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Old 12-08-2006, 01:26 PM   #1
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Ladell Betts contract extension

Just heard on redskins radio that Betts has agreed to a contract extension. I think this is great news to extend one of our own instead of going out and getting someone new. Congrats Betts, see you in '07. Terms not disclosed yet.
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Old 12-08-2006, 01:28 PM   #2
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great news, good for the team. i really like ladell
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its only a good move if the skins are paying him like a top flight back up. hopefully, no more over paying
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Old 12-08-2006, 01:37 PM   #4
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I think they had to have given him a nice contract and if it is just average for a back up then we will know that he really wanted to stay. What he is also doing in his playing time is showing that he can make the plays and this should give him more time on the field next year. That will help both hime and Portis and we will always have a fresh back in the game.
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Old 12-08-2006, 01:38 PM   #5
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its only a good move if the skins are paying him like a top flight back up. hopefully, no more over paying
to me it shows that betts will get more carries even when portis is healthy, splitting the load more evenly. id guess 20-25 carries for portis on average, 10-20 for betts, depending on how they are playing
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Good, he's a solid backup and I really didn't think he'd want to return to that role after the good season that he's having.
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Old 12-08-2006, 01:51 PM   #7
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I'm still not entirely sold, but in the interest of continuity, I'm buying it. I like the fact that he's going to stay with team, I just don't think the guy has a whole lot of heart. I'm still not convinced he's more than a pretty good backup, I just hope they didn't give him a lot of money.
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Old 12-08-2006, 01:54 PM   #8
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I'm still not entirely sold, but in the interest of continuity, I'm buying it. I like the fact that he's going to stay with team, I just don't think the guy has a whole lot of heart. I'm still not convinced he's more than a pretty good backup, I just hope they didn't give him a lot of money.

Betts could have been another Antonio Pierce waiting to happen. Besides if he goes, and Portis get's hurt again next year, who's next in line to carry the load?
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Old 12-08-2006, 01:55 PM   #9
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Re: Ladell Betts contract extension

This is very good news for the Redskins! I love Portis, but sometimes I feel Betts is a better fit with Gibbs' offense. Oooh, is that me thinking Gibbs' offense is returning next year and not Saunders? Sorry, thinking out loud.
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Old 12-08-2006, 02:02 PM   #10
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So Goodbye Thrid Round Draft pick and TJ Duckett.
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Betts could have been another Antonio Pierce waiting to happen. Besides if he goes, and Portis get's hurt again next year, who's next in line to carry the load?
Dude, I said I was with the signing, I just don't think he's all that good. I like the fact that they kept him. He's a decent back. He's just not great. I think he's staying where he should be at #2 on the depth chart of the Washington Redskins. I think if they gave him starter money, it's a horrible idea and might spell the end for Clinton here. However, if he got some decent money for being a backup, then it's a good deal.

As for Betts being a "better fit for Gibbs's system": Clinton is a better blocker and harder runner than Ladell Betts. He also gets in the end zone a lot more and fumbles less. Also, until this season, Clinton has stayed healthy far more consistently than Ladell.
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I'm guessing a signing bonus of around $7 million. Just guessing though.

Good move. Keeps us from having to find a replacement. If we let him go, we would have been forced to sign a free agent for the same amount of money (if not more). Or use one of the few draft picks we have on a RB. And it's better to have continuity.

This shores up the RB position in DC for years to come. Now we can turn our attention to other spots like CB.
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its only a good move if the skins are paying him like a top flight back up. hopefully, no more over paying
It was reported that he got a 7mil bonus. How many back-up rb's get a 7 mil signing bonus? Not too many if any.
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Old 12-08-2006, 02:20 PM   #14
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It was reported that he got a 7mil bonus. How many back-up rb's get a 7 mil signing bonus? Not too many if any.

Yeah but the term 'back-up' means different things for different teams. Some will go off the deep end and say that's too much, but if he's a starter somewhere else, will he get that kind of money? Probably so.
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I'm guessing a signing bonus of around $7 million. Just guessing though.

Good move. Keeps us from having to find a replacement. If we let him go, we would have been forced to sign a free agent for the same amount of money (if not more). Or use one of the few draft picks we have on a RB. And it's better to have continuity.

This shores up the RB position in DC for years to come. Now we can turn our attention to other spots like CB.
That's another really good point. It keeps Washington from getting a guy who they don't know how he'll adapt. They've seen what Betts can do in Washington and in the system and they decided he was worth keeping versus going out and signing another backup who may not have fit in or pined for a starting job. Very good point, the deal makes a lot of sense simply because it's keeping with what you know.

Also, I've been critical of them for not keeping role players. So, I like the fact that he's staying, I just hope this doesn't convince them that they could be fine without Clinton.
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