Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines ahead of this afternoon's game against the Miami Dolphins at FedEx Field?
Another Washington Commanders game day has arrived. It's also the last one before the bye week, so nothing less than maximum effort will do against the Miami Dolphins, who look more than capable of going on a deep postseason run this season.
Before the big kick-off, the stories causing conversation include Magic Johnson's support for Josh Harris' recent comments surrounding patience, Sam Howell coming in for glowing praise from one of the league's most respected defensive minds, Ron Rivera's plan to limit wide receiver Tyreek Hill's influence, and everything you need to know heading into Week 13.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Magic Johnson rallies around Josh Harris
Josh Harris' recent comments about needing to have plenty of patience to turn the Washington Commanders back into contenders became a hot discussion among fans on social media. We live in a world where instant gratification is preferred, but this was always going to be a long-term project considering the mess the new ownership group inherited from Dan Snyder.
These sentiments were echoed by Magic Johnson in support of Harris. The minority stakeholder knows what it takes to win in the sports and business world, so this vote of confidence is something that should also receive the support of Washington's long-suffering fanbase.
Landmark changes are coming for the Commanders once the campaign reaches its conclusion. That is obvious looking at how things are currently unfolding, so it promises to be one of the most important offseasons in franchise history as a new era dawns.