2014 Strength of Schedule - WAS
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2014 Game Stats
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 1:46pm
According to Redskins beat writers from CSN Washington, HC Jay Gruden seems to be losing his patience with the stagnant running game.
“Where do you want me to start?” he said Monday, asked what’s wrong with the ground attack.
But after saying Alfred Morris has missed some cutback opportunities in addition to numerous other systemic breakdowns, Gruden also gave Morris a vote of confidence, saying, “We still like Alfred. We still feel like he’s going to carry us to where we need to go.”
So it doesn’t sound to me like making a change is even in the discussion.
The normally consistent Morris has been anything but this year. It's a similar situation where LeSean McCoy is struggling but Darren Sproles, in less carries has a higher yards per carry average. The same can be said for Roy Helu and Morris in Washington, although Helu's carries are much less, like Sproles, he's performing better behind a bad offensive line. The schedule does ease for the short term so we'll see if the team can get some momentum in the running game. The possible return of Robert Griffin III at QB could also help.
Posted by Scott Pagel
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:14pm
Week 7 - Morris vs. Tennessee
Alfred Morris' struggles continued last week with 13 carries for 41 yards. He did add his fifth catch of the season for 14 yards.
It's been back-to-back-to-back weeks of 12- or 13-carry games for Morris. He had a TD back in Week 4 to help owners, but outside of that it's been very unMorris-like numbers, especially the last two weeks. In his defense, he's in a brutal stretch of games against some of the league's top defenses in terms of allowing fantasy points to RBs. And this week's mathup is no better as the Titans are eighth in that department. Maybe it's time to think about another option until the schedule eases up a bit, which should be Week 9 vs. Minnesota.