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Old 08-25-2011, 02:08 AM   #46
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Cause it is a what have you done for me lately league. You are only as good as you last game. Best of luck CP
What did he do for us, besides help lead us to the playoffs in '05 and '07? What has he done for us, besides play hard in games that mattered? What else did he do for us, besides pass block like his life depended on it? Nobody wants to talk about that, it's all about him being a little too honest on sports talk radio, or having photos of him clubbing it up on the internet, or talking about what a bad teammate/detriment to the team he was.

I agree in the sense that he was obviously worn down the last couple years, and we would've been better served bringing in a #2 that could split carries/be a true home threat in our Helu sense this year, but people act like he was a worthless fat prick that just ripped us off for 32 mil for 2 years of average play.
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What did he do for us, besides help lead us to the playoffs in '05 and '07? What has he done for us, besides play hard in games that mattered? What else did he do for us, besides pass block like his life depended on it? Nobody wants to talk about that, it's all about him being a little too honest on sports talk radio, or having photos of him clubbing it up on the internet, or talking about what a bad teammate/detriment to the team he was.

I agree in the sense that he was obviously worn down the last couple years, and we would've been better served bringing in a #2 that could split carries/be a true home threat in our Helu sense this year, but people act like he was a worthless fat prick that just ripped us off for 32 mil for 2 years of average play.
He was a contributor to those playoff teams, no doubt. But along with all those praises of the once-mighty Clinton Portis, people also forget the supremely great play calling in 2005 along with reliable and at times brilliant play by veteran QB Mark Brunell who sort of had his comeback season after such a poor year in 2004. In 2007, don't kid yourself if you think Portis saved the season. That was the Todd Collins show and I dont think you'll find many people that will disagree with that.

The bottom line is Portis' attitude and questionable work ethic is what is keeping him out of the NFL right now, not the fact that he is overweight. Any team knows for sure he would lose the weight once he signs and starts practicing/conditioning, but Portis has that whole "I don't practice" reputation that he nicley carved for himself.

If it weren't so, the Dolphins or the Patriots would have signed him. But they knew his attitude and reputation far outweighs any benefit from signing him. That's why Miami signed Larry Johnson, who kept himself in shape and is humble enough at this point to accept any role on a team. Humble, and Portis are two words that don't really mesh well together.
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Making a lot of assumptions here...a lot of assumptions
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It's tough for me to hate on Portis because he ran so hard for us for all those years -- hope he lands back on his feet.
Co-sign. And he ran Riggins numbers without a decent o-line. I'd take a horse like that anyday, dumb costumes and all.
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:15 PM   #51
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Ok folks this is just beyond sad. I think I honestly feel sorry for him now at the reading of this. Everybody in the league knows his career is over except him. It honestly must be truly sad to be experiencing that. His mind tells him he can still play even though he has let his body go and reportedly isn't showing anything at the two workouts he's had...
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Portis heading to Seattle...

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Ok folks this is just beyond sad. I think I honestly feel sorry for him now at the reading of this. Everybody in the league knows his career is over except him. It honestly must be truly sad to be experiencing that. His mind tells him he can still play even though he has let his body go and reportedly isn't showing anything at the two workouts he's had...
Get'm Solid, Get'm....that is kinda sad, but something i could hear Tortis saying. Is this suppose to make up for him being outta shape when he arrives.

I didnt know a Tortis could fly?
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He's embarrassing himself.
He should just fade away quietly.
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who are the RBs now in Seattle? They've had some turnover there, I can't even remember who was RB in the playoffs for them last year.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:53 PM   #58
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Marshawn Lynch, I remember that crazy run he had. they also have Forsett & Leon Washington. Don't know about injuries to any of them. If they're healthy CP won't make it.
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Portia will always be a true redskin to me. I hate that we gave up Champ for him but he was the only thing we had for a long time. Usually when a player leaves I won't wear the jersey anymore. I would with portis. I hope he sticks somewhere.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:05 PM   #60
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People act like Portis is coming out of retirement and trying to pull a Jordan. He'll get work somewhere. Either way, I'd much rather talk about the guys who are here.
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