Commanders 2023 coaching grades: Eric Bieniemy and the offensive staff

It's time to assess the Commanders coaching staff...

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Bobby Engram - Commanders WRs coach

Bobby Engram was another new coach this season. Unlike Travelle Wharton and Todd Storm, he was brand new to the Washington Commanders, having coached tight ends and wide receivers with the Baltimore Ravens for eight years before spending 2022 as the offensive coordinator of the Wisconsin Badgers.

Engram replaced Drew Terrell, who had replaced Jim Hostler the previous season. No position has seen as much coaching turnover during Ron Rivera’s tenure. And yet, the results seem to remain the same.

Terry McLaurin is great. No one else has emerged. In 2023, Washington’s receivers should have had bigger years. They had a better quarterback and a coordinator who liked to throw. But the numbers have stayed virtually the same, and prized second-year player Jahan Dotson has seemed to regress.

If you believe in Pro Football Focus ratings, it looks especially bleak. The young players - Dotson, Dyami Brown, and little-used rookie Mitchell Tinsley - are Washington’s lowest-rated receivers. Last-minute veteran additions Byron Pringle and Jamison Crowder have largely outperformed them.

Again, this failure to develop young players cannot all be laid at the feet of individual position coaches. But Engram, like the others discussed, simply hasn’t done anything to make the situation better.