Coach Mike Shanahan isn’t the only person in the Washington Redskins organization whose job is at stake as the team’s downward spiral continues, according to wide receiver Pierre Garcon.
“Everybody’s job’s on the line when you’re losing,” Garcon said after Monday night’s 27-6 defeat to the San Francisco 49ers. “So, you know, you’ve always got to think about it. Any day, you can get cut or you can get released or fired.”
The loss dropped the Redskins’ record to 3-8. They’ve lost three straight games and Garcon, when asked whether the team remains headed in the proper direction, said: “You tell me.”
He also declined to say whether he remains satisfied with the effort level being displayed by the team’s players.
“That’s a personal decision that you’ve got to tell us,” Garcon said to a small group of reporters surrounding his locker. “If you see a guy slacking, I’m sure you’re gonna write about it. So that’s up to you. It’s not up to me.”
But he also said of the team’s cohesion: “Everyone is on the same page 100 percent.”
Said Garcon: “Just got to keep working hard, keep making plays and just keep putting your nose to the ground and keep grinding…. There’s, I think, five games left…. We have to keep playing hard and try to win all of them.”
He called the Redskins’ 30 yards of total offense in the second half Monday night “very disappointing” and called the team’s offensive struggles “more of what we weren’t doing on offense” than about what the 49ers did defensively.
“We weren’t running the ball,” Garcon said. “We weren’t throwing the ball. We weren’t catching the ball. We weren’t making plays.”
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