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Portis airs a grievance with Arrington over Taylor


One player who's been in regular attendance during the Redskins' offseason conditioning program is Clinton Portis. And he's expected to be present at the team's second minicamp this weekend, showing coaches why he deserves to start ahead of Larry Johnson and Willie Parker this season.

He spoke recently with Chris Russell of 106.7 The Fan and among his most intriguing comments were the words he directed toward former Redskin LaVar Arrington. Portis discussed Arrington's actions following the death of Sean Taylor.

"I lost a lot of respect for LaVar at that moment, speaking at Sean's funeral," Portis said. "To get up, I really thought that was, um, I don't know what you call that. LaVar ain't know Sean like that. For the people who did, seeing how LaVar was going to portray -- I remember me and Sean was going to jump LaVar, you know, for throwing pie at Sean's face his rookie year and trying to haze Sean and be the tough guy. He felt like it was a joke. We didn't like that [expletive]. For all the attention LaVar claim and that him and Sean was cool -- they wasn't cool. Sean ain't [expletive] with LaVar. Sometime, people should stop... I don't think you should do that. If you cool with somebody or you know somebody, you knew 'em. Don't go and portray. Set out an image like this is your buddy, this is your pal -- like you all hung, when you all really didn't. I don't think that's fair, man."

As for Arrington's response, he tweeted earlier this week: "he said some dumb stuff again whats with this kid? they say he hired a pr firm to clean up his image-they need to tell him my name coming out of his mouth will only make this pr firms job harder..."

"i mean really does this guy have a real man crush on me?lol i have been told im sexy lol anyways as usual hes crossed the line again..."

"if u didnt think this guy was a baphoon b4 this certainly makes a strong case and there will b no rant sorry"

By Rick Maese  |  May 6, 2010; 6:16 AM ET
Categories:  Clinton Portis  
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Comments

Not trying to be first, just the best.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 6, 2010 6:33 AM | Report abuse

"A University education is not a pre-requisite for intelligent or cogent discourse."

So true.

Consider this bon mot:

"My feets is tired, but my soul is rested."

This was said by an old illiterate black woman during the March on Washington in 1963.

Consider this nonsense:

"Marko Mitchell is going to be a pro bowler, and Shanny is gonna regret it."

This was said by a ph d candidate who blogs here regularly in between bong hits.

Like I said....

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 6, 2010 6:38 AM | Report abuse

So wait....did Lavar speak at Taylor's funeral?? And is that what Portis is upset about?

"To get up, um,...." It kinda falls apart after that.

Posted by: ECSkins | May 6, 2010 6:38 AM | Report abuse

I gotta side with Portis on this one...he and ST were tight so it seems to me he wouldn't make this up for no reason. I knew LaVar was a blowhard, but this is ridiculous.

Truth be told, I'd LOVE for both CP and LaVar to STFU and move on...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 6:39 AM | Report abuse

im see im not FIRST and im pretty sure im not even SECOND to say articles on these two are old ...

Posted by: SkinsSinceDayOne | May 6, 2010 6:39 AM | Report abuse

Just let it lie and move on. I give props to CP for being on hand and working out. But where was this the last few years? He just doesn't seem to know when it's better to zip it. The Redskins don't need this crap. I swear it might bring more cohesion to let him loose. Too much stinkin' yap.

Posted by: ridgely1 | May 6, 2010 6:42 AM | Report abuse

Consider this bon mot:

"My feets is tired, but my soul is rested."

This was said by an old illiterate black woman during the March on Washington in 1963.

Consider this nonsense:

"Marko Mitchell is going to be a pro bowler, and Shanny is gonna regret it."

This was said by a ph d candidate who blogs here regularly in between bong hits.

Like I said....

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 6, 2010 6:38 AM | Report abuse

MOE, whad' up dude? You 'n me, we be tight, right? Where dat bong at. You know you be holdin' out on me, man.

Posted by: glawrence007 | May 6, 2010 6:48 AM | Report abuse

So wait....did Lavar speak at Taylor's funeral??

Posted by: ECSkins | May 6, 2010 6:38 AM


Yeah, I watched it on TV...LaVar gave this pretentious, over-dramatic speech that reminded me of some crap Ray Lewis would do. It seemed heartfelt at the time, but if what CP says is true then LaVar is a d-bag and a fraud for getting up there like that.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 6:50 AM | Report abuse

Why can't they both go away?

Posted by: Dorf | May 6, 2010 6:59 AM | Report abuse

Let's get Training Camp and the season going already!..Tired of all this stuff. Portis could always use this as motivation to be a better team mate this year. We're always love and miss Taylor, but it's time to put it to rest, and get down to business.
2 days left in Iraq/Kuwait(CAMP VIRGINIA), 2 Months remaining at FT Bliss. Next stop Vicenza, Italy Caserme EDERLE!Last time I was there we won a Superbowl.

Posted by: WARPATH85 | May 6, 2010 6:59 AM | Report abuse

Everybody who criticizes Portis for some of the things he say has to remember that he is being interviewed and what he says is probably an answer to a question by the interviewer. I don't understand why some media members in this town always berate CP for the things he says but they still stick a mic in his face every chance they get. If you think he says alot of stupid stuff, fine--stop interviewing him. But if you're going to keep asking him his opinion, don't berate him for it later because you don't agree with it.

Posted by: largetony86 | May 6, 2010 7:07 AM | Report abuse

This is good...some hope for our O-line from Larry Weisman on Redskins.com:

http://www.redskins.com/gen/articles/O_Line_Cohesion__Scheme_Can_Matter_More_Than_Pedigree_117215.jsp

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 7:11 AM | Report abuse

Can he talk? At all? He did go to college, right? Did they offer English at the U in the 90's? I is curious.

Posted by: westjr88 | May 6, 2010 7:19 AM | Report abuse

But if you're going to keep asking him his opinion, don't berate him for it later because you don't agree with it.

Posted by: largetony86 | May 6, 2010 7:07 AM


That's the way it goes in this country my friend...the more abrasive and outrageous the take, the more likely it gets air time. Thus, the fascination with CP in DC.

(see also: Limbaugh, Rush)

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 7:19 AM | Report abuse

My scouts tell me this time next year CP will make a great second tier player.
Then again it could take two or three years to develop.

Posted by: 2ndtierfan | May 6, 2010 7:35 AM | Report abuse

Athletes should not be allowed to speak in public

Posted by: kickass10101 | May 6, 2010 7:38 AM | Report abuse

They're both "baphoons"!

Posted by: kirbyknight | May 6, 2010 7:39 AM | Report abuse

They're both "baphoons"!

Posted by: kirbyknight | May 6, 2010 7:40 AM | Report abuse

Can someone translate what Portis said...

Posted by: WRBD | May 6, 2010 7:42 AM | Report abuse

2 days left in Iraq/Kuwait(CAMP VIRGINIA), 2 Months remaining at FT Bliss. Next stop Vicenza, Italy Caserme EDERLE!Last time I was there we won a Superbowl.

Posted by: WARPATH85 | May 6, 2010 6:59 AM

congrats warpath... time for some well-earned R&R at Caserma Ederle.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 6, 2010 7:43 AM | Report abuse

Why don't he just go on Lavar's radio show and just air this beef with him all the way out.
Still tired of hearing this man run his mouth every other day. I mean is there anyone else CP's got a problem with?
For all this talk we have to put up with, 2-6 better have a beast year for us.

Posted by: Predator48 | May 6, 2010 7:50 AM | Report abuse

Can someone translate what Portis said...

Posted by: WRBD | May 6, 2010 7:42 AM

ran it through Google translate and it came out like this:

"LaVar Arrington is a poser, and I do not like him."

doesn't quite convey the same intensity of feeling, does it?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 6, 2010 7:51 AM | Report abuse

They're both "baphoons"!

Posted by: kirbyknight | May 6, 2010 7:39 AM


LOL...only a true baffoon would misspell the word itself.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 7:51 AM | Report abuse

The two biggest egos and mouths from the worst period of Redskin history finally turn their guns on each other. It had to happen eventually!

I agree with Portis on this one.

Posted by: Jason10 | May 6, 2010 7:53 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, I watched it on TV...LaVar gave this pretentious, over-dramatic speech that reminded me of some crap Ray Lewis would do. It seemed heartfelt at the time, but if what CP says is true then LaVar is a d-bag and a fraud for getting up there like that.

Posted by: brownwood26

I heard that speech and it sounded really good at the time. LA made it seem like he was squashing any ill will he had toward the organization for what had happened to him. Then he got a radio show.

Posted by: Predator48 | May 6, 2010 7:55 AM | Report abuse

I heard that speech and it sounded really good at the time. LA made it seem like he was squashing any ill will he had toward the organization for what had happened to him. Then he got a radio show.

Posted by: Predator48 | May 6, 2010 7:55 AM


Um, didn't he just get the radio show within the last year? I mean, you're making it sound like one begat the other.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 8:01 AM | Report abuse

Recall that the genesis of Miami players introducing themselves as from "the U" was to keep it short enough so they could remember it.
I have no opinion of who's ST's BFF. I will be yelling "run, Forrest, run!" at the TV this year when #26 gets the ball.

Posted by: daggar | May 6, 2010 8:01 AM | Report abuse

Is CP's first language pidgin English? I just hope if I'm ever lost somewhere I don't stop and ask him for directions.

Posted by: Leofwine | May 6, 2010 8:01 AM | Report abuse

Well whether I like CP or not its obvious there is some truth to what he said...u can see LaVar went ahead and attacked CP yet again w/out addressing what he even said. Im sure LaVar will blow his head gasket on his show yet again. I remember LaVar tried to get the Defensive players to wear "The U" shirts at practice to symbolize they were the unit and the Miami players were trashing that idea and laughing at LaVar.

Posted by: Redskins2Win | May 6, 2010 8:02 AM | Report abuse

I'll say this: CP does not own ST21. If Lavar felt that he and Sean buried the hatchet and wanted to speak about the man at his funeral, let him. A lot of people's eulogies come off as fake and overly sentimentalized. It's a funeral! Let the man remember the good parts of their relationship and not the bad parts.

Posted by: dwelkinor | May 6, 2010 8:08 AM | Report abuse

I do think sometimes there's something to be said for paraphrasing what athletes are Actually Trying to Say. Esp. since Tweets are often "thumbed" in a hurry on a cellphone. :)

Maybe: Portis accused Arrington of passing himself off as Sean Taylor's best buddy when he really wasn't.

Posted by: blackjack65 | May 6, 2010 8:09 AM | Report abuse

Um, didn't he just get the radio show within the last year? I mean, you're making it sound like one begat the other.

Posted by: brownwood26

No, I was making the point that at the funeral Lavar made it sound like he was cool with the organization again. But once he got his show, it wasn't the case anymore.
Him getting the show had nothing to do with Sean's death and everything to do with him still hating Dan Snyder.
And I do understand CP's side, he was closer to Sean than Lavar probably thinks or wishes he was.
I guess I'll be listening to the Fan today to hear Lavar's rebuttal. Should be good radio at least.

Posted by: Predator48 | May 6, 2010 8:16 AM | Report abuse

Can he talk? At all? He did go to college, right? Did they offer English at the U in the 90's? I is curious.

Posted by: westjr88 | May 6, 2010 7:19 AM


You are like a pot calling the kettle black. Look at your own sentence and make appropriate correction before you criticize professor.

Posted by: abxinc | May 6, 2010 8:18 AM | Report abuse

I have always said, Clinton Portis is a cancer on this team.

Posted by: linroy62 | May 6, 2010 8:19 AM | Report abuse

LOL...only a true baffoon would misspell the word itself.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 7:51 AM

So, misspelling the word confirms what we all suspected: brownwood26 is a true buffoon.

Posted by: beep-beep | May 6, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

Could someone please tell me how a grown man who attended an accredited university could have such a tenuous grasp of the English language? My 8 year old daughter speaks better than Mr. Portis. He had best thank God for the N.F.L. when he kneels to pray at night, because without it he would be wearing a paper hat and a name tag somewhere.

Posted by: Mathonwy | May 6, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

Can he talk? At all? He did go to college, right? Did they offer English at the U in the 90's? I is curious.

Posted by: westjr88 | May 6, 2010 7:19 AM


You are like a pot calling the kettle black. Look at your own sentence and make appropriate correction before you criticize professor.


It is called sarcasm.

Sarcasm 1 : a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain
2 a : a mode of satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language that is usually directed against an individual

Posted by: wdv1137 | May 6, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

Can he talk? At all? He did go to college, right? Did they offer English at the U in the 90's? I is curious.

Posted by: westjr88 | May 6, 2010 7:19 AM


You are like a pot calling the kettle black. Look at your own sentence and make appropriate correction before you criticize professor.

Posted by: abxinc | May 6, 2010 8:18 AM | Report abuse

Hey lay off my man westjr. He's from home. How you been westjr? Not still laid up the DELAWARE I hope. Went to the city that never sleeps Satuday. Did the TIMES SQUARE. Really exciting about 7:45 p.m. No joke, I was right there.

Posted by: glawrence007 | May 6, 2010 8:26 AM | Report abuse

Clinton..........please, be quiet!

Posted by: RealConservative | May 6, 2010 8:27 AM | Report abuse

You are like a pot calling the kettle black. Look at your own sentence and make appropriate correction before you criticize professor.

Posted by: abxinc | May 6, 2010 8:18 AM | Report abuse

I know what I wrote and I wrote it as a play on how bad his grammar is. Go to work or something.

Posted by: westjr88 | May 6, 2010 8:28 AM | Report abuse

too much drama......dramamine....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 6, 2010 8:28 AM | Report abuse

"Marko Mitchell is going to be a pro bowler, and Shanny is gonna regret it."

This was said by a ph d candidate who blogs here regularly in between bong hits.

Like I said....

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 6, 2010 6:38 AM | Report abuse
==================
yeah.. thats a stretch about Marko in the near future.. but who knows, it could happen, eventually.. When he got to play, he certainly was one of the best WRs on the field last year.... So, his release is still a head scratcher.
Did he really stink that bad at the last, no pads, no contact, mini-camp? So, much for a "volunteer" activity.
And what did we replace him with? A nearly 40 year old, often injured, expensive WR whose best year in the pros was 5 years ago with Bruce Allen in Tampa..
Last year with the Pats, Belichick couldn't wait to release him. He had problems learning the playbook and couldnt hold on to a pass.

You have to wonder how this cronyism from the GM sits with Kyle who lost a very capable (and inexpensive) young WR?

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | May 6, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Hey there glawrence. I just got back on the boat Tuesday and I'm anchored up in NY now. I have been meaning to get back to you regarding the Handys. My father knew them.

