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Old 10-26-2009, 08:39 AM   #16
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Re: The Brian Mitchell Appreciation Thread

I usually follow the saying ..."If you don't have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all". But I can make an exception.

B-Bitch was not a good RB while with the Skins. He felt he was but we was not. The team relegated him to KR/PR. Atleast he did that some what well. But to be honest with you he seemed no better or worse then Rock Cartwright. B-Bitch was good for getting us to the 30 yrd line all the time. Hardly did he ever take one to the house. Occassionally yes. He might have been good for 1 TD a year as a KR/PR.

Then he got cut and bad mouthed the team. Goes to the Eagles and had a better showing, I presume due to the KR/PR blocking scheme. He again never made the RB squad for the Eagles until someone got hurt and they were forced to use him as a RB.

Personal feelings...B-Bitch is over rated. No different then Cartwright so if the standards are similar then Cartwright is a shoe in also.

Now having said that I apologize for pissing on other peoples corn flakes. I'm happy for B-Bitch I guess. It's nice to see more of the teams past players getting acknowledged. I just wonder why he's not being put up in the Eagles stadium instead of Fed Ex, or is he going to be the first player to be put up in both? We could have had a half time show where they show the unvailing at both stadiums. Even though others in the Skins past are more worthy.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:46 AM   #17
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Re: The Brian Mitchell Appreciation Thread

From Wiki (and I know it's not always accurate but anyways)

"Mitchell was well known as a kick returner, and is the NFL's second all time leader in total yardage (23,330), thanks in large part to his 14,014 yards from kickoff returns and his 4,999 punt return yards. Both are NFL records. He also rushed for 1,967 yards on 388 carries (avg. 5.1 rushing yards), caught 255 passes for 2,336 yards, recovered 20 fumbles for 14 return yards, and scored 29 touchdowns (four kickoff returns, nine punt returns, 12 rushing, and four receiving). His 13 special teams touchdowns are also an NFL record. His nine punt return touchdowns are second behind Eric Metcalf (ten). He is also one of only four players to record four seasons of over 2,000 total yards, (the others being Marshall Faulk, Dante Hall and Tiki Barber) and missed out on a fifth by only five yards."

Rock Cartwright:

Kick returns 183
Kick return yards 4,464
Kick return average 24.4
Kick return TD's 1


So how do they compare again?
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:47 AM   #18
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Not sure if your memory is serving you that well there SBVII.

Mitchell probably could have been a pretty good RB full-time if given the chance. The Skins relegated him to return duty are you serious? He was a big contributor on offense catching balls out of the backfield and running the ball as well.

As a return man he was one of the best to have played the game, I just don't see the comparison to Rock at all. Mitchell was faster, stronger, had better vision, and was far more dangerous.

He was one of the best all-purpose players the league has seen hands down.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:10 AM   #19
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One of my favorite players. Glad he's going to be honored tonight.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:22 AM   #20
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Mitchell was a good player. Not great but good. One of the reasons he piled up all those return yards was during 93- 98 those teams sucked and were always getting scored on. He many opportunities to have returns. I viewed him as good return man. But to be honest he was always running his mouth, everytime he got tackled he got up and wanted to get in a fight w/ someone. It's football, not boxing.....that kind of turned me off to him. Let your play do the talking. Play football and shut up and it's carried over to his commentating. But it's a nice gesture on Snyder's part, he was a good player, I'm just not sure he should go up there w/ Riggins, Monk, Green, Dexter, Sonny, Clark and so on. Those guys were GREAT Redskins, not sure I'd put B.Mitch in that category.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:41 PM   #21
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Watch Brian Mitchell's Ring of Fame Induction
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Old 10-31-2009, 12:43 AM   #22
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He is a great Redskins player and I don't know why so many so called fans hate on him. He actually won a Super Bowl in this city and tells the fans the proper way how to win football games and yet some fans call him a hater because the probably have zero clue as to how to win in this league. Brian Mitchell knows and should be appreciated for instead of the insane bashing that goes on.

