4 critical observations from Commanders 2023 training camp Day 11

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Commanders could feature screen plays heavily

It might have been a more relaxed session ahead of the upcoming challenges, but Eric Bieniemy still managed to keep the tempo high all things considered. This also featured a heavy dose of screens according to those in attendance, which is something the Washington Commanders will be using a lot as part of their new dynamic offensive system.

Bieniemy deployed this plenty during his time devising the offense alongside Andy Reid with the Kansas City Chiefs. This involves a lot of pre-snap motion, confusing opposing coverage schemes, and getting playmakers the football in space with blockers plowing the road in front.

The Commanders certainly have the weapons available to make a success of the screen game. Antonio Gibson, Brian Robinson Jr., and Curtis Samuel would be prime candidates for touches, with Jahan Dotson another capable of gaining significant yardage if the right situation presents itself.

Of course, this is all dependent on calm distribution from Sam Howell. Throwing screen passes is arguably among the most simple tasks, but that won't be the case if the former fifth-round selection out of North Carolina becomes flustered behind an offensive line that still has more questions than answers.

Having an effective screen game makes everything else easier. And there is nobody better to steer the Commanders through this process than Bieniemy.