PORTIS RANKS THE NFC EAST QUARTERBACKS

Redskins running back Clinton Portis, who is always ready to deliver an entertaining sound bite, ranked the quarterbacks of the NFC East during Tuesday’s edition of The Dan Patrick Show.
Portis placed Giants quarterback Eli Manning at the top, given that he is the reigning Super Bowl champ.
Next came Tony Romo of the Cowboys, because he’s the leader of a winning team.
Then came Donovan McNabb of the Eagles, because the team is always good under his leadership.
And finally Portis included his own quarterback, Jason Campbell.  Portis explained that, like the Redskins, Campbell is “flying under radar” and to just “pay him no mind.”
It was classic Clinton Portis.  But if T.O. had pulled a stunt like this, the crawl on ESPN would be proclaiming for the next 48 hours that “Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens rates Tony Romo fourth among all NFC East quarterbacks.  And also peed in his coffee.”

42 responses to “PORTIS RANKS THE NFC EAST QUARTERBACKS

  1. I don’t think CP is wrong in his rankings, even if he was being 100% serious. The NFC East has really good QB’s right now.

  2. Nice to compair Portis to Owens. Last time I checked he have never destroyed any teams or been accused of being a bad teammate. Owens is working on destroying his third team and he IS a bad teammate.

  3. That’s because TO has sold two Pro Bowl quarterbacks down the river. CP has actually been outspoken in his support for Campbell, even when the latter has stunk it up.

  4. If TO rated Romo the 4th best quarterback, it would be patently false. That’s why there would be publicity. If TO were on the Redskins and rated Campbell 4th, it would be no big deal.

  5. 3 of the teams have smart QBs who can manage a game. One of them does not. Check the standings and draw your own conclusions.

  6. He was just saying that his guys are preferred underdogs so they can play the “no respect” card. I definitely don’t think he meant to slight Campbell in the least.
    I agree that if TO did it and the Cowboys were in the same situation, (i.e., weren’t expected to do well), HE would get lambasted, but considering his past, he wouldn’t deserve the benefit of the doubt.

  7. Was he at least wearing one of his gay costumes?
    What a moron, I’m sure Brian Mitchell will have fun with this. I guess bad mouthing the offense isn’t enough for one month, may as well rank your QB last!

  8. Hard to disagree with Portis’ rankings really. If anything he uses the “flying under the radar” thing to get out of a potentially awkward situation, in as much as he ranked Campbell last.
    It doesn’t matter what TO says about anything, whether good or bad, ESPN are always all over it. Mike Florio isn’t much better.

  9. Is Campbell fourth in the NFC? Maybe. But he’s still one of the top ten in the league. The NFC East is just that solid right now. He’s a very good QB- some of the throws he’s put on so far this season have been mind-blowingly good.

  10. Portis’ agenda is to keep the Redskins off the radar. If you read his post carefully, Florio, you’ll get the message Portis is sending. His statement proves the Redskins aren’t drinking the Kool-Aid flowing so regularly at Valley Ranch.

  11. I think if T.O. peed in Romo’s coffee in front of him, he’d still drink it and say “I luh me some pee.” just to make T.O. happy.
    Getchya potty cup ready.

  12. They’re all very solid qbs. Manning is playing the best right now. Campbell outplayed Romo in Dallas and DMac in Philly.

  13. Wait, did Florio just accuse ESPN of mountain-from-molehill making regarding a TO comment?
    I do agree with the ranking by Portis, except I would take Campbell over McNabb at this point.

  14. I’m an Eagles fan, but I actually think Campbell is just as good as anyone in the NFL right now. The kid keeps getting better, eliminating mistakes, and he really seems like he’s getting comfortable with his position. If I were starting a team from scratch and had to pick one of the four starting QB’s in the NFC East, I would take Jason Campbell over all of them. Size, speed, accuracy, tight spiral, extrememly strong arm, and his command on the field is the one thing I noticed that he’s improved most on.

