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Old 09-05-2008, 11:54 AM   #1
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Why does Clinton Portis always trip

As soon as Portis gets the ball he always trips or falls down, even on his one good run of 30 yards last night, he stumbled on his own feet..how the hell does he have so many career rush yards??? lol

And why were we throwing dink and dunk passes and running at the end of the game?

Clock management was horrible too. At least the defense came together after the Giants got the TD..every other aspect was lacking.
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:30 PM   #2
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As soon as Portis gets the ball he always trips or falls down, even on his one good run of 30 yards last night, he stumbled on his own feet..how the hell does he have so many career rush yards??? lol

And why were we throwing dink and dunk passes and running at the end of the game?

Clock management was horrible too. At least the defense came together after the Giants got the TD..every other aspect was lacking.
I gather this thread is supposed to be humorous, but it is hardly worthy of a thread. Not to mention that Clinton Portis is the only player that came to play on offense last night (Randle El ended up with decent yardage but also jumped offsides twice). I guess you could say Portis could have picked up a few more yards if he kept going up the field, but he was surrounded and trying to cut back to make something happen when he "stumbled on his own feet".

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Portis' block on Kiwanuka was the play of the night for the Skins and the guy has a huge heart. There were plenty of things to criticize about the Redskins last night, but Portis is not one of them. Retarded thread.
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:32 PM   #3
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I gather this thread is supposed to be humorous, but it is hardly worthy of a thread. Not to mention that Clinton Portis is the only player that came to play on offense last night (Randle El ended up with decent yardage but also jumped offsides twice). I guess you could say Portis could have picked up a few more yards if he kept going up the field, but he was surrounded and trying to cut back to make something happen when he "stumbled on his own feet".

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Portis' block on Kiwanuka was the play of the night for the Skins and the guy has a huge heart. There were plenty of things to criticize about the Redskins last night, but Portis is not one of them. Retarded thread.
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:01 PM   #4
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Re: Why does Clinton Portis always trip

I always say he speed wobbles. He starts going fast then seems to lose his footing. Happens quit a bit but he still rocks!
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:07 PM   #5
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"speed wobbles"...so true. portis was a bright spot last night. it's not a criticism but i've been thinking this for a while too, right after he gets the ball he alway does something where he seems to catch himself. it's a bit odd.
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:20 PM   #6
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Clinton Portis is the least of our offensive worries. The man is a warrior, and if we can get the other 10 guys on offense to play with his intensity, then I like our chances.
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:50 PM   #7
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Re: Why does Clinton Portis always trip

i agree..there are way bigger concerns that portis...
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:56 PM   #8
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Re: Why does Clinton Portis always trip

This may fall under the "retarded thread" category....
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:02 PM   #9
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Re: Why does Clinton Portis always trip

I was saying the same thing last night, Ive said it for as long as he has been here. He is a great back but once he hits the open field he stumbles. He had a long run last night where he started to stumble and in looked like he tried to run backwards, just looked strange.

I for one would like to see a few more plays where they let Portis run on the edges, get him outside. Running up the gut all the time is going to wear him down quickly
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:07 PM   #10
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Re: Why does Clinton Portis always trip

i actually thought you were talking about his discussion with coach Zorn. Portis is one of the few players in the league that could play for any team in the league. not even close to being a problem
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:34 PM   #11
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Re: Why does Clinton Portis always trip

I keep reading this thread title and I think it says "Why Does Clinton Portis Always Strip"...and then I open the thread and it's not quite that exciting
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:50 PM   #12
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Re: Why does Clinton Portis always trip

Im with the OP. Ever since I can remember Portis seems to stumble over his own feet. It's not the biggest of our issues, but it doesn't mean it's not something we should look into.
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:02 PM   #13
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Yea Daseal, I know a good private investigator who can "look into" why Portis stumbles from time to time. He should have the report on my desk tomorrow. LOL, all kidding aside I thought Portis played well. Maybe as our O-line starts to play better, Portis won't be so excited everytime he sees a little day light that he stumbles over himself.

I am not near as worried about how this game went as most of us are. This season, each week will be better than the last generally speaking. The Giants should enjoy this one, because we're gonna get after 'em pretty hard when they come down to FedEx. We might even start out the game with the same defensive strategy we had in the second half.
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:11 PM   #14
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Re: Why does Clinton Portis always trip

Give the man props..he's the only bright spot on this offensive roster right now.
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:02 PM   #15
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Re: Why does Clinton Portis always trip

He has good body control in open space, but loses it when he gets near would-be tacklers. I think it has to do with his focusing on trying not to fumble. He tends to cover up the ball well when tacklers get near, but this also makes him easier to topple over as he is unable to use his arms to balance himself (arms protecting the ball).

Go outside, cross your arms over your chest, and try to make some quick cuts while sprinting while not moving your arms.
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