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Pierre Garcon says Kirk Cousins can be a great leader for the Washington Redskins

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The Washington Redskins have had an absolute disaster of a pre-season, heading in to the 2015 NFL campaign.

Redskins Woes

The Redskins couldn't be more dysfunctional if they tried, with head coach Jay Gruden quite clearly hating starting quarterback Robert Griffin III - who Washington owner Dan Snyder just so happens to love. 

Well, Gruden went ahead and made Kirk Cousins the Redskins starting QB, a decision that one wide receiver is behind.


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Vote of Confidence

Pierre Garcon appeared on SiriusXM NFL Radio and said that Cousins has a good chance to cement the starting quarterback spot and become a breakout star because of his leadership.

“Kirk is a very enthusiastic guy,” Garcon said, via the Washington Post. “He commands the huddle, he has a lot of faith in us, that we can help him do well."

Natural Leader

"He is a natural-born leader, he’s definitely been planning for that for a long time. You can tell from what kind of person he is that he’s a leader, he’s been doing it for a long time and he’s excited about the opportunity."

Garcon went on to add that he also believed that RG3 could also get back to his pre-injury form, which is almost certainly never going to happen.

Gruden Skeptical

Jon Gruden - the more successful brother of the Redskins head coach - spoke on the Monday Night Football conference call before the season starts and said he thought that Cousins had better learn to take care of the football if he wanted to stay under center.

“He’s just got to prove he can take better care of the football,” Gruden said. “You saw it last year. When he was on, he was on. That performance, at Philadelphia, against Jacksonville was unbelievable at times. But he proved that the turnovers, the inconsistency weren’t good enough.”

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