Last week at the E3 video game convention in Los Angeles gamers and sports fans alike got another foretaste of the 25th installment of Madden.
In what has become the norm for this year’s version of the virtual football experience, Robert Griffin III and the Redskins were heavily featured in the game’s first two promotional packages with No. 10 taking long touchdown runs to the house against fellow NFC division winners Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers.
While Griffin III got the brunt of the attention everyone seemingly forgot about Alfred Morris yet again.
Sure all of Morris’ end zone trips last year came courtesy of pounding the rock on the ground, but that doesn’t mean that he can’t get the job done in the passing game.
Redskins Nation—here is your first glimpse at Morris’ first NFL receiving touchdown and the debut of his video game homerun celebration.
On a first down inside the redzone, virtual Robert Griffin III lined up in the shotgun formation with No. 46 to his left. Sure he could have found Santana Moss, Pierre Garcon or Josh Morgan on the outside, but why not hit Morris on a screen pass.
Glad to see you score the touchdown, Alfred, but did you really need to hurdle into the end zone?
A few other observations from this brief five minute clip:
1. Head coach Mike Shanahan may want to hit the beach over the next six weeks; he is looking way too pale.
2. At the 2:26 mark you’ll see Aldrick Robinson’s biggest fan—jersey and all.
3. Kirk Cousins appears to have ditched his golden locks in favor of red hair for the 2013 season (2:58 mark).
4. Rob Jackson has clearly been working on his speed during the offseason.
5. Despite being one of the oldest players in the NFL, London Fletcher shows the rest of the guys how he has been able to play in 240 consecutive games—by standing like a statue when he is on the sidelines (4:31 mark).
If these Madden 25 videos are any indication of which squad will be “that team” everyone wants to play with this season, it’s safe to say the Redskins win in a landslide.
Hail to the Redskins!
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