Commanders News: Jack Del Rio, Josh Harris, Ron Rivera and changing times

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

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Commanders owner Josh Harris' desire

Josh Harris is getting a crash course in NFL ownership this season. The Washington Commanders are underachieving on the field once again, which stems from a lack of ideas on the coaching front and players not living up to their lofty offseason billing.

This might not be how Harris wanted to begin his tenure, but the majority ownership partner reassured fans that better times are ahead via a statement on Washington's website. And make no mistake, the billionaire's mission and desire to turn the Commanders into a perennial contender hasn't altered whatsoever.

"I feel exactly how our fans feel today: disappointed and frustrated. It's how our players and staff feel as well. I knew our first season of ownership would include challenges along the way, and we will not shy away from hard work, nor will we be deterred by adversity. As Coach Rivera and I discussed, all of our energy for the remainder of the season will be focused on playing better, more consistent football and developing our players while intently evaluating the areas in which we need to improve this offseason. Our fans deserve a team that can compete with the NFL's best and win sustainably over the long-term. I will not waver from that mission. Thank you to our fans for the ways in which you've breathed new life into our franchise. We have not been good enough this season, but our resolve for the future is unbroken."

Josh Harris via

It was never going to happen overnight. Harris' ownership group inherited an absolute mess from Dan Snyder, but the wheels of change are firmly in motion.

Buckle up, this offseason is going to be a dramatic one.