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Portis' Downfall

Postby hands24 » Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:24 pm

Portis was sitting good in Denver with that zone blocking but now he is probably going to drop off in Washington. He is a great athlete and all but he doesn't fit with the Redskins style of ball.
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Postby Bennett4prez » Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:47 pm

While I'm hesitant of Portis, you can't say he doesn't fit the Redskins system. I am going to give Joe Gibbs a little more credit than that. He wouldn't trade away arguably the best corner in the game for a slump.
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Re: Portis' Downfall

Postby MCG321 » Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:50 pm

hands24 wrote:Portis was sitting good in Denver with that zone blocking but now he is probably going to drop off in Washington. He is a great athlete and all but he doesn't fit with the Redskins style of ball.


Their style of ball? What might that be? From what I've heard, Gibbs is more run-oriented, so I don't think that should be a problem.

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Re: Portis' Downfall

Postby KingGhidra » Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:54 pm

hands24 wrote:Portis was sitting good in Denver with that zone blocking but now he is probably going to drop off in Washington. He is a great athlete and all but he doesn't fit with the Redskins style of ball.


We don't even know what the "Redskins style of ball" is yet. I do know we have a capable "manage the game don't make any mistakes" type veteran QB, one of the best WR duos in the league and a top three talent at RB. If we can whip our underperforming line into shape, there's no reason why we wouldn't be a top ten offense in 2004. I just hope Gibbs doesn't use a goal-line back.
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Postby broncosrule » Sat Jun 26, 2004 7:39 pm

Having watched every gane in C-Po's career, I know the guy is a genuine threat to score every time he touches the ball, whether its between the tackles or catching a pass. The only question is now that he is getting paid, will he bring it every time?
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Postby footballboy » Sat Jun 26, 2004 7:43 pm

My two cents . . .

Gibbs is a "run first" coach. His style in the early ninties was the BIG back offense. My guess is he realizes that the game has changed and the SPEED back is key these days. He has always been an inovative coach and appears to be changing with the times and style of the current NFL. With this in mind, Portis should be the lightening bolt version of Riggins, carrying 20-30 times a game and being the main sorce of scoring for the skins. Draft Portis with confidence in the offensive scheme. His durability is another issue but he is a year older (23) and hopfully stronger and playing on grass will protect him more than on turf. He is a top 5-8 back and if he's there at these spots or later in your draft . . .GET HIM!
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Postby NittanyLions » Sat Jun 26, 2004 7:56 pm

OK, I dont agree and I accidently voted yes so subtract one form yes and add one to no :-]

I think if the Redskins o-line can regroup and stay healthy they can ride this offense, much like the stteler o-line. Portis is a great back and the #s he put up, no matter where he is, are remarkable. Hes young so he can still adjust to Gibbs' offense. I think he will still succeed in washington.
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Postby Pete123444 » Sat Jun 26, 2004 7:57 pm

Portis will be as good or better in Washington.
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Postby Ousmagic » Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:05 pm

footballboy wrote:My two cents . . .

Gibbs is a "run first" coach. His style in the early ninties was the BIG back offense. My guess is he realizes that the game has changed and the SPEED back is key these days. He has always been an inovative coach and appears to be changing with the times and style of the current NFL. With this in mind, Portis should be the lightening bolt version of Riggins, carrying 20-30 times a game and being the main sorce of scoring for the skins. Draft Portis with confidence in the offensive scheme. His durability is another issue but he is a year older (23) and hopfully stronger and playing on grass will protect him more than on turf. He is a top 5-8 back and if he's there at these spots or later in your draft . . .GET HIM!


the question is do u get him at #3 over ahman and deuce? obviously if he drops to 5 or further he'd be a great pick
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Postby Gunslinger » Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:24 pm

I had Portis at #3 in Denver and he hasn't budged with his move to Washington. Why? I have faith in Gibbs. He isn't going to force Portis to run like Riggins, he's a flexible coach who will develop a gameplan for the personnel that he has. Gibbs was the smartest money $nyder has spent.
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