Commanders News: Ron Rivera, Jonathan Allen, Sam Howell and selling assets

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 dust finally settles on their pathetic Week 7 loss at the New York Giants?

The Washington Commanders are staring down the barrel of another underachieving campaign. This team has languished in mediocrity for far too long and if something doesn't change over their remaining 10 fixtures, it's not hard to envisage Josh Harris' ownership group ringing the changes when the time is right.

There is a lot of football left, but the signs are ominous following Washington's disastrous loss to the New York Giants. Until then, the stories causing conversation include Jonathan Allen's reflection, Ron Rivera sharing frustrations, confidence remaining in Sam Howell, and the prospect of selling assets at the 2023 trade deadline.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders DT Jonathan Allen's reflection

One of the biggest talking points to emerge after Sunday's embarrassing performance at the New York Giants was the locker room tirade from defensive tackle Jonathan Allen. Emotions were clearly running high, but the veteran is getting pretty sick and tired of the same old nonsense transpiring annually since he was drafted No. 17 overall out of Alabama.

When asked if he still felt the same on Monday during an appearance on 106.7 The Fan, Allen doubled down on his comments and challenged his teammates to turn their situation around at the earliest possible opportunity.

"I'm still pissed off as much as I (was) yesterday. … We got to turn it around right now."

Jonathan Allen via X/Twitter

The time for talk has been and gone. Action is all that matters right now, so nothing less than a big performance will do against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8.