Found December 22, 2011 on
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Clinton Portis’s many media appearances this week didn’t lead to any definitive statement on his football future. He sure seems done, but you kind of expect that he’ll come out and say it at some point.
The closest he came, that I saw, came in his Web chat for ESPN.com, and it went like this:
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Earlier this week, a unique fan creation showed up at Redskins Park in the form of a Redskins-themed championship belt. And why not?
The belt comes to Ashburn from James Makle, a firefighter from Prince George’s County, who made the belt for himself a few years ago. As he stated in his accompanying letter, he was sending the letter to the team so that...
There are still two games remaining, but linebacker Brian Orakpo may see his sack numbers dip for the second year in a row. Orakpo had 11 as a rookie in 2009, 8.5 last year and has 7 through 14 games this season.
Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said despite that stat, Orakpo is still improving as a football player.
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Roy Helu has been limited in practice all week but said Thursday he now feels “really good.”
The rookie running back suffered injuries last weekend to his toe and knee, according to the injury report, and Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said it affected him in the game against the Giants. Helu he was tackled awkwardly Sunday and felt a lot of pain earlier in the week.
Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett and his defensive backs have said all season that interceptions come in bunches and if they continued to do their jobs effectively, eventually they would experience a breakthrough.
The Redskins finally had that day last week against the New York Giants, when they intercepted Eli Manning a season’s-best three times. Cornerbacks...
The Washington Redskins have listed starting running back Roy Helu and starting right tackle Jammal Brown as questionable for their game Saturday against the Minnesota Vikings.
Helu, hampered by knee and toe injuries, and Brown, who has missed the last two games because of a strained groin, were limited in practice this week. Both players have said they are hopeful that they can...
The Redskins didn’t do much right defensively in 2010. Amidst a tricky transition to the 3-4 defense, the unit finished the season ranked 31st. The change in philosophy was made more difficult by the lack of true 3-4 personnel, and so naturally Mike Shanahan made wholesale changes during the offseason.
It started in the draft when Shanahan passed on several quarterbacks and selected...
Having transcribed more Clinton Portis radio interviews than possibly any living human, I was thrilled to learn that the former Redskins star would be on both Mike & Mike and Colin Cowherd’s program during a Tuesday trip to Bristol. Portis made headlines virtually every Tuesday in D.C., and this would be like a nostalgic trip to free blog traffic land.
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It’s hard to believe that only a few short weeks ago, the Redskins media was considering the possibility of a 3-13 finish. It’s even crazier to consider that this team was once sitting at 3-1.
With each win and loss, the media has micro-analyzed the direction of this team, and we’re left with power rankings that reflect whatever the current mood may be. In the...
Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman has given the ball away 22 times -- 18
interceptions and four lost fumbles -- which ties him for the NFL
lead with Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers.
1. How will Roy Helu's injuries affect his impact? The rookie running back appeared on the injury report this week after totaling 116 touches in the last four games. Knee and toe injuries slowed him against the Giants last Sunday. The Redskins could limit his carries and give Evan Royster ...
After last weekend’s win vs. the Giants and the Browns loss to the Cards, Washington slipped out of fourth pick down to 7th. Then yesterday we find out that Matt Barkley has decided to stay for his senior year at USC, which makes things that much harder for us to pick a QB. After taking stock of the teams expected to have the top 7 picks and their needs, here’s how I think the...
Series: Redskins lead 11-9
Last Meeting(s): When Minnesota beat Washington 17-13 last season, then-interim head coach Leslie Frazier (coaching his first game) should have taken away only one thing: Donovan McNabb has become a very ineffective quarterback. McNabb was 21-35 with a touchdown and an interception, but the Redskins had numerous easy third down-conversions fall to the ground...