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Santana Moss predicts Clinton Portis will be motivated

Perhaps no one in the Redskins' locker room understands running back Clinton Portis better than receiver Santana Moss.

The two have had a chance to chat during the team's offseason conditioning program this month, and Moss predicts Redskins fans will see an especially motivated Portis next season.

"I feel like he's a guy who always plays with a chip on his shoulder because there's always something out there said about him that he reads into and he don't like. ... [Coaches are] going to get him going some kind of way, and he's going to come out and play good football," Moss said.

Portis missed half of last season with a season-ending concussion. He's healthy to again compete, but he'll be doing it in a new offense, with backup Larry Johnson fighting for carries and surrounded by mounting questions about his abilities.

"Every year is not going to be perfect," Moss said. "He had a bumpy year where he didn't perform to the caliber that he has. You can say because of injury, you know what I mean. When you have a year like that, you have it in the back of your head that, 'I want to come out and prove everybody wrong or show everybody what I'm made of.'

"He's one of the best in this game. He's done so much with less. He hasn't had the best O-line, we all know that. He hasn't had the best passing game around, we all know that.
And for him to go out there and put up the numbers he put up every year, you have to give him his credit, which. I don't think it's always given because of the kind of person he is and some of the things he do."

By Rick Maese  |  March 25, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
Categories:  Clinton Portis  
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OK, but, what about you Santana?

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | March 25, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

first

Posted by: kickass10101 | March 25, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I'm giving Portis the benefit of the doubt. He still has it...

...so long as he puts the work in. We can make do the next couple seasons with CP, LJ, and a young unknown or two.

Posted by: psps23 | March 25, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

poop

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | March 25, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Show them who's boss PORTIS..#1 fan

Posted by: taylormade218 | March 25, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Geez, Reid's just a regualr Beepi Longstocking today.

Portis will be motivated until week 4 when his ankles fall apart because he never got his bone spurs removed.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 25, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

"There's nothing to this. He just had a doctor's appointment," Peter Schaffer said in a phone interview. "Someone should have called me [before anything was written]. To not call me was just lazy."

well some journalists have
"LOST THEIR BURST"

booo hahahahahah

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Jeeze Santana, way to be pc. Instead of hurling the rest of the offense (indcluding yourself) under the bus, why don't you acknowledge that fact that your buddy from The U was painfully out of shape last year.

Posted by: WaPoLiveFan16 | March 25, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

It's now lunch pale and hard hat season in Ashburn.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 25, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Moss is correct about Portis not getting help from OL and passing game in Washington... No back can do good with the OL we had in the recent past.

Posted by: ghantabro | March 25, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Between Dick Vermeil's comment that LJ will take CP's job, and Redskins fans' extremely negative reaction to various "poor me" statements made by CP himself over the past year, I expect the chip on CP's shoulder is now bigger than the health care package just passed by Congress. I still don't like him personally (never have), but I predict CP will come into training camp in the best shape of his life.

Posted by: dragon2eden | March 25, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

psp, 1-billion percent agreed. 1st 3 picks have to be on the OL, find a RB in the 6th or 7th round.....

Portis and LJ splitting carries is what I want to see...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 25, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Santana-

"He's one of the best in this game. He's done so much with less. He hasn't had the best O-line, we all know that. He hasn't had the best passing game around, we all know that. And for him to go out there and put up the numbers he put up every year, you have to give him his credit, which. I don't think it's always given because of the kind of person he is and some of the things he do."

Or the best WRs (blocking & receiving), FB, coaching staff, scheme, strength and conditioning coach, or facilities. Just wanted to cover all the excuses for Portis because he's been more than compensated for his contributions.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 25, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

that's right "haters" Portis is a great football player, I'm not here to judge him as a person, I'll let Tebow do that

just kidding

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Personally, I think Moss and Portis are both part of the problem with their endless excuses. Please cut everyone from the U..

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | March 25, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Rams talk contract with Bradford, Suh, McCoy, Clausen

Posted by Michael David Smith on March 25, 2010 3:51 PM ET

The only team that's allowed to begin contract negotiations with draft prospects before the draft is the team that has the first overall pick. The St. Louis Rams are taking advantage of that.

Rams Executive VP of Football Operations Kevin Demoff said he has had discussions with the agents for University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | March 25, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

So, zeke, who ya got in UK-Cornell tonight?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 25, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

every modern pro athlete has been more than compensated for their contributions

blame it on Portis, hater

Portis 2nd best Redskins RB of all time

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, but those things that Moss said are reasons more than they are "excuses".

You can't just ignore the facts because it doesn't reinforce your sentiments.

What Moss said is true. anti-Portis types can add-on, but they can't deny what Santana said.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 25, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

our best and most productive players are "part of the problem" ????

brilliant, like vinny danny type of brilliance, like 3 on the wunderlic brilliance

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

So now we'll have an offensive line and a good passing game? What if neither of those things happen this year? How does Portis react? What if we start out 0-4? I don't think Hanky Janky and Sherrif Gunna Get you or South East Jerome (RIP?) or whoever he wants to be called will come out and be all positive. Boys a Miami ME guy. Prove me otherwise.

Posted by: Dorf | March 25, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

pabrain-

He's the highest paid RB in NFL history. He doesn't need Tana to make excuses for him. CP will come in great shape at 210lbs and will be ready for a NFL comeback player of the year award type season or he will be cut. It's up to him which path he takes..

