In addition to Santana Moss’s weekly award, we just got the word as practice ended that Clinton Portis has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for October. So take all the numbers from the end of the Santana Moss post and add one more to them.
It’s rare that you can point to precisely the play that earns someone a weekly award, but that’s the case here. Santana Moss took part in one special teams play, an 80 yard punt return for a touchdown, and is now the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
It’s the fourth NFL-issued award for the Redskins, after Clinton Portis being Offensive Player of the Week for week 5, and Chris Horton’s Defensive Player of the Week for week 2 and Rookie of the Month for September.
Clinton Portis was named FedEx Ground Player of the Week for his performance against the Eagles, based on fan voting on NFL.com. A one thousand dollar donation in his name will be made to Safe Kids USA, which not only keeps kids safe but inspires Jason Campbell to rap. I think this one can safely be called a win all the way around.
As I mentioned earlier, getting Clinton Portis selected as the FedEx Ground Player of the Week is up to you guys. And Adam Schein of FOX Sports is already championing Portis for league MVP, which is nice but ultimately just speculation. This week, though, Portis was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his work against the Eagles, which is both factual AND not up for a vote. This is Portis’s third time receiving a weekly honor, and his second with the Redskins.
Another week, another Redskin nominated for an honor that you can vote on. Only one nominee this week, though: Clinton Portis is up for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week. On the one hand, it’s been nice having so many Redskins honored; on the other, that’s a lot less clicking for your tired, tired fingers.
Go vote; you don’t even need to sit through a town hall debate for this one.
That gentleman above this paragraph? That’s the Motorola Coach of the Week for last week. Congratulations to Coach Zorn; I emphatically recommend that you celebrate by watching NFL.com’s three minute tribute to the hip-hip-hooray, to Jim Zorn, and to George Allen. You won’t regret it.
Also, Chris Horton was named the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week. I am going to avoid making the by-now-obvious reference to Randy Thomas telling Horton that, I dunno, he gets all the Diet Pepsi he can drink for the rest of his life as part of this. It speaks well of the rookie that he’s already won enough awards to start completely burning out jokes about them.