December 19, 2008
DESPITE HOW they've looked the past few weeks, the Redskins are not the Cleveland Browns. They are capable of derailing the Eagles' late playoff push, which would really make for a sour Christmas week around here. Washington will need some help from the Birds to do that, though. As dangerous as Clinton Portis and a solid secondary can be, back on Oct. 5, I thought the 'Skins were the better team along both lines of scrimmage. I'll be surprised if that remains the case on Sunday. Some Birds fans seem to be worried about the weather, which looks cold and maybe rainy.
February 28, 2004 |
Denver Pro Bowl running back Clinton Portis said a trade to Washington would be "a great opportunity," though he's still not sure the deal will happen. The Redskins and Broncos have agreed in principle to a trade that would send Portis to Washington in exchange for Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey. The Redskins would also throw in a second-round draft pick to get the third-year running back, who rushed for 1,591 yards last season. "I don't know what's going on," Portis said yesterday at a charity event held by Indianapolis running back, and former University of Miami standout, Edgerrin James.
November 21, 2004 |
Writer Winner Score David Aldridge Eagles 37-10 Washington's defense will be stout for two-plus quarters but will ultimately wear down - as the Eagles' tight ends cash in. Jim Johnson's crew is good for another return for a score this week. Bob Brookover Eagles 20-17 With Patrick Ramsey back in at quarterback and a tough defense that doesn't give up a lot of points, the Redskins become a potentially dangerous opponent. Bob Ford Eagles 31-10 Jimmie Johnson is going to blitz all day, but he's not going to catch Kurt Busch.
August 13, 2004 |
Clinton Portis didn't remain the NFL's richest running back for long. He's about to be overtaken by San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson. Tomlinson said yesterday that he had agreed in principle to a deal that will eclipse the eight-year, $50.5 million contract Portis signed with the Washington Redskins in the off-season. In his three years in the NFL, the Chargers star has rushed for 4,564 yards and 37 touchdowns. Tomlinson, the fifth player in NFL history to rush for more than 200 yards in four games, last year became the first to rush for 1,000 yards and catch 100 passes.
November 12, 2010 |
ASHBURN, Va. - Redskins running back Clinton Portis has missed more than a month with a groin injury suffered against the Eagles on Oct. 3, and whether he can play on Monday night is a fairly important bit of business. Nevertheless, the really big news apparently is what Portis was wearing on his head yesterday in the Redskins' locker room. That is, he was wearing a Phillies cap beneath a red hoodie. "I just felt like wearing red today," Portis said. "It didn't have anything to do with the Phillies.
August 31, 2007 |
What a difference a year makes. In 2006, running backs Edgerrin James, Clinton Portis and Carnell Williams were top 10 selections in the majority of fantasy drafts. Each was perceived as a can't-miss option, with Williams being the darling choice after his strong rookie season. But not much went according to plan. James struggled in Arizona and wound up with his worst yards-per-carry average behind a shaky offensive line. Portis suffered a broken hand against the Eagles in Week 10 that shut him down for the year, and Williams managed just 798 yards rushing for the Bucs.
October 20, 2008 |
It's easy to focus on talkative rookie coach Jim Zorn, whose West Coast offense surprisingly comes with a heavy dose of smashmouth. Or on Clinton Portis, who had a 175-yard game and is running better than ever. Or on Santana Moss, whose three spin moves essentially produced two touchdowns. Or on the fact that two straight games have hinged on long field-goal attempts in the final seconds. But how about some props for the Washington Redskins' defense? With several big plays, the Redskins shut down the visiting Cleveland Browns yesterday, 14-11, throttling a team that looked unstoppable against the world champion Giants only a week earlier.
February 24, 2004 |
The Denver Broncos are discussing a trade that would send running back Clinton Portis to Washington for cornerback Champ Bailey, a swap of two Pro Bowlers upset with their contracts, a source said yesterday. In giving up Portis for Bailey, Denver also would receive Washington's second-round selection in the April draft, the NFL source told the Associated Press. The deal would make sense because the Redskins went last season without an every-down running back, a must in the offensive system favored by new coach Joe Gibbs.
December 22, 2008 |
Each week, Daily News football writer Paul Domowitch will tell you the things he will be keeping his eyes on during that week's game. Here is how things panned out yesterday: 1. Red-zone success: An early-season problem had been rearing its ugly head again. The Eagles were just 2-for-7 in the red zone vs. Cleveland and 0-for-3 the week before vs. the Giants. Yesterday, there simply weren't many chances as the Eagles went 1-for-1 in red-zone efficiency and failed to score a touchdown.
August 25, 2012
To no one's surprise, the Steelers on Thursday fired special-teams coordinator Al Everest, whose units ranked in the bottom half of the NFL in kick return, punt return, and net punting average yardage last season. Everest, who held his position since 2010, was replaced with former assistant special- teams coach Amos Jones. "We are continually evaluating our coaching staff and support staff, and we have decided to go in a different direction with respect to the coaching of our special teams," head coach Mike Tomlin deadpanned.