Alfred Morris ready for sophomore season in Washington
While Robert Griffin III regularly stole the show and the headlines during a remarkable rookie season in Washington last year, another rookie in burgundy and gold quietly had himself a tremendous debut as well.
Now, all he wants to do is forget all about it.
In an interview with his hometown Pensacola News Journal, running back Alfred Morris says that his team-record 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns doesn't mean anything anymore.
"I don't have the sense that I made it, even though I did make it," Morris told the newspaper. "Now it's, what are you going to do this next year? How are you going to improve off last year?"
Morris was Washington's 6th round pick in 2012, but he took advantage of an unsettled situation at his position going into training camp to seize the starting job.
His 1,613 yards set the franchise's single-season record for rushing, leading to his placement on the NFL's All-Rookie Team, a 2nd team All-Pro selection and three times being named the NFL's Rookie of the Week.
Obviously, the Florida Atlantic alum goes into 2013 as the prohibitive starter at running back, teaming with RG3 to become a dangerous offensive tandem in the NFC East.
He says, though, that he can't take any of it for granted.
"This year, having had that experience and gaining that knowledge of last year, I'm a lot more confident and more comfortable," he told the Pensacola News Journal.