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 25, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

don't forget Cornell is also in the sweet sixteen in men's hockey ... game Friday vs UNH

http://www.ncaa.com/brackets/2010/ncaa_bracket_DI_hockey_men.html

and just to show Cornell sports teams aren't invincible, the women's hockey team lost in the finals in 3OTs.

http://www.ncaa.com/sports/w-hockey/recaps/032110aad.htmlChampionship in 3OT Over Cornell, 3-2

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

pabrian, I think Larry Brown might also get some votes in that poll.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 25, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

So, zeke, who ya got in UK-Cornell tonight?

Posted by: NateinthePDX

Going with Cornell. I like it when Ashley Judd pouts.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

our best and most productive players are "part of the problem" ????

brilliant, like vinny danny type of brilliance, like 3 on the wunderlic brilliance

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

How many time can you use a variation of the word "brilliant" in one sentence?

And by part of the problem, I mean not part of the solution.. Why do you think LJ is here? Why did Shanny find the time to personally meet with Malcom Kelly.. I enjoy watching them play, but as someone posted earlier "It's now lunch pale and hard hat season in Ashburn" and I get the feeling they dont fit in the plans.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | March 25, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Geez, Reid's just a regualr Beepi Longstocking today.

Portis will be motivated until week 4 when his ankles fall apart because he never got his bone spurs removed.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 25, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse


Yes. Motivation is one thing. Health is another.

I'm pretty sure that the new regime and the LJ signing can provide some proper motivation, but that's only half the story.

Dude just broke down last year. If it wasn't bone spurs it was getting knocked the you-know-what out.

Is his vision still blurry sometimes?

Posted by: p1funk | March 25, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Red-

"Or the best WRs (blocking & receiving), FB, coaching staff, scheme, strength and conditioning coach, or facilities."

What I said is just as true as what Santana said. Every bit of it..

Reasons are Excuses.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 25, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

a lot of guys will get votes, Byner, Cliff Battles

how bout Portis the 2nd leading Redskins rusher of all-time

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

I think it's ironic that so many fans and members of the media give Campbell a free pass because the offensive line was so bad over the past three seasons, but insist that Portis' drop in production in the second half of 2008 and his awful season in 2009 were due to his losing a step. Never mind he played behind the SAME O-line that Campbell did. Never mind that no team in the league respected the Redskins passing offense. Where are the Portis apologists? There should be at least as many as there are Campbell apologists.

Posted by: tkoho | March 25, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Portis will come out like a stallion on fire for a game or two... then myteriously dive into the middle of a pile for no apparent reason... other than to claim he suffered another concussion. He'll then put his Avator 3D glasses back on... and declare himself on injured reserve for the balance of his contract.

Book it.

Posted by: Vic1 | March 25, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

and, football is football

1 winner 31 losers

not geniuses, not scientists, not clergy

football players

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Feed the ball to Port-o-John.

Moss is right. But Portis was fat and lazy last year. That is the main reason for his decline.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | March 25, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

moss did mention the passing game in fairness, not QB, the passing game

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

I'm a Moss fan, but his comments annoy me.

This team was freakin' 4-12 last year. I hope that every player on this team of losers comes back motivated because they have pride in what they do and hate being NFC East cellar-dwellers who lost every game in their division.

Does CP need people to call him out as an individual to be extra-motivated?

I hope not.

Posted by: p1funk | March 25, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Not a single person in here can deny what portis has done for the redskins the last 5 years or so. He has been great. One of the best backs in the league. He completely changed his style of running for Joe Gibbs and became a dominant featured back.

That being said, the man is in decline, has never been a good teammate and has never worked all that hard. He has relied on his speed and quickness, has always taken practice off and isn't above acting entitled. He is the owners favorite player and he uses that to his advantage. He needs to learn that this is a team sport and that it isn't all about him and what he wants. If its best for the team for him to get 15 carries and LJ to get 15 carries then SUCK IT UP and do it. If its in the best interest in him practicing and working hard (which it always is...) then practice and work hard. Come in in shape and work.

Hopefully Shanny will get on him and get him to practice and work with the team. Maybe he'll stop all this favoritism shi# and actually work with the team, and maybe just maybe he'll stop calling out his coaches and teammates.... either way I do not like Clinton. I respect what hes done as a player, but I do not like him as a person or as a football player.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 25, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

pabrian, I love Clinton, and I consider him the second-best RB I've ever seen play for the Skins. But I've heard enough about Larry Brown to believe in his greatness and wish I'd seen him play.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 25, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

you think Campbell is getting a free pass, what media are you reading?????

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Portis looks really out of shape right now. I was watching Redskin Nation on Comcast a few nights ago... They had footage of some of the conditioning drills and Portis looked like he was hiding a basketball under his shirt.

Posted by: dfbovey | March 25, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: tkoho | March 25, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Portis has over 2,000 carries and bone spurs in his ankles. Portis came into the seaosn fat and out of shape last year. Portis didn't practice last year.


On a seperate note:

#1 Rams take Suh
#2 Lions trade down with Browns, Browns grab Sam Bradford.
#3 Bucs take McCoy
#4 We get Okung!!!

Book it!!!

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 25, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

cliff battles was like jim brown before jim brown, he was the best runner in the league by far, but retired because he was not given a $150 raise in his yearly salary

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: tkoho | March 25, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

The knock on Portis was not just his drop in production, it was that he was injured and didn't do anything about it, it's that he sat out practices and slowed down the offense's chemistry. For Pete's sake, his own coach came out and said he didn't work hard enough.

I'm not among the "JC apologists", but I can acknowledge that Campbell works hard and doesn't cut corners in practice.

