TAMPA, Fla. | Pierre Garcon flashed a little smugness when asked about working out on the field prior to the Washington Redskins’ game at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It looked like he was testing his injured right foot, but there was no doubt.
“I knew all week I was going to play in the game,” Garcon said. “That was part of the game plan to play in the game all week.”
Also part? That Garcon wouldn’t be a major piece of the Redskins’ offense. The No. 1 receiver was targeted just once, a 20-yard catch, and was not on the field for the final drive that led to the game-winning field goal.
“I didn’t get the ball as much but we had a game plan and the coaches, we all agree on the game plan,” Garcon said.
He admitted he wasn’t 100 percent.
“I was out there doing the best I can trying to help the team and did everything I could,” Garcon said. He added that the foot is getting better every day.
Garcon’s most memorable moment Sunday, though, came on an unnecessary roughness penalty that cost the Redskins 15 yards and could lead to a fine from the NFL.
“The penalty I don’t really want to talk about that,” he said. “I know it was during the play; that’s all I’m going to say about that. I was just playing through the whistle.”