  15. “Donovan is better than Romo. He’s, you know, won playoff games. ”
    Trent Dilfer is better than Donovan McNabb. He’s, you know, won a Super Bowl.

  16. portis had been kind of quiet the past season or so… remember when he used to dress in various costumes after games? I want the Skins to do well just to see him do that again.

  17. Are you kidding me??? If TO said Romo was the 4th best, of course there would be an uproar. Why? Because Romo clearly isn’t the 4th best in the division. Reason why it’s no big deal for Portis to say it about Campbell is because everyone knows he is obviously the 4th best QB in the division. Portis isn’t putting his QB down, he’s telling it like it is. Campbell has a long way to go to prove he’s better than Manning, Romo and McNabb. The TO comparison is a joke!

  18. kjohnso, I don’t think you can say Campbell has to go a long way to prove anything. And I don’t think he is obviously the fourth best QB. He doesn’t put up gaudy numbers because this team is not built that way. Stats aren’t the only measure of a QB.

  19. You have to understand this is entirely tongue in cheek from Portis. He is not saying Campbell is the 4th best, not by a long shot. He really is not saying anything at all except that he hopes people keep sleeping on Campbell so that the Skins can stay in the underdog role they seem to prefer. The whole rankings is sham to set up the joke. The “pay him no mind” comment is a dead giveaway. He’s being sarcastic, and some of you just don’t seem to get it.

  20. “I think if T.O. peed in Romo’s coffee in front of him, he’d still drink it and say “I luh me some pee.” just to make T.O. happy.
    Getchya potty cup ready. ”
    Ah, yes, Cowboy coffee.

  21. I’d say that’s an accurate list, no matter how much the Philly fans cry about it.
    Also Florio, you would have been the first one to be writing entry after entry about T.O. if he were to say this about Romo. You are no different than ESPN, Fox Sports, etc. You would have killed T.O. for doing such a thing and you know it.

  22. Love T.O or Hate T.O, he sure brings out the emotion in people. He didn’t make the comment and more blogs are about him the Portis.

  23. Seriously?? Campbell has done nothing up til this season, 5 games. Sorry but Manning has won a super bowl, Romo has at least taken his team to the playoffs and Mcnabb has a long list of accomplishments to his name. Remember what happened when Campbell went out last season, the Skins were better? Sorry, but I stand by what I said, Campbell has a long ways to go to prove he’s better then the other 3 QB’s in the division, A LONG WAYS. Seriously, 5 games?? Don’t get me wrong, I am not hating on the guy or saying he’s not good, he just has to sustain what he’s doing this season before it should be a media uproar when his RB ranks him 4th best in the division.

  24. 4th best in the NFC East is still pretty good. I’m stuck watching what passes as QBs in the NFC North. Brutal.

  25. Don’t know Portis well enough to comment but I’d have to think he’s not this stupid. Must be some kind of “wink, wink” agreement in place with Campbell. Just head games. Hella funny copy though!

  26. We ask our athletes to be honest and when they are, we rip them apart or chastise them for giving the opponent “Bulletin Board” material. You show me one person at this level that isn’t competitive and a little cocky by nature and I show you Ryan Leaf. Let the dude have fun, his team is winning for now…

  27. kjohnso, JC does not have the skins on the wall yet. Neither do any of the others except for Eli, truth be told. You just state your opinions as if they are stone cold facts, which is why I responded. And this is not a media uproar. Florio likes to fan flames, even if the fire burned out a year ago.
    In my opinion, Romo has the most to prove. He has what many believe is the most talented club, yet he continues to make costly mistakes in tight games. The measure of a great player is not what he does against the Rams or Bengals, but what he does when it matters the most. Romo has fallen short every time.

  28. Portis’ Pockets Straight
    CP is doing what he do, the less teams pay attention to JC the less they prep for him, and he will dink and dunk down the field. Check the division record.

  29. Florio, way to take an unneeded shot at ESPN, as if you wouldn’t have posted an entry about it and got on your high horse about T.O., too!

