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Commanders WR Terry McLaurin wants improvement

Thursday night was embarrassing for everyone associated with the Washington Commanders. Josh Harris, Magic Johnson, and other members of the team's new ownership group were far from pleased with what they witnessed at FedEx Field versus the then-winless Chicago Bears, which increased their losing streak to three games and raised more concerns about whether this was the start of another lost campaign.

There is still time to turn things around, starting this weekend at the Atlanta Falcons. However, wide receiver Terry McLaurin stated via Sports Illustrated that everyone - including himself - must start fighting for respect and raise their respective performance levels in pursuit of turning this sinking ship around.

"When you don’t get off to a fast start against a team that’s hungry like that, fighting for every play, every yard, and they’re capitalizing, that’s what happens. [Bears] record didn’t really matter, I believed that coming into the week and when you don’t come to play, that’s what's going to happen to you. A lot of people, myself included, we all got to get better."

Terry McLaurin via Sports Illustrated

The Commanders aren't going to get anywhere by pointing fingers and wallowing in self-pity. Now is the time for big characters and supreme commitment to improvement, which is the only way McLaurin and his teammates are going to get themselves out of this ever-increasing slump.