Posted by: westjr88 | May 6, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

So, misspelling the word confirms what we all suspected: brownwood26 is a true buffoon.

Posted by: beep-beep | May 6, 2010 8:25 AM


Or that entire line was a self-deprecating joke. One that the buffoon who consistently changes his handle missed completely.

Predator, I think the end of LaVar's tweet said that he wouldn't respond to this latest jab from CP. Considering he can't help himself when it comes to battling with CP, sounds to me like an admission of guilt.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

I excuse Mr. Arrington's grammar since Twitter messages virtually demand strategically incorrect spelling. But "baphoon"?!? Perhaps he was confusing it with Baphomet, one of which hangs in every studio at WJFK-FM.

Posted by: Mathonwy | May 6, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

CP may become a good running back again now that he has been motivated to work for his job. I actually have some confidence that this will be the case. However, I have no confidence at all that I will ever hear him sound intelligent. Dexter Manley was illiterate and he sounded 100 times better than the crap CP has to say.

Posted by: scottmando | May 6, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

Recall that the genesis of Miami players introducing themselves as from "the U" was to keep it short enough so they could remember it.
I have no opinion of who's ST's BFF. I will be yelling "run, Forrest, run!" at the TV this year when #26 gets the ball.


Posted by: daggar |
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LMAO..........C'mon man, don't be cruel:)

Posted by: RealConservative | May 6, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

It is called sarcasm.

Sarcasm 1 : a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain
2 a : a mode of satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language that is usually directed against an individual

Posted by: wdv1137 | May 6, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse


Thank you wdv1137. Some people just don't have a sense of humor.

Posted by: westjr88 | May 6, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Or that entire line was a self-deprecating joke. One that the buffoon who consistently changes his handle missed completely.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 8:31 AM

So predictable, Mr. Sensitivity. You come up here, screw up, then claim it was a joke and blame someone else for not realizing how clever you are.

Posted by: beep-beep | May 6, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

I have always said, Clinton Portis is a cancer on this team.

Posted by: linroy62

Hey, thats considered "hater" talk around these parts stranger. :)

Posted by: Predator48 | May 6, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse

brownwood26 vs beep-beep = CP vs LA.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | May 6, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Which mountains do you speak of??? I'm a big fan of women and beer so if you see me you know what I'm lookin for.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | May 5, 2010 5:02 PM

I speak of the glorious Pacific Northwest and inland regions thereof.

fully expect to see you at Sasquatch Fest:

http://www.sasquatchfestival.com/

remember catching Phish at small clubs in New England before they made it to bigger ponds.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 5, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

yeah, yeah! I've got a pad inside Mt. Hood, nice and toasty warm. That lineup looks pretty sweet, I'll be there for Public Enemy, Minus The Bear, Miike Snow and A-Trak.

Yeah, I remember catchin a lot more than Phish at those shows.......

Oh yeah, CP should just let it lie, Sean Taylor is dead, respect the fact that he's gone and you should really only speak of him in a positive light from now on...jerk. No sense in bringing up something negative.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | May 6, 2010 8:54 AM | Report abuse

I know what I wrote and I wrote it as a play on how bad his grammar is. Go to work or something.

Posted by: westjr88 | May 6, 2010 8:28 AM

If you need a job, apply. Your criticism of Portis will not be an impediment to your opportunities with ABX Logistics Inc.

Posted by: abxinc | May 6, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

Portis Pockets Straight!!

Posted by: Ronnie5 | May 6, 2010 9:01 AM | Report abuse

Clinton is 150% right, LaVar is a fake a-hole and I have no idea why this guy thinks he's some Redskins legend. Legend?! LaVar was a bum and a status seeking self-promoter - wait, he still is, and his radio show sucks!

Posted by: guisher | May 6, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

If you need a job, apply. Your criticism of Portis will not be an impediment to your opportunities with ABX Logistics Inc.

Posted by: abxinc | May 6, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

I have a job.....and a sense of humor.

Posted by: westjr88 | May 6, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

Portis!

I feel you man! I was surprised that Lavar was so emotional at ST funeral. I was like what? you can cry or jump but I was wondering how close they are? really tight? I mean just one year they played together!

come on man! shut up and play. It's not a good time to argue. You know that LaVar and Brian, they had a beef with Dan Snyder and don't be a scapegoat.

Show what you got on the field and try to help redskins to get super bowl. All negative Sayers will go away and then you can show your ring to LaVar.

within all these years, I own one jersey and it's ST21.

R.I.P ST21!!

Posted by: skinsMill | May 6, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse

Wow, has Lynn Truss invaded this blog? Give the grammar and English commentary a break; it adds no value to the conversation.

ST was CP's dude. He was one of the guys that pushed Gibbs to select him; he said multiple times that he thought of him as a brother; and he seemed most emotionally impacted by his death.

Just step back and analyze the situation a bit. CP sees people taking advantage of ST throughout his life (he was even killed by POS that he had provided hospitality to several times). Then, after all this, a guy gets up and spews - what CP knows - to be a bunch of crap; all in an effort to get himself in front of a camera.

I don't know about you, but that would run deep for me as well...

Posted by: BT23 | May 6, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

When are these two just gonna F*** already! Seriously enough, we all know if a boy pulls a girls hair it means they like here. With the hair pulling between CP and LaVar they must want to move into a little town house down town.

Posted by: alex35332 | May 6, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

I have a job.....and a sense of humor.

Posted by: westjr88 | May 6, 2010 9:04 AM

One love dude! We're both members of the same
maroon and black! Carry on.

Posted by: abxinc | May 6, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

LaVar is right about one thing - why CP needs to keep bringing him up about stuff. Maybe dude needs some kind of air-it-out support group to get over his issues with LaVar or something.

Whateves.

LaVar was great when he played, and I'll always be grateful to him and Stephen Davis for giving the fans a reason to watch Redskins games when everyone else on the team SUCKED.

Sadly, as a post-playing days radio blowhard, he can be quite annoying.

CP needs to just take care of the bone spurs and keep coming to minicamp.

I don't know what the PR people are telling him, but his best PR move would be getting in great shape, practicing hard everytime out, and having a 1000 yard season.

Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

So predictable, Mr. Sensitivity. You come up here, screw up, then claim it was a joke and blame someone else for not realizing how clever you are.

Posted by: beep-beep | May 6, 2010 8:42 AM


Right, and true to form you try to analyze and complicate even the most straight-forward stuff in a failed attempt at being funny.

I know it's hard, but try and shift focus from Brownwood26 to the Washington Redskins. By a very narrow margin, you project as less of a d-bag when you do.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse

In a much more perfect world, CP and LaVar would be partners in a lawn service business arguing over who gets to use the riding mower that morning; and ST would be suiting up for another season of making opposing offenses wish they were someplace-anyplace-other than facing him. I didn't know the man, didn't hang with him--just miss him.

Posted by: InRealAmerica | May 6, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

(* sigh *)

I go to ESPN.com NFL, and they've already got Mel Kiper's 2011 draft board up.

..stop...just...stop...

Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

Portis - just shut up and run the ball.

Who cares what you think about anything.

Posted by: pwflew1 | May 6, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

You know, Portis may be right on all accounts.

The problem is you shouldn't bring up the dead to settle a score.

Posted by: Gweez | May 6, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Haha pfunk, I was just there awhile ago...ESPN is so lame. McShay has Jake Locker going 9th to the Jags...as if he can not only the player selected, but how each NFL team will finish in 2010. Total crap...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

I go to ESPN.com NFL, and they've already got Mel Kiper's 2011 draft board up.

Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 9:18 AM

Who are we picking? A franchise QB?

Posted by: beep-beep | May 6, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

One love dude! We're both members of the same
maroon and black! Carry on.

Posted by: abxinc | May 6, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

10-4

Posted by: westjr88 | May 6, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

What a load of crap.

They sound like a couple of teenage girls in a b!tch-fight.

Moving on....

Posted by: edvar | May 6, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

brown/beep,

I didn't even click on the link. I saw the headline and left.

It's just...I don't even know what to call it...

Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

"Whenever there’s coaching and administration change on an NFL team, some players rise and some players fall. Mitchell was not able to impress Redskins coaches in the April mini-camp and the team subsequently added veterans Joey Galloway, Bobby Wade and Roydell Williams to round out the wide receiver corps. Mitchell did not excel on special teams, another factor in his release."
Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 5:57 AM

Thanks Brownie….. pretty much what I expected. Oh well.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 6, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

westjr:

Is JOHN JR. still around MATHEWS? How about his dad. He used to captain one of those huge GULF OIL COMPANY tankers.

Posted by: glawrence007 | May 6, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Airs a greivance?

Where are the feats of stength and aluminum pole?

Posted by: Rypien11 | May 6, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Please DO NOT bring up Mitchell again...discussion of his release surpassed Pierce/Torrance/Mason angst COMBINED....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 6, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Probably the same place where my spelling went.

Posted by: Rypien11 | May 6, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

I laugh my azz off at some of the stuff here, but when it's directed at me I want to become a REDSKIN and whup some azz.

Posted by: glawrence007 | May 6, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

Baphoon is actually a complement.

It's kind of like the difference between fat and phat.

Posted by: Original_etrod | May 6, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

TORRENCE, TORRENCE, someone cut TORRENCE? No wonder the REDSKINS sux.

Posted by: glawrence007 | May 6, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

"I say be yourself, man, be content with being yourself. Stop having so much negativity, and wanting to be others and wanting to trade shoes. You never know what your shoes are going to have in them. You might have on a new pair of shoes, but your feet could stink. How can I say I want your shoes?"

Classic Portis

Posted by: wdv1137 | May 6, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

I saw the Arrington comments and I also clearly got the impression from Arrington that he regretted not being as close to ST as he should have.

I guess Portis saw what he wanted to see and he must have thought LA was stilling his thunder as being a close friend of ST.

But, Portis has a screw loose, veterans don't conspire with rookies to beat another veteran about rookie hazing.

Portis has some issues. Arrington has a vendetta against Snyder that he won't let go of.

Which is worse? And yeah, the English program at the U needs to be decertified.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | May 6, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

"Whenever there’s coaching and administration change on an NFL team, some players rise and some players fall. Mitchell was not able to impress Redskins coaches in the April mini-camp and the team subsequently added veterans Joey Galloway, Bobby Wade and Roydell Williams to round out the wide receiver corps. Mitchell did not excel on special teams, another factor in his release."
Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 5:57 AM


(Sorry, Bean)

I'll say this much about Mitchell and then let it go.

I don't know what his offseason plan was, but he should have been working his arse off the moment the season ended to improve himself as a receiver - hire himself a hardcore personal WR coach, work on technique, route-running - the whole nine-yards.

The attitude needed to be: "I have to make this team all over again."

If he just sort of floated around in the offseason and expected the new coaches to be impressed with him off the bat just b/c he was popular last year, then he got what was coming...

Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

This just in, these two are professional time wasters. Clinton Portis is a career dumba$$ and proves it everytime he opens his big mouth. Lavar shouldn't be saying anything about anyone else's job considering how dismally he ran his own businesses and how many people he screwed. A guy's funeral is no place to actually get to know him and when that stuff happens maybe it's better to keep it to yourself......not get on the radio, talk about jumping him, reinforce a negative image of yourself and drag ST21 into something so meaningless. Somebody get the duct tape.

Posted by: Holehoggin | May 6, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

They're both "baphoons"!

Posted by: kirbyknight | May 6, 2010 7:39 AM


LOL...only a true baffoon would misspell the word itself.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 7:51 AM | Report abuse

Yes, "baphoons," a cross between a baboon and a buffoon, makes total sense . . .

Posted by: rbpalmer | May 6, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Just play football and close your mouth.

Posted by: sonofliberty09 | May 6, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

Well, brownwood, I see you're in fine fettle this a.m.

Posted by: glawrence007 | May 6, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

westjr:

Is JOHN JR. still around MATHEWS? How about his dad. He used to captain one of those huge GULF OIL COMPANY tankers.

Posted by: glawrence007 | May 6, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Im not familiar with him. My father and my uncle used to ride around the harbor with a Virginia Handy when they were kids.

Posted by: westjr88 | May 6, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

"Could someone please tell me how a grown man who attended an accredited university could have such a tenuous grasp of the English language?"

I thought he went to Miami.

I noticed a shift a year or two back, when reporters who once cleaned up the utterances of athletes started 'layin' it down the way it come out the grill', so to speak, dialect and all. Not sure if this was an order from above or a change in convention. But it's pretty noticeable, and some of these guys sound a lot like big dopes (whether they are or not).

Posted by: Samson151 | May 6, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse

"I say be yourself, man, be content with being yourself. Stop having so much negativity, and wanting to be others and wanting to trade shoes. You never know what your shoes are going to have in them. You might have on a new pair of shoes, but your feet could stink. How can I say I want your shoes?"

Classic Portis

Posted by: wdv1137 | May 6, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

LMAO

Posted by: westjr88 | May 6, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Just play football and close your mouth.

Posted by: sonofliberty09 | May 6, 2010 9:45 AM

Beautiful! A son of liberty who wants to deny free speech. You can't make this stuff up.

Posted by: beep-beep | May 6, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

any RI readers in the Charlotte area...moving from Ohio to Charlotte in mid June...looking for recommendations for restaurants and good places to watch games, etc.

And Moe, I will also take a turn at the binger...

Posted by: mhartz1 | May 6, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

The only running game Clinton Porta$$ has left is his mouth and it seems that has gone south as well.

Cancer and my name is Larry....

Posted by: dmlopez1 | May 6, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

will B.Mitch be sitting in for Chad Dukes this afternoon?

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | May 6, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Please DO NOT bring up Mitchell again...discussion of his release surpassed Pierce/Torrance/Mason angst COMBINED....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 6, 2010 9:35 AM

No chance this is worse than the "Mason angst"...that went on for 2 years because he kept coming back. Unless Marko gets a 2nd tour of duty here, this should blow over by training camp (fingers crossed).

I'm just glad to get a reprieve from the seemingly endless JC debate. Or the "trade/don't trade AH" debate.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

I'm just glad to get a reprieve from the seemingly endless JC debate. Or the "trade/don't trade AH" debate.

Posted by: brownwood26

No Kidding...

Posted by: mhartz1 | May 6, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

brownwood26 vs beep-beep = CP vs LA.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | May 6, 2010 8:54 AM

More like Billy Kilmer vs Sonny Jurgensen but in 2010.

As far as Lavar V CP..