Same can't be said for CP, and that's where alot of the criticism comes from.

Posted by: p1funk | March 25, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

He's the highest paid RB in NFL history. He doesn't need Tana to make excuses for him. CP will come in great shape at 210lbs and will be ready for a NFL comeback player of the year award type season or he will be cut. It's up to him which path he takes..

Posted by: Diesel44

These guys have Portis listed at number 5 as of last October.

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/under-cap/2009/under-cap-top-ten-running-backs


44, a reason is a basis or cause for an action or event and nothing more. An excuse is what you give to try and gain sympathy, mercy, or forgiveness.

I think Moss was just giving reasons for the action and events last year regarding Portis. I don't think he was trying to draw sympathy for Portis.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 25, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

every player in his late 20's in on a decline

a lot of guys lost motivation last year under the lamb duck staff, human nature

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

So, it sounds like Clinton seems to have his "act" together AGAIN...

When is Santana (i'm not santonio) Moss going to become more consistent by catching the easy balls that hit his little burger king hands??? He catches every circus ball but kill the drive on a simple routine play. Put moss on punt return duty and play marko with mmmmalcom kelly and devin.

Posted by: boricuabopper | March 25, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Portis and LJ (still very concerned about this guy's file) I think will out perform the low expectations surrounding them which are based solely on yesterday's news

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | March 25, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

With all those beeps, its time to repost this awesome classic

http://www.gleeclub.com/experience/music/almamater.mp3

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedDMV | March 25, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse


I think Diesel means that at the time the Redskins got CP, they gave him the richest contract for a RB in NFL history up to that point.

Posted by: p1funk | March 25, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Lionel Vital

Posted by: 4-12 | March 25, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Riggins didn't practice either, are their any riggins haters out there??

no because we were winning, those were great teams

don't be 'holier than thou' when we're losing and understanding when we win, unless you're a fair weather fan.

this isn't directed at anyone in particular

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

every player in his late 20's in on a decline

a lot of guys lost motivation last year under the lamb duck staff, human nature

Posted by: pabrian2003

Lot of QBs are still improving in their late 20's

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

whether you like him or not, CP is in the generation of LT, Westbrook, Shawn Alexander, Rudy Johnson, And LJ time frame. that list already has guys out of the league or on the decline or released. CP26 would have broken all time records in had he stayed in Denver. But instead was converted into a power back and quite frankly is more of a scat back. the redskins have broke his body down with the style of running game we had. To bad, because shanny would have prolonged his career.

Posted by: sthai75 | March 25, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

We will be drafting a young back in the later rounds.

Posted by: sthai75 | March 25, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

qb's are an exception, and london fletcher

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Is anybody else still wishing for a Bailey/Portis 2.0 trade? I still think Bailey was/is the better end of that deal.

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | March 25, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/25/sports/ncaabasketball/25cornell.html?hpw

fwiw, the article states these guys are living in a 3 story house on Dryden Road. I lived in a 3 story house on Dryden Road when I was there.

Doubt its the same house, but we made the front page of the Ithaca Journal back in the day.

The headline was:

424 Dryden Road: A History of Violations

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

So uh the Big Ben tape decided to overwrite itself between the time the police left and came back for it. as the church lady would say How Convenient.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 25, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedDMV | March 25, 2010 4:12 PM

He's the highest paid RB in NFL history. Meaning he has since he entered the league cumulatively made more than anyone who has played his position in league history.

Excuses are made for failure and reasons are given why one succeeds. 4-12 is a failure. I don’t hear the Saints making excuses why they won but there are many reasons why they did.

I'm rooting for Portis, as I root for anyone that wears the uniform. It’s up to him, like I said he could be the comeback player of the year or he could get cut.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 25, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

skinsfanintampa... only if we get that 2nd rounder we set over with Bailey...

What highway robbery... the best cover corner in the league and a 2nd round pick for a RB... (which in the NFL grow on trees).

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 25, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

I guess Portis Pockets really are str8

Posted by: iH8dallas | March 25, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

skinsfanintampa... only if we get that 2nd rounder we set over with Bailey...

What highway robbery... the best cover corner in the league and a 2nd round pick for a RB... (which in the NFL grow on trees).

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 25, 2010 4:31 PM

Champ was leaving DC after that year. It was somewhat known that he was caught having an affair and needed to get out of DC to save his marraige.

They had no choice...trade him and get something in return or have him walk. The problem I have is the 2nd rd pick we sent with Champ.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 25, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Diesel... I didn't know champ had an affair... I read everything i could about that trade because at the time champ was one of my favorite redskins... interesting....

I knew he wanted a ridiculous contract, so did Portis and thats the main reason we let Champ go... we decided that paying a RB millions was better than a DB... but I never heard the affair aspect...

Still, Champ for Clinton straight up would have been fine. Throwing in the 2nd was retarded and is just another example of the skins not knowing how to negotiate trades. We always seem to give up more than is necessary and seem to get back less than we deserve. Hopefully Brucy and Shanny can fix this, as Shanny has proven he can extract a lot from his trading partners.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 25, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

According to JLaC
Is trade in the works between Ravens and Redskins?
Don't be surprised if sometime before or shortly after the draft, the Ravens and Redskins start talking trade. Washington badly needs starting tackles (yes, plural), especially if the club starts zeroing in on a quarterback at the fourth overall pick. The Redskins regretted letting Maryland tackle Jared Gaither get away from them in the supplemental draft a few years back, when the Ravens plucked the starting left tackle in the fifth round. The Ravens will not give Gaither a contract extension this year, according to a league source, and he currently has a first-round tender.

