Redskins: Trending up, Trending Down – Week 6

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Oct 4, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) carries the ball past Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Bair (93) in the first quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Trending Down: Alfred Morris, RB

This was supposed to be a big season for Redskins running back Alfred Morris.  It was a contract year for him and the fact that he was going to play in the new power running game installed by offensive line coach Bill Callahan suggested that Morris would put up big numbers.

Well so far that hasn’t happened consistently as after a good first two weeks Morris’ production and carries have declined.  It could be that the rotation of Morris and rookie Matt Jones has stifled both as neither have found much success lately.

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Morris only has 31 carries in the last three games for just 96 yards and a 3.1 yard per carry average.  The offensive line hasn’t displayed the same kind of tenacious blocking they did early in the season either and that is affecting Morris as well.

Teams playing eight men in the box to stop the Redskins running game hasn’t helped with no deep threat to loosen that up.  But whatever the issue is the Redskins need to solve it and they need Alfred Morris being productive running the football.

So hopefully this trend will reverse itself soon and with Matt Jones slowed by a toe injury, Morris might get more carries in week six, letting him get into a rhythm and put up big numbers against the Jets.

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