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Old 03-08-2010, 09:17 AM   #46
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Re: Portis/ Parker Combination?

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2 injury prone RBs, that's a great idea.
Injury is my biggest concern as well. I was in favor of a Sproles/Chester Taylor/T. Jones move but having 2 guys in the backfield who seem to have dropped off and have missed most of last year with injuries, I wouldnt really get excited about that.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:33 AM   #47
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Re: Portis/ Parker Combination?

Although both have been often injured during their careers, they both know what it takes and how to be the number 1 guy. That combination with the addition of a power rookie running back like Blount would give us the running backs for the present (portis/ parker) and the future (Blount/ Aldridge).
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:36 AM   #48
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Re: Portis/ Parker Combination?

Thanksa Matty. Did not realize that he was released as well.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:41 AM   #49
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Re: Portis/ Parker Combination?

Chico I am with you as well. Having Portis and Willie P doesn't sound that great as far as durability goes. Neither one of them has made it through last season and both have injury history.

If we are to add and older Vet back I would prefer either LT or Thomas Jones. But the problem is you still don't get a guy without injury history. And to be clear I understand that all back have injuries. The injuries I am focusing on are prolonged or season ending injuries. Willie has had 2 or 3 years ending. LT just one. And Thomas Jones has been banged up but managed to "gut" it out a few times.
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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, 09:53 AM   #51
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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, 09:58 AM   #52
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Re: Portis/ Parker Combination?

I like Blount to BTW.
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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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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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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, 11:10 AM   #56
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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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Re: Portis/ Parker Combination?

We don't have a 3rd rounder, but I don't see Gerhart lasting that long any way.
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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, 11:32 AM   #59
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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, 12:27 PM   #60
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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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