Another loss hasn’t made Pierre Garçon any more reluctant to share his thoughts about the health of quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Garçon said last week that Griffin can’t run as fast as he did in 2012 as a result of his offseason knee surgery and the brace that he now wears to protect it from further harm. Griffin responded by saying that there was no knee issue and said he’d race Garçon to prove it. Garçon stuck to his guns last week and nothing that happened Sunday swayed him from his view.
“He’s not fully healthy, obviously,” Garçon said Monday, via Mark Maske of the Washington Post. “He’s running a little bit more. But last year’s RGIII was a lot different from this year’s RG because of his knee. It’s not surprising. We’ve been talking about it the whole offseason. It’s the same question every day on Monday. We can find something else to talk about.”
Griffin played better in Week Three than in the first two weeks, but still had two costly turnovers in a 27-20 loss to the Lions. Until the Redskins start winning some games, there’s little doubt that Garçon’s going to be wrong about that last point.