Redskins Blog: Parked among the decked-out sport-utility vehicles and smooth, sporty rides at Redskins Park is a silver, 1991 Mazda 626 sedan that Alfred Morris just can’t give up.
Morris, a rookie running back, can most likely afford a nicer vehicle, but his ’91 Mazda reminds Morris of his journey of playing at mid-level Florida Atlantic University to starting in his first two career games in the National Football League.
“It has some sentimental value to it now,” Morris said Wednesday before the Redskins headed out for practice. “It just keeps me grounded, where I came from and all the hard work for me to get to this point. So that’s what helps me.”
Morris said he didn’t have a vehicle at all until his junior year at FAU. “I could’ve been like, ‘Ah, I don’t want this piece of crap,’” Morris said. “But I always wanted a car, and it was what I got.” “It’s a stick-shift,” Morris said. “I had to teach myself how to drive it.”
If I wasn’t a world famous blogger, I’d probably sell my time to idiot NFL rookies who need rational advice on how to handle their money. Vince Young, who just announced that he tapped out his entire $26 million signing bonus, could’ve used my sage tutelage. But not this guy. Alfred’s making about $25gs every Sunday – not a mint, but still. He knows where his gd bread is buttered, and he knows how to pinch a penny. It gives me faith in professional athletes. (Not really, because he’s one of many, and he’s probably still nailing every wife and girlfriend he can get his hands on in visiting towns.) The NFL should hire this guy (if they can’t get a hold of me that is) to teach this a$$holes some sense.