Redskins-Bills: Pierre Garcon doesn’t stick the landing

August 10, 2012

Redskins' WR Pierre Garcon summersaults into the end zone after a 20-yard touchdown pass and run in the first quarter against the Bills Thursday night. (John McDonnell/THE WASHINGTON POST)

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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Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.
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