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Zorn Not Bothered by Portis' Comments

From Jason Reid

Washington Redskins Coach Jim Zorn is not concerned about running back Clinton Portis's criticism of Zorn's West Coast scheme and Washington's offensive line, Zorn said today.

In a wide-ranging interview Wednesday about his career, Portis, Washington's top back since the 2004 season, said he wished he "could go to a team for one week with the best offensive line, or the team with the best scheme, and switch places with their back and see how others would do in this system."

And after Washington's revamped passing game - which features many three- and four-wide receiver sets - was mostly ineffective in a 16-7 season-opening loss to the New York Giants, Portis was open about his frustration having to dodge "all the people in the backfield, fighting just to get back to the line of scrimmage, and people [are] looking around like, 'Oh, he just missed it.' I'm dodging people getting the handoff, because nobody's really respecting us as a passing team."

Informed of Portis's comments after the Redskins' final practice before Sunday's FedEx Field home opener, the even-keeled rookie head coach appeared unfazed while continuing to praise Portis, who today stood by his comments. "Do I need to say anything to him? It depends on if it was tongue-and-cheek [sic] or serious as a heart attack," Zorn said. "I would say this: He has not shown any frustration at all out at practice. He's been everything that we've wanted him to be as we've started the football season.

"He's practiced hard and he's been willing to do it all. I mean, yeah, it is hard. He's right about that. But it's not because of scheme or where the passing game is. Those kinds of things, he might be concerned about 'em, but he doesn't have to be concerned about 'em. And I don't see him being concerned about 'em. He hasn't expressed anything like that to me."

Early in training camp, Zorn spoke of Portis's strong commitment to the team's offseason workout program, and Zorn has been pleased with Portis's effort in learning the new offense. Portis, who is close to owner Daniel Snyder, received a $9.3 million signing bonus in March and was guaranteed at least $15.7 million through 2010 as part of his restructured contract that helped the Redskins get under the NFL salary cap.

Portis has been among the strongest supporters of quarterback Jason Campbell -who struggled against the Giants - but lack of offensive balance could be a big problem for the Redskins, Portis believes. And although he occasionally fantasizes about playing in different systems, Portis today reaffirmed he is committed to the Redskins. That's good enough for Zorn.

"I do try to stay in touch with anything that might not be construed as a positive. I would want to know those things," Zorn said. "But he wouldn't have to worry about trying to leak it in the paper, because he's got to know that I don't read it anyway."

By Cindy Boren  |  September 12, 2008; 3:15 PM ET
 
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Comments

Forlorn Zorn

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

does la canfora have to buy his lame ass soccer jerseys in the kid's section?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 2:25 PM

================================

Nah, he gets 'em for free when going through old boxes at your moms house after he's given her "the business." Or is it your wife he gives "the business" to?

Ah maybe both, I can't remember which family member of yours is putting out to JLC, or the rest of us for that matter.

Posted by: Boo-Yah | September 12, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Those comments by Portis weren't specifically for this incarnation of the 'Skins. He's talking about the entirety of his career here, at least that's what I understood about the article.

I understand press is going to 'stir stuff up', but this really seems like a non-issue.

Posted by: Dik | September 12, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Zorn and Portis seem like the kind of guys who will man up and discuss that out between eachother. Neither strikes me as a "silent treatment" type.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 12, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

nroZ nrolroF

Posted by: Portis | September 12, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Portis needs to put up and shut up.
If he ran as good as he runs his mouth the Redskins O would be fine.
Why Gibbs and now Zorn puts up w/ the kiddie crap from him I'll never know.
He ain't that great.

Posted by: jotay13 | September 12, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Zorn is smart to let Portis be Portis. Zorn should perhaps learn the phrase, "his energy and effort on the field speaks for itself".

Portis is an interesting guy, but there is no problem here.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 12, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

dik, agreed. Much ado about nothing....

Its not like he was lying, the OL needs to have Buges foot up their azz.

Posted by: Greg | September 12, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Boo-Yah!
YOU'RE AN IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Abby24 | September 12, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

typical WaPo douchbaggery

Posted by: jonthefisherman | September 12, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Watch him have a breakout game in the next few weeks.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 12, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Hey R.I.

