Asked whether Portis could work harder, Mitchell told the Washington Post, “That’s a slam dunk. Clinton could’ve worked harder.”
Mitchell has left the Redskins to take the head coaching job at Southern University and believes Portis has to rededicate himself for his results to change.
“He’s got to do that, and Dan [Snyder] has to
understand that that’s what has to be done. In order for the Redskins
to be successful, that’s what Clinton has to do. He has to change the
way he’s done things in the past, in order for them to be successful as
Mike Shanahan understands Portis from having coached him before. And that’s why we have our doubts Portis will make Washington’s team next season, regardless of his guaranteed money.