While Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garçon had another strong individual performance against the Houston Texans last Sunday, he's not concentrating on personal glory.
Individually, he recorded a team-high 10 receptions for 77 yards, but the Redskins scored only one touchdown the entire game despite racking up almost 400 yards of total offense, and Washington fell to 0-1 on the young season with a 17-6 loss.
"We just have to put everything together," he said. "It's football. The ball bounces one way and it could have been 14 to 6 instead of us on the losing end. It could have been a different way, but you just have to continue to work.
"Football is not going to be easy; it's not going to be perfect. You just have to keep working hard at it and it'll definitely come together.
Despite the Redskins being unable to score victory against the Texans, Garçon remains optimistic that the offense will start clicking on all cylinders, hopefully as early as tomorrow against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
"You have to be optimistic in this league," Garçon told the media this week. "We definitely could be having a different conversation if we didn't fumble the ball in the red zone, and definitely be 1-0. You just have to continue to see the good side of things, continue to work hard at it and keep giving it your all."
Garçon certainly has been giving it his all since signing with the Redskins in March 2012.
In his first season in Washington, Garçon hauled in a team-high 633 receiving yards despite missing six games with injury. During the 2013 season, Garçon recorded at least five receptions in all 16 regular season games en route to a single-season franchise record 113 catches, surpassing several Pro Football Hall of Famers in the process.
And in Week 1 this season, Garçon was the only wide receiver in the NFL to log a double-digit receptions.
Now facing a Jacksonville Jaguars defense that held the Philadelphia Eagles to zero points in the first half of their game last Sunday, Garçon said that his team must adjust to what they're applying and take what is given to them.
"[We have to] see what their defense brings to the table," he said. "But they play very aggressive. We just have to make our plays, get our touches and get the ball in the end zone at the end of the day.
"We can't force the downfield if they're playing off and waiting for the deep ball. You just have to take what the defense gives us and finish drives. We just have to finish drives and keep continuing to work hard."