You guys say a prayer for us here in Houston!!! I hope IKE comes in and out quickly. Pray for generators at the local BW 3's. I know my Satellite will be the first thing to go!! I haven't missed a game probably since i was a kid and had to go to bed at halftime of Monday night games.

Posted by: CLEGG | September 12, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

typical WaPo douchbaggery

Posted by: jonthefisherman | September 12, 2008 3:14 PM

Now it's not JLC, it's WaPo.

And of course it had nothing to do with Portis.

Posted by: psps23 | September 12, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

what he said was true. This teams passing game has been pretty weak and the play calling predictable the last 4 years. Hard to be an effective runner when teams stack the box on every play. 1st and 2nd everyone after portis, 3rd everyone after JC because he won't move.

Portis would be a good player on any team. Of course, he still should keep his mouth shut...

Posted by: BobOh | September 12, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Lack of blockers, West Coast O, blah, blah, blah. The Redskins problem is simple. The curse of lez boulez moved from the Cap Centre to FedEx Field in 97. The Redskins are the new Lez Boulez and will be until The Danny builds a new palace back at RFK

Posted by: T.K. Stackmoney | September 12, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Al, sorry to do this to you on your birthday and all but....I hope you're sitting down:

According to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post, the agent for Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin has said twice in the last eight days that Boldin would like to play for the Miami Dolphins.

The comments from agent Drew Rosenhaus came during guest spots on The Joe Rose Show, where we make a weekly pit-stop every Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. EDT.

On September 4, Rosenhaus acknowledged that he and Boldin have been pushing for a trade, and that Boldin would ”look nice in a Dolphin uniform, huh?”

On September 11, Rosenhaus said that “there’s a guy that [the Dolphins are] playing against that wouldn’t mind being in a Dolphins uniform in Anquan Boldin. . . . It’s a shame that he’ll be wearing a Cardinals uniform against the Dolphins, than the other way around.”

The Cardinals hold Boldin’s rights for three more seasons, through 2010. Boldin has said that he intends to fulfill his contract and then sign with a new team. The Cardinals have refused to trade him.

Posted by: Greg | September 12, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

typical WaPo douchbaggery

Posted by: jonthefisherman | September 12, 2008 3:14 PM

jonathan, you are an angry man. I always say "you are in control of you." If this place makes you so mad jonathan, why do you come back. See, by you being in control of you, you can make the choice to not visit a place that you don't like, jonathan.

Posted by: Judge Judy | September 12, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Portis has no heart and it shows in that article. He's all about himself.

There's 1000 yard rushers available that aren't even playing right now, but there sure aren't any top corner backs that are out of uni are there?

Champ Bailey should still be in a Redskins uniform and Betts should be the starting tail back. Instead we have a have a guy who likes to run his mouth, cries about getting hit, and nobody that can cover anyone.

Lame. Just another management/personel blunder by the Redskins.

The Skins are going to get killed this weekend. Brees may pass for over 400 yards.

- Ray

Posted by: Ray | September 12, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

PSP,

Eventually they will all blame the space time continuum for having an anti-skins bias.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 12, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

How do you get RI on twitter? I signed up, but now what?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:15 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Ray, seriously, Champ was ages ago, didnt want to be here blah blah blah...Ty Law is still unsigned...

Posted by: Zebra | September 12, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

CLEGG, you know we're all thinking about you and John D and everybody in the Houston area, that part of the Gulf Coast. Be safe.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 12, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

And for all you haters thinking Jla spins and grinds and everything else, he could have easily spun this story, but he didnt.

he is unemotionally attached to this team. Since we are, we come here for rational thought.

You want all good all the time from the skins, listen to Larry michael///

Posted by: Zebra | September 12, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

forget this crap, where the hoes be at?

Posted by: cc | September 12, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Was that Gibbs or Zorn? I couldn't tell.


Zorn is quickly learning Coach Speak in the Not For Long League.....

