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Portis Denies Any Current Problems With Zorn

Redskins running back Clinton Portis has denied our recent report that he has demonstrated disrespect to coach Jim Zorn during offseason workouts.
How this story came about, I have no idea,” Portis told David Elfin of the Washington Times.  “There’s nothing going on.  There’s no beef between me and Coach Zorn.  We’re on good terms at this present moment.  There’s no problem.”
Portis admitted that there was a past “flareup” with Zorn, but that it happened “a long time ago.”  
Portis also told Elfin that we (as in PFT) are trying to make trouble where none exists.
Clinton, we honestly don’t give a shit.  We use the stuff we get that we think our readers will find interesting.  And when a credible source tells us that you mouthed off to your head coach during offseason workouts and another credible source corroborates the notion that you have no regard for Zorn, then it’s something we’re going to share with our audience.
And we assume that Redskins fans (including some bloggers who lack the ability to be objective because they’re more concerned about seeing their favorite team be successful than they are about getting to the truth) will blindly accept the version of the events being told by Portis and quarterback Jason Campbell and anyone else with a vested interest in keeping the team’s dirty laundry in the locker room.
The players and the team have an even greater incentive to keep any Portis-Zorn problems from offseason workouts under wraps if, as it appears, the player and the coach are mending fences.
“Me and Coach [Joe] Gibbs had a great relationship,” Portis said.  “We talked more than me and Coach Zorn do, but lately me and Coach Zorn been talking, trying to get on the same page.  Things been going good.  He understand me and I understand him.”
This implies that, prior to “lately,” there were problems between the two men.  And it’s possible (baseless speculation alert) that Portis now understands that, if Zorn goes after the 2009 season, Portis might not be too far behind him.

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68 Responses to “Portis Denies Any Current Problems With Zorn”
  1. Ganggreen86 says: Jun 22, 2009 12:56 PM

    Great retort Florio. Let’s only hope you’re right and he’s wrong, because the Birds need those 2 wins this year.

  2. WetHog says: Jun 22, 2009 12:59 PM

    I am a life long Skins fan and I am not blinded by the light when it comes to Portis or any other issues that might be alive and well inside the organization. Personally, I’d prefer Portis be shown the door. But how can the Skins do that with his cap number? They can’t, but even if some would want to kick Portis to the curb it would appear Portis and LiL Danny are kindred spirits of a sort. So Portis isn’t going anywhere.
    To quote a line from that great movie “The Program”, Portis is “Just another gang-banger with speed”.

  3. boleyn9 says: Jun 22, 2009 1:00 PM

    Florio deserves credit for posting this. Whether the Redskins want to deny it or not, Florio had the stones to confront this head on.

  4. 69ers says: Jun 22, 2009 1:02 PM

    Stand your ground Florio!! Portis needs an English lesson that’s fo sho. At least mush mouth Shannon Sharpe speaks in complete sentences.

  5. longdarkface says: Jun 22, 2009 1:11 PM

    I love Portis the Clown. I don’t know why he ever tries to take himself seriously. He’s not smart.

  6. BaltimoreSports says: Jun 22, 2009 1:13 PM

    LOVE IT!! The Foreskins continue to be a laughing stock…

  7. FinfanJim says: Jun 22, 2009 1:14 PM

    Looks like you topped your Corn Flakes with piss instead of milk this morning, Florio…
    What was that all about??

  8. JDinDC says: Jun 22, 2009 1:16 PM

    In the end…Portis has not earned any reasonable doubt that he is not, in fact, a prima donna pain in the ass. Teams are bigger than one person, Clinton.

  9. Slug says: Jun 22, 2009 1:19 PM

    Florio makes up another story. Film at 11.

  10. vinny cerrato says: Jun 22, 2009 1:20 PM

    I don’t believe florio jr. would like that language Mike. sounds like U MAD

  11. Stillers says: Jun 22, 2009 1:24 PM

    Did Florio just get gangsta on Clinton Portis? I like it!!

