First reactions to Commanders from the Washington media
“We are the Washington Commanders,” announced Doug Williams on a very low-key NBC Today Show segment in the 8:00 a.m hour.
The reveal at FedEx Field was much better, livelier and more personal. More on that later today, but for now, what have been the first responses from the DMV Sports Media?
I see the #TakeCommand hashtag circulating across social media for the Washington NFL franchise.
Not gonna lie, I love that hashtag. Strong. Solid.
— Scott Abraham (@Scott7news) February 2, 2022
Washington legend Brian Mitchell seemed skeptical initially but sees some positives.
I like the unis and will give it a try!! https://t.co/len5gNjU19
— Brian Mitchell (@BMitchliveNBCS) February 2, 2022
Al Galdi described it best.
#WashingtonCommanders as a name isn’t bad. But the rollout was. The botched misdirection, clumsy leaks & complete lack of energy & pizazz for the actual announcement of the name on the @TODAYshow are hard to fathom given all of the time that the #Commanders had to get this right.
— Al Galdi (@AlGaldi) February 2, 2022
If you win, people will come around.
Rick Snider’s Washington says the new Washington Commanders name and logo are ok. Gimme two minutes. pic.twitter.com/qlUXF58uBx
— Rick Snider's Washington (@Snide_Remarks) February 2, 2022
Grant Paulsen describes his favorite part of the new branding.
My favorite part of the whole thing is the matte helmet. I was hoping for a logo that wasn't a letter but I dig the look of these helmets a lot. pic.twitter.com/wICOXQhSDw
— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) February 2, 2022