Commanders deep dive: Assessing the new coaching staff under Dan Quinn

How is the new Commanders coaching staff shaping up?

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The Washington Commanders spared no expense by forming the best coaching staff money could buy. How will it all come together?

There may be some title adjustments or a couple more assistants brought on board. But the key pieces of the new Washington Commanders coaching staff for 2024 under Dan Quinn are now in place.

The final domino fell when San Francisco 49ers assistant defensive line coach Darryl Tapp was hired to be the Commanders' new defensive line coach. Quinn has now assembled his primary staff - coordinators, position coaches, and key assistants. Meshing them together now becomes the primary objective.

It's an eclectic mix of old and young. There are three holdovers from the 2023 staff. There is one former head coach among the coordinators and another among the position coaches. It seems like the right blend of youth and experience capable of helping a playing staff devoid of confidence.

The 11 position coaches and assistants have more than 100 years of combined service coaching at the professional level. More than half of them have served as coordinators themselves. It is an experienced group that still features a fair amount of exuberance. About half played professionally as well.

I'll offer a brief introduction to the new staff, complete with a green flag - something to get excited about - and a red flag - a potential problem. We’ll skip over Quinn - there’s already been a lot written about him. We’ll begin with the men he chose to bring in as coordinators.