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Old 08-01-2007, 11:33 AM   #31
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Are you guys serious? Portis' best days are behind him because he has tendonitis?
Not because he has tendinitis, but because he's not the kind of hard worker you need at the RB position to hold up in the long term.

RBs historically wear out very quickly. Most are shadows of their former selves by the time they're 30. The ones who last longer (Curtis Martin, Emmitt Smith) are the ones who work their butts off to stay in shape and healthy.

I think Portis will be good this year, maybe even just as good as he was 2 years ago when he ran for 1500+ for us. But I don't see him ever being as electric as he was in Denver.

That's not to say he still won't be a good back, but I don't think he's going to get any better.
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:45 AM   #32
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I love the one - two punch potential of portis and betts...however, if portis can't go...I have to problem with going with betts. If you recall, people were saying last year that betts may just be a better fit for the redskins running game then portis. Portis takes too many hits, runs very hard, fights for extra yards, and always uses his shoulders to block and take hits. Because of this I can see his shoulders being a big problem again this year. Forget the tendentits. I'm afraid to say that he career will be shorten because of it.
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Injuries that happen early in the season usually get a lot worse than they do getting bettter. Lets hope for the best.
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:05 PM   #34
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With Portis and Betts both at 100% (or close to) all season, we make the playoffs. If Portis is in and out of the line-up all season, we don't make the playoffs. Also, our O-LINE obviously needs to stay healthy because our backups are what the sportsjunkies would call "hurting." And finally, Santana Moss is the truth, and w/out him in the line-up were fu*%#@!! Peace...
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:19 PM   #35
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If you recall, people were saying last year that betts may just be a better fit for the redskins running game then portis.
Who are these people, because I know it wasn't anyone on the Redskins coaching staff? I know there's a handful of people around here that seem to think Betts fits the system because he looks like a power runner(except when he's on the field), but most people that have seen the both of them play realize that Portis is the superior tailback.

The only way Betts is a better fit for the system is if the system has been revised to include fumbles and exclude rushing touchdowns.
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:50 PM   #36
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CP will be fine by week 1 IMO, but I read in a fantasy football magazine that he has only played in all 16 games twice in his 5 year career. (Ironically he's on the cover)
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Old 08-01-2007, 03:02 PM   #37
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Who are these people, because I know it wasn't anyone on the Redskins coaching staff? .
I wouldn't be so sure about that. Betts is a better receiver and Saunders has quite a large Mancrush on him dating back to watching him in highschool.
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Not because he has tendinitis, but because he's not the kind of hard worker you need at the RB position to hold up in the long term.

RBs historically wear out very quickly. Most are shadows of their former selves by the time they're 30. The ones who last longer (Curtis Martin, Emmitt Smith) are the ones who work their butts off to stay in shape and healthy.

I think Portis will be good this year, maybe even just as good as he was 2 years ago when he ran for 1500+ for us. But I don't see him ever being as electric as he was in Denver.

That's not to say he still won't be a good back, but I don't think he's going to get any better.
Schneed, were do you get this stuff. I know that RB's don't last real long but how do you know what CP does to keep in shape?
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Old 08-01-2007, 03:55 PM   #39
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It is time to face the facts....Portis at the point in his career is like owning a high mileage car. He still works but his parts are worn. He is creaky and is more likely to break down. We need to start to develop a permanent replacement in the next year or two. Not that I want to get rid of him, I think he is great when healthy. Be he soon will not be worth his high salary because he will not be on the field.
Knee tendinitis in a RB is never a good thing.
The same goes for Samuels. Portis and Samuels are two of the higher cap numbers we have.
If they start to miss a lot of time in the regular season their high cap number becomes a big problem.
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I wouldn't be so sure about that. Betts is a better receiver and Saunders has quite a large Mancrush on him dating back to watching him in highschool.
Then please point me in the direction of a comment that ANY coach has made insinuating that Betts is better than Portis. I have heard him say that Betts is a great player, but what else would he say? I haven't ever seen a comment by Saunders, specifically stating that Betts is better.
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I know it's water way under and past the bridge, but how is Champ Bailey for Portis and a #2 pick looking now??? I blame The Danny for giving LaVar "Ray Lewis" money just prior to Gibbs' arrival, leaving no room to pay Champ according to his true worth as the best shutdown CB in the league. CB's like Champ are harder to come by than franchise QB's IMO.
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I know it's water way under and past the bridge, but how is Champ Bailey for Portis and a #2 pick looking now??? I blame The Danny for giving LaVar "Ray Lewis" money just prior to Gibbs' arrival, leaving no room to pay Champ according to his true worth as the best shutdown CB in the league. CB's like Champ are harder to come by than franchise QB's IMO.
Oh that's right, WE gave Denver the #2. That makes it even worse.
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Not because he has tendinitis, but because he's not the kind of hard worker you need at the RB position to hold up in the long term.

RBs historically wear out very quickly. Most are shadows of their former selves by the time they're 30. The ones who last longer (Curtis Martin, Emmitt Smith) are the ones who work their butts off to stay in shape and healthy.

I think Portis will be good this year, maybe even just as good as he was 2 years ago when he ran for 1500+ for us. But I don't see him ever being as electric as he was in Denver.

That's not to say he still won't be a good back, but I don't think he's going to get any better.
Yeah, he's so lazy that he chased down a Bengal defender to prevent him from scoring a TD in preseason. He was so lazy that he didn't just chase him down, he laid him out in a way Sean Taylor would be proud of.

He's not being lazy, he just realizes that the team is better off if he's healthy in Week 1 and I'm glad he's being cautious. When he steps on the field, he plays as hard as he can, whether it's a scrimmage or a playoff game. That's a GREAT quality.
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Old 08-01-2007, 06:02 PM   #44
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The point might be made that our stars like to take off the preseason and in turn end up taking off the post season. That hurts!
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The point might be made that our stars like to take off the preseason and in turn end up taking off the post season. That hurts!
Name one of our players that sit out practic if not injured.
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