Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as excitement builds ahead of their Week 4 clash at the Philadelphia Eagles?
There's no point looking too much at the wreckage that was last weekend's thumping at home to the Buffalo Bills. If the Washington Commanders want to move forward and get their campaign back on track, focusing on the Philadelphia Eagles and nothing else represents the best route forward leading into what promises to be an epic showdown in Week 4.
Until then, among the stories generating column inches include Sam Howell's determination, Chase Young's future, Brian Robinson Jr.'s demands, and Jahan Dotson's early season struggles.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Commanders WR Jahan Dotson's frustrations
There weren't many preseason breakout articles around the media that didn't feature Jahan Dotson. The 2022 first-round selection was tipped by many to take the league by storm under Eric Bieniemy, but it's been anything but so far during a lackluster start to the campaign.
Dotson's been a non-factor for the most part, bringing in 10 receptions from 16 targets for 83 receiving yards and zero touchdowns through three games. But despite this lack of production, the Penn State product remains confident that he can adjust to Bieniemy's new offense moving forward and play a significant role based on his comments via The Washington Times.
"That’s just me having confidence in myself, obviously. I have all the confidence in the world in myself. When it’s my time, I feel like it’s my time. Sometimes, you just got to wait your turn. When that opportunity comes, you’ve got to be ready for it. That’s what I’m preparing for every single day, no matter when it’s going to be, whether it’s Week 4 or Week 15. It’s just a completely different offense from last year. Last year, I got to be more of a red zone target for our offense and coach (Scott) Turner felt I was a big red zone threat. This year, it’s a completely different offense. We’re just all adjusting to it. … How the offensive structure is built, everyone touches the ball."- Jahan Dotson via Washington Times
Whether this comes at the Philadelphia Eagles or way into the future remains to be seen. But the Washington Commanders have to find ways to get Dotson involved given the immense athletic attributes at his disposal.