4 critical observations from Commanders 2023 training camp Day 9

The Washington Commanders got the pads popping again during Friday's practice.

Ron Rivera and Eric Bieniemy
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Commanders benefitting greatly from Eric Bieniemy

There is a different energy whenever the Washington Commanders practice these days, Obviously, the introduction of new ownership has helped considerably, but one cannot put into words how Eric Bieniemy's high standards and enthusiasm are raising standards across the board.

Bieniemy doesn't suffer fools gladly and preaches high commitment all the time. It's taken some significant adjustments for many after the more laid-back approach of previous offensive coordinator Scott Turner, but it's all for their benefit and should finally get the Commanders' offense on the right track.

Being pushed to this extent isn't to every player's taste. Fortunately for the Commanders, they've assembled a group of high-character individuals who don't mind putting in the hard yards in pursuit of greatness.

If they are willing, Bieniemy will get them there. And when things are dropping off, the respected coach isn't afraid to let his players have it no matter where each stands on the depth chart.

Anyone that's been to Commanders' camp this year will have heard Bieniemy bellowing instructions and voicing his displeasure when required. The air often turns blue, but that's all part of his unrivaled passion for the game and a clear intent to get Washington's offense off the canvas in 2023.

Bieniemy demands excellence from himself and expects the same from his players. If this brings about better fortunes next season, NFL teams might be looking at his head coaching credentials a little differently.