Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/13/12
It isn't easy playing backfield buddy to Robert Griffin III. The ball placed on your numbers for a handoff can suddenly disappear. Take the wrong angle, and suddenly you're playing bumper cars behind the line of scrimmage. The other rookie in the Washington Redskins starting lineup is sixth-round draft pick Alfred Morris, who overcame a misstep or two to have an NFL debut worth crowing about - if it weren't being overshadowed by Griffin's. While ''RG3'' was piling up 362 all-purpose yards, ''Alf'' ran for 96 on 28 carries and a pair of touchdowns in the 40-32 win over the New Orleans Saints. ''The running back has to get a feel for, not really how I read things, but when I'm giving it and when I'm taking it,'' Griffin said. ''Alf didn't do much of that in college. He was more of a traditional running back from under center, just hand it off to him.'' Nevertheless, Morris took advantage of injuries during training camp to win a starting job, showing off the power, agility and the ...
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