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Pierre Garcon: 'All the players loved Scot' McCloughan

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It's been more than a month since the Redskins dismissed former general manager Scot McCloughan, and mostly, the team has moved forward with a series of positive moves. Largely over now with the NFL Draft just a little more than a week away, free agency went well for Washington, even without McCloughan.

The team added talented players in a number of spots, players like Zach Brown, Terrelle Pryor and D.J. Swearinger should be instant impact guys for the 'Skins. Still, the loss of veteran playmakers DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garçon and Chris Baker will create holes for Washington. In Garçon's case, that hole won't just be felt on the field.

One of the toughest players in the NFL - on gameday and in practice - Garçon often set the tone for the Burgundy and Gold with his relentless honesty and blunt style. Now playing for the 49ers, Garçon displayed those same traits when recently asked about McCloughan. Via PFT

I know all the players did love Scot. Scot was a great guy, a football guy, all the players loved Scot and definitely [are] going to miss him. Hopefully, he’ll still be around football because he was a great guy. He was all about football. It didn’t matter who you were, where you were from, he was just happy that you were playing football for him and he was happy that he scouted you and for him to bring you to D.C.

 

Garçon even addressed rumors of alcohol relating to McCloughan's performance, as The Washington Post reported via an anonymous source in March

Scot, he’s not a vocal guy. He’s a quiet guy, he kind of stays to himself but when he starts talking to you you can tell the passion and love he has, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen him drunk. I’ve never seen him act any kind of way to make me even question that he was drunk.

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