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Old 09-27-2008, 12:15 AM   #1
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Who has the better running duo in NFC east?

No surprise I gotta go with Dallas. Barber runs harder than anyone I have seen "no homer". Felix Jones has great vision and a strong burst once he sees the hole.

I would say in order the Giants(three headed monster), Skins(very close second Betts is good at times and then he is not), and Eagles (Buckhalter, I'll pass).

What do the Skins need to do to stop Felix Sunday?
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:22 AM   #2
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Re: Who has the better running duo in NFC east?

...more dallas propaganda...

For the record, Felix Jones is a rookie. While he has looked promising, let's wait a year or two before we make the call. Marion Barber is a punishing runner, but his carreer is going to be short lived. Even the great Marshall Faulk said that as a NFL running back, you have to know when to run out of bounds and avoid the hit from time to time. Barber fights for every inch, which is admirable, but at the same time incredibly naive.
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:47 AM   #3
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Re: Who has the better running duo in NFC east?

I will also stick with my home team..............

1)Jacobs......

then ........well anyone,Ward or Bradshaw.
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:52 AM   #4
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Re: Who has the better running duo in NFC east?

It's either Dallas or New York right now. (what has Betts done?) It comes down to who has the better backup.

Derrick Ward has rushed for 178 yards in 3 games, and he's averaging close to 7 yards per carry so far.

In 3 games, Felix Jones has 148 yards but he's averaging 8.2 yards per carry. He also has 2 TD's not including the kickoff return.

I'd say Dallas has the better running duo in the division.

....that being said, I believe neither Jones nor BarberIII will score this week.
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:16 AM   #5
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Re: Who has the better running duo in NFC east?

Why not just name the thread what you really think "Dallas Has A Better Running Game". You make it like a question when all you really wanted to do is to say Dallas has a better running game. Its not like your going to debate the subject and change your mind.

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Old 09-27-2008, 08:39 AM   #6
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Re: Who has the better running duo in NFC east?

How many 1000 yard rushing seasons do felix jones, derrick ward, ahmad bradshaw and correll buckhalter have? I'm sure it will change in the future but for the time being the answer is zero. I can't say the same for ladell betts.
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:06 AM   #7
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Re: Who has the better running duo in NFC east?

i'll take the 1-2 punch of portis & betts following big mike sellers out of the backfield.
portis may not have the total numbers one would expect for a number 1 rusher,but there is not a better all around total back in the league.he's the best rb at catching and stopping blitzes i have ever seen.
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:33 AM   #8
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Re: Who has the better running duo in NFC east?

I think it's really close but it's hard to argue against Dallas, given how dangerous Felix Jones looks as a backup. New York has a solid core although injuries are always a concern. Portis is on his way to having a statement season and Betts has made some critical plays already this year. Finally, Philadelphia has maybe the best player in the division in Westbrook and Buckhalter showed last week that he can be a viable fill-in as well.

Exciting stuff. Not a weak core in the entire division. Another reason why this season is going to be so much fun in the East.
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:50 AM   #9
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Re: Who has the better running duo in NFC east?

I'm more impressed with the Dallas line than it's backs. Barber gets a lot of hype but the last time we played them he got 1 yard. Jones is a rookie, who knows for sure? How much is the line and how much is the back? Jacobs is more of a "Barbarian" than Barber. Hard as hell to bring down. Westbrook is a very elusive back who always gives us problems. I like the 1-2 punch we have with Portis and Betts. It does'nt hurt to have the "Beast", Mike Sellers back there either. Portis can break one at any time and is the best blocking back in the league. Betts would be starting on a lot of other teams and is very under-rated. On top of that you've got Sellers back there mowing down people and occasionally catching passes. Nobody wants to hit or be hit by Sellers. Might sound like a homer but I like our guys. As our new offense settles in I think it will showcase our backs talents even more.

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Old 09-27-2008, 10:10 AM   #10
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Re: Who has the better running duo in NFC east?

No doubt Dallas has the best run oline right now. Everybody's on the Felix Jones bandwagon, and he looks good, but a couple of his long runs the oline opened up a hole big enough that i could have made a pretty good run.

When's the last time you saw a hole like that for Portis or Betts? It's been awhile. So, i don't think it's an apples to apples comparison.
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Re: Who has the better running duo in NFC east?

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i'll take the 1-2 punch of portis & betts following big mike sellers out of the backfield.
portis may not have the total numbers one would expect for a number 1 rusher,but there is not a better all around total back in the league.he's the best rb at catching and stopping blitzes i have ever seen.
Don't get me wrong...I'm a huge Redskins fan and I love there running attack when they are clicking! However, for you to say that Clinton Portis is the best RB at catching the football that you've ever scene is a little crazy! Either you haven't scene a lot of football or you are just a monsterous Portis fan. Have you seen Reggie Bush? Do you remember Marshall Faulk? E. James in his prime? Brian Westbrook for the past 5-6 years?

As far as blocking he is top notch for sure! But lets be realistic when we give the whole picture.
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:22 AM   #12
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Re: Who has the better running duo in NFC east?

My order:

1 - Dallas - Marion Barber is an absolute STUD! I'd love to have him on our team. F. Jones looks like the real deal. That combo in years to come is going to be scary if Barber doesn't get hurt.
2t - G-Men - Jacobs, Ward, Bradshaw is a great combo
2t - Redskins - Portis / Betts can both be game breakers
4 - Eagles - As good as Westbrook is...if goes down, they have NO ONE!
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Re: Who has the better running duo in NFC east?

Good question and if you say through 3 games then you go dallas or ny, But over the long haul gotta go Skins. Portis is the only feature back, We'll see this year if barber can get through a whole season as the number 1 guy.
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Don't get me wrong...I'm a huge Redskins fan and I love there running attack when they are clicking! However, for you to say that Clinton Portis is the best RB at catching the football that you've ever scene is a little crazy! Either you haven't scene a lot of football or you are just a monsterous Portis fan. Have you seen Reggie Bush? Do you remember Marshall Faulk? E. James in his prime? Brian Westbrook for the past 5-6 years?

As far as blocking he is top notch for sure! But lets be realistic when we give the whole picture.
Yeah, LT and Westbrook have both led their conferences in receptions if I am not mistaken. Portis as a receiving threat is a relatively new thing. Last year's 47 catches was his career high, and so far this year out of Saunders' offense he is only on pace for like 20 catches.
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Yeah, LT and Westbrook have both led their conferences in receptions if I am not mistaken. Portis as a receiving threat is a relatively new thing. Last year's 47 catches was his career high, and so far this year out of Saunders' offense he is only on pace for like 20 catches.
Thanks for the support...completely forgot about LT! How could I've done that! If you want to go way back you can even throw Thurman Thomas on this list as well as several otheres. IE: Frank Gore, The Priest, L.Johnson, etc.
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