1. Jay Gruden and Joe House Ben Standig 1:42:47

The Athletic’s Ben Standig is ready to talk about this crazy Commanders week and the Wizards’ season-opener in real time. Guests: Former Washington head coach Jay Gruden and Joe House from “The Ringer.” Ben opens the show with the latest news and notes as Taylor Heinicke takes over at quarterback. Then Ben and Jay discuss Washington’s QB change, why Kirk Cousins is durable, NFL owners, how to handle the trade deadline (10:58). Then Joe joins Ben — and they talk while watching the fourth quarter of the Wizards-Pacers game. They discuss their level of optimism, Bradley Beal’s usage, what-if the Wizards’ bottomed out. and every key player on the roster (45.33). They wrap up with more on the Commanders, Heinicke, and Jim Irsay (124:30).