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Old 08-21-2009, 12:23 PM   #1
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Betts to be the 3rd Down Back?

I put a question mark because it seems like we're saying this every summer

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Old 08-21-2009, 12:27 PM   #2
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Re: Betts to be the 3rd Down Back?

I hope not.

Well, if it's a passing situation, OK...but I don't want him rushing the ball on crucial 3rd downs.

He seems to be very good receiving out of the backfield, probably because defenses aren't paying much attention to him.
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:31 PM   #3
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:46 PM   #4
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Re: Betts to be the 3rd Down Back?

I think given equal blocking there isn't a huge dropoff in production from one to the next. CP has a more ability but for 15 snaps a game we won't see a dropoff.
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Works for me. Glad to hear it.
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:46 PM   #6
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Re: Betts to be the 3rd Down Back?

I am not sure why anyone would be against this. Portis wore down last year. Although I think if it is money time in the 4th qtr or at the goal line, you go with the starter...
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:48 PM   #7
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Re: Betts to be the 3rd Down Back?

Portis needs the rest, I hope Betts gets a nice share of the carries as well.
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Re: Betts to be the 3rd Down Back?

Personally, I would rather Betts be in on 2nd, gives a nice versatility for the play action, but won't face all out blitzers. Portis is an awesome pass blocker, Betts - just ok. and whatever we do we need to make sure we don't burn out CP against STL, KC and TB!
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:53 PM   #9
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Re: Betts to be the 3rd Down Back?

I'd like the move to a 2 back system if Betts wasn't our second back. I just don't trust betts to hold onto the football. Yes this may help to save Portis for the end of the year, but what about the rest of the team. The old o-line isn't going to have a break and they could still be worn down by the end of the year. Where is their rest going to come from....Sorry to get off topic but I don't know how coming out and saying Betts is the third down back is really that helpful. Maybe in certain situations but as a whole I'm not a fan of this move for alot of the same reasons people here are already saying.
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Re: Betts to be the 3rd Down Back?

So would we rather just pound CP into the ground again this year?

Betts needs to play more this year, and he needs to step up and be productive, simple as that.
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Re: Betts to be the 3rd Down Back?

One thing in the first 8 games last year, I think Zorn leaned on CP as a crutch, and hesitated in using Betts. Hopefully, Zorn grew more into the Head Coaching position, and understands the effect of leaning on CP like that. CP being the baller he is I am sure didn't hesitate to take the snaps, and that is where the HC and OC have to balance out the whole season.
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So would we rather just pound CP into the ground again this year?

Betts needs to play more this year, and he needs to step up and be productive, simple as that.
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Re: Betts to be the 3rd Down Back?

Matty I agree with you in the fact that Portis doesnt need to play all the time. I just really would have liked the redskins to address the back up rb position. I have never been a big betts fan. I have a question for anybody who would like to answer. Would you take Laron Landry or Adrian Peterson? Not trying to cause a stir just an observation and i am sure that it has been discussed before. Or how about any of the 2nd round picks last year for Steve Slaton?

So Matty I agree that we need to rest CP at times but I just wish the team would have addressed my issue with betts .
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Matty I agree with you in the fact that Portis doesnt need to play all the time. I just really would have liked the redskins to address the back up rb position. I have never been a big betts fan. I have a question for anybody who would like to answer. Would you take Laron Landry or Adrian Peterson? Not trying to cause a stir just an observation and i am sure that it has been discussed before. Or how about any of the 2nd round picks last year for Steve Slaton?

So Matty I agree that we need to rest CP at times but I just wish the team would have addressed my issue with betts .
The coaching staff doesn't have an issue with Betts.
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Re: Betts to be the 3rd Down Back?

yeah just me I suppose.....
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