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Poll:Which would you have rather done?


Riggo-toni

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Back when we had all the Denver trolls debating the Portis-Bailey trade, I stated flatly that I thought both teams overpaid and thus were losers in the trade. Denver could've signed Shawn Springs for half the $$$ they paid Bailey, and we could've let Bailey go for a first rounder and drafted Steven Jackson, and then used the extra cap space to fil a few other holes (i.e. signing Bertrand Berry as a pass rushing specialist), and traded down the 2nd we'd still have for an extra pick and pick up Cooley in the late 2nd/early 3rd.

So, you make the call. Watching Jackson last night, I couldn't help but think he's a much better fit for Gibbs (and, ironically, Portis would do wonders to re-charge the Rams' O).

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I have always believed Portis is one of the best in the league. Particularly when you look at his age. He could easily make a run towards the alltime yardage mark if he stays healthy.

If I knew definitively that we would have still gotten Cooley and gotten a pass rusher like Berry out of it, than I would reconsider. But I definitely think when all is said and done Portis will be a better back then Jackson. No RB that I can think of short of Payton, pass protects as consistently as Portis.

EDIT: Frankly I think Edge and Alexander are proving that RB's aren't as interchangeable as some pundits made them out to be this past offseason. Can you really say Miami would rather not have either one then to have drafted on in the first round?

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I think it is still too early to tell if Portis was worth what we gave up. I want to wait until after next season to see if Portis becomes the back I think he can be in this system. So the jury is still out.

Now if you want to judge it by what Portis has done so far for the Redskins. Well then I doubt he was worth what we gave up. We probably could have gotten the same type of production from Betts and the Rock.

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Portis definitely has not earned his salary thus far.

I see him giving effort, but I also saw UFA's playing hard in pre-season.

I didn't vote, but I was pretty high on Jackson at the time.

Not real sure about him yet though.

He'd probably do OK as a grind it out 'Skins back.

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