Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garçon shared insight on the emotional riggers of cut day as well as talked a little trash about Robert Griffin III during an appearance with 106.7 The Fan’s Holden and Danny Thursday morning.
Garçon is not backing down from an earlier claim that he’s faster than Griffin.
Peyton Manning’s former target says a head-to-head 40-yard dash would be close with the rookie quarterback, but he’d ultimately leave RGIII in his dust given the full length of the field.
Griffin posted a time of 4.41 seconds in the 40 at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Also of note, Garçon says he also threw a ball farther than the Heisman Trophy winner in practice. However, those claims are yet to be substantiated by teammates.
Despite steadily improving statistics, Garçon was regarded a bubble player during his first four seasons in the NFL.
“It’s a tough situation to deal with. You just have to try to think about all the good things you did during the preseason and training camp and try to think about all that bad things you did and try to put yourself in the coach’s position.”
It’s seems D.C. has made quite an impression on the wide receiver who said it’s been great becoming familiarized with the area and Redskins Nation.
“The fans are excited about football season,” Garcon said joyfully. “It’s a very young area and I’m looking forward to being a part of a very professional area.”
In order to continue the trend of year-over-year improvement, Garçon will likely need to eclipse the 1,000 receiving yards. He fell just shy of that mark in 2011, catching 70 passes for 947 yards and six touchdowns. This season, however, he’s focusing more on yards per catch rather than his catch total.
“If I can get a first down every time I’ll probably be satisfied with that, but once that starts happening I’ll probably want more and more yards after that,” he said.
Everyone is weighing in on how much of an impact Chris Cooley had on this town in the wake of the 8-year veteran’s shocking release on Wednesday. “It’s terrible to see such a great player be released by a team,” Garçon said. “I watched Chris Cooley when I was in Indy, so he’s always been a great player and he’s been through a lot of great seasons.”