Commanders news: Emmanuel Forbes, Joe Whitt Jr., Antonio Gibson and collaboration

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

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as offseason plans continue behind the scenes under Adam Peters and Dan Quinn?

Adam Peters and Dan Quinn took in some college football at Georgetown, which was a well-deserved break from their offseason endeavors so far. The Washington Commanders have been busy since the 2023 campaign concluded. The front office purpose has returned and the coaching staff looks completely different. Next on the agenda are pre-draft assessments, contract decisions, and the all-important free-agent frenzy.

It's an exciting time and the fun is just getting started. While we wait for more developments, the stories causing conversation include collaboration among the coaching staff, getting more from Emmanuel Forbes, Joe Whitt Jr. having what it takes, and Antonio Gibson's future.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders' improved collaboration

Much has been made about the Washington Commanders sparing no expense to form the best coaching staff possible. There are cases in NFL history where this has worked. There are some recent examples - such as the Carolina Panthers this time last year - where it's been an unmitigated disaster.

Hopefully, for the Commanders' sake, they mesh well and take the franchise forward. When asked about the hiring process, defensive coordinator Joe Whitt Jr. stated different philosophies were targeted to mold a comprehensive scheme capable of bringing the best out of the players based on comments via The Athletic.

"We have a lot of coaches that come from different trees. And we did that by design because we want to have ideas outside of what necessarily I’ve done in my past."

Joe Whitt Jr. via The Athletic

This sounds good, in theory. Commanders fans have been burned by big names with little substance attached before. They should err on the side of caution until further notice.