Alfred Morris laments his two lost fumbles

December 15, 2013

Tailback Alfred Morris was one of the culprits in the Redskins’ turnover fest Sunday, losing two fumbles during a loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

“There were two plays I definitely would love to have back, those two fumbles,” Morris said. “It’s unfortunate. That’s one of the biggest things as a running back you don’t want to happen is a fumble, especially on key drives and [in] key situations like that. And it happened. So you’ve just got to find a way to get better from it, not to allow it to happen.”

(Dale Zanine, USA TODAY Sports)
(Dale Zanine, USA TODAY Sports)

The Redskins committed seven turnovers in their 27-26 defeat. Quarterback Kirk Cousins threw two interceptions and lost a fumble. Wide receiver Santana Moss lost a fumble on offense and lost a muffed punt as a returner.

Morris said his fumbles came when he was struggling to gain additional yards.

“That’s kind of one of those thin lines you kind of toe when you want to get as many yards as you can,” Morris said. “But at the same time, you’ve got to protect it. And sometimes when you’re in traffic and you’re fighting for [yards], you can just kind of get a little careless and it happens. So I’ve just got to do a better job of keeping that in the back of your mind, make sure you lock the ball up even when you’re fighting for extra yardage…. Both fumbles, I’m very disappointed in myself about. I’ll just do my best not to let it happen again.”

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What’s ahead:

●  Mike Shanahan meets with reporters again at 3 p.m Monday.

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Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.
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