I love how people want to protect players like Portis who haven't won anything significant and Mitchell says this is what is needed to win. Yet people want to say that Mitchell is hating. He had to work for everything that he got in this league and yet people say that he is not a true Redskin. Nothing can be further from the truth. He demonstrated that he is a winner, a hard worker, and lives in this community and is dedicated to it. What more could you want from a player. I would be willing to bet that there won't be 5 players on this team who will decide to retire here after they are done with football and the won't be able to contribute to this community like B-Mitch.

Way to go B-Mitch you absolutely deserve this honor and you deserve to be in the HOF.
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Old 10-31-2009, 12:45 AM   #23
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Mitchell was a good player. Not great but good. One of the reasons he piled up all those return yards was during 93- 98 those teams sucked and were always getting scored on. He many opportunities to have returns. I viewed him as good return man. But to be honest he was always running his mouth, everytime he got tackled he got up and wanted to get in a fight w/ someone. It's football, not boxing.....that kind of turned me off to him. Let your play do the talking. Play football and shut up and it's carried over to his commentating. But it's a nice gesture on Snyder's part, he was a good player, I'm just not sure he should go up there w/ Riggins, Monk, Green, Dexter, Sonny, Clark and so on. Those guys were GREAT Redskins, not sure I'd put B.Mitch in that category.
Sorry you don't feel that way. B-Mitch was a player who gave his all on the field. He is second only to Jerry Rice in all purpose yards from scrimmage. He is the all time punt/KR leader. If that doesn't make him great, than what does?
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I usually follow the saying ..."If you don't have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all". But I can make an exception.

B-Bitch was not a good RB while with the Skins. He felt he was but we was not. The team relegated him to KR/PR. Atleast he did that some what well. But to be honest with you he seemed no better or worse then Rock Cartwright. B-Bitch was good for getting us to the 30 yrd line all the time. Hardly did he ever take one to the house. Occassionally yes. He might have been good for 1 TD a year as a KR/PR.

Then he got cut and bad mouthed the team. Goes to the Eagles and had a better showing, I presume due to the KR/PR blocking scheme. He again never made the RB squad for the Eagles until someone got hurt and they were forced to use him as a RB.

Personal feelings...B-Bitch is over rated. No different then Cartwright so if the standards are similar then Cartwright is a shoe in also.

Now having said that I apologize for pissing on other peoples corn flakes. I'm happy for B-Bitch I guess. It's nice to see more of the teams past players getting acknowledged. I just wonder why he's not being put up in the Eagles stadium instead of Fed Ex, or is he going to be the first player to be put up in both? We could have had a half time show where they show the unvailing at both stadiums. Even though others in the Skins past are more worthy.
B. Mitch will more than likely end up in Canton one day. I can promise you Rock Cartwright won't.
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Mitchell was a good player. Not great but good. One of the reasons he piled up all those return yards was during 93- 98 those teams sucked and were always getting scored on. He many opportunities to have returns. I viewed him as good return man. But to be honest he was always running his mouth, everytime he got tackled he got up and wanted to get in a fight w/ someone. It's football, not boxing.....that kind of turned me off to him. Let your play do the talking. Play football and shut up and it's carried over to his commentating. But it's a nice gesture on Snyder's part, he was a good player, I'm just not sure he should go up there w/ Riggins, Monk, Green, Dexter, Sonny, Clark and so on. Those guys were GREAT Redskins, not sure I'd put B.Mitch in that category.

Teams didn't suck so bad from '95-'98. Not defending Gus, but the team in general. The '95 and '96 teams were decent enough and scored more points than the guys we have now. The yardage the D gave up wasn't so good, but we did get a fair amount of INTs with MR Green and co. Ken Harvey was the real deal as well. Terry Allen was like #2 in rushing one of those seasons? The line with Lachey, Uhlenhake, and co was pretty good also.
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