  12. vinny cerrato says: Jun 22, 2009 1:28 PM

    actually florio did try recently to start trouble for the skins recently. he tried to link them to favre,but when pressed for a reason or source,florio simply said Snyder could wake up one day wanting favre. if that’s not trying to kick up dirt…

  13. DCAdam says: Jun 22, 2009 1:29 PM

    Obviously, Florio, you do give a shit. You posted anonymous sources and quotes from Riggins from friggin’ January and claim it’s a story that’s going on now, with no actual proof. Looks more like you just want to drum up a story when there is none. Portis has a big head, and he’ll probably have tiffs with the coaches, but to spread rumors that there’s some deep-seeded disrespect while using anonymous sources is just shitty journalism on par with Perez Hilton. Stick to breaking real stories and leave the anonymous rumor-mongering to others. Reports from all over the place, including firsthand accounts, have contradicted your ‘report,’ so unless you want to offer up something more concrete, drop it. If it’s you versus everyone else, I’ll take everyone else.

  14. smehrnama says: Jun 22, 2009 1:29 PM

    Florio, just trying to drum up more readers before the move to NBC isn’t a good excuse to talk out of your @$$. Only Ace Ventura can get away with that…

  15. smiley says: Jun 22, 2009 1:33 PM

    “at the present time”…famous last words. Hail!!

  16. empty13 says: Jun 22, 2009 1:35 PM

    which silly hat was the maroon wearing this time?

  17. Daveskin says: Jun 22, 2009 1:35 PM

    You sound very defensive in this post Florio. Despite what you say, “we don’t give a shit” you come off as angry and petty. I understand. It must feel humiliating when Clinton Portis of all people expose you as a liar. I enjoy reading your site, but you really cross the line sometimes. Did NBC give you a talking to?

  18. isonic says: Jun 22, 2009 1:37 PM

    Ganggreen86 says:
    June 22nd, 2009 at 12:56 pm
    Great retort Florio. Let’s only hope you’re right and he’s wrong, because the Birds need those 2 wins this year.
    Hmmm, I do believe the Skins have beat the Eagles 3 out of the last 4 games they’ve played them.

  19. longdarkface says: Jun 22, 2009 1:38 PM

    Florio, what right do you have to report rumors? Leave that to the bloggers.

  20. bigstretch says: Jun 22, 2009 1:41 PM

    As PFT has recieved more attention in the last year and now with the NBC deal it seems as though PFT has aligned itself with owership and management probably in an attempt to gain greater access to information.
    This site used to be objective, but now it seems to becoming more and more about slamming the athletes that make the game what it is.
    Way to tow the company line Florio.

  21. freestyln says: Jun 22, 2009 1:41 PM

    Sounds like the same ‘Creditable Source’ that CONFIRMED Cutler to Redskins.
    Time to find a new source…

  22. freestyln says: Jun 22, 2009 1:44 PM

    Same ‘Creditable Source’ that CONFIRMED Cutler to the Redskins..
    Time to find a new source

  23. isonic says: Jun 22, 2009 1:45 PM

    BaltimoreSports says:
    June 22nd, 2009 at 1:13 pm
    LOVE IT!! The Foreskins continue to be a laughing stock…
    Oh you sad Ravens fans. You’re redheaded step children of DC and love bashing washington sports whenever you have a chance. As you can see, DC can care less for Baltimore, just like it always has.

  24. obscenery says: Jun 22, 2009 1:47 PM

    keep the language! You didn’t sound mad at all. You sounded like every other person who casually use “shit” in a similar way to how “spit” is also used as a curse word by the Ned Flanders of the world. It’s actually refreshing to read articles by people write how they speak.
    Kids get used to swear words at a really young age. It’s a healthy part of growing up.
    Transformers: the Movie, from 1985 has the word “shit” in it, and that was made specifically for kids. I think it’s a safe word to use in your column.

  25. NinerNation says: Jun 22, 2009 1:48 PM

    Finally someone stands up to the idiot athletes. Good job Florio, I forgive you for bad-mouthing the Niners all offseason.

  26. gameday says: Jun 22, 2009 1:50 PM

    “And we assume that Redskins fans (including some bloggers who lack the ability to be objective because they’re more concerned about seeing their favorite team be successful than they are about getting to the truth) will blindly accept the version of the events being told by Portis”
    That quote is very true, but if you subsitute the words Patriots instead of Redskins, and Belicheat instead of Portis, then you have described the cockroach, bandwagon fans of New England exactly.

