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Mattyk 07-02-2007 10:12 AM

Portis vs. Betts
 
I know we've covered this to a degree before but what the hell, it's slow right now so let's talk about it anyway.

Who will lead the Skins in rushing this year? Portis or Betts?

12thMan 07-02-2007 10:25 AM

Re: Portis vs. Betts
 
Unless he get's injured, I think Portis will be the leader. I think Betts will lead the running backs in receiving yards, however.

BigSKINBauer 07-02-2007 10:29 AM

Re: Portis vs. Betts
 
Well, the first topic of discussion would have to be the system that will be in place. IF it is a one back system, as this article claims [URL="http://redskins.scout.com/2/655551.html"]Scout.com: Scouting the 'Skins Running Backs[/URL], it will definitely be portis. Betts, as of now, has no shot to take the spot from portis and in that system portis will have far more yards. If we are going to play running back by committee then i hope it will be too close to call. I hope that both of them end up with similar carries and yards so that if either had more it wouldn't be statistically significant. Yesterday i was reading an article saying that they probably will be on the field together, much of the time. Betts' yardage really has to do with what saunders does.

How did Saunders balance LJ and Priest back in KC? I mean, when priest went down LJ picked up the slack(big time). But what where LJ's numbers like when Priest was the front man?

Overall, its hard to pick betts in this poll.

freddyg12 07-02-2007 10:34 AM

Re: Portis vs. Betts
 
[quote=BigSKINBauer;323482]Well, the first topic of discussion would have to be the system that will be in place. IF it is a one back system, as this article claims [URL="http://redskins.scout.com/2/655551.html"]Scout.com: Scouting the 'Skins Running Backs[/URL], it will definitely be portis. Betts, as of now, has no shot to take the spot from portis and in that system portis will have far more yards. If we are going to play running back by committee then i hope it will be too close to call. I hope that both of them end up with similar carries and yards so that if either had more it wouldn't be statistically significant. Yesterday i was reading an article saying that they probably will be on the field together, much of the time. It really depends on what Saunders does.

How did Saunders balance LJ and Priest back in KC? I mean, when priest went down LJ picked up the slack(big time). But what where LJ's numbers like when Priest was the front man?

Overall, its hard to pick betts in this poll.[/quote]

I really don't see them both on the field MUCH of the time. Saunders said that he wanted to use them both at the same time before last season, but I can't remember 1 play where that happened.

In passing plays it might be good, keep CP in to block & let Betts hit the flats, then let CP go out if there's no one to pick up. On running downs, Sellers is too good at what he does - maul people- to not be on the field.

The answer to the question though, is simply who will play the most games? whoever does, will lead the team in rushing, just like last year.

Sammy Baugh Fan 07-02-2007 10:34 AM

Re: Portis vs. Betts
 
I voted Betts. He's a bring yer lunch in a bucket and run over people runner. Portis will break again on us very early in the season I predict.

EARTHQUAKE2689 07-02-2007 10:39 AM

Re: Portis vs. Betts
 
I have Portis runninng for 1,534 yards and 13TDs and a pro bowl vote and Betts running for 717 yards and 5 TDs.

12thMan 07-02-2007 10:40 AM

Re: Portis vs. Betts
 
[quote=freddyg12;323486]I really don't see them both on the field MUCH of the time. Saunders said that he wanted to use them both at the same time before last season, but I can't remember 1 play where that happened.

In passing plays it might be good, keep CP in to block & let Betts hit the flats, then let CP go out if there's no one to pick up. On running downs, Sellers is too good at what he does - maul people- to not be on the field.

The answer to the question though, is simply who will play the most games? whoever does, will lead the team in rushing, just like last year.[/quote]

I think Betts tends to run the screen plays a little better than Portis. I could really see him creating some problems for defenses.

skins009 07-02-2007 10:43 AM

Re: Portis vs. Betts
 
I'm amazed how so many fans have such short memories. If you want a reminder of how good Portis is watch the highlights from the film room of the skins 5 game wining streak at the end of 2005 season. It will be clear to you again just how good a player portis is. Betts however is great to, especially as a receiver out of the backfield. Look for Saunders to utilize them both in some two back sets. Also if Suanders record in KC is any indication, there will be a plethra of yards for the both of them.

jdlea 07-02-2007 10:55 AM

Re: Portis vs. Betts
 
[QUOTE=Sammy Baugh Fan;323487]I voted Betts. He's a bring yer lunch in a bucket and run over people runner. Portis will break again on us very early in the season I predict.[/QUOTE]

He's actually not as good a power runner as Clinton Portis.

EARTHQUAKE2689 07-02-2007 10:56 AM

Re: Portis vs. Betts
 
[quote=jdlea;323497]He's actually not as good a power runner as Clinton Portis.[/quote]


He really isnt anything better than Portis. Portis is a top 5 back when healthy and has proved that. Betts is a nice backup who could start somewhere else.

skinsfan69 07-02-2007 11:32 AM

Re: Portis vs. Betts
 
Portis ans Betts again??? Wow. I thought we were done with this subject till the season started.

If CP can stay healthy, and that's a big if, he will lead the team in rushing. He is the more talented player. But Betts seems to be a better between the tackles runner and that is what this coaching staff seems to like. So who knows? All I know is I like both of them and I'm glad we have both.

Paintrain 07-02-2007 11:47 AM

Re: Portis vs. Betts
 
Portis will have more yards and TD, Betts will have more fumbles.

Redskin Rich 07-02-2007 11:49 AM

Re: Portis vs. Betts
 
Portis will be out at week 5 and Betts will run us right to the playoffs.

EARTHQUAKE2689 07-02-2007 11:51 AM

Re: Portis vs. Betts
 
[quote=skinsfan69;323511]Portis ans Betts again??? Wow. I thought we were done with this subject till the season started.

If CP can stay healthy, and that's a big if, he will lead the team in rushing. He is the more talented player. But Betts seems to be a better between the tackles runner and that is what this coaching staff seems to like. So who knows? All I know is I like both of them and I'm glad we have both.[/quote]


why is that a big if.


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