Garcon to rookies on bye: "Do not get in trouble"
Four games into the season, the Redskins’ offense is still searching for its first complete performance. But that elusive effort might not be too far off, at least in the eyes of wide receiver Pierre Garçon.
“It’s been everything,” Garçon said, asked what’s holding back Washington's attack. “We haven’t been running the ball well. We haven’t been throwing the ball well. We haven’t been making plays downfield as a receiving corps for the offense.”
Garçon, who is on pace for a career-best 115 receptions and 1,350 yards this season, made his comments during an interview with Comcast SportsNet’s Brian Mitchell that will air Thursday on SportsTalk Live at 10 p.m.
“Once one aspect of the [offense] steps up another aspect will open up,” Garçon added. “Once we get the running game [going], we can make plays downfield off play action. Once we have the defense playing off, we can definitely open up the running lanes for Alfred [Morris] and the offensive line. We just have to get very good at one thing and then everything else will into place.”
Garcon also told Mitchell that quarterback Robert Griffin III will return to his pre-injury form once he gains confidence in his surgically repaired right knee.
“Obviously the knee surgery is going to stop him from being the guy he was last year,” Garçon said. “But he’s going to continue to get better as the season goes along. Last year is last year. You can’t really try to measure last year because he was fully healthy. This year, he’s dealing with an injury, like all of us are.”
For the full interview – Garçon also discusses his former teammate Peyton Manning – tune into Comcast SportsNet after the Capitals’ game.