  27. BravesOnTheWarpath says: Jun 22, 2009 1:50 PM

    Reporting non-existant stories can really hurts ones credibility. Whats with the foul language, your the one that tried to make a story where there clearly was not one. Quit being such a hater. Hail!

  28. phatSkins says: Jun 22, 2009 1:54 PM

    Stand by your report Florio!! i am fully behind you and your sources.(Jason La Canfora?) On a sad note I still keep the Terry Bradshaw family in my thoughts since their loss.

  29. Orangello_Jones says: Jun 22, 2009 1:56 PM

    “And we assume that Redskins fans (including some bloggers who lack the ability to be objective because they’re more concerned about seeing their favorite team be successful than they are about getting to the truth) will blindly accept the version of the events being told by Portis and quarterback Jason Campbell and anyone else with a vested interest in keeping the team’s dirty laundry in the locker room.”
    First off the 3rd person reference to yourself when you’re speaking about your own opinion is so over the top arrogant that even you need to lose it Florio. It’s right up there with the whiny posts complaining because some other media outlet referred to your site as “an internet source” instead of blazing your url in bold. It’s a textbook insecure cheesedick move.
    2nd as has been previously pointed out you most certainly do give a shit, if you didn’t then no need to respond eh? Let your work speak for itself if you’re so confident in the sources. “I dont give a shit, but bhere let me throw down 500 words to prove that I actually do”. Yea right, who are you kidding Mike?
    3rd you’ve been floating turds on the Redskins for years now and those of us who actually DO have inside sources (ie players and people who actually work at Redskins park) know that you aren’t above just throwing crap against the wall to see what sticks. Case in point the retirement of Joe Gibbs. You predicted and with some fervor a few times that Joe would be quitting and hanging it up. You did it every single year like you had some scoop and it never came to pass and you were just as defensive then as you are now. That’s just one example, I can go on and cite more if you’d like. If you don’t want flak for blowing Redskins rumors and news then being correct a little more often than you are would help a ton. Why SHOULD anyone believe you when it comes to this team when you so obviously DO care and obviously have an agenda against this team. Like you’ve said countless times, you’re no journalist so don’t try to convince anyone you’re objective. It’s cool we all know you’re a just another fan like many of us, what’s so lame it’s almost comical is your refusal to just admit it and get it over with.
    4th and certainly not least. You are far from the only one with sources league wide and from all indications your “Redskins sources” blow goats. I have actual inside sources as do others who I’ve checked with and not a single one is able to corroborate your story with anything other than 6 month old news from John Riggins who among other things after holding out an entire season, repeatedly falling asleep in meetings and urinating on people and things in his drunken escapades has ZERO ground to be criticizing Portis on. The fact is Portis has been more productive and a more willing teammate than John Riggins ever was. So please if your source actually has information that isn’t dated and old news then feel free to offer it up. But don’t bitch about the lack of trust in your word on Redskins news, it a reflection of your credibility on the subject, nothing more.

  30. HarrisonHits says: Jun 22, 2009 2:01 PM

    “Florio, what right do you have to report rumors?”
    Gee a rumor posted in the Rumormill…… how surprising.

  31. Orangello_Jones says: Jun 22, 2009 2:02 PM

    “Joe Gibbs is gonna retire because his wife wants him to”…every year until it happens. Even the blind squirrel finds the nut eh Mike?
    Cutler to Washington confirmed, signed sealed delivered…oh wait.
    Like I said Mike, it’s not about being thin skinned or bitter it’s about credibility and when you blow enough stories in a row on a specific team yours goes down the toilet with all of the turds you’ve floated on the topic.

  32. supermassiveblog says: Jun 22, 2009 2:04 PM

    I read you retort as needlessly mean-spirited. You obviously do “give a shit.” All players, fans & bloggers spin. Get over it.

