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Old 03-08-2010, 10:47 AM   #46
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Re: Portis/ Parker Combination?

Parker was only out two games last season, but he was just taken over by Mendenhall. I think (and hope) that a new running philosophy (sharing the running duties) would help with durability. I would prefer parker over LT...and I have the sense that given his numbers, Thomas Jones would want to get paid.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:53 AM   #47
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Re: Portis/ Parker Combination?

I'm all for an infusion of youth to join the backfield. We'll make an atempt to get as much out of Portis as he has left, providing he does not continue to be the poster-boy for problems. Some want to cut ties with him altogether but they're not going to pay the guy millions to sit at home.

Just because Parker is paying us a visit dosen't mean he'll neccessarily walk away with a contract. If he were to sign here, he and Portis could be effective for a while, but I have a feeling it would be short lived. Youth and durability is a must for the backfield.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:58 AM   #48
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Re: Portis/ Parker Combination?

I like Blount to BTW.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:09 AM   #49
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I think he was a whole lot better than CP last year. CP looked terrible at times, stumbling on his blockers, losing his balance in the open field.
The Jets have an incredible line. We have....well, you know.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:11 AM   #50
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I'm sorry... but I've been thinking for a while... LaGarrett Blount from Oregon... the guy's stock is down because of the infamous punch... but I LOVE the way the dude runs and we may be able to get a 1st round talent in the 3rd-4th round.
I recall mcshay saying at the time of the punch that Blount was a 2nd rounder. That was early in the season. I don't know how he did in the combine but Blount probably is somewhere in the 2nd to 4th range. I could see him being there in the 4th regardless of the punch.

Anyway, I agree w/you, though I would add he's worth taking in the 4th for us, but no earlier, even if we pick up a 3rd in a trade.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:22 AM   #51
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Re: Portis/ Parker Combination?

When healthy the guy is productive and give us somethign we haven't had at the position since Portis' first year or two. Play making ability. He certainly isn't a big key or anything but he'd be a potentially nice piece for us.
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:10 PM   #52
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Re: Portis/ Parker Combination?

Blount is a decent option, what about Gerhart? any chance he may still be around in the 3rd to compliment our committee?
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We don't have a 3rd rounder, but I don't see Gerhart lasting that long any way.
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:24 PM   #54
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Re: Portis/ Parker Combination?

I would just rather play aldridge to be honest. I watched parker a ton last season and just isn't that good anymore. He is out of pittsburg for a reason he isn't good enough to back up mendanhall I sday leave it alone
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:32 PM   #55
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Re: Portis/ Parker Combination?

bringing in willie parker, who has played on SB teams, isnt a bad idea imo. i would have prefered taylor but alot of our current guys are used to losing and maybe stating to accept it (moss, portis).

with willie, perhaps his expectation of winning will rub off on some people.

we need to change the attitude in that locker room as well as the results on the field.
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:27 PM   #56
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Re: Portis/ Parker Combination?

I honestly expect Clinton Portis to be a different player this year. Look, he just watched two of his best friends get booted from the team, he's a whisker away from being the all-time leading rusher in Redskins history; a feat, mind you, that would be huge for a guy that might not make to Canton. I also think he's looking forward to transitioning to a system that suits his true running style.

Sure he's had a couple of spats with some ex-Skins and traded barbs with Jason Campbell, but no one ever accused the guy of laying down on game day. This is it for Clinton Portis. Either he makes it happen this year as a Redskin or he bounces around the league for the remainder of his career.
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:33 PM   #57
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I honestly expect Clinton Portis to be a different player this year. Look, he just watched two of his best friends get booted from the team, he's a whisker away from being the all-time leading rusher in Redskins history; a feat, mind you, that would be huge for a guy that might not make to Canton. I also think he's looking forward to transitioning to a system that suits his true running style.

Sure he's had a couple of spats with some ex-Skins and traded barbs with Jason Campbell, but no one ever accused the guy of laying down on game day. This is it for Clinton Portis. Either he makes it happen this year as a Redskin or he bounces around the league for the remainder of his career.
I agree, plus, he'll have respect for Shanahan as a proven coach that he never had for the inexperienced Zorn. Zorn and Portis had issues from the start and CP had no respect for his coach. He SHOULD respect any position of authority, but did not. I believe he'll view the team as less of a sinking ship and will be more motivated under Shanny. Like I said, he had attitude issues he should not have been having, but I think he'll behave better this year.


Portis and Parker are similar backs...big producers earlier in their careers, now both need someone to compliment them simply to cut down the workload. I think they'll both be very good for us...a solid 1-2 punch if we can fix the line.
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:50 PM   #58
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Re: Portis/ Parker Combination?

Don't take this CP respect thing too highly.

There was a reason why CP's ass was shown the door in Denver. Rumors said that it was because he wanted more money and threatened to be a hold-out.

CP never gave Gibbs respect that i know of. Players on this team revealed that in an interview some time ago, they were talking about how CP's attitude changed for the worse in 2006 after the injury, and how he would be mouthy with Gibbs, but poor old Joe just sat there and took it.

CP hated Zorn, it's obvious when he told him to "get the F out of my face" during the 2008 season. It's obvious that CP is this way because all of the coaches let him get away with it. The one coach that didn't traded him, and now how ironic that that same coach is here with Portis again.
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Don't take this CP respect thing too highly.

There was a reason why CP's ass was shown the door in Denver. Rumors said that it was because he wanted more money and threatened to be a hold-out.

CP never gave Gibbs respect that i know of. Players on this team revealed that in an interview some time ago, they were talking about how CP's attitude changed for the worse in 2006 after the injury, and how he would be mouthy with Gibbs, but poor old Joe just sat there and took it.

CP hated Zorn, it's obvious when he told him to "get the F out of my face" during the 2008 season. It's obvious that CP is this way because all of the coaches let him get away with it. The one coach that didn't traded him, and now how ironic that that same coach is here with Portis again.

I know that Joe 2.0 was different but I have a hard time believing that Joe would "sit there and take it" from anyone. I don't know who the source is but that description smells to me.
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Re: Portis/ Parker Combination?

I wish i could remember where that was, or who said it, but I remember reading the article in the Northern Virginia Daily. It was Zorn's first year as head coach and players were talking about how things were going to be "so different". Looking back in hindsight, things only got worse, but at the time players were encouraged after a good pre-season.

It was a former redskin, and his exact quote was "I was shocked at how [Coach] Joe could just sit there and take it from him, from someone who wouldn't practice all week and then show up on Sundays and act like he knew a thing or two about what was going on".

That quote was burned into my memory because it's all the people could talk about over at ExtremeSkins when i was still a poster there.

EDIT: The person who said it was Brian Mitchell. I found it on the extreme-skins archvie. His quote was taken from a snub of a radio interview that he gave on July of 2008, i believe right after the HOF game. Now I know Mitchell hates the skins, but he is credible IMO, and he obviously kept up with the skins enough for him to briefly hold a position on one of the team's shows (redskins post-game live), and the radio station.

He has his own show now on 106.7 the fan.
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