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The Seattle Seahawks defense faces its first offensive challenge in the playoffs this weekend against rookies Robert Griffin III and running back Alfred Morris. One might think that the primary worry would be RG3, but the Seahawks acknowledge that Morris is the player that has to be contained. Morris was selected in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Redskins. He played college football for Florida Atlantic University and his former coach Howard Schnellenberger says he’s built to be a feature back.   "He was born,bred, raised and trained to be an NFL running back," says Schnellenberger. "Not only because he runs the ball, not only because he's so durable. He has ability to keep his feet, doesn't fumble, he can block, protect the quarterback and catch the ball out of the backfield," according to Larry Stone of the Seattle Times. Morris who is 2nd in the NFL in rushing put the Redskins on his back in their final game vs. the Dallas Cowboys, gaining 200 yards and 3 touchdowns, while launching Washington into the playoffs. "He's a sixth-round pick who plays with a chip on his shoulder," said fellow rookie Robert Griffin III. "He didn't know his opportunity was going to come this early in his career, but it has. It has paid off for him and us as well." "He's legit, very much like the running backs Mike had all those years in Denver," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. "Guys didn't know about them, and guys elevated and rose to the occasion and became great players for them." "They force you to play sound football, because if you don't, they're going to expose it," defensive tackle Alan Branch said. "That's what their offense is meant to do. Hopefully, we read our keys and stay in our zone, and hopefully we can knock it out."         var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
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