Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as their crucial road game against the Philadelphia Eagles draws ever closer?
Another Friday is upon us, which means there are just a few short days remaining until the Washington Commanders take on the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. A game that will tell us a lot about this team's resolve following their disappointing home reverse to the Buffalo Bills last time around.
Until then, among the stories causing debate include Washington's plan for Jalen Hurts, Eric Bieniemy on putting things right, Logan Thomas' importance as he nears a return, and Ron Rivera keeping faith with quarterback Sam Howell.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Commanders preparing for Jalen Hurts
Even though the Philadelphia Eagles' rushing attack has been their primary source of profitability this season so far, having Jalen Hurts under center remains a significant worry for the Washington Commanders. The former second-round selection can hurt you in a multitude of ways, which is something defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio is preparing his unit for based on his comments via the team's website.
"Every part of his game has continued to grow and blossom. He's a good football player. He's improving as a passer, and he's dangerous with his legs and a very good leader."- Jack Del Rio via Commanders.com
The Commanders will need to expect the unexpected going up against Hurts and the Eagles offense in Week 4. They also need to perform much better than the unit mustered in the face of Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, who had his way from start to finish as Washington lost their unbeaten start in emphatic fashion.