The Washington Commanders 2022 campaign has had a difficult start. The squad has had to cope with the ongoing Dan Snyder issue in addition to their on-field struggles (they limped out to a 2-4 record to open the season).
The players have had to deal with the media storm as Snyder fights to maintain control of the Commanders. It’s obvious that it’s having an impact on the team when combined with their on-field difficulties. Terry McLaurin, the team’s wide receiver, says that although it has been difficult for him and his teammates to deal with at the start of the season, it is not an explanation for the team’s difficulties.
I believe that’s challenging for us as players. It goes without saying that you can see what’s happening thanks to social media and other online resources. It all depends on how much of that information you let in and how much weight you give it. We are not all stupid. The situation is known to us. However, how will you allow it to influence what is occurring on the field? That’s what we, as gamers, can control, in my opinion. – Terry McLaurin, a wide receiver for the Commanders, The Washington Post
McLaurin’s account of life as a Commander this season seems to be a pretty good representation of the experience. Snyder’s off-field turmoil is difficult to deal with, but there is only so much the players can do to exert control. Their performance on the field, which they have some influence over, hasn’t been up to par thus far.
It would be interesting to see if McLaurin and the other Commanders players are able to weather the storm they have experienced this season and make a comeback. If they can’t, the franchise will only have more problems as they struggle through the first half of the 2022 season.
According to Terry McLaurin, the postHow the Dan Snyder scandal has influenced the Commanders locker room originally posted on ClutchPoints.