Portis on Morris: "Man, I think he tough"

Portis on Morris: "Man, I think he tough"
November 17, 2012, 5:15 pm
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Former Redskins running back, Clinton Portis, was recently honored as one of the '80 Greatest Redskins' players of all-time during Washington's homecoming. No. 26 spent seven years in Washington from 2004-10, rushing for 6,824 yards, the second-most in the organization's history.

As one of the recent alums, Portis was humbled by the recognition and acknowledged a running back who is making some noise for the burgundy and gold, rookie Alfred Morris.

"Man, I think he tough...he a tough runner. First tackler never brings him down, he makes everyone miss...I mean it's everything you want in a running back."

Portis alluded that the Redskins could have a future 'greatest' on their hands,

"He's a rookie so his upside is tremendous...like being with coach Turner...being Bobby T as a running backs coach and knowing how Bobby T is going to get the most out of him it's just the realization that the skies the limit. You know I think barring injury or anything else...he could be wearing one of these burgundy jackets as well." 

When Portis retired a Redskin in August, Morris was asked about his favorite modern day back and laughed, "Man, I would love to have a career like that [Portis's]."

The rookie has averaged 88.1 rushing yards per game through the first nine contests placing him 6th in the NFL with three 100 plus yard performances. Not to mention, Morris has picked up five touchdowns, as well.