What were some critical observations to take from the second day of practice at Washington Commanders training camp in 2023?
Thursday saw thousands of Washington Commanders fans make the trip to Ashburn for the second day of training camp. This was the first time they'd been permitted to view their heroes in action and those in attendance also had the added luxury of seats thanks to new bleachers.
This might not seem like much, but it's another example of a changing tide within the Commanders. Josh Harris' ownership group isn't going to cut corners in pursuit of making the franchise an industry leader and they aren't going to waste any time implementing the changes they can with just a few short weeks remaining until competitive action arrives.
With that being said, here are four critical observations from the second day of Washington's training camp practice as preparations for the 2023 campaign ramp-up.
Commanders fans provide vibrant atmosphere
There is a completely different atmosphere around the Washington Commanders these days. Something that was further reflected by the number of fans in attendance for practice on Day 2.
They were greeted almost instantly by Josh Harris, Mitchell Rales, and Mark Ein, who were in attendance. And a picture comparison from Nicki Jhabvala from the Washington Post brought into perspective how things have changed in a 12-month period.
Simply astonishing. But the most important thing for Ron Rivera and his players is taking this newfound positivity and harnessing it into improved production between the white lines.
Hopefully, this is a trend that can continue throughout camp and inspire everyone to better things.