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Shanahan: Portis 'is starting Sunday'

Running back Clinton Portis will start Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles and punter Josh Bidwell, unable to punt in the previous game because of an injury, will perform all his duties at Lincoln Financial Field, Coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday afternoon at Redskins Park.

"Yes, [Portis] is starting Sunday," Shanahan said.

During the 30-16 loss to St. Louis, Portis had just two more rushes in the game and played sparingly in the second half after going down without being hit on a 27-yard first-quarter run. Earlier Thursday, Portis reiterated he would do the same thing again because of his emphasis on ball security.

"I don't get into my conversations with players; we've talked about that before," Shanahan said of his discussions with Portis. "But I addressed it at the time. I addressed it with him and felt very comfortable about the explanation. Now we go in."

Bidwell suffered a hip injury during individual warm-ups before the Week 2 loss to the Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Place kicker Graham Gano, who also punted in college, helped Bidwell off the field and then handled place kicking and punting against St. Louis. Bidwell held for Gano on field-goal attempts.

The team worked out punters Tuesday, including former Redskin Hunter Smith, but waited to make a move while Bidwell consulted with a specialist in Tennessee. Bidwell, who sat out all of the 2009 season because of a hip injury, is ready to return to the lineup, Shanahan said.

"He went out there earlier today and punted on the turf," Shanahan said. "There was no setback, so he should be ready to go."

Reserve nose guard Anthony Bryant (concussion) was the only player to sit out practice, Shanahan said. Bryant is still suffering lingering effect from the concussion and likely won't play against the Eagles.

By Jason Reid  | September 30, 2010; 3:18 PM ET
 
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Good news about Bidwell. The deal about CP starting is blown out of proportion. The guy could start and only play a series or he could play the entire game. It doesn't matter who starts.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 30, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

We lost to the Rams in Week 2 as well? Christ!!!

Posted by: PlayAction | September 30, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Red,

I get on Portis's case at times too, but in this case I do think this issue is overblown...and given that what happened appears obvious to me, I have no idea why.

Portis had no feeling in that arm, which has been hurt since week 1. When he was surrounded by players, he went down because he had no confidence he could keep the ball since he couldn't feel it. Shanahan, after the Moss fumble, probably emphasized ball security, which got Portis thinking. Then, when Shanahan asked what happened and Portis explained, Shanahan rightfully got Torain in the game (if he can't feel one arm/hand, it is a liability).

This explains the drop to the turf and why Torain took over the carries.

I don't really have an issue with any of it, save I wish Portis had told coaches of the extent of his arm/hand issues - if it's numb, they need to know.

The truth is, when things go bad we invent stuff to complain about here. This team is doing auditions this year, no matter what they say about "winning now" publicly. They know they have holes to fill, and they are finding out who is gonna stay, who can be traded, and who is getting the boot.

They'll have better personnel to fit what they want to do next year. This year, they have what they have, plus whatever stop-gaps they have managed to bring in on the cheap.

Seems pretty obvious to me....

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | September 30, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | September 30, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | September 30, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Bryant is still suffering lingering effect from the concussion and likely won't play against the Eagles.

By Jason Reid | September 30, 2010; 3:18 PM ET

Let's see a little more of Carricker at NT and also a little more 4 man fronts

Posted by: TWISI | September 30, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

First to say start Torain, K. Williams and DT11.

How much worse can we be than we have been on O?

Give it 1 or 2 series. I want someone in there whose pockets aren't straight. Maybe that's why CP keeps falling down like he's been shot....too much caish in his pockets weighing him down.

Same with Haney by the way.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 30, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

I think this is from 2008...but here ya go...

Down/distance Success Pct.
Third-and-1 67
Third-and-2 52
Third-and-3 49
Third-and-4 47
Third-and-5 42
Third-and-6 41
Third-and-7 37
Third-and-8 32
Third-and-9 32
Third-and-10+ 20

Posted by: PlayAction | September 30, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

I think this is from 2008...but here ya go...

