• Welcome to the New BGO! We know you will have questions as you become familiar with the new software. Please take a moment to read our New BGO User Guide which will give you a great start. If you find potential glitches, please report those in the Possible New Site Glitches and Issues thread. If you have questions, post them in the New Site Questions? thread.
  • The 2020 Season will be the last for our little community. Following the final WFT game of the 2020 season, the site will close it's doors. We wanted to give you a little advance notice so that you could retrieve any photos, content, or other material from the site before it became unavailable, so that you could exchange contact info with anyone you may desire, and ensure that folks would forgo any site donations going forward. We have had a blast being your favorite Redskins and WFT watering hole for the past decade. We had a great run and each of you were a part of it. Thanks to all of you for your amazing contributions and camaraderie. You made this a special place.

Thank You Clinton Portis

One of many experimental iterations ...

Bulldog

The All-Time Great
Joined
Jul 19, 2009
Messages
15,492
Reaction score
385
Points
363
Location
Bethesda Md



Here you have a new head coach and GM coming in the door to evaluate the team and only an idiot would go on the radio and run down his quarterback in full view putting a target on his back.

But that's Clinton Portis, a player that still believes he can live by another set of rules.

Imagine the shock on Allen's face hearing about Portis' toxic behavior.

If this guy wasn't done already here I think he closed the deal yesterday.

If you are looking at creating any kind of chemistry and cohesion for 2010 as Shanahan must be, the imperative to jettison #26 just became stronger.

But then again nobody in Washington knows as much about Portis as Shanahan who drafted him in Denver.

My own feeling is that Portis probably knows with an uncapped year he is done in DC and is laying the ground work for one of those 'they blamed me and made me an outcast' defenses.

Joe Theismann said it best when he indicated that in his opinion Portis is close to the end physically and may never be a regular starter again in the NFL and he knows that but hasn't come to grips with it yet.
Posted via BGO Mobile Device
 

Lanky Livingston

The Commissioner
Joined
Jul 15, 2009
Messages
27,017
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Houston, TX

Florida Atlantic

I will say - this will be an excellent litmus test to see exactly how much power Snyder still wields, because if Portis stays, the ONLY reason will be because Snyder made it so.
 

Sarge

The Owner's Favorite
Joined
Jul 16, 2009
Messages
6,463
Reaction score
68
Points
128
Location
CTU

Air Force

A here I thought this was going to be a for real "Thank you CP for all you've done" thread.

Had me worried for a sec BD:laugh:
 

Bulldog

The All-Time Great
Joined
Jul 19, 2009
Messages
15,492
Reaction score
385
Points
363
Location
Bethesda Md


A thank you for sowing discord? :)

Did anyone really want to see Portis pass Riggins on the franchise rushing list?

The more I look at the two the more similarity I see between Portis and Gilbert Arenas.

Athletes who put up some numbers but don't win anything and then blame their teammates for everything that goes wrong.

I suppose that's one reason the Redskins were 4-12 and the Wizards were 10-20 to start the season.

Meanwhile, the Caps with a 'real' captain in Alex Ovechkin are in position to win their third straight division title and compete for a championship.
Posted via BGO Mobile Device
 

The Burgundy Ghost

The Starter
Joined
Jul 15, 2009
Messages
1,911
Reaction score
2
Points
36
Location
The Shadows of the Unknown

Navy Salisbury

I think the writing is clearly on the wall.

Don't even think about what Shanahan said about Portis and Campbell, just look at the body language.

When he discussed Campbell, he was loose and moved fluidly with hand gestures.

As soon as Portis came up, Shanahan stiffened and the look on his face spoke volumes about what he thinks of CP.
 

GibbsFan

Camp Fodder
Joined
Dec 24, 2009
Messages
84
Reaction score
0
Points
0


i noticed that too walking dead.
writing is on the wall.
 

Lanky Livingston

The Commissioner
Joined
Jul 15, 2009
Messages
27,017
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Houston, TX

Florida Atlantic

As soon as Portis came up, Shanahan stiffened and the look on his face spoke volumes about what he thinks of CP.
He originally shipped Portis to DC because of the same issues he is displaying here - attention whore diva syndrome. Shanny don't play that!
 

Jimbo

The Franchise Player
Joined
Jul 15, 2009
Messages
4,270
Reaction score
5
Points
68
Location
Columbia, SC


While possibly the best blitzer-picker-upper (thanks Bounty!) in the game, he just doesn't offer enough in the running game anymore to justify his huge salary. He's become, dare I say it, an average back.

If Mike decides to keep him around, on a VERY short leash I'm sure, then it's either because he wants him to earn part of that guaranteed contract or he thinks Clinton can still excel at the old cutback running game the Broncos ran.

Personally, I'm pretty certain Mike wants to take back the locker room and set the tone early. While he could use Clinton as an example to show the rest of the team how miserable he can make them when they spout off or play diva, I think he sets the tone from the get-go and sends him packing.
 

Bulldog

The All-Time Great
Joined
Jul 19, 2009
Messages
15,492
Reaction score
385
Points
363
Location
Bethesda Md


Parcells always cuts a tenured veteran who thinks he owns the locker room when he arrives with a new team to set a tone.

Expect Shanahan to do the same thing here.

Portis needs to go.

