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Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Coin Toss: Your favorite CP moment

By Washington Post editors

Tell us your favorite Clinton Portis moment, on the field or off.

By Washington Post editors  | February 28, 2011; 12:23 PM ET
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It has to be the utter stoning of Kiawanuka.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | February 28, 2011 12:26 PM | Report abuse

And I know there are a bunch of haters up here, but the mysterious death of Southeast Jerome was an instant classic.

Honorable mention goes to Coach Janky Spanky ("Give me 12 Sean Taylors and Clinton is stopped")

Posted by: mattsoundworld | February 28, 2011 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Absolutely his first carry, student body left, he cuts back right, and romps into the endzone.

Posted by: glawrence007 | February 28, 2011 12:37 PM | Report abuse

He'll be 28 years old, but spared 1.5 years of football wear-tear.

Posted by: p1funk | February 28, 2011 10:38 AM


Nice...dude would probably come cheap too, since he's been hurt for so long.

Isn't he a local product? Coulda sworn he played for the Terps...

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 28, 2011 10:46 AM | Report abuse


Terp all the way, though he grew up in Florida.

But he's one of several Terp LBs that are doing at the next level.

Interstingly enough, out of all the position-players that have come out of UMD, LBs have been one of the most successful in the NFL - EJ Henderson, D'Qwell Jackson, Shawne Merriman, Erin Henderson (EJ's little bro who is in the NFL, but hasn't quite broken out yet), and this year Alex Wujciak will go somewhere in the 3rd round. All-ACC LB who was among the NCAA leaders in tackles this year.

Posted by: p1funk | February 28, 2011 12:38 PM | Report abuse

And I know there are a bunch of haters up here, but the mysterious death of Southeast Jerome was an instant classic.

Honorable mention goes to Coach Janky Spanky ("Give me 12 Sean Taylors and Clinton is stopped")

Posted by: mattsoundworld | February 28, 2011 12:29 PM | Report abuse


THere was something to CP dressing like a tranny and doing interviews and how happy he was as a player...I found it a little wierd, though harmless...

Posted by: p1funk | February 28, 2011 12:40 PM | Report abuse

It has to be the utter stoning of Kiawanuka.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | February 28, 2011 12:26 PM | Report abuse


Was he caught in the act of adultery?

Was he taking bong hits?

Both?

I must have missed that bit on PFT...

Posted by: p1funk | February 28, 2011 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Good-bye CP, we'll miss you. We'll mark you down for RIGGO lite, except when stoning rushers in the backfield. That honor you hold in your own right. You were a warrior, and we appreciate it.

Posted by: glawrence007 | February 28, 2011 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Neither will be there at 10 IMO. So I guess that makes them "10 worthy" yes.

At this stage it seems Fairley would be the only one of the 2 that may slide, but I still don;t see him getting to 10.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | February 28, 2011 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Neither SHOULD be there at #10 but keep in mind who is picking before us. The Buffalo Bills took Aaron Maybin over Brian Orakpo. I'm a huge PSU fan and I can't even tell WTF they were thinking. Sometimes it gets real stupid up there. I still think a Marcell Dareus or A.J. Green type of prospect will fall to us at #10.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 28, 2011 12:42 PM | Report abuse

My favorite CP moment was Tails? I don't get it.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 28, 2011 12:42 PM | Report abuse

The coaches know with a great deal of certainty what they have in Portis.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | February 28, 2011 12:09 PM

And that's why they would want him back. No one else can play third down like he can. Shanahan already said that he would be interested in Clinton at a lower salary.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 28, 2011 12:42 PM | Report abuse

It's hard to pick one. Blasting blitzing LBs. Hard fought romps to the end zone. Southeast Jerome and Sheriff Gonna Getcha. Hilarious quotes.

With a better supporting cast, right now Portis would be known across America as EXACTLY what Cam Newton dreams of being: an entertainer and an icon.

Posted by: Alan4 | February 28, 2011 12:42 PM | Report abuse

In truth, my favorite CP moment was when he went on The John Thompson Show and blasted Brian Mitchell for being a straight-up hater.

