He listened to Herm Edwards’ advice: Alfred Morris still drives Mazda 626

If you made $1.6 million, would you drive this car? Alfred Morris' Mazda 626
If you made $1.6 million, would you drive this car? Alfred Morris’ Mazda 626

I’ve dutifully chronicled the financial downfall of free-spending former Miami Dolphins cornerback Will Allen, who’s broke and facing federal fraud charges. Here’s a report from the opposite side of the spending spectrum: Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris still drives a Mazda 626 that’s older than he is, The Wall Street Journal reports.

During Morris’ first year in the NFL, the Post’s Hal Habib wrote that Morris referred to his cheap car as his Bentley. At the time, Morris was as unheralded rookie from Florida Atlantic University. This season, though, the Redskins paid himĀ nearly $1.6 million — and Morris still drives the junker. But only when it rains or snows. On nice days, Morris rides his bike to work.

The Redskins’ locker room is full of cheapskates, The Journal says. Quarterback Kirk Cousins drives a dented van and frets about blowing his fleeting riches on depreciating assets. And D-lineman Ryan Kerrigan still shares a suburban apartment with a roommate, even after signing a contract worth $57.5 million.

It’s the sort of frugality that would make Herm Edwards proud. The former NFL coach famously admonishes rookies to buy just one of everything — one house, one car, one piece of jewelry.

On social media, job seekers veer between TMI and too little info


Job seekers’ top two mistakes on social media involve variations on the TMI theme, according to a survey of hiring managers by staffing firm OfficeTeam.

Alas, shutting down your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts doesn’t seem a viable option, either. Mistake No. 3? Too little information.

The top three social media mistakes, according to HR managers:

  1. Posting snarky or off-color comments, including jabs at colleagues and employers, and political opinions: 45 percent.
  2. Appearing in risque, R-rated photos: 35 percent.
  3. Going dark by not posting for long periods of time: 17 percent.

Hiring managers’ advice: If you’re looking for a job, stay active on social media, but keep your content polished and professional, and remove the party pics.