Commanders news: Kliff Kingsbury, Joe Whitt Jr., Haason Reddick and QB Plans

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

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as the final coaching chess pieces were put in place by Dan Quinn?

This is a nervous yet exciting time for Washington Commanders fans. Plans are frantically being made and - in some cases - finalized behind the scenes. There is a cautious sense of optimism right now. This will be enhanced further if new general manager Adam Peters and his team can make the offseason personnel moves needed to help the team thrive.

The headlines have been vast and there's been a lot to take in. Among the stories accumulating column inches include Kliff Kingsbury's ambition, Joe Whitt Jr. laying down a marker, Washington's plans at the quarterback position, and the Commanders being tabbed as an ideal landing spot for stud edge rusher Haason Reddick.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders OC Kliff Kingsbury's ambition

Much has been made about the Kliff Kingsbury offense. The Air-Raid style is what's typically associated with the new Washington Commanders offensive coordinator. During his introductory press conference, the play-caller was quick to pour cold water on being so one-dimensional as he embarks on his second NFL chance.

Kingsbury stated via Washington's website that he looking for a balanced approach. This is reflected in the coaching hires - who come from successful offensive ideologies around the league. Something he hopes can provide a magic touch to get the Commanders humming once again on this side of the football.

"We want to be able to run the football and [run] play-action passes. Really, do whatever it takes to win. But the Air Raid deal, I'm honored to be a part of that, because it was Mike Leach, and I have a tremendous amount of respect for him, but I wouldn't categorize anything we do under that name."

Kliff Kingsbury via Commanders.com

This willingness to adapt and integrate different philosophies is going to serve the Commanders well. However, much will also depend on which quarterback those in power choose to spearhead their exciting era this offseason.