Down/distance Success Pct.
Third-and-1 67
Third-and-2 52
Third-and-3 49
Third-and-4 47
Third-and-5 42
Third-and-6 41
Third-and-7 37
Third-and-8 32
Third-and-9 32
Third-and-10+ 20

Posted by: PlayAction | September 30, 2010 3:20 PM |

Thanks PA. What I also would like to see is teams ranked by success rate for a particular distance. NE is best at third down converstion but are they best at say third and 5? How's MA doing? I've been meaning to write.

Posted by: EncinoMan | September 30, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

It's laughable that anyone should think his latest "slip" was any different or more egregious than the dozens and dozens of other "slips" that CP26 has shown us over the past few seasons.

Sore wrist or not, the Dude has become well known for taking two steps to the left or right, and then falling down -- without so much as even a whisper of contact.

And even if and when he somehow breaks through into the defensive secondary, he is routinely being caught and clobbered by anyone on the same slide of the 50 yard line.

Truth is, the Dude is long past his sell by date, and playing on borrowed time.

If Dumb Danny's sick-ophant Vinny Cee hadn't front loaded CP26's contract with so much guaranteed money, the Dude would have been gone a long, long time ago.

But here he stays, plays and occasionally even starts -- to the continuing detriment of the team.

Posted by: Vic1 | September 30, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

iH8dallas

"Why don't we just start him in the slot. Wes Welker makes a living catching 4-5 yard passes and turning them into 15 yard gains."


I'll send your comments to Kyle Shanahan.

His defenders in this forum are pleased with the mid-third quarter missed deep passes he dials up that have resulted in either the occasional catch or, most often, 2nd and long, 3rd and 7, then punt.

Yes, our offense is better than last year's, but the design seems just as erratic.

Are we a deep-passing team? A running team? A mixed run/pass team? Do we have a scren game?

I dunno, either, and somewhere, Sherm Lewis is shouting, "Bingo!"

It seems to this blogga that Mighty Mike, jr. is drawing up plays like he still has A Johnson at the receiving end of plays started by M Schaub.

You'd think a team with older, slower, and developing type receivers would feature mid-range, dink and dunk ball-control passing like what we saw out of the rams Sunday.

We have CC, SMoss, FDavis, CPortis to work the middle of the field out of the slot/backfield.

But in our offense, the running back doesn't run--he pass blocks--and the fullback doesn't block--he catches passes out of the backfield.

The image of older J Galloway and double-covered SMoss just missing deep passes is what we remember.

Again: the best defense for a porous one is an offense that controls the ball with old skool West Coast Offense ball control passing.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | September 30, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

iH8dallas

"Why don't we just start him in the slot. Wes Welker makes a living catching 4-5 yard passes and turning them into 15 yard gains."


I'll send your comments to Kyle Shanahan.

His defenders in this forum are pleased with the mid-third quarter missed deep passes he dials up that have resulted in either the occasional catch or, most often, 2nd and long, 3rd and 7, then punt.

It seems to this blogga that Mighty Mike, jr. is drawing up plays like he still has A Johnson at the receiving end of plays started by M Schaub.

You'd think a team with older, slower, and developing type receivers would feature mid-range, dink and dunk ball-control passing like what we saw out of the rams Sunday.

We have CC, SMoss, FDavis, CPortis to work the middle of the field out of the slot/backfield.

But in our offense, the running back doesn't run--he pass blocks--and the fullback doesn't block--he catches passes out of the backfield.

The image of older J Galloway and double-covered SMoss just missing deep passes is what we remember.

Again: the best defense for a porous one is an offense that controls the ball with old skool West Coast Offense ball control passing.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | September 30, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan: Portis 'is starting Sunday'

By Jason Reid | September 30, 2010; 3:18 PM ET

Redskins work around the rain

By Barry Svrluga | September 30, 2010; 3:02 PM ET

Portis on why the Redskins can't convert on third down

By Jason Reid | September 30, 2010; 2:50 PM ET

Christ on a crutch. Why is RI posting like a junk mailer?