  33. redskin4lfe says: Jun 22, 2009 2:05 PM

    What a joke , lets see Portis is selfish, he is buddies with the owner , and he cannot stand Zorn and ,disrespects him in front of the team.
    I think when you win consistantly this stuff is a non issue. Fans get caught up thinking professional football is like their 9 to 5 job , well folks it is not. Sports is entertainment and a job for special and gifted athletes wo get paid a lot of money by slick wealthy owners.
    Just because these athletes get paid a lot of money it does not mean that they all of the sudden act the way that you want them to act. Portis is the best offensive weapon the Redskins have and he has been consistant. He did not accumulate 1400 yards by a great and gifted offensive line now did he? He did not get 1400 dollars by a stellar passing game? Teams lined up 9 in the box and he still got it done. He is the only player who has shown grit on the offensive side of the ball by blocking and protecting the quarterback.
    All you jealous and ignorant Redskin fans and beat writers need to get a grip on reality , how far Portis goes is how far the Redskins go and don’t get it twisted. And for all you Betts idiots Betts has no speed, agility, burst, or awareness. He definitely cannot protect Campbell with his blocking.
    Also for those of you who like to equate professional football with your 9 to 5’s how many of you like your boss? You suck up to him or her because you have too!, Portis doesn’t need Zorn, he should respect him but he doean’t need him. As long as this team goes out and performs on Sunday by winning thi soff season BS is just that

  34. says: Jun 22, 2009 2:11 PM

    It seems as though the Redskins can never have an offseason without something going wrong. Oh well, what’s one more year in the basement of the NFC East for them.

  35. Leonitas21 says: Jun 22, 2009 2:11 PM

    Florio= Eagirls fan.
    Gangreen86 must have missed those two games against the Skins last year. Ease up on the drinking.
    BaltimoreSports= I wish, for your own good, that you Ravens fans would stick to what you know best(probably soccer or softball), because you haven’t gained the right to be mentioned with real fans yet.

  36. BurgNGold says: Jun 22, 2009 2:15 PM

    Ahhh, how I love the simple minded ravens fans. Every chance you get you run your mouths about my beloved Redskins. Here’s to hoping the schedule is expanded to 18 games, and my Skins can beat that azz once every year in an annual beltway battle. Funny thiing is, skins fans dont give a rat’s azz about ravens fans….. why? Because we are better you, that’s why. Count the rings, b*tch!!! I know, I know, you’ve only been around for a few years, nowhere near as long as the Skins have. Ya, well we have a moron running our organization right now, so how about them apples? Portis doesn’t need grammar lessons, he speaks absolutely fine for his neck of the woods. Best watch what you say, SOUTHEAST JEROME DOES NOT PLAY!!!!!

  37. BurgNGold says: Jun 22, 2009 2:28 PM


  38. purpleguy says: Jun 22, 2009 2:32 PM

    For cripes sake read the frigging heading on his blog — “Rumor Mill”. This site has never held itself out as hardcore 3 or 4-source journalism — that’s why it’s so fun to read.

  39. sn@ke says: Jun 22, 2009 2:34 PM

    This reminds me of the TO dust up last year, all of the idiot homers came out of the closet and accused the media of picking on the Cowboys…everyone was a hater, blah blah.
    Fast forward to the summer of 2010, Zorn gone, Portis to Buffalo or some other desperate, secondary market team.

  40. brmorgen82 says: Jun 22, 2009 2:45 PM

    Why would the Redskins give this disrespectful scumbucket $50 million dollars again with no chance of getting out of the deal? Oh yea, they don’t know how to run an NFL team.
    E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!!!

  41. mikeyhigs says: Jun 22, 2009 2:50 PM

    I’m surprised at the number of people upset about Florio posting a rumor (with or without sources ) in the “Rumor Mill”

  42. BaltimoreSports says: Jun 22, 2009 2:59 PM

    @ isonic,
    You can have the Deadskins in DC. Sorry, in Landover, MD where they actually play in that ugly facility you call a stadium. In the real and more important parts of Maryland, we’ll just let the Ravens continue to make the Foreskins more and more irrelevant, won’t we?

  43. Slug says: Jun 22, 2009 3:02 PM

    ~=~=~The Florio Article Generator~=~=~
    A [unnamed/anonymous] “source” [close to/involved with/linked to] (the) [player/organization] has told me that [guess/speculation/mad-lib/dart at a board/assumption] [will/has] happen(ed) (with no proof or grounding whatsoever).
    Ta-da! “News”!!