I thought it was awkward when Lavar spoke and thought at the time there was probably 20-30 other people that were closer to ST, but...The U isn't known for their share of toastmasters. CP is handling the offseason like a pro except his constant need to verbally spar with Lavar.

Good Day Ladies..

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 6, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Thank God we didn't take Jimmy Clausen...from PFT:


"We're told that Clausen already has pissed off multiple receivers and at least one tight end by "barking" at them during minicamp practice, and that receiver Steve Smith "basically thinks Jimmy is a punk." Though Clausen is regarded as "smart" and unlikely to make mental mistakes, the initial thinking is that he uses excessive confidence (to the point that it's being perceived by some as arrogance) to compensate for lack of arm strength, size, and overall athleticism."

Geez...if he can't get along with Steve Smith, I'd hate to see him on a practice field with Clinton Portis...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Who cares how the man speaks. If he's ok with it, that's his prerogative; he earns a check and pays taxes and is not tying up the court system.

We all got some issues...I'm fat and bald.

What about you?

Posted by: smokeybear2 | May 6, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

how long before Steve Smith punch's clausen in the face.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 6, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

I can understand why CP is a little miffed, but good lord that was a couple years ago...did CP speak at the funeral? B/c that dude has a hard time getting anything somewhat educated out of his mouth...

Posted by: mhartz1 | May 6, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Hey Samson151.
I think you're right about cleaning up the quotes. I should have posted this Slate article earlier. Portis and WAPO show up in paragraph five.

http://www.slate.com/id/2247470

Posted by: mack1 | May 6, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Otay

Posted by: 2ndtierfan | May 6, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

lesser of the two evils is Portis. He's spewed some really radical things, but his actions and numbers overwhelm anything LA did during his time in the league. I'm still no clinton portis fan for the record.

Posted by: sthai75 | May 6, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

how long before Steve Smith punch's clausen in the face.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1


That would make my day, haha...nice Greg

Posted by: mhartz1 | May 6, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Most of our National sports stars come from extremely difficult upbringings. Are all of you really surprised they talk and act the way they do? Really?

CP makes me sad. He's obviously so concerned about what others think of him, he doesn't know who he is. What others think of you is none of your business. Know who you are.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | May 6, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Collegiate sports are well known for allowing athletes to attend their respective institutions with less than average grades. The University of Miami is a great school, I wish I could go there, but out of state tuition would put me in debt for years.

One of my professors who taught at UNC told me a student in his English class couldn't even spell his middle name. He went on to explain that student makes in six months more than he will make in a lifetime. He plays in the NBA.

Yes it angers me to see college scholarships given to complete morons simply because they are tall, strong or run fast. Then they do not even graduate, much less attend class. That scholarship could go to a future doctor, lawyer, scientist, journalist etc.

In this nation however money talks the loudest, and sports bring money.

Thus we have men attending UNC who can't spell their name, men from WVU who say "scrip club" and the eloquence of Clinton Portis from The University of Miami.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Geez...if he can't get along with Steve Smith, I'd hate to see him on a practice field with Clinton Portis...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 10:04 AM

Not sure Jimmy wants to continue that act with Steve Smith. Ken Lucas should give Jimmy a call to prevent Smith from going Mayweather on him.

http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2008/08/01/steve-smith-punches-a-teammate-again/

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 6, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

CP needs to let his play on the field do the talking. LA already did. Beyond that they both need to STFU. We can all draw our own opinions.

Posted by: wireman65 | May 6, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

I don't always agree with CP but in this case he's absolutely right. Lavar just couldn't resist jumping into the spotlight after Sean's death. Pretty sick.

Posted by: mack1 | May 6, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

I can understand why CP is a little miffed, but good lord that was a couple years ago...did CP speak at the funeral? B/c that dude has a hard time getting anything somewhat educated out of his mouth...

Posted by: mhartz1 | May 6, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Have you ever seen Santana Moss's interviews? Almost like a "U" pride thing as to who can sound less uneducamated.

Don't see either of these guys heading to the "booth" when they retire.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 6, 2010 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Get LaVar outta this town. He was a decent player at best when he was here and more contraversy has surrounded him than any good over the years. He is too full of himself & was an utter disappointment with the Redskins.

Posted by: jeffbo_80 | May 6, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Haha, good call Diesel. Totally forgot about that. Someone should match Smitty's workout bonus to jack Clausen up gangsta style...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

We're told that Clausen already has pissed off multiple receivers and at least one tight end by "barking" at them during minicamp practice, and that receiver Steve Smith "basically thinks Jimmy is a punk." Though Clausen is regarded as "smart" and unlikely to make mental mistakes, the initial thinking is that he uses excessive confidence (to the point that it's being perceived by some as arrogance) to compensate for lack of arm strength, size, and overall athleticism."
Geez...if he can't get along with Steve Smith, I'd hate to see him on a practice field with Clinton Portis...
Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 10:04 AM

Didn’t Marino act like that too? Not sure if he did right out of the gate his rookie year or if he waited til he became the starter. What do I know though?

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 6, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Haha, good call Diesel. Totally forgot about that. Someone should match Smitty's workout bonus to jack Clausen up gangsta style...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Steve Smith will punch him in the face for free. Didn't he break Ken Lucas' nose last year or the year before?

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

westjr:

Is JOHN JR. still around MATHEWS? How about his dad. He used to captain one of those huge GULF OIL COMPANY tankers.

Posted by: glawrence007 | May 6, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Im not familiar with him. My father and my uncle used to ride around the harbor with a Virginia Handy when they were kids.

Posted by: westjr88 | May 6, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Any idea where GINNY might be now?

Posted by: glawrence007 | May 6, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

I can understand why CP is a little miffed, but good lord that was a couple years ago...did CP speak at the funeral? B/c that dude has a hard time getting anything somewhat educated out of his mouth...

Posted by: mhartz1 | May 6, 2010 10:07 AM

Have you ever seen Santana Moss's interviews? Almost like a "U" pride thing as to who can sound less uneducamated.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 6, 2010 10:14 AM


Hate to break it to you guys, but I know people with college degrees who speak a helluva lot worse than CP or Moss. That has nothing to do with where you went to college, it's got everything to do with how you grew up and how you were raised. If your parents don't speak proper English, chances are you won't either--unless you make a concerted effort to speak properly.

And don't rule out a career in the booth for those guys...if Emmitt Smiff and Warren Sapp can get jobs, so can CP...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

funny if Steve smith were to break his hand fighting, hopefully he'd lose a ton of money if he did.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | May 6, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Lavar's mouth always exceeded his play on the field. He was called the "most undisciplined player" and the "most uncoachable player" by 2 great defensive coaches. Sean Taylor developed right before our eyes in to the best safety in the NFL and was on his way to being the best defensive player when he was murdered. Perhaps Taylor was everything Lavar wanted to be, but never worked hard enough or listened close enough to the coaches to become.

Posted by: JAMNEW | May 6, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

I don't know who was wrong or right in this little spat... But I do know both of them need help learning to communicate... I had to read the Portis' quote twice just to get the gist of what he was trying to say and Lavar the word is buffoon not "baphoon". :-)

Posted by: cedric_lockhart | May 6, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

"Yes it angers me to see college scholarships given to complete morons simply because they are tall, strong or run fast. Then they do not even graduate, much less attend class. That scholarship could go to a future doctor, lawyer, scientist, journalist etc."

Why should that anger you?

Is a professional athlete not a vocation? Are they not the best of the best? Do they not come to college to hone their skills for their trade after college?

Aside from the obvious fact that these athletic programs bring in money (the same money given to the athletes for scholarships that you wish could be given to future lawyers, doctors, etc.), these kids still come to college for their future, learning what they need to learn in order to be the best at what they do once they turn pro.

Sure, some are bad apples that end up failing out, whiffing on their opportunity, and waste their scholarships.

But there are easily as many kids aspiring to be lawyers and doctors entering school who end up falling by the wayside in the same manner.

I have no problem with athletic scholarships. Most of those kids busted their a** to get where they are athletically. To simplify that these kids are "tall, strong, or run fast" is entirely naive.

I remember when I got into college (I got into a great school), some kid at my high school scoffed at the notion saying I only got in because I was an athlete, then muttering that it was bullsh**. I bit my tongue, but my initial response wanted to be "well if you put as much time into anything that I did into getting where I am as an athlete, maybe you could've done something similar."

Unfortunately, I feel like a lot of people miss that point.

Posted by: psps23 | May 6, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Since this is 21 (GBHS) related, we all need to chill until Wilbon weighs in on this. Till then, it's just smack.

Posted by: TheDubb | May 6, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Don't care, don't care, don't care....Why is this even news? I saw the solution to this on an episode of the Shield. Lock them both in a cargo container for the night and whoever comes out alive wins.

Posted by: HokiesSkins | May 6, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

CP is free to speak his mind. He should just do it when no one else is around.

Clausen got punched last year out at a bar with family and friends after a game. If he runs his mouth it is a lock there will be a fist fight with 89.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | May 6, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

I remember when I got into college (I got into a great school), some kid at my high school scoffed at the notion saying I only got in because I was an athlete, then muttering that it was bullsh**. I bit my tongue, but my initial response wanted to be "well if you put as much time into anything that I did into getting where I am as an athlete, maybe you could've done something similar."

Unfortunately, I feel like a lot of people miss that point.

Posted by: psps23 | May 6, 2010 10:28 AM

All haters do is hate.

Posted by: sthai75 | May 6, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

I looked the word "Classless" up in the dictionary and there was a picture of LaVar.

Dude was a loser as a player--compared to expectations--but he's topping himself as an individual.

Too dumb to read his contract...

Usually out of position...

Blames everyone but himself....

JoPa, who rarely criticizes players publicly, criticized LaVar.

When he went to the Giants someone asked a 'skins teammate if LaVar might give away the Redskins defensive signals to the New Yorkers. Said the player: "I don't think LaVar ever knew the defensive signals."

And, best of all? He makes Portis look like a sympathetic figure.

Posted by: TheCork | May 6, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

I get that some up here are sick of LaVar's BS--God knows I'm in that number--but what I don't get is how people can say that "he's a disappointment" or that "Taylor was everything Lavar wanted to be". Um, correct me if I'm wrong here, but wasn't LaVar a perennial Pro-Bowler? Wasn't he the best player the Redskins had for about a 3 or 4 year period? He's a d-bag and a loudmouth who needs to fade to black, but let's not make it sound like the guy didn't have game. When healthy, he was every bit the beast Sean Taylor was.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Please DO NOT bring up Mitchell again...discussion of his release surpassed Pierce/Torrance/Mason angst COMBINED....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 6, 2010 9:35 AM

No chance this is worse than the "Mason angst"...that went on for 2 years because he kept coming back. Unless Marko gets a 2nd tour of duty here, this should blow over by training camp (fingers crossed).

I'm just glad to get a reprieve from the seemingly endless JC debate. Or the "trade/don't trade AH" debate.

Posted by: brownwood26

Looks like you two are committed to keeping it going today by further commenting on it. If you really want it to die, then why say something at all? Just let it die..


But considering how you two roll, it should come to as no surprise at all. Gotta keep it priggish. Gotta keep it pompous. Gotta keep it self-serving.


Keep it 100 you two... You're fu_king outstanding!


**Co-sign completely with Portis in this matter. People always want to front like they were really close with the deceased. Especially if they're beloved and respected in most circles. When the truth is they're just being phony and really are only doing it for their own selfish reasons. Fear? Regret?

Lavar's speech came off as Micheal Irving like to me. Just looked like he acting, but that's just me.

**


Posted by: RedDMV | May 6, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

And don't rule out a career in the booth for those guys...if Emmitt Smiff and Warren Sapp can get jobs, so can CP...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Agreed about Smith, but Sapp is fairly entertaining, and easy to follow...

Plus both of those guys have SP rings. Isn't that sort of the prereq? Unless your Chris Carter.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 6, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Athletes should not be allowed to speak in public

Posted by: kickass10101

That law was in the early drafts of the Constitution, but didn't make it out of committee.

Durn shame really. Also included: Politicians, radio talk show hosts and bloggers. How our forefathers knew there would be bloggers, I don't know, but they did.

Posted by: TheCork | May 6, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Lavar: over
CP: almost over
This story: should have been over before it started

Posted by: Bullfrog66 | May 6, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

If he does make the team and fulfills his potential, him and Calvin Johnson can be become the best 1-2 WRs in the NFL for years...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 6, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Plus both of those guys have SP rings. Isn't that sort of the prereq? Unless your Chris Carter.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 6, 2010 10:36 AM

Or Marino, Boomer, Tim Ryan, Rich Gannon, etc..

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 6, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

If Lou Holtz can be on TV at this point, then I'm sure CP and Santana can be on TV.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | May 6, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Nice Red...I guess I can't address Greg on the blog anymore simply because it f*cks with your period. Grab a tampon and move on, dude.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Levar has an ax to grind with the Redskins organizationa and always resented the preferential treatment CP received from Dan Snyder. That's why there has always been a rift between the two since LA left the team on bad terms. It's time for both to move on and let bygones be bygones. Shanny is the new sherrif in town which is why CP will be at all practices and workouts.

Posted by: wizfan89 | May 6, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Levar has an ax to grind with the Redskins organizationa and always resented the preferential treatment CP received from Dan Snyder. That's why there has always been a rift between the two since LA left the team on bad terms. It's time for both to move on and let bygones be bygones. Shanny is the new sherrif in town which is why CP will be at all practices and workouts.

Posted by: wizfan89 | May 6, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

I get that some up here are sick of LaVar's BS--God knows I'm in that number--but what I don't get is how people can say that "he's a disappointment" or that "Taylor was everything Lavar wanted to be". Um, correct me if I'm wrong here, but wasn't LaVar a perennial Pro-Bowler? Wasn't he the best player the Redskins had for about a 3 or 4 year period?

Pro bowl is often a popularity and PR-driven honor. Which is why high profile guys like Arrington get picked and true talents like London Fletcher get overlooked.

And no, Arrington wasn't the best player the Redskins had over a a 3 or 4 year period.

I grade Arrington against the curve. And coming out of college, picked where he was picked, he was expected to be LT Junior, or hell even would have settled for Wilbur Marshall. He was neither.

He was a sometimes spectacular, more often undependable showboat who retired with his major claim to fame the fact he delivered a career-ending blow to Aikman.

Posted by: TheCork | May 6, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

If Lou Holtz can be on TV at this point, then I'm sure CP and Santana can be on TV.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | May 6, 2010 10:44 AM


I'm still waiting for him to say "THufferin' THuccotash"...just ONCE...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Why should that anger you?