Posted by: 4th | September 12, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

I think the Redskins really need to revisit their defensive playbook. Through the preseason and in the Giants game, their zone pass coverage wasn't working well at all. When the Redskins are in their usual 4-3 setup with zone coverage, their cornerbacks let the receivers go to the next level after 5 yards. The problem is that the next level is the safeties, who start 20 yards back. This leaves huge gaps down the sideline for 10-yard passes. Either, they aren't running this zone defense right, or someone has to change these plays. The have a talented secondary, but that doesn't stop passes that are ten yards away.
This is something I feel needs to be addressed promptly.

Posted by: Lucas P | September 12, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

cHRis LarRY MIchaElS?

coincidence? I think not

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Happy birthday, Al Zeke!

Posted by: Cindy | September 12, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

+++Posted by: filling in for haters {yes, it's sarcasm doofuses} | September 12, 2008 3:01 PM+++

Plural of Doofus is Doofi, Big Guy.

Posted by: Corkczar, Crotchety Blog Peep | September 12, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Anon, go to twitter.com, log in or register, and search for "redskinsinsider." Click on the heading "Redskins Insider" in the search result, then add it or request to follow it or whatever the term is. Enjoy.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | September 12, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Reminder for Portis Haters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbCzdv9JXrs&eurl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05e_PdQEjRA

Yeah, you're right - he's terrible.. [:-\

sukkards.

Posted by: Dik | September 12, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Nate - we're hunkering down - I'm watching the coverage of the storm from Galveston and it literally is awe inspiring, the power that this sucker is bringing - waves crashing against the sea wall and spurting 15-20 feet or more into the air...

Clegg - whereabouts in H-Town are you?

Posted by: John D in Houston | September 12, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Portis, Washington's top back since the 2004 season, said he wished he "could go to a team for one week with the best offensive line, or the team with the best scheme, and switch places with their back and see how others would do in this system."

I agree the O-line is very average, and yet, here's Portis calling them out. Another malcontent, like Springs. When you are a TEAM, you practice and play together as one. I guess I'm too old school, but Cooley's blog makes me sick. He stinks up the field, missing blocks etc, and then cuts up in his kitchen making fried dough? Get some heart and start making freaking plays. Of course, JC may not be able to SEE him either.

Posted by: longsufferingskinsfan | September 12, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Lucas,

Did you see any adjustment in the 2nd quarter? I agree Plax got inside but no reciever was running free except the first pass by manning that rodgers read wrong.

Hey, at least we aren the rams DB;s

Posted by: Zebra | September 12, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Oh yes Happy Birthday Zeke, now tell us what it was like when you helped Columbus discover america...;)

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 12, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Al Zeke Whateva.......

Want Maurice Jones Drew?

Posted by: 4th | September 12, 2008 3:07 PM

4th! i want maurice. i'll give you carson palmer.

Posted by: dealer | September 12, 2008 3:09 PM

Good one Dealer. I'll take him, unless Zeke has something better???

Posted by: 4th | September 12, 2008 3:12 PM

Posted by: 4th | September 12, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

I think the Redskins really need to revisit their defensive playbook. Through the preseason and in the Giants game, their zone pass coverage wasn't working well at all. When the Redskins are in their usual 4-3 setup with zone coverage, their cornerbacks let the receivers go to the next level after 5 yards. The problem is that the next level is the safeties, who start 20 yards back. This leaves huge gaps down the sideline for 10-yard passes. Either, they aren't running this zone defense right, or someone has to change these plays. The have a talented secondary, but that doesn't stop passes that are ten yards away.
This is something I feel needs to be addressed promptly.

Posted by: Lucas P | September 12, 2008 3:27 PM

I agree. I thought last year the whole point of having the deep safety was so that the corners could press cover or play zone underneath without worrying about being beat over the top.

Last game it seemed like a cover-3, not a cover-1.

Posted by: psps23 | September 12, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Portis isn't an issue for Zorn, Zorn and Campbell need to see eye to eye, but Portis? Not so much. And I expect the line backer issue is part of why they kept all the young safeties and extra D-Linemen, play the "big nickel" more, extra safety instead of extra corner, and keep rotating the d-line.

Posted by: BluCollar Redskin | September 12, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Reminder for Portis Haters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbCzdv9JXrs&eurl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05e_PdQEjRA

Yeah, you're right - he's terrible.. [:-\

sukkards.

