Eric Bieniemy's mindset
The Miami Dolphins offense gets the limelight thanks to their explosive nature. But the Washington Commanders must not underestimate the defensive side of things in their quest to pull off a major upset.
Miami's secondary looks like a significant obstacle to overcome after All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey's successful return from injury. But instead of striking the fear of God into his players heading into such a difficult-looking contest at FedEx Field, offensive coordinator/assistant head coach Eric Bieniemy is taking a different approach based on comments via Sports Illustrated.
"The thing that we do, you don't coach your guys and put fear in them. At the end of the day, we got to go out and play. We got to go out and be the very best of who we are. And so, when it's all said and done with, we got to go out and execute our scheme and execute our job better than they're executing their scheme and better than they're executing, utilizing their God-given ability, but we just have to go play."- Eric Bieniemy via Sports Illustrated
Avoiding unnecessary risks and establishing the run is of critical importance. If the Commanders can accomplish these feats, it should make things easier for quarterback Sam Howell in his bid to keep up with opposing signal-caller Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins' passing attack.