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Postby welch » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:15 am

Much as I respect former VP Al Gore -- who did NOT claim to have invented the Internet -- he was not nearly as good as RB as King Alfred Morris.

That's my name: he is King Alfred.

Joking aside, Morris is a different RB than Larry Brown and John Riggins, who , otgherwise, are far and away thebestv Redskn RB's since I learned the names of the players (other than Little Eddie Lebaron) around 1955 or '56.

Brown had the quickest take-off I've ever seen...Redskin or other. In fact, Lombardi or Allen once timed the Redskins. Take note...no stop-watches and such for 40 and 100 yard dash until about 1970. Different game.

Interesting finding: Brown was way fastest over the first ten or twenty yards. Charley Taylor much faster over the 100.

I'm talking Larry Brown here because younger fans don't know him, other than NC43's avatar, but remember that the master of all avatars chose Brown for his.

Brown won the NFC rushing championship as a rookie for Vince Lombardi, Drafted as a blocking back, he never lost the technique and the ferocious blocking style. Lombardi, however, noticed that Brown was getting a late start on the snap. They tested his hearing...had never been done in his years at Kansas State (?? too late, and I'm too tired to look it up). Found that Brown was deaf in one ear.

Lombardi put a hearing aid in Brown's helmet, and suddenly the Redskins had a serious running attack for the first time since a random season in the '50s and the great teams in the '40s. In 1970, the "Bill Austin interregnum", Brown led the NFC in rushing.

Larry Brown also happened to be a great receiver...especially screen passes and short passes he took and ran the ength of the field.

Larry Brown got through the defensive line about the same time Builly Kilmer or Sonny Jurgenson took the snap. Full speed in one step. The Redskins line in 1970-73 was nothing like the Hogs. Ran lots of traps, never over-powered defenders, but just needed to engage defenders for a heartbeat abnd Brown was pas the first line and launching himself between linebackers.

Yes, "launching himself". Like John Riggins, Brown was just as likely to turn towrd a defender and knock him down. Brwn had a way of exploding at at defender. Often the first guy missed. Like grabbing lightnig in your hand.

Still a perfect blocker: Brown pulled from the deep back and cut a cowboys corner defender in haf -- folded him like a piece of paper -- on a game-winning run by up-back Charlie Harraway in Dallas I, 1972. Harraway an a ten yard end-sweep untouched.

Brown was about 6 feet tall, and weight about 195 pounds. That doesn't tell the story: he hit with a crack. Speed times mass...not just slow-moving mass.

Riggins was fast-moving mass...a high-school sprint champion who happened to weight 225 pounds with the Jets. He slowed some in his last years, and gained weight and power. Like Brown, Riggins often turned a corner and ran directloy at the nearest CB...after a few doses to Riggins, the CB's weren't as eager to dig in.

I've talked enough about Larry Brown...he tends to be forgotten because he gave up his knees getting the Redskins to SB 7. He ought to be remembered. As a Post columnist put it, "Without Brown, the Hall has an empty spot".

Morris runs differently than either Brown or Riggins. That's fine. He is King Alfed. He knows to follow his blockers and he knows just where to cut, and he's got a sense for the open field. He is The King.

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Postby ACW » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:28 pm

The NFL announced today that Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris has been named the NFL Rookie of the Week and the FedEx Ground Player of the Week for Week 17.
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Postby jmooney » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:40 pm

How long should we wait to call this the greatest draft class ever?

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Postby Bob 0119 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:18 pm

jmooney wrote:How long should we wait to call this the greatest draft class ever?


Just a few more seconds...
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Postby ACW » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:47 pm

And let's not forget Crawford.
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Postby Countertrey » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:52 pm

Whether great or not, cannot yet be guaged... but what a dominant first year performance by our rook class!
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Postby crazyhorse1 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:57 pm

ACW wrote:And let's not forget Crawford.


RG3, Morris, Cousins, Crawford. Looks like a class of no. 1's to me. Crawford will prove me right. If we have a another draft class like this one anytime soon,
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Postby skinsfan#33 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:53 pm

crazyhorse1 wrote:
ACW wrote:And let's not forget Crawford.


RG3, Morris, Cousins, Crawford. Looks like a class of no. 1's to me. Crawford will prove me right. If we have a another draft class like this one anytime soon,
we'll dominate, not just win.

Keenan Rbonsons was starting to play pretty well brow he got hurt and Lribeye filled in well for Lichtensteiger.

Very good rookie class!
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Postby yupchagee » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:43 am

welch wrote:Much as I respect former VP Al Gore -- who did NOT claim to have invented the Internet -- he was not nearly as good as RB as King Alfred Morris.

That's my name: he is King Alfred.

