Sep 15, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Redskins need a big season from Alfred Morris

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The Washington Redskins are slowly installing a new offense to go along with some new weapons in at receiver.  Head coach Jay Gruden says the process will take time.  Time for quarterback Robert Griffin III to master the new offense, and time for him to get fully in sync with the new receivers the Redskins have acquired in the offseason.

So now more than ever the Redskins will need their star running back Alfred Morris to come up big for the team.  Morris has had two consecutive 1,000 yard seasons and he was selected to the pro bowl last year.  And if the Redskins passing game does take time to develop then they will need to rely on their running game to help bridge the gap until it gets going.

The Redskins have been one of the best running teams in the NFL to past few seasons, mainly due to Morris’ hard running style.  Rarely does he go down on initial contact and those extra yards come in handy when it comes to keeping the chains moving.  Robert Griffin III stated that Morris was the Redskins biggest offensive weapon and maybe they need that to be true.

Because if the Redskins passing game does struggle to start the season then they can’t afford for the running game to struggle too.  So a good start by Morris can help the Redskins open up their passing game.  If defenses need to put eight in the box to stop Morris then areas should be open in the secondary to attack.  That’s why it’s imperative for the Redskins that Alfred Morris plays well.

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