Jahan Dotson can’t hide his exciement to be working with new Washington Commanders offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy.
Dotson, a rising star drafted by the Washington Commanders in the first-round of the 2022 NFL Draft, out of Penn State, is eager to see how Bienemy’s expertise, gained as the former offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs, can elevate his game to new heights.
“Having coach Bienemy here with us,” Dotson said, during an appearance on The Jim Rome Show. “I’m truly grateful for it. He’s going to bring out the best of you in the player. He’s going to coach you hard. He yells. That’s what he does. That’s his way of showing you that he cares.
“That’s what you want in a coach, someone who’s going to push you to our limits, and make sure he gets everything out of you, gets the best out of you. You’re going to learn how to play hard every single day, every single snap, it’s been great. I’m grateful to have such a great mentor.”
With Dotson‘s impressive rookie season behind him, the stage is set for a dynamic partnership between the talented receiver and the renowned offensive mind of Bienemy.
Jahan Dotson Learning a Language of Success
Dotson acknowledges the challenge of adapting to a new offensive system, comparing it to learning a new language.
“It’s going to be a big difference,” Dotson explained. “Anytime you’re learning a new entire system, it’s going to be a big difference.
“It’s kind of like learning a new language. Everyone speaks the same language, but they call it different things, different verbiage.”
Understanding the importance of mastering the verbiage and terminology, Dotson is determined to become comfortable with Bienemy’s playbook.
“I’m just trying to get comfortable with the language,” Dotson said. “So I can play fast, play loose. That’s the biggest thing about the game of football, being able to play fast at all times, be loose, and be yourself. That’s what we’re trying to do this offseason, making sure we can get right into the season.”
By doing so, he aims to play with speed, confidence, and freedom, knowing that fluency in the language of the offense will unlock his true potential.
Jahan Dotson: Building on Foundation of Strong Rookie Season
Dotson’s rookie campaign was a revelation, showcasing his exceptional talent and playmaking abilities.
Playing opposite star Terry McLaurin, Dotson proved a capable weapon in the Commanders’ aerial attack.
Dotson caught 35 passes for 523 yards with 7 touchdowns in 2022.
Now, with Bienemy entering the picture, Dotson aims to build upon his early success and take his game to the next level.
The synergy between Dotson’s skills and Bienemy’s strategic prowess promises to create an explosive combination on the field.
Dotson understands the value of Bienemy’s experience and achievements, and he eagerly anticipates implementing the knowledge gleaned from the Chiefs’ successful system.
By embracing the lessons learned from one of the more accomplished NFL coordinators in recent memory, Dotson hopes to contribute to the transformation of Washington’s offensive identity.