Rudi. What has changed in Cincinnati? Their entire offense is pretty much intact. So barring injury, what reason is there to believe Rudi won't put up 1,400 yards and 12 TD's again? ANd don't throw the "tough schedule" crap at me, Rudi had an insanely tough schedule last year and he still produced.
On the other hand, what reason is there to believe that Portis will improve? The Redskins' offense hasn't gotten much better. THe one thing they can point to is a healthy Jon Jansen, and that Gibbs will supposedly do more spread running. But is that really going to take Portis from 1,300 and 5 TD's to 1,400 and 12 TD's like Rudi? Possibly, but unlikely.
Definitely not likely enough to warrant reaching for Portis when Rudi's right there, just waiting to give you another 1,400 and 12.
"90% of the game is half mental" - John Madden