Posted by: EncinoMan | September 30, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Thanks PA. What I also would like to see is teams ranked by success rate for a particular distance. NE is best at third down converstion but are they best at say third and 5? How's MA doing? I've been meaning to write.

Posted by: EncinoMan | September 30, 2010 3:27 PM

I can't find that breakdown anywhere...but lots of sites are blocked here at work...the stat nerd Brian Burke prob has it on his site...blocked!

Posted by: PlayAction | September 30, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

sorry for the double post.

I will say five "Hail Marys" and not post until tomorrow.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | September 30, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: gimmesummoe | September 30, 2010 3:32 PM |

Not multiple postings dude. Change it to gimmelessmoe.

Posted by: EncinoMan | September 30, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Portis is doing the "Antwaan Randle El Fall To The Ground" gig. Unlike Randle El who was afraid of getting hit, CP will get hit and inflict hurt as well. I haven't looked at his falling down plays lately, but if I remember right, it seems like he was too low when running. I think he's losing his balance because he's too low. More upright and I think he gets more yardage. Just a thought.

Posted by: getitritegov | September 30, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Again: the best defense for a porous one is an offense that controls the ball with old skool West Coast Offense ball control passing.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | September 30, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Very true. It would be really nice to see 6-10 minute drives.

Posted by: iH8dallas | September 30, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

gimmesummoe,
I've been thinking that maybe the Redskins need to get Sellers out of the game plan and move Cooley back there. I like his pass catching coming out of the backfield better than Sellers and it presents more trouble than a two tight end set. I want to see Shanny get FD and CC more involved in the passing game this week. I think a good tight end can make plays against this Eagles defense, especially if you clear out the safeties by having your receivers go deep a lot (which would mean frequent substitutions).

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 30, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Hey Clinton -- Here's another possible explanation for your consideration:

Since we have no legitimate run game, we must live and die by the pass. Sooner or later, the opposing defenses quit worrying about our run game and redouble their efforts to shutting down our passing game. And when we can't pass and we can't run, the only thing left to do is punt -- and turn things over to our defense and special teams.

Posted by: Vic1 | September 30, 2010 3:38 PM

Well we can't punt either...so what's next?

Posted by: PlayAction | September 30, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Starter. Can y'all shut up now?

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 30, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Very true. It would be really nice to see 6-10 minute drives.

Posted by: iH8dallas | September 30, 2010 3:44 PM

6 ten minute drives should do the trick IH haha

Posted by: PlayAction | September 30, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

"Well we can't punt either...so what's next?"

Hockey season starts soon.

Posted by: zimbar | September 30, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Well we can't punt either...so what's next?

Posted by: PlayAction | September 30, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

We've already seen it... what's next is that we surrender lots of points late in the game... and lose... because the defense is so worn out from trying to do too much by themselves.

Posted by: Vic1 | September 30, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

What? Josh Bidwell is playing. His listed age 34. Come on man, what's his real age. The dude looks like he should be on Medicare.

Posted by: getitritegov | September 30, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Vic1 | September 30, 2010 3:29 PM


We like you better when you're posting your "dear diary" jive. Your humorless and ridiculous are more entertaining than your goofed and hollow opinions as to what really is.


Care to name an exact time when he "slipped"? NO, not when you THOUGHT he "slipped" or appeared to, I'm talking about an actual occurrence.

You can't because your fu_king eyeballs are caked up with so much Portis hate and animosity you refuse to see ANYTHING positive that he does. ANYTHING at all!

"Occasionally even starts"? Is it natural for you to be a clueless idiot or does it take years of dedication and hard work to excel at it? Where the F have you been for the last 6 years? Dude has started 82 out of a possible 96 games -- that's over EIGHTY-FIVE percent of the time. For a running back, a running back that has carried the ball 325+ 4 out of the 6 years he's been here, I'd say that's damned good!

Why don't you ask McNabb how much of a detriment he is... Probably has saved him from being on his ass more than a few times already.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 30, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Well we can't punt either...so what's next?

