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Old 05-25-2011, 01:01 PM   #31
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But that's like saying Mark Brunell could throw for 3500 yards at this stage in his career. If he plays enough to put up those numbers, you're going to lose a lot of games because of all the negatives that come along with the attempts it takes to put up that yardage.
Me and my brother were just talking about him yesterday, and my brother asked me that with the Jets' offense, what kind of numbers would Brunell put up if he had to play, say 14 games...

I figured on probably 2,500 to 2,800 yards, probably 17 TD's to 15 INT...

He would probably look great at the beginning of the season, but get slow and struggly as the year wore on...
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:25 PM   #32
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Here Portis speaks about how he would fair better playing for a team with an established QB....and expresses his view of the local media, suggesting them more a hindrance than an asset. Donovan McNabb was not up to snuff.

Clinton Portis says McNabb wasn’t ready for the D.C. media - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post

Portis and Barber can form the complaining duo in NY and take LaVar back with them.

So, Clinton Portis wants to play for the Giants... - Hard Hits - The Washington Post
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:55 PM   #33
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^^ Portis is such a dumbass. I'm sooooo glad this turd is gone. One "me" player down, a few more to go. I find it hilarious he's bitching about the DC media, yet is talking about playing for the Giants. This guy is so stupid and listening to his interviews make me cringe.
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:01 PM   #34
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^LOL.

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I was thinking some of those same thoughts during my last days here as a Redskin, and now another former face of the franchise leaves feeling the same way.
probably for two reasons:

1: Since 99 HC's change every few yrs and players don't fit the mold.
2: Instead of building through the draft the team gets FA's, and the players come here to get paid then find out they don't fit the mold a year or two later.

In any event there is no stability in the coaching aspect and no building throught the draft for long term players. The Skins moto should be "It's all about change."
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:04 PM   #35
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^^ Portis is such a dumbass. I'm sooooo glad this turd is gone. One "me" player down, a few more to go. I find it hilarious he's bitching about the DC media, yet is talking about playing for the Giants. This guy is so stupid and listening to his interviews make me cringe.

Yeah, I'd think the NY media would be Killing players picking them apart, but I could be wrong. I guess looking at the positive side of things Portis is trying to say the DC media and fan base are a knowledgable media and fan base who are starved for information. NY must have a lame media and fan base. Players can get away with murder... or shooting themselves in the leg. OOOPS.
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I don't make a habit of commenting on threads without reading the link...but I have wasted enough of my life reading about what Portis has to say...my only thought is thank god he's gone...
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I am a tad siappointed by CP's comments. But, I will always appreciate the time he spent here as our featured back. He came with his share of BS and he was a pain in the ass at times. Yet you can't argue with his production during, his willigness to put his hat on a blitzer, his concession to go from a one cut zone runner to a between the tackles yard churner (at 205 lbs.) or his seal of approval from Joe Gibbs. I loved CP in the B&G and will miss him as a performer.

That being said, business is business. CP, if you do go to a division rival....I am going to heckle you and encourge our D to lay the wood to you.

After you retire, I'll clap when you are entered into the ring of fame.
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Who is he going to play for in the East that will allow him to have an impact? The Eagles don't run the ball with the backs they have McCoy and Weaver. The Giants have Bradshaw and Jacobs. The Cowboys have Jones, Choice and Barber if they decide keep to him. Give it up Portis. We loved you but it is over now.
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I am a tad siappointed by CP's comments. But, I will always appreciate the time he spent here as our featured back. He came with his share of BS and he was a pain in the ass at times. Yet you can't argue with his production during, his willigness to put his hat on a blitzer, his concession to go from a one cut zone runner to a between the tackles yard churner (at 205 lbs.) or his seal of approval from Joe Gibbs. I loved CP in the B&G and will miss him as a performer.

That being said, business is business. CP, if you do go to a division rival....I am going to heckle you and encourge our D to lay the wood to you.

After you retire, I'll clap when you are entered into the ring of fame.
It would have great if Portis had let the way you describe him be his legacy without all the drama. The drama is why so many are not exactly sad to see him gone.
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Why are people disappointed and get all righteous when a Redskin player leaves and talk crap about the Redskins? At any place of employment you have good productive employees and you have bad apples or employees that leave upset. Part of life.
Do you expect something else? Doyou really expect all Redskin players will leave content?
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:17 PM   #41
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I think Portis gave us 6 solid years. Sure he had some drama, but so did Riggins-the "gold standard" for Redskins running backs.

I wish things had ended under better circumstances but it was time for him and us to move on.
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Why are people disappointed and get all righteous when a Redskin player leaves and talk crap about the Redskins? At any place of employment you have good productive employees and you have bad apples or employees that leave upset. Part of life.
Do you expect something else? Doyou really expect all Redskin players will leave content?
I think some were tired of CP long before this.
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I think some were tired of CP long before this.

This. I happen to be one of them.
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This. I happen to be one of them.
I was too. his act wore thin with me around 2008. you all know that.

But no lie, he seemed like a changed man when Shanahan arrived. I gave him the benefit of the doubt because he really seemed like he wanted to turn over a new leaf....
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Portis really P'd me off at times, but the most electrifying players often do. Regardless of anyone's feelings about him, this guy is one of the all-time Redskin greats; he's second all-time in rushing yards, behind only the great John Riggins. Regarding his release, he said that the Redskins were going in a different direction and that it was the right direction. That's a classy thing to say, and it doesn't bother me that he wants to play the Skins twice a year to prove what they gave up. That's the way motivated players are.

More than anything though, I'm going to miss his backfield blocking. He was vicious in the backfield and seemed to love blocking as much as carrying the ball. Those kind of receivers are few and far between, and Portis didn't just love it, he had a skill for it. When Campbell used to drop back on third and long, I was always excited to watch the block(s) that Portis made. Most of the time they were the most exciting part of the play since Campbell would just dump the ball off five yards short of the first down. Anyway, pardon my rambling (I'm enjoying some Green Flash Brewing Co. West Coast IPA), but no one gave more effort on the field than Portis. Good luck to him.
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