However, the Redskins' second-round pick (37th overall), is plenty close enough to the first round for the Ravens, according to sources, and if you throw in a fifth- or sixth-round pick as added incentive, that's a deal folks. Gaither is represented by Drew Rosenhaus, who has a very strong relationship with Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. He could play left or right tackle, and would be a massive upgrade over anything on Washington's roster.

The Ravens are hesitant to give Gaither a long-term deal because he isn't always ultra-competitive and he tends to get hurt. They like him as a person, but he inspires some hesitation as a player. If he stayed in Baltimore and had a heck of a season and eased some of those concerns, he would get rewarded, but I have a strong sense it won't come to that.

Maybe a team such as Dallas parts with its late first-round pick for Gaither -- though it's not as likely -- but the Redskins make a lot of sense here for many reasons. Any team with a high second-round pick in need of tackle help (the Lions, certainly), would have potential, and the Ravens will be ready to wheel and deal if interest picks up closer to the draft, as I suspect it will

Posted by: skinswest | March 25, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse


So uh the Big Ben tape decided to overwrite itself between the time the police left and came back for it. as the church lady would say How Convenient.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 25, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Doubt the tapes had anything useful. Unless they have a security camera in the bathroom/closet

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | March 25, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

the ridiculousness of portis' contract is on snyd-rrato NOT Portis.

What player is going to say, "pay me less"??

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

why oh why didn't we re-sign Antonio Pierce??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 25, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

I hope that Drew Rosenhaus' alleged "very strong relationship with Redskins owner Dan Snyder" never again plays a factor in any personnel decision this franchise makes. I want the football people to be 100% in charge from here on out.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 25, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Second rounder for Jared Gaither?

I'd be on board with that. Okung in the first and Gaither as our second; you have a pair of bookend tackles folks.

All of a sudden, the most glaring weakness on the team becomes a strength.

Done and done.

Posted by: psps23 | March 25, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 25, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Unaware about the affair also.. I always thought it had to do with Champ being uphappy with the FO.

Maybe Shanny can sell another team a bill of goods, and we trade Portis for a 3rd?

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | March 25, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

champ wanted out, remember?

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

see what happens when you stockpile offensive lineman? You make playoff runs and pick up draft picks along the way-allegedly.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

I don't hear anyone ONLY blaming JC17 around here

.....

Have you read some of vicc's posts??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1

You don't lie Greg. Here's an example:


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MistaMoe

"In the NFL, when you're leading a 4-12 team to repeated bottom of the division finishes, the excuses become hard to listen to when the facts suggest you need to move on."

I couldn't agree more. The most important stat for a QB is:

Jason Campbell -- 3618yds (226yds/gm)
Vince Young -- 1879yds (187yds/gm)

Jason Campbell -- 64.5%
Vince Young --58.7%

Jason Campbell -- 20tds 15ints
Vince Young -- 10tds 7ints (10 Starts)

Jason Campbell -- 86.4rating
Vince Young -- 82.8rating

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Jason Campbell 2009 starter -- 4W-12L
Vince Young 2009 starter -- 8W-2L
Ironically, I have little doubt JC17 backers will argue that he's a better QB than Vince.

Any more questions on why winning % is associated with QBs?

Posted by: Vicc | March 25, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, it's been well documented that Champ wanted out because he wasn't going to get what he wanted from the Skins' front office.

Over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 25, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: psps23 | March 25, 2010 4:55 PM

I know the Ravens have Oher and they might want him to move to the blindside but there are few legit LTs. Which leads to the reasons for only a 1st rd tender from the Ravens.

"The Ravens are hesitant to give Gaither a long-term deal because he isn't always ultra-competitive and he tends to get hurt."

So we would have to trade #37 and a 5th rd'er and then give him a huge contract? It's a tough choice but if the Ravens don't want him, we should pass.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 25, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Despite the Bears suffering from:

Multiple injuries including Matt Forte and Brian Urlacher

Piss Poor Receiving Core

Counting on Orlando Pace as starting LT

Jay Cutler led Bears to 7-9 record playing in a very tough division.

Jay Cutler threw a slew of Ints, yet he still pulled out 7 wins.

Posted by: Vicc | March 25, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

psps is right our only weakness on the o line would then be the center position

Posted by: mudman220 | March 25, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

skins from Tampa, one does not have to be brilliant to know that LJ is here to replace Betts and compete with Portis.

Why did shanny meet with Kelly? You mean the Kelly that so many have dogged and hated upon from day 1, the Kelly that so many wished was Jackson, maybe shanny sees potential and wants to be supportive, like a reasonable person

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

cliff battles was like jim brown before jim brown, he was the best runner in the league by far, but retired because he was not given a $150 raise in his yearly salary

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 4:10 PM

When I was a kid, Cliff Battles lived down the street from me (he was in his late 70's I'd guess). I used to mow his lawn. He moved to Florida so he could play golf all year - then when he got there, had a bad stroke and never hit another ball.

He was a big dude...

Posted by: edvar | March 25, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

what was the reason why Gaither came out in the supplamental draft instead of the regular draft? 5th round of the supplamental which would have been a 4th in the following real draft. Red flags?

Posted by: sthai75 | March 25, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: psps23 | March 25, 2010 4:55 PM

I know the Ravens have Oher and they might want him to move to the blindside but there are few legit LTs. Which leads to the reasons for only a 1st rd tender from the Ravens.

