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Old 09-08-2006, 10:03 AM   #31
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It makes me nervous how everyone thinks the Vikings are a walkover and we don't need Portis. Given how the skins have looked in the preseason this game scares the sh*t out of me. The thought of heading to big D at 0-1 is not a good one.
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:04 AM   #32
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ARRRGGGHHHHH! I'm losing my mind waiting for monday night... until then I'll be wandering around aimlessly
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:06 AM   #33
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Guys, We don't play Sunday, we play Monday night. That's one extra day. I still think Portis will suit up and play. This is all a decoy to confuse the Vikings. Portis has been healing for a month. He is ready. If you are Portis and you are 75% and it is Monday night at home in a home opener, how do you not try to play? Heck rotate series with Betts. I think Portis can get 10-15 carries and Betts can get 10-15. Portis is probably more worried about his shoulder in pass protection for Brunell, than he is running with the ball. Trying to hit blitzing LBs will be tougher on him than running with the ball.
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:07 AM   #34
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It makes me nervous how everyone thinks the Vikings are a walkover and we don't need Portis. Given how the skins have looked in the preseason this game scares the sh*t out of me. The thought of heading to big D at 0-1 is not a good one.
I'm willing to assume that the coaching staff isn't underestimating anyone. I think they'll have the players focused and give them a great game play, let's just hope they perform out there.

One thing that makes me a little nervous is Brad Johnson's little dump off passes. He killed us a few years ago with those; F Todd Yoder.
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:12 AM   #35
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Guys, We don't play Sunday, we play Monday night. That's one extra day. I still think Portis will suit up and play. This is all a decoy to confuse the Vikings. Portis has been healing for a month. He is ready. If you are Portis and you are 75% and it is Monday night at home in a home opener, how do you not try to play? Heck rotate series with Betts. I think Portis can get 10-15 carries and Betts can get 10-15. Portis is probably more worried about his shoulder in pass protection for Brunell, than he is running with the ball. Trying to hit blitzing LBs will be tougher on him than running with the ball.
I don't see Portis playing.

He seemed pretty genuine when he said he's not in football shape and needs more time.

Makes a lot of sense too. With Betts and Duckett, there's no real need to rush him back. Let him get ready for Dallas.
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:16 AM   #36
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I don't see Portis playing.

He seemed pretty genuine when he said he's not in football shape and needs more time.

Makes a lot of sense too. With Betts and Duckett, there's no real need to rush him back. Let him get ready for Dallas.
I agree that he's not in football shape and needs more time but the problem is if he takes too much time and the skins dont win. While I doubt it will happen if the skins go 0-2 history says they are in trouble, 0-3 and the season is pretty much over. CP needs to be ready to go but he'd better hurry up.
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:19 AM   #37
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Are you really that worried about GW's defense?

We've seen him stink up the preseason for his defense 3 years in a row now. Opening day comes around and guys are flying around again, guys flocking to the ball, blitzes coming from every direction... sure there are some areas to be concerned about but I don't see any reason to fret over the defense.
No actually the defense is the part I feel really good about. Aside from some concerns in the secondary (like how Kenny Wright might do when lined up across from speedster Troy Williamson) I'm pretty comfortable with the D. It will be pretty hard for Carter and Daniels to get pressure on Brad because the tackles are really good. And Griffin will have his hands full with Hutchinson/Birk. But I know GW will bring heat with blitzes and that will bother Brad Johnson.

But it's the offense I'm troubled by. I do realize that Saunders hid his entire offense in the preseason. Hopefully they can come right out and flip on the switch. But what offensive coordinator have you EVER seen that came right in and lit things up without an adjustment period? I can't think of any circumstance in NFL history when that's happened.

Our defense is going to stymie the Vikes pretty badly. But I'm not confident that our offense is going to be well-orchestrated enough to make this anything but a close, defensive slugfest.
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Let's just hope that Mark Brunell can be half as effective as Pittsburgh's back-up QB was last night. I'm sure the Vikings' defense will be gunning for Brunell. Our O-line should be up to the task.
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I agree that he's not in football shape and needs more time but the problem is if he takes too much time and the skins dont win. While I doubt it will happen if the skins go 0-2 history says they are in trouble, 0-3 and the season is pretty much over. CP needs to be ready to go but he'd better hurry up.
I think CP will be back for Dallas regardless of what happens against Minnesota, but if they lose I think he'll definitely be back.
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:53 AM   #40
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i dont think any of us are overlooking the vikings by any stretch of the imagination...i agree there is alot of parity in the nfl. I am getting a little antsy for the game monday night especially after watching the fins/steelers game last night. I can tell you all something i have missed football..this is the best time of the year. Is it monday yet? I read a post by someone else this morning and couldnt believe what i was reading. There are some folks in here pretending to be loyal redskin fans and i think i found one. I think we do have some question marks...i wonder which redskin team is going to show up the one that has me so hyped or the one that looked like a deer caught in the headlights during the preseason. All i can say is that i dont think the vikings have looked any better than us this preseason and really what is the preseason good for except getting our star players hurt. my prediction is 20 - 14 with our defense scoring a touchdown. I dont think Brad Johnson is the best qb against a blitz happy defense.
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:54 AM   #41
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I guess I can't figure out out Shawn Springs injury can be so much worse than Portis's, but they may end up coming back at the same time? If Betts and/or Duckett struggle with the running game on Monday night, then we will all realize how desperate this team is to get Portis back. I sort of see a game like we saw last night with both the Skins and the Vikings going 3 and out a few times early before both team find the things that they can do well. If the Skins take their opening drive and score, after what we saw in Preseason, I will be really impressed. I agree with a lot of you that our Defense will bring their A game and will keep us in this think if the O struggles early on.
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Old 09-08-2006, 11:27 AM   #42
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didnt springs get operated on? if this game was the game that got the skins into the playoffs, i say portis definitley plays. but this is a marathon, not a sprint. we need all the playmakers, all season long. not play one game, sit another(due to lingering injuries)
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