Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garçon was a guest on NFL Network’s ‘NFL AM’ on Friday morning and opened up on a number of subjects, ranging from his reaction to Jay Gruden’s hiring to Mike Shanahan’s firing and the perception that Robert Griffin III receives preferential treatment inside Redskins Park.

“My first thought was, ‘Awesome,’” Garçon said of the Gruden news, “because throughout we always watched some of Cincinnati’s clips and tried to take some of their plays and tried to improvise on that. So I knew our offense [in Washington next season would] be similar to what he already is used to [implementing] and what we’ve already been doing. So, [it] definitely made me feel good about the coach.”

Last season, the Redskins’ point production regressed significantly, plummeting from fourth (27.3 points per game) to 23rd (20.9). Garçon pointed to a pair of factors from the sharp decline.

“We didn’t score points in the red zone,” he said. “We didn’t finish drives. Third down was very tough. So third down and red zone, [that] was the No. 1 thing we didn’t do well on.”

He added: “They did well in Cincinnati with their red zone offense. [Gruden] can definitely bring us some new wrinkles. Red zone is just about getting an inch of separation to score a touchdown. He can definitely come in and shake things up with that. Definitely looking forward to that. Scoring points is what keeps us around.”