Boy, I'm on the fence with this one.
I think Garcon's main "error" was choice of words. Fletcher can say "we can tackle better", etc. and be called a leader. Garcon says "we suck at passing" and gets called on a veiled comment towards RGIII (which I'm not sure whether it was or not).
What I do agree with with regards to one of Moss's comments is that if there is an issue with a specific player, take it to the coaching staff AND to the player so it doesn't look like you're going behind his back.
Moss is a class act. Yes, he's had some dropped passes, but I also know he respects RGIII and is one of the reasons he wanted to stay a Redskin.
With regards to RGIII, living in Steelers territory and having lived in Ravens country I am getting a lot of "sophomore year slump" and "well, Luck obviously WAS the better QB to be drafted".
A few things come to mind:
1) No one expected RGIII to come out of the gate the way he did, much less himself (in my opinion).
2) Not every athlete is Adrian Petersen... and this was his SECOND major knee reconstruction on the same knee.
3) Not only did he not have any preseason real practice or games, he did not have the film study time, early team meetings, etc. Instead, he was rehabbing in the hopes of being ready for the first game. The blame for this? Everyone involved. Not just RGIII for not watching film. But the coaching staff for not talking to the doctors regarding at least getting him involved in the team chemistry. Team chemistry is built on being together.. whether in the film room, team meetings, on the field. RGIII experienced LITTLE of that this off season. He will be going into NEXT season almost as his sophomore year rather than this year.
I think and hope that we will find THIS year is a fluke with regards to Robert. No, he's not reading defenses nearly as well as he did last year. I nkow who he is going to by watching him and while I know a little about football, sometimes I miss all the nuances. The chemistry has to "get back to what it was" and comments like Garcon's isn't going to help. I want to believe Garcon's comment was merely a poor choice of words rather than aimed at RGIII, especially since Garcon is one of Robert's favorite targets. I want to be right.
This team does need a leader and a leader is built through chemistry... it doesn't seem Robert really has that this year and I don't believe it's really all his fault (notice I say ALL his fault, he does have to shoulder some of the responsibility).
I guess with time we will find out.
That's my 2 cents and I'm sticking with it.