Commanders News: Sam Howell, Eric Bieniemy, Chase Young and Nick Gates

Examining the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines with just one day remaining before their Week 7 game at the New York Giants?

The Washington Commanders will be making their trip to East Rutherford later today for their crunch Week 7 clash against the New York Giants. Confidence is high after ending their concerning three-game losing run at the Atlanta Falcons and this represents another good chance to attain success versus a divisional opponent with one win in five to begin the campaign.

Another tense Sunday afternoon awaits, one suspects. Until then, among the stories causing conversation include Eric Bieniemy's mindset. Sam Howell's toughness, Nick Gates on facing a familiar foe, and Chase Young being touted as someone needing a change of scenery.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders' OC Eric Bieniemy's mindset

The New York Giants might be sitting at 1-5 through six weeks, but the Washington Commanders are not in any position to be taking teams lightly with their own fate hanging in the balance. Something that was reflected by offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, who stated via Sports Illustrated that Wink Martindale's defense will be a significant challenge to overcome when the two sides clash tomorrow.

"I saw a pretty good aggressive defense last week fly around and pretty much shut Buffalo down. That's a good offense, who've done a number of things throughout the course of the years with the personnel that they have. I thought that defense did a great job of just playing sound football. Obviously, it didn't end the right way, but I'll tell you what, this is the league."

Eric Bieniemy via Sports Illustrated

Bieniemy's been around long enough to know what might happen if the Commanders aren't firing on all cylinders. Everyone involved should also be fully aware of the potential repercussions if they cannot beat one of the league's current bottom-feeders, even if it is on the road.