That was classic.

And true.

It was about time someone called out BMitch for being a radio blow-hard.

Posted by: p1funk | February 28, 2011 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Interstingly enough, out of all the position-players that have come out of UMD, LBs have been one of the most successful in the NFL - EJ Henderson, D'Qwell Jackson, Shawne Merriman, Erin Henderson (EJ's little bro who is in the NFL, but hasn't quite broken out yet), and this year Alex Wujciak will go somewhere in the 3rd round. All-ACC LB who was among the NCAA leaders in tackles this year.


Posted by: p1funk | February 28, 2011 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of LB's, who else is with me in taking away Penn State's name "Linebacker U"?

I mean, when is the last time they really put out a dominant LB in the NFL? Probably when Papa Joe was 80, and that was, like, 20 years ago.....

Posted by: monk811 | February 28, 2011 12:44 PM | Report abuse

My favorite CP moment was his first as a Redskin...the 64 yard TD run to help take down the Bucs Week 1 of '04.

If not that, the TD run against Arizona (?) in the all-white unis where he basically grabbed Sellers' belt and followed him virtually untouched into the end zone.

Sad that we look back on a team that lost in the 2nd round of the playoffs like it's the good 'ol days...we REALLY gotta turn this thing around...

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 28, 2011 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Some CP blocks, including Kiwanuka…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErX6oZG7Gvs&feature=related

So who else would pick him up, let alone pay him even 25% of what he was due this year?

Posted by: RomoLongballs | February 28, 2011 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of LB's, who else is with me in taking away Penn State's name "Linebacker U"?

I mean, when is the last time they really put out a dominant LB in the NFL? Probably when Papa Joe was 80, and that was, like, 20 years ago.....

Posted by: monk811 | February 28, 2011 12:44 PM | Report abuse


LaVar Arrington.

Oh, yeah, I went there. I just opened up the "Was Lavar Arrington and awesome LB and REdskin? Or was he an overrated bust?" debate.

Who wants a piece????

P.S. - Agree on stripping Penn State of its Linebacker U moniker, though Navarro Bowman is a local guy who went to Penn State and could make some noise in San Fran.

P.S.S. - Hey Mike Jones, if you can exert control over this blog that bears your name, here's a tip: We all think that that these "Coin Toss" bits are really really lame. It would behoove you to get rid of them.

Posted by: p1funk | February 28, 2011 12:51 PM | Report abuse

we REALLY gotta turn this thing around...

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 28, 2011 12:46 PM

Only one way to turn it around. Build through the draft. Just say no to free agents' agents. Look at the Green Bay Packers. Only one free agent in the last 20 years.

Only one other way to turn it around. SAVE THE WHALES!!!!

Only one other way besides those two only ways to turn it around. Boycott $nyder!

Posted by: beep-beep | February 28, 2011 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Coin Toss: Your favorite CP moment


Oddly, I have none.

Running backs are irrelevant to an NFL team's fortunes.

If they were, the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings would've been the Super Bowl teams.

They weren't.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 28, 2011 12:53 PM | Report abuse

P.S.S.S - Also, I believe Cameron Wake went to Penn St. He spent a couple years in the CFL out of college, and has been killing it in Miami the past 2 years.

Posted by: p1funk | February 28, 2011 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Man, I have like 4 favorite moments. Good thing they gave us this 4 sided coin!

Cool, it landed on the Easterns Commercials!!!

BTW, on our 4-sided coins, the sides are heads, tails, and ???????
I think it's balls and labias, but I wasn't sure.

Posted by: monk811 | February 28, 2011 12:56 PM | Report abuse

@ p1funk

Co-f'in-sign! LaVar was definitely an awesome linebacker for the Skins. I fondly remember him laying wood to Emmitt Smith, who normally managed to avoid direct hits. And who can forget how he blew up Aikman? He was an absolute game-changer, even if he wasn't as disciplined as a London Fletcher.

I think a lot of fans have lost sight of how good Arrington really was because of his post-Skins activities. But in B&G, he absolutely brought it!

