Commanders News: Sam Howell, Montez Sweat, Ron Rivera and Doug Williams

Exploring 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 until their Week 3 clash against the Buffalo Bills?

While the weather threatens to put a dampener on proceedings, the atmosphere still promises to be electric as the 2-0 Washington Commanders welcome perennial AFC Conference challenger Buffalo Bills to a sold-out FedEx Field for a crucial measuring stick showdown this weekend. And if Ron Rivera's men could somehow pull off a victory, the entire NFL would sit up and take them seriously.

It could go either way, but there is genuine hope at long last. Until then, the stories causing debate include Ron Rivera on discipline, Sam Howell breaking out, Montez Sweat's explosiveness coming in for praise, and legendary quarterback Doug Williams getting some deserved recognition.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Legendary Commanders QB honored

Nobody will ever diminish the exceptional contributions made by Doug Williams to the now-Washington Commanders franchise and the D.C. area. The first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl opened doors for others to follow, which is something still felt to this day around the league.

The American Universities Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Kennedy Political Union (K.P.U.), and Phi Sigma Pi Honor Society recently presented Williams with the "Icon of D.C." award. This is in recognition of how the Grambling State product has impacted the region and embodies pivotal lessons for college students.

Williams remains an important part of Washington's folklore and although generations are passing, his legacy will live through the ages.