4 big problems the Commanders must fix heading into Week 4 at Eagles

The Commanders have much work ahead after their Week 3 thrashing.
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Commanders OT consistency

This won't come as a surprise to anyone who has followed the Washington Commanders closely in recent years. The offensive tackle positions have been inconsistent at best since Ron Rivera took over as head coach and looking at how things are unfolding this season, nothing much is changing.

Charles Leno Jr. was the best of a bad bunch on their protection in 2022. He's a prominent leader within the locker room, but there was shakiness to his performance level against the Buffalo Bills that cannot be ignored.

If that wasn't bad enough, Andrew Wylie doesn't look like the answer at right tackle. The free-agent signing's been a glorified turnstile over the first three games and is clearly being targeted by opposing defensive schemes as a weak link in Washington's armor.

In fairness to the interior trio of Nick Gates, Saahdiq Charles, and Sam Cosmi, they've been sufficient upon examining their full body of work. It's on the edge where things are evolving in a more concerning manner.

It won't take long for the Philadelphia Eagles to identify this during their game-day preparations this week. Therefore, Leno and Wylie must raise their production and put their vast experience to good use in pursuit of overcoming some growing adversity.