  44. Humpty Dumpt says: Jun 22, 2009 3:02 PM

    two uses of shit in one day…I don’t remember that ever happening before.
    Trying really hard to reassure us that nothing will change with NBC eh?

  45. KCSkin says: Jun 22, 2009 3:06 PM

    You still consider two sources who have proved to be completely wrong “credible”?
    That’s good humor.
    Oh well, it’s a page hit and that’s the whole idea.

  46. drummer2177 says: Jun 22, 2009 3:08 PM

    Florio, I cannot fathom the use of the language and your angle in this retort. Everyone know Portis is a primadona and everyone knows your distain for the Redskins.
    Why dig deep to refresh a story that is half a year old?
    You are well versed and intelligent when it comes to your stories, insights, and ideas; I am saddened by your tone and they way you have stooped to this level.
    Oh, I’ll still visit PFT, but have I lost a great deal of respect for you.

  47. jon1321 says: Jun 22, 2009 3:13 PM

    Wow. You’re really standing up to Portis! You must be really brave to write about a guy on the internet!

  48. BTD5504 says: Jun 22, 2009 3:13 PM

    Florio gets defensive when a story he has no basis for is found to not actually be true!
    You say this…. “And we assume that Redskins fans (including some bloggers who lack the ability to be objective because they’re more concerned about seeing their favorite team be successful than they are about getting to the truth) will blindly accept the version of the events being told by Portis and quarterback Jason Campbell and anyone else with a vested interest in keeping the team’s dirty laundry in the locker room.”….well, yes, i will accept their version of the events. especially since your “sources” or “stories” are MONTHS old.
    Portis is a “different” dude. he is a bit of a primadonna and he can be a headache at some times….but he also puts up 1,600 yards rushing each year, plays hurt ALL THE TIME and is the best blocking back in the game HANDS DOWN. you can hate all you want, but the man brings it on Sunday’s and you CANNOT deny him that.

  49. Tempus fugit says: Jun 22, 2009 3:19 PM

    “…when a credible source tells us that you mouthed off to your head coach during offseason workouts and another credible source corroborates the notion that you have no regard for Zorn, then it’s something we’re going to share with our audience.”
    The problem with all of this is that there is no proof that your creditable source is indeed creditable. We have to rely on your word, and because of your frequent used of unnamed sources, it’s tenuous. You win no matter what, because Portis is denied access to his accusers. In the court of Florio (judge, jury and executioner), Portis is already guilty without being able to cross examine the witnesses you use.
    Portis has a track record of odd behavior and is perceived as a “me-first” guy. Fair enough, but you are developing a track record of reporting some stories with no concrete proof as to their validity. It’s best not to get defensive when the person being hammered by these unnamed sources calls you out.

  50. unclaimedfright says: Jun 22, 2009 3:19 PM

    “And we assume that Redskins fans (including some bloggers who lack the ability to be objective because they’re more concerned about seeing their favorite team be successful than they are about getting to the truth)”
    You could have edited this to be much shorter. It should read: “Some Redskins fans treat their favorite team like I treat the Steelers.”

  51. unclaimedfright says: Jun 22, 2009 3:21 PM

    “That quote is very true, but if you subsitute the words Patriots instead of Redskins, and Belicheat instead of Portis, then you have described the cockroach, bandwagon fans of New England exactly. ”
    And by cockroach, bandwagon fans you mean…ESPN and NFLN.

  52. Mangy66 says: Jun 22, 2009 3:22 PM

    If anything, Florio…the only thing this little hissy fit you just threw proves…is that you DO give two shits…and the Skins and their fans got under your (no pun intended) skin.
    You really need to MAN UP and figure out why you allow IGOR Wilson to link the Haynesworth and Landry (another you made up) to stuff about the Redskins that has nothing to do with either story.
    It’s too bad that you’ve let a lowly team like the Redskins and their fans get you riled up like this.
    Just goes to show that integrity is NOT one of your finer points.
    Yeah…I’ll still read your stuff…you have decent stuff…won’t deny that. But, it’s obvious that you have a hard time with objectivity.
    Me and every other Skins fan out there that read this got a nice little chuckle AT you on this hissy fit.
    And nice little poke at Jamie. Again…MAN UP JERK!!!

