Commanders News: Sam Howell, Ron Rivera, Emmanuel Forbes and Chase Young

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 after another hugely successful Back Together Saturday occasion?

Back Together Saturday had a special meaning for the Washington Commanders this year. It was a celebration not of football returning around the league, but for fans of this once-proud franchise, it represented finally reuniting as one collective force after morale became sapped beyond all recognition under the previous ownership regime.

As expected, the headlines continued to emerge surrounding a team on the up. Among the stories generating debate include Sam Howell's burning question, Chase Young having a point to prove, Ron Rivera's appreciation, and Emmanuel Forbes producing the goods.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Ron Rivera's appreciation for Commanders fans

The injection of energy and surge in attendance throughout the first few days of training camp have been unbelievable. The Washington Commanders fanbase remains in celebratory mode after Dan Snyder finally packed up and sold the team, which isn't going unnoticed by head coach Ron Rivera and his players, either.

The figurehead delivered an inspiring speech to his players about fans returning and its significance. Rivera also got on the microphone to thank those who've come out and in some cases, rekindled their romance with a team that never left their hearts via The Bleacher Report.

"It's a big deal to have you folks back here. It means a lot. Being out here, our guys seeing it, it brings energy. It brings a lot of energy. And again, we need that going forward, we need you guys to keep being here."

Ron Rivera via The Bleacher Report

The Commanders are a sleeping giant who's been woken abruptly by Josh Harris' ownership group. What's important for Rivera and his players is turning this positivity into improved production when it counts.