For the first time all offseason on Thursday, the coordinators for the Washington Commanders – Jack Del Rio for defense and Eric Bieniemy for offense – addressed the media at OTAs.
Del Rio spoke about the Commanders' first-round draft pick Emmanuel Forbes, the absences of defensive ends Chase Young and Montez Sweat, the success of the defense on third-down last season, how the secondary will shake out with Quan Martin and Benjamin St. Juste, the progress former first-round pick Jamin Davis is making, and his battle with fellow linebacker Khaleke Hudson, and more.
While Del Rio spoke for only a few minutes, Bieniemy spoke for a while and he talked a lot about the new offense, his offensive philosophy and creating an offensive culture, his desire for perfection, how loud he is on the practice field, some of the bigger picture aspects of his job and the delegation of duties from Ron Rivera, how Sam Howell has started, his battle with veteran Jacoby Brissett, how the offensive line is shaking out, working with run-game coordinator Juan Castillo, accountability, the tight ends, wide receivers and Terry McLaurin, and much much more.
Listen to the full comments from Washington's coordinators and get the thoughts and analysis of Craig Hoffman breaking down what the message from the coaches' means in the audio player above.
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