In the past Portis has riled teammates and coaches when speaking his mind. He uncharacteristically stayed out of the spotlight through this year’s training camp and preseason. Recently, he has been talking about how much he was enjoying his new low profile.
“I realize you can’t satisfy people,” Portis said last week. “And there’s no reason to continue to try, no matter what you do. If I talk to the media, the headline’s going to be I bash somebody I shouldn’t bash. If I don’t talk to the media, I’m a jerk for not speaking, so you can’t satisfy people.”