Biggs: Portis confident it will work out in D.C.
Clinton Portis seems pretty secure that he will return with the Washington Redskins this season.
The running back, who clashed with coaches over the last few seasons, believes he’ll be a good fit again for the Redskins under Mike Shanahan, the coach he played for in his first two seasons in Denver.
Portis, who missed the end of the season because of a concussion, sounded excited about getting going again when speaking today on ESPN2 and to the Washington Post.
"I know what I'm capable of doing, and I can't wait to get back on the field next year to prove to people that I'm far from washed up or done," Portis said. "And I will walk away from this game when I'm ready. You know, the game's not gonna pass me by. All this I can't do it anymore (talk), I'm eager to go out and prove to people that they're wrong about me. I think everybody's so caught up in thinking me and Coach (Jim) Zorn couldn't get along, and thinking I was selfish, and then all of the sudden I'm Mr. (Dan) Snyder's best friend and I can do whatever I want to do. That's not the case. I think a lot of that is blown out of proportions. I speak to Mr. Snyder, he's the owner of the team, that's what you're supposed to do. I'm not afraid to go and speak to my boss
"It's pretty much just a lot of finger pointing, which I think Coach Shanahan's gonna get rid of that and he's gonna have the dedication of the players. You won't have to worry about who's doing their job or who's not. I think with Coach Shanahan, if you're doing your job, you'll be fine. If you're not, you won't be there."
Portis is high mileage and he’s earning big bucks, but he’s not ready to walk away from the game.
"I'm far from washed up or done. I will walk away from this game when I'm ready,” he said. “The game's not gonna pass me by."
He also attempted to clarify some verbal sparring he and quarterback Jason Campbell did through the media last month. Portis ripped Campbell for his lack of leadership skills. In attempting to settle the matter, Portis said that he and Campbell have smoothed things over and that he was only pointing out that Campbell wasn’t a vocal leader. Got it?
Stay tuned to see if Portis sticks in D.C.
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