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Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 02/28/2011

How would you remember Clinton Portis?

By Washington Post editors

Updated: 11:35 a.m.
Portis just said on the Mike Wise show on 106.7 The Fan that he should be released today, and he is talking about his time as a Redskin. Stay tuned for more.

If he's on his way out, how would you assess Clinton Portis's time with the Redskins? Did he deliver on the field? Make you laugh? Or cause too many problems to be worth the Champ Bailey trade?

According to Cindy Boren over at The Early Lead, this could happen as early as today.

Give us your opinion in the Redskins Tailgate Zone.

By Washington Post editors  | February 28, 2011; 10:22 AM ET
Categories:  Clinton Portis  
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Comments

A great RB in a crappy Skins era.

Posted by: Alan4 | February 28, 2011 10:28 AM | Report abuse

I'm not going to the Tailgate Zone...or The Early Lead!

Yes, he delivered on the field and made me laugh.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 28, 2011 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Great Redskins RB.

Torain is now taking the throne.

Posted by: iH8dallas | February 28, 2011 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Not sure what kind of RB I'd remember him as, but he'd definitely have his pockets straight.

Posted by: Original_etrod | February 28, 2011 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Memories of Portis are bitter-sweet.

Thought the trade cost us too much (not his fault) Loved the way he played early on. Was hoping his first touch in the Gibbs 2.0 era was gonna be the first of many instead of a fleeting glimpse. He was a tough runner and a monster picking up the blitz.

When he was healthy and rolling, the skins rolled right behind him.

Unfortunately, he got too big and self entitled for his own good. His relationship with Snyder appeared to undermine coaches, and his dedication to off-season training and in season practicing fell off, and his numbers began to reflect that.

I will always love the way he blew up blitzing LB's trying to slip through the line gunning for our QB. I'm grinning right now remembering some of those shots.

Posted by: edvar | February 28, 2011 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Good stuff, pfunk...co-sign.

Don't know much about Jackson, though...hasn't he been hurt in Cleveland quite a bit?

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 28, 2011 10:32 AM | Report abuse


It's only one injury that he's been taking a long time to rehab from.

He suffered a torn pectoral 6 games into the 2009 season which IRed him (note: he was on his way to having another vicious season - 58 tackles through 5-6 games).

At the start of 2010 training camp, the team docs determined he hadn't fully/properly healed from surgery #1 and should therefore get surgery #2, so they IRed him again on the spot.

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

Posted by: p1funk | February 28, 2011 10:39 AM | Report abuse

I'll remember CP in 2 ways:

1) Great tough do-it-all 3-down RB who definitely earned his cash for 4-5 year stretch.

2) Me-first prima-donna poster-boy who characterized the spirit of the 2000-2009 Synder Decade.

Posted by: p1funk | February 28, 2011 10:41 AM | Report abuse

We got robbed in the Bailey AND a second-rounder for Portis deal. Thought it at the time and I still think it. Having said that, Portis was a standout, a warrior on some average and less-than-average 'Skins' teams. I loved the way he ran with reckless abandon and stoned much larger blitzing linebackers in pass protection. His lack of bulk and his physical style of play probably accounts for his relative lack of longevity, but it was fun to watch while it lasted.

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | February 28, 2011 10:41 AM | Report abuse

How would you remember Clinton Portis?


....as a shell of his old Denver Bronco self.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 28, 2011 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Memories of Portis are bitter-sweet.

Thought the trade cost us too much (not his fault) Loved the way he played early on. Was hoping his first touch in the Gibbs 2.0 era was gonna be the first of many instead of a fleeting glimpse. He was a tough runner and a monster picking up the blitz.

When he was healthy and rolling, the skins rolled right behind him.

Unfortunately, he got too big and self entitled for his own good. His relationship with Snyder appeared to undermine coaches, and his dedication to off-season training and in season practicing fell off, and his numbers began to reflect that.

I will always love the way he blew up blitzing LB's trying to slip through the line gunning for our QB. I'm grinning right now remembering some of those shots.

Posted by: edvar | February 28, 2011 10:38 AM | Report abuse

His best shot was on Mathias Kiwanuka, I think in 2009.

Posted by: iH8dallas | February 28, 2011 10:42 AM | 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

Gave it all on the field when healthy.

Pole Axed oncoming blockers.