Posted by: PlayAction | September 30, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

We've already seen it... what's next is that we surrender lots of points late in the game... and lose... because the defense is so worn out from trying to do too much by themselves.

Posted by: Vic1 | September 30, 2010 3:49 PM

We better get that running game going then Vic!

Goodnight peeps...I expect a prediction from everyone tomorrow.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 30, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

CP will start, no news there. The question I care about - will he finish?

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | September 30, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Hey Clinton -- Here's another possible explanation for your consideration:

Since we have no legitimate run game, we must live and die by the pass. Sooner or later, the opposing defenses quit worrying about our run game and redouble their efforts to shutting down our passing game. And when we can't pass and we can't run, the only thing left to do is punt -- and turn things over to our defense and special teams.

Posted by: Vic1 | September 30, 2010 3:38 PM

Last I checked, CP had over 40 yards on 7 carries. That's over 5 yards per. Why we abandoned him so early is beyond me. I don't buy this wrist injury. He is by far the most accomplished, talented and experienced runner on this team and needs to be in the game.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | September 30, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Why are there so many mocking Shanahan after 3 games?

Still trying to figure this out?

I look at it like this, Joe Gibbs comes back for his 2nd stint with the skins.

He inherits a 5-11 team(not his personnel).

1st year, his record is 6-10.

2nd year Playoffs

Shanahan inherits a 4-12 team(not his personnel)

1st year record ???

2nd Year, I hope to contend for the playoffs.

We are hoping for Miracles. Look for Shanahan season Two.

Some of you all are acting like we have a Playoff roster.

Too many holes. 7-9 would be a realistic view.

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | September 30, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

JUST WIN. I don't care how.

Posted by: iH8dallas | September 30, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Yall need to learn football. CP26 has 6 of 8 season where re ran for 1200 yards, he never ran under that when we was healthy. They need to run the ball more. Portis should get 15-20 carries and everybody else gets the rest. Teams that when and go far in the playoffs run the ball. smh

Posted by: Isaiahike23 | September 30, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

CP is obviously the best running back to start- this because of the sh*tty job management did of bringing in a realistic alternative (hype-signings Johnson and Parker)..I want to see Portis break Riggo's record, but the altimeter keeps swaying wildly, especially after a longer run, and his head says, "DIVE!!DIVE!!" Why not do a "reverse Charlie Taylor" and move the rookie UCLA WR we got to RB?? He's like a young B. Mitch..Would make a great scatback..

Posted by: frak | September 30, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Yall need to learn football. CP26 has 6 of 8 seasons where he ran for 1200 yards, he never ran under that when we was healthy. They need to run the ball more. Portis should get 15-20 carries and everybody else gets the rest. Teams that win and go far in the playoffs run the ball first.

Posted by: Isaiahike23 | September 30, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

"Since we have no legitimate run game, we must live and die by the pass. Sooner or later, the opposing defenses quit worrying about our run game and redouble their efforts to shutting down our passing game"

115 yards at halftime...but whateves...facts and all...don't let them get in your way...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 30, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

sorry for the double post.

I will say five "Hail Marys" and not post until tomorrow.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | September 30, 2010 3:36 PM |

I'll take just one Hail Mary if we could actually connect.

I'm looking at you DT and Gallaway.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 30, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse


bean,

as a team we lost the game to the rams and another 5 yds wouldn't had made a difference. If CP kept running for a TD we probably lose the game as a team.

Posted by: hessone | September 30, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse


red,

run the ball until someone tackles you. they teach that in pee-wee dude.

Posted by: hessone | September 30, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Isaiahike23 | September 30, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Didnt you hear everyone CP is DONE. So thats that...

Posted by: Stu27 | September 30, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

as a team we lost the game to the rams and another 5 yds wouldn't had made a difference

all I wanted to hear....thanks...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 30, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone hear if the team had any more players in for workouts? I figured they'd take a look at some receivers, but I was also thinking they would be doing a little searching for another nose tackle. Incidentally, the Saints released a receiver and the Patriots released an offensive tackle yesterday that I thought would both get a look.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 30, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

115 yards at halftime...but whateves...facts and all...don't let them get in your way...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 30, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse
agreed. 2 of those equals a 230 yard rushing performance.