  53. bghaze7 says: Jun 22, 2009 3:24 PM

    First and foremost this is my first and going to be my last time commenting on this website. Your a journalist Florio and you just showed how much of a chump you are at your job. You broke the number one rule when it comes to writing exspecially on sports, you used vulgar language and you surly have a bias opinion when it comes to certain teams. You let someone get in your head and your spoke before you thought. Shame on you, i really hope NBC gets a hold of this, because i’m not going to watch the show, and nor will the redskins community. I would take a bet you wouldn’t say that you “dont give a s**t” in front of clinton’s face. I really hope clinton uses this as motivation and maybe he should dress up as you as one of his alter ego’s. Im thinking a pink tutu,wings, and a big red nose. You dancing ballerina fairy clown.

  54. bghaze7 says: Jun 22, 2009 3:31 PM

    Hey ravens fan’s we you not the team that gave the lovely 1-15 dolphins the only win 2 years ago. And mcgahee is a bum, start talking when you have a better tailback then us. And our stadium is the biggest in the nfl behind only the cowboys because we have the largest fan base. check the stats, were only second behind when it comes to money than the cowboys. What are you ranked again? Im sure its i the bottom 10

  55. gameday says: Jun 22, 2009 3:43 PM

    Wow! I had no idea that Redskins fans were just as much of little crying b!tches as Patriots fans are.

  56. Mangy66 says: Jun 22, 2009 3:43 PM

    Why are people responding to Ravens fans? Baltimore fans will always try to dump on our nation’s capital and their teams. It’s an insecurity thing based on Baltimore basically being a Suburb of DC. Get over it Balti-Morons!!! The fact that your city plays second fiddle to ours is a fact that will never change. Just go crawl into the hole you came out of, and stop trying to fight that losing battle.
    You’re almost as persistently hateful towards the Skins as Florio is.

  57. tchef02 says: Jun 22, 2009 3:49 PM

    Why is it that Florio bashes the “bloggers and fans” who blindly accept the version of the events being told by Portis and Campbell because they have a vested interest in keeping the team’s dirty laundry in the locker room, yet we as readers are to blindly believe Florio’s version of the story because he has a “reliable source”. Is that the same “reliable source” that told him the Redskins were looking to trade Laron Landry two weeks ago because he wasn’t at OTA’s?

  58. Ruh78 says: Jun 22, 2009 4:18 PM

    I don’t understand why people come to the defense by saying “well this is a rumor mill” etc., etc. Well, last time I checked, the likes of Peter King, Adam Schefter, Len Pasquarelli, and John Clayton also report rumors. This is not the New York Times or the Washington Post, but at the same time this also isn’t some amateur site done by a teenager in his basement. I mean, if Florio wants to brag about his deal with NBC, I would imagine that there needs to be some level of professionalism expected.
    This site is a good place to find stories from other newspapers/media outlets about the NFL. However, the stories that Florio comes up on his own are ridiculous, misleading, and extremely biased. If you are a football fan Florio, why do you insist on ridiculing and outright attack teams? I don’t know what has NBC seen on your website, maybe whoever made this decision is either not a football fan or at least not a Redskins fan. But I don’t understand how you can continue to get away with printing crap and still continue to function.

  59. Alpheratz says: Jun 22, 2009 4:33 PM

    Good stuff.
    Bring out the “evil Florio” more often. The one with the goat beard.

  60. cjpck44 says: Jun 22, 2009 4:52 PM

    Wow, what did Portis do to create this?
    He’s pretty much shut up except to say “give me the rock”. And he backs it up with his play. Maybe he is a bit verbal from time to time, but what has he done bad to his team?
    Smack women around ala Brandon Marshall? No.
    Completely badmouth his team and then next year say they’re going to the playoffs like Ocho Cinco? No.
    Drive drunk and hurt someone? Or just bump into them and flee the state like Marshaun Lynch? No.
    All he does is play tough. The only 2 comments he made last year concerned the O-line, which I’m a Redskin fan and the offensive line couldn’t pass block 5 wheel chair grannie’s. And because they couldn’t pass block he complained about the playcalling.
    Kind of like Anquan Boldin did, but he yelled at his coach on tv.
    So the guy plays passionately. And he’s not the sharpest guy around when a mike’s put in his face. But he’s far from one of those “idiot athletes.” He’s there all offseason and he backs up some of the toughest play in the NFL. He played last year with a torn ligament in his knee.
    Leave the guy alone unless you’re there to praise him as well. Throwing rocks is easy. He’s far from a prima-donna player that you guys describe him to be.

