Has Mike Shanahan Gone Mad? Clinton Portis to Return in 2010

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Has Mike Shanahan Gone Mad? Clinton Portis to Return in 2010
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" I told you, I am NOT Clinton Portis! I don't even know who he is."

In what appears to be either a bout with nostalgia, or utter dementia, Mike Shanahan has completely committed to running back Clinton Portis—better known as The Little Running back That Could.

Shanny told reporters last Friday: “He’s our running back. I expect him to be in great shape and do everything he can to be the best player. If he does that, I know what type of ability he has. Hopefully, he can help us win.”

Aside from that sounding a little confusing Mike, can’t we just face the facts and agree that this is not the glory days of old, and resting on Portis’ laurels is a very bad idea at best?

Washington’s situation at running back—especially in a zone blocking scheme—will require a talent that the club simply doesn’t have, and don’t expect them to draft anyone worthwhile this year. As for Portis, his days of being a fantasy elite are over and while I admit this article is being written in February, it’s my opinion that a retired L.T. has more fantasy worth than Portis.

What? Fantasy Football is a very bad addiction even for us writers.

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