And someone in the organization needs to tell Albert Haynesworth to show up for camp in shape and ready to go.
Posted via BGO Mobile Device
 

Lanky Livingston

The Commissioner
Joined
Jul 15, 2009
Messages
27,017
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Houston, TX

Florida Atlantic

Mike, he has thrown everyone and anyone under the bus, not just Campbell. And no, I don't remember anyone questioning Campbell's toughness or leadership, just his ability to hold onto the ball and play QB in the NFL. :)
 

Lanky Livingston

The Commissioner
Joined
Jul 15, 2009
Messages
27,017
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Houston, TX

Florida Atlantic

Riggins is not on the team. I am not on the team. We are fans - its our job to BS about our thoughts on the team. Team MEMBERS aren't supposed to throw each other under the bus. You know another guy that does that? Terrell Owens.
 

Lanky Livingston

The Commissioner
Joined
Jul 15, 2009
Messages
27,017
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Houston, TX

Florida Atlantic

Seriously Mike? You honestly can't tell me you don't understand the difference between me and Riggo commenting, and Portis commenting. Have you ever been a part of a sports team? I'm honestly asking, not trying to be snarky or anything.
 

Lanky Livingston

The Commissioner
Joined
Jul 15, 2009
Messages
27,017
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Houston, TX

Florida Atlantic

Portis is Campbell's teammate, that's the difference Mike. If you can't see how teammates aren't supposed to throw each other under the bus, then yes, there's nothing I can say to change your mind, so I'll stop.
 

Lanky Livingston

The Commissioner
Joined
Jul 15, 2009
Messages
27,017
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Houston, TX

Florida Atlantic

Portis knows what is really going on the sidelines, Riggo dont.
Actually, according to his teammates, he didn't cause he wasn't there. He didn't practice, he barely watched the games and if he did, he was only on the sidelines for part of it. So no, Portis doesn't know what's going on anymore than Riggo or I do.
 

Sarge

The Owner's Favorite
Joined
Jul 16, 2009
Messages
6,463
Reaction score
68
Points
128
Location
CTU

Air Force

how did I know you'd be the first person to comment? lol

you've questioned sellers blocking too. you've talked about zorn too. you've talked about campbell's leadership if Im not mistaken. "He isnt fast enough, smart enough, cant do the job"...that all leads people to think you dont like his leadership skills.

Im just saying Riggins says the SAME thing and we all laugh like its so funny but when Portis does it somehow it is a curse and he is horrible for it.
Apples and Oranges. Like Lanky said, Riggins isn't trashing his own teammates. Nor did he ever. In the 82 or 83 playoff run (I can't remember which) Riggins laid in traction all week every week during the playoff run so he could play on Sunday.

Seen that kind of dedication from Portis?

Nope.

He got his clock rung, packed up his mangina and took the rest of the year off
 

Lanky Livingston

The Commissioner
Joined
Jul 15, 2009
Messages
27,017
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Houston, TX

Florida Atlantic

Apples and Oranges. Like Lanky said, Riggins isn't trashing his own teammates. Nor did he ever. In the 82 or 83 playoff run (I can't remember which) Riggins laid in traction all week every week during the playoff run so he could play on Sunday.

Seen that kind of dedication from Portis?

Nope.
Excellent point - Riggins paid his dues for the Redskins, he can pretty much say whatever he wants with impunity.

He got his clock rung, packed up his mangina and took the rest of the year off
According to some reports, he had barely practiced all year, before the concussion!
 

MisterPinstripe

2019 NFL Pickem Champion
Joe Gibbs Club Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2009
Messages
396
Reaction score
32
Points
28
Location
Winchester VA


lol...of course Portis didnt do anything at all for the skins. he signed and went straight to the sidelines. you guys are intentionally being blind and now just leaving stuff out so you can make your point. Portis has done plenty for this team and if you dont see it then thats a problem for you.

mangina? How many concussions have you guys had? How many times have you had your head hit by two guys at the same time?
I cant believe you are defending Portis for not only throwing his teammates under the bus, but also for not practicing this year and not being around the team or participating like he needs to be.

It doesnt matter what he did for this team in the past, what matters now is the negative effect he is having on the team at this point.

A person in the media talking about players on a team is completely different than a teammate saying something. Interesting how you seem to be ignoring what teammates are saying about Portis, but defend what Portis is saying.
 

kirbster

Guest
Portis is a cancer, period, and it's time for the bastard to hightail it out of town! His teammates hate him, and he's negatively affecting the team in every way. He brings nothing to the table anymore that's positive.
 

Elephant

The Commissioner
Joe Gibbs Club Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2009
Messages
24,822
Reaction score
461
Points
1,113

Florida State

Mike, I am willing to say that Clinton Portis played a pivotal role in the first playoff run in 05, but by the time the playoffs came around he was too beat up to have much of an affect.

He was a huge part of the second Gibbs II playoff run as well.

Since, he has had one good season and caused a lot of headache for the team. Mike, he is no longer the team player you admire for his hard work, he has become a cancer that infects the team.

I have had a serious concussion in my playing days. I ran into a goal post and was damn near out. A week later I was right back on the field only to get kicked in the mouth. The following week I was right back on the field. I am not talking about professional football here so I cannot transfer that onto Clinton Portis, but come on, he was placed on IR for the same injury that Michael Westbrook had and Westbrook came back to play. I would say that Westbrook's injury looked a lot worse!

Once again, I applaud your loyalty, but Clinton Portis is not the team hero many of us once saw as he ran for almost 1500 yards as a Redskin. He has become something completely different.
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 1, Members: 0, Guests: 1)

Private conversations
Help Users
    You haven't joined any rooms.
    Chat 0
    Top