Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris didn't quite blame the team's 27-6 blowout loss to the San Francisco 49ers on a bad week of practices, but the second-year pro definitely seems to think it contributed. Morris said that Washington didn't have "the greatest of weeks" leading up to the game, according to Mark Maske of The Washington Post.
Morris did note that having a bad week here and there throughout a 16-game season is the norm, but did carefully avoid saying the Redskins had a "bad" week. There has been a lot of controversy in Washington given the team's struggles.
Washington is 3-8 following the Monday Night Football loss to the 49ers, just one season after picking up its first NFC East title in 13 seasons. Robert Griffin III is struggling at the quarterback position, despite seemingly solid play from his receivers and Morris himself looking pretty good these days.
Griffin has not been anywhere close to solid as a pocket passer this season. The media continues to pile it on with him, and while Morris says that he doesn't know "what's been written or said" because he doesn't "read or watch that stuff," one has to wonder if all of the pressure has been getting to Griffin and has made its way into the team's practices.
In the end, Morris thought the offensive woes on Monday were due to a lack of execution and not strong play by the 49ers, saying that San Francisco has "a good defense," but that it "didn't do anything special." Most were of the opinion that the 49ers' defense looked good, generating consistent pressure with multiple sacks and generally harassing Griffin as much as possible.