Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Redskins Forums > Redskins Locker Room


We traded for T.J. Duckett?

Redskins Locker Room


View Poll Results: Your opinion of Duckett coming to DC?
Love it 40 33.33%
Like it 42 35.00%
On the fence 29 24.17%
Hate it 9 7.50%
Voters: 120. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-23-2006, 04:50 PM   #211
Playmaker
 
BleedBurgundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 4,471
Re: We traded for T.J. Duckett?

I understand everyone's being cautious about this, but I couldn't be happier. We NEED a short yardage back. Duckett is one of the best in the league. I think we were all concerned about Portis' durability getting the ball 25-30 times in a game. This alleviates that concern.

I remember reading an article this summer where Portis had been talking about wanting Edgerrin James to sign with the skins to help share the load and keep fresh. That tells me that CP is going to LOVE this. That's not the case with every back as some guys see it as a threat to their job. If he wanted a quality back to team with, why not?

Every single person I know who is a fan of other teams (cowgirls, eagles, ravens, etc...) all asked me the same question: How do you guys do this under the cap? To hear the exasperation in their voices is a thing of beauty. They just get this confused look on their face that's impossible to understand.

Everyone worried about sending a 1st to the Broncos if we finish with a worse record has got to look at it this way: We put our money where our mouth is. Our front office had the balls to say TO A LIKELY SUPERBOWL CONTENDER that after everything is said and done this year, we will be the better team. How does that not psyche you up as a fan of this team?

Lastly, Joe Gibbs signed off on this move. That's really all I need to know.

Peace.
BleedBurgundy is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 08-23-2006, 04:51 PM   #212
Living Legend
 
Monkeydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: PA
Age: 35
Posts: 16,275
Re: We traded for T.J. Duckett?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 724Skinsfan View Post
This is assuming Duckett wants to stay with us as a goal line/change of pace back rather than the featured back (25+ carries a game). Something he already was grumbling about with the Falcons. He might but I'm not banking on him staying past this year.
Winning will be a lot more fun than playing for the Falcons though, so that could make him want to stay.
Monkeydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2006, 04:52 PM   #213
Living Legend
 
Monkeydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: PA
Age: 35
Posts: 16,275
Re: We traded for T.J. Duckett?

I bet I'm the shortest one here.
Monkeydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2006, 05:02 PM   #214
Living Legend
 
Monkeydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: PA
Age: 35
Posts: 16,275
Re: We traded for T.J. Duckett?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Buster View Post
I bet I'm the shortest one here.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MightyJoeGibbs View Post
Thats something we have to examine.

I'm 5'6".
Monkeydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2006, 05:16 PM   #215
Playmaker
 
724Skinsfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 3,507
Re: We traded for T.J. Duckett?

I heard a caller on the Dan Patrick show today mention that there were a number of grumblings in the Atlanta area about trading Duckett. It's nice to know we got someone that the other team or fan base actually wanted to keep.
__________________
"I hope I'm getting better. I hope you haven't seen my best." - Jim Zorn
724Skinsfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2006, 05:20 PM   #216
Impact Rookie
 
Redskin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: University of South Carolina
Age: 25
Posts: 577
Re: We traded for T.J. Duckett?

Well I like th eTrade but i dont like keep losing our draft picks. Rathe rhave gotten rid of Patten
__________________
University Of South Carolina '11
Go Cocks and Go Skins
#21#RIP Sean Taylor a TRUE Redskin#21#
<--Hey wheres my green approval rating?
Redskin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2006, 05:30 PM   #217
Impact Rookie
 
VTSkins897's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Richmond, VA
Age: 31
Posts: 890
Re: We traded for T.J. Duckett?

i have a feeling this will a great move... it doesn't seem to make sense given, at least what i thought, our depth at RB.

but i think the combo of CP and TJ will be awesome.
VTSkins897 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2006, 05:54 PM   #218
Playmaker
 
Defensewins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 2,917
Re: We traded for T.J. Duckett?

