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|Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan worked his running back in 2012, turning rookie sixth-round pick Alfred Morris into the league's second-ranked rusher, with 1,613 yards on the ground. The Florida Atlantic product propelled himself into a workhorse role in the Redskins backfield with 335 rushes, 13 of which resulted in touchdowns. Morris was good at taking what the defense gave him, with a propensity for running over defenders when necessary but displaying decent agility as well. While Morris has only a couple of holes in his game (pass blocking, receiving and a lack of blazing speed), questions remain as to how much he benefitted from playing alongside Robert Griffin III at quarterback. While it is easy to remain skeptical of Morris's ability to once again top 1,600 yards, it is difficult to dismiss him as a one-year wonder. Consider him a mid-tier RB1 and a player you just might get as a bargain on draft day.
|"Turbo package" leads to Helu's big day -- Mon Oct 21 2:30 pm --|
Game plan resulted in Helu's three-score Week 7
|After sitting out most of the 2012 season with an Achilles injury, Roy Helu's status was uncertain entering 2013. But through six games for the Skins this season, Helu has provided a great option as the change-of-pace running back, and perhaps showed he's ready for more work. Against the Chicago Bears, Helu ran for 41 yards on 11 carries to go with the three scores.
Sunday's game plan dictated that Helu get more playing time, as the team went to its "turbo" offensive package often. In that package, Helu gets much of the work. (CSN Washington)|
FF Today's Take: It's not a secret that Helu is a more well-rounded back than Alfred Morris, but there is little reason to suspect a reoccurrence of HC Mike Shanahan's tendency to play mind games at running back. What it does suggest is that Morris will be more of a top-end RB22oing forward and Helu will be a top-end flex because of Washington's poor defense.