Commanders News: Sam Howell, sale positivity, Eric Bieniemy and QB situation

Sam Howell and Jacoby Brissett
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Which Washington Commanders' news stories are hitting the headlines with just a few short weeks before two landmark occasions arrive?

Good morning and we hope you are all making the most out of another holiday weekend. Getting some rest and relaxation will be essential for the Washington Commanders, who'll be honing their bodies and making last-minute preparations before everyone descends on Ashburn for what promises to be a fascinating training camp under the watchful eye of new ownership.

Until then, there is enough in the way of news and rumors to keep everyone entertained. Among the stories causing debate recently include Eric Bieniemy's winning mentality, Sam Howell's dangerous tendencies, how the sale is being perceived around the NFC East, and Washington's quarterback situation ranked among the league's worst.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Eric Bieniemy bringing championship mentality to Commanders

One doesn't have to examine how things have unfolded throughout the offseason so far to see how Eric Bieniemy's presence is being felt. The recent arrival is raising standards and increasing accountability across the board, which has gone down extremely well with players and coaches alike so far.

This was a topic brought up by offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas during an appearance on Good Morning Football, who stated via Sports Illustrated that Bieniemy has brought a championship mentality to the Commanders that was sorely needed.

"I can say from an offensive perspective with Eric Bieniemy he's definitely brought championship energy. He has us working at a different clip and pace and I like where we're headed."

Cornelius Lucas via Sports Illustrated

For fans, this should be music to their ears. Bieniemy is exactly what the Commanders need heading into such an important season, which could also enhance his own head coaching ambitions if everything goes according to or better than anticipated.