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Old 01-01-2006, 09:45 PM   #16
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Re: Can't say it enough, let's give it up for Portis

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I guess that trade with Denver wasn't so bad after all, huh naysayers?
I don't know if I'd go that far.

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He's not quite the homerun hitter he was in Denver, but I'd argue he's a more complete back now.
Well, the ball travels farther in Denver.
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Old 01-01-2006, 09:47 PM   #17
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Re: Can't say it enough, let's give it up for Portis

After the S.D. game, i went insane about how Portis wasn't doing cut backs and wasn't being explosive. I guess that committment back to the running game provided him a spark. He is a complete player and i hope there is some way he can stay with us for an extended amount of time.
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Old 01-01-2006, 09:53 PM   #18
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Re: Can't say it enough, let's give it up for Portis

The guy is an absolute beast - seams tough as nails too. I love how his jersey is the dirtiest one on the field, all stretched and tattered out of shape too. The guy just keeps on working - takes a big hit, gets back into it. He seems to be getting alot of small injuries here and there but somehow manages to get back on the field and keep going.

Just a phenominal all around back - blocking, catching and running.
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Old 01-01-2006, 10:21 PM   #19
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Re: Can't say it enough, let's give it up for Portis

i was going to start a thread exactly like this but i'm always posting things like this about Portis so it's really good to see it from somebody else.

* Portis is the TOUGHEST, HARDEST PLAYING M.F. on this team *

that guy is a piece of iron, taking all kinds of punishment while producing for us ALL YEAR, and no matter how hard he's hit, or what tough inside play vs. an 8 man front (that he knows will hurt his avg.) is called, he's ALWAYS back for more. i don't think i've seen him take more than 3 PLAYS off much less a GAME. he blocks defensive ends just as hard as he hits the miniscule holes he's given, showing how much he cares about the TEAM and not his stats.

he's done it ALL in EXACTLY the way everyone said he COULDN'T: Smash mouth, physical, inside, singleback, pass protecting, hell, even pass THROWING. those 200some lbs doing more physical Gibbs style Redskin football in a season than well, ANY REDSKIN BACK IN HISTORY according to the all-mighty stats.

with Brunell hurt and limping, and Santana and Cooley out of the gameplan, i have to just agree with the latest bandwagon jumping words from Howie Long "he carried the team to the playoffs on his back" . not to mention, you know it's not all horsesh*t when Cowboy commentator [Aikman] is singing all the praises in the world to the guy who just eliminated his former team from the playoffs..

not only is the 'little' guy still on the field after every hit, block, or catch of this crazy season of tough close games, he's done it all with the biggest SMILE on the team.

Clinton Portis ladies and gentleman, just like you said Matty, the MVP of the Redskins this season. what you think Santana and Brunell would've connected so much if Portis hadn't knocked over that blitzer? Look again, he's easy to recognize -

he's always the Redskin with the dirtiest uniform.
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Old 01-01-2006, 10:21 PM   #20
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Re: Can't say it enough, let's give it up for Portis

Well said. I appreciate anybody playing with mad heart, and Portis does. I'm glad he is on our team. That guy is a great back. Way to go Big P. He should get extra jacked-up to playing in fla.
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Old 01-01-2006, 10:33 PM   #21
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Re: Can't say it enough, let's give it up for Portis

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I don't know if I'd go that far.

Well, the ball travels farther in Denver.

I would. Portis has proven himself a true Redskin and workhorse. Hard to argue against him now.
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Old 01-01-2006, 10:51 PM   #22
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Re: Can't say it enough, let's give it up for Portis

A true Redskin.
Everything we could have wanted in a back:
  • Runs Hard and fast
  • Catches
  • Blocks
  • Throws Touchdowns
  • Great Costumes!
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Old 01-01-2006, 11:04 PM   #23
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Re: Can't say it enough, let's give it up for Portis

Hell yeah. Portis saved our season, and he's shown he's willing to play hurt, catch passes, recover fumbles - do whatever it takes to help the Skins win. All hail Jerome from Southeast!
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Re: Can't say it enough, let's give it up for Portis

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on that note... **** THE EAGLES FANS... they were throwing shit at Portis's mom??? Thats it... I'm going out of my way to go to every eagles game and stomping the shit out of everyone I see wearing green until I get arrested. These guys are horrible, and they pride themselves on being the scum of the NFL....on top of that they act the same at our house as they do in theirs, and I've had it. I agree with the rules of Fed Ex that we should be gracious hosts for the most part, but these asswipes are bringing it on themselves.
You said it, man. Ironic that "Philadelphia" means "City of Brotherly Love", eh? They are the worst fans in the N.F.L. They've booed Santa Claus before, remember? I once attended a game at Veteran's stadium and some Eagle's fan threw coffee at me BEFORE I even got into the stadium!