Posted by: Dik

Dik,

If only 1 play could win a game, then he'd have won a few for the Skins with vicious blocks. Too bad it takes much more than that.

Posted by: longsufferingskinsfan | September 12, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

The defensive thoughts: that's why they switched to more man halfway through the second quarter, and stayed with it in the second half against the g-men. Look for even more of it too, Blache really likes to lean on his corners.

Posted by: BluCollar Redskin | September 12, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Repeat after me:

The NO Defense is not the Giants defense.
The NO Defense is not the Giants defense.
The NO Defense is not the Giants defense.

(If the Skins don't put some points on NO, I'll join in the bi-polar group up here.)

Posted by: stumped | September 12, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

And for all you haters thinking Jla spins and grinds and everything else, he could have easily spun this story, but he didnt.

he is unemotionally attached to this team. Since we are, we come here for rational thought.

You want all good all the time from the skins, listen to Larry michael///

Posted by: Zebra | September 12, 2008 3:26 PM


So, you're argument that he is completely objective rests solely on the premise that "he could have easily spun this story, but he didnt". LMFAO

Posted by: Are you serious? | September 12, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

The Cardinals were the only NFC West team to win in week 1 and the only other 'good' team, Seattle, got blown away (by Buffalo was it?). Seattle has major injury problems as well. The Cards might be the clearest favorite to win their division of any team in football at this moment.

Meaning the Cards would be total and complete idiots to trade Boldin now. Of course, given their history ...

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 12, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

+++Zorn is smart to let Portis be Portis. Zorn should perhaps learn the phrase, "his energy and effort on the field speaks for itself".

Portis is an interesting guy, but there is no problem here.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 12, 2008 3:11 PM+++

So you say, but undercutting your coach especially when he needs you to get his back is not the kind of leadership on the field the team needs.

As I recall Zorn specifically asked Portis to be his leader, and clinton cooperated by staying in DC and working out. Now his other recent comments and these indicate, at least to impressionable players, that he's more a negative force than a team leader.

And Portis' complaints would have more authority if he, himself had been outstanding over he last few years. His under-four average doesn't exactly put him above the fray.

If he doesn't like the plays, he should talk to Zorn mano-a-mano, not take it to the Media.


Posted by: Corkczar, Crotchety Blog Peep | September 12, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

4th,
u can still get Jeff Garcia for MJD. Cant use him this week but good for the rest of the season.

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 12, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

4th, what positions are you looking for?

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 12, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

4th, let me mull it over. i just looked at my roster. i need a WR worse than i need a RB. sorry about that. and yes, i'm putting carson palmer on the trading block.

when as a head coach you air it out with the media, you ought not be surprised if your players start doing it too.

Posted by: dealer | September 12, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

4th, MJD looks like he's on Nate's team ...

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 12, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

carson palmer is the only currency i have...you can go thru my roster and see if you like anyone else. my whole roster is up for sale at the right price.

Posted by: dealer | September 12, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

There is talk of Garcia getting traded i though?

Posted by: Skinz | September 12, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Message to Jason La Canfora:

Dude you need to get into shape. I watched you on Washington Post Live the other night and man do you look bad. I mean the turkey-neck, pasty skin and big circles under your eyes...what's up with that, man?

I mean I know you've been busy and all with your move and family obligations, but Dude, this is FOOTBALL. You come into the season already this out of shape? I mean Trevor Maddox looked trim and svelte sitting next to you. What's up with that?

Dude, you're a good writer and all, but if you expect to have ANY future in TV, you've gotta lose the love handles, and man, get out in the sun occasionally. Please join a gym or at least invest in some running shoes.

Work obligations are no excuse. Dude, you are a SPORTS writer...you gotta look half-way in shape to command any respect whatsoever. Plus we wanna keep you around for a while so we can continue the jibba jabba up here.

So Dude, please get it together.

Posted by: Rodney | September 12, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Are you guys all in Nate's league?

Posted by: Skinz | September 12, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

4th, what are you trying to do man? MJD is indeed on nate's team.

Posted by: dealer | September 12, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

IKE--YIKES!

