Commanders news: Sam Howell, L'Jarius Sneed, John Glenn and worst flaw

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

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Commanders worst flaw

Ron Rivera's final season as Washington Commanders head coach won't live long in the memory. Things turned sour quickly following a 2-0 start. Confidence waned within the locker room. The coaching staff looked devoid of ideas. Big changes this offseason were guaranteed from a long way out.

Picking apart what went wrong and how best to fix it will be a task for Adam Peters, Dan Quinn, and their staff in the weeks and months ahead. Bruce Ewing from Yardbarker thought Washington's biggest flaw from the 2023 season was Sam Howell's erratic distribution under center, highlighting his costly interceptions and the poor quarterback rating that followed.

"Last season, no quarterback took more sacks (65) or threw more interceptions (21) than first-year starter Sam Howell. Among starters with at least 12 games played, only the Jets' Zach Wilson (77.2) and Carolina’s Bryce Young (73.7) had a worse quarterback rating than Howell (78.9) in 2023."

Bruce Ewing, Yardbarker

While Howell will be the first to admit his performances should have been better, blaming everything on the signal-caller is asinine. Eric Bieniemy placed way too much pressure on his inexperienced shoulders by failing to find the right balance schematically. One could also place a significant amount of fault on the offensive line, who were an absolute abomination from start to finish.

What the future holds for Howell is unclear. If the Commanders feel like more is needed, they have the resources available to potentially solve their complex quarterback riddle once and for all.

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