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20 questions in 20 days: 17 Can Garcon become a No. 1 receiver?

20 questions in 20 days: 17 Can Garcon become a No. 1 receiver?

As we count down to the first game of the Redskins season, Tarik El-Bashir and Rich Tandler are going to belooking at some of the big questions facing the team and attempting to lookinto their crystal balls and answer them. Question 20: Can Pierre Garon become a No. 1 receiver?The background: In Indianapolis, Garon was a nice complimentary receiver to Reggie Wayne who made the occasional big play and acrobatic catchsuitable for SportsCenter. But when the Redskins signed him to a five-year,42.5 million contract with 20.5 million guaranteed the expectations grew. TheRedskins want him to be the go-to guy for rookie quarterback Robert GriffinIII, to be able to deal with double coverage and help an offense that has beenstruggling for years get going. Tandler: Lets first define the loose term No. 1 receiver. Garon is not suddenly going to morph into Larry Fitzgerald or Megatron or any of the truly elite receivers. But there are 32 NFL teams and only a handful of those guys.Garon is capable of becoming the Redskins equivalent of, say, Hakeem Nicks.That would mean catching 75-80 passes for about 1,100 yards and 8-10touchdowns. Beyond the numbers, it would mean attracting more than his share of defensive attention and help fellow receivers like Josh Morgan and LeonardHankerson post some strong stats of their own. Garon has the speed, hands, and yards after catch ability to fill that role. El-Bashir: The potential is there. A ripped 6-foot, 212 pounds, hes as strong as any wide receiver in the NFL, if not as tall. He possesses deceptive speed, runs crisp routes and has a flair for the dramatic (all No. 1receivers need that last one, right?) Garcons numbers also indicate a player onthe verge of a breakout season -- 47 receptions in 09, 67 in 10 and 70 in 11. Now the 26-year-old is set to be Robert Griffin IIIs first option in thepassing game, which could be good for 80-plus receptions, around 1,200 yardsand 10 or more touchdowns. Its time for Garcon to put potential together withopportunity and see where it takes him -- and the Redskins.20 questions in 20 days20 Aug.20WillJammal Brown play this year?
19 Aug.21WillChris Cooley make the team?
18 YesterdayCanBrandon Meriweather get he job done at safety?
17 TodayIs Garon a No. 1 receiver?
16 TomorrowCan Trent Williams go from good to great?

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Redskins' draft pick Ryan Anderson just had a baby (partly) named after him

Redskins' draft pick Ryan Anderson just had a baby (partly) named after him

Here's an updated look at second-round pick Ryan Anderson's stats since the Redskins drafted him back in late April: zero career NFL tackles, one career baby named partly after him.

On Tuesday, Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt honored Anderson and fellow ex-Crimson Tide linebacker Reuben Foster by combining their last names and making that combination his newborn son's middle name.

Everyone please say hello to Flynt Anderson-Foster Pruitt:

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The gesture was not lost on Anderson, who said on Instagram that the "little guy will always hold a special place" in his heart:

One gets the sense that Anderson, who comes across as a very intense man and one whose breakfast probably consists of a bowl of motor oil, doesn't use heart emojis very often. Therefore, since he used some in his Instagram caption, you know Pruitt's decision meant a lot to him.

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Jordan Reed missed OTAs Tuesday but was still putting in work with Chad Johnson

Jordan Reed missed OTAs Tuesday but was still putting in work with Chad Johnson

Jordan Reed was reportedly absent from the Redskins' voluntary OTA practice on Tuesday, but a picture on Twitter shows the stud tight end didn't skip the session just so he could lounge around on the couch.

Chad Johnson, expert on all things such as repeatedly hauling in footballs and transforming the end zone into the 18th green at Augusta National, posted this photo of him, Reed and one other fellow, presumably following a workout:

For those who want to freak out that Washington's top offensive threat didn't show up in Ashburn for his team's OTAs, it's important to remember that 1) it was not required and 2) judging by that snapshot, Reed has had no trouble staying in football shape on his own or finding people to hone his craft with.

By the way, peep that hashtag from Johnson. When a six-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro uses the word legendary to refer to someone else, that someone else should feel pretty good about himself. 

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