"The Ravens are hesitant to give Gaither a long-term deal because he isn't always ultra-competitive and he tends to get hurt."

So we would have to trade #37 and a 5th rd'er and then give him a huge contract? It's a tough choice but if the Ravens don't want him, we should pass.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 25, 2010 5:06 PM

I was thinking that as well. Something doesn't sound right there.

Posted by: skinswest | March 25, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

So we would have to trade #37 and a 5th rd'er and then give him a huge contract? It's a tough choice but if the Ravens don't want him, we should pass.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 25, 2010 5:06 PM |

That's where I'm leaning too. Teams usually don't let young starting caliber OTs go. Any team will have to really do their due diligence on Gaither. Something smells fishy.

Posted by: TWISI | March 25, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

you mean vince young who got benched for a year and a half for Kerry Collins, the vince young that was allegedly suicidal after being benched? That vince young, the guy who was given a second chance

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

He's the highest paid RB in NFL history. Meaning he has since he entered the league cumulatively made more than anyone who has played his position in league history.

Posted by: Diesel44

At the time he signed his contract back in 2004 Portis was the highest paid running back.

A few months later, Ladanian Tomlinson signed a contract very close to that of Portis', but Tomlinson's contract was up to 60 million total, while Portis' was up to 56 million.

Tomlinson also got 21 million in guaranteed money, Portis got 17.

So....

Posted by: RedDMV | March 25, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

so based on winning % sonny & archie should be pulled from the HOF

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: sthai75 | March 25, 2010 5:17 PM

Grades. Gaither was going to be academically ineligble to continue at UMD.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | March 25, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

so, portis haters hate portis and make the facts fit the policy

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

gaither 6'9 340 24 yrs old, this guy is a monster. typical monster type size the ravens love. They don't want him? somethings up. he may not fit zone blocking scheme under shanny anyway.

Posted by: sthai75 | March 25, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

I tend to agree if Ozzie doesn't want him we should b wary, but those guys have a thing called depth that we haven't seen since the salary cap came into play

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

I think it's ironic that so many fans and members of the media give Campbell a free pass because the offensive line was so bad over the past three seasons, but insist that Portis' drop in production in the second half of 2008 and his awful season in 2009 were due to his losing a step. Never mind he played behind the SAME O-line that Campbell did. Never mind that no team in the league respected the Redskins passing offense. Where are the Portis apologists? There should be at least as many as there are Campbell apologists.

Posted by: tkoho | March 25, 2010 4:03 PM

So, let me get this straight - Portis showed up to camp last year because, according to your implied logic above, the offensive line was bad?

Huh?

Portis started off the year not wanting to be the best running back he could be. He did not care, so he got lazy and showed up out of shape. That, combined with the O-line's eventual collapse, doomed Portis' season.

That showed a lack of heart. Book it.

Posted by: hithere1 | March 25, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Qbs need time,
RB need holes,
draft OT,
draft OT!

Posted by: _Stumped_ | March 25, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

So, Santana is saying Portis would have been better if only Campbell and the offensive line had been better? It couldn't have had anything to do with a coach who wouldn't hold his players accountable for things like missed practices, throwing his teammates under the bus, and (this one is for you Santana) dropped passes. Here is the word for you guys from the "U": accountability. Be accountable to your teammates for your attendance at practice and your focus in the game. Let your teammates be accountable for their actions and let the coach - now that you have one - hold you accountable for your play on the field.

Even though CP might still have it, and even though Moss might still be a threat, I could be just as happy with those prima donna's playing somewhere else.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 25, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Jason Campbell 2009 starter -- 4W-12L
Vince Young 2009 starter -- 8W-2L
Ironically, I have little doubt JC17 backers will argue that he's a better QB than Vince.

Any more questions on why winning % is associated with QBs?

Posted by: Vicc


Meaningless. The Titans actually have an offensive line. I don't think we really know that much about Campbell, despite his time as a starter.

Posted by: lordtwang | March 25, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

... RB need holes, ...

Posted by: _Stumped_ | March 25, 2010 5:51 PM

You said holes.

Posted by: dcsween | March 25, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

... The Titans actually have an offensive line. ...

Posted by: lordtwang | March 25, 2010 6:15 PM

Titans have an awesome offensive line. They made Kerry Collins look like he was an actual QB in the NFL.

Posted by: dcsween | March 25, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Vince Young also turned out to be an awesome pulling-out-the-game-in-time QB ... after he got over his mental insanity issues from the previous offseason. Young, and the Titans I guess, were my ringer against the spread every game he started last season. Vegas never even figured it out. I think Chris Johnson might have had something to do with that too.

Posted by: dcsween | March 25, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

did I get beeped or is this just shift change?

Posted by: dcsween | March 25, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Nice job, sween. We had a gentleman's agreement to have a "quiet hour" up here in honor of Cornell. You blew it.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 25, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 25, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

I think Portis will be in shape because he's a "I'll show them" type dude...he's sensitive!

Didn't Moss lead the league in dropped passes? Didn't he quit in the Green Bay game a few years ago...

BUT...

He has been HUGE for us in other games.

PASS!

Posted by: rickyroge | March 25, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedDMV | March 25, 2010 5:22 PM

I'm not talking single largest contract, I'm talking about every dollar he has made thru contracts, renegotiations, etc. He has been paid in TOTAL since he entered the league more than any RB in NFL history.

Not his fault…but let’s not feel sorry for him for playing behind a HS OL or for playing for a HS HC with a HS playbook.

