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Photo courtesy of Joe Glorioso If Alfred Morris rushes for 83 yards on Sunday, he'll be the first rookie to amass 800 yards in first 9 games since Adrian Peterson in 2007.about 1 hour ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@granthpaulsenGrant Paulsen If Alfred Morris can indeed pick up those 83 yards, that puts him in some elite company with Adrian Peterson. That tweet got me thinking about Morris’ current season and how impressive his first half of the season really has been. All of the hype surrounding the Redskins (especially outside of the local media) has strictly been RG3 this, RG3 that. But Washington’s other rookie certainly is making a name for himself as well, and possibly even a case for the pro bowl. When looking over the rushing categories on NFL.com, Morris sits near the top in many of them: Rushing Yards 1. Adrian Peterson – 775 2. Marshawn Lynch – 757 3. Alfred Morris – 717 4. Stevan Ridley – 716 5. Arian Foster – 659 Rushing Yards Per Game 1. Adrian Peterson – 96.9 2. Marshawn Lynch – 94.6 3. Arian Foster – 94.1 4. Alfred Morris – 89.6 5. Stevan Ridley – 89.5 Rushing Touchdowns 1. Arian Foster – 9 2. Robert Griffin – 6 3. Alfred Morris (tied with Andre Brown, Shonn Greene, Ray Rice, Trent Richardson, Stevan Ridley) – 5 1st Downs 1. Stevan Ridley – 47 2. Alfred Morris – 37 2. Willis McGahee – 37 Rushing Attempts 1. Arian Foster – 168 2. Marshawn Lynch – 159 3. Alfred Morris – 151 3. Adrian Peterson – 151 5. Stevan Ridley – 150 As you can see from the numbers above, Alfred Morris has been nothing short of a work horse for the Washington Redskins. Morris sits in the top 5 in nearly all of the rushing categories, joining the elite, more heralded running backs such as the aforementioned Adrian Peterson and Arian Foster. Halfway through the season for the Redskins, Morris has been just as important to this young team as Robert Griffin III. Another half of season similar to the first half, and Morris could be on his way to the Pro Bowl.
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Robert Griffin III decided not to settle for handing out candy like every other house in America on Halloween. RG3 is a unique person, and unique people give trick-or-treaters unique gifts. Instead of adding to their Snickers or Butterfinger count, the Leesburg, Va. youth walked away from the Griffin residence with fresh new socks on Wednesday night.
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Robert Griffin III is a great athlete, and when you have a great athlete at quarterback, you have a tendency as coach to try to do too much with him. Such was the case Sunday in Pittsburgh, when Mike Shanahan became a genius, and had Griffin III go out for a pass. Griffin III tried [...]
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The Washington Post
Instead of handing out candy for Halloween, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III handed out socks and shirt to kids that came by home.
Some of the lucky recipients tweeted about their socks and shirts.
RGIII giving out shirts and socks for Halloween. That’s pretty cool
—Bruce Butler (@BB_III) November 1, 2012
@rgiii heard some trick or treaters...
In the stock market, much like fantasy football, you want to buy low and sell high. Using that philosophy, is it now time to consider trading Washington Redskins rookie QB Robert Griffin III? I believe it is. Griffin has had a remarkable run as a rookie, showing exceptional promise for his career, but it’s time to maximize his performances on the field and cash in by trading the...
In an attempt to get something going against the Pittsburgh Steelers offensively on Sunday, Mike Shanahan decided it would be a good idea to try a little trickery with Robert Griffin III. The Washington Redskins called for a play that appeared to be a reverse to receiver Josh Morgan, but instead Morgan became the quarterback and Griffin the receiver. And RG3 got lit up by Steelers...
Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III would prefer it if he were compared to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers instead of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III hooked up the trick-or-treaters at his Virginia home with something better than full-size candy bars this year. Multiple social media users posted tweets, Facebook updates and uploaded pics of their treats which included the socks that the rookie quarterback has been sporting this year. “Went to your house tonight...Read the Rest...
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan told the media that he feels like an idiot for having quarterback Robert Griffin III play quarterback after he took quite a hit down field.
“After looking at that play you feel like a complete dumbs—,” Shanahan said, per NFL.com.
Shanahan should feel dumb for putting his franchise quarterback in harms way. He’s also going to...
In what will be a rare occurance to ever happen in National Football League history, the past two Heisman Trophy winners will meet at FedEx Field in Washington, DC next Sunday as the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner in Robert Griffin, III of the Washington Redskins will play host to the 2010 winner of college football’s most prestigious award in Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers. Both...
There was some great quarterback play Sunday and it didn't come from the well talked about, and highly hyped, Washington Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III as Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was head and shoulders better than the one that they call RG3 at Heinz Field.
Roethlisberger was 24-of-33 for 222 yards with three touchdowns on Sunday as the Steelers...
By David Todd
All the hype coming into this one was about the Redskins sensational rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III (and the Steelers 1934 throwback uniforms). Last week I wrote about Dick LeBeau and what the Steelers might do to slow him and the Redskins offense down. Mission accomplished. No doubt RGIII was hurt by drops from his receivers, but...
While dual-threat quarterbacks Cam Newton and Robert Griffin III are two of the most exciting players in football, their impressive skill sets haven't translated into many wins for their respective last-place teams.
In a matchup featuring the last two Heisman Trophy winners, Newton and the visiting Carolina Panthers try to snap a five-game losing streak Sunday as they square...