Posted by: Alan4 | February 28, 2011 12:56 PM | Report abuse

It's hard to pick one. Blasting blitzing LBs. Hard fought romps to the end zone. Southeast Jerome and Sheriff Gonna Getcha. Hilarious quotes.

True dat.

Posted by: wireman65 | February 28, 2011 12:57 PM | Report abuse

I think it's balls and labias, but I wasn't sure.

Posted by: monk811 | February 28, 2011 12:56 PM

There are pictures on the internet if that will help you tell the difference. Just turn of the "Safe Search" feature on Google.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 28, 2011 12:58 PM | Report abuse

We all think that that these "Coin Toss" bits are really really lame. It would behoove you to get rid of them.

Posted by: p1funk | February 28, 2011 12:51 PM | Report abuse

I think I'm gonna have to bring back NERD for these dive ass Coin Toss debates!

Posted by: monk811 | February 28, 2011 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Cool, it landed on the Easterns Commercials!!!

Posted by: monk811 | February 28, 2011 12:56 PM | Report abuse


Speaking of those Easterns commercials, do you remember the one that had several Redskins they were giving nicknames to?

They had Carlos Rogers and his nickname was "The Interceptor" (see below).

That's a perfect 10 on the Unintended Comedy Scale.

http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=-aGNwiCEvRA&feature=related

Posted by: p1funk | February 28, 2011 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Some CP blocks, including Kiwanuka

That was great.

Posted by: wireman65 | February 28, 2011 1:00 PM | Report abuse

PSU:
Paul Posluzny, Sean Lee. Tamba Hali is prob the best most recent.

Posted by: Stu27 | February 28, 2011 1:01 PM | Report abuse

I think it's balls and labias, but I wasn't sure.

Posted by: monk811 | February 28, 2011 12:56 PM

There are pictures on the internet if that will help you tell the difference. Just turn of the "Safe Search" feature on Google.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 28, 2011 12:58 PM

Coin Toss: Which is smarter, Scamp's balls or Hessone's labias?

Posted by: PlayAction | February 28, 2011 1:01 PM | Report abuse

When he ran his mouth is support of Mike Vick's inhumane dogfighting enterprise.

Verbal affront and contempt for his head coach.. Zorn.. and comment about having the team owner's ear on speed dial.

The years of mysterious phantom injuries to avoid practice.. "I'm above the team CP, let the lesser guys work and sweat".. and preseason games.

I could go on..these are just a few of my favorites because they show his true character.

Posted by: iubiquity | February 28, 2011 1:03 PM | Report abuse

We all think that that these "Coin Toss" bits are really really lame. It would behoove you to get rid of them.

Posted by: p1funk | February 28, 2011 12:51 PM | Report abuse

I think I'm gonna have to bring back NERD for these dive ass Coin Toss debates!

Posted by: monk811 | February 28, 2011 12:59 PM

This one is the worst yet...its like F it...you guys write this one.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 28, 2011 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of LB's, who else is with me in taking away Penn State's name "Linebacker U"?

I mean, when is the last time they really put out a dominant LB in the NFL? Probably when Papa Joe was 80, and that was, like, 20 years ago.....

Posted by: monk811 | February 28, 2011 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Yeah but who are you going to give it to? USC? They got popped for roids and a bunch of other crap so I doubt they're putting out any dominant LBs anytime soon. Is Brian Cushing ever going to be the same without steroids? How long until Clay gets busted?

