Commanders News: Ron Rivera, Chris Cooley, Logan Thomas and Sam Howell

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Logan Thomas on Commanders' self-inflicted wounds

Everyone expected the Washington Commanders to put together a winning performance against the then-winless Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football. However, another terrible start and some execution issues down the stretch meant they were on the wrong end of a depressing 40-20 reverse with Josh Harris and members of his ownership group watching on.

This was unacceptable and aside from Sam Howell's encouraging second-half performance under center, there weren't many positives to take. And according to Logan Thomas via Washington's website, a lot of the team's wounds are self-inflicted.

"National TV or not, it doesn't matter. We want to come out here and play good football. We've been beating up on ourselves a couple of times this year, and this one's no different than that. You know, we've got a couple of days to reflect. Hopefully, everybody comes in with the right attitude going forward and we can get back in the win column. We've got a good team, and we just need to go prove it. Like I just said, we know we have a good team. We've just got to go perform and we've got to go do it. What we did in the second half was fine, but it wasn't good enough after what we did in the first half."

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Playing down to the opposition seems to be an ongoing theme for the Commanders. Whether they took the Bears for granted or not doesn't matter now - what's important is making the correct adjustments, digging deep as a group, and ridding themselves of the defensive issues that are becoming a growing cause for concern.