by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/31/2013) The Washington Examiner reports that Redskins coach Mike Shanahan likes the approach from second-year running back Alfred Morris. Anytime you have the success Alfred had as a rookie and youre invited to speak you have a lot of banquets to go to, fundraisers to go to and sometimes guys lose perspective of what got them there," Shanahan said. "You dont have to worry about that with Alfred. Hes in great shape. He does things the right way. He still goes out of his way to do as many charitable things as he can possibly do. Thats the way hes made, but he takes care of business first. ... He looks better in this camp than he did a year ago. You can see hes practicing at a very high level.
Morris 'left yards on field' last year
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/14/2013) The Washington Post reports that Redskins running back Alfred Morris said he wasn't satisfied with his performance as a rookie last year when he had 335 carries for 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns. I left a lot of yards on the field last year. Looking back on film, a lot of it was my aiming points in certain runs, or I was too tight and I couldnt get outside," he said. "Being more patient with my cutbacks I tended to cut back too soon. I was blessed, and I definitely dont take it for granted. Last years behind me Im beyond that.
Morris could improve as receiver
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/20/2013) Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said in an interview with CBSSports.com that he hopes running back Alfred Morris can enhance his game in his second season. Morris had 335 carries for 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns as a rookie in 2012, but he had just 11 catches for 77 yards. Shanahan would like to see Morris improve as a receiver. "Hell get better and better in that area," Shanahan said. "I dont think hes practiced that a lot. ... Hell work on those things in the offseason. Hes a heck of a worker, and I expect him to improve in the passing game."
Morris ends season on right foot
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (1/6/2013) Redskins running back Alfred Morris posted 16 carries for 80 yards during Washington's 24-14 loss to Seattle in an NFC Wild Card contest Sunday. Morris churned out a solid 5.0 yards per attempt against the league's 10th-ranked run defense, but failed to surpass 80 yards for just the sixth time this season. The rookie out of Florida Atlantic University entered the game as the second-leading rusher in the NFL during the regular season with 1,613 yards, behind only Minnesota's Adrian Peterson (2,097). Morris was not targeted in the passing game.
Up next for ALF: Seattle
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/4/2013) The Seahawks come calling to FedEx Field for the first round of the playoffs this Sunday, a matchup that doesn't appear to be too favorable for Redskins rookie rusher Alfred Morris. Then again, it might not matter. Seattle has allowed just one rushing touchdown to a running back over its last five games and only one 100-yard rusher over its last seven games. Morris enters the matchup with at least one touchdown in four straight (seven total) and 100-plus rushing yards in four of his last six.