… Yes, the Redskins are a loose bunch. During the open locker room session with the media, defensive end Stephen Bowen danced – shirtless – while trying to distract Kedric Golston and Darrel Young as they spoke with reporters.
Then, during Mike Shanahan’s press conference, Robert Griffin III took a seat in the back of the auditorium, then asked a question as his coach started to chuckle. He didn’t notice Griffin had taken a seat.
“He got me by surprise there,” Shanahan said. “Who is this guy?”
Griffin then asked him, “What did you do for New Years?”
Shanahan said, “I tried to put a good game plan together. I wasn’t sure how healthy you were so it was hard without you calling me.”
Then he added, laughing, “You got me good.”
Just keep in mind that the Redskins have been a rather loose bunch all season, even during their losing streak. There was even a point during the win streak where as one group was going through individual work I wondered if they were too relaxed. Then the Redskins kept winning and this group played well. So, this is just who they are and the atmosphere they like.
… Left guard Kory Lichtensteiger did not practice and said he’d likely be a game-time decision Sunday because of his sprained left ankle.
“I won’t know until then,” Lichtensteiger said. “I’ll get treatment all the way through and increase my workload. We’ll see what I can handle.”
Rookie Josh LeRibeus likely would replace him, just as he did Sunday. LeRibeus did a good job in reserve vs. Dallas, but would be tested by Seattle’s quickness up front. The Seahawks do a lot of different games with their defensive linemen, and will even send an end from inside the right tackle to outside the left tackle.
… Running back Alfred Morris isn’t a fan of the extra media attention he’s now receiving.
Here’s what he said about it: “I really don’t care for it, to be honest. But I know it’s part of it, and I accepted that back in college. You’re going to get it, and I accept that, but I’m not trying to watch everything. I love the game. I’m thankful that I get to go out there and do something I love to do, not only on Sunday, game day, but during the week, practicing and having fun. I think people have fun in their job. This is a fun experience, and I’m enjoying it.”
… Morris was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his 200-yard performance vs. Dallas.
“Coming in as a rookie, sixth-rounder, not much expected of you, just to go out there and be able to do that and to accomplish some of the things I’ve accomplished is just an honor,” he said. “I don’t take it for granted, and I’m definitely not getting complacent. There’s so much more work to be done. Every day, I’m going out there and trying to get better.”
… Seattle coach Pete Carroll on Morris:
“He’s a hammer. He doesn’t ever stop moving his feet. Breaks tackles. Totally understands the scheme. They’ve done a great job of preparing him to be such an effect zone runner, which those guys know better than anybody in the world. [Mike Shanahan and Bobby Turner], those guys know what they’re doing and they’ve done it again with a young running back that nobody thought had a big chance. He’s relentless with his effort. His competitiveness is really obvious when you watch him play. He’s had an incredible season.”
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