Is Clinton Portis still not in shape?
Main-weapon Portis, who rushed for 1,516 yards in 2005, is on pace for 989 this season. Shoulder and hand injuries limited him to seven games a year ago and tendinitis in a knee caused him to miss almost all of training-camp work. “He’s getting close (to being in game shape),” Bugel said. Still, he doesn’t think Portis is the problem. “Clinton has had some nicks,” he said. “I give that young man credit. He’s played hurt.” Portis said he feels good but admitted his “balance” is off. “I can tell in making the moves,” he said. “When we played at New England, there was one guy and I tried to side-step him and my leg just came from under me. I’m making the right reads…. Now I have to fight to stay up, can’t let one person bring me down.” Is Ladell Betts playing enough? Betts, more of a straight-ahead runner than Portis, started the final nine games when Portis went on injured reserve last year; he ended up with 1,154 yards and a 4.3-yard average. This season, the Redskins vowed that both