Washington Redskins: Banking on a 2010 Clinton Portis Revival

July 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

run-ning – back – wall  (n.)   1.) the moment in a football player’s career where they are considered spent, done, washed up, or irrelevant; usually occurring at the age of 30 for professional running backs
Although just 28-years-old, many appear to have given up on Redskins’ running back Clinton Portis. Perhaps it is Portis’ attitude in recent years or the 16 games he has missed in the last four seasons that has turned some fans away. But this season has all the makings for a picture-perfect Portis revival.
As so many running backs do under Mike Shanahan’s run-heavy variation of the West Coast offense, Portis will look to shine once again in an offense that helped him earn Rookie of the Year honors just eight years ago.
Going into training camp, new coach Mike Shanahan publicly challenged Portis to improve his conditioning. Portis not only accepted the challenge, he succeeded.
According to numerous sources, Clinto...

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