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Pierre Garcon on his fangs

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Announcers are always saying that Pierre Garcon runs angry. The Thursday Night Football crew said it twice last week. Garcon says it isn’t true.

“Nah, it’s not angry,” he told Darrel Young and Scott Jackson on their weekly B Mitch Live show. “It’s just running hard. Just showing my teammates I’m trying to do everything I can to get every yard I can, and I’m happy to be out there, and I’m giving every inch I can to get every yard. It’s not angry. I’m actually happy because I’m out there. It’s the deceiving [effect] of the mouthpiece, that’s what it is. It’s the mouthpiece.”

Garcon, you might recall, swapped out his fangs for a “hi mom” mouthpiece last month. But he said the fangs are now back.

“Every week is a fang week, except the breast cancer awareness game,” he said. But every week is a fang week. It’s game day, you know?”

The fangs, he said, were suggested by a team dentist in Indianapolis, who suggested Garcon try something new.

“I was like, sure, why not, and then it just stuck ever since then,” he said.

His post-catch ball spins, which have been rotating ever more tightly in recent weeks, are a product of Washington.

“Santana used to do it all the time,” Garcon said. “Last year we were like, man, we haven’t seen that spin in a long time. So we kind of brought it back as a receiving corps. I kind of improvised, added a little change to it, a little bit more spin.”

As for his most memorable moment on Thursday, in which he ran over Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo, Garcon said he didn’t even know that had happened.

“In the heat of the moment, you don’t even realize it,” he said. “You’re just trying to run and get as many yards as possible, trying to pick your knees up to get more yards, to get to the end zone.”

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.



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