With the Redskins offense now preparing for its second season under head coach Jay Gruden’s scheme, WR Pierre Garçon believes the Redskins are “further ahead than we were last year, as a team, as a playbook, as an offense.” The players are more familiar with the playbook, and “can keep getting more in depth…instead of starting back at step one,” as well as one another.
“Now we know each other,” Garçon said. “First year under our belt with each other, more camaraderie, hanging around the guys, seeing them, it’s definitely beneficial for us.”
In organized team activities earlier this offseason, Garçon and DeSean Jackson spent some time practicing at different spots from where they spent the majority of their time in 2014. After Garçon mostly played as the “X” receiver and Jackson became a stalwart as the “Z” in their first year working in Gruden’s offense, they practiced lining up in both positions this offseason. Wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard, who played in the NFL for 12 seasons as a receiver, expects this to allow receivers to better understand plays as a whole by looking at them through multiple angles and perspectives, the story said. Garcon saw a major drop in targets last year, perhaps in part to instability at QB and perhaps also in part to the arrival of Jackson. Either way, Garcon takes a huge drop in our rankings this year, coming in at 50th with an ADP of the 10th round, so he's more of a flier or depth guy at this point. A lot of questions need to be answered in the Washington offense, but if Garcon get get back to his previous form he could be a nice value at that point of drafts.