July 21, 2024

Ron Rivera, Washington Commanders: Details ‘Comfort Level’ Leading Offence: Sam Howell

Sam Howell, the starting quarterback for the Washington Commanders, has shown promise; head coach Ron Rivera has talked about how at ease Howell is with the system.

Sam Howell once again showed promise as the leader of Eric Bieniemy’s offence as the Washington Commanders defeated the New England Patriots 20-17, bouncing back from their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

With a touchdown and an interception, Howell completed 29 of his 45 passes for 325 yards, helping the Commanders improve to 4-5 on the season.

“You can see the comfort level in which he’s executing the play call,” Rivera stated. How he handles the safeguards, how he communicates with the receivers, how he modifies routes, and other similar tasks. Getting there has taken some time. We anticipated that it would take some time. Although we didn’t anticipate him to suffer as many setbacks as he did in the beginning, I believe his confidence is beginning to truly shine through.”

Naturally, Howell would experience some growing pains as this was only his first career start prior to this season.

Of course, we have seen them, but we have also witnessed his perseverance and ability to produce when things get difficult.

That instills confidence in the players that Howell is the right person to lead this team into a new chapter.

Rivera remarked, “The guys think there’s a chance with Sam.”

Believing that the team has a chance to win every game under Howell is half the battle. Even though Howell is still adjusting to being an NFL starter, he has shown promise through nine games. It won’t be all sunshine and roses, though.

Is it sufficient to put an end to speculation that he will be the next quarterback for Washington? Probably not, but Howell is writing his narrative page by page, and the Commanders’ trip to Lumen Field to play the Seattle Seahawks will write the next chapter.

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