Morris knows he won't catch defenses sleeping the second time around.
"Teams this year, they know about me," Morris told the Pensacola News Journal this week. "Last year, I was, in a sense, a surprise. This year, they know about me. I know it's going to be tough because I know it's going to be a bigger challenge, but I love a challenge. I'm looking forward to this year."
Said Morris: "Last year, I was going in there like a lost little puppy. This year ... I'm a lot more confident and more comfortable."
That should concern opponents. That "lost little puppy" trotted out 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns as a newbie. His emphatic 200-yard, three-touchdown outburst against the Dallas Cowboys in the regular-season finale made him look nothing like a cowed rookie. The rise of Morris also deep-sixed Mike Shanahan's deeply tedious clown-car backfield, bringing a dose of sanity to fantasy enthusiasts everywhere.