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Clinton Portis said he thought the Redskins had the most talent in the NFL. Comments like that have been common in the Redskins' locker room for the past 10 years -- regardless of all available evidence. Not only is the view tolerated at Redskins Park, it is encouraged and marketed. Where does this fallacy arise? In the owner's suite, where the price of players is equated with their performance?

Many players were upset that Portis felt emboldened enough to make such a request [asking for Sellers to be benched], sources said, but the incident also served to highlight an apparent broader unhappiness with the running back among many of his teammates, who believe he holds himself to a different standard than them and often has simply chosen not to practice. These players say that Portis's behavior stems in part from his close relationship, at least in prior seasons, with Snyder.

I mean, where are we? Are we in some Third World dictatorship, where people have to tape secret messages on their blankets, hoping only for a covert flash of a TV camera to bring their message to The People? Is that what it's actually coming to? [On having signs confiscated at FedEx]

We make a mistake when we try to impose rational thought on the Washington Redskins management. An old adage says that you can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into.

Even the staunchest "Jim Zorn must go" advocate is averting his eyes today. What Daniel Snyder and Vinny Cerrato are doing to Zorn has all the class and subtlety of the William Wallace death scene in "Braveheart." Do we really need to see Zorn slowly disemboweled for our amusement?