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Looks like Portis will Play

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Gryphon, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. Gryphon

    Gryphon Merge Ahead

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  2. Funxva

    Funxva Inventor of the Whizzinator

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  3. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    He's listed as doubtful on their injury report. It doesn't say anything about him starting. All that link shows is the depth chart.
  4. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    :hammer: :laugh2:
  5. BlueStar22

    BlueStar22 Well-Known Member

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    was there ever any doubt? I mean, really?
  6. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    In my mind....NONE
  7. SA_Gunslinger

    SA_Gunslinger Official CZ Ea-girls hater

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    he doesn't scare me.

    let him play.

    HAPPY GAMEDAY everyone!!!!

  8. BlueStar22

    BlueStar22 Well-Known Member

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    ditto. he has never done much against us. same as last year's MVP.
  9. Gryphon

    Gryphon Merge Ahead

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    I'm trying to verify that he made to trip to Dallas right now.
  10. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    This also has Shawn Springs starting. So it means very little.

    That being said, I would be completely amazed if Portis doesn't suit up.
  11. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    pretty harsh with the namecalling, huh?

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    ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs ruled Clinton Portis out for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys, an announcement that surprised Portis and created yet another twist in the running back's injury saga.

    "He didn't practice today. ... If a guy doesn't practice, he's not going to play," Gibbs said.

    Gibbs said Ladell Betts, T.J. Duckett and Rock Cartwright will be the running backs against the Cowboys. Portis was downgraded from questionable to doubtful on the injury report, with Gibbs citing the pounding Portis took in the Monday night season opener against Minnesota.

    "It's really just because of soreness," Gibbs said. "Actually, it's in a different spot in his shoulder. He's got some soreness there that lingered and kept him from practicing this week."

    When told what Gibbs had said, Portis didn't know the decision already had been made.

    "I thought it was a game-time decision," he said. "As of now, my bag's packed and ready to go to Dallas, unless they come and tap me on the shoulder in the near future and tell me I ain't going."

    Last week, it was just the opposite. Portis spent several days downplaying his chances to make the season opener, saying he was not in football shape and had yet to recover from a partially dislocated left shoulder that caused him to miss nearly all of preseason. But after the final practice, Gibbs sprung a surprise, saying Portis had tested the shoulder sufficiently and would play as a backup to Betts.

    Portis carried 10 times for 39 yards in the 19-16 loss to the Vikings, but he has complained of soreness all week.

    "I can't do nothing but tell you to wait until Sunday. This bag is going to Dallas," said Portis, pointing at the equipment bag in front of his locker. "We have seen some miracle days happen. This ain't no situation for me not to be playing in."

    As usual, Portis wavered from serious to playful, making it difficult to discern whether he really feels he can play. At one point, he said: "I eat gunpowder twice a day now. As long as I'm on this gunpowder, I think I'm going to be all right."

    He took a more serious tone when he expressed frustration over the week-to-week drama his injury has become.

    "I'm be happy when I'm healthy," Portis said. "Hopefully we can get this over with real soon and I can join my teammates and be on the field and it's not an issue," Portis said. "I don't like this being an issue going into the weekend. Am I up or down? Playing or not? Whatever's best for the team."

    Portis wore pads and said he "ran a few routes" during Friday's practice, but apparently that wasn't enough.

    "He'll probably tell me he can play on game day, but he didn't practice so we'll move him down accordingly," Gibbs said. "Hopefully he's going to be back next week, that would be my hope."

    Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
  12. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Yes he is. Does he really think BP is that stupid to believe it.
    I was just listening to BP on his Sunday morning show. And he expects Portis to play.
  13. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    NFL.com has Springs listed as OUT on the injury report.
  14. CanadaBoys

    CanadaBoys New Member

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    Isn't there rules in the NFL against lying in injury reports? The NFL is supposedly trying to give accurate reports that way to make it fair for other teams preperations.... (really to make it better to gamble on, but anyway)....

    If Gibbs says he's NOT playing then plays him i thought that was against the rules.

    Otherwise you could list key players as being out or say they are not playing each week to affect game planning.
  15. Funxva

    Funxva Inventor of the Whizzinator

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    no my friend. harsh would have been calling him a mother-licking, dog-kissing, coke-bottle wearing, limp-handshaking, sub-.500 having loser.

    See the difference?
  16. mbanx

    mbanx New Member

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    And he calls himself a christian....sorry in advance if this offends anybody.
  17. DBoys

    DBoys New Member

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    Your calling somone out on name calling? :laugh2:

    BTW Gibbs is a liar.
  18. DBoys

    DBoys New Member

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    No kidding the guy is full of it.
  19. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    Maybe Roy can help him loosen up that shoulder.
  20. skinsngibbs4life

    skinsngibbs4life Active Member

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    I love how you all are jumping to conclusions on something that is far from "official"

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