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Terry McLaurin evolving as Commanders leader

One of the first players to greet Eric Bieniemy following his introductory press conference earlier this offseason was Terry McLaurin. The prolific wide receiver was keen to make his intentions known to the play-caller, which is a mentality he's brought throughout the early portion of Washington Commanders' workouts so far.

McLaurin is one of the focal points and is the longest-serving Commanders player on offense after another offseason of change. This is a responsibility he's taking seriously, soaking up Bieniemy's counsel and also evolving from a leadership standpoint for good measure.

When discussing Bieniemy's early influence on the Commanders, McLaurin stated via Yahoo Sports that the intensity brought by the coach stood out as the biggest alteration. The former Ohio State star is also eager to be someone that the respected offensive mind can lean on throughout the preparation period.

"It’s been fun, challenging at times. But it has forced us to come in with a different level of focus each and every day because you’re learning something new. He (Bieniemy) definitely coaches hard… I wanted to put my best foot forward and make a good impression, knowing that he can trust me as a leader, as a player; I am going to do my job. I think his intensity is something we all feel so far."

Terry McLaurin via Yahoo Sports

The potential for an upturn in production for McLaurin is evident. Bieniemy will have more creativity associated with his system, so it's all systems go if Sam Howell and the offensive line live up to their ends of the bargain.