On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Aug. 19, 2017 6:25 PM - 6:50 PM EDT Live Redskins Pregame Show At FedExField Tune in to watch the pregame happenings and get all of the latest prior to the Redskins' preseason Week 2 matchup with the Packers.

Morris, Griffin III For Rookie Of The Week

Posted by Andrew Walker on November 27, 2012 – 9:03 am

(AP photo)

Redskins fans, you’ve got a tough decision this week, but it’s a problem that 31 other fan bases would love to have.

This week, both quarterback Robert Griffin III and running back Alfred Morris are nominees for the Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Week award.

Both Griffin III and Morris have already won the award at least once this season. Griffin III — the reigning NFL Rookie of the Week — has won it an astounding four times so far this season, while Morris won the award after his top-notch performance Week 7 against the New York Giants.

So whatever method you choose to pick between Griffin III and Morris — whether it be ‘eenie meenie miney mo,’ rock-paper-scissors or just blindly poking your screen — do it, and do it often.

Voting is easy:

– To vote either for Griffin III or Morris as the “Pepsi Max NFL Rookie Of The Week,” go to www.NFL.com/rookies from today through 3 p.m. (ET) Friday and — you guessed it — select either Griffin III or Morris.

Both Griffin III and Morris are coming off stellar performances in their 38-31, Thanksgiving Day victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

Griffin III completed 20-of-28 passes for 311 yards and four touchdowns, while Morris ran 24 times for 113 yards and a touchdown against a talented Dallas defensive front.

The other less interesting candidates this week include:

T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts: The wide receiver caught three passes for 33 yards and one touchdown as well as returning four punts for 111 total yards, which included a 75-yard return for a score in the Colts’ 20-13 victory over the Buffalo Bills.

Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns: The running back picked up 85 yards on 29 carries and scored one touchdown in the Browns’ 20-14 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins: The quarterback completed 18 of 26 passes for 253 yards and one touchdown as the Dolphins beat the Seahawks 24-21.

Alright, so Hilton balled out against the Bills (so what?); the rest of the candidates had mediocre numbers.

So let’s continue the Redskins’ dominance of this weekly rookie award this week. By Friday, hopefully we’ll be reporting once again that either Griffin III or Morris has won.

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »
  1. 2 Trackback(s)

  2. May 17, 2013: The Redskins Blog | 2012 WAS-DAL Rivalry: Top Performers
  3. May 17, 2013: The Redskins Blog | WAS-DAL: Five Things To Watch In 2013

Post a Comment

%d bloggers like this: