Commanders news: Ben Johnson, Raheem Morris, Adam Peters and bitterness

Examining the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines ahead of their pivotal virtual meeting with Ben Johnson today?

Today is a big one for the Washington Commanders. Their head coaching interview process is gaining speed with general manager Adam Peters keen to stamp his mark on the organization. After running the rule over many established candidates, the biggest meeting of all takes place in the coming hours.

While we wait for further developments, the stories causing debate include ongoing bitterness between two former Washington employees, Ben Johnson is officially on deck, Raheem Morris staking his claim, and Peters' plans for the quarterback position.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders interview Raheem Morris, Dan Quinn

All the talk centers on Ben Johnson after he praised Washington Commanders general manager Adam Peters ahead of their meeting. But the team also interviewed two more experienced head coaching candidates for the vacant position on Thursday.

Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris spoke virtually with Washington's brain trust on Thursday. The former is reportedly going back to his current employers if he doesn't get a promotion elsewhere. The latter is a highly coveted candidate once again this year and comes from the famous Mike Shanahan tree.

In truth, it would be surprising if either Morris or Quinn got the gig. However, nothing should be dismissed entirely when one considers Peters' desire to find a genuine leader of men to take this storied franchise back to prominence.