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Old 08-23-2006, 12:35 AM   #46
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Re: We traded for T.J. Duckett?

He definately is a big 2 in a 1-2 punch. The lil fat guy got some speed.
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:38 AM   #47
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Re: We traded for T.J. Duckett?

This little nugget from the WP makes me wonder if Betts could be traded soon...

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Several teams have expressed interest in Betts this summer, according to league sources, and while Coach Joe Gibbs has talked about re-signing him -- Betts is in the final year of his contract -- Washington could still end up dealing a running back as well, with the deadline for the final cutdown to the 53-man roster about two weeks away.
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:40 AM   #48
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Re: We traded for T.J. Duckett?

There is no way we would send a 1st and a 3rd to Denver even if Denver runs the table. If that is in the cards, The Danny is officially crazy. Yeah, the RB situation is a little shaky, but it was not THAT much of a need.
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:41 AM   #49
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There is no way we would send a 1st and a 3rd to Denver even if Denver runs the table. If that is in the cards, The Danny is officially crazy. Yeah, the RB situation is a little shaky, but it was not THAT much of a need.
we could have almost any running back in the league for a 1st and 3rd
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:42 AM   #50
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The only thing im worried about is that this was a desperation move because Portis is more hurt then they are tellin us.
i'm actually hoping they just realized they want Portis around here a long time and need a tough guy 2nd runner to spread the work around. Betts was talented, but tough he was not.
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:42 AM   #51
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He definately is a big 2 in a 1-2 punch. The lil fat guy got some speed.
Isn't that nice. Al Saunders now has a poor mans version of Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson.
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:44 AM   #52
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This little nugget from the WP makes me wonder if Betts could be traded soon...
Is there a possibility that Denver's Foxworth or Darrent Williams might be coming our way in a deal for Betts? Interesting..
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:50 AM   #53
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I had wondered if Saunders talking Betts up earlier this summer was an effort to strengthen his trade value. I'd like to hold onto him personally
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:51 AM   #54
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Is there a possibility that Denver's Foxworth or Darrent Williams might be coming our way in a deal for Betts? Interesting..
did u hear that somewhere?
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:52 AM   #55
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I like it a lot.

Keeper running backs: Portis, Betts, Duckett, Sellers, White Jr, and either Lumsden or Nemo with the other on practice squad.

Don’t think Rock is a keeper this year because of the numbers…We now have 3 runners that are better and a few others that may be better….and lordy they better not keep Rock over Sellers.

To me, it seems folks love Rock for his personality, so folks create reasons he's a keeper. My opinion is that we’ve seen Rock’s ability and know he isn’t good enough to start for the skins while we have a few young guys that may have the ability. Lumsden, Nemo, and While Jr. all MAY have the tools to become very good runners. The old standby, Special Teams, doesn’t make sense because the young linebackers we have that should fill in fine, and also appear to have starting potential.

Basically Rock is the 4th best runner on the team while the other runners may be better…so you keep the best 3 and the 3 with potential. And I get long winded…
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This little nugget from the WP makes me wonder if Betts could be traded soon...
Wouldnt he be able to share information about our offense with people? Maybe he's not doing as well as we thought in that. Or do you think Cartwright might be the guy to go?
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Re: We traded for T.J. Duckett?

Say we were to trade Betts for an O-Lineman. Whos on the trading block?
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did u hear that somewhere?
No, I just know both of them are capable of being Denver's #2 CB and we are in the market for a young, talented CB.
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Old 08-23-2006, 01:00 AM   #59
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Re: We traded for T.J. Duckett?

For the folks that are talking about how slow duckett is, well, you don’t have to look back to college to see proof he can roll…watch some of the tape from him last year when he broke free. He is only like bettis in the size and hitting areas, I don’t think bettis ever had this speed, even when with the rams early in his career.

So…What happens now?
Do we trade betts and use a lightning/portis and thunder/duckett combo or do we keep betts as insurance that if portis is hurt long term we aren’t down to 1 proven runner in duckett, a decent one in Rock, and a few unproven/potential young guys?
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Wouldnt he be able to share information about our offense with people? Maybe he's not doing as well as we thought in that. Or do you think Cartwright might be the guy to go?
Betts definitely has some trade value... the Jets were interested just recently for example.
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