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View Poll Results: Redskins/Eagles MVP?
Portis 107 62.57%
Campbell 7 4.09%
Cooley 4 2.34%
Offensive Line 37 21.64%
Defense 10 5.85%
Other 6 3.51%
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:02 AM   #46
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Portis. 145 and a TD, plus that great catch when he was lined up in the slot (which moved the chains) and he even called the 4th and 1 play that ended the game.

RBs calling plays? Just another wild Sunday - Peter King - SI.com

"Clinton called that fourth-down play,'' Zorn said.
Clinton Portis what?
Fourth-and-one, Eagles' 38, 2:48 left, Washington up 23-17, Philly out of timeouts. Tricky call here. If Washington gets stopped, the Eagles take over with about 2:40 left and 62 yards to travel for the winning score. If Washington makes it on a running play and stays inbounds and plays its time-strategy cards right, the 'Skins should be able to run out the clock by kneeling three times and going home with a dramatic win.
Zorn had his thinking cap on, with Jason Campbell and Portis and a couple of the coaches on the sidelines. "I called the formation first,'' he said, "and then he called the play. He thought we should run a draw. I didn't say anything, and I looked at my plan. It was going to be very hard to run. But I thought about the play, and it was a good call. And he's a veteran. If a rookie had said anything, I'd have told him to shut up. But the call made sense. We ran it. He had to really hammer it out.''
The draw's a great call there, with the expectation that a strong back would either wham into the line, or the quarterback would throw a sure thing to either the back or tight end. The momentary element of surprise may have given Portis the sliver he needed to plow for three yards. Ballgame.
Portis was a monster in this game -- 29 carries, 145 yards -- against a D that had allowed 54 yards rushing per game in the first month of the season. Imagine how he felt, authoring the last meaningful play of the game. Imagine the respect he felt from his coach. Imagine the ownership he feels in his team this morning, knowing the new coach, an offensive maven, thought enough of his brain and gut feeling that he could get the yard he needed to give him the authority to make the call on a play that would go a long way toward winning or losing this game.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:45 AM   #47
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I gotta give 2 one for the o line and one for Portis. Portis ran great but he cant do it without the line.
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:08 AM   #48
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Who gets your game ball?
The Oline and Portis for sure.

I'd missed the game... Did Moss play?
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I voted for the offensive line. They dominated the game and allowed Portis to be the star. I'm not overlooking Portis effort, it was phenomenal, I just think that the entire offense clicked because of the effort up front.
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:57 AM   #50
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It has to be Portis. 140 yards rushing, countlees first downs, including the one to seal it at the end that he, (Portis), called not Zorn or Campbell.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:20 AM   #51
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I'd missed the game... Did Moss play?
Moss did play, but did not factor into the offensive game plan much. I think the Eagles had planned to shut him down, which led to both Portis and Cooley having big days.

Gave it to Portis, but could have gone to him or the O-Line for knocking the Eagles D around.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:22 AM   #52
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The Eagles really sold out to stopping Moss. No biggie, we've got plenty of other weapons.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:42 AM   #53
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Gotta go with Portis followed by Cooley for compensating for Moss being double-teamed all day.

But Portis and it is not even close. He was a monster.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:42 AM   #54
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I made a comment on the in-game thread that Suisham is quietly, IMO, a candidate for team MVP so far. His kickoffs are way better this year, and he's been money as far as FG's go. A couple of early misses, but he's been great. 11 of them so far this year.

He can still work on his kickoffs...but yeah, he's been great on FGs.
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The KO out of bounds yesterday was awful. You just can't have stuff like that.
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Suisham was just money all game long.
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There's no way Portis deserves credit over the OLine. Sure, he played a great game, but the OLine played a greater game.
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