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skinsfaninok 07-02-2013 11:10 AM

Alfred Morris Thread.
 
[url=http://espn.go.com/blog/nfceast/post/_/id/52525/whats-alfred-morris-got-for-an-encore]What's Alfred Morris got for an encore? - NFC East Blog - ESPN[/url]

Can Alf become a consistent elite RB in the NFL? I believe he can and will, he reminds me a little of Ray Rice, what are your thoughts?

"Morris is only entering his second year, but in terms of the kind of runner he is and the way he fits his team's scheme, he's as reliable as any back this side of Minneapolis. He's not going to dazzle the way [URL="http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/12514/lesean-mccoy"][COLOR=#0066cc]LeSean McCoy[/COLOR][/URL] may in Philly, but he's going to do the exact job his coaches need him to do. And because the Redskins are a team that believes it must commit to the run no matter what, he's going to keep getting carries. I don't think a sophomore slump is coming. I think what Morris was last year is exactly what he'll be this year and for several years until he wears down or gets hurt, as between-the-tackles running backs do. For now, I say he's among the least of Washington's 2013 concerns"

Mattyk 07-02-2013 11:12 AM

Re: Alfred Morris Thread.
 
He should put up 1400-1600 yards and 10+ scores this year easily.

Defensewins 07-02-2013 11:34 AM

Re: Alfred Morris Thread.
 
Due to injuries and lack of a competent backs ups Morris was used little more than normal last season. I think he set a record for most carries be a rookie.
Hopefully with the return to health of Helu and the drafted rookies we will be able to spell Morris a little more this season.
I do not want Morris used up in a just a few years. RB's taking a beating and I want Morris around for years to come.

skinsfaninok 07-02-2013 11:39 AM

Re: Alfred Morris Thread.
 
[quote=Mattyk;1014072]He should put up 1400-1600 yards and 10+ scores this year easily.[/quote]


If he does that again, he will be considered a top 5 RB in the league.

Heck he may already be there



1. AD of course
2. A. Foster
3. Ray Rice
4. J. Charles
5. L. McCoy
6. MJD

and then I'd put Morris followed by Forte, CJ28 and finally Trent Richardson

over the mountain 07-02-2013 11:44 AM

Re: Alfred Morris Thread.
 
i think the shannys should get a lot of credit for identifying the exact traits they want in a back, finding that back that fits perfectly then fitting that back into the scheme.

i like alfred morris but i dont think he is an elite back in the sense of being physically gifted. i think he is the near perfect back for us but i also think, if need be, we could find and plug another back in and get near the same results.

i like morris a lot, but i cant help but discount his personal contribution a bit b/c of the scheme and the long list of guys shanny was able to plug in and produce great numbers.

its really next man up imo for running backs on this team. morris can hold it down for another year or 2, then next man up.

skinsfaninok 07-02-2013 11:47 AM

Re: Alfred Morris Thread.
 
[quote=over the mountain;1014082]i think the shannys should get a lot of credit for identifying the exact traits they want in a back, finding that back that fits perfectly then fitting that back into the scheme.

i like alfred morris but i dont think he is an elite back in the sense of being physically gifted. i think he is the near perfect back for us but i also think, if need be, we could find and plug another back in and get near the same results.

i like morris a lot, but i cant help but discount his personal contribution a bit b/c of the scheme and the long list of guys shanny was able to plug in and produce great numbers.

its really next man up imo for running backs on this team. morris can hold it down for another year or 2, then next man up.[/quote]


Last year after about 5 games I started really thinking the same way, but then when Griff went down and Morris played GREAT against Cleveland, I changed my mind. I don't think he's as gifted as some but he's a dang good RB and a true Old school workhorse.

JoeRedskin 07-02-2013 12:02 PM

Re: Alfred Morris Thread.
 
I think Morris is perfect for this system AND is a very talented back. Not convinced he is "Top 5" yet. I think that takes a couple years of consistent performance.

He is no sprinter but has good burst. Also, he has great lower body strength - way better than average. His real talent is his vision. I think he gets the most out of every play and, often, gets more than he should.

Pretty sure he is a solid 1,000+ yarder regardless of system.

CRedskinsRule 07-02-2013 12:17 PM

Re: Alfred Morris Thread.
 
Morris is sooo last year, only old fudds like JR would think otherwise. Nobody should count on him for anything (especially those of you who are in the same FF league as me:silly:)

Chico23231 07-02-2013 12:19 PM

Re: Alfred Morris Thread.
 
With Helu and Royster back, Tristan in the fold, and 2 drafted RB, I think the plan is to lighten the load which could lead to the hot hand situation with carries. I think Alfmo is the goaline back and the primary back on 1st, 2nd down. Id expect 1000 yards 10+ scores...still very productive back. It all depends on the health of the back field, if injuries expect more yards for Alfmo.

Lotus 07-02-2013 12:40 PM

Re: Alfred Morris Thread.
 
[quote=Chico23231;1014091]With Helu and Royster back, Tristan in the fold, and 2 drafted RB, I think the plan is to lighten the load which could lead to the hot hand situation with carries. I think Alfmo is the goaline back and the primary back on 1st, 2nd down. Id expect 1000 yards 10+ scores...still very productive back. It all depends on the health of the back field, if injuries expect more yards for Alfmo.[/quote]

I agree with this. Alfmo might get fewer carries this year. But it is reasonable to expect that he will ball when he does have the rock in his hand.

SirLK26 07-02-2013 01:30 PM

Re: Alfred Morris Thread.
 
[quote=Lotus;1014094]I agree with this. Alfmo might get fewer carries this year. But it is reasonable to expect that he will ball when he does have the rock in his hand.[/quote]

I hope he does get fewer carries this season. Last season he had 335 carries, 3rd most in the league. Combine that many carries with the fact that bruisers like Alfred Morris generally don't last as long as other RBs, and he would be well off with Helu or another back getting a fair portion of the load.

Here are some articles on Morris from the start of the season. It's interesting to read them read after his outstanding season.

[url=http://www.realredskins.com/rich-tandlers-real-redsk/2012/08/mixed-reviews-for-morris-start.html]Mixed reviews for Morris' start - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins[/url]

[url=http://www.realredskins.com/rich-tandlers-real-redsk/2012/08/workhorse-morris-a-dark-horse-possibility-at-rb.html]Workhorse Morris a dark horse possibility at RB - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins[/url]

Mattyk 07-02-2013 01:50 PM

Re: Alfred Morris Thread.
 
It's amazing when you look up any highlight video of his on youtube he almost always breaks the first tackle and often it takes 2-3 guys to bring him down. With effort like that I have no problem saying he's already a top 5 back in this league.

skinsfaninok 07-02-2013 02:11 PM

Re: Alfred Morris Thread.
 
[quote=Mattyk;1014101]It's amazing when you look up any highlight video of his on youtube he almost always breaks the first tackle and often it takes 2-3 guys to bring him down. With effort like that I have no problem saying he's already a top 5 back in this league.[/quote]


I think some just want to see if he can be consistent enough, and I am a huge believer in that he can.

Mattyk 07-02-2013 02:16 PM

Re: Alfred Morris Thread.
 
[quote=skinsfaninok;1014110]I think some just want to see if he can be consistent enough, and I am a huge believer in that he can.[/quote]

He got it done all last year and was 2nd in the league in rushing. I've seen enough IMO.


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