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Morris understands he needs to track better, finding running lanes and in pass protection.

“That comes with time. We talk about any first-year player, and there’s going to be growing pains,” Shanahan said. “You can do that when a guy is playing very well like he is. He learns every time he goes out there with his tracks, his protection. He doesn’t make the same mistake twice.”

And while he may sometimes choosing the wrong lane or not taking advantage of blocks, Morris‘ ability to run through and around opponents is opening up a lot for the Redskins‘ offense.

“The guy runs downhill, he knows how to get through a crack, make the secondary miss and I’m glad that guy’s on my team,” center Will Montgomery said. “When guys run like that, they tend to think that the O-line is blocking a little better, whether we are or not. We just want to get a hat for a hat and let him work. He’s a special back.”