4 critical observations from Commanders 2023 training camp Day 10

The Washington Commanders got back down to business after a valuable day off.

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Better day for Commanders offense

Things couldn't have gone much worse for the Washington Commanders' offense during Friday's horror show. Eric Bieniemy and Ron Rivera were demanding a response from their players, which they got to a certain extent during a better session overall.

According to the media in attendance, Washington's offensive line rose to the challenge - especially in the run game where the likes of Chris Paul and Charles Leno Jr. were making an impact. They also more than held their own in pass protection, which hasn't been the case more often than not throughout camp.

Sam Howell also bounced back with a polished display. The quarterback's ability to make quick reads and deliver the football over short to intermediate routes could be a huge asset when the regular season arrives - something that also plays to the strengths of Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, and Jahan Dotson thanks to their ability to generate yards after the catch.

Howell did throw another pick when Darrick Forrest jumped a route, but that's going to happen. Ron Rivera stated this was a much more pleasurable practice and also praised the situational football success of the offense during a morale-boosting session overall.

There is a lot of hard work ahead and the joint practices should provide a better measuring stick about where the Commanders offense stands right now. But on the other hand, Washington's defense could arguably be the best competition they see all season looking at their strength.