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Pierre Garçon: Redskins Have A Tougher Task With Kirk Cousins Starting

By ZAC BOYER | @ZacBoyer

Pierre Garçon said Tuesday morning that the Washington Redskins “will have a little bit tougher task with Kirk [Cousins] starting” at quarterback during a live segment on SportsCenter.


Garçon, interviewed by Bram Weinstein in a five-minute, in-studio segment, was asked about the feeling around Washington now that the Redskins have been winning. The receiver said the fan base is happy, but the team still has to continue to win games.

“It’s still a one-game season,” Garçon said. “We just have to put our best foot forward and now we have a little bit tougher task with Kirk starting. We have to play well around Kirk so Kirk doesn’t feel like he has to save the team and help him to be a comfortable as possible. It’s just a one-game season now. We still have to win games.”

Garçon was then briefly asked to clarify his statement by Weinstein.

“We hope you didn’t give away too much there,” Weinstein said. “We think Kirk is starting.”

“Well, we have to prepare for the worst,” Garçon said, before the segment ended. “We have to prepare.”

Robert Griffin III, the Redskins’ starting quarterback, has a sprained LCL in his right knee as the result of a hit in the fourth quarter of Washington’s 31-28 victory over Baltimore on Sunday.

Head coach Mike Shanahan did not discount Griffin playing Sunday against Cleveland, only saying that the quarterback is day-to-day.

Cousins, also a rookie, entered in relief of Griffin in the final minute of the fourth quarter and threw a touchdown pass to Garçon before running for the tying two-point conversion.