The Washington Redskins had one of the best running attacks back in 2012 with rookie quarterback Robert Griffin and Alfred Morris. Morris was a late round selection and showed everybody why they shouldn’t have passed him up.
Alfred is the premiere back in Washington, there’s no doubt about that. He picked up 276 carries for 1,275 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. His numbers dropped compared to his rookie year, but the young running back was still able to help out his struggling franchise as they fell flat on their faces.
Back up running back Roy Helu on the other hand was able to boost his numbers a bit. In 2012, Helu only carried the ball twice for two yards, averaging only one yard per carry. This season Helu finished with 62 carries for 274 rushing yards and four touchdowns.
With the Redskins having to go back to the drawing board and figure out their offensive game plan for next year, Helu isn’t expected to cut into Morris’ workload in 2014 according to CSN Washington.
Roy served as Washington’s third down back this past season. He isn’t supposed to pick up a major role with the offense next year, but could get involved more with their two-back system. New coach Jay Gruden ran this system in Cincinnati with the Bengals and will be bringing it on over to Washington.
A brand new system means more carries for Helu in 2014, just not as many as starting running back Alfred Morris.