Our Offense was garbage that sat for a long time in the sun before Clinton got here. Does anyone remember the last time our offense finished in the Top 10 in the NFL?It has but our offense has been, by and large, garbage with Portis. I'd rather just be done with him and have the cap room.
It's all good WP, I should have checked my stats. I could have sworn it was 3 out of 5. But all he needs is a coach that will sit his ass on the bench until he shuts his mouth. You know Zorn can't get it done and I am not sure why Gibbs allowed stuff like that to go on in his second tenure.Clinton plays hard and has been productive. No question.
However, he is a devisive force on this team and despite his production over the years the offense still stinks. I'd be happier without his mouth and watch the offense continue to suck without him.
Not to quibble but he was a top 5 back (at least in terms of yards) in 2 of the five seasons he has been with the team (05' and 08').
Actually I see at least part of the problem with CP's "divisiveness" as a product of, or perhaps a downside of, a team owner "buddying-up" to a particular player. That gives them a certain level of real or perceived "immunity" from the input of fans, coaches, the media, whoever when it comes to what they can get away with.
Not to quibble but our PASS offense has been garbage. Our run offense has been actually quite good with Portis.It has but our offense has been, by and large, garbage with Portis. I'd rather just be done with him and have the cap room.
Everything you just said about Runningbacks in an offense is true of CBs in a defense. Sure it's tough to find elite corners, but if you have a good DL you don't need one. Our DL has been neglected for years here. Bailey wouldn't have been a centerpiece of a defense any more than Portis has been for our offense. Most likely, given the play of both our lines over the years, he'd have been a waste of an elite player ... just like Portis has been.There are no guarantees in football when it comes to acquiring a player. Looking at our team right now, our secondary is our weakest area on the D. Baily is still playing at a high level. I do agree he was a bit over rated, but looking at the corners we have right now, I'd take him over any of them hands down.
Portis has done nothing but good for the team. I 'm also one who thinks his mouthing off is unacceptable, but you can't take away what he brings to the field of play. He has a passion that many lack today in sports, and has been productive for us.
The problem here is, it's far easier to find a quality running back then a quality corner. Seems every team out there can find a back to get the job done. Are they all super stars....... the majority aren't, but do more then enough to keep the opposition honest, and gain yardage when it's needed. We all know it comes down to line play no matter who the back is.
To me, looking at it now, I would have rather have paid, and kept Baily. Having him in our secondary would change the entire dynamic of the D, being able to game plan differently. Doesn't really matter who is carrying the rock at this point with an O line that has problems breaking out of a paper bag.