Portis was what is wrong and right about the Redskins
In some ways, Clinton Portis was all that was wrong with the Redskins in recent years. He got paid a bunch of money, more than any other team would have paid him. His productivity in the rare postseason appearances was unimpressive as he averaged 54 yards rushing in three playoff games. And he was not the disciplined sort, making all manner of remarks that showed that his mouth was moving without his brain fully engaged and being casual about both attending practice and participating in offseason workouts. He was good, sometimes very good, but never great, never one considered to be one of the best in the game.
But, truth be told, the Redskins might have been a lot better off if they had employed about half a dozen more players just like him. Well, players like the on-field Portis. A PR department can only handle so many players who defend Michael Vick's dogfighting ring or sarcastically call their coaches "a genius".
But if every player on the team had Portis' heart, his willingness to throw his body in front of onrushing defenders who outweighed him by up to 100 pounds, his desire to win, they might have been better off these past seven years.
On CSNwashington.com, Portis' good run is over