Garcon’s arrival to the Washington Redskins didn’t exactly receive the unprecedented fanfare that No. 10’s would one month later, but that doesn’t mean his on the field impact was going to be minute.
Unless you consider an 88-yard touchdown in his debut as nothing of a big deal (it is).
Anyway, according to one NFL.com writer, the key factor to the Redskins offense clicking on all cylinders again in 2013 isn’t going to be the same offensive line from a year ago or how Griffin III and Alfred Morris will perform in year two—it’s Garcon.
NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling recently dissected the Redskins’ offense and noticed one telling fact of Garcon’s impact.
No. 88 was hampered by several injuries throughout the duration of last year’s campaign, missing six regular season games. When he did play though, the Redskins went 9-1 with the lone loss coming against the Atlanta Falcons.
Garcon and the rest of his teammates will get a second crack at the defending NFC South champs this year and to reverse last year’s result they’ll need the wide receiver’s uncanny playmaking abilities.
“Garcon never has been reliable or well-rounded enough to join the ranks of the NFL’s legitimate No. 1 receivers, but his playmaking ability is undeniable. There aren’t more than 20 players in the league capable of consistently stretching defenses, beating double teams and making plays after the catch.”
Despite appearing in only 10 games last year, Garcon led the team in receiving yards. They’ll need him to replicate those team leading numbers again this year. If he does, expect even bigger numbers from the entire receiving core.
“With Garcon in the lineup, role players such as Josh Morgan (blocking specialist), Aldrick Robinson(situational deep threat), Santana Moss (slot receiver) and Leonard Hankerson (professional enigma) can concentrate on what they do best.”
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