Is a professional athlete not a vocation? Are they not the best of the best? Do they not come to college to hone their skills for their trade after college?

Aside from the obvious fact that these athletic programs bring in money (the same money given to the athletes for scholarships that you wish could be given to future lawyers, doctors, etc.), these kids still come to college for their future, learning what they need to learn in order to be the best at what they do once they turn pro.

Sure, some are bad apples that end up failing out, whiffing on their opportunity, and waste their scholarships.

But there are easily as many kids aspiring to be lawyers and doctors entering school who end up falling by the wayside in the same manner.

I have no problem with athletic scholarships. Most of those kids busted their a** to get where they are athletically. To simplify that these kids are "tall, strong, or run fast" is entirely naive.

I remember when I got into college (I got into a great school), some kid at my high school scoffed at the notion saying I only got in because I was an athlete, then muttering that it was bullsh**. I bit my tongue, but my initial response wanted to be "well if you put as much time into anything that I did into getting where I am as an athlete, maybe you could've done something similar."

Unfortunately, I feel like a lot of people miss that point.

Posted by: psps23 | May 6, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

I agree with you on this. That they are training for their profession just like lawyers, doctors, journalists, etc.

My beef is this:

The QB at my school sat beside me in 2 classes. He was present maybe 10-15% of the semester and still passed.

I know sports are difficult and take hard work and dedication. But so does working full time, taking a 15-18 hour class load and writing for the school paper and doing student radio.

No one is going to feel sorry for me or give me a free ride.

I think the athletes should give as much effort in the classroom as on the field.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

strong side LB, which is the position Lavar played is a run stuffer with blitzing the QB on occasion. Yes LA played some end but was openly against it when Marvin Lewis put him there, even though he had his best sack total that year. Which orakpo has already achieved. mAKE NO MISTAKE LA was a physical beast that got by with his talent ALONE. Pro bowls is 45% popularity contest. His tackles and sack totals over his carreer are disappointing.

Posted by: sthai75 | May 6, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Hate to break it to you guys, but I know people with college degrees who speak a helluva lot worse than CP or Moss. That has nothing to do with where you went to college...

Brownwood

I did not say anything about where he went to school, just think he sounds like an idiot...

Posted by: mhartz1 | May 6, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

After all this...the Skins still suck.

Posted by: efuller1 | May 6, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Or Marino, Boomer, Tim Ryan, Rich Gannon, etc..

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 6, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

I will give you Tim Ryan, but Marino's career speaks for itself as he is a HOFer. Gannon at least sniffed a SP with Oakland.. Don't recall Boomer's NFL career..

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 6, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

sp=sb?

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | May 6, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Apparently, ESPN is reporting Lawrence Taylor arrested on rape charge in NY.

Posted by: will_ga | May 6, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

i can't believe LT is still alive.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | May 6, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Cork, I want you to go back and name for me who was a better player than LaVar Arrington on the Redskins roster between 2001 and 2003. At worst he was the best player on the defense. The Pro-Bowl is a popularity contest, but it's rare that a guy makes it who didn't put up numbers. From '01 to '03, LaVar definitely put up numbers.

And just because he wasn't LT doesn't mean he wasn't good. I'll never understand why some up here think that just because a guy isn't elite or isn't a cinch Hall of Famer, he sucks. It's not that black and white. Just because LaVar wasn't great or didn't enjoy the longest run of success ever known doesn't mean he wasn't a really good player for the Redskins.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

"I think the athletes should give as much effort in the classroom as on the field.

Posted by: iH8dallas"

I agree with you there. Most college athletic programs do what they can to ensure this.

But there are those major ones that do not (and not coincidentally, these also happen to be the schools and sports that attract some of the best athletes in the nation).

Kids that are truly awful students should not be given any free ride into college. But I disagree with the notion that a slightly lesser student should not be given an athletic scholarship in favor of a better student without the same level of extracurricular pedigree.

Posted by: psps23 | May 6, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

i will not be shedding tears when portis is gone after this season... portis is an a$$clown...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | May 6, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

I'm still waiting for him to say "THufferin' THuccotash"...just ONCE...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

I think last year was your best chance at it happening.

I don't think he was right once on anything related to Notre Dame.

Some of his gems include. Clausen for Heisman, Notre Dame is the best team in the country, and Weiss is a great coach.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | May 6, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

I will give you Tim Ryan, but Marino's career speaks for itself as he is a HOFer. Gannon at least sniffed a SP with Oakland.. Don't recall Boomer's NFL career..

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 6, 2010 10:56 AM

C'Mon you don't recall the former Terp great? Took the bungles to a super bowl.

Boomer's resume
Cincinnati Bengals (1984-1992)
New York Jets (1993-1995)
Arizona Cardinals (1996)
Cincinnati Bengals (1997)

4× Pro Bowl selection (1986, 1988, 1989, 1993)
1× All-Pro selection (1988)
1988 NFL MVP
1988 UPI AFL-AFC Player of the Year
1988 PFWA NFL MVP
1995 Walter Payton Man of Year

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 6, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

I don't pretend to know the relationship between LaVar and Sean Taylor, but Clinton Portis and Sean Taylor were obviously close so Portis's comments have to be considered valid. It's odd, I got the same impression of Arrington's eulogy at Taylor's funeral too, that it was somehow more about LaVar than Sean. Why did they even let LaVar speak in the first place? His true friends seemed to be the guys from the U and Gregg Williams--not a guy who pied him. There are times when LaVar comes across as a guy who enjoys hearing himself speak.

Posted by: jetnarongaolcom | May 6, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

I agree with regards to LA being a huge talent.. but when drafting a guy that high, it is fair to expect him to play at a high level for longer than 2-3 years.

I would have like to have seen him live up to his potential, because it was obviously there.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 6, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

He was a sometimes spectacular, more often undependable showboat who retired with his major claim to fame the fact he delivered a career-ending blow to Aikman.

Posted by: TheCork | May 6, 2010 10:47 AM


I count only one other overrated play that contributes to the myth that was LaVar Arrington. Interception for a TD against Carolina.

Posted by: sthai75 | May 6, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: rbpalmer | May 6, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

ST's family asked Lavar to speak at ST funeral. What is CP saying - that Lavar should have declined? Maybe CP will call the family out next? I found Lavar's speech at the time pretty inspiring, and it wasn't as if the theme of it was that he was best buds with ST - more about ST and the team as a whole.

Maybe CP is mad because while he was closer to ST, everyone knew that he couldn't string two sentences together and should not be speaking in public anywhere, a fact he managed to prove again in spades in this incident.

Posted by: zornskins2 | May 6, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Nice Red...I guess I can't address Greg on the blog anymore simply because it f*cks with your period. Grab a tampon and move on, dude.

Posted by: brownwood26

First off, cuz, I don't give a damn who you fu_k with. Sh*t, fu_k 'em in the left nostril for all I care. If you and Ronald McDonald held hands and sang "My Endless Love" I couldn't give a fu_k less, understand me?

Second, who was that felt a need to co-sign his buddies posts (once again) and make a hyperbolic comment on Mitchell (once again)? But you tell me I need to give it rest.

Take your own advice, homeboy.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 6, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Cork, I want you to go back and name for me who was a better player than LaVar Arrington on the Redskins roster between 2001 and 2003.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 11:02 AM

I agree with this. People put Arrington down by comparing him to the player that he could have been while ignoring how good he actually was.

This guy is such a sad story. He had so much charisma and potential that he never realized and he then made a series of bad mistakes -- refusing to play within the system, fighting for money that wasn't in his contract, busting his leg on his motorcycle, losing his restaurant, and now yapping on a show that no one cares about. He made a lot of money in his prime and I hope he has managed it well or this story will keep getting worse.

Posted by: beep-beep | May 6, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

However, I have no confidence at all that I will ever hear him sound intelligent. Dexter Manley was illiterate and he sounded 100 times better than the crap CP has to say.

Posted by: scottmando | May 6, 2010 8:32 AM
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well played, sir!!! well played!!!

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | May 6, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Boomer is pretty good on the NFL Today, but he is an excellent color guy on the radio. Not sure if anyone listens to MNF games on the radio but Boomer is top notch. I think he did a year or 2 in the TV booth for MNF as well, and was quite good.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 6, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

"Cork, I want you to go back and name for me who was a better player than LaVar Arrington on the Redskins roster between 2001 and 2003. At worst he was the best player on the defense. The Pro-Bowl is a popularity contest, but it's rare that a guy makes it who didn't put up numbers. From '01 to '03, LaVar definitely put up numbers."

He was the second best player. The best was Champ Bailey.

Still, Lavar well earned his pro-bowl notoriety and was easily one of the best defensive players in the league under Marvin Lewis. He didn't fit in with Gregg, but that happens sometimes.

Posted by: psps23 | May 6, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

And to think that both of these guys went to KOLLIGE!

Conjugate the verb to be:

I be.
He be.
We all be.

Use the verb to be in a sentence:

We all be JAMMIN!

"You see that there proves that I is not know bafphon!"

Posted by: whatyoutalkinboutman | May 6, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

I agree with regards to LA being a huge talent.. but when drafting a guy that high, it is fair to expect him to play at a high level for longer than 2-3 years.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 6, 2010 11:07 AM


Agreed...but I think we have to take into account what happened with him. He hurt his knee (which, as I recall, never got right again) and Gregggg Williams is notorious for placing his precious scheme above properly utilizing the available talent on the roster. Both of those factors are outside of his control. Arguably, he played his best ball for Marty Schottenheimer of all people--so it's not like he's uncoachable. And I would dare say that if Marty got a decent run as the HC here, LaVar's career might have looked a lot better.

But it's neither here nor there at this point...I just reject the notion that the guy couldn't play because his performance on the field clearly said otherwise.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

C'Mon you don't recall the former Terp great? Took the bungles to a super bowl.

Boomer's resume
Cincinnati Bengals (1984-1992)
New York Jets (1993-1995)
Arizona Cardinals (1996)
Cincinnati Bengals (1997)

4× Pro Bowl selection (1986, 1988, 1989, 1993)
1× All-Pro selection (1988)
1988 NFL MVP
1988 UPI AFL-AFC Player of the Year
1988 PFWA NFL MVP
1995 Walter Payton Man of Year

Posted by: Diesel44 | May 6, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse


Ahhh wrong Boomer! But to my point his resume speaks for itself.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 6, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

then why say something at all? Just let it die..

followed by:

Take your own advice, homeboy.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 6, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

I is
You is
He be
You be
We be
They be

We was tight, he be a baphoon!
CP doesnt he knows he wears #26 ...Or just as speaking fluent English learning the numbers is not required at the U.

That is first class Education coming at ya from the U, courtesy of CP....no wonder the USA is becoming a third world country.

Posted by: Incognito00 | May 6, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

I believe Portis 100 percent I remember it being turmoil between Sean and L.A. At the funeral Lavar just wanted to look important, I questioned that one to during the funeral. Sean didn't f with Lavar. I know CP says things at the wrong time but alot of times he's absolutely correct. Can't knock the man for telling the truth!(Lavar has been pissed with this organization every since we drafted Sean a new young phenom...he new the redskins were going in another direction as far as the face of our defense) the worst move he ever made outside of going to the giants is not wanting to play DE for Gregg Willams

Posted by: ccrum87 | May 6, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

If you and Ronald McDonald held hands and sang "My Endless Love" I couldn't give a fu_k less, understand me?

Posted by: RedDMV | May 6, 2010 11:09 AM


What? Friends listen to "Endless Love" in the dark...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mraM1SXwUA&feature=fvw

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

then why say something at all? Just let it die..

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 6, 2010 11:16 AM

My theory is that RedDMV and Brownwood26 are two (of the way too many) guys who want to have the last word in every convo. I can give you a list of others if you're interested.

I'm not like that. I get the last two words in every thread: beep beep

Posted by: beep-beep | May 6, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

I truly understand CP's frustration w/ Lavar on this one.

In all honesty, when watching the Sean Taylor funeral, I felt the same way as CP did, not about Lavar [I was unaware of what CP knew], but about Jesse Jackson.

I was upset thinking, "How dare Jesse take this opportunity to keep himself in the public eye, using this grieving family, whose son, dad, boy friend, sibling has just been murdered?

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | May 6, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

People put Arrington down by comparing him to the player that he could have been while ignoring how good he actually was.

Posted by: beep-beep

Maybe some do. But the ones who have recently grown tired of his act have just had it with his incessant b*tching.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 6, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

I am a frequent caller to LaVar's radio show, and LaVar and I have discussed Sean Taylor on more than one occasion.

LaVar and I are a part of a very small number of people that knew Sean Taylor on a personal level as to what type of person he really was.

Sean was a kind, polite and decent man. He was not the negative person that he was portrayed to be in the media.

I'm not sure what CP's beef is with LaVar, but from what I knew of Sean Taylor, I do not think Sean would want CP to speak publicly about this situation.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | May 6, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Greg don't you have some 'skins baby gravy to go lap up, you cockbuffer.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 6, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

In all honesty, when watching the Sean Taylor funeral, I felt the same way as CP did, not about Lavar [I was unaware of what CP knew], but about Jesse Jackson.

I was upset thinking, "How dare Jesse take this opportunity to keep himself in the public eye, using this grieving family, whose son, dad, boy friend, sibling has just been murdered?

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | May 6, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Jesse Jackson hasn't been relevant in years. He shoots himself in the foot everytime he makes a public appearence or speaks.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Clinton Portis is the poster child for the dumbing down of America. They shouldn't let that moron anywhere near the English language. Then again, no one speaks English in this country anymore. How did we let this happen?

Posted by: lp_lodestar | May 6, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

I am a frequent caller to LaVar's radio show

Posted by: Sports_Guru | May 6, 2010 11:25 AM


That explains a lot...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

predictable if nothing else...

If he does make the team and fulfills his potential, him and Calvin Johnson can be become the best 1-2 WRs in the NFL for years

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 6, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Go Portis

Posted by: Vicc | May 6, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Is anyone excited to see Carriker and Haynesworth playing DE with (insert player) playing tackle?

I am.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

These two deserve each other.
The only part that pised me off reading this was thinking back to the "pie" incident. Not sure if any one else remembers but I think ST had to sit out a day or two in camp because of lavars pie. He had some reaction to it and could not see out of one of his eyes. This was like the first public glimpse of him in person, full pads at training camp and this F-ing d-bag goes out and blinds our first round pick. I was not at all pleased nor did I find any humor in the act. RIP 21.

Posted by: Stu27 | May 6, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Is anyone excited to see Carriker and Haynesworth playing DE with (insert player) playing tackle?

I am.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Yes Yes Yes, (Maake Kemoeatu)NT!!!

