris Paul and center Tyler Larsen have the size to engulf Donald, but they can't let up for a single snap.
Donald also needs to see different looks, including tackles blocking down and backup tight end John Bates hitting him with a wham block or two. One thing's for sure, the first time the Commanders relent and try to block him one-on-one, he'll make a play.
It's what he did to generate this pressure against Ravens' guard Kevin Zeitler, highlighted by SB Nation's JP Acosta.
Slowing Donald down is usually the best teams can hope for and it's going to take numbers for the Commanders to do just that.