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Old 09-28-2006, 09:41 AM   #16
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After Rock's fumble that was returned for a TD last week (before a penalty called it back) I don't think we'll see him carry the ball again this year. With Portis healthy Betts can go back to kickoff duty and Rock may be inactive for a few weeks depending on matchups. Duckett will make his prescence felt sooner or later.
That's a great point about Rock. Remember, he fumbled last season in K.C. which turned out to be the difference in the outcome of that game. It seems he's good for a critical fumble in at least one game a year. It could have devastating in Houston last week. You have to wonder how much more of that Gibbs will put up with.

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Y'all need to look beyond this year. Next year, Portis' salary will be more than double to $7M+ and we will have to cut or trade him. Then TJ will be our feature back. It's the TVRB (Time Value of Running Backs).
I don't think Portis is going anywhere next year, but you could be right in as much as he'll be the likely replacement to fill Ladell Betts' role, as he will likely be gone via unrestricted free agency. All signs point to Duckett as next year's 2nd man at running back.
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:51 AM   #17
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Re: Why did we trade for duckett?

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That's a great point about Rock. Remember, he fumbled last season in K.C. which turned out to be the difference in the outcome of that game. It seems he's good for a critical fumble in at least one game a year. It could have devastating in Houston last week. You have to wonder how much more of that Gibbs will put up with.



I don't think Portis is going anywhere next year, but you could be right in as much as he'll be the likely replacement to fill Ladell Betts' role, as he will likely be gone via unrestricted free agency. All signs point to Duckett as next year's 2nd man at running back.
Rock may get less carries, but we will always have him on the active squad for special teams. So between Portis, Betts and TJD, we really can't take all 3 on our active squad for each game, since none of them play special teams. This year there will most likely always be an odd man out, and so far its been TJD.
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:51 AM   #18
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Re: Why did we trade for duckett?

Right now, the trade seems a little strange. Maybe its for a backup role next year.

As far as goal line-short yardage situations I would rather have our #1 guy in there, CP. He's a pretty good shortyardage back the last time i checked.
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:53 AM   #19
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Re: Why did we trade for duckett?

They'll probably re-work Portis in the offseason or give him a new contract altogether.
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:39 AM   #20
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Y'all need to look beyond this year. Next year, Portis' salary will be more than double to $7M+ and we will have to cut or trade him. Then TJ will be our feature back. It's the TVRB (Time Value of Running Backs).
Wrong again Flanders. There's no way they will cut Portis. His $7 million cap figure is mostly comprised of base salaries and roster bonuses which can easily be converted to signing bonus if need be. He's not going anywhere.
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:46 AM   #21
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They'll probably re-work Portis in the offseason or give him a new contract altogether.
They god damn well better keep him happy.
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Old 09-28-2006, 11:14 AM   #22
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They god damn well better keep him happy.
Seriously...and it usually takes the Redskins more than just one year to turn a fan favorite/superstar into a pariah...

But really, I can't see Clinton going anywhere. They'll get something worked out.

As for TJ, he's also in the last year of his contract, if memory serves me correctly, so I agree...what was the point? Is he gonna replace Betts? He is far better than Ladell Betts. (Who I think may actually be made of glass). But not having used TJ thusfar just seems odd to me. I think he could be well served as a short yardage back, I also think he's easily the second best running back the Skins have on their roster. So, all that said, I thought he was acquired to replace Betts...I still think he should.
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Old 09-28-2006, 11:17 AM   #23
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Re: Why did we trade for duckett?

After our stretch run last year and last week's explosive performance, is there any doubt who the face of this franchise is now?

Gibbs LOVES him some Portis. He's not going anywhere.
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Old 09-28-2006, 11:21 AM   #24
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Gibbs LOVES him some Portis. He's not going anywhere.

God hear you. The Clinton is only 25 too. second youngest starter on the team.
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Old 09-28-2006, 11:27 AM   #25
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Re: Why did we trade for duckett?

We traded for him because he is a horse who can run over everyone....we just do not need him when portis can run around the Texans with ease.
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They won't have to do anything to keep him happy. All they have to do is pay him according to his contract, which can easily be done within the cap if you just do a simple renegotiation converting roster bonus to signing bonus. Keeps his cap figure low and gets him the money due to him.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:13 PM   #27
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Re: Why did we trade for duckett?

a big contract isn't an instant ticket out of town unless you can't live up to it (ie arrington). they're keeping wynn as a 4mill$/year BACKUP. brunell will be gone way before portis... the only reason portis would go is if we had edge or LT under contract.

If we drafted more, keeping studs wouldn't be as big of an issue.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:17 PM   #28
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Re: Why did we trade for duckett?

Setting up to use Betts as trade bait for the next off season.
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Setting up to use Betts as trade bait for the next off season.
he's contract is out in the offseason. a guy that's not under contract can't be traded.
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I think he still has a role in short yardage situations.
Just like in Atlanta. He rarely ran for much yardage, just TDs. He's never had more than 200 carries in a season.

He's a great insurance policy even if Portis and Betts are still doing the scoring.
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