Posted by: Stu27 | May 6, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

First off, cuz, I don't give a damn who you fu_k with. Sh*t, fu_k 'em in the left nostril for all I care. If you and Ronald McDonald held hands and sang "My Endless Love" I couldn't give a fu_k less, understand me?

Second, who was that felt a need to co-sign his buddies posts (once again) and make a hyperbolic comment on Mitchell (once again)? But you tell me I need to give it rest.

Posted by: RedDMV

CP is that you? I recognize the literacy.

I think LA's speech was fine. You don't have to be best buddies with a guy to get upset and really miss him, after he is gone. Hell that was a terrible day for me, and I never even met ST. LA was actually a good team member, unlike CP, so he cared for his brothers.

Take your own advice, homeboy.

Posted by: rupertpupkin | May 6, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Is anyone excited to see Carriker and Haynesworth playing DE with (insert player) playing tackle?

I am.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 11:32 AM


Kemoeatu will be the starting NT. Book it!

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Is anyone excited to see Carriker and Haynesworth playing DE with (insert player) playing tackle?
I am.
Posted by: iH8dallas
__________________________________________
I posted about 6 weeks ago that I hoped AH would report about 30 lbs. lighter this year and he then could be a great DE in a 3-4!
I'm with you on this one iH8dallas, if AH comes in much lighter.

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | May 6, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

"Kids that are truly awful students should not be given any free ride into college. But I disagree with the notion that a slightly lesser student should not be given an athletic scholarship in favor of a better student without the same level of extracurricular pedigree.Posted by: psps23"

Makes you wonder why there isn't an NBA-style developmental league, or at least something the equivalent of, say, AAA baseball.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 6, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Is anyone excited to see Carriker and Haynesworth playing DE with (insert player) playing tackle?

I am.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Still can't believe that we got him for practically nothing. Some were ready to give up a 3rd rounder for him. Give props to BA/MS on that one.. Actually, I give them props on a lot of the moves they have made so far this year given the limited picks in the draft. I would say as a whole, we have upgraded the positions of need. Looking forward to the finished product.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 6, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

I agree with you there. Most college athletic programs do what they can to ensure this.

But there are those major ones that do not (and not coincidentally, these also happen to be the schools and sports that attract some of the best athletes in the nation).

Kids that are truly awful students should not be given any free ride into college. But I disagree with the notion that a slightly lesser student should not be given an athletic scholarship in favor of a better student without the same level of extracurricular pedigree.

Posted by: psps23 | May 6, 2010 11:04 AM

there have been some good points up here...

I don't feel bad for the CPs and LAs of the world. they've done pretty well in life. while it's easy to make fun of their rhetoric, this stuff goes on all the time (RI bloggin' is a case in point). it's just that these guys have more money and a bigger stage to act out on.

what I really feel sad about is the large number of "student-athletes" (at the U and elsewhere) who will never cash in on a professional sports career after being suckered by college administrations and athletic departments.

for those that make the most of their academic opportunities on scholarship, it's a great deal. but I suspect that many of these programs do way less than they can to ensure that collegiate athletes receive a meaningful degree. with too few exceptions, college sports is about business and not education.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 6, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

If nothing at all we certainly have D-line depth and good rotation.

I think we will be top 5 in sacks next year, which hopefully translates into alot more turnovers.

I'm looking at you Carlos Rogers

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

"I'm not like that. I get the last two words in every thread: beep beep"Posted by: beep-beep"

Next iteration, why not change your name to 'First'?

Posted by: Samson151 | May 6, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

for those that make the most of their academic opportunities on scholarship, it's a great deal. but I suspect that many of these programs do way less than they can to ensure that collegiate athletes receive a meaningful degree. with too few exceptions, college sports is about business and not education.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 6, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

I agree with most of your points, but I don't think its the schools job to ensure the athletes get a degree. They just need to provide the opportunity. If the athlete has the attitude of "all I need to do is be able to sign an NFL contract" ala "The Program" then that's on them.

You can lead them to water, but you can't....

Posted by: rupertpupkin | May 6, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Makes you wonder why there isn't an NBA-style developmental league, or at least something the equivalent of, say, AAA baseball.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 6, 2010 11:40 AM

because college sports is big business, and money talks... although it's kind of interesting to think about how/why the baseball minor league system evolved differently from football and basketball. not a huge baseball fan, does anyone here have some insight?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 6, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

with too few exceptions, college sports is about business and not education.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 6, 2010 11:41 AM |

Can you provide a link for this?

Look, you're out in the pasture and you know as well as the next bovine that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.

Posted by: beep-beep | May 6, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

I'm looking at you Carlos Rogers

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 11:43 AM


And he just dropped your glance...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

How stupid. A 15-year old girl? UFB.

Hall of Fame linebacker Taylor arrested
ESPN.com news services

SUFFERN, N.Y. -- Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor was arrested early Thursday after being accused of raping a 15-year-old girl at a Montebello, N.Y., hotel, police said.

Taylor, who has a history of drug abuse and runs-in with the law, is being charged with third-degree rape, which involves having intercourse with a minor, the Journal News reported on its website. Ramapo police said Taylor has yet to be formally charged.

Posted by: TWISI | May 6, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

we absolutely lucked out with no one else being in the market for a true 3-4 DE like Carriker. They couldn't find anyone to take him for at the very least a 4th rounder, instead they trade up in the 4th for him. Good fortune for getting both Carriker and Mcnabb. Shanny and Allen know what direction they are going. And for Shanny giving in a little to AH show's some maturity on his end. But if big al can't deliver...........

Posted by: sthai75 | May 6, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

I'm looking at you Carlos Rogers

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 11:43 AM


And he just dropped your glance...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Twice, in the same stare...

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 6, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Lawrence Taylor....what a guy...

Posted by: chrislarry | May 6, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

And you too Greg.


After all you did predict the Redskins will NOT go after Haynesworth, Malcolm Kelly WON'T amount to anything in the NFL, and NO ONE will trade up for Dez Bryant.


On second thought, maybe predictability isn't one of your strong suits. Maybe you should stick to sucking your ass smelling thumb in the corner, dickface.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 6, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

who, I say WHO could have seen this coming with LT....shocked I am....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 6, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

"I agree with most of your points, but I don't think its the schools job to ensure the athletes get a degree. They just need to provide the opportunity. If the athlete has the attitude of "all I need to do is be able to sign an NFL contract" ala "The Program" then that's on them.

You can lead them to water, but you can't....

Posted by: rupertpupkin"

Can't say I agree with this. My team had a mentoring system where we had to meet periodically with assigned assistant coaches to go over grades, assignments, class attendance, etc. If you weren't up to par, you weren't playing.

You're right in saying the school can't make it happen, but the athletic program itself certainly can. It's up to the integrity of the coaches.

Posted by: psps23 | May 6, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

we absolutely lucked out with no one else being in the market for a true 3-4 DE like Carriker. They couldn't find anyone to take him for at the very least a 4th rounder, instead they trade up in the 4th for him. Good fortune for getting both Carriker and Mcnabb. Shanny and Allen know what direction they are going. And for Shanny giving in a little to AH show's some maturity on his end. But if big al can't deliver...........

Posted by: sthai75 | May 6, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Both awesome moves!

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Jesse Jackson hasn't been relevant in years. He shoots himself in the foot everytime he makes a public appearence or speaks.
Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 11:26 AM

I can’t recall hearing anything from the Rev since he led the torch rally against the Duke Lacrosse players and offered to put the hooker through college on his own dime……

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 6, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

I don't think its the schools job to ensure the athletes get a degree. They just need to provide the opportunity. If the athlete has the attitude of "all I need to do is be able to sign an NFL contract" ala "The Program" then that's on them.

You can lead them to water, but you can't....

Posted by: rupertpupkin | May 6, 2010 11:46 AM

Can you provide a link for this?

Look, you're out in the pasture and you know as well as the next bovine that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.

Posted by: beep-beep | May 6, 2010 11:46 AM

from my experience at various universities, the pressure on kids and professors from above encourages a lot of this, whether implicitly or overtly. it seemed to be worse in the ACC, Big East, and PAC-10, obviously not so bad in the Ivy League.

witness the various academic fraud scandals that are uncovered on a regular basis. the coaches and administrators have a lot of money in the game, so to speak.

beep-beep, if you really need a link, try googling "college sports academic fraud". you should find plenty of material to chew on.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 6, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

On second thought, maybe predictability isn't one of your strong suits. Maybe you should stick to sucking your ass smelling thumb in the corner, dickface.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 6, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

What does that even mean?

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

hey rupturedskin, STFU and go stitch up your busted hymen.


"who, I say WHO could have seen this coming with LT....shocked I am...."


Obviously, you. I mean, who has a more outstanding track record than you when it comes to these things?

Posted by: RedDMV | May 6, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

we absolutely lucked out with no one else being in the market for a true 3-4 DE like Carriker. They couldn't find anyone to take him for at the very least a 4th rounder, instead they trade up in the 4th for him. Good fortune for getting both Carriker and Mcnabb. Shanny and Allen know what direction they are going. And for Shanny giving in a little to AH show's some maturity on his end. But if big al can't deliver...........

Posted by: sthai75 | May 6, 2010 11:48 AM
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agreed that both were good moves but the skins got ac for a 5th rder...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | May 6, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Just got word of LT's defense for his rape allegation:

"Cocaine is a helluva drug."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PR_rzF8ofw

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

h8, don't even bother...not worth it....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 6, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

I've heard LA on the air refer to ST's daughter saying "that's my daughter too". NOT IN A LITERAL SENSE AS IN HE IS ACTUALLY HER BIOLOGICAL FATHER - but that he cares about her in the same way that a father would. When I heard him say that on the air, it kind of raised questions about how sincere that statement was and whether it was actually appropriate in the context of the discussion.

That said, Lavar Arrington and Clinton Portis - never met a microphone they didn't love! LA is an opportunist and always has been when it comes to having a forum for being heard. It's the only reason he's on the radio.

CP has an extremely defensive communication style. Did we forget his confrontation speech with B-Mitch last season?

I wish CP would shut up and play ball before "has been" status sets in. I wish LA would hone his craft by learning to be real as a radio show host and give up his OH SO OBVIOUS vendetta against the Skins.

Get over it, move on, play ball, and if you're going to go 4 and 12 again this season, can you please make two of those wins against Dallas?????

Posted by: BenThere | May 6, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

agreed that both were good moves but the skins got ac for a 5th rder...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | May 6, 2010 11:58 AM


Actually, didn't we simply trade 5th and 7th round picks with the Rams for Carriker? So in all actuality, we didn't give up a pick for him, but just moved back.

Kinda makes the deal even better, IMO.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Jesse Jackson hasn't been relevant in years. He shoots himself in the foot everytime he makes a public appearence or speaks.
Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 11:26 AM

I can’t recall hearing anything from the Rev since he led the torch rally against the Duke Lacrosse players and offered to put the hooker through college on his own dime……


Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 6, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

He said something derogatory about President Obama and then cried these "crocodile tears" at his inauguration.

I live in Durham and I remember the reverend sticking up for Crystal Mangum.

She was actually arrested again like 3 months ago for arson and attempted murder, or something like that. Oddly enough Jesse didn't show up this time.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

On second thought, maybe predictability isn't one of your strong suits. Maybe you should stick to sucking your ass smelling thumb in the corner, dickface.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 6, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

What does that even mean?

Posted by: iH8dallas

I called Greg a smug a**hole yesterday.


He tired to physically verify that claim.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 6, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

"We're told that Clausen already has pissed off multiple receivers and at least one tight end by "barking" at them during minicamp practice, and that receiver Steve Smith "basically thinks Jimmy is a punk." Though Clausen is regarded as "smart" and unlikely to make mental mistakes, the initial thinking is that he uses excessive confidence (to the point that it's being perceived by some as arrogance) to compensate for lack of arm strength, size, and overall athleticism."

Geez...if he can't get along with Steve Smith, I'd hate to see him on a practice field with Clinton Portis...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse


Steve Smith is calling someone else a "punk"??? That should be the headline - same humourous irony like when Vinny Cerratto said that Jeff Ireland should be feeling embarassed. Ummm, right Vinny...and what exactly do you do for a living now that you got run out of NFL??

What is Clausen supposed to do? I thought franchise-to-be-QBs are supposed to step up and take the lead. The receivers are upset b/c he's "barking" at them?? Does he howl like a wolf when he throws a TD?? Sound like the receivers are a couple of pansies to me.

If they wanted a "franchise" QB that keeps his mouth shut and never says anything, they should have just rolled the dice with Jason Campbell.

Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

And don't rule out a career in the booth for those guys...if Emmitt Smiff and Warren Sapp can get jobs, so can CP...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 10:24 AM

Don't forget Shannonba Sharpeba.

Posted by: stevek20147 | May 6, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

You're right in saying the school can't make it happen, but the athletic program itself certainly can. It's up to the integrity of the coaches.

Posted by: psps23 | May 6, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

I agree with you and it sounds like you had an outstanding coach. While I wish every coach was like that, that isn't what the big schools pay them for. A guy that goes above and beyond to do stuff like that is outstanding.

Colleges are a business. They take your money and provide a service. Their service is an opportunity to receive an education. They will try to keep you in so you can pay for a year, but after that they don't need to keep you because another group of HS seniors are ready to pay the bill. In fact it is better for them to get rid of you if you are below average, because if you graduate and don't represent them well you hurt the (insert school name) brand.

Sports also a business at the very root.

Posted by: rupertpupkin | May 6, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

agreed that both were good moves but the skins got ac for a 5th rder...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | May 6, 2010 11:58 AM

Man this trade keeps getting better, thanks.

Posted by: sthai75 | May 6, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

don't even bother...not worth it....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1

The thought that goes through your wife's head before she tries to get you in the mood.


Smug and limp is no way to go through life.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 6, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Makes you wonder why there isn't an NBA-style developmental league, or at least something the equivalent of, say, AAA baseball.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 6, 2010 11:40 AM

There is it's called College Football.. And it makes far more money then the NBA D-leauge, Minor league hockey, minor league A, AA, and AAA combined.

Posted by: Stu27 | May 6, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Anyone dogging LaVar as a football player is just ignorant.

His career got cut short by injuries; and his time with the Skins came to an unfortunate end over contract negotiations.

Wilber Marshall and LT never had to deal with stuff like that.

When LaVar was healthy and playing with coaches who knew how to use him, he was fulfilling every bit of his potential.

Sadly, in his post-playing days, he's gone the route of Brian Mitchell and became a somewhat grating radio-head with an axe to grind against Danny.

Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

On second thought, maybe predictability isn't one of your strong suits. Maybe you should stick to sucking your ass smelling thumb in the corner, dickface.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 6, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

What does that even mean?

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 11:57 AM


I think he's alleging that Greg's thumb smells like ass (perhaps insinuating that it was in one) and that he should suck said thumb in the corner of whatever room he resides in. I'm pretty sure the last remark was an assertion that Greg's face resembles something like male genitalia, likely something akin to the old logo for Camel cigarettes.

Red, let me know if I'm close on that...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

we absolutely lucked out with no one else being in the market for a true 3-4 DE like Carriker. They couldn't find anyone to take him for at the very least a 4th rounder, instead they trade up in the 4th for him. Good fortune for getting both Carriker and Mcnabb. Shanny and Allen know what direction they are going. And for Shanny giving in a little to AH show's some maturity on his end. But if big al can't deliver...........

Posted by: sthai75 | May 6, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Both awesome moves!

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

What feels different this year for me, is the team actually has an identity. You could argue Gibbs 2.0 but I didn't get the sense he was into it while also playing the favorites game (Portis). This years identity feels like a cross between Schottenheimer and Gibbs 1.0

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 6, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

So, for LT56…..was it rape, or statutory rape? Playing devil’s advocate here, but it was in a hotel which means it could have been consensual…..and the b_1tch could have set him up.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 6, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Anyone dogging LaVar as a football player is just ignorant.

His career got cut short by injuries; and his time with the Skins came to an unfortunate end over contract negotiations.

Wilber Marshall and LT never had to deal with stuff like that.

When LaVar was healthy and playing with coaches who knew how to use him, he was fulfilling every bit of his potential.

Sadly, in his post-playing days, he's gone the route of Brian Mitchell and became a somewhat grating radio-head with an axe to grind against Danny.


Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 12:06 PM

100% agree.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

hey rupturedskin, STFU and go stitch up your busted hymen.


"who, I say WHO could have seen this coming with LT....shocked I am...."


Obviously, you. I mean, who has a more outstanding track record than you when it comes to these things?

Posted by: RedDMV | May 6, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

That is a little weak Red....you are better than that.

I would have gone with RupturedForeskin at the very least. Keep your game sharp!

Posted by: rupertpupkin | May 6, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

This years identity feels like a cross between Schottenheimer and Gibbs 1.0

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 6, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse


???

So far it feels like a cross between Bruce Allen and Vinny Cerratto to me...

Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Clinton Portis is a top 15 RB of all time, and will clearly be top 10 by the time he is done with the game (top 5 in my opinion). Levar is doing radio after being one of the biggest disappointments of all time... So Levar give this man some respect and don't h8t because CP speaks the truth and is everything you should have been but couldn't be be..(YOU BUST!)

Posted by: casavaLeafs | May 6, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Portis's comments give the lie to the phrase "student-athlete." Student of what? Certainly not English.

Posted by: tmkelley | May 6, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

What feels different this year for me, is the team actually has an identity. You could argue Gibbs 2.0 but I didn't get the sense he was into it while also playing the favorites game (Portis). This years identity feels like a cross between Schottenheimer and Gibbs 1.0


Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 6, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

I'll take that combo all day. What do you guys think the chances are of Ryan Torain becoming the starter?

I could see it happening. I don't think Mike Shanahan is going to blink in a staring contest with Danny.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

What is Clausen supposed to do? I thought franchise-to-be-QBs are supposed to step up and take the lead. The receivers are upset b/c he's "barking" at them?? Does he howl like a wolf when he throws a TD?? Sound like the receivers are a couple of pansies to me.

If they wanted a "franchise" QB that keeps his mouth shut and never says anything, they should have just rolled the dice with Jason Campbell.


Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

If I was a veteran, all-pro receiver and some rook who hasn't even gone through a single pro training camp, let alone some games, yelled at me for something that HE was probably wrong about anyway, I'd be P.O.ed too.

Posted by: rbpalmer | May 6, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 12:06 PM

100% agree.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 6, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse


Me too.

In other news, hell has frozen over.

Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

-the last be

Posted by: casavaLeafs | May 6, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

I mean really...was it "rape" rape?

Posted by: chrislarry | May 6, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

It must be an extreme chore for a journalist to have to quote a supposedly educated person who can't form a sentence, conjugate or even use the language well. It ruins any real argument with the distraction of poor language skills. What's the Play Book written in that allows this person to "compute" its meaning.

Posted by: kidvid | May 6, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

PLEASE stop quoting Portis.

It really hurts my head to read that mumbo-jumbo.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | May 6, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

If they wanted a "franchise" QB that keeps his mouth shut and never says anything, they should have just rolled the dice with Jason Campbell.


Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 12:02 PM

You got the vocal type and the lead by example types. We got both in DM5. But the issue with Claussen, I believe is that he's not the vocal kind and he's trying really to hard to be that "NFL QB LEADER". sorry kid just try sitting back a little bit and learn the ropes.

Posted by: sthai75 | May 6, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

if nothing else this cat is predictable...

disagree with him and face his wrath:

1. he cusses you out
2. claims you had un-natural relations with your own father
3. claims you can't get it up

the common theme in all of it, is he loves to weigh in on other guys genitalia.....

whatever floats your boat red....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 6, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Next poll for Cindy:

Which cat fight is most juvenile:

1. RedDMV v. Chia_Pet/rupertpupkin
2. RedDMV v. TheTruth11
3. RedDMV v. TheCork
4. RedDMV v. BeantownGreg1/Brownwood26

Posted by: beep-beep | May 6, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Another iH8 prediction:

Santana goes to the ProBowl. He will have some exciting catches this year. McNabb will be able to hit him in stride. I remember countless times that Santana had someone burnt deep, then had to readjust because the ball was underthrown. This is assuming it wasn't thrown out of bounds or way over his head.

He is going to have some monster games.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Portis! Just STFU and please go away!!

Posted by: iubiquity | May 6, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

"...akin to the old logo for Camel cigarettes."

Jay-Z?


Posted by: RedDMV | May 6, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Levar is doing radio after being one of the biggest disappointments of all time...


Posted by: casavaLeafs | May 6, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse


????

JaMarcus Russel has been one of the biggest disappointments of all time.

Vernon Gholston has been one of the biggest dissapointments of all time.

What exactly was it about LaVar's multiple Pro-Bowl career here that was "disappointing" to you??

Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

I get on Clinton's case about a lot of things, but this time he is dead..on. I watched that funeral from beginning to end (as I imagine many of you did), and Arrington was an embarrassment. He went up to do a eulogy...and spent the whole time talking about himself, how he's changed, blah..blah...blah. Earth to Lavar: pointing out Sean made you a better person is a good thing in a eulogy. Making your entire eulogy about that, and your evolution into a man or whatever, is not.

Now Clinton steps in and says they weren't even that close, which for me makes Arrington an even bigger a** than he already was in my eyes.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | May 6, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

I mean really...was it "rape" rape?

Posted by: chrislarry | May 6, 2010 12:14 PM

That's what I'm askin too....

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 6, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

I mean really...was it "rape" rape?

Posted by: chrislarry | May 6, 2010 12:14 PM

That's what I'm askin too....

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 6, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

From PFT.

"Police say the girl was brought to the hotel by a pimp and that she was punched in the face and needed treatment at a hospital, although they have not said it was Taylor who punched her. Police are expected to give more details on Thursday afternoon."

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | May 6, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Are these two supposed men actually chicks? Maybe they should sit down with Oprah or the View and hash it out with Earl Gray Tea and tears. What a bunch of drama queens.

Posted by: jackstraaw | May 6, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Punk,

I don't know how you can say he wasn't a disappointment. He had one great year -with Schott - was late getting in on his rookie year, was injured here and there throughout the years, and fought with his coaches save for schott the whole time.

For a guy that was the #2 overall pick, and said to be the best linebacker prospect in years when he came out, he was absolutely a disappointment to me.

Now, he whips out DS on a daily basis...pfffft. He's going to have to find something new to do with DS out of the limelight though, and a GM in place.

Good for CP calling him out on his BS - he's been full of it for years.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | May 6, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

um dlhaze...i think you missed my meta critique of your post....

Posted by: chrislarry | May 6, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

"Police say the girl was brought to the hotel by a pimp and that she was punched in the face and needed treatment at a hospital, although they have not said it was Taylor who punched her. Police are expected to give more details on Thursday afternoon."

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | May 6, 2010 12:24 PM

This will certainly be interesting to watch unfold as more details come out.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 6, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

the common theme in all of it, is he loves to weigh in on other guys genitalia.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1

You're a pu**y. There, NON-male genitalia, you fu_king a**hole.

A**hole. Which are common in both male and female.

Not as one trick as you think, b*tch.


Posted by: RedDMV | May 6, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Jeez, they're at it AGAIN.

You know, some promoter should just get MMA to sanction a Steel Cage Death Match between the two of them.

And you know what? I'd pay to see that....

Posted by: owiz | May 6, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

um dlhaze...i think you missed my meta critique of your post....

Posted by: chrislarry | May 6, 2010 12:27 PM

And I STILL don't know what you are saying.....what's meta critique?

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 6, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Lets see. CP has had public fights with

Brian Mitchel
John Riggins
His entire O line
LaVar Arrington
Mike Sellers

Just shut up and carry the ball....

Posted by: qballgeek | May 6, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

If Lavar arrington played for a team that had a normal fan following he would have been a probowler maybe once. Our rabid fan base can sway fan voting. anyway hes a non revelant d bag now who is still pissed that his agent couldn't read a contract. CP was tight with 21 this much we know for a fact so I'll take clinton at his word.

Posted by: drewkinnear | May 6, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

liking the Carriker move, so put me on record w/ iH8dallas, stu, redskinray, skinsfansintampa, sthai, jimmy crickett, brownwood, etc....

AC was dinged up with a torn shoulder muscle last fall. think he had surgery, not sure what the recovery time or playing status is. if he's fit for camp, we got a great deal. likewise with Kemoeatu, although the torn Achille's tendon is a bigger gamble.

agree with ray that AH should be lighter and in better shape for 3-4 DE play. unfortunately, the contest of wills w/ Shanahan suggests there is a good chance he won't be around for that.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 6, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

This will certainly be interesting to watch unfold as more details come out.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 6, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully, LT goes for the I was only here to tell her about the dangers of prostitution defense. It seemed to work out well for the guy on "To catch a predator" when he used it.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | May 6, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

What exactly was it about LaVar's multiple Pro-Bowl career here that was "disappointing" to you??

Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 12:18 PM


Pro bowls...I'd take the silent production, until as of last year 0 pro bowls, the yet again overlooked true stat TACKLES of london fletcher over the other than 11 sack single year "multiple pro bowls" Lavar had any day. Some one tell me what were Lavar's numbers over his carreer. and I'll give you numbers of another unheralded LB that made less Pro bowls with similiar numbers. any takers?

Posted by: sthai75 | May 6, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Not as one trick as you think, b*tch.


Posted by: RedDMV | May 6, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Can someone translate this one?

Posted by: rupertpupkin | May 6, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

the silliness of degrees of rape....whateves i am sure there is a good explanation for what LT did...let the justice system do its thing an all that...

And what could be sillier than continuing to debate MM, continuing to debate the perceived disses that resulted....I think that material has run dry, can someone else jumpstart Red's flow?

Posted by: chrislarry | May 6, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

"The thought that goes through your wife's head before she tries to get you in the mood.
Smug and limp is no way to go through life"


whats that red?? I'm done with you and this foolishness.....go get me that coffee now....go on...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 6, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

When someone dies, and you are asked to speak at the funeral, you do so. LaVar never said "I am going to speak at Sean's funeral". That wouldn't happen. He said all good things, and the fact is that it's hard to speak at someone's funeral. I thought LaVar was humble and apologized during that speach to a lot of players that he may have turned his back on. I remember it vividly because the point of his speech was not to take anything or anyone for granted and tell people you love them. For CP to make something of that, well, I think CP isn't real bright is all. Socially he just doesn't get it. I do understand that LaVar can seem a bit presumptuous at times, but he isn't a bad guy at all.

Posted by: bharn | May 6, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Have no problem with LaVar showing respect to Sean Taylor.

I do have a problem with Portis quitting on the team. He quit on Zorn in 2008 and didn't bother to get in shape for 2009 -- even though he was being paid a lot of $$.

Lost a lot of respect for Portis, and stuff like this doesn't help him. Or anyone.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 6, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Why is anyone listening to Portis? He can't put a complete sentence together and he's referring to events from 2007? Get a grip Portis - get out of the past and whatever issues you had with Lavar and MOVE ON. It's a shame that the media is giving this ANY coverage. Portis - get out of the way of your own over-inflated ego.

Posted by: bagbisbar | May 6, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Punk,

I don't know how you can say he wasn't a disappointment. He had one great year -with Schott - was late getting in on his rookie year, was injured here and there throughout the years, and fought with his coaches save for schott the whole time.

For a guy that was the #2 overall pick, and said to be the best linebacker prospect in years when he came out, he was absolutely a disappointment to me.

Now, he whips out DS on a daily basis...pfffft. He's going to have to find something new to do with DS out of the limelight though, and a GM in place.

Good for CP calling him out on his BS - he's been full of it for years.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | May 6, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse


What he's doing post-playing career as a radio guy is totally irrelevant to his playing career; and I think that's part of the problem.

People don't like his radio schtick and they start dogging him as a player.

His career got cut short by (1) injuries and (2) a contract spat wherein his agent completely dropped the ball.

How does that add up to "disappointment" as a player??

Sure, it's "disappointing" to me that his career didn't last longer, and that he didn't get to develop because they changed coaches virtually every year he was here, but how is that his fault?

Late getting on in his rookie year?? How many rookies start instantly and become All-Pros???

Sean Taylor was also "late" getting on his rookie year.

Fighting with coaches? Big whoop - not the first time a high draft pick had spats with coaches and won't be the last.

To put things in perspective regarding how good LaVar's shortened career was, here's a list of some other Top 10 Draft Picks from 1999-2001, then tell me how "disappointing" LaVar was:

Courtney Brown (got picked ahead of Arrington in 2000), Peter Warrick, Corey Simon, Travi Taylor, Ron Dayne, Tim Couch, Akili Smith, Chris Claiborne, Gerard Warren, David Terrell, Koren Robinson


Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

the silliness of degrees of rape....whateves i am sure there is a good explanation for what LT did...

Posted by: chrislarry | May 6, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Yes, and one of the possible explanations is that he's a doosh. . . .