Those of you whose Moms wont' let you watch TV or who have been viewing the 24/7 News channels botch up what remains of journalistic standards, may not be aware of something.

Texas and Lousianna are about to to get their asses kicked.

I've been watching the (usually inept and/or boring) weather channel and they've owned this story so far, while the other clowns visit it and then rush back to their American Idol approach to political coverage.

The telling statement that Weather channel has repeatedly used is "catastrophic damage, and we don't use that term often."

It's much more dramatic and tension-inducing than whether or not Marcus and Malcolm can suit up.

If "Ike" wobbles one way Louisiana's low lands are toast. Wobbles the other and goodbye Galveston.

This damnn thing practically fills up the Gulf of Mexico and it is gonna mess up Texas big time.

This one's gonna make history.


Posted by: Corkczar, Weathergeek | September 12, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

yes, skinz. otherwise known as the best league.

Posted by: dealer | September 12, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

don't forget there are two leagues. Is one of you in RedCoats league?

Posted by: Skinz | September 12, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

he is unemotionally attached to this team. Since we are, we come here for rational thought.

You want all good all the time from the skins, listen to Larry michael///

Posted by: Zebra | September 12, 2008 3:26 PM

I beg to differ. I wouldn't put myself in the hater column just because I disagree with the assesments.

Remember, he regaurly (sp) compares us to the standards of his said team.

Also, there is a slight between WaPo and Snyder:

* Snyder snatched 20+ season ticket seats from them.
* Gibbs wasn't a favorite because he was tight lipped and took all the blame and never gave good sound bites.
* Cerratto made a blantant lie to throw the reporters off the JT55 Trade.

And that just the well documented cases. There are many other's that haven't crossed m mind yet....

Posted by: 4th | September 12, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Cork, Portis is always going to be a bit of a loose cannon.

Zorn needs to let people know that when it comes to Portis, his actions speak louder than his words. That block he threw on the Gints DE, that's Portis speaking loudly.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 12, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Agreed corky...thats a huge storm.

Al, I sent you a birthday card with a 'bonus points' gift card in it. Hope you got it...they're good most everywhere, and are considered the same as cash.....I'm pretty sure...

Posted by: Greg | September 12, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

My bad dealer and everyone else. That's my other league!

Posted by: 4th | September 12, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

John D and Suzanne ... I know you guys are probably way too busy hustling out of Houston to read this blog.

But if you do, wanted to let you know we're thinking of you and hoping for the very best.

Zeke

Posted by: AL Zeke etc | September 12, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Catching up...

"It felt pretty good," Washington said. "Just trying to test it. Don't want to do anything crazy and set it back. Just trying to see what I got. Still going to be a game-time decision. Still not sure."


Marcus Washington knows that there is a global noun shortage, and he's doing his part to conserve, so that the less fortunate will also be able to occasionally speak without having to resort to sentence fragments.

Can join Marcus in this quest, if conserve yours, too.

Posted by: freakzilla | September 12, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

That block he threw on the Gints DE, that's Portis speaking loudly.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc |

Posted by: longsufferingskinsfan | September 12, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

That block he threw on the Gints DE, that's Portis speaking loudly.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc |

Posted by: longsufferingskinsfan | September 12, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

i'm tierd of some of these clow's doging my man Loc's for bloging the truth.he tell's it like it is.who want's a yes man.i know i don't.i want a R.i. that tell's me the truth.

Posted by: D.C. | September 12, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

John D,

I'm in Spring... right now forecasting 85mph sustained up here...

cool web site
www.houstonhidefromthewind.org

Where abouts are you and Suzanne?

NATE, Thanks for the thoughts!!

Posted by: CLEGG | September 12, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

That block he threw on the Gints DE, that's Portis speaking loudly.

Posted by: AL Zeke etc |

That's it? He throws one great block and he can do what he please? There is an I in team then.

Posted by: longsufferingskinsfan | September 12, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

I was in the RedCoat league but jumped to Nates when we made the move to go from 2 leagues of 20 teams and 14 too 2 leagues of 16 teams.

