Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as another game day is officially upon us?
And just like that, another game day arrives. For the Washington Commanders, this afternoon's road clash against the Seattle Seahawks represents an opportunity to make a big statement in their quest to emerge as a potential wildcard playoff challenger. This can be done by emerging victorious from one of football's most hostile environments.
It promises to be a nail-biter, that's for sure. Until then, the stories causing conversation include what sealed the Chase Young trade, Pete Carroll's thoughts on the Commanders, wanting more from Sam Howell, and confidence in Emmanuel Forbes heading into another tricky test.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Pete Carroll praises Commanders
It seems as if Pete Carroll is expecting a tough test this afternoon when the Washington Commanders come to town. The Seattle Seahawks head coach was especially complimentary about what Eric Bieniemy is trying to accomplish offensively based on comments via Sports Illustrated.
"Terry McLaurin is terrific. Logan [Thomas] is a premier-looking tight end. He’s gone to those guys, and they have a lot of speed with the other guys that they go to. Both running backs that they feature, [Brian] Robinson [Jr.] and [Antonio] Gibson, are both really well equipped. They run hard, they run thick, so they’ve got a good complement to what they’re doing there. They are really going for it in the throwing game. They’ve thrown the ball a hundred times more than we have already. They’re really trying."- Pete Carroll via Sports Illustrated
Providing the Commanders cope with the incredible sound levels within Lumen Field, they have a chance to continue their recent resurgence. Everything needs to go right, but the offensive line seems to be doing just enough to give quarterback Sam Howell time to shine over the last fortnight - something that couldn't have come at a better time.
Seattle harbors postseason aspirations of their own despite getting thumped by the Baltimore Ravens last time out. But if everyone meets their performance targets, the Commanders should be able to hold their own.