4 burning questions as Commanders turn the page on Week 5 defeat

Looking forward is absolutely imperative...

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Do the Commanders have the right personnel?

The coaching for the Washington Commanders has been a question mark so far this season, even with the acquisition of Eric Biemieny replacing Scott Turner. This begs the question of whether the team has the right personnel in positions of power.

The offense still has slow starts and is not running the ball as much in the process. Washington's best wide receiver, Terry McLaurin, doesn't get involved until late in the game, which is another cause for concern.

Brian Robinson Jr. is running the ball effectively, but the ground game seems to disappear for the pass. Bieniemy needs to keep things balanced - this isn't the Kansas City Chiefs, after all.

Washington can't just pass up and down the field when their offensive line is terrible. And on the other side of the ball, the defense hasn't played very well, not generating enough pressure.

With six first-round picks, you would think this team would be very dominant defensively. There's a lot that needs to be fixed in a short period and quickly. Everyone needs to be on the same page.

This front four has been together long enough to play above expectations. The Commanders' scheme could be a problem, but the players have far too much talent to be performing without the consistency needed.

For now, fans might want to take a wait-and-see approach with the Commanders. If the coaches and playing personnel don't rise to the challenge, landmark changes once the campaign concludes won't be too far behind.

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