Wide receiver Pierre Garcon didn’t give himself particularly high marks for his flip into the end zone Thursday night, a celebratory exclamation point he added to his 20-yard touchdown on a screen pass from rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.
It was the only touchdown in the Washington Redskins’ 7-6 preseason victory Thursday night over the Buffalo Bills.
“I was inspired by the Olympic gymnastics team,” Garcon said. “I have to work on my landing. But it was very interesting. I didn’t know I was going to do it. I tried to do my little Gabby Douglas. It didn’t work as much as I wanted it to. But it was fun.”
Garcon said his flip was a spur-of-the-moment decision.
“I got enough air,” he said. “But the landing was not what it needed to be…. I decided at the last moment. The last one I think I did was in college.”
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