Rest assured, Portis has been the MVP so far

Redskins RB Clinton Portis isn't afraid to pause and catch his breath, but there has been no stopping him in crunch time this season, writes Seth Wickersham.

Originally Published: October 28, 2008
By Seth Wickersham | ESPN The Magazine

You want a midseason MVP? I'll take the guy on one knee. Clinton Portis does that often, you know. He rests every chance he gets. It has become a humorous point for his Washington Redskins teammates, who notice that during a fourth-quarter timeout or two-minute warning, Portis is down on bended knee, catching his breath.

Portis' act goes against football machismo, which suggests players are never supposed to openly display fatigue, but he doesn't care. He actually likes looking ...

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