Former Washington Football Team and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Pierre Garcon admits he is still adjusting to the “new” NFL.
Pierre Garcon is optimistic his former Washington Football Team can make it into the playoffs and even give the great Tom Brady and Tampa Bay a run for their money.
“It’s hard to bet against Tom Brady, but when you have a fine defense with some young guys on defense that are happy to get to the quarterback, it makes it that much more interesting,” Garcon said.
With a 6-8 record, Washington controls its playoff destiny with games left against the Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles. Whoever wins the NFC East will have an uphill battle on their hands against either the Los Angeles Rams or Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A 43-year old Brady still feels like the ultimate challenge.
“Obviously going against Tom Brady you are going to be the underdog until you give him a reason to mess up,” Garcon said. “He is Tom Brady, but he is not New England Patriots Tom Brady. But, he’s still Tom Brady!”
Correct. The No. 12 is still on his back and the name still says Brady. The Atlanta Falcons experienced his still-greatness once again in another stirring comeback. Washington, however, could be set up to cause problems.
“[The Football Team] have potential,” Garcon said. “The defense is playing well. You give Tom Brady some pressure you definitely can disrupt him. It would be a good matchup that I would be interested to see.”
Meanwhile, Garcon is still adjusting to the lack of a nickname for his former club and the relocation of one of Garcon’s old San Francisco rivals. Asked by FanSided if he had a new nickname in mind for Washington, Garcon came up short.
“It’s hard to think of something that would stick really well that we would all love,” Garcon said. “You just never imagine what would sound and would flow as well as, you know, the previous name. It’s like with the San Diego Chargers, you always call them San Diego. L.A. hasn’t stuck yet.”
Garcon finished his career with two years in San Francisco feeling the passion of California football fans.
“The Oakland Raiders and San Francisco always had a rivalry,” Garcon said. “That was always a unique west coast challenge. Either you are San Fran or you a Raider. There was no in between and now that they are gone, it’s kinda taken away, it’s not the same rivalry anymore. Football kinda needs those rivalries especially in northern California.”
Time marches on, nothing stays the same and progress is good. But, change never rolls off the tongue instantly.
Pierre Garcon will be enjoying the holiday season watching NFL football on Amazon Prime. Christmas Day New Orleans hosts Minnesota. December 26th San Francisco is at Arizona.