A couple of days ago we reported about a simmering feud between Skins RB Clinton Portis and head coach Jim Zorn. It’s a feud that could cut the Skins to the very core as it could create some serious locker room friction before the team even takes the field in the 2009 season.
Evidently Portis must not want that to happen, as the running back has come out and stated to the Washington Times that there is no feud whatsoever between him and Zorn, and that everything is just fine. “How this story came about, I have no idea,” Portis told the Times. “There’s nothing going on. There’s no beef between me and Coach Zorn. We’re on good terms at this present moment. There’s no problem.”
The key terms there is “at this present time,” as the running back did admit to some prior issues between he and Zorn, but says that there are no issues now. Okay, so we can all buy that, but what happens if the club doesn’t start off well, or if Portis doesn’t get the carries he desires?
Sounds like a ticking time bomb, and one that the Redskins really cannot afford to have to start off what is going to be a critical season in the Nation’s Capital.