Duckett is an interesting pick up. I like it.
I'm sorry to the Laddell Betts fans, but the guy has been a slightly better Taylor Jacobs, injury prone and potential is all he has to show for three years. Betts has not impressed in preseason.

Next trade: Laddell Betts and and draft pick to San Diego for Pro Bowl MLB Donnie Edwards. He wants out of S.D.
We could move undersized Lemar Marshall to WLB and we would be strong again at LB.

Cornerback depth will have to be solved in next years draft.
Defensewins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2006, 07:02 PM   #219
Special Teams
 
Meast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 116
Re: We traded for T.J. Duckett?

Quote:
Originally Posted by PorterHouse View Post
He definately is a big 2 in a 1-2 punch. The lil fat guy got some speed.
Check out Todays Sports Illustrated feature "Going Hardcore" ; He's cut, and has the biggest balls in the league.
Meast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2006, 07:54 PM   #220
Camp Scrub
 
DCopper04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 59
Re: We traded for T.J. Duckett?

Didn't we already trade our 2007 4th rounder for Lloyd?

Just wondering.
DCopper04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2006, 09:50 PM   #221
The Starter
 
budw38's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Northern,Va.
Posts: 2,410
Re: We traded for T.J. Duckett?

We sent Denver a 3rd rd pick , our 2007 2nd rd pick was traded for Rocky , our fourth rd pick for B. Loyd . We still have our first rd pick ,,,,,,, for now
budw38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2006, 11:09 PM   #222
Special Teams
 
mike340's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Age: 57
Posts: 269
Re: We traded for T.J. Duckett?

I have another scenario.

Sellars and Duckett to OPEN the game. Establish some running game. Beat the defensive line into a pulp. Same effect as the body blows during a boxing match. (Sort of like Sean Taylor on offense.) CP comes in after about 1 qtr. Everybody's too beat up to catch up with him or hit him hard. In addition, because they'll have to stack the box, the receivers should be WIDE open.
mike340 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2006, 01:29 AM   #223
Registered User
 
Pocket$ $traight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Fairfax, VA
Age: 38
Posts: 4,261
Re: We traded for T.J. Duckett?

I don't want to hear shit when he has double digit touchdowns and keeps Portis healthy.

Betts has had several chances. At the end of the day he isn't reliable.
Pocket$ $traight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2006, 02:10 AM   #224
The Starter
 
D'BOYZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,363
Re: We traded for T.J. Duckett?

Great pick up guys it will help for the time CP is injured, and it gives you a goal line and shortline specialist. This brings some questions?

1) Maybe Portis injury is bigger than reported

2) I as some don't like giving a high first day pick specially for a player in his last year of contract but I know this is Gibbs philosophy prefers veterans then rookies specially since a lot of them just turn out to be bust ( like our 2004 3rd round pick Peterman who we just cut).

But now you only have a 1st rounder and then you go to the 5th round but again it's win now and essentially a good move.

3) wonder how much money you'll give this guy

4) what happens to Betts ( 1 for 1 liked this kid) and Cartwright I know Gibbs said they are in the plans but they just moved down a spot and Duckett is young it's not like he'll be here 1 year and leave only if he sucks which we know he doesn't.
D'BOYZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2006, 08:20 AM   #225
I like big (_|_)s.
 
TheMalcolmConnection's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Lexington, Virginia
Age: 32
Posts: 17,548
Re: We traded for T.J. Duckett?

It's actually about the fact that Betts is entering the last year of his contract and that a move had to be made now. Apparently, there were talks between Betts and the Skins of a contract extension. Maybe that didn't get done? Maybe Betts wanted to be a featured back somewhere else as he's mentioned? If anything, the Duckett pickup is going to provide a good 1-2 punch as well as good backup if Portis goes down.
__________________
Regret nothing. At one time it was exactly what you wanted.
TheMalcolmConnection is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.45830 seconds with 10 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25