Reports are coming in left and right that the Redskins are being paid less than previously reported. At least that is what I’m assuming based on the news that is coming from Redskins headquarters this week.
First there is the case of Niles Paul‘s missing capri sun juice drinks. You always hear of owners that like to cut corners. Owners that won’t spend money on players salaries so that it helps the bottom line. Sometimes this even spreads into rumors that owners make their players pay for the vending machines inside the team’s building. Now no one has ever accused of Daniel Snyder of this, but perhaps someone needs to look into this if players can’t afford to spring for their own capri suns.
Then there is the eye sore that Alfred Morris drives to work every day. Personally, I like this humble attitude. The Redskins have quietly accumulated players with talent that most of the country hasn’t heard of. Part of the reason is the Redskins haven’t been to the playoffs in 6+ seasons and don’t play in many prime time games. Part of the reason is those with talent, for the most part, don’t have huge egos. RG3 has endorsement deals and has no choice to do press conferences, but remains humble in front of the cameras. In a similar way, Alfred Morris doesn’t point to his name as the leading rusher of the 4th best rushing team in the NFL. And if you are going to take lessons in being humble, I think Morris has taken a good first step by emulating the Eagle’s best cornerback. Actually Morris has Nnamdi Asomugha beat by about 7 years on his commuter car.