  61. turbodiesel26 says: Jun 22, 2009 5:08 PM

    I have to say that I have been pretty disappointed in your reporting so far this offseason. It is pretty obvious that you are spending a little more time pimping out your site to the likes of Sporting News and NBC, than actually reporting anything of fact.
    Anyone who would report anything that Jason LaConfora has to say about the Skins as fact is already starting the race 2 laps back. It is widely known, or at least I thought, that JLC has always had a jilted girlfriend hate towards Portis. I would have thought that you would have done your homework a little better than this. I guess this site has gotten a little burdonsome for you huh?
    I am going to give you a little free advice. I know you don’t like the Skins, being an Eagles fan and all, but if Jason LaConfora ever gives you a story to report about the Skins, ignore it. Especially now that you work for NBC. You will be kicked off the air in less than a season using him as one of your “credible” sources.

  62. empty13 says: Jun 22, 2009 5:12 PM

    Uh, the idiot athlete defended ookie’s favorite hobby.
    And he wears stupid hats.

  63. rtandler says: Jun 22, 2009 5:36 PM

    I don’t give a shit what Florio writes in the “Rumor Mill”. But he has to have thick enough skin to take it if what he writes is challenged.
    In fact, I’m much more concerned that a rumor mill item made its way onto Comcast Sports Net’s prime local sportscast.
    It’s not a news flash that Portis is a prima donna and that he and Zorn don’t always see eye to eye. It’s not a news flash that Portis was the same way when Gibbs was here but Gibbs indulged him more.
    But half a dozen people who are around Redskins Park every day have heard nothing of Portis telling off Zorn during OTA’s, which was the only “new” news in Florio’s original report. I guess you can’t prove a negative so he can’t be proven wrong.
    But, unlike Comcast, I will choose to be an educated consumer of news and sources and believe the people who are at the Park 50+ hours a week and be skeptical of what Florio said. In fact, I’ll be highly skeptical give his recent track record on the Landry and Favre “stories”, the latter of which was flat out made up.

  64. ham1 says: Jun 22, 2009 7:26 PM

    Baltimorons says it all….
    and bird fans, wheres your ring? Always flapping your begabbers and nothing to show HAHAHA….. STFU until you get one.
    Nothing, I mean nothing is better then seeing eagles fans cry every time they think they have it in the bag and blow it. Then they puff up there little feathers and start flapping their begabbers, over and over and over. It truly is funny.

  65. empty13 says: Jun 22, 2009 8:59 PM

    baltimore has a ring. they beat the gynauts several years ago. much more recent than the last skins sb win.

  66. unclaimedfright says: Jun 23, 2009 4:57 AM

    Wasn’t the Skins last SB appearance in the last millenium? Yeah. Y’all sound like delusional Dallas fans.
    The only NFCE team that has the right to give the Eagles crap about rings are the Giants, but let’s not let that get in the way of the idiotic “how many rings do you have dur dur durrr” rationale. You need SOMETHING to trash talk about – it sure as hell isn’t your recent record. Have fun at the bottom of the division again this year!

  67. Pola-MAUL-YOU says: Jun 23, 2009 7:08 AM

    “Stick to breaking real stories and leave the anonymous rumor-mongering to others.”
    This section is labeled “:Latest News and Rumors” for a reason.

  68. tryfuhl says: Jun 23, 2009 4:00 PM

    AHA U MAD!
    Seriously Florio, you’re the only one that seems to believe that you have “credible” sources on anything. It’s not just one team out there, every team’s fans think of you as a joke. Congratulations on the entertainment contract though, at least you piqued the interest of the correct industry for your blog.

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