What were some critical observations from the fourth official day of Washington Commanders OTAs as the team returned from their long weekend off?
The Washington Commanders got back down to football matters on Tuesday to kick off the second stage of organized team activities. This was the fourth session for the group as a collective unit, which enabled the coaching staff to continue implementing their ethos with the team's mandatory minicamp just around the corner.
There remains one primary distraction away from the gridiron, which is proceeding as expected despite a concerning report from Forbes that was shot down almost instantly by A.J. Perez from Front Office Sports. But for the coaches and players, it's always been a business-first approach to avoid any unnecessary complications when the real action begins.
The pressure will grow once the new ownership group led by Josh Harris takes charge. However, the improved atmosphere when Dan Snyder is finally removed from the equation could be enough to ensure legitimate strides are made in 2023 as those in power look to avoid wholesale changes across the board.
With that being said, here are four critical observations from Day 4 of Commanders OTAs ahead of the 2023 season.
Blossoming partnership on Commanders OL
After the Washington Commanders invested heavily in their offensive line this offseason, improvements are expected. According to senior writer Zach Selby from the team's website, there was one particular partnership that caught the eye during Tuesday's practice.
Andrew Wylie and Sam Cosmi - the team's projected starting tandem on the protection's right-hand side - seem to be developing chemistry well. Communication between the pair is progressing and per Selby, their cohesion when passing off a stunt left reasons for encouragement moving forward.
There is a long way to go, but the early signs are promising where Wylie and Cosmi are concerned. Something that can hopefully blossom further throughout the summer.