Commanders News: Ron Rivera, Jahan Dotson, Jamison Crowder and Chase Young

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Commanders confidence in Jahan Dotson

Even though the Washington Commanders' offense has made encouraging strides under Eric Bieniemy, wide receiver Jahan Dotson hasn't met the expectations as yet. The former first-round selection was tipped for a major breakout in Year 2 of his professional career, but it's been a rough start for a pass-catcher with every athletic attribute imaginable.

Dotson dropped what would have been a huge gain at the Atlanta Falcons and wasn't targeted after that. When discussing the Penn State product's lack of production, quarterback Sam Howell remains highly confident that things can turn around in the near future based on comments via the team's website.

"Jahan is so special. He's so polished … I was a huge fan of his when he was in college, and I'm so excited to play with him. It's just kind of a flow of the game type thing. It wasn't that Jahan wasn't in the game plan, it's just more of the plays that were called at that certain time and kind of what looks they gave on certain plays kind of dictates where the ball goes. It's kind of just one of those unlucky things for Jahan. He's a hell of a player. I'm going to continue to try to do everything I can to get him the ball just like all our guys."

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The New York Giants are giving up 217.0 yards per game through the air over their opening six games. This is about league average, so there should be a few opportunities for Dotson to make his presence felt and help the Commanders get themselves over .500 once again.

This is all about confidence. Hopefully, Dotson is not completely devoid of that after an indifferent start.