A year ago, Alfred Morris was an unknown sixth-round draft choice from a nowhere school. Now, he knows he’s going to be focused on more by NFL defenses.
Nobody expected Alfred Morris to have the record-setting rookie season that he did. Now, as the Washington Redskins regroup in Ashburn, Morris wants to make sure he doesn’t have a sophomore slump.
In anticipation of Saturday’s Senior Bowl, Grant Paulsen sat down for an exclusive interview with the Redskins Director of Player Personnel in Alabama Wednesday, to get to know the man behind the Alfred Morris pick.
How did 10-6 NFC East champion Washington Redskins totally reverse course after finishing last in the division at 5-11 in 2011? Defensive stability, coaches, Alfred Morris and of course, RGIII.
The Washington Redskins started their on-field preparation today for the Seattle Seahawks as they’ll host their first home playoff game since January of 2000.
In any other season, rookie running back Alfred Morris would be the toast of Washington after topping the marks of Larry Brown, John Riggins, Terry Allen, Stephen Davis and Clinton Portis to set the Redskins’ season rushing record. But this is the year of RGIII.
Following a dismal 3-6 start to the season, the Washington Redskins have completed one of the most remarkable turnarounds in NFL history to win the NFC East and earn their first trip to the playoffs since 2007.
The Redskins locker room was converted into Santa’s workshop for a day so underprivileged children from DC, Maryland and Virginia could receive an extra special early Christmas gift from the burgundy and gold.
Make no mistake, running back Alfred Morris is also having a season for the ages for Washington as the Redskins are making their first playoff push since he was red-shirting as a Florida Atlantic freshman back in 2007.
In another time or place, Morris would be the newest sensation — the kid who emerges from an 1-11 college team and instantly becomes a cog in the No. 1 rushing offense in the pros. Instead, he’s been eclipsed by the supernova known as RG3.