Robert Griffin III 'not fully healthy,' Pierre Garcon says

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ASHBURN, Va. (WJLA) - Washington Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon says quarterback Robert Griffin III is "a lot different" this year.

Garcon said Monday that Griffin is "not fully healthy, obviously."

Said Garcon: "He running a little bit more, but last year's RG3 was a lot different than this year's RG because of his knee. It's not surprising - we've been talking about it the whole offseason."

The Redskins are off to an 0-3 start in part because Griffin has yet to regain the form that earned him NFL offensive rookie of the year honors last season. He missed offseason practices and didn't play in the preseason as he rehabbed from major knee surgery.

Griffin has insisted that he is fully healthy. He had two turnovers on Sunday, including his fourth interception of the year.

But Sunday, Griffin played his best game of 2013. However, he also made two of the most glaring mistakes of his young career. The costly interception in the first half and then a slide-turned-fumble late in the game.

While RGIII may be getting the lion's share of the blame for the 0-and-3 start, he is not alone.

“The defense isn't playing well enough to win right now,” admitted Defensive Tackle Barry Cofield “I don’t think we’re playing well enough to focus on anybody else.”

With all three phases in a funk, perhaps the Redskins can lean on last season's 7-and-oh stretch run into the playoffs - anything to change the karma.

“I don't think in those terms you just have to concentrate on a daily basis, we’ll find a way to win first,” said Head Coach Mike Shanahan.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.