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Clinton Portis Keeps Things So Medium They Become Medium Rare

Posted by Matt Terl on October 7, 2008 – 11:49 am

Photo by Mike Rudy

Clinton Portis was interviewed on the Dan Patrick Show today. No funny characters or anything like that, unless you consider The Most Humble Player on Earth to be a character. At least for the duration of this interview, Portis seems to have taken the message of “keeping it medium” completely to heart. The amusing results include describing the Redskins as “just scrapping to stay a part of the division” and naming Jason Campbell as the fourth best QB in the NFC East.

You can listen to the whole interview here, and I assure you that it’s worth it. For those of you without audio capability, here are a few choice selections.

Asked who the best team in the division is:
“Well, the Giants are the Super Bowl champs. They the team that everybody’s gunning for, and that’s the team who should have the spotlight. For us, we’re just guys trying to find a way to get to where they’ve been.”

Asked if you can say that Redskins have proven more this year:
“You can’t. Because the Giants won the Super Bowl. We didn’t. The Giants playing great, and you’ve gotta give them their credit. We really don’t even want that kinda pressure amongst us as a team, we don’t feel like we’re the team to beat in the NFL.”

Asked about the team being under the radar:
“Us as a team – we’re gonna go out and play like we under the radar, we’re not gonna give in to the headlines and ‘the Redskins the best team in the NFC East.’ At the end of the season if you call me back and you can say that, it’ll be a great conversation between us, but for right now, I don’t think we’ve done nothin’, we’ve taken it one game at a time, this season can easily turn around. So what we’ve gotta do is focus and find a way to continue to win.”

Asked for the best quarterback in the division:

“Gotta be Eli Manning, that’s the Super Bowl champ.”

Asked for the second best:

“Probably Tony Romo, he led his team to 13-3 last year.”

Third best:

“Well, I would think Donovan McNabb.”

And Jason Campbell?

“He the one flying under the radar.”

Plenty, plenty more in the interview.

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