They say you need to have supreme confidence in your abilities to succeed in the NFL. Alfred Morris has demonstrated that he has that particular qualification in spades.
Or, at least, he is willing to poke fun at that notion or himself.
Check out his presumably self-selected attire for post-game interviews.
There is good reason for the kid to be cocky. He would probably be the story of the Washington Redskins, or at least the best rookie on his team, if not for Robert Griffin III.
Through the first 12 games of the 2012 NFL season, he has racked up 1,106 yards on 230 carries with six scores. That works out to a 4.8-yard average, which is sixth among running backs with at least 100 carries.
And if you have him on your fantasy team, you've surely let everyone know that you knew he was going to be great the entire time. Not only that, but you knew that no one else had a clue as to how good he would be. Thus, you were able to grab him in the 10th round.
You can stop now. We get it. You're awesome.
But not as awesome as Morris.
He's that grind-it-out type back that every team covets. He isn't going to break off too many long runs (season high of 39 yards), but just keep feeding him the rock and he'll end up with over 100 yards.
Just ask the Baltimore Ravens. They were his most recent victim.
In a game the Redskins had to have, Morris garnered 23 carries for 122 yards and a touchdown. Right when everyone was counting on him to stay consistent while they begin their fantasy playoff campaign.
What? That's not what we're talking about? Oh, the Redskins needed this game to stay in the "real" playoff chase.
Who cares about that?