Moss says Garcon’s confidence in Redskins’ offense is justified

Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss

Wide receiver Santana Moss hauls in a pass from Robert Griffin III during training camp. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

RICHMOND — Santana Moss says he’s happy that fellow Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon believes the team’s offense has the potential to be the best ever but thinks that perhaps Garcon should have been more careful about how he expressed such a view.

“He just told you that we have the potential,” Moss said Wednesday. “I corrected somebody the other day about that. Someone can take it and stretch it so far to where it might not be something that he said. But he just said that we have the potential to be one of the best ever. And with that said, you just watch what we did last year. All we want to do is grow on that and try to be better, and we’re putting that work in right now to be better so hopefully that we go out and set the tone this year the same way we did last year.”

Garcon told reporters last week that the Redskins “have the potential to be the best offense ever, really.” Moss said he wasn’t surprised about the comment generating attention.

“I’m not surprised because most people are looking for that one punch line to really take it and say, ‘Well, let’s stretch this thing until we can get what we can get out of it,’ ” Moss said. “But you’ve got to be careful. You can’t go out and speak that type of way even though he didn’t mean nothing by it. It’s something that the media wants to hear. And it’s not being cocky. He’s just being confident in what we have. I haven’t seen a team, I haven’t been on a team yet that has so many skill guys that can go out and make the play, so I see where he’s coming from with that comment.

“Honestly I wouldn’t have said it myself because I know how it can be blown out of proportion. But I’m glad he did have that confidence. I wish he would have just said more of the potential because every time I’ve been asked about it, I haven’t heard potential. Other than that, man, you’ve got to have that kind of kind of confidence because in order for you to go out there and be the best, you have to go out there with that mind-set. And I think we all have that mind-set.”

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