ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins coach Jim Zorn has indicated he feels backup tailback Ladell Betts was better prepared than Clinton Portis, particularly when it came to passing situations, which the Redskins were in plenty while trailing throughout Sunday's game.
For weeks, no one -- least of all Zorn -- complained publicly when the tailback repeatedly sat out of practice because of a series of injuries, including to his knee, hip and neck. Portis was, after all, the NFL's second-leading rusher heading into this weekend.
According to Zorn, Portis was not transitioning from pass protection to getting open as a safety valve for quarterback Jason Campbell against the Ravens.
Portis finished the game with 11 carries for 32 yards and three catches for 14 yards. Betts had six carries for 3 yards and three catches for 57 yards.
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