What concerning elements emerged from the Washington Commanders' preseason win over the Baltimore Ravens at FedEx Field?
Despite a promising start to the 2023 preseason, the Washington Commanders' win over the Baltimore Ravens revealed several areas of concern that are likely to cause problems at some point during the campaign. The good news is that most of these have solutions – or else will tend to resolve themselves over time.
There is an obvious new energy apparent in everything the Commanders are doing right now. Josh Harris’ goofy brand of enthusiasm has been infectious. In all fairness, your least favorite teacher from grade school could have taken over from Dan Snyder and we’d all be singing hosannas, so the bar isn’t very high.
More importantly against the Ravens, this team responded after falling behind, retaking the lead on three distinct occasions. They made big stops when they needed them. They scored twice in the final five minutes and got a game-winning field goal at the end.
All-in-all, a pretty successful night.
But that joy and success have a way of masking problems. If the Commanders don’t address these issues in the coming weeks, they will fester into the regular season.
So let’s point out a few of these concerns and offer some helpful tips on how to address them.