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Old 12-18-2006, 01:53 PM   #46
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Re: Changes at RB for 2007

i'd say little chance. RBs are always the first to get injured. we have 2 capable starters in the backfield. this will help the team win more games and keep these guys healthier longer if they're splitting their carries.
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Old 12-18-2006, 03:58 PM   #47
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Portis #1 (maybe slightly reduced and not on 3rd down to keep him healthier).
Betts #2
Duckett will probably be gone and Rock will be #3.

Yes, aside from LT...Betts is the best RB in the NFL over the last month, no one can stop him...but a lot of credit goes to the O-Line and we're also forgetting HOW GOOD PORTIS is. It'll be a killer 1-2 punch when CP is healthy and this season has proven that every team NEEDS at least 2 good RBs to compete. Where would we be WITHOUT Betts now?

Other teams are seeing it too...the Broncos, Jets, Titans, Dolphins, Lions, Vikings, Jaguars, Panthers, Seahawks, Packers, Bears, Eagles, Falcons, Texans, Raiders, Giants...all of these teams and more have needed capable backups this year because of injuries to their starting RBs.

We'd be stupid to get rid of either of them.
Right on. I hope we do everything in our power to keep BOTH Portis and Betts.

Portis is generally the better back, better receiver and better blocker. Betts is proving himself as a solid and capable backup. Plenty of teams in this league are running a two-back offense with a great deal of success: Pittsburgh had Bettis-Parker, San Diego has LT-Turner, Kansas City had Priest Holmes-Larry Johnson, Giants have Barber-Jacobs, Dallas has Barber-Jones, New Orleans has McCallister-Bush.

I say count our blessings that it looks like we'll have two very talented RBs rather than trying to shop one of them.
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Old 12-18-2006, 04:14 PM   #48
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Re: Changes at RB for 2007

betts trade value right now is as high as it will get. but i want them both
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Old 12-18-2006, 04:44 PM   #49
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I think the pressing question is, will Betts' emergence as a serious running threat change Saunders' offense into a Pittsburgh Steeler/Kansas City Chief type attack, with a run-first mentality?

Are we going to be a 60% running team? Should we?
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:11 PM   #50
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jesus folks!you'd have thought i was hitler or stalin after some of the shit i got over this.i was merely asking a question,not starting WW3!i hope they both come back too.nobody wants to see the redskins more than me here!
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:26 PM   #51
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jesus folks!you'd have thought i was hitler or stalin after some of the shit i got over this.i was merely asking a question,not starting WW3!i hope they both come back too.nobody wants to see the redskins more than me here!
I do. I want to see the Redskins more than you do.

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Old 12-18-2006, 05:50 PM   #52
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I do. I want to see the Redskins more than you do.

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i seriously doubt it friend.been pulling for the skins since 1970.here in our area before cable,you could'nt get the skins an tv,so we listened to a lot of them on am radio at the dinner table.i wear skins stuff everyday,save everything redskin related,even named my kids after redskins,(joanna and john)i ai'nt missed a game in 35 years,and the skins and cubs are two of my greatest passions.i do'nt think gibbs,snyder,or anybody wants to see the skins win more than me!
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:53 PM   #53
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What Redskin was named Joanna?
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:59 PM   #54
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Look you guys have to remember that Betts has had injury problems. Portis has not. You can't trade Portis because who is to say Betts can play a entire season.
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:02 PM   #55
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i seriously doubt it friend.been pulling for the skins since 1970.here in our area before cable,you could'nt get the skins an tv,so we listened to a lot of them on am radio at the dinner table.i wear skins stuff everyday,save everything redskin related,even named my kids after redskins,(joanna and john)i ai'nt missed a game in 35 years,and the skins and cubs are two of my greatest passions.i do'nt think gibbs,snyder,or anybody wants to see the skins win more than me!
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:30 PM   #56
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Look you guys have to remember that Betts has had injury problems. Portis has not. You can't trade Portis because who is to say Betts can play a entire season.
So what is Betts worth in terms of draft picks? He's got a very manageable contract, his production is peaking in a way that it's really opened the eyes of a lot of teams across the league...

Are they setting things up for a trade involving Ladell Betts?
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:38 PM   #57
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I'm new here but I guess I'll just jump in with both feet.

I am really suprised at the ammount of speculation going on as to whether Portis or Betts will be dealt in the offseason. I just think it's a stretch that such a drastic move would be made based on a few good days (oaky, great days) from Betts down the stretch after the team had fallen from contention.

I love what Betts is doing and I love the return to a more run-oriented attack. I also appreciate that among some fans there's a lingering feeling that Portis, while great, has never been the north-south back that has traditionally thrived under Gibbs. Still, a trade of either back, especially Portis, seems pretty far fetched to me.
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:02 PM   #58
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Look you guys have to remember that Betts has had injury problems. Portis has not. You can't trade Portis because who is to say Betts can play a entire season.
Dude, Portis just had two surgeries and is out for the year.

Are you drunk?
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:25 AM   #59
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Keeping both is very , very probabable . But ,, if some team offers a 1st , 2nd and maybe a 4th rd pick , you would make that trade . We have done a poor job of getting TD's for three years with these guys , so if you get an offer like the Saints made to move up and draft R. Williams , you would have to make that deal .
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:27 AM   #60
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If some team offers a 1st, 2nd, and whatever else... we all need to pinch ourselves and wake up because that's not reality.
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