Commanders deep dive: How Eric Bieniemy's past can shape Washington's future

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Eric Bieniemy brings different vibes to the Commanders

The Washington Commanders' new offensive coordinator's impact was immediately obvious from his opening press conference. Players from both the offense and defense showed up to welcome Eric Bieniemy, which was a major statement of intent.

Bieniemy's presence has instilled a palpable confidence among Washington's players, with his unwavering attention to detail and focus on pace and personnel standing out early in OTAs.

Speaking recently at his youth football camp, Commanders' second-year wide receiver Jahan Dotson couldn't help but smile while talking about the effect Bieniemy's signing has already had on Washington's locker room via Nick Jhabvala of The Washington Post on Twitter.

"I feel like he's brought culture to our team... he's brought a sense of energy, a sense of urgency."

Jahan Dotson via Twitter

The level of energy and communication that Bieniemy demands is something severely uncommon for loyal followers of the franchise. But it's a sorely welcome sight to behold, especially at such an early point in the offseason program.

Bieniemy's arrival, along with the eventual departure of disgraced owner Dan Snyder, has Washington's long-suffering fans cautiously optimistic about their team's playoff chances in 2023 and beyond, as a brand new era is set to begin in D.C.