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Clinton Portis Media Session

On how hungry the offense is to finally get it going:

"We are running out of time. Three weeks ago when we were 1-3 we were like, 'okay, we have our backs against the wall and this is a pressure situation we need o to find a way to win.' The week after that we need to find a way to win. When we went into Indy we needed a win. There are no backs against the wall. This is a must-win situation. If you win you're in if you lose you have an early off season."

On how he feels health-wise, particularly his ankle:

"I feel like a football player. You are never going to be 100 percent during the football season. There are a lot of nagging injuries. We were just talking about that on the field. When you get a major injury you can go and treat that but when you have something that is nagging and hampering that is when you get all kinds of nagging things. Right now that is all that it is."

On how difficult this season has been with some of the injuries he has had:

"It is difficult but at the same time I still have an opportunity to play and stay on the field. I am finding a way to fight through it. I am not one to walk out and not be a part of this season. This is going to be a growing season. The guys here, we are going to have another year or two together. We just have to come together as a team and fight with each other."

On if he thinks at times they have gone away from the running game too quickly:

"I remember when we were up 14-3 against Tennessee and they kept running the ball. When you are throwing the ball it is a quick way to have a three-and-out. When you are running the ball you can find a way to grind and find a way to get in a rhythm. We have to find a way to stop letting teams score first. We need to score first, stop them and constantly score. We have the talent to do it but we need to find a way to do it."

On what changes offensively by not having Santana Moss (WR, #89):

"It changes because his presence will be missed. If Santana doesn't play, hopefully someone will provide a spark and the team will catch on to it."

On if Santana Moss (WR, #89) does not play if it could be a good thing for someone else to step up:

"I think someone will have an opportunity. It is just up to us to take advantage of it. If Santana can't go then you have Brandon (Lloyd, WR, #85), (Antwaan) Randle El (WR, #82), David (Patten, WR, #80), James (Thrash, WR, #83), myself and Chris (Cooley, TE, #47). Everyone is waiting for an opportunity. Somebody is going to get the opportunity this weekend and they have to make the most of it."

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