Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines after Dan Quinn was formally introduced as the team's head coach?
There was an enormous sense of excitement as Dan Quinn - together with majority partner Josh Harris and general manager Adam Peters - discussed their collective vision for the Washington Commanders at the head coach's introductory presser. It went much longer than many anticipated, but the overall impression was positive heading into an important offseason.
Actions speak louder than words, but hopes are high that this new power couple can start molding the Commanders into a contender over time. While we wait for further developments, the stories accumulating column inches include Quinn's ambition, Peters' alignment, Magic Johnson pulling a masterstroke, and Eric Bieniemy's future confirmed.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Commanders let Eric Bieniemy depart
After Kliff Kingsbury was confirmed as the Washington Commanders offensive coordinator under Dan Quinn, it was the final nail in Eric Bieniemy's proverbial coffin. Something that was confirmed by Dan Quinn during his introductory presser, who stated the team's play-caller in 2023 has been let go.
Quinn spoke with Bieniemy to inform him of the decision man-to-man. The head coach felt that was the least he deserved given the esteem in which he is held around the league. Unfortunately, it just didn't work out for all parties involved.
"We won't work together here, [but] I wanted him to know I really respect the work he's done. I wish him nothing but the best."- Dan Quinn via ESPN
What the future holds for Bieniemy is unclear. He bet on himself and lost after leaving the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. No head coaching interest arrived from outside the organization. Offensive coordinator positions are being filled rapidly around the league. There could be some merit in taking an assistant job somewhere if the right offer comes along, but this is a fatal blow to his chances of ever getting a top job.