On the other hand, OUR fans are pretty darned civilized and courteous. Did we abuse the Dallas fans a couple of weeks ago? Not in a way that crossed the line - from what I saw it was very good-natured.

Oh, and Portis is the most exciting RB we've had since Riggins. He's truly fun to watch and you get the impression that he's having a hell of a good time, too. I'm very happy that he's eclipsed Stephen Davis's team season record.
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Re: Can't say it enough, let's give it up for Portis

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I don't know if I'd go that far.

Well, the ball travels farther in Denver.
uh.....huh?
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Old 01-01-2006, 11:14 PM   #26
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Re: Can't say it enough, let's give it up for Portis

Portis is the man! That TD in the philly game proved, as well as the tough yards he grinded out in the last two games against the Giants and Dallas is an amazing testamanet to how he adjusted from a Denver style offense to the Gibbs offense.

Kudos to Portis, and most importantly, Kudos to skins fans for staying strong, believing, and let's enjoy our status as the playoff team for this coming week. I for one did not expect us to make it this season, and I'm glad I was wrong.
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Old 01-01-2006, 11:23 PM   #27
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Re: Can't say it enough, let's give it up for Portis

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I guess that trade with Denver wasn't so bad after all, huh naysayers?

I've been critical of Portis and the trade since Day One. And I still say that the front office probably gave up too much to get him. To me, it was a questionable transaction purely in terms of the pricetag. But that's not the fault of Portis. Up until the last five games, I looked at him -- along with the team that surrounded him -- as an average player, and nothing particularly special. But he, and the team as a whole have turned themselves completely around and are on a roll. At this point, there is no doubt that he has fully adjusted to this offense and its schemes, and has developed a cohesive rhythym with the O-line.

27 carries and 112 yards still doesn't quite equal an eye-popping average, but it's getting the job done. I don't think anyone argues with that. The heroes today were the defense and the 6 takeaways. Without those, this game is lost.

When this team was 5-6, I was unimpressed with Portis, Joe Gibbs, and the team altogether. Obviously, a five game winning streak and clinching a playoff berth changes things. Everyone who pays attention to professional football has just witnessed Joe Gibbs turn a perpetually struggling team into playoff contenders. I don't know if I agree with Howie Long and others who say that it was solely the play of Clinton Portis that carried this team. It would have been tough to do it without him, but many others have stepped up too.
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Re: Can't say it enough, let's give it up for Portis

I think both us and denver benefitted with the trade
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Old 01-01-2006, 11:48 PM   #29
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Re: Can't say it enough, let's give it up for Portis

offensively, portis carried the team. the defense really played good , especially towards the end of the game. portis seemed to get stronger and stronger as the game went on. nice to see him get the redskins single season rushing record.
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Re: Can't say it enough, let's give it up for Portis

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I've been critical of Portis and the trade since Day One. And I still say that the front office probably gave up too much to get him. To me, it was a questionable transaction purely in terms of the pricetag. But that's not the fault of Portis. Up until the last five games, I looked at him -- along with the team that surrounded him -- as an average player, and nothing particularly special. But he, and the team as a whole have turned themselves completely around and are on a roll. At this point, there is no doubt that he has fully adjusted to this offense and its schemes, and has developed a cohesive rhythym with the O-line.

27 carries and 112 yards still doesn't quite equal an eye-popping average, but it's getting the job done. I don't think anyone argues with that. The heroes today were the defense and the 6 takeaways. Without those, this game is lost.

When this team was 5-6, I was unimpressed with Portis, Joe Gibbs, and the team altogether. Obviously, a five game winning streak and clinching a playoff berth changes things. Everyone who pays attention to professional football has just witnessed Joe Gibbs turn a perpetually struggling team into playoff contenders. I don't know if I agree with Howie Long and others who say that it was solely the play of Clinton Portis that carried this team. It would have been tough to do it without him, but many others have stepped up too.

I agree with you on many points. I think what Long meant was that when it comes to a ball controlled offense that relies heavily on a running back, Portis has been THE guy to step up to the plate and deliever. You have to be a workhorse in this offense, and Portis has proven that he can be as such. It is also true, you have to consider Moss, Cooley, the defense......also Brunell. He hasn't been a Hall of Famer, but he's contributed to this team's success.
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