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This fact about Alfred Morris will surprise Redskins fans

Washington Redskins’ running back Alfred Morris is one of the league’s best running backs in the NFL, with three straight 1,000-yard seasons and 28 career touchdowns. However, he often gets lost in the shuffle in debates of elite running backs, such as Marshawn Lynch, Arian Foster and Adrian Peterson. Turns out Morris is much more on Lynch’s level than we thought: One stat...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets Schedule Breakdown — 2nd Quarter

Joe Malfa continues his breakdown of the New York Jets schedule, with a look at the second quarter of their games (week 6-9). Here is the first quarter breakdown if you missed it… Week 6 — vs. Washington While the Redskins may have some talent, they have a roster littered with question marks from RGIII to the offensive line to the defense as a whole. A core of skill players...
Via Turn On The Jets
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gruden: It's 'going to be hard to take any reps' from Morris

There was some early OTAs buzz about Washington Redskins rookie running back Matt Jones challenging incumbent starter Alfred Morris for the lead back role. This buzz was generated by GM Scot McCloughan's comparison of Jones to Marshawn Lynch, and it was furthered by Jones himself, who claimed that he would "put some pressure on Alfred" for the starting job.Head coach Jay Gruden,...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

This stat about Redskins RB Alfred Morris proves he’s one of the best in the NFL

Not everyone will agree with me, but I think Marshawn Lynch is easily the best running back in the NFL today. You can make a case for guys like Adrian Peterson and DeMarco Murray but nobody is more capable of breaking off an explosive game-changing run like Lynch. That’s why this next stat will give Washington Redskins something to get excited about. According to John Keim of ESPN...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the Washington Redskins’ Rushing Attack Set to Reach Past Heights?

LANDOVER, MD – DECEMBER 20: Running back Alfred Morris #46 of the Washington Redskins scores a first quarter touchdown agianst the defense of free safety Malcolm Jenkins #27 of the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on December 20, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) The Washington Redskins have prided themselves on a versatile running offense over...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins OL coach Callahan already earning players' trust

After changing blocking schemes, personnel and the offensive line coach, the Washington Redskins' offensive line has truly undergone a complete overhaul. New offensive line coach Bill Callahan has thrown a lot at his offensive linemen in a short period of time, but the players have faith in what he's preaching, based on his excellent track record.“[Callahan] talks for two to three...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie RB Matt Jones wants to 'put some pressure on Alfred Morris'

Washington Redskins rookie running back Matt Jones has been turning heads during the team's organized team activities and minicamp, and his expectations is to become the lead  running back. Jones was selected by the Redskins in the third-round pick if the 2015 NFL Draft and has been working on pass-protection in anticipation of challenging Morris for the top running back spot...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

How Washington Redskins Rookie RB Matt Jones is Working on His Pass Blocking During OTAs

One of the things that have some saying rookie Matt Jones could see a lot of snaps over Alfred Morris this season is his pass blocking. Whether that ends up being the case or not we will find out in due time, but do you ever wonder how someone works on his pass blocking? Yes, I know the first thing that comes to mind is by just doing it and getting in reps, but that is not the only...
Via FatManWriting
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why the Washington Redskins running backs are in for a big year

A lot has been made about how much pressure Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is heading into the 2015 season. It’s a prototypical make or break kind of year for him, but if Washington’s offense is going to be truly successful then they need to get back to dominating the running game. Last year Washington averaged just 105.7 yards per game on the ground, ranking...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins: 3 takeaways from OTAs so far

With this being the final week of OTAs and the last time we will see the Washington Redskins until training camp, it’s time to take a look at what has been going on inside Redskins Park these past few weeks. A lot of excitement has been built around the Redskins this offseason as they approach year two under Jay Gruden. Their additions in the draft and free agency haven proven...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Alfred Morris: Where his fantasy value lies in 2015

Sign up for DraftKings summer games here. Catching the ball has become one of the biggest assets a running back can have both in the NFL and fantasy football. It's no surprise you see RBs like Jamaal Charles, Le'Veon Bell, DeMarco Murray and other receiving competent backs rise above the rest in fantasy points by the end of the 2014 season. But, what if the running back isn't the...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Washington Redskins Positional Preview: Running Backs

Former University of Miami head coach Howard Schnellenberger compared one current Redskins player to Hall of Famer Jim Brown, according to Yahoo Sports.Growing up he was called “Alfred the butler” and later “Bruce Wayne.” Today everyone knows him as Alfred Morris.Here is part of the Morris’ 2012 draft profile from NFL.com: "Morris is a thick running back and a bit of a...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Washington Redskins Rb Alfred Morris Putting Some Sweet Moves on the Practice Dummy During OTAs

