Scary Terry: McLaurin torches defender, creates huge separation with beautiful route
Terry McLaurin, the former star wide receiver at Ohio State, was named co-captain of the Washington Football Team in just his second professional season, something of a rarity at that level.
The honor was bestowed on McLaurin in a vote by his teammates partially because of his leadership qualities, but also because he can make it happen on the football field Sunday afternoons.
McLaurin proved that against the Detroit Lions, running a corner route so precise in its technical excellence the broadcast crew had to isolate the pattern and highlight its finer points for the television audience:
The Lions defense had set up in a Two-Man (Man Under) coverage that is strong to the middle of the field with the two safeties over the top but can be exploited with sharp, outward breaking patterns.
Scary Terry took off on a 7-route, using a juke at the line of scrimmage to open up space, followed by a hard one-step feint to the inside before breaking hard diagonally back toward the sideline, leaving Lion’s cornerback Desmond Trufant stuck in the proverbial mud and a massive window for Washington’s quarterback to zip the ball to McLaurin for a 25-yard gain.
Scary Terry McLaurin is a leader off the field and a dangerous weapon on it for the so-called Washington Football Team.