What huge changes should the Washington Commanders consider for their pivotal upcoming game at the New York Giants in Week 7?
Ending a losing run was the primary objective above all else from the Washington Commanders' perspective in Week 6 at the Atlanta Falcons. While the performance was decent despite a few obvious flaws, getting a positive result was absolutely imperative with pressure mounting on those in positions of power.
That was just the first step. Next on the list for Ron Rivera and his players centers on stringing some good results together before a difficult stretch to conclude the campaign.
Finding ways to beat divisional rivals would also help their cause greatly. Sunday's game at the New York Giants is one of the more winnable remaining challenges the Commanders have within the NFC East looking at how things are unfolding in the Big Apple through six weeks.
In order to achieve success, here are four changes the Commanders should consider in Week 7 at MetLife Stadium.
Commanders should give Jahan Dotson YAC opportunities
Confidence remains in wide receiver Jahan Dotson despite a troubling start to the season. Things just aren't clicking for the former first-round pick, with his drop at the Atlanta Falcons a microcosm of how the season is going for the Penn State product currently.
Thankfully, this can be fixed. There needs to be a shift in ethos regarding Dotson in the hope of building momentum, so Eric Bieniemy should consider giving the playmaker some easy receptions and chances to create yards after the catch right out of the gate.
This would not only keep the New York Giants defense honest, but there's just no telling what a couple of easy grabs would do for his confidence. Something that could then lead to targets over intermediate and deep routes for good measure.
Dotson is going to have a big game at some point. If the Washington Commanders can get some easy completions his way over the opening exchanges, it might just be in Week 7.