Alfred Morris exploded on to the scene during his rookie season with the Redskins running for over 1600 yards, but since then has gone downhill. His sophomore campaign saw him gain 1275 yards and last season he didn't clear 1100. The downward trend has some thinking that third round pick Matt Jones could take over the job this season.Morris is not going to lie down and let him of...
Via FatManWriting
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Three reasons why the Washington Redskins can win the NFC East

The Washington Redskins have a combined seven wins over the last two years after a 10-6, NFC East winning season in 2012. With a terrible defense and offensive line, and Robert Griffin III playing inconsistent, many believe this team is rebuilding and a long time away from being ready to compete again. Not so fast, folks. This team may actually be a lot closer to reaching the playoffs...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Alfred Morris excited for Redskins' new blocking scheme

When the Washington Redskins hired offensive line coach Bill Callahan, it was another step toward transitioning away from Mike Shanahan's offensive scheme. In head coach Jay Gruden's first season, he kept many of the team's zone-based blocking schemes used under Shanahan. Callahan has made his name by utilizing a more power-based blocking scheme. Redskins running back Alfred Morris...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris cuts like a razor

It’s easy to forget amidst all this hype about Matt Jones that Alfred Morris is still one of the better running backs in the NFL. Today we got a reminder of what he can do at the Washington Redskins OTAs… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: From 1-32 based on chances of making the Hall of Fame Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s second-tier tight ends The team shared this video on their Twitter...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rumor Mill: Could Matt Jones replace Alfred Morris for the Washington Redskins?

Alfred Morris has been a reliable running back for the Washington Redskins since he was picked in the sixth round of the 2012 draft. He has yet to miss a game so far and has averaged 4.5 yards per carry, scoring 28 touchdowns in the process. But general manager Scot McCloughan may believe that he’s found a better option. With their third round pick this year Washington selected...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins’ RB Matt Jones to relieve Alfred Morris of his duties?

Rob Foldy/Getty Images Can you imagine rookie Matt Jones shifting Alfred Morris over in the Washington Redskins’ backfield rotation? Not so much? Well then, may I suggest that you start gauging what’s happening on Capitol Hill with an open mind? While he was conducting separate interviews with Washington’s WTEM and WJFK this week, the Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins GM ‘very excited’ to see Robert Griffin III play

Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan can’t wait to see if Robert Griffin III will return to his rookie form in 2015. “I’m very, very excited about seeing him,” McCloughan said on ESPN 980’s The Sports Fix on Thursday, per CSNWashington.com. “[Getting] my eyes on him at practice and the preseason and going forward into games.” “They’re hard to...
Via Sports-Glory
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Redskins TE Fred Davis reinstated

The NFL has reinstated former Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis, reports ProFootballTalk. Davis, 29, is now eligible to sign with any team, effective immediately. Davis was suspended indefinitely by the NFL in February 2014 for his second violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy. His first suspension was for marijuana, but Davis said his second one was for taking...
Via Sports-Glory
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Redskins Offense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now over.  This means teams are just about finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to prepare their offseason programs. With the draft recently concluding, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate where each team stands in comparison to the other 31 NFL teams. After taking that into...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Gruden: Morris will be getting the bulk of the carries

When the Washington Redskins used their third-round pick on University of Florida running back Matt Jones, it must have caught veteran Alfred Morris' attention. Morris is heading into the final year of his contract, but head coach Jay Gruden confirmed that he has nothing to worry about despite the Jones pick."Alfred won't be affected," Gruden said, per ESPN.com. "Alfred's still the...
Via Fox Sports
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins Pick 3-95: Matt Jones – Florida RB

The Redskins wrapped up day two at the NFL draft by selecting Florida running back Matt Jones with pick #95 in the third round. Glad To Be Apart Of The Redskins..!! #DWMTM — Matt Jones™ (@mattjonesrb) May 2, 2015
Via DC Pro Sports Report
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins draft LB Preston Smith with No. 38 pick

The Washington Redskins selected Mississippi State linebacker Preston Smith with the No. 38 pick in the NFL draft. Smith, 6-foot-5, 271 pounds, had nine sacks and 15 tackles for loss in 2014.  He also had an interception return for a touchdown against UAB. NFL.com’s bottom line: “Smith has been a solid, rotational defensive end for Mississippi State, but nothing too special...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins select Brandon Scherff with the No. 5 pick

Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports The Washington Redskins selected Brandon Scherff with the fifth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Scherff will be a huge addition for the Redskins on the offensive line, and was an absolute star on Iowa’s offensive line last year. At 6-foot-5 and 319 pounds, he is an absolutely beast on the offensive line. He is excellent in both pass and run blocking...
Via Sports-Glory
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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