Commanders run game must counteract Milton Williams
Eric Bieniemy can also protect Sam Howell by calling a ton of running plays. But the ground game won't work if the Washington Commanders can't control 6-foot-3, 290-pound Milton Williams.
Jalen Carter and Jordan Davis are earning plaudits for their dominant displays. Williams is also a formidable force that cannot be overlooked.
Big No. 93 can toy with blockers in one-on-one matchups, shedding with ease. He did the latter on this play against the Miami Dolphins in Week 5, highlighted by Benjamin Solak of The Ringer.
The Commanders need to win on the deck by running Brian Robinson Jr. between the tackles. Getting the Alabama product going will require a cute approach from Bieniemy, who needs to find ways for his blockers to trap Williams and get him moving laterally more often.
Stacking the line of scrimmage with tight ends or a sixth lineman will help the Commanders double Williams when necessary. The supplemented lines should also be able to pick up one of the Philadelphia Eagles' most effective weapons on the blitz.