Q: What has this year been like for you this year?
A: It hasn't been too bad for me. My main job is to back up Clinton and be
there when the coaches call my number. But I'll get the chance to start and
hopefully I take advantage of the opportunity.
Q: Has this been frustrating for you? You actually have a higher
yards-per-carry than Clinton.
A: You can't look at it like that. But it's frustrating not being out there
playing as much. Being a natural competitor, you want to get the chance to
play. I'll get my opportunity this weekend.
Q: You seem to be a good fit for this offense. Do you wonder what you could
have done given more carries?
A: Who knows. I'd like to think it's a good fit for me. We'll see this
weekend. I'll take advantage of the opportunity and show the coaches what I
Q: A lot of people say this game is meaningless for you guys. But isn't
there something to play for?
A: No game is meaningless. But it's definitely not meaningless for me. I
want to do what I can to help the team win and show the coaches I can play.
Q: Clinton obviously isn't going anywhere. So what's the long-term prognosis
for you, can you play here?
A: My job right now is to play here. I'm comfortable with that. I'm ready to
be here in the future. Whatever the future holds for me I'm ready, whether
it's here or somewhere else. But I'm dedicated to the Redskins.
Q: Would you rather be a third down back or get an occasional full series?
A: I'd prefer to get a series, but I'll do what they ask me to do.
Q: Is Sunday an audition for you?
A: It's definitely an audition. These coaches haven't seen me do it. I'll go
out there, try and play hard and put up some numbers.
Q: How does your style fit this offense?
A: I think it fits the offense. I like to get downhill. I like to run
between the tackles. We'll find out soon enough.
Q: When you were drafted here, did you envision your career going like this?
A: No. It's hard to envision what you'll do when you get drafted. You have
hopes of starting, but sometimes circumstances and things happen. You have
to roll with the punches.
Q: You have to accept your role, but isn't it hard knowing your situation?
A: Definitely. I wouldn't be playing football if I didn't have that
competitive drive to be number one. I view myself as a number one back. But
at the same time if they want me to be here then I want to t be here. I want
to be a Redskin as long as I can be. I can't worry about the future. I'll
worry about that when it comes.
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