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Coach Clinton Portis: The Video

Posted by Matt Terl on June 15, 2010 – 11:05 am

When I wrote yesterday about Clinton Portis’s enthusiasm for running the kids through drills at Donovan McNabb‘s football clinic this past weekend, I worried (as I often do) that I wasn’t properly conveying the LEVEL of that enthusiasm.

Fortunately, Emmy Award-winning Redskins Broadcast Network producer Megan Imbert had Portis miked up for a chunk of the day, and she was able to cut together this video. It shows pretty unequivocally that, nope, I wasn’t conveying the level of enthusiasm at ALL.

http://p.castfire.com/UwIWI/video/353396/redskins_2010-06-14-114729.895.m4v

Some highlights, for those of you without the patience to watch two whole minutes of Clinton Portis gold:

  • The video opens with Portis reiterating his feeling that sharing a field with Eagles players in the offseason isn’t as unusual as fans might be inclined to think.
  • Which is fortunate, because at about 0:38, we get to watch Portis demonstrate drills with Eagles fullback Leonard Weaver. (That’s Weaver in the stylish boonie hat.)
  • And at 0:58, Portis starts handing out push-ups. And push-ups. And push-ups, a montage interrupted only to provide Portis with an occasion to explain why he doesn’t like practice. Then? More push-ups are dispensed.
  • The highlight of the entire video, though, comes at 1:58: the miked up chest bump.

So, in summary: Clinton Portis? Pretty good with kids.


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