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Old 01-05-2005, 01:44 AM   #16
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If I recall Riggo said "I'm bored, I'm broke, I'm back"

classic Riggins
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Old 01-05-2005, 10:01 AM   #17
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Well Riggo was a strange guy to say the least. He did a lot of crazy things, but he never gave less than 100% in any game that he ever suited up in. And stats are not even the best measure of Riggo's greatness. When the Redskins needed 4 yards he got 4 and when they had 3rd and 1 he was rarely stopped short. He was devastating in the redzone and we have seen this year how important that is. I have been watching the Skins since the mid to late 70's and I think he is the best Redskins player that ever wore the uniform in my lifetime. No offense to Monk or Green or our great O-lineman but Riggo is the best...
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Old 01-05-2005, 10:57 AM   #18
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There will NEVER EVVVEEERRR be another Riggo. Given the support than Riggo had- the o-line, and the deep passing theat Portis could be close. Portis may get more yards per season than Riggo but given the choice who to give it to on 4th and long the answer is obvious.
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Old 01-05-2005, 02:30 PM   #19
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Don't get me wrong, I loved Riggo too, but remember that Gibbs was able to plug in not only multiple QB's but multiple RB's as well over his first tenure. So just imagine having both Ramsey and Portis in this offense for the next 5+ years! It will happen (barring injuries)....Consistency!!!
I think that was part of the original point. If Portis can gain 1300+ yards in his first year with a pitiful offense, then just imagine when Gibbs tweaks the system some and Portis is fully used to it. Everyone was talking about how he was on pace to, and should have broken 1500 yards, but everyone seemed to overlook that NO Redskin has EVER rushed for over 1450 yards, let alone 1500....not Riggo, not Davis, not anyone! If he hadn't gotten the injury, he just might have come close to Davis' Skins record of 1432 if not broken it.....if he had the 118 yards that Betts had against the Vikings, his total would have been 1433. I agree that Portis will most likely eventually own most of the Skins rushing records.
Another thing, Riggo was known for not being the easiest guy to deal with off the field, but on it, he was awesome....I see alot of the same in Clinton....just a different "style" both on and off the field.
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Old 01-05-2005, 04:53 PM   #20
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john riggins ran over players,just ask lawrence taylor,lyle blackwood,bill bates,randy white or harvey martin.clinton portis runs around players,very rarely will he run straight into somebody.riggins was a power runner,portis is a finess runner.
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Old 01-05-2005, 04:55 PM   #21
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until portis came here last year,stephen davis was the best running back the redskins have had since john riggins.davis did'nt mind laying a hit on anybody either.
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Old 01-11-2005, 01:23 AM   #22
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I like this quote about the Portis Baily trade:

"Manning's play-action touchdown toss to Dallas Clark, dropped in between three defenders. So much for that upgraded Broncos secondary; if the season was any indication, they should have dealt Clinton Portis for the rest of Washington's defense."
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Old 01-11-2005, 09:01 AM   #23
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I like this quote about the Portis Baily trade:

"Manning's play-action touchdown toss to Dallas Clark, dropped in between three defenders. So much for that upgraded Broncos secondary; if the season was any indication, they should have dealt Clinton Portis for the rest of Washington's defense."

That is a great quote....
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