Commanders news: Kliff Kingsbury, Eric Bieniemy, Nick Chubb and TE plans

Delving deeper into the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Commanders focus under Kliff Kingsbury

One of the biggest failings of Eric Bieniemy's time as Washington Commanders' offensive coordinator was a lack of balance. Playing from behind so often didn't help, but his refusal to establish the run piled too much pressure on quarterback Sam Howell and saw his schematic concepts become far too predictable.

This is something that has to change under Kliff Kingsbury. When examining the Commanders' rushing attack in greater detail, Kevin Patra from Around the NFL was confident things could start trending upward under Washington's new play-caller. The writer also predicted another weapon would join the ranks to go alongside Brian Robinson Jr. and Chris Rodriguez Jr.

"The Commanders' run game disappointed under Eric Bieniemy but could get a boost with Kliff Kingsbury taking over. In his first three seasons in Arizona, Kingsbury's offense ranked in the top 10 in rush yards each year and was top seven in attempts twice. Robinson offers a powerful back with some potential. I also liked what we saw down the stretch from Rodriguez, whose gashing style could fit well in Kingsbury's system. With a boatload of cash to spend, don't be surprised if Washington makes a backfield splash, particularly someone with pass-catching ability. Dan Quinn certainly knows all about what Tony Pollard brings to the table from their time together in Dallas."

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Robinson showed enough last season to suggest he could become more of a focal point. The Commanders need another option if Antonio Gibson isn't extended, but fans should feel confident in a balanced approach moving forward with Kingsbury calling the shots.