Posted by: iH8dallas | September 30, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone hear if the team had any more players in for workouts? I figured they'd take a look at some receivers, but I was also thinking they would be doing a little searching for another nose tackle. Incidentally, the Saints released a receiver and the Patriots released an offensive tackle yesterday that I thought would both get a look.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 30, 2010 4:14 PM
-----------------------------------------
The offensive tackle that the Patsies released was Ojinnaka, a guy with local ties...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 30, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

115 yards at halftime...but whateves...facts and all...don't let them get in your way...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 30, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse
agreed. 2 of those equals a 230 yard rushing performance.

Posted by: iH8dallas | September 30, 2010 4:15 PM |

The only thing I'll concede regarding Clinton "The Armadillo" Portis is that he tends to get better yardage as the game goes on.

You have to admit the sh*t he's taking is well-deserved. Even in the past when he'd rip off a 9-yard run, his very next action would be to sprint off the field for the oxygen.

Here's the draft for the next Eastern Motors spot:

At Eastern Motors....
yo job's yo credit.


When Clinton fumbles...
you best fo-get-it.


Breaks through the LOS, with a couple hops...


Even Vlade Divac can't believe how the dude just flops.

(Spanish trumpets fade out...)

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 30, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

as a team we lost the game to the rams and another 5 yds wouldn't had made a difference

all I wanted to hear....thanks...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 30, 2010 4:13 PM
------------------------------------------
So, next game, when Moss falls down five yards in front of a defender, Cooley runs out of bounds when he could do a sideline dance for another ten, and Torain does a baseball slide ten yards in front of a defender, you'll be okay with that, right? What if Gano misses the winning field goal because Davis falls down on the thirty five yard line instead of diving to get to the thirty yard line? If you wouldn't be happy then, why? Why should it be any different for them as it is for CP? Heck, let's have everyone fall down to protect the ball and we won't even get the 1 in 10 first downs we did get. It's not just about CP taking a dive and blaming it on some silly garbage. It's also about the precedent it sets.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 30, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

diesel/hess, answer me this, hypothetically, lets say that portis ran for an additional 5 more yards....held onto the ball, didn't fumble...please explain to me how this would have changed the FINAL OUTCOME of the game....or would it have not mattered in the least...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 30, 2010 2:41 PM

So by your logic Moss shouldn't have scored and Gano shouldn't have kicked those 3 FGs because we would have lost anyway..

Since it's OK in your book to quit because the end result is inevitable...I bet you root for the French. I bet you agree with Bobby Knight when he said, "If rape is inevitable, you might as well lay back and enjoy it."

C'Mon man...Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour? Hell no, that's why you don't want your team leaders to play soft and quit on plays.

Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 30, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

....But here he stays, plays and occasionally even starts -- to the continuing detriment of the team.
Posted by: Vic1 | September 30, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

and the over here in reality land portis averages 1200 yds a year. How's the weather in hater land.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 30, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 30, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

It suited Archie Bunker just fine.

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | September 30, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

diesel, you've been beating your chest all day about ONE play, ABOUT 4 yards in a game that the team lost by 14 points....then you want to try and as you state above apply 'logic' to your point....

I'm sorry, but thats just funny......I mean, talk about not seeing the forest for the tree's....

You can't make this stuff up...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 30, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

reskinhead

"I've been thinking that maybe the Redskins need to get Sellers out of the game plan and move Cooley back there."

Makes a lot of sense to me.

Draw on offensive formation with and Offset I with CC as fullback, CP tailback, FD a flexed tight end, Moss in slot to the side with JG split wide.

You could design more plays for CC coming out of the backfield, get Davis upfield, work Moss into the center of the field, and still use CP in blitz pick up.

Sellars as a ballcatcher out of the backfield isn't a great a use of personnal as much as using CC and CP would be.

And as for his lead blocking.......

Posted by: gimmesummoe | September 30, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

bean-

Did you finally see the game?

