Last year, Josh Morgan was the leading receiver in Washington, with 48 catches. This year, Morgan is hardly playing at all: He has just 11 catches, and his role in the offense has steadily dropped to the point where he hasn’t caught a single pass in the last two games.
So what’s going on? Morgan says he doesn’t know.
Asked by CSNWashington.com whether there was a particular dropped pass or missed assignment that led the coaches to tell him his playing time was reduced, Morgan answered, “Not really.” Morgan added that if he has made any mistakes, they haven’t been any worse than the mistakes made by any teammate who’s getting more playing time than him.
“You can say, oh, I dropped this pass, I dropped that pass. But then you could point to every other receiver on this roster and say the same thing. Or every tight end on this roster and say the same thing,” Morgan said. “So, no, there’s no particular reason or indication or anything.”
Morgan said he can’t stress about a situation he doesn’t think he can control.
“I don’t even really try to worry about it anymore,” Morgan said. “I know I didn’t do anything to lose my job.”
Whether Morgan did anything or not, it’s clear that Washington’s coaches no longer have much confidence in him. He’s spending his Sundays on the sidelines.