Paul Puzlukdfhskdfhny-Buffalo
Dan Conner-Carolina
Sean Lee-Dallas
Navarro Bowman-Niners


These guys will probably all have good NFL careers.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 28, 2011 1:03 PM | Report abuse

So many to choose from, I'll focus on the ones others haven't mentioned yet
- Showing up on NFL Network with Edge & McGahee, both of which ‘appeared’ to be high… and by ‘appeared’ I mean they were definitely high
- Portis vs Brian Mitchell
- "Portis pockets straight"
- Portis vs Lavar
- Defending Vick by saying "its his property, its his dogs" and that he knows a lot of back roads back home where you can see some dogfights right now
- Calling Jim Zorn a "genius"
- Insane down field block this year against the Texans on the Fred Davis catch & run

Posted by: acdavis | February 28, 2011 1:05 PM | Report abuse

clinton doing a half somersault and pulling up his jersey to show the sean taylor tribute shirt after he scored the td against the girls to get into the playoffs in 2007

Posted by: drewkinnear | February 28, 2011 1:05 PM | Report abuse

There are pictures on the internet if that will help you tell the difference. Just turn of the "Safe Search" feature on Google.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 28, 2011 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Wow, you are having a bad day beep. You're not getting sarcasm, misspelling words, AND burning fries.

Somebody pull beep and call the bullpen, he's got nothing left!!!

Posted by: monk811 | February 28, 2011 1:20 PM | Report abuse

don't have a favorite moment, but the moment I knew he had jumped the shark was when he got tackled 65 yards downfield by that Chiefs safety - with Sellers blocking(?) for him

Posted by: coparker5 | February 28, 2011 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Yeah but who are you going to give it to? USC? They got popped for roids and a bunch of other crap so I doubt they're putting out any dominant LBs anytime soon. Is Brian Cushing ever going to be the same without steroids? How long until Clay gets busted?

Paul Puzlukdfhskdfhny-Buffalo
Dan Conner-Carolina
Sean Lee-Dallas
Navarro Bowman-Niners


These guys will probably all have good NFL careers.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 28, 2011 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Don't know, but the Terps are slowing putting out a good list of underrated names at LB.

I heard they aren't too happy with Puzludklajglj;!$#@ in Buffalo, and Connor still has something to prove.

I think they are just getting drafted high because they are simply coming from Penn State, and then underachieving in the NFL.

Posted by: monk811 | February 28, 2011 1:29 PM | Report abuse

jerome from southeast... enough said!!!

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | February 28, 2011 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Back in 2005, he had "opened" the Circuit City in Tysons Corner. I had nothing for him to sign except a business card. As he signed it, I mentioned that he was on my fantasy three years "running" and I hoped he'd get into the end zone (he hadn't so much that year overall). On Sunday, he scored his 3 TDs against the 49ers where he performed a cartwheel in the end zone after the third. I'd like to think those TDs were for me, haha....

Posted by: sarc04 | February 28, 2011 2:00 PM | Report abuse

jerome from southeast...


How 'bout hardly practicing?

How 'bout throwing the 2008 o-line under the bus?

There are two sides to the Clinton Portis Administration, and all folks want to do is celebrate is inanity.

Dude had a few decent years and was irrelevant to the team's outcome for well over 5 years.

Deal with it.

We shudda kept Champ.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 28, 2011 2:08 PM | Report abuse

53 PACKAGES... Priceless.

Posted by: AllDCSports | February 28, 2011 2:09 PM | Report abuse

my favorite story is today's. his release

Posted by: slick3 | February 28, 2011 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Portis' 22 yd TD against Philly in the final game of '05 to give the Skins the lead and the win to get them into the playoffs.. His first carry stands out, but that '05 season was special

Posted by: protsja | February 28, 2011 2:29 PM | Report abuse

my favorite story is today's. his release

This is where I am.

Yeah, he did put up some nice yardage as a redskin.

But S Moss was more valuable to the team during their respective tenures as redskins.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 28, 2011 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Challenging Ifeanyi Ohalete to box for the right to wear # 26 upon his arrival from Denver will always be one of my favorites.

Posted by: gauravmallick | February 28, 2011 3:22 PM | Report abuse

FAVORITE MOMENT:

Him pouring a cup of gatorade on Joe Gibbs' head.

Posted by: trousers | February 28, 2011 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Favorite CP moment?
Most of them were in 2005 & 2006.

And then today, his time was up in 2009.

No hate. Mostly respect. Football is a business.

If he comes back, huge discount, he blocks and gets 3rd down carries.

