The man clearly walked into this season not at 100%. That much is obvious. He also had a tendency not to practice during the week. In addition to his attitude problems, and decreased productivity, he will probably be cut from the Redskins, should it be an uncapped year.
But something tells me that CP, although an aging running back, still has some good value. I have a sick feeling in my stomach that if we let him go, a team like New England, which has an established system and good FO, will find a way to use him in a two back system, and he could be very effective. If thats the case, I'll be sick.
I think the only reason I will be okay with him leaving, is that for THIS organization, because of who the owner is and because he had a personal relationship to CP, he has to go. You can't be a real team when the owner has favorites like this. The reason why we are very good now is because we have a better TEAM, and we need team guys.
Should CP become successful somewhere else, Snyder has no one to blame but himself. He promoted the current locker room culture of "Clinton's the guy he can do whatever he wants" and it came back to bite him. It makes the head coaches job much tougher, when you can't even grill your star player without the boss looking over your shoulder. That, in addition to the fact that CP was paid like a king, pretty much defines his tenure here in Washington.
The guy is a warrior when he is on the field. No Redskin fan should ever question that. His biggest weakness was himself, the fact that he should have matured into the leader the team needed him to be. We needed him to be a guy who had a C on his jersey. That's just not his personality, I suppose. But he was not a good example to any of the young guys, because he was a very talented back who had poor work ethic. If he had improved that work ethic, he could have been one of the most productive backs in league history.
If CP has indeed played his last game as a Redskin, that's how I will remember him. A tough, talented player, who's work ethic and (at times) attitude did not allow him to fully reach his potential in the later stages of his career.