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Player Preview: Alfred Morris


With the Fifa World Cup currently dominating headlines, fans have begun to recognize the importance of using your feet. For the Washington Redskins, the player with the most significant footwork is running back Alfred Morris. Morris has been the lone sign of consistency amongst his first two seasons in the NFL. The Florida Atlantic product has rushed for a combined 2,888 yards and has been among the league’s best ball carrier.

2014, however, will provide a new challenge for Morris, as he will be the motor behind a new offense implemented by offensive coordinator Sean McVay. Under former head coach Mike Shanahan, the team utilized a run friendly offense highlighted by the zone blocking Shanahan had become famous for. Now the question remains will Morris be able to have success in a new offense?

The simple answer is yes. Morris’ vision is what separates him from most running backs and no matter what type of offense McVay tries to run Morris will find the holes and exploit opposing defenses. What could hamper his statistics is the numerous receiving weapons that flooded the District of Colombia this off-season. McVay must find balance between distributing the ball to wideouts and a steady dose of Morris in order for the Redskins to be successful. Can Morris remain among the League’s best? In 2014, we will find out.

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