Morris had particular trouble in goal-to-go situations, gaining two yards from the eight-yard line before failing to reach the end zone on four straight carries from three yards or closer, with the last three coming right on the one-yard line. He'll look to bounce back in Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens.
Not only has
"He’s catching everything," fullback Darrel Young said. "He’s on a hot streak right now, running his routes, doing the little things better."
Redskins coach Jay Gruden refers to Morris as "Steady Eddie" when he is on the field.
"He just comes to work every day, he makes his reads, he makes his cuts, does what he’s supposed to do," Gruden said. "Just about everything about him is an impressive to me -- the way he prepares, the way he works, the way he practices."
"Alfred is a total team player and a total class act and he'll get his touches, no worries about that," Gruden said.
Gruden's tendency as a play caller has been to throw more often than run, so there's been some concern Morris won't get a big workload considering the coach in charge.
Gruden also singled out Morris as a quality pass protector along with teammate Roy Helu.
"Power is my favorite play, just downhill plays [are] my favorite," he said. "I came out of the offense in college, went to the zone, and I’ve been successful in the zone. Any offense they want to throw at us, I’m able to adapt and adjust to it and fit into it. That’s just the type of guy I am, but I love downhill running so to get the best of both worlds mixed into one, I’m loving it.
"We’ve been running both in here in camp and both have been successful. It’s hit or miss sometimes. Sometimes you’re going to get stopped and that’s just a good play by the defense, but sometimes we have wide-open lanes and we’re running down the sidelines. It’s awesome to get a mixture of both of them in there, which is a first for me because in college, high school, even here it’s either been zone or it’s been downhill running, power I."
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
Nike Robert Griffin III Washington Redskins Elite Jersey - Burgundy Shop Now!