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Old 10-11-2008, 12:19 PM   #31
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Re: Portis/Riggins comparison

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I think Portis is a great back and getting better all around. But with Riggo, if you needed 2 or 3 yards for a 1rst down and you gave him the ball, you could bank on it. The guy never got stuffed, never was brought down by one guy, and always fell forward for extra yardage.
Of course the defenders weren't 300lbs either.
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Old 10-11-2008, 12:31 PM   #32
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Re: Portis/Riggins comparison

And it isn't that Portis was faster when he played in Denver, he is running just as fast now... but the teams Denver played were just slower so it looked like Portis was going faster.
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Old 10-11-2008, 07:21 PM   #33
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Of course the defenders weren't 300lbs either.
Neither were the offensive linemen. And I'm pretty sure if Riggins were in his 20's, he could still do it today.
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Old 10-11-2008, 08:48 PM   #34
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Re: Portis/Riggins comparison

Portis will break a long one this week, because the Rams take bad angles and can't tackle. I hope he does break one and this becomes a week where the Skins are up early and often and Portis gets his 100 early, and doesn't need 20-25 carries to get there. I would love for Betts to see some work late, which would mean the Skins are winning big.
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:58 PM   #35
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Re: Portis/Riggins comparison

I might agree with Riggo, but CP is obviously the real deal(meaning just a true NFL superstar quality back). The other backs faded to obscurity once they left Denver. Portis is the best pure back of the bunch, including Terrell Davis. Doesn't matter what system, he can do it well.
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:01 PM   #36
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Of course the defenders weren't 300lbs either.
That is why you can't really get a decent debate going about thetwo. Totally different eras. But if I had to bet my life on a guy making a one yard gain Riggo would be my man.
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