Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as preparations gather pace for Week 10 at the Seattle Seahawks?
Players and coaches returned to practice on Wednesday as the Washington Commanders gear up for their crunch game at the Seattle Seahawks. Lumen Field is a notoriously hostile atmosphere for visiting teams, so it'll be fascinating to see what adjustments are made schematically by the coaching staff to cope with this potential complication.
Confidence should be high, but the Seahawks are a tough opposition to overcome if one overlooks their drubbing by the Baltimore Ravens last time out. Until then, the stories causing debate include Ron Rivera taking the high road, Sam Howell getting more high praise, Jahan Dotson overcoming adversity, and Eric Bieniemy finding his rhythm.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Commanders WR Jahan Dotson bouncing back
After a difficult start to the 2023 season, things seem to be looking up for wide receiver Jahan Dotson. The former first-round pick has come to the fore over the last fortnight, becoming more consistent despite the odd blip and also looking sharper as a route runner to further enhance his influence.
It could have gone either way for Dotson at one stage. This was acknowledged by head coach Ron Rivera, but the figurehead stated via the team's website that the hard work put in by the wide receiver is starting to pay off.
"He knows he's better than that [on lapses in concentration]. You could tell, but then you could see him working extra, pre-practice, post-practice."- Ron Rivera via Commanders.com
Hopefully, this improved production means Dotson has firmly turned the corner en route to a strong second half of 2023. Something that would help the Washington Commanders and Howell considerably.