At least one former NFL coach believes that Larry Johnson will become the starting running back of the Washington Redskins.
Dick Vermeil, Johnson’s former coach with the Kansas City Chiefs, thinks that Clinton Portis’ days as the No. 1 running back on the Redskins depth chart are numbered.
“He will take over the running back position,” Vermeil told the Washington Post about Johnson. “That’s what I think. He’ll push that guy right out of a job. Larry Johnson will work all week — he’ll work Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday — and he’ll make you start him on Sundays.”
While we certainly have our doubts, it’s not out of the question.
It should be noted that Clinton Portis is trying to improve his standing with the coaching staff by bettering his work habits.
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