Cross Dresser.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | February 28, 2011 10:48 AM | Report abuse

I loved to watch him play. He did things that didn't light up a stat sheet and he did it without question. He would turn out those tough 4th quarter yards to run out the clock. He'd absolutely stone blitzing defenders. He was selfless...for a while. Then he kind of became a PITA.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 28, 2011 10:50 AM | Report abuse

I'd like CP26 to test the market and return with lesser contract with incentives. He looked good last season until injury. I think Riggins has become a blabbering old fool who won't stop posting blogs from his woodpile in back of his house and would love to see his record fall.

I remember Portis' first touch as a Redskin was a 64 yard TD run vs. TB. It all looked so promising back then!

Posted by: mrlowery1 | February 28, 2011 10:57 AM | Report abuse

I remember last year thinking that Ponder and Mallett would go in the mid first round. If they are available in the second that would be awesome for us. The thing that worries me is the number of QB needy teams at the top of round 2. I could see Buffalo, Cincy, Arizona, San Fran, or Tennessee grabbing QBs. I could also see someone like a Minnesota or Miami swapping picks with NE and taking a QB at the top of round 2. There might be slim pickings by the team we're on the clock.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 28, 2011 10:35 AM

In there in lies the issue of targeting one player in a certain round. If Ponder's stock rises, then the Skin's will in all likelihood have to move up in Round 2 or back into the bottom of round 1 to make sure he's available to them.

Posted by: TWISI | February 28, 2011 11:01 AM | Report abuse

I remember Portis' first touch as a Redskin was a 64 yard TD run vs. TB. It all looked so promising back then!

Posted by: mrlowery1 | February 28, 2011 10:57 AM

I know...I was thinking he was going to rush for 10 billion yards with a 50 yard per carry average...I had a lot of beers that day.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 28, 2011 11:02 AM | Report abuse

I think it was the worst trade Gibbs made in his career.I realize Champ wanted out of here but a shutdown corner is just to valuable to let go.

Posted by: tomb4 | February 28, 2011 11:04 AM | Report abuse

I think it was the worst trade Gibbs made in his career.I realize Champ wanted out of here but a shutdown corner is just to valuable to let go.

Posted by: tomb4 | February 28, 2011 11:06 AM | Report abuse

I said it earlier, he left it all on the field and blocked as good as any running back in the league. I probably wouldn't have made the trade but noone asked me. I wish Mr. Portis well. I won't miss his mouth but I will miss South East Jerome and his humor.

Posted by: wireman65 | February 28, 2011 11:08 AM | Report abuse

CP26 played some solid years and gave a lot for the skins. He changed up his running stlye and took some time off his career to try and better a team. He was one of the all time great at blitz pickup.
In the end he played in the Snyder era and was one of Snyders personal favs, this makes him lose some appeal.

Posted by: Stu27 | February 28, 2011 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, the instant touchdown against Tampa..Portis was as hard a runner as Riggo (but not Larry Brown) and we'll miss him..Sorry he didn't break Riggo's record, but good for Riggo..

Posted by: frak | February 28, 2011 11:09 AM | Report abuse

A great RB in a crappy Skins era.

Posted by: Alan4 | February 28, 2011 10:28 AM


Co-sign.

What we paid for him in the trade shouldn't even work into the equation of judging his performance. He was a fine all-around player for us and if we had a better situation in the FO he could have been a key cog in a very good football team. Just because it didn't happen that way doesn't mean he couldn't play.

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 28, 2011 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Powe runs a 5.27, and Robert Quinn runs a 4.73...

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 28, 2011 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: PlayAction | February 28, 2011 10:17 AM

The blog niceguy? Seems kinda boring don't you think?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 28, 2011 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Think ying and yang, we're total opposites. I'm the blog bully, he's the blog niceguy.

You complete me PlayAction!!! lol

Now shut up and give me your lunch money!

Posted by: monk811 | February 28, 2011 11:17 AM | Report abuse

I think it was the worst trade Gibbs made in his career.I realize Champ wanted out of here but a shutdown corner is just to valuable to let go.

Posted by: tomb4 | February 28, 2011 11:04 AM


So what's the alternative? You franchise him every year and MAKE him stay?

He wanted out and they opted to get something in return for him instead of just letting him walk. I'll wait for the part where the idea of trading him is a bad one...

Now, I think they made the wrong deal...but trading Champ was wise considering he left no doubt he wanted out.

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 28, 2011 11:20 AM | Report abuse

J.J. Watt runs a 4.78...not bad for a 290 pounder, huh?

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 28, 2011 11:22 AM | Report abuse

There are so many blogfights on RI... I can envision a forum where we set up some kind of RI combat video game link. Blog Fighters could pick their style (MMA, Boxing, street fight, etc.).

