WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- The Holden and Danny show on 106.7 constantly churns out the best D.C. centric guests on the radio platform. On Tuesday, they delivered Clinton Portis, the iconic Redskins running back throughout most of the 2000's.
As you know, Portis was never shy when it came to answering questions from the media. Here are the highlights from the interview.
Portis on RGIII and the Redskins: "Well I think RGIII gonna' be excellent. He's gonna' play lights out, it's just a matter of [if] the pieces around him play lights out. They got a great receiving corps, of course with tight ends they could be set with Fred [Davis] and [Chris] Cooley. Running backs...I'm not sure whose going to be the running back, but I like Helu...if he finally gets to be the main guy."
"You still always have to have the worry of having a healthy offensive line. So that's going to be the major part, having a healthy offensive line, that's going to be together for an entire season."
Portis on Dan Snyder: "So many people got the wrong idea about Mr. Snyder. I think he's a guy that's so dedicated to that Redskins organization -- and wants so badly to bring a championship to town, and give Redskins nation what they want -- that a lot of people get aggravated with the change. I think he's willing to go out and do anything and everything that needs to be done to make that organization better."
"So many people criticize that. [There's] a lot of owners that won't go out and put a dime into the organization, won't bring players in, won't pay players they got. And their fans are upset. I think Mr. Snyder [does] all that he can. It's really just a man that has a desire to win and he [wants] to win at any cost."
Portis on how he was a guest at Vice President Joe Biden's fundraiser: "I can't tell you everything...but we was in a dice game together (laughs)."
On LaDanian Tomlinson: "Probably one of the best players in football. The way he played the game was the right way. He was always one of my favorite backs. Coming up at the same time, being in Denver, and competing against him week-to-week -- myself, him and Priest [Holmes] -- having the opportunities to compete in the same conference was amazing for me."
"I think it jump-started my career...gave me a different edge and a different outlook. Hats off to LaDanian to his accomplishments on and off the field because he was amazing at both. He was really a human highlight reel."
On his top five modern running backs in no particular order: "Of course Barry Sanders, Robert Smith, Fred Taylor -- the Jacksonville Fred Taylor -- Edgerrin James and LaDanian. I just think what they did in for the game in the time that they did it, was amazing. You really won't see that again. I think the backs today are great. But to come out and carry organizations the way those guys did...to kind of change the running back position -- along with Marshall Faulk...I don't think you'll see many backs be the face of the organization again."
On if he is a top five running back: "In my eyes I will always be one of the top five, but that's up for you guys to judge."