Pierre Garcon: RGIII can't run as fast as he did last year


Statistically speaking, the Washington Redskins have the NFL's sixth-ranked offense through two games.

This is extremely misleading if you've watched the Redskins get blown out in back-to-back games to begin the season. Robert Griffin III and Co. have become the kings of garbage time.

So what's the deal?

Wide receiver Pierre Garcon said Tuesday on ESPN Radio that the Redskins are "running the same offense" as last season.

"They know Robert obviously can't run as fast as he did last year because of his knee brace and his knee, but it's the same offense, to be honest with you," Garcon said, via the DC Sports Blog. "It's nothing different. It hasn't changed at all."

Does less speed make Griffin less of a quarterback?

"Well, when you're walking around with a knee brace or playing with a knee brace, obviously it's slowing you down a little bit," he said. "It's just natural. It's common ... . I don't know how much it weighs, exactly, but you always think about it when you have it on there, and it's a constant reminder.

"It's not gonna let you be the guy you are without the knee brace. When you have something around your knees -- the more equipment you have on, it's obviously distracting you or slowing you down from being as free as loose as yourself without any equipment on."

Griffin said before the season that he still has the "turbo" speed people saw during his rookie year. As we discussed on the latest "Around The League Podcast," a study of the game tape shows us otherwise.

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