I’m rooting for him because I’m a Redskin fan, not a CP, JC, AH, etc. fan.

Let’s hope this year is different.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 25, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Jason Campbell 2009 starter -- 4W-12L
Vince Young 2009 starter -- 8W-2L
Ironically, I have little doubt JC17 backers will argue that he's a better QB than Vince.

Any more questions on why winning % is associated with QBs?

Posted by: Vicc | March 25, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse
_________________

Young won more games than JC last year because he had the best running back in football to hand off to. Chris Johnson had, what, 1900 something yards? Give that kidn of running game to any QB and it'll improve the QB's stats. In no way except running ability is Young a better QB than JC. He's not accurate (although getting better) and can't read defenses very well. His running ability is somewhat negated in the NFL b/c of the speed of the outside LBs and DEs. Plus, he's a head case. I'd take JC in a second over Vince Young.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | March 25, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedskinsNow | March 25, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

The McNabb trade rumors keep coming...

First rumbles of McNabb-to-Raiders trade terms emerge

Posted by Mike Florio on March 25, 2010 6:37 PM ET

Every once in a while, we develop a tipster who builds a track record of providing tips that end up being true.

And one of our latest tipsters who has been accurate with past tips (for the most part) has now given us a tip regarding the trade terms that possibly would send Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb to the Raiders.

Per the tip -- uncorroborated but nevertheless intriguing -- McNabb and cornerback Asante Samuel would go to Oakland, and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha would go to Philadelphia.

We don't know whether an offer of this nature has been made. We suspect that the Eagles would, at a minimum, want to replace Samuel with Sheldon Brown.

Anyway, stay tuned. This is all uncorroborated, but we know that our friends in Philly are desperate for information, and that our friends in Oakland are desperate for hope.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 25, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Diesel44

who's feeling sorry for him? I'm just saying don't be a hater.

vinny paid everyone too much and vinny's gone

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

I'm hearing you on the hubba hubba.

Of course when I was there, we didn't have the hottest cheerleaders. We didn't have much hot at all. Alcohol was a big help.

But there is at least one great story when I was there. Playboy magazine came in and stayed at the on campus hotel (yes Cornell actually has an on campus hotel ... and a school of hotel management). Playboy drew lots of protesters.

So ... a group of about 50 guys, dressed in sneakers and jockstraps and nothing else, holding Playboy magazines in their raised arms, ran right thru the middle of the protesters. One of the funniest things I've ever seen.

Watching the jaws drop on the protesters was priceless.

I think 2 Cornell women (they called it Women of the Ivy League, not Girls) were in the issue. One a fully dressed field hockey player who was a friend of a friend sort and one nude ... and no one I knew had ever heard of her.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

The Tennessee Titans started the year 0-6 with a stud running back and offensive line.

Then after a simple change at QB, the Titans start winning. Just one player seemed to be the difference...amazing isn't it?

I think Mike Singletary said it best: "I want winners"

Posted by: Vicc | March 25, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Portis is one of the best pass protecting RBs I've ever seen, Aikman often says he is his favorite because of this.

how does this tie into to his attitude? I don't care, but I'm going to sacrifice my body to protect our average QB on our average team for no statistical gain

makes sense.....not

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

winners like Sonny Jurgen...oh wait, no winners like archie mann.. oh wait, winners like cahrlie Ward...oh wait, winners like trent dilfer, lq

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

those other coaches that say, "I want losers" are wrong??

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 25, 2010 7:08 PM

Do you have an alternate alias? I coulda swore i've seen a pabrian2008?

it's 2010. it's a very different NFL than the one Sunny J played in.

Please show me an average QB who consistently leads his team to the playoffs. From what I've seen the past few years, it's always the same QBs in the playoffs with an occasional fluke season or two from the Dilfer's and Collins' of the league.

Aren't head coaches judged and remain employed based on there winning %? And they don't even play a snap.

You never hear about positional coaches record.

Posted by: Vicc | March 25, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 25, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

RedskinsNow | March 25, 2010 6:48 PM |,
So CHFF are homers for Tebow.
Wow! Just wow. I might be inclined to rethink my lukewarm (whatever) endorsement of using the #37 on him.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | March 25, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

http://www.csnwashington.com/pages/landing_redskins/?blockID=204275&feedID=2993

Post talks about the 5 players most likely to improve.

Excerpt for those who don't want to read the full text.
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CB Carlos Rogers—The word out of Redskins Park is that after reviewing the video from the past few years, Shanahan is quite impressed with Rogers’ play. No doubt, he (and the fans) would like to see Rogers hold on to a few more of the passes that slip through his hands and bounce harmlessly on the ground, but the coach likes his game overall. For the last couple of years, Rogers has been the redheaded stepchild of the Redskins secondary. Late in the 2008 season, he was standing in the tunnel waiting to be introduced as the starting cornerback. He found out that he was being benched when his name was not called over the PA system. Last year he was benched for coverage issues while others with the same issues kept their starting jobs. One thing that Shanahan will do is communicate expectations, and let players know where they stand. The improved atmosphere at Redskins Park should elevate Rogers’ play on the field. And, on top of that, he will be an unrestricted free agent next year, and it’s funny how many players tend to have great seasons in their contract years.


G Chad Rinehart—Like Rogers, Shanahan reportedly likes what he has seen on film out of the third-year guard, the team’s third-round pick in the 2008 draft. Rinehart seemed to be starting to hit his stride after a year and a half of spending most of his time on the inactive list, but a broken leg suffered in Dallas derailed his season. Certainly Rinehart is not destined for the Pro Bowl or anything, but don’t be surprised to see him in serious competition for a starting job.

