Competition at RB:
Morris: "I honestly love competition, and even my job isn't solidified." Said he's seen much improvement from the #Redskins' RBs unit.— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) July 31, 2014
Alfred Morris on drama-free camp: "I don't like controversy. I'm glad it's gone. It's behind us and I hope it stays there."— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) July 31, 2014
More hitting/practice in pads this year:
Morris said he's embraced a more physical #SkinsCamp this year. Said real-time reps help RBs get used to impact, contact.— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) July 31, 2014
#Redskins RB AMorris a big fan of live drills @ camp. Says it helps a lot to take hits & protect yourself. "I’m a weird RB. I love it."— Liz Clarke (@lizclarketweet) July 31, 2014
Morris is looking forward to practices vs. Patriots next week. Said he hesitates to get too physical against his own team in practice.— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) July 31, 2014
Morris on RB Chris Thompson: "He has gears that other guys don't have. ... I'm excited to have Chris back."— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) July 31, 2014
Morris also acknowledged the #Redskins have run some power and some zone in camp. Says he's versatile enough to thrive in either.— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) July 31, 2014
Addition of DeSean Jackson to the offense:
"I never looked at it as if I was going to get less touches having him," said Morris, who has rushed for a combined 2,888 yards in his first two seasons combined. "I got excited having him because he’s going to take that extra defender off the box."
"It definitely takes one, two extra eyes off the backfield just for a split second which can just make the difference in any game, any play," Morris said.
"Just having [Jackson], they have to respect him," Morris said. "I would love it if they stacked the box this year. We could just go deep every play. I would love that. The quicker we can get off the field, the better."
Pass Protection Responsibilities:
"One of the main reasons why [some] big-name running backs in college don’t make it in the pros is because [they] can’t pass-pro and can’t read blitzes," Morris said. "If you can’t protect the quarterback, who is the franchise, then you won’t be on the field."
"There’s so much going on in your head. … At first, everything’s bouncing around. You may look to one side too much, and then a cornerback blitzes off the edge, sacks your quarterback and you’re back on the bench."
"You have to see everything," he said. "For me being in my third year now, the game has slowed down."
Clips of Alfred Morris, Evan Royster, Randy Jordan, Robert Griffin III, OC Sean McVay talking about the RB crew working on catching more passes this season.