  30. “kjohnso says:
    October 7th, 2008 at 12:28 pm
    Are you kidding me??? If TO said Romo was the 4th best, of course there would be an uproar. Why? Because Romo clearly isn’t the 4th best in the division. Reason why it’s no big deal for Portis to say it about Campbell is because everyone knows he is obviously the 4th best QB in the division. Portis isn’t putting his QB down, he’s telling it like it is. Campbell has a long way to go to prove he’s better than Manning, Romo and McNabb. The TO comparison is a joke! ”
    amen brother. Romo does have lot to prove having not one a playoff game and still making mistakes, however the Cowboys would not be one of the best in the NFL without him. Campbell has not done enough to put him at the top yet but he is on his way. The kid has game and there is no doubt, however lets see if he can last.
    I’m one of the first to admit I was wrong about Eli, however I’m still waiting on him to start tanking just because I don’t like the guy or the Giants. props are deserved however.
    McNabb? “raaaaaaaalph!!!…………on two let’s go” *claps as they break out of huddle*

  31. Trent Dilfer is better than Donovan McNabb. He’s, you know, won a Super Bowl.
    I agree Vox, Along those lines Brad Johnson must be better than Donovan Mcnabb to because he has also won a superbowl.
    Also Josh, are you kiding me? Romo has mounted several 4th quarter comebacks when the game was on the line. Why dont you do some reaserch on romo before you bash him. Also I know that Romo hasnt won a playoff game yet but Both of the Manning Bros didnt win a playoff game for several years.

  32. CBSmitty, I am not kidding you. My point is that Cowboy fans and ESPN elevated Romo to superstar status before he had done anything other than put up gaudy numbers. Romo was being talked about 5 games into his tenure as Cowboys starter. Why can’t JC be talked about the same way into his tenure under a new coach?
    Obviously, my definition of “when it matters” is different from yours. Fourth quarter comebacks are great, but let’s put them in context. Romo has shown for two years that he can’t do it in the playoffs. He might change that this year, but before he does, let’s stop sucking down the Kool-Aid.
    You have to include JC in a discussion of great NFC East QBs. If not, your team has even more to worry about after losing to the Redskins a week ago. If a 100+ QB rating is attainable by a lousy player against the Dallas D, then you guys are toast when you have to face Eli.

  33. Well said Florio. Finally a member of the media that doesn’t demonize T.O. If Romo were to sneeze and T.O. didn’t say “bless you”, ESPN would say there’s a division in the locker room.
    “bc says:
    October 7th, 2008 at 11:33 am
    Donovan is better than Romo. He’s, you know, won playoff games.”
    Hmmm…last I checked McNabb didn’t win a playoff game either in his first full season as a starter. And when it counted most McNabb, you know, choked.

  34. I never said That JC wasnt a good QB but Romo is better and I’m sure last year you wouldnt have been talking about eli like this. Speaking of Eli It seems to me he had to wait acouple of years before he won a playoff game.
    Hey all you TO Haters This should make you all feel like Asses. remember how ya’ll were bashing TO about him crying in the game and then Him saying God used him in that game? This article is what I got off the DallasCowboys website. If this Doesnt make ya’ll all feel like assholes I dont know what will.
    Here is the article
    During a Tuesday interview on Michael Irvin’s local radio show, Terrell Owens said the tears he shed Sunday were the result of a death in his family.
    “It was a stream of emotions that hit me,” the Cowboys receiver said.
    Owens said he talked with his pastor, who said his patience would be rewarded with a game-changing play, and he would be overcome with emotion afterward. His 57-yard touchdown catch and run in the fourth quarter gave the Cowboys a needed boost, and gave him a forum to express his faith in a postgame statement.
    The receiver had a troubling week leading up to the Bengals game. He took his share of criticism for some postgame comments following the team’s Week Four loss to the Redskins. On Sunday he caught just two balls, but showed his explosiveness on the second.
    “There are people in the booth that say I look troubled,” Owens said. “Don’t judge me based on what you think I said or what you think I meant.”

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