Alfred Morris RB WAS Aug 30 '787 Comments

Alfred Morris was the Redskins' third-down back in Sunday's win over the Eagles.

Morris replaced Evan Royster in the role, playing on 9-of-11 third downs. On four of those plays, he ran pass routes. "(Coach) told me he was going to give me an opportunity to do it, and I really am thankful because he's trying to help me become a complete back," Morris said. Although Alf ended up with just one catch, it's a promising sign for his overall value. The Redskins are committed to getting him on the field as much as possible. "If he can stay healthy and just keep on doing the things he's done, he will be a big-time back for a lot of years," Mike Shanahan said. "He's a special guy."

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Mel_Cappins Sep 01 '78

Shanahan is commited to a RB???? I guess its time to check my lotto numbers.

Lamia Sep 01 '78

Al Morris or Jalen Parmelee??

loureirogja Sep 01 '78

Vick Ballard or Alfred Morris? (the other RB is Marshall Lynch).

Ryanwilson117 Sep 01 '78

alfred morris for many reasons:

1. Ballard splits carries heavily with returned starter donald brown

2. Morris is now becoming an every-down back

3. Morris has one of the highest average yards per game in the NFL

4. Morris has RG3 in front of him to keep the opposing defenses guessing at who will actually run the ball.

5. Ballard is not a tue starter, and Morris is

6. Morris is a key part on an offense where the passing game is not the main approach

7. Ballard is on a team where they have tools like reggie wayne and andrew luck to make the passing game the more significant part of their offense

I may have said a little too much, but I guess now you will never question who to start.

thor6977 Sep 02 '78

You nailed it all right there!!!!Morris should be in your starting line up if you have him!!!

loureirogja Sep 02 '78

Thanks dude! Sorry for the lame question, i'm brazilian and they don't show a lot a games around here. ahahha

hess23 Sep 02 '78

I have Morris and AP. The only time they both didn't play is when one had a bye. I'm in 1st place.