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NFC East Watch: RG3 Slower?

After two games, the reigning NFC East champion Redskins are 0-2

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NFC East Watch: RG3 Slower?

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The NFC East champs a year ago, the Washington Redskins are 0-2 and have been outscored by their opponents (the Eagles in Week One and the Packers in Week Two) in the first half, 50-7. The questions about quarterback Robert Griffin III, who came back from a torn ACL suffered in the playoffs last year in time for the opener, abound, but it seems clear that he’s not the same player he was a year ago.

Griffin’s teammate Pierre Garcon has taken notice, and he believes the change can be attributed to the injury, and the knee brace Griffin wears as a result of that injury. For one thing, Garcon told ESPN 980 this week, Griffin has been slowed by the brace.

“Well, when you’re walking around with a knee brace or playing with a knee brace, obviously it’s slowing you down a little bit,” Garcon said, via the Washington Post. “It’s just natural. It’s common... I don’t know how much it weighs, exactly, but you always think about it when you have it on there, and it’s a constant reminder.

“It’s not gonna let you be the guy you are without the knee brace. When you have something around your knees--the more equipment you have on, it’s obviously distracting you or slowing you down from being as free as loose as yourself without any equipment on.”

The Cowboys will see the Redskins for the first time in 2013 in Week Six, on October 13.

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