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Bieniemy is Changing the Energy in Ashburn | Washington Commanders


By Adam Aniba


New Commanders OC Eric Bieniemy has made his presence known during OTAs and the early returns are positive.


EB is known for his zero tolerance for lackadaisical reps by his players and it came to a head at practice on Tuesday.

It's unclear who the player was that was yanked out of the huddle, but it's clear EB is establishing a new culture on offense.


QB Jacoby Brissett was asked his thoughts on his new offensive coordinator during Tuesday's post practice presser.

"He's got that fiery energy."

Although criticisms of Bieniemy not calling plays in Kansas City have been on a loop with some fans, fact is he's already making a positive impression on his players, while implementing his system.

Bieniemy has stressed the importance of getting in an out of the huddle without haste and overall effort in position drills, 7 on 7's and 11 on 11's.


Bieniemy system, it's expected to feature a lot of tempo, quick game, RPO and a lot of crossers/slants, while still utilizing base West Coast offensive concepts.


Although Bieniemy stressed the importance of grasping his system, he's also mentioned that he'll play to the strengths of his top receivers Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson and Curtis Samuel, who excel with yards after the catch.


Running backs Brian Robinson Jr. and Antonio Gibson are likely to be heavily involved in the passing game as well.


It's also expected that the tight ends will be heavily involved in the passing game, after being used sparingly since Rivera's arrival in Washington.

It's been mentioned that the new playbook can be complicated and wordy, but it's structured on timing and discipline.


Second year signal caller Sam Howell has been noticeably vocal during OTAs and impressive while commanding the huddle with authority, while he continues to learn the playbook.


Bieniemy's ceiling as a future head coach will heavily weigh on how well his quarterback and offense perform this season, but it seems certain thus far that his players will be well prepared on game day.

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