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Old 08-10-2008, 08:45 AM   #76
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Re: Portis to play Saturday - he doesn't seem too happy about it

I'm far more concerned about his ridiculously poor grammar and inability to put together a coherent sentence.

I love the guy, I love his sense of humor, I love his play on the field and I really don't care if he practices or not as long as he performs when it counts, but sometimes I need a damn translator to figure out what the guy is saying.
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:16 AM   #77
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I'll say just what I said when I called in to the Sports Reporters on ESPN 980 this afternoon -- the risk of getting injured in a worthless preseason game is far greater than "not being ready" come Sept. 4th (which I don't believe for one minute). If he's "not ready" for the Giants, 5-10 plays in two or three exhibition games isn't going to change that.

Ultimately, the preseason is for discovering bloodthirsty rookies who can make the roster -- not for six-year veterans.
i agree that portis doesnt need to prove anything, ect but you cant create "game speed" in practice which i imagine takes at least a half to get used to. last night was good to see him out there with his 1st string teammates but i thought he played too long.

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Old 08-10-2008, 09:18 AM   #78
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I like Portis and want him fresh for the regular season, however he must get his reps like everyone else.
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Old 08-10-2008, 10:40 AM   #79
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portis doesnt really need too many reps tho, betts looked good tho
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Old 08-10-2008, 04:08 PM   #80
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if Mason has it, and could make the team, why not show case Betts. with the possibility of trading him? im not sure what the market would be. but he has shown he can carry the load. and has a really manageable salary
Betts showed last night why we need him as the back up to Portis. Mason did not look that good until the 2nd half when they had out their 3rd string scrubs.
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:17 AM   #81
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There's a saying in the acting community that you will perform as well as you rehearse.

I seem to remember Portis not getting into his stride until several games into the season. I've never been a fan of Portis' pre-season attitude. Frankly, I think he needs the work.
Your comparing acting to football..lol

I guess when they start the game you would be like go out there and break a leg?

Rehearsal is called practice.
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:56 AM   #82
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There's no contact in practice, dmv. That's the problem.
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:00 AM   #83
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Your comparing acting to football..lol

I guess when they start the game you would be like go out there and break a leg?

Rehearsal is called practice.
Lady Brave doesn't need anyone to defend her, she's pretty good at it herself but I don't think she was comparing the two. She was pointing out that the quote is relevant to football. Many coaches think the same way.
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Lady Brave doesn't need anyone to defend her, she's pretty good at it herself but I don't think she was comparing the two. She was pointing out that the quote is relevant to football. Many coaches think the same way.
I was just be sarcastic. Furthermore. It may take a while for him to get up to game speed but not long. That is better than him being out for a year because of some freak injury. Him playing a couple of snaps is fine. But he is a veteran so he should be ok.

Whether they are hit in practice or not. Is not a issue. He has been in the NFL for years. I am sure that he's capable of taking a hit.
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I was just be sarcastic. Furthermore. It may take a while for him to get up to game speed but not long. That is better than him being out for a year because of some freak injury. Him playing a couple of snaps is fine. But he is a veteran so he should be ok.

Whether they are hit in practice or not. Is not a issue. He has been in the NFL for years. I am sure that he's capable of taking a hit.
and freak injuries only occur when playing in the preseason?
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and freak injuries only occur when playing in the preseason?

I wont even say freak injuries. Lets say injuries. Injuries can occur in preseason which are games that dont count. so why have a greater probablilty of injury. They can happen walking down the street. But we are talking about practice which is more precautious than preseason games when the opponent doesn't care if he hurts you or not. You can slip on a wet spot on a wet floor and twist your ankle. The point is.. These games don't count so why risk it. Let him run the ball a few times. But limit it. There are players that are lost for the year on preseason games. Would you rather one of our star players get hurt in a preseason game? I know we have Betts. But are you willing to take that risk...or you just dont think CP is that valuable?
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Old 08-23-2008, 04:01 PM   #87
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I wont even say freak injuries. Lets say injuries. Injuries can occur in preseason which are games that dont count. so why have a greater probablilty of injury. They can happen walking down the street. But we are talking about practice which is more precautious than preseason games when the opponent doesn't care if he hurts you or not. You can slip on a wet spot on a wet floor and twist your ankle. The point is.. These games don't count so why risk it. Let him run the ball a few times. But limit it. There are players that are lost for the year on preseason games. Would you rather one of our star players get hurt in a preseason game? I know we have Betts. But are you willing to take that risk...or you just dont think CP is that valuable?
if your gonna hold prtis out of the game for fear of an injury, then every starter should be held out. clinton is important but so is campbell, the WRs, our TEs and the O-line.
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DMV, I don't think anyone wants him playing a half. However, I want him to get his engine running. Take a few hits, etc. When he hurt himself in the preseason, he was going for a highlight reel type of hit instead of just pushing the guy out, or just letting him run by.
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:02 PM   #89
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If he's going to run timidly because it's the preseason when he's out there, then whats the point? I'd love to see him get in there and get some contact before Week One, but if he's just going to run with his head down like he did against Buffalo, he's not gaining anything by being out there.
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:05 PM   #90
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Portis needs to be in game shape. Also he needs to be able to play more than 4 running plays before coming out. I'd like to see him hit the holes hard tonight and stop tipping around. If he can do that for 2 series I'd be satisfied.
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