Posted by: Alan4 | February 28, 2011 10:27 AM | Report abuse

I prefer the 'Moe Eye Poke'!

Come here porcupine......

Posted by: monk811 | February 28, 2011 11:24 AM | Report abuse

brown, yikes...Watt and Jordan JUMPED UP today...very impressive by both guys....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 28, 2011 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Think ying and yang, we're total opposites. I'm the blog bully, he's the blog niceguy.

Posted by: monk811 | February 28, 2011 11:17 AM

Haha...while this is true I believe scamp was referring to hess...and you can have my lunch money no problem...I'm training for my upcoming fight!

Posted by: PlayAction | February 28, 2011 11:29 AM | Report abuse

I'll remember Portis as a talented productive player among a roster of untalented unproductive players.

Posted by: coparker5 | February 28, 2011 11:32 AM | Report abuse

No doubt, Greg...Mayock is calling Watt the prototype 3-4 DE. Just the kinda player we need...

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 28, 2011 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Say what you will about Portis, but we got the 2nd leading rusher in team history for a whiney CB that burned bridges on his way out. I don't regret the trade at all, I'm glad he played for the Redskins.

His legacy was the 2005 playoff run where he took this team on his back and led us to the playoffs, along with a playoff win.

It's too bad he became the 'tattle tail/take practices off/comes in and out of games when he wants to' player that some of the haters up here are remembering.

If you were to vote a player into the HOF simply from his blocking, then CP would be a 1st Ballot HOFer.

CP was a workhorse and a damn good RB for us, so show him some respect!

Posted by: monk811 | February 28, 2011 11:36 AM | Report abuse

CP will be back, I see no reason for his sudden obituary. I strongly believe he'll be back with reasonably performance base restructured contract. I will not put all my eggs in Torain's basket, we need a reformed and willing Portis in the backfield; if for nothing else, but for his experience and blitz pick up. If not here, I look forward to see CP play somewhere else in 2011 and that will be regrettable.

Posted by: abxinc | February 28, 2011 11:37 AM | Report abuse

If he is truly gone and won't be back with a new, cheaper contract, I'll fondly remember him as the face of the franchise for 4 or 5 seasons, and the primary offensive bright spot for some pretty craptacular Redskins teams. Great, great blocker. He could have done so much more for us if he had had a legit passing attack around him. Not nearly now what he used to be.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | February 28, 2011 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: abxinc | February 28, 2011 11:37 AM

I would like to agree with you that he would be willing to come back for less, but this recent quote suggests otherwise:

"It's time to move on," Portis told Czarniak. "Parting ways with the organization is best for both situations. I can't grow within this situation. The same passion I had while playing for Coach Gibbs isn't there."

Posted by: Alan4 | February 28, 2011 11:45 AM | Report abuse

I think Portis is one of the most well rounded running backs to ever play in the NFL. He can catch, he can block (man, can he block), and oh yeah, he can run. However, I think the curtain is closing on his career. He's not an every down back anymore. If he plays in the NFL in 2011 he will be playing in a reduced role.

Unlike some, I don't think he will be back with the Redskins. The coaches on staff have a reputation for developing running backs so why should they occupy a roster spot with an aging veteran?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 28, 2011 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Is there a reason you're treating a release [from his contract] as a sort of retirement?

Are there no rumblings of a new contract with the Skins? Seems he'd still be a possible backup/3rd downer after he busts out signing elsewhere for billions, and Shanahan's relatively positive comments would imply he wouldn't mind CP back at a friendly number.

Posted by: WorstSeat | February 28, 2011 11:47 AM | Report abuse

The coaches on staff have a reputation for developing running backs so why should they occupy a roster spot with an aging veteran?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 28, 2011 11:46 AM

Four words:

Larry Johnson
Willie Parker

Posted by: beep-beep | February 28, 2011 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: abxinc | February 28, 2011 11:37 AM

I would like to agree with you that he would be willing to come back for less, but this recent quote suggests otherwise:

"It's time to move on," Portis told Czarniak. "Parting ways with the organization is best for both situations. I can't grow within this situation. The same passion I had while playing for Coach Gibbs isn't there."

Posted by: Alan4 | February 28, 2011 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Plus I saw on NFL Network this weekend that Shanahan said that Portis will likely be cut. He wouldn't come out and say that if they were gonna bring CP back.

Posted by: monk811 | February 28, 2011 11:49 AM | Report abuse

I can't grow within this situation. The same passion I had while playing for Coach Gibbs isn't there."