Joking aside, Morris is a different RB than Larry Brown and John Riggins, who , otgherwise, are far and away thebestv Redskn RB's since I learned the names of the players (other than Little Eddie Lebaron) around 1955 or '56.

Brown had the quickest take-off I've ever seen...Redskin or other. In fact, Lombardi or Allen once timed the Redskins. Take note...no stop-watches and such for 40 and 100 yard dash until about 1970. Different game.

Interesting finding: Brown was way fastest over the first ten or twenty yards. Charley Taylor much faster over the 100.

I'm talking Larry Brown here because younger fans don't know him, other than NC43's avatar, but remember that the master of all avatars chose Brown for his.

Brown won the NFC rushing championship as a rookie for Vince Lombardi, Drafted as a blocking back, he never lost the technique and the ferocious blocking style. Lombardi, however, noticed that Brown was getting a late start on the snap. They tested his hearing...had never been done in his years at Kansas State (?? too late, and I'm too tired to look it up). Found that Brown was deaf in one ear.

Lombardi put a hearing aid in Brown's helmet, and suddenly the Redskins had a serious running attack for the first time since a random season in the '50s and the great teams in the '40s. In 1970, the "Bill Austin interregnum", Brown led the NFC in rushing.

Larry Brown also happened to be a great receiver...especially screen passes and short passes he took and ran the ength of the field.Larry Brown got through the defensive line about the same time Builly Kilmer or Sonny Jurgenson took the snap. Full speed in one step. The Redskins line in 1970-73 was nothing like the Hogs. Ran lots of traps, never over-powered defenders, but just needed to engage defenders for a heartbeat abnd Brown was pas the first line and launching himself between linebackers.

Yes, "launching himself". Like John Riggins, Brown was just as likely to turn towrd a defender and knock him down. Brwn had a way of exploding at at defender. Often the first guy missed. Like grabbing lightnig in your hand.

Still a perfect blocker: Brown pulled from the deep back and cut a cowboys corner defender in haf -- folded him like a piece of paper -- on a game-winning run by up-back Charlie Harraway in Dallas I, 1972. Harraway an a ten yard end-sweep untouched.

Brown was about 6 feet tall, and weight about 195 pounds. That doesn't tell the story: he hit with a crack. Speed times mass...not just slow-moving mass.

Riggins was fast-moving mass...a high-school sprint champion who happened to weight 225 pounds with the Jets. He slowed some in his last years, and gained weight and power. Like Brown, Riggins often turned a corner and ran directloy at the nearest CB...after a few doses to Riggins, the CB's weren't as eager to dig in.

I've talked enough about Larry Brown...he tends to be forgotten because he gave up his knees getting the Redskins to SB 7. He ought to be remembered. As a Post columnist put it, "Without Brown, the Hall has an empty spot".

Morris runs differently than either Brown or Riggins. That's fine. He is King Alfed. He knows to follow his blockers and he knows just where to cut, and he's got a sense for the open field. He is The King.

HTTR.


I remember him taking a screen pass 89 yds to the house against the jets.
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Postby yupchagee » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:57 am

skinsfan#33 wrote:Morris should be a Probowler this year!
(If there is a PB)



Has any other RB ever had 1600+ yds & NOT gone the the PB?
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Postby The Hogster » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:09 am

yupchagee wrote:
skinsfan#33 wrote:Morris should be a Probowler this year!
(If there is a PB)



Has any other RB ever had 1600+ yds & NOT gone the the PB?


Good question. I doubt it.

Totally ridiculous that the 2nd leading rusher in the entire NFL can't crack the Top 3 of just one conference.
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Postby Deadskins » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:20 am

The Hogster wrote:
yupchagee wrote:
skinsfan#33 wrote:Morris should be a Probowler this year!
(If there is a PB)



Has any other RB ever had 1600+ yds & NOT gone the the PB?


Good question. I doubt it.

Totally ridiculous that the 2nd leading rusher in the entire NFL can't crack the Top 3 of just one conference.

To be fair, he didn't pass Lynch until last week, but your point is still valid.
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Postby DarthMonk » Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:08 pm

Alfred Morris - RB - Redskins

Alfred Morris averaged 4.6 yards per carry in 2012 on non-zone-read runs.

We've seen it suggested that Morris was purely a product of the Redskins' 2012 zone-read offense, but this statistic supports the more factual notion that he's more than that. Despite a 4.72 forty time coming out of Florida Atlantic, Morris has showed just enough burst, wiggle, and quick cutting ability to have success. His vision and violent tackle breaking are what make him special. In 2012, Pro Football Focus credited only Adrian Peterson (1,369) and Doug Martin (1,005) with more yards after contact than Morris (1,001). Marshawn Lynch (872) and Arian Foster (766) were a distant fourth and fifth, respectively.

Source: Washington Post Jul 14 - 11:43 AM
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