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Portis misses 3rd straight day of practice; Gibbs says he won't play

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  1. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    According to Redskins.com.

    I think he'll still be activated and play, but clearly he's not going to carry much of the workload.
  2. austintodallas

    austintodallas Consider Yourself Sucked

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    What a shame.
  3. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    we better win, and I mean big, Sunday

    Springs out, Portis w/ mininal playing time, Renaldo Wynn out, Peirson Prileau(SP) out
  4. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Now it looks like Portis won't play at all.

    http://www.nfl.com/teams/story/WAS/9662607

    Gibbs: Portis will not play against Cowboys
    NFL.com wire reports

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs ruled Clinton Portis out for the game against the Dallas Cowboys, an announcement that surprised Portis and created yet another bizarre 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 soreness from the pounding Portis took from playing in the season opener against Minnesota on Monday night.

    "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 was taken back.

    "I didn't know the decision had been made," Portis said. "I thought it was a game-time decision. 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, the story 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 cause him to miss nearly all of preseason. Gibbs then sprung a surprise after the final practice, saying that 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 that 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."

    Portis took a more serious tone when he expressed frustration over the week-to-week soap opera that his injury has become.

    "I'll 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. 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 practice, but that apparently wasn't enough for the coach.

    "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."
  5. Bob Sacamano

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    yep, we better blow them out, or at least look really good
  6. mbanx

    mbanx New Member

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    They are just trying to be sneaky. I also was wondering does Gibbs ever give props to Parcells like Parcells give to him? Sorry that just crossed my mind and since I was here thought I would ask since you seem to be on top of the PCs at least the cowboys anyway and I probably have never told you but you do an awesome job and thanks.
  7. skinsngibbs4life

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    dont be decieved by gibbs' games... Even though portis didnt practice the last 3 days, he has still been doing work in the weight room and such.

    Bubby Tyer, head of medicine, said that there was no further damage done to the arm in the last game.

    I, personally think that he will play, and that he will play a lot, but that is just me. I think that this is another one of gibbs' games he is trying to play like he did last week before portis let the "secret" out.

    $.02
  8. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Yeah I'm heartbroken. :muttley:

    Even in a reduced role, I'm happy.
  9. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    I agree about the sneakiness. I bet you anything the Skins are playing this like Jax did last week and Portis plays. I don't think he's any more "out" than Stroud was (or Peterson hobbled) last week.
  10. Reality

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    ... Translation ...

    Portis: I don't need preseason or practice .. I'm too important and good for that. I'll play when the real game starts.

    Gibbs: If you don't practice, you don't play.

    Portis: What!?!?!? But .. but .. coach .. I can play .. I'm ready .. put me in .. I got my bags packed.

    Gibbs: That'll learn ya :D


    ... Tune in next week to hear ...


    Portis: We would have won if I had played.

    -Reality
  11. vicjagger

    vicjagger Well-Known Member

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    Per Joe Gibbs, Portis won't play.
  12. Bob Sacamano

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    redskin fan: BOO HOO HOO cheatahs!!!
  13. dal0789

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  14. Bob Sacamano

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    per me

    there's already a thread about it
  15. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Hard to believe the Skins would sit a player all week who hasn't practiced in over a month for the sake of tactical mindgames. If true, at some point Gibbs needs to put aside the covert operations, and start focusing on getting his best players on the field and have them start playing at a high level.
  16. CowboyChris

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    hmmmm, is Gibbs tryin to trick us?
  17. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Well, here is a chance to see if St. Gibbs is telling the truth by not playing Portis....or, if he's just a liar and just trying any tactic that he can to win the game...

    The ball is in St. Gibbs's corner!

    Liar?

    Legit?

    Let's see if he has the gonads to backup his mouth!
  18. kmd24

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    http://www.nfl.com/teams/story/WAS/9662607

    Gibbs: Portis will not play against Cowboys

    NFL.com wire reports

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs ruled Clinton Portis out for the game against the Dallas Cowboys, an announcement that surprised Portis and created yet another bizarre 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 soreness from the pounding Portis took from playing in the season opener against Minnesota on Monday night.

    "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 was taken back.

    "I didn't know the decision had been made," Portis said. "I thought it was a game-time decision. 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, the story 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 cause him to miss nearly all of preseason. Gibbs then sprung a surprise after the final practice, saying that 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 that 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."

    Portis took a more serious tone when he expressed frustration over the week-to-week soap opera that his injury has become.

    "I'll 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. 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 practice, but that apparently wasn't enough for the coach.

    "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."
  19. skinsngibbs4life

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    Well, according to a new report, Joe Gibbs just said that Portis will not play this weekend, saying; "if you dont practice, you wont play"

    ill have a link in a minute
  20. aznhalf

    aznhalf New Member

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    I just heard it on ESPN.

    Undoubtedly now we'll hear "we would have won if we had Portis, blahblahblah.."

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