Commanders News: Terry McLaurin, Chase Young, Sam Howell and Week 3

Delving deeper into the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Commanders WR Terry McLaurin on improvement

While there is some real momentum building around the Washington Commanders, it's easy to get carried away after just two games. Ron Rivera and his staff have a lot to clean up in pursuit of becoming one of the league's surprise packages, which will be tested heavily this weekend when the Buffalo Bills come to town.

It hasn't been perfect and the Commanders know that, too. When asked about the offense specifically, wide receiver Terry McLaurin put an emphasis on having more conviction in the red zone as something that would take Eric Bieniemy's unit up a notch via Sports Illustrated.

"Honestly, I think we have to be better in the red zone. When we get those opportunities, we’re kind of on the defense’s side of the field. We got to do a better job of capitalizing when you get those short fields. You have to come away with points. For us as an offense, we want to come away with seven (points) not just three. So I think that’s just on us. Focus on the details and little things."

Terry McLaurin via Sports Illustrated

McLaurin was on the receiving end of a sensational Sam Howell touchdown throw for his first score of the campaign. There seems to be a genuine connection building between the former fifth-round pick and his primary weapons, which can hopefully develop into a more effective red-zone outfit in the coming weeks.