I was the Baltimore Colts of Nate's League

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 12, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

beep

Posted by: Anonymous | September 12, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

everything Portis said is absolutely true....and really stupid. It smacks of steaming willie beamen calling out his team and is generally just selfish. How does he think his oline is gonna like hearing that crap in the news. Its the same guys here for years, so whether he was talking about Zorn's schemes or Gibbs' he was talking about the same blockers, there's just no way to spin it as he wasn't insulting somebody. He may think this, and frankly I do to, but it just isn't something you say, especially in week 2 of a new coach's regime after a bad loss.....anybody else get the feeling there is something brewing here between Zorn and CP? so far they don't seem to be on the same page.

Posted by: zjfr2 | September 12, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Damn it. I switched to Weather channel instead of the local news. The local news are saying this is going to be really bad but the Weather Channel makes it sound unlike anything I've heard locally.

You guys keep up Houstonians entertained so we can keep our mind off this terd, IKE

Posted by: CLEGG | September 12, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

It didn't take long to see how much arse Mr. Zorn had in his pants. Not much.

When he was told by Portis when and where he'd play and Zorn saw that 'lil Dano backed up his pal-Choo-Choo, it was clear, Zorn is nothing more than the next Danopuppet! Really an interum coach until Cowher can be bought.

Portis is one of the "entitled" inmates that run the asylum; his trade to the Danoskins was a joke when it happened and still a joke. While Champ has gone on to be the best covercorner in the league; Portis has shown nothing other than he was a product of the Bronco system. Oh yes, the matter of that #2 round pick to boot too!

He wants to go to another line? Good. Let's ship his lil' arse out to Mr. Al -- he'd love to run behind the Raider line! He'd need to become a master of disguise - just to go out in public!!!

Posted by: bulldog | September 12, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Scott Fujita and Mark Simeanu went down and re out for the year....

Posted by: 4th | September 12, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Once again, Jason Campbell proves that he is not an NFL quarterback.

The Redskins will finish with a 4-12 record.

It is time to get rid of Vincent Cerrato.

Too bad, Danny Snyder !

Posted by: Gary | September 12, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

I think he's saying stuff like that to stir up and challenge his teammates.

Posted by: charlie | September 12, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

It's funny how quickly CP's story has changed. One minute he loves the offense. The next, it's a bummer.

Sounds more like a fan than a player. Oh, Zorn, what have you done for me lately?

Posted by: Slobberknocker | September 12, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse

For the folks that were born yesterday and the ones as naive to be thought so,

the only reason little overpaid, underachiever - Choo-Choo-Portis stayed in town to train at the Danopark facilty -- it was a clause written into his contract! Period. Even Zorn mentioned that point, early on.

If he didn't do it, he didn't get that particular bonus/incentive!

TaDa!!

Posted by: ExtremeArt | September 12, 2008 8:14 PM | Report abuse

There are hints of players voicing their opinions more under Zorn. It appears that players are thinking that under this regime they are able to speak their minds as Zorn does. This is good for media but I am not sure if it is good for the team.

Posted by: tc | September 12, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

palabra a su madre jlac

Posted by: capitales1000 | September 12, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Zorn is the one who started the finger pointing but he has not gone far enough. Shawn Springs should have been told to play Thursday night or leave town. But nobody has the guts to get this organization serious about winning.

I totally support Clinton Portis and anyone else who is tired of this incompetent management and wants to win and will speak out about it. It is the "you overlook my lack of heart and I'll overlook yours" attitude that has destroyed the manhood of this team. It's the "everybody's getting paid" attitude-- don't worry about a thing.

The real men and emotional leaders like Brian Mitchell and Antonio Pierce get run out of town. What we are left with is a bunch of "yes" men for this "world class amateur" owner.

Posted by: hz9604 | September 13, 2008 8:10 AM | Report abuse

i believe that when you work for a company, you respect it,or leave. it seems loyaly has been dropped from our morals. weather it's sports or other, it stil applies. now if CP doesn't like to pratice full speed, only at game time will he GO full speed then may be we should trade for some one who will. instead of more wide receivers, maybe shore up OF line and DF line. maybe no one has a slot for mr portes. hmmmm

Posted by: JIM 007 | September 13, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

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