Posted by: TWISI | March 25, 2010 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

I would think that a multi-million dollar a year contract should be motivation enough to "do the things he do".

Posted by: westjr88 | March 25, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

RedskinsNow | March 25, 2010 6:48 PM |,
So CHFF are homers for Tebow.
Wow! Just wow. I might be inclined to rethink my lukewarm (whatever) endorsement of using the #37 on him.
Posted by: _Stumped

Read the numbers. "Stumped" would apparently be accurate.

Posted by: RedskinsNow | March 25, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Can't argue numbers with CHFFs.

Give me the facts baby...and with God on his side and everything.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | March 25, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedskinsNow | March 25, 2010 8:10 PM


That article is well and great but Tebow doesnt translate to a NFL qb. I know he works hard and has great drive, but so do most of the players at this level. Other than his intangibles he is a gimmick system qb. A system qb where his strength is his running ability not his passing. In the NFL he will be asked to pass on a regular basis. I dont understand why certain scouts think he can will his way to being a good nfl qb. You can't screen and shovel pass your way to nfl stardom.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | March 25, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

yeah, yeah, yeah. pretty boy portis.... he's not hungry. doesn't play like he's hungry.

Posted by: quietwar | March 25, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

So being paid millions of dollars by your employer is not enough motivation? If this guy couldn't carry a football, I would be buying him Healthcare.

So done with this guy...bring on LJ enough of this fool.

Posted by: marksmen | March 25, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 25, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Dude just broke down last year. If it wasn't bone spurs it was getting knocked the you-know-what out.

Is his vision still blurry sometimes?

Posted by: p1funk

Agree funkster. He's one shot away from retirement.

Posted by: TheCork | March 25, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

So done with this guy...bring on LJ enough of this fool.

Posted by: marksmen

Not available. He's at the doctors, who as we know are never available except during practice.

Posted by: TheCork | March 25, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Somebody brought up that SI.com article on the 6 SEC quarterbacks (the Cold Hard Facts column, by Byrne). He notes that if you apply the NFL qb rating system to their college careers, Tebow comes out way better than Peyton, Eli, and the other SEC top choices. This, he insists, is cold hard fact.

A big flaw in his reasoning. Look at the five former SEC, current NFL QBs ranked in order using his system. Peyton, ranked first, is clearly the best. But directly following him are JaMarcus Russell and Tim Couch, both busts. Coming in fourth is Eli, with Matt Stafford finishing a distant last. Now Eli is clearly better than Couch and Russell, and Stafford had a perfectly respectable year on the league's worst team. That suggests that applying the NFL QB rating system to college quarterbacks is not really a very good predictor of future performance in the NFL.

In fact, Peyton finishes only two measly points above JaMarcus, who in turn is six whole points above Eli. That suggests that not only is their no causal relationship between college performance as rated by an NFL-style QB rating system, there's not even a correlation there. Which leads us to the conclusion that Tebow's phenomenal number is in fact of little or no value in predicting his future in the League.

Which in turn means that Byrne's cold hard facts are about the consistency of warm brie.

How did that guy get a column in SI?

Which leads to the second flaw:

Posted by: Samson151 | March 25, 2010 10:42 PM | Report abuse

"Then after a simple change at QB, the Titans start winning. Just one player seemed to be the difference...amazing isn't it? I think Mike Singletary said it best: "I want winners"
Posted by: Vicc"

You see the weakness in your argument, right? We know Vince made a difference, but what about Vince made that difference? You're assuming it's leadership -- but you don't demonstrate that. It's just an assumption, and you know what they say about 'assume'...

If you look at Young in QB terms -- passing stats, QB rating -- he didn't play that well. Two things made him look better than he played: first, he followed Kerry Collins, who was miserable. Second, his running effectively prevented defenses from keying on Chris Johnson. That made Tennessee, a very talented club that had started what 11-0 juat the season before? into something resembling its old self.

Vince still has a long way to go as an NFL QB. And as a leader, IMO.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 25, 2010 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Went through all the stars on that Sports Illustrated link. Don't get all excited. I did that when I saw the eye popping stats Colt Brennan produced in college (WAY better than even Tebow's) and thought we just drafted a future HOF QB. No coaches have given him any playing time for the same reasons we shouldn't even consider drafting Tebow; he's too short and has questionable throwing style.
Why draft Tebow when we already drafted a better version of him and no one wants him even with a couple years of NFL learning experience Tebow doesn't have?

Sorry...pass. Draft OT, OT, FS, ILB, & RB (in that order)

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | March 25, 2010 11:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 25, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Got one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st-KJ0SYWeg

Posted by: RomoLongballs | March 25, 2010 11:32 PM | Report abuse

That article is well and great but Tebow doesnt translate to a NFL qb. I know he works hard and has great drive, but so do most of the players at this level. Other than his intangibles he is a gimmick system qb. A system qb where his strength is his running ability not his passing. In the NFL he will be asked to pass on a regular basis. I dont understand why certain scouts think he can will his way to being a good nfl qb. You can't screen and shovel pass your way to nfl stardom.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer

Awesome post name.

I think the reason some scouts like him is that Tebow isn't a gimmick just because he was in a gimmick system in college. Problem is that he's 4 years behind where he'd be if he'd been in a pro-style offense in college. Of course, he might have been far less successful as a pro-style. That's the problem. We just don't know

I'd take him with a 3rd-round pick in a heart-beat. Unless Shanny sees something I don't, Tebow is not worth a high 2nd-rounder.

