“It wasn’t the greatest of weeks,” running back Alfred Morris said, via Mark Maske of the Washington Post. “But you’re gonna have that sometimes. Just because you had a bad week, not that we had a bad week, but sometimes if you have a few bad practices or a few bad [practice] periods doesn’t mean you’re gonna have a bad game. But like I said, today we just didn’t show up for whatever reason. I don’t know what it was.”
Well, the adage goes “you practice like you play.” Despite Morris’ assertion that it isn’t always true, it certainly seems true in this situation. According to Morris they had a poor week of practice and played poorly on Monday.
“I don’t know what’s been written or said,” he said. “I don’t read or watch that stuff. So I couldn’t tell you. But we did feel like we had a great chance to come out here and win. Like I said, we just didn’t show up.”
Morris was also asked if he felt like “the wheels were coming off” for the 3-8 Redskins.
“It’s just a little adversity, just building our character up,” Morris said. “I don’t feel like our wheels are coming off, to use your analogy. But, I mean, every day we’ve just got to show up and just kind of put this behind us and just continue to just work forward and just take it one game at a time, just watch film on this, see what we can get better at and get ready for next week.”