2. The Reality Is, McLaurin is available in the first quarter, too.
Terry McLaurin is finally starting to get some of the national shine he deserves off back-to-back clutch performances to help finish off late-game comeback wins. But this team all-to-often completely forgets about him for long stretches early in games.
Whether that’s due to poor execution, poor play-calling, defensive adjustments or some combination, that can’t continue to happen. Terry McLaurin should be getting 6-8 touches in every half of every game. His reliability, toughness and leadership demand more usage.
It’s incumbent on Taylor Heinicke and especially Scott Turner to find a way to avoid droughts for Scary Terry to build on the momentum from the last two games.