Clinton Portis is a good blitz picker upper. But he’s a better interview than he is a blitz picker upper.

This morning during his regular spot on the “Mike Wise Show” on WJFK-FM, Portis said that he spent the bye week in Russia.

Host Wise and co-host Holden Kushner expressed disbelief, and pressed the gimpy tailback for details that would confirm that he had really gone that far east. Portis wouldn’t play.

“What happens in Russia stays in Russia,” Portis drawled.

I’m still not sure if he indeed went to Russia or if he’s gonna be back in the lineup for Monday night’s game with Philly. But, damn, that was good radio.

*Extreme apologies to The Great Dan Steinberg for filching his Steinography tack. Steinberg, like Bob Wills, is still the king.