by Chris Lingebach

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – You may remember when Pierre Garcon offered to race Robert Griffin III around draft time last year, should the Redskins select him with the 2nd pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Well they did, and … they never did.

“I don’t think I’ve ever had a quarterback that’s faster than me,” Garcon told Holden and Danny in April 2012.

It seem there was a little more to that statement for Garcon than just answering a generic interview question, as revealed when the conversation picked back up on Tuesday, more than a year later.

In similar surroundings – appearing on 106.7 The Fan’s Holden and Danny – Garcon was asked if RGIII was still faster than him by Holden Kushner.

“Who said he was faster than me?” Garcon asked, followed by Holden recounting the first time this line of questioning took place.

“I know,” Garcon acknowledged. “So you guys are still asking the same questions.”

“Hold on, but the guy just had an ACL,,” Kushner jumped in again. “So I feel like maybe there’s a shot you’re faster than him now. Maybe.”

“Oh, so you didn’t think I was faster than him last year?” Garcon asked.

“No, not at all.”

This is traditionally the moment went everyone acknowledges that it’s on.

“Alright that’s cool,” Garcon dismissed him, followed by an interminable amount of uncomfortable laughter from both parties. “It’s alright. I’ve been doubted my whole life. It’s cool.”

Pierre would continue to field questions from Danny Rouhier, but every attempt by Holden to get back in the mix would bring the interview to a screeching halt.


Holden: How’s the body doing?

Pierre: Clearly I’m not good enough. You guys say I’m not fast enough.

Holden: Oh, come on! Come on, Pierre… seriously, how you feeling?

Pierre: Hey, I’m just hanging on by a thread man. I’m just glad to be out there. You know, I’m a slow guy who just happens to be out there on the field.

Holden: Ah, I am never going to live this down now. I’m just kidding. You can run a 4.3. You’re faster than anybody.”

Pierre: Oh no, I don’t need no sympathy points man. It’s cool. Like I said, I’ve been doubted my whole life and you know, and I’ve proven a lot of people wrong, and every day I continue to prove ‘em wrong. So it’s just adding one more to my list.

Holden: Do you want to tell me how I’m feeling though? Seriously?

Pierre: Hey, I’m good. I think I’m slow after this.

Holden: Oh my God! You’re not going to let this go! I feel horrible!

Pierre: That’s like you telling a sprinter that he’s slow.

While there’s now way to be certain this list Pierre speaks of actually exists, without him physically producing it, if it’s out there, Holden Kushner is definitely on it.


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