Posted by: lordtwang | March 25, 2010 11:35 PM | Report abuse

Probably could get a 3rd from Detroit for Haynesworth, if Danny eats a few million for it ..Portis is still in pretty good shape considering his workload, Larry Brown and Earl Campbell ran themselves into the ground pretty quickly by comparison...Kentucky looks like they're gonna be champs and John Wall and Cousins should go pro next year..Wall is totally Isiah Thomas and Cousins is a hybrid of Carmelo and Maurice Lucas..

" Some Muslim soldiers had crawled up to the top at night and unfurled a long banner down the side of the building that directly faced the Serbs. "DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY" it read vertically in letters a meter high. The Serbs shot it to ribbons the next morning. I could never work out if they got the joke or not." ..bwahaha...

Posted by: frak | March 25, 2010 11:39 PM | Report abuse

I got nuthin

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 26, 2010 12:16 AM | Report abuse

Sorry, zeke. Really, really sorry.

In other tournament news, it's a Stumptown logjam in the rankings as my Portland brother Stumped and I are tied for 23rd, each with 1000 PPR and OSU as the winner. So we'll see how that turns out.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 26, 2010 12:37 AM | Report abuse

I think we can all agree that a dramatically improved O line will lead to a better running game and better QB play - even if we stay with Portis and Campbell.

Build the lines.

Posted by: edvar | March 26, 2010 12:41 AM | Report abuse

all talk and no play makes bmac somethin somethin

Posted by: BMACattack | March 26, 2010 1:35 AM | Report abuse

Santana speaks ! Man some of you Redskin fans are such idiots, If I was CP I could give a dam about you fairwether fans you all will be all on his jock when he gets back to the form he was in when he rushed for 1400 yards...What you idiots don't realize is the dysfunction of this organization has done to good players. When there is no cohesive and consistant offensive system, when you change coaches over and over again, when you change schemes it creates inconsistancy.....I mean no offensive line in the NFC East ? are you kidding me? No passing game and you idiots want to jump all over the man...He got paid an deserved every dollar cause on Sunday CP busts his a$% on that field...

Posted by: BeatDontStop | March 26, 2010 3:46 AM | Report abuse

When I saw LJ on tuesday night he looked in shape, ready to go. However, he was not at the gym...

Posted by: aru4thecrown | March 26, 2010 4:27 AM | Report abuse

My opinion means nothing but I will not pass judgment on the offence in general or even the players until the offensive line deficiencies are addressed.
I'll say it again, an offence is only as good as the offensive line.
That said, I don't like the attitudes that some have displayed last season and have this season. Saying all the right things now like we're all motivated and this is a new beginning stuff don't cut it with me. You burnt your bridges last year. It's time shut up and prove it on the field because I’m not listening.

Posted by: 2ndtierfan | March 26, 2010 5:57 AM | Report abuse

After the evasiveness over what D-Front the 'Skins will use, I'm starting to think the zone-blocking, agile O-Line may be a red herring. It worked in Denver, where 8 games a year were at altitude.

Okung and Gaither, either side of Dockery and BMW or Hicks, with Larry Johnson behind it sounds like a power rush scheme to me, with Portis as the wild card, change of pace guy.

Backs prefer to get in a rhythm, maybe we'll see the CP and LJ split starts, rather than carries? It would make the opponent's planning more complicated, too.

In Shanahan we trust!

Posted by: stevebeagrie | March 26, 2010 6:16 AM | Report abuse

CP has around 7 million reasons to be motivated this year. Plus his ego wants the Redskins all time rushing yardage title. Last year he showed his true colors towards this team.
Sorry Tana, your legacy is proof of what you do on the field and last year was nothing to brag about. The motivation card should have been played last year when it was needed. Leaders lead by example and CP was not a leader last year.
Tell me again, what motivated him last year?

Posted by: 2ndtierfan | March 26, 2010 6:38 AM | Report abuse

"He's one of the best in this game. He's done so much with less. He hasn't had the best O-line, we all know that. He hasn't had the best passing game around, we all know that.

And for him to go out there and put up the numbers he put up every year, you have to give him his credit, which. I don't think it's always given because of the kind of person he is and some of the things he do."

By Rick Maese | March 25, 2010; 3:30 PM ET


Is this quote from 2007? Because that was about the last time this first statement could have been true...

Moss needs to get a clue...Portis ain't the victim here, he's a part of the problem. If he spent more time trying to help make himself and his teammates better instead of sniping at the coach and his lead blocker and the media, maybe he'd get a little more "credit"...

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 26, 2010 6:51 AM | Report abuse

He got paid an deserved every dollar cause on Sunday CP busts his a$% on that field...

Posted by: BeatDontStop | March 26, 2010 3:46 AM


Nobody would debate that...it's the other 6 days of the week that are in question...

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 26, 2010 7:30 AM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: frediefritz | March 26, 2010 7:33 AM | Report abuse

He got paid an deserved every dollar cause on Sunday CP busts his a$% on that field...

Posted by: BeatDontStop


I'd like to rewrite this sentence...He got paid an deserved every dollar cause on Sunday CP got his a$% busted on that field...


Posted by: 2ndtierfan | March 26, 2010 7:35 AM | Report abuse

didn't have the best passing game,huh, so is he saying campbell sucks, yep.

Posted by: cavalieri10 | March 26, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

didn't have the best passing game,huh, so is he saying campbell sucks, yep.

Posted by: cavalieri10 | March 26, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

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