Posted by: Alan4 | February 28, 2011 11:45 AM

That quote is surprising knowing how hard CP worked last year, I'm appalled.

Posted by: abxinc | February 28, 2011 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Good news:
Sidney Rice will test the free agent market.

Bad news: Scouts are liking dareus more than fairly.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | February 28, 2011 11:58 AM | Report abuse

I can imagine Diesel and Scamp fighting like Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in Stepbrothers. Screaming rape and swinging golfclubs at each other.

Posted by: iH8dallas | February 28, 2011 10:33 AM |

LO frickin' L!

Portis was awesome. Absolutely loved him. One of the few bright spots in an otherwise dark era for the Skins.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 28, 2011 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Larry Johnson
Willie Parker

Posted by: beep-beep | February 28, 2011 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Come on, those guys were basically camp fodder given a look to see if there was anything left in the tank.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | February 28, 2011 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Scouts are liking dareus more than fairly.

Is either number 10 worthy?

Just askin'.....

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 28, 2011 12:01 PM | Report abuse

The coaches on staff have a reputation for developing running backs so why should they occupy a roster spot with an aging veteran?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 28, 2011 11:46 AM

Four words:

Larry Johnson
Willie Parker

Posted by: beep-beep | February 28, 2011 11:48 AM
------------------------------------------
Not sure where you are going with that. He signed but didn't keep those guys, ultimately electing to go with some much younger guys. Do I think he'll go kick the tires on some vets this year? Nope. I think he realizes he has two solid young backs in the stable and now he'll bring in some guys that are developmental prospects. What they need is a speed back who can occasionally come in to shake up the defense. I suspect Chad Simpson was going to be that guy eventually, but he got hurt. Maybe he comes back this year as the guy to unseat...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 28, 2011 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Come on, those guys were basically camp fodder given a look to see if there was anything left in the tank.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | February 28, 2011 11:59 AM |

One of them made the opening day roster. And if RSH were right that "The coaches on staff have a reputation for developing running backs so why should they occupy a roster spot with an aging veteran?" then they would have gone with young "camp fodder."

Fact is that the 'Skins are equal opportunity employers at RB. If 'Skins would give those guys a chance they'd give Portis a chance.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 28, 2011 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Scouts are liking dareus more than fairly.

Is either number 10 worthy?

Just askin'.....

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 28, 2011 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Scouts are liking dareus more than fairly.

Is either number 10 worthy?

Just askin'.....

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 28, 2011 12:01 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

Football-wise, my favorite thing was when Portis grabbed Sellers' belt for a 7-8 yard dogsled ride on the outside to the right. Always dependable that.

My fave line was him goofing on Santana about getting his "tail clipped" after his circumcision.

Posted by: dcsween | February 28, 2011 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Fact is that the 'Skins are equal opportunity employers at RB. If 'Skins would give those guys a chance they'd give Portis a chance.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 28, 2011 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, that argument holds no water. The coaches know with a great deal of certainty what they have in Portis. So no need to give him a camp look.

They had not coached either Parker or Johnson hence they wanted to see what they had.

Opening day roster? Who cares? They clearly went young this year at RB...

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

Opening day roster? Who cares? They clearly went young this year at RB...

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

After LJ had that amazing negative five yard scamper.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 28, 2011 12:11 PM | Report abuse

With all these guys "moving into the top ten" at the combine we should have a real gem available when we pick. Let's hope Shanny has a good jewlers loop.

Posted by: wireman65 | February 28, 2011 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Second greatest Redskin RB ever hands down

Posted by: mouse4d | February 28, 2011 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Opening day roster? Who cares? They clearly went young this year at RB...

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

After LJ had that amazing negative five yard scamper.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 28, 2011 12:11 PM | Report abuse

And Fast Willie became Geriatric Willie.

Posted by: monk811 | February 28, 2011 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Portis wasn't ever the fundamental problem in DC so all you can really do is appreciate how he played when he laced 'em up.

If we had 22 Clinton's starting, we'd have a few more trophies in the case. But Vinny preferred his WRs and Linemen to be held together by duct tape and wasted potential.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | February 28, 2011 12:25 PM | Report abuse

His best shot was on Mathias Kiwanuka, I think in 2009.

Posted by: iH8dallas | February 28, 2011 10:42 AM

Yeah, that was pretty sweet. Kiwi is still wondering what the heck hit him.

Posted by: edvar | February 28, 2011 12:27 PM | Report abuse

MARCH 4TH

This day is more interesting than the draft chatta as that's when the owners might lock out the players.

