The Washington Redskins had a break out season behind the dominating play of two rookies, Robert Griffin III and running back Alfred Morris. And maybe they benefited from one another and defenses not knowing who to focus on our how to cover both simultaneously.
“Teams this year, they know about me,” Morris told the Pensacola News Journal this week. “Last year, I was, in a sense, a surprise. This year, they know about me. I know it’s going to be tough because I know it’s going to be a bigger challenge, but I love a challenge. I’m looking forward to this year.”
“Last year, I was going in there like a lost little puppy. This year … I’m a lot more confident and more comfortable.”
How he could feel that way is inconceivable when you look at the numbers. Morris rushed for 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns. The second most yards in the NFL behind, you guessed it, Adrian Peterson. Those are big time numbers, especially as a rookie and in pass first NFL. He even capped the season with a 200 yard, 3 touchdown performance against the Dallas Cowboys in the season finale.