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Old 07-05-2007, 08:56 AM   #106
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I'm taking tomorrow off, so I just have to make it through today.
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:04 AM   #107
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I'm taking tomorrow off, so I just have to make it through today.

Damn I got a double-shift tomorrow. 7:30 am to 9:00 pm. God I hate my double shifts.
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I'm working from home today. Not really by choice though, had some bad Applebee's yesterday
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My double shift starts at 930 damn it.
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Damn Reaper, I thought after that whole fiasco with Sean Taylor and training camp, where you made some sweeping claims and in the end were basically made to look like an alarmist fool, you would lighten up your rhetoric and be more humble about calling people out when their predictions or opinions differ from yours. Guess I was wrong.
O.k. so I was a year early on that. Big deal, better to be too early to the party than to never show up.

I will leave this topic with one stat.

In 2006, Betts' breakout season, he had 5 total touchdowns and 6 fumbles. Hmmm.
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:56 PM   #111
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If i remembered didnt portis fumble alot his first year here. All RB fumble. Betts did a great job in there. I would feel very comfortable with him as our starter if Protis wanst here.
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:25 PM   #112
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If i remembered didnt portis fumble alot his first year here. All RB fumble. Betts did a great job in there. I would feel very comfortable with him as our starter if Protis wanst here.
Portis had 3 fumbles in his first season.
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He had 5, losing 4 of them.

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I remember that 2 of them were BS calls. IMO.
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What games are we talking about here?
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What games are we talking about here?
One of them that I was refering to was against the Cleveland Browns. Portis landed on top of a pile of players and fumbled the ball. I know the rule that since he never physically touched the ground that he was not considered down, however his foreward progress was stopped and the whistle should have been blown. That is my percecption and not the percecption of the officials. Maybe I had my beer and Redskins goggles on, but that was my take on the situation.
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Why can't they both be great? Seems like a lot of people are attacking Betts in this thread and I don't get that. It's possible to think Portis is probably better without having to diminish what Betts was able to accomplish last year.
THANK YOU . It is amazing that so many fans bash on player or another . Should we pick and chose a player at each position and sling mud at the guy less talanted ? Who cares if Betts is " better " or not ,,, whoever is moving the chains is going to get the carries .
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One thing that I love about Betts is his hands. IMO he's the perfect 2nd and short running back.

We run the PA, look deep, and if it's not there, we dump off to Betts who can make a play out of it. That's a luxury that a lot teams covet.

His fumbling is definitely a reason for major concern, and something that must be addressed during the off-season. I definitely won't be looking forward to the possibility of more fumbles than touchdowns. That will not fly.
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I think tiki barber had a fumbling prob and was able to overcome it. Give Betts a break. Portis did fumble 5 times and the cleveland and Giants one were horrible ones. Especially the browns game. First play after the half.
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After carefully looking over Tiki's, Portis', and Betts' stats. I really don't see cause for panic.

  • Tiki's fumbles: 3,1,5,9,8,9,9,5,1,3 avg- 5.3
  • Clinton's fumbles: 5,3,5,3,0 avg- 3.2
  • Ladell's fumbles: 2,0,0,3,6

He's had issues, and it's cause for concern, but nothing more than that. The 6 is bad, but not necessarily indicative of a trend. Does anyone know where to find his college stats. I was able to find some, but couldn't find fumbles.
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I think tiki barber had a fumbling prob and was able to overcome it. Give Betts a break. Portis did fumble 5 times and the cleveland and Giants one were horrible ones. Especially the browns game. First play after the half.
What do Tiki Barber and Betts have in common?

Nothing.

Why do people insist on bringing up Tiki? Is Betts changing the way he grips the ball? NO

Is Betts going to be the feature back going into the season? NO

Is Betts going to win the rushing title? NO

Is Betts going to be a Hall of Fame candidate. NO

Do not mention Tiki and Betts in the same sentence. It drips with ignorance.
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