If so explain the open field dive in the Cowboys game or the dive in the Texans game when he had the corner on a LB and should have scored.

Take away his name, his resume, and look at what he's done since 2008 and you'll see why an undrafted guy and a practice squad player are stealing carries from him.

Or you can continue to bury your head in the sand like an ostrich..

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 30, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Moss pitches the ball to the defense and portis gets hammered for a 27 yard run

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 30, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 30, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

It suited Archie Bunker just fine.

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | September 30, 2010 4:31 PM |

Didn't Blutarsky end up a Senator?

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 30, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Sellars as a ballcatcher out of the backfield isn't a great a use of personnal as much as using CC and CP would be.

And as for his lead blocking.......

Posted by: gimmesummoe | September 30, 2010 4:38 PM

Finish the thought Moe. Not what it used to be?

Posted by: MColeman51 | September 30, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

BTW - Offtopic comment on LeBron James.

This clown couldn't be a bigger chump. Can his stock as a sports personality drop any lower? Apparently it can.

After Lebron and Co. chose to seek out ESPN reps and prostitute himself on nat'l TV with the whole "The Decision" fiasco, he and his peeps now have the audacity to play the race-card and say that race played a role in the way the thing was covered.

I can't remember the last time someone did such an atrocious job handling their own image-stock.


Posted by: p1funk | September 30, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

hey, I'm moving on, and you should as well...unless, you've got that time machine going......

gonna go bury my head in the sand, keep beating that drum, however illogical as it might be...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 30, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Dick Fosberry called to offer to change the name of his trademark technique to the "Portis Flop".

BOOK ME.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 30, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

I liked torain better when I thought his name was torian.

Ryan Torain, eh.

Ryan Torian, yes!

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 30, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Can we just beat Philly, so we can all drink Kool-Aid and hug each other.

Posted by: iH8dallas | September 30, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

I liked torain better when I thought his name was torian.

Ryan Torain, eh.

Ryan Torian, yes!

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 30, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully he'll run a "Torain" on the Eagles defense.

Posted by: iH8dallas | September 30, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't Arian Foster a practice squad guy?

Posted by: iH8dallas | September 30, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

In the big picture, I'm actually glad that CP pu$$ed out on that 27 yard run and is getting scrutinized.

I'm sure he'll man up this week and be out to prove everyone wrong and actually try harder to finish off some runs.

Whether that "trying" will result in something positive has to be seen, but CP definitely needs a fire lit under his arse so he can shed the Clinton "Tortoise" rap that he's rightfully brought onto himself over the past couple seasons.


If it takes him until the 4th quarter to break off long runs, then I say bench him until then...

Posted by: p1funk | September 30, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Our Oreo Moment O' The Day:

From aroud the NFL various players are standing out for doing what has be tranditionally, a black man's job.

(No, not being President of the USA for just four years while everyone else gets 8, you silly.)

I mean being a skilled offensive/defensive weapon.

Witness:

Austin Collie

Clay Matthews, jr.

Wes Welker

James Laurenitis

Dallas Clark

Jason Witten

Peyton Hillis

Kevin Walter

Dave Ball

Adam Carriker

Jared Allen

Aaron Hernandez

Jeremy Shockey

Dustin Keller

Chris Cooley

Bret Hartline


....and when you throw in quarterbacks and kickers, you get the result that, well, white dudes are scoring points and runnin' thangs just like their black counterparts.

The dif?: the helmets make all the players faceless.

Which is why we encourage you to root for the team.

But not the colors.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | September 30, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Defending against a Michael Vick playing like All-World with our swiss cheese defense is the MAIN problem..Well, maybe keeping McNabb from serious bodily harm is, as we hooked him not for this transition year, but for Super Bowl years down the road..The transition from 4-3 to a 3-4 with Haslett makes us a strong contendor for top ten in the draft..

Posted by: frak | September 30, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Would Lichtensteiger be starting ahead of Dockery on any other theam in the league?

Posted by: albertd3 | September 30, 2010 11:48 PM | Report abuse

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