Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as Dan Quinn's coaching staff takes shape ahead of his introductory presser?
Dan Quinn has wasted no time after securing the Washington Commanders' head coaching role. The experienced figure is tapping into his contacts around the league in pursuit of molding the best staff possible. Something that could allow this once-proud organization to hit the ground running during his first campaign at the helm.
As expected, the headlines are plentiful with developments ongoing. Among the stories causing debate include Joe Whitt Jr. following Quinn to Washington, the Commanders landing a coveted offensive coordinator, what to expect from the head coach's introductory presser this afternoon, and Jonathan Allen holding high hopes for the future.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Commanders hire Joe Whitt Jr. as DC
Although Dan Quinn's expertise centers on the defensive side of the football, he needed a strong coordinator to take the heat off and allow him to manage all areas of the team. The head coach chose to target a trusted figure from his time at the Dallas Cowboys, with Joe Whitt Jr. opting to link up once again in the nation's capital.
Whitt comes with bags of knowledge. He began his journey as a student assistant coach at Auburn. He's spent time at several NFL franchises, primarily working with defensive backs and coordinating pass defenses.
This will prove invaluable to the Commanders considering how many big passing plays they conceded under Jack Del Rio and Ron Rivera. Whitt is a known motivator and widely respected. These traits will serve him well as he embarks on a well-deserved promotion.