What were some critical observations from the Washington Commanders' second day of joint practices with the Baltimore Ravens?
After a chippy first joint practice between the Washington Commanders and Baltimore Ravens, the two sides locked horns once again for what turned out to be another fascinating session on Wednesday. Things threatened to boil over early on, but the atmosphere simmered down and both teams got a tremendous amount out of the experience.
This will have aided Ron Rivera's evaluations considerably ahead of finalizing his 53-man roster. The Commanders now have a couple of days' less strenuous activity before their preseason outing against the Ravens on Monday night, which also has the benefit of being on the bright national lights of ESPN.
There was a lot to unpack, for sure. With that in mind, here are four critical observations from Washington's second joint practice with John Harbaugh's men.
Commanders kept the intensity high
As previously stated, things got out of hand during the first joint practice and the two head coaches brought an abrupt end to proceedings. It didn't look like Wednesday's session would run that long after a few skirmishes early, but everyone focused on the task at hand once they got this extra aggression out of their system.
The Washington Commanders didn't back down an inch and more importantly, kept the intensity high throughout. Ron Rivera's preached the importance of controlled physicality throughout camp, which has clearly been taken on board by his players in their quest to improve before Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals arrives.