Commanders news: Dan Quinn, Brian Johnson, Tavita Pritchard and Kliff Kingsbury

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Commanders want explosiveness from Kliff Kingsbury

Dan Quinn wants the Washington Commanders offense to be more explosive. There was too much predictability and a lack of balance under Eric Bieniemy last season. His concepts couldn't bring the best out of his players. The offensive line couldn't withstand the pressure of having to deploy so many pass-protection sets en route to an indifferent campaign.

The Commanders are hoping Kliff Kingsbury can change all that. Washington's new offensive coordinator comes with a strong background and is proven to develop quarterbacks. The hire received a mixed reaction, but Quinn appears highly confident the appointment can add a dynamic element that's been sorely lacking in recent years based on comments via the team's website.

"The explosive comes offensively and on the return game from big plays, through the run game, through play action, through the passing game, ones that can change fields position. And those are the explosive plays that you have to keep going and being aggressive to go."

Dan Quinn via Commanders.com

Fans should be cautiously optimistic about Kingsbury's influence. While speculation surrounding his connection to USC quarterback Caleb Williams shows no signs of slowing down, molding an offense to fit the strengths of those around and any incoming recruits is of paramount importance.

Kingsbury has increased pressure as many believe others were more deserving. This should be all he needs for some extra motivation ahead of his second NFL chance.