Pierre Garcon confident in offense with Kirk Cousins at quarterback

Pierre Garcon confident in offense with Kirk Cousins at quarterback

The Washington Redskins have a new man under center, and from this point forward, they likely will face much tougher opponents than Jacksonville. But wide receiver Pierre Garcon said he still expects his offense to succeed.

“Oh yeah,” he said. “We’ve definitely got a lot of weapons on offense. Same guys stepping up making plays. It just proves we have a lot more depth in our offense. We have a good offense that can run the tables.”

Garcon and his fellow starters have worked since the spring to develop chemistry and timing with Robert Griffin III, and in practices prior to this week, they have worked with Kirk Cousins only in a limited capacity.

Cousins and his teammates appeared to have pretty good chemistry in last week’s game. By chance, the quarterback said, he happened to connect more with backups Andre Roberts, Niles Paul and Ryan Grant in last week’s game.

Garcon, a week after catching 10 balls on 12 targets, had only one catch on four targets. But he said, “Just how it played out. Things, you never know how they’re going to go. It’s football. Just glad we got the win, 41-10.”

Cousins and his receivers will work hard this week to improve their chemistry and timing. But ultimately, nothing changes for the receivers, Garcon says.

“It’s just the same playbook, so we have to run the same routes, see the ball, catch the ball and run,” he said. “It’s not real big difference. We know Kirk isn’t going to run as much as Robert, so that’s the only difference in the two QBs. … Always got to be ready. Shoot, Robert throws the ball well, Kirk throws the ball well. Just have to be ready no matter who throws it to you.”




By Mike Jones | The Washington Post | September 18, 2014