Posted by: rbpalmer | May 6, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

as an impartial observer i have to say Red's lines, while often disturbing and dumb, are on average funnier than "go get me coffee"

again just trying to keep comedic score, no dawg in this fight per se....

Posted by: chrislarry | May 6, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

And what could be sillier than continuing to debate MM

Posted by: chrislarry | May 6, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

discussing athletes command of the English Language.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | May 6, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Not as one trick as you think, b*tch.


Posted by: RedDMV

Can someone translate this one?

Posted by: rupertpupkin


It translates to your mother had both herpes and AIDS when she bore chia_pet.


Posted by: RedDMV | May 6, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

yes rbpalm, I would say thats a good jumping off point....

Posted by: chrislarry | May 6, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

ppstr8, yeah that might be sillier thanks!

Posted by: chrislarry | May 6, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

as an impartial observer i have to say Red's lines, while often disturbing and dumb, are on average funnier than "go get me coffee"
again just trying to keep comedic score, no dawg in this fight per se....
Posted by: chrislarry | May 6, 2010 12:47 PM

I particularly liked it the other day when that “Navy Seal” tried the stale “dude, my mom’s dead; not cool” line and red told him “F you and your dead mother”……almost spit out my coffee……

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 6, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

It translates to your mother had both herpes and AIDS when she bore chia_pet.


Posted by: RedDMV | May 6, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Would that be super AIDS? Or regular AIDS? Cuz the super variety can kill you dead in 3 months. So its important to distinguish.

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | May 6, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Gold absolute GOLD!!!!!!he can't keep this pace up?

Posted by: sthai75 | May 6, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

On second thought, maybe predictability isn't one of your strong suits. Maybe you should stick to sucking your ass smelling thumb in the corner, dickface.
Posted by: RedDMV | May 6, 2010 11:52 AM

the common theme in all of it, is he loves to weigh in on other guys genitalia.....
Posted by: BeantownGreg1

The thoughts that come to my mind are that these posts have nothing to do with the Redskins, most have way to many needed special characters, and I wonder if you all have graduated from high school yet. Quite frankly, I used to come to this site to get some good insight on the Skins...

Posted by: amaranthpa | May 6, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

It translates to your mother had both herpes and AIDS when she bore chia_pet.


Posted by: RedDMV | May 6, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Interesting, not sure who this chia_pet is....perhaps a long lost sister. Someone might want to inform her.

Very clever Red

Posted by: rupertpupkin | May 6, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: abxinc | May 6, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Great entertainment reading CP's & LA's fued. These two stooges are almost as funny as the Three Stooges. Another really slow news week for JR?

Posted by: hogwash1 | May 6, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

The 5th grade scolds are really getting tired.

It reminds me of the "Your momma's so fat...." jokes.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

The season can't start soon enough. Too much idle time for these fools to be jibba jabbering.

Posted by: clark202 | May 6, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse


Portis rambles on and makes no sense. He and the other brothers's like him are thug wannabe's. Arenas carrying an unloaded gun? Thug wannabe!

Posted by: hessone | May 6, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Don't feed the trolls!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: richardgovea | May 6, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Don't feed the trolls!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: richardgovea | May 6, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Portis rambles on and makes no sense. He and the other brothers's like him are thug wannabe's. Arenas carrying an unloaded gun? Thug wannabe!
Posted by: hessone | May 6, 2010 1:04 PM

Dude, you’re losing your focus…..I thought we were suuposed to be “Boycotting Snyder”. Are we supposed to boycott wannabe’s too?

Posted by: dlhaze1 | May 6, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

The Pimp brought the girl to LT56...so he might not have known her age.

Re: Portis - I understand where he's coming from.

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 6, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Dang LT, she was 15 years old....

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | May 6, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Oh, the pimp brought the 15 yo girl. So LT didnt know... Phew! (wipes brow)

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | May 6, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

So in that sense, a condom is not needed on your sister or your mother

Posted by: RedDMV | May 5, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

It translates to your mother had both herpes and AIDS when she bore chia_pet.


Posted by: RedDMV | May 6, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Red this doesn't sound good for you buddy..........you got some splainin to do!

Posted by: rupertpupkin | May 6, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

What he's doing post-playing career as a radio guy is totally irrelevant to his playing career; and I think that's part of the problem.

People don't like his radio schtick and they start dogging him as a player.

His career got cut short by (1) injuries and (2) a contract spat wherein his agent completely dropped the ball.

How does that add up to "disappointment" as a player??

Sure, it's "disappointing" to me that his career didn't last longer, and that he didn't get to develop because they changed coaches virtually every year he was here, but how is that his fault?

Late getting on in his rookie year?? How many rookies start instantly and become All-Pros???

Sean Taylor was also "late" getting on his rookie year.

Fighting with coaches? Big whoop - not the first time a high draft pick had spats with coaches and won't be the last.

To put things in perspective regarding how good LaVar's shortened career was, here's a list of some other Top 10 Draft Picks from 1999-2001, then tell me how "disappointing" LaVar was:

Courtney Brown (got picked ahead of Arrington in 2000), Peter Warrick, Corey Simon, Travi Taylor, Ron Dayne, Tim Couch, Akili Smith, Chris Claiborne, Gerard Warren, David Terrell, Koren Robinson


Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

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You don't grade on a curve for in the NFL, Funk. Just because several other players stunk that were drafted high in those few years, doesn't mean Arrington's status as a player elevates.

Also, though it may not be fair, a short, injury-plagued career results in a disappointing one if you ask me.

Big whoop regarding fighting with coaches? I suppose, if it doesn't effect your play and it doesn't become public knowledge...both of these things happened...so yeah, it is a big deal.

#2 picks that are supposed to be potential hall of famers start from day one on a team whose defense was questionable at best the year before, or at least in that moment are a disappoint. They do this by getting to camp on time. If the problem, like with the contract, is the agent - that's his issue, too. After all, he's the one who hired him/them. He could always fire them.

Taylor took about 4 games to get in there, and was consistently one of the best safeties in the NFL from that moment until his death, with his play elevating every year. Arrington peaked in his SECOND YEAR.

I don't care for his radio show, but I was never a fan of Riggins on the radio either, and I never associated that with his play in the league, which was wizard.

Yeah, he was a disappointment. Somethings outside of his control, somethings within his control, but a disappointment at the end of the day, and symbolic of the troubles of the times for the Redskins.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | May 6, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Red-
You're act on here is a bout as stale as the back of my balls.

When I'm done with your mama tonight- we need to sit down and talk about your anger management and self esteem issues.

Posted by: richard_cranium | May 6, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Quite frankly, I used to come to this site to get some good insight on the Skins...

Posted by: amaranthpa | May 6, 2010 12:58 PM

agreed. I'm all for clever (or not so clever) non sequiturs and bullsh!tting around, but if you can't even make an attempt to relate it to 'skins or sports in general, then it's just a bunch of blog-hog posing.

on the other hand, it's not really fair to lurk and post the occasional complaint. any thoughts on 'skins that might change the focus from ongoing turf battles?

off-season requires a forum for the testosterone-challenged to vent somewhere. things usually calm down a little when there is actual football to be discussed.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 6, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse


Portis rambles on and makes no sense. He and the other brothers's like him are thug wannabe's. Arenas carrying an unloaded gun? Thug wannabe!
Posted by: hessone | May 6, 2010 1:04 PM

Dude, you’re losing your focus…..I thought we were suuposed to be “Boycotting Snyder”. Are we supposed to boycott wannabe’s too?


Posted by: dlhaze1


You're right. Sometimes we all need a wake up call! What was I thinking. BOYCOTT $NYDER and all of this BS will dissipate into thin air!

BOYCOTT $NYDER AND DISSIPATE ALL OVER THE PLACE!
BOYCOTT $NYDER AND DISSIPATE ALL OVER THE PLACE!
BOYCOTT $NYDER AND DISSIPATE ALL OVER THE PLACE!
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Posted by: hessone | May 6, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

It is sad and embarrassing to listen to Portis and many other so called, college schooled athletes speak with prose of that of a 3 year old. How very, very sad. It sends a horrible message to the youth who adore these athletes. Look Mom, I dont need to use or learn grammar correctly to make millions. No wonder so many of these athletes run afoul of the law. IGNORANCE is a disease...Portis, shut up and play with desire for a change..We do not want to see you publicly display your ignorance and who cares what you think in the first place.

Posted by: joseph_hardee_252 | May 6, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

"There is it's called College Football.. And it makes far more money then the NBA D-leauge, Minor league hockey, minor league A, AA, and AAA combined.Posted by: Stu2"

More money for colleges, you mean -- not the NFL. And there's that troublesome going-to-class requirement...

Posted by: Samson151 | May 6, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

What exactly was it about LaVar's multiple Pro-Bowl career here that was "disappointing" to you??

Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 12:18 PM


Pro bowls...I'd take the silent production, until as of last year 0 pro bowls, the yet again overlooked true stat TACKLES of london fletcher over the other than 11 sack single year "multiple pro bowls" Lavar had any day. Some one tell me what were Lavar's numbers over his carreer. and I'll give you numbers of another unheralded LB that made less Pro bowls with similiar numbers. any takers?

Posted by: sthai75 | May 6, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse


So I ask you again, what was it about his multiple ProBowl career here that was so disappointing?

He didn't have as many tackles as London Fletcher does???

Is that it?

If that's the case then 99% of the linebackers in the NFL are "disappointments".

Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

LaVar ain't know Sean like that
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I gather Portis's major in college was not English...

Posted by: sovine08 | May 6, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

You don't grade on a curve for in the NFL, Funk. Just because several other players stunk that were drafted high in those few years, doesn't mean Arrington's status as a player elevates.

Also, though it may not be fair, a short, injury-plagued career results in a disappointing one if you ask me.

Big whoop regarding fighting with coaches? I suppose, if it doesn't effect your play and it doesn't become public knowledge...both of these things happened...so yeah, it is a big deal.

#2 picks that are supposed to be potential hall of famers start from day one on a team whose defense was questionable at best the year before, or at least in that moment are a disappoint. They do this by getting to camp on time. If the problem, like with the contract, is the agent - that's his issue, too. After all, he's the one who hired him/them. He could always fire them.

Taylor took about 4 games to get in there, and was consistently one of the best safeties in the NFL from that moment until his death, with his play elevating every year. Arrington peaked in his SECOND YEAR.

I don't care for his radio show, but I was never a fan of Riggins on the radio either, and I never associated that with his play in the league, which was wizard.

Yeah, he was a disappointment. Somethings outside of his control, somethings within his control, but a disappointment at the end of the day, and symbolic of the troubles of the times for the Redskins.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | May 6, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse


When you are going to call someone a "disappointment" then you are absolutely grading someone on a relative scale - disappointing compared to what??

Or put another way, what's the threshold that LaVar had to attain in order to NOT be considered a "disappointment"?

Some draftnick talking heads said that LaVar was a potential hall of famer and so that's the standard we are comparing him to???

If that's the way it works - that #2 picks are supposed to be Hall of Famers b/c a Mel-Kiper wannabe said so - then the large majority of highly rated draft picks are pretty much "disappointments".

So if he played nicer with his coaches and didn't get injured then he wouldn't be a "disappointment"?

Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

"There is it's called College Football.. And it makes far more money then the NBA D-leauge, Minor league hockey, minor league A, AA, and AAA combined.Posted by: Stu2"

More money for colleges, you mean -- not the NFL. And there's that troublesome going-to-class requirement...

Posted by: Samson151 | May 6, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

NFL Europe, XFL both went under. UFL may be able to stick around for a while and CFl still exists somehow.
Numerous problems with a minor league FB team. Equipment and travel costs and Stadium fees. Insurance premiums out the wazooo. If you want to see the future stars of the NFL the college games remains the only and best game in town.

Posted by: Stu27 | May 6, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse


I gather Portis's major in college was not English...

Posted by: sovine08

Portis's major in college was football. Ball-up.

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Posted by: hessone | May 6, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Oh, the pimp brought the 15 yo girl. So LT didnt know... Phew! (wipes brow)

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | May 6, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I thought LT would have figured it out when she asked if they could set the mood with some Justin Bieber.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

What exactly was it about LaVar's multiple Pro-Bowl career here that was "disappointing" to you??

Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 12:18 PM
I am so glad you asked.......


where is he now? wasn't he the 2nd pick in the draft??? that injury prone, over rated , tackle missing,playbook illiterate, fool is a bust check out the stats

...http://www.nfl.com/players/lavararrington/careerstats?id=ARR198645...

1 season with 10+ sacks and only 2 seasons with 5+ sacks (less than 25 sacks total(23.5 to be exact)...Defagget Ware nearly matched Levar's career sack total in one season

'02 was "uhhh" '03 was average ('01 was good) That's a 1 hot season every 10 year average and that's so

& please dont mention the pro bowl(caugh..popularity contest)

so "p1skunk" switch up ya facts cuz their garbage what you tryna kick knowledge

Posted by: casavaLeafs | May 6, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Oh, the pimp brought the 15 yo girl. So LT didnt know... Phew! (wipes brow)

Posted by: VaBeachBlitz | May 6, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I thought LT would have figured it out when she asked if they could set the mood with some Justin Bieber.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 6, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Rumor has it the "pimp" is somehow related to Dez Bryant.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 6, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

From THE ONION: "Belichick Drops Off Recent Draft Picks In Middle Of Nowhere, Tells Them To Find Way Back"

"UNNAMED DESERT—After providing his 2010 draft picks with only two canteens of water, a flashlight, and a cheap compass, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick dumped his 12 newest players in the middle of a desert wasteland Tuesday and told them to find their way back to Foxboro on their own.

"Belichick...refused to give the dazed and disoriented football players even the slightest hint as to their exact location. However, the infamously Machiavellian coach told his draft picks that there was no potable surface water for "hundreds of miles"; that it would be in their best interests not to attempt to contact any locals who crossed their path; that only the fruit at the very center of the thornbushes would be edible; that most of the indigenous wildlife, especially the arachnids, was very, very poisonous; and that one of the things he had just told them was a lie."

"Show me what you got, boys," Belichick said to the group from the backseat of a spotless black Range Rover. "If you want to be on this team, I'll see you in four days. And if you've been paying attention at all, you'll know exactly what to do. Oh, you can take your blindfolds off now. "

"After Belichick gave the confused group a small handgun loaded with a single bullet "just in cases someone wants the easy way out," the luxury SUV drove off, sending sand and dust flying into the players' eyes."

"Second-round pick Jermaine Cunningham, a promising outside linebacker, died Thursday of sunstroke."

