Commanders News: Ron Rivera, Efe Obada, Terry McLaurin and Week 12

Examining the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Commanders WR Terry McLaurin's mindset

Terry McLaurin is widely regarded as one of the league's most polished wide receivers. His body of work since arriving as a third-round selection out of Ohio State dictates as much, which makes it especially surprising the Washington Commanders aren't making him a genuine focal point within Eric Bieniey's expansive offensive scheme.

McLaurin's had double-digit targets just three times this season - the last of these came in Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Bieniemy likes to spread the wealth, but it might be time to start focusing more on his primary pass-catching asset given the struggles elsewhere.

When discussing the Commanders' current complications, McLaurin was frustrated based on comments via USA Today Sports. However, the Pro Bowler was eager to contribute significantly in whatever way he could to get this franchise off the canvas.

"Yeah, everybody wants to win at the end of the day. Everybody knows how extremely competitive I am, as a leader, as a player. I am not the type to point the fingers, but at the same time, each guy has to figure out how he can affect this team in a positive way to help us win. If you are not, then this is probably not the place for you. But at the same time, I am going to continue to work and be ready for my opportunity; sometimes, I don’t necessarily know they’re going to come. I just try to stay ready and be positive and try to be part of the solution."

Terry McLaurin via USA Today Sports

McLaurin needs to be at the top of his game against the Dallas Cowboys and DaRon Bland. The emerging cornerback's been in relentless form this season in the absence of Trevon Diggs and already had four pick-sixes to his name, making the margin for error almost non-existent.