And in the battle between millionaires and billionaires, it's hard for us thousanaires to take a side or feel adequately represented.

I agree with the players when they say they deserve more.

I agree with the owners as they take the financial risk that comes with owning a professional sports team.

I also agree that fans figure nowhere inthis argument, but could settle it by pointing out to both sides that the NFL is a good thing.

Don't F things up.

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

Source: Radar gun says Kaepernick had Combine’s strongest arm

Posted by Evan Silva on February 28, 2011, 11:43 AM EST

A league source tells PFT that radar guns at the Scouting Combine revealed Colin Kaepernick of Nevada as possessing the strongest throwing arm in Indianapolis on Sunday.

Kaepernick’s best throw registered 59 miles per hour to lead the field of 16 quarterbacks that opted to participate. (Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert refused. Alabama’s Greg McElroy was injured).

Arkansas’ Ryan Mallett was second behind Kaepernick with a 58 miles-per-hour throw. Auburn’s Cam Newton came in third at 56 miles per hour.

Kaepernick has been clocked in the 95 miles-per-hour range throwing a baseball, and was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 2009 major league baseball draft.

Per FOX Sports’ Adam Caplan, Kaepernick complemented his pure arm power by throwing “the nicest ball out of any of the quarterbacks here.” Caplan predicts Kaepernick will be a second-round pick in April’s draft.

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 28, 2011 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Four words:

Larry Johnson
Willie Parker

Posted by: beep-beep | February 28, 2011 11:48 AM
------------------------------------------
Not sure where you are going with that. He signed but didn't keep those guys, ultimately electing to go with some much younger guys. Do I think he'll go kick the tires on some vets this year? Nope. I think he realizes he has two solid young backs in the stable and now he'll bring in some guys that are developmental prospects. What they need is a speed back who can occasionally come in to shake up the defense. I suspect Chad Simpson was going to be that guy eventually, but he got hurt. Maybe he comes back this year as the guy to unseat...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | February 28, 2011 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Hey, leave beep alone, everyone has an 'off day' on RI every once in a while. Just don't burn the fries beep, I'm counting on you!!!

Posted by: monk811 | February 28, 2011 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Then why is it such a big need for this team?

That was a pretty sweet hit, Clinton knocked the snot out of more than one would be blitzer.

Posted by: wireman65 | February 28, 2011 12:31 PM | Report abuse

If we had 22 Clinton's starting, we'd have a few more trophies in the case.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | February 28, 2011 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, but I'm guessing they won't be practicing much!

That's an easy post-game speech:
"Alright, see you next Sunday!"

Posted by: monk811 | February 28, 2011 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, that was pretty sweet. Kiwi is still wondering what the heck hit him.

Woops pasting problems.

Posted by: wireman65 | February 28, 2011 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Just don't burn the fries beep, I'm counting on you!!!

Posted by: monk811 | February 28, 2011 12:30 PM

You got it. The customer is always right. Your fries will be straight from the freezer.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 28, 2011 12:35 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 12:37 PM | Report abuse

MARCH 4TH

This day is more interesting than the draft chatta as that's when the owners might lock out the players.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 28, 2011 12:29 PM


Joe Gibbs was always a master at adjusting and improvising for all kinds of contingencies. Half-time adjustments were a hallmark of Gibbs 1.0. I think those traits were on full display when the Skins won SBs in both previous strike seasons.

If an agreement isn't reached timely, it will be interesting to see what (if any) adjustments might be made by the new front office to take advantage of the situation.

Posted by: Alan4 | February 28, 2011 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Dumb ass coin toss


beep beep

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 28, 2011 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Very good running back. I would put him behind Riggins. I wasn't born when Larry Brown was here so I can't just arbitrarily say that Brown was better. Portis was tough as nails too. Some folks may say that he was doggin' some last year, but I never felt like he wasn't giving 100% when he was out there on the field. He does suffer from that "theU", mentality, which in his mind, makes him better than he is. Bottom line, he may have been one of the few consistently good things about the Skins in the past seven years.

Posted by: frankjomama | February 28, 2011 2:21 PM | Report abuse

a good running back for the first few years working within a horrible offensive system and a fading over paid running back who wouldn't shut his mouth late in his tenure. Riggins keeps the record. Thank goodness.

Posted by: matthewrayman | February 28, 2011 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Remember Clinton Portis by the following Statement:

" PORTIS POCKETS STRAIT "

Posted by: rlomax67 | March 1, 2011 3:57 PM | Report abuse

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