Posted by: psssst | February 28, 2011 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Favorite Clinton moment? How about when asked a few years back how it felt to be 3-5 he replied "Why would I care? I'm having a good year!" That typifies what this organizaation has been about since Danny Boy bought the team. Selfish, spoiled brats- from the top to the bottom. At least we are rid of one of them now- Good Bye- don't the door hit you on the way out!

Posted by: rveatch | February 28, 2011 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Favorite Portis moment: Tomorrow

I could'nt understand what he was saying anyways, not sure if he speaks english.

Posted by: kenk33 | February 28, 2011 4:19 PM | Report abuse

today is my favorite portis moment, he never really impressed me as a runner. as a blocker, thats a different story!

Posted by: astroman215aolcom | February 28, 2011 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Today, when he was released.

Posted by: matthewrayman | February 28, 2011 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Q: My favorite CP moment?

A: Today.

Posted by: busdriver420 | February 28, 2011 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Southeast Jerome could have ruled the world!! Thanks for the good years..

Posted by: sph5150 | February 28, 2011 6:06 PM | Report abuse

If only Portis had some better offensive offensive lineman blocking for him (a position the Redskins brain trust ignored.)

Portis was a complete RB for the Redskins especially his blocking ability. Yes, he dogged it with a poor preparation attitude at times, but showed up on game day.

The Redskin's are doing the right thing with a 29 year old RB. They have to get a better price considering his recent injuries.

I can't help but notice Portis is being careful not to burn any bridges. I think he knows he may not get any offers after seeing what happened with Willie Parker and Larry Johnson last season.

At least Riggins' record looks safe.

Posted by: clandestinetomcat | February 28, 2011 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Portis Pockets Straight.

Posted by: chop1 | February 28, 2011 6:34 PM | Report abuse

HIS FIRST CARRY AS A REDSKINS WAS A 80 YARD TOUCHDOWN AGAINST TAMPA BAY...... BEST MOMENT PERIOD

Posted by: natdog68 | February 28, 2011 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Favorite moment? today...

Let's hit the delete button on the past 15 years...

Posted by: boricuabopper | February 28, 2011 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Portis was one of the best if not the best RB when Washington got him. Portis then became one of the best blocking RB's, again, if not the best in the NFL. Dude has some many blocking highlights, it's sic! And he wasn't bad for us as a RB for 6 years either.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErX6oZG7Gvs&feature=related

Posted by: artsnsportz | February 28, 2011 11:14 PM | Report abuse

Portis' 22 yd TD against Philly in the final game of '05 to give the Skins the lead and the win to get them into the playoffs.. His first carry stands out, but that '05 season was special

Posted by: protsja | February 28, 2011 2:29 PM | Report abuse


This. Philly should have been dropped him in the backfield, but he spun out, broke to the sideline and dove inside the pylon. It put them on top in that season finale. Along with Taylor's TD return and knocking Dallas out of the playoffs, it still remains the highlight of Snyder's Folly.

Posted by: Scoonie97 | March 1, 2011 8:06 AM | Report abuse

When he knocked Kiwanuka on his rear....that was vintage CP.

Posted by: wewbank1 | March 1, 2011 8:25 AM | Report abuse

Iubiquity is ignorant....do we really know ANY of these athletes "character"? I know you don't, and I don't either. Hating a player because of his "character" is arrogant. See the list below...

Ben Roethlisberger
Marv Albert
Tiger Woods
Roger Clemens
Barry Bonds
Lawrence Taylor
Mike Vick
Its an endless list

Do any of us really know ANYTHING about these athletes "Character"??? Imperfect people do imperfect things, and realizing that will make you humble...because you also are imperfect.

Posted by: wewbank1 | March 1, 2011 8:39 AM | Report abuse

My three favorite memories was in the 2007 playoffs against Tampa Bay a LB blitzed and CP knocked him OUT!!!! with a blitz pick up. Secondly, his comments about dog fighting and hunting when he was with Chris Samuels and lastly; Coach Janky Spanky was the funniest!!!

Posted by: hammer4 | March 1, 2011 9:52 AM | Report abuse

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