"I don't think we're in America," said 62nd overall pick Brandon Spikes, tilting a canteen upside down in a failed attempt to get one last drop of water. "I've never seen lizards that size in America. [Kade] Weston never had a chance."

"The players were further dispirited when they discovered a Patriots-hat-wearing skeleton buried just beneath the sand that turned out to be the remains of 2009 New England draft pick Rich Ohrnberger.

"Look at them," said Belichick, cool and comfortable in an impeccable white safari suit, watching from a dune several hundred yards away with team owner Robert Kraft and quarterback Tom Brady. "For God's sake, none of those beans were poisonous…. I don't think any of them are worth a damn. Let's just leave."

Posted by: Samson151 | May 6, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Didn't Portis say a few weeks back that he would keep his mouth shut and let his play do the talking for him?

Why even comment on something from 2 years back. It just shows you how easily it is to bate him AND how stupid he is AND sounds.

And Lavar is no better.

Posted by: keedrow | May 6, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

NFL Europe, XFL both went under. UFL may be able to stick around for a while and CFl still exists somehow.
Numerous problems with a minor league FB team. Equipment and travel costs and Stadium fees. Insurance premiums out the wazooo. If you want to see the future stars of the NFL the college games remains the only and best game in town.

Posted by: Stu27 | May 6, 2010 1:35 PM

hey stu, since you're a fan of the college game (which I only follow intermittently, mostly if I can catch it in person w/ the kids)... what do you think about BCS and possible solutions? do you favor a playoff format, or happy with the bowl and poll system?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 6, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

@ casavaLeafs

By your metric, Brian Urlacher (0 seasons with 10+, 3 seasons with 5+), and London Fletcher (0 seasons with 10+, 1 season with 5+) are also colossal failures.

I'm more inclined to propose that your argument is a colossal failure.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | May 6, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

is there a person earth happy with BCS? bowls are for a long gone era....college playoffs now!

Posted by: chrislarry | May 6, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

My turn:

Beep beep!

Posted by: beep-beep | May 6, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

If I understand the situation correctly, Lavar is a deacon, so he is used to speaking publicly in a church. He may not speak with perfect diction, but he will probably do so passionately. He might be full of beans, but he probably means what he says.

Portis shows no class for critcizing a eulogy delivered years ago.

Did Clinton speak at Sean's homegoing? I don't know. I wasn't there.

Sean Taylor was a great athlete and one of many young people taken before their time, but the cult of 21 worship doesn't sit well with me.

If Jackie and Sean's offspring recieve a healthy cut of each Taylor 21 jersey, "RIP 21" skully or hat, then I'm all for it.

If not, all you sentimentalists are doing is lining the pockets of Dan Snyder, who has brought our once proud team to the brink of ruin.

Posted by: hatchlaw | May 6, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Marko Mitchell showed flashes of potential,but to say he is pro bowl material is silly. He's no different that say James Thrash or Albert Connell who had awesome preseasons a dozen or more yrs ago and turned out to be solid (Thrash) and mediocre.

Posted by: fullonfully | May 6, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Marko Mitchell showed flashes of potential,but to say he is pro bowl material is silly. He's no different that say James Thrash or Albert Connell who had awesome preseasons a dozen or more yrs ago and turned out to be solid (Thrash) and mediocre.

Posted by: fullonfully | May 6, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

so "p1skunk" switch up ya facts cuz their garbage what you tryna kick knowledge

Posted by: casavaLeafs | May 6, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse


I see you and Clinton Portis took the same English classes.

Anywayz, cuz I be thinkins that choo needz 2 rechek yo fax; cuz I dun lookt'em ovah n itz pritty legit.

Take LaVar's 3 "peak" seasons from 2001-2003 (before he got injured and had trouble getting back on the field).

Over those 3 season LaVar averaged:

93 tackles, 6 sacks, 1 INT, 3 FF, 8 PD


Compare that to the last 3 seasons that DeMarcus Ware has played (2007-2009) including this past one where he was voted all-pro. Ware has averaged:

75 tackles, 15 sacks, 0 INT, 5 FF, 4 PD


So what is so superior about Ware's production to LaVar's???

Ware has obviously found a niche as a more elite pass rusher in a 3-4 scheme, but based on the production, LaVar was actually the better "all-around" linebacker - more tackles, better in coverage, even while getting sack production and causing turnovers.

Take your illiterate crap to another blog...brutha...

Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

skinsfanintampa....where do you go to watch the skins? been down here 3 years (live basicaly on st pete beach) and still cant find a place with a bunch of skins fans.

ever listen to the Mark B(sp?) show on ESPN 1040)?

Posted by: TampaBayareaRedskinsfan | May 6, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Clinton, English please... English. I love you, but can't make out what you are trying to say.

Posted by: ericroks | May 6, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

lavar is a chump. It doesn't matter how it was said, everyone knows what Portis was saying. For lavar to do that is just pathetic......

Has he paid the people who worked at his resturant yet??? What an A-Hole!!!!

Posted by: punchdaclock | May 6, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

RI should be limited to when their is something relevant about the skins to report. This is garbage. J.R please let us know when a redskin farts too.

Posted by: ged0386 | May 6, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Dang yo, that be the shizzle be talkin 'bout some beef wif 'Var and Portiz
knwn what ima saying cuz?

Posted by: nowhine | May 6, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

CP does talk like he works on a fishermans boat off the gulf cost. Keeping it real does not have to mean speaking broken English in a public format. I am sure Bobby Bowden, Steve Spurrier and Dale Earnhart Jr sound like a banjo when the cameras are not around but at least they clean it up when they are interviewed. Come on CP. Who dat is?

Posted by: ged0386 | May 6, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

hessone

I think you should change DISSIPATE TO DEFAECATE.

Posted by: ged0386 | May 6, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Dang yo, that be the shizzle be talkin 'bout some beef wif 'Var and Portiz
knwn what ima saying cuz?

Posted by: nowhine | May 6, 2010 3:53 PM

Needs more work. And no one really uses the slang word shizzle anymore. Snoop just uses it to sell stuff to the yuppies who want to be down with the hip hop culture.

Posted by: ged0386 | May 6, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Everyone hold it.... Lavar was asked, by Sean Taylor's family, to speak. he did not offer it, he was asked. If the family asks you, you must have been close. you dont just let anyone speak at a funeral. I actually wanted to know, did Cp speak at Sean's funeral (I am asking a question ??) Lavar has even gone out to say that he calls the family and Sean's fiance every week to see how everything is going. Lavar's wife and Sean's fiance are close friends. I am not chosing a side but I think CP should just shut his hole and worry about his job. This is beyond childish but it is par for the course :)

Posted by: rvanags | May 6, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Could someone please tell me how a grown man who attended an accredited university could have such a tenuous grasp of the English language? My 8 year old daughter speaks better than Mr. Portis. He had best thank God for the N.F.L. when he kneels to pray at night, because without it he would be wearing a paper hat and a name tag somewhere.

Posted by: Mathonwy | May 6, 2010 8:25 AM


That goes for most of todays athletes and entertainers, not just portis. Does Paris Hilton ring a bell? I am sure Tom Cruise was on his way to being a CPA before he got into that acting thing. John McEnroe was going to be a psychiatrist.

Posted by: ged0386 | May 6, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Everyone hold it.... Lavar was asked, by Sean Taylor's family, to speak. he did not offer it, he was asked. If the family asks you, you must have been close. you dont just let anyone speak at a funeral. I actually wanted to know, did Cp speak at Sean's funeral (I am asking a question ??) Lavar has even gone out to say that he calls the family and Sean's fiance every week to see how everything is going. Lavar's wife and Sean's fiance are close friends. I am not chosing a side but I think CP should just shut his hole and worry about his job. This is beyond childish but it is par for the course :)
__________

Just in case Clinton Portis stans didn't see this...

AGAIN!!!!

Posted by: cbmuzik | May 6, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Thank God for Clinton Portis. This gives the post writers something juicy to write about. If we weren't reading this, we be doing some more stupid polls.

For Example:
What record do you predict of the upcoming season? What grade do you give the redskins draft? Blah, blah, blah!

Posted by: wizardman | May 6, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

When you are going to call someone a "disappointment" then you are absolutely grading someone on a relative scale - disappointing compared to what??

Or put another way, what's the threshold that LaVar had to attain in order to NOT be considered a "disappointment"?

Some draftnick talking heads said that LaVar was a potential hall of famer and so that's the standard we are comparing him to???

If that's the way it works - that #2 picks are supposed to be Hall of Famers b/c a Mel-Kiper wannabe said so - then the large majority of highly rated draft picks are pretty much "disappointments".

So if he played nicer with his coaches and didn't get injured then he wouldn't be a "disappointment"?

Posted by: p1funk | May 6, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

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I would say he was disappointing relative to the pick he was taken with, and what the vast majority of folks in the know around the NFL expected of him.

I don't know exactly what the threshold is - I just know for me it isn't even debatable that he is below it. He had one good season in 10 years. How can that be anything but a disappointment for a guy that so much was expected of?

What else are we going to compare it to? Nothing? Most people believed Lavar was going to be a perennial star. He wasn't - he was a let down. When he was drafted, if I could look into the future and tell you exactly what was going to happen, wouldn't you have been disappointed, or would you have said "nah, that's good enough for me"?

If he hadn't been injured? Maybe. If he hadn't been a dummy with the coaches? Maybe. Who knows? It couldn't have hurt if he hadn't had those problems, but he did.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | May 6, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

PLEASE GET RID OF THIS CANCER! HIS BIG MOUTH IS NOT WORTH THE DESTRUCTION OF THE WHOLE TEAM! THERE ARE MANY PLAYERS WHO CAN BLOCK AS WELL AS THIS IDIOT! F-PORTIS! HE WILL FUMBLE AWAY HIS SEASON AND THEN GET INJURED OR TIRED! BOOK IT!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | May 6, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Will someone please get that multi-millionaire an English lesson? No wonder everyone thinks the U is a bunch of idiots. I teach high school and if a kid spoke like that in my business class, it would do with a few lessons in proper speaking on the spot. Even if he is "right", he is wrong because he can't speak English. Cut his overpaid childish XXX! A dog can run in Shannahan's system as has been shown over and over again. When will character and representing the team in a positive light be taken into consideration?

Posted by: KDSmallJr | May 6, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Can someone arrange a celebrity boxing match for these two? I would pay to see it!BTW, F-Dallas!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | May 6, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Did Portis graduate from high school or even attend a class at Miami? He sounds like some dude on a street corner in southeast.

Posted by: MKadyman | May 6, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Anyone that doesn't get that LA's career was a disappointment just does not understand what was expected. You draft a guy #2 and he comes with all this talent, athleticism and promise. You see him as the next LT only bigger and faster, and then you find out that he has a 10 cent head, can't play within a scheme and is a cancer because he goes behind everyones back to have private talks with the owner when he is not happy. The "Lavar Leap" nevr worked in the pro's like it did at college, and good coaches learned how to exploit the fact that they just had to show him a little of the ball to get him out of position and then exploit the fact that he never stayed in position. His last year we lost three games by 50 yard plus touchdowns in the last two minutes or OT. All three of them, were screens to RB that Lavar ws supposed to be covering but instead was trying to lay the wood to a QB that was using him.

Every year except Schottenheimers year he played without discipline with a mixture of blown plays and sportscenter knockout hits. The former got him cut by two teams and the latter got him a couple pro bowls until they figured him out. He had his best season while under Schottenheimer, but didn't like the structure and got him fired. He is a diva. He should have been a bigger faster LT, instead he was a dummer, weaker Monte Coleman or Ken Harvey. Injuries were an excuse at the end of his short career. He was dinged up as most are after a few years, but since he never learned to play the game properly, as soon as he was not bigger, faster, and stronger than everyone else he could not compete.

HE was a waste of talent and that is why people dislike him so much. His agent let him sign a contract that was not what Lavar thought he was getting because it was the eleventh hour and the agent wanted to get his cut. He thought Lavar would be too stupid to remember. Lavar over valued himself so that he is the only guy Snyder ever overpaid that did not get to keep all the money. He paid it back to get out of town so he could show everyone how wrong the Redskins were. He got to his next team and found out it was no different. Can't learn the defense and play your position means no playing time except when reckless pass rushing is all that is expected. Even Peirce told the coaches to not play him.

He had no choice but to retire. he was finally exposed for the over hyped disappointment he was and is. He now fuels his ego with a small but loyal following that lets him say whatever he wants as long as they share their hatred of Daniel Snyder. Sounds like easy work if you can get it, just like how he played. Pot shots and no substance.

Posted by: dbrine1261 | May 6, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

LaVar thinks he walks on water. His radio show is always about his ego and makes him out to be some kind of superhero. My memories of Lavar have been rather negative, i keep revisting plays where he blew the coverage and teams scored on vital drives. Now he sits in the studio and provides comments about chmpionship, heart of winner..Blah..Blah he should be taken out of slot and soemone interesting person should be put in his slot

Posted by: maz3 | May 6, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Arrington & Portis, two of the biggest dopes, God ever created.

Posted by: dashriprock | May 6, 2010 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Heeba sayba ima fooo but he da fooo heba dont ba know jack ba

Posted by: pquick6165 | May 6, 2010 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Wow. I am a Ph.D. candidate, and I speak very well, including when I choose to use slang... The point is/would be?

Anywhoo, I can respect what Portis is saying, but after all this time has passed, it prolly would be better to let sleeping dogs lie. Hoping that Clinton keep a low pro and just busts his _ to compete, stay healthy, elevate his game and help this team win! Other than that, not so interested in what he's uptight about...

Posted by: ntlekt | May 6, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

I'm with CP on this one... LA got up and gave his self serving 'seeing Sean Taylor die made me feel like I should have treated my teammates better' spiel. OK... both guys aren't exactly Mensa candidates, but CP is 10 times the football player and 10 times the man that Lavar Arrington was or will ever be.

Posted by: alwayswaitingtilnextyear | May 6, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Wow, CP really sounds illiterate.

Posted by: fan1 | May 6, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

I wonder why the two of them never jumped Lavar.

Fear?

Maybe Santana didn't want in on it?

Maybe CP likes attention.

A LOT.

A whole WHOLE lot.

Question: "How many Miami Hurricanes does it take to jump a Nittany Lion?"

Answer: "more than are on the Redskins." Thank God.

Portis accidentally exposed himself as, not only a coward, but a coward who was too scared to even be a coward by "jumping" somebody.

By the way, I never took hazing as a joke either, but I never asked anybody to "help" me with a bully. There's nothing about a bully that a sawed off bat to the face couldn't fix.

Posted by: Thinker_ | May 6, 2010 11:48 PM | Report abuse

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