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Formula For a Successful Redskins Season: Part 3 Of 4

Published by on May 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

In his first two seasons as an NFL RB with the Denver Broncos, Clinton Portis averaged 5.5 YPA (yards per attempt) and 280 attempts per campaign, statistics that allowed him to be discussed in the same breath as Barry Sanders and Eric Dickerson.

Since his arrival in Washington, Portis has averaged (in a full season) 340 attempts and 4.1 YPA.  Many in the Redskins organization would argue that a difference in philosophy (than the Broncos) explains the dramatic decline in his average rush yards per attempt. 

In other words, they are saying this is why we’re unable to achieve the same success with Portis that the Broncos accomplished.

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