Does Portis need a FB.

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Postby vicsportsaddict » Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:34 am

I think the O-line will be better this year, but Portis may be getting a FB weather he wants or "needs" one.

Gibbs has said he would be retooling the scheme, then he brought in Bill Mustgrave (westcoast Off. uses a FB) and the dead give away was when Gibbs drafted 2

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Postby butzadams » Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:34 pm

On the INSIDE & OUTSIDE ZONE plays that Portis ran in Denver AND Washington (& prefers), the RB has a LOT of complex "READS" to make (on pre-designated down linemern). With a big FB in front of him - he CAN'T SEE the READS! Riggins made the same complaint (I can't SEE for the FB).
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Postby VetSkinsFan » Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:20 am

Especially one that's as big as a lineman 8)
...any given Sunday....

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Postby butzadams » Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:48 pm


Chalk-talk time, sports fans.
Inquiring minds want to know, when is a one-back offense really not a one-
back offense?
When is an offense predictable?
Joe Gibbs, coach of the Redskins, played answer man for these questions
Gibbs has heard so many questions about his one-back offense and had it
called predictable so many times, he went to the extraordinary step yesterday
to call a press conference to explain his reasoning behind the Redskins'
offense. Gibbs even used a chalkboard to draw diagrams.
"Most of the teams you see in the NFL are predictable," Gibbs said. "You
look at the teams that line up with two backs, like the (Los Angeles) Raiders
and the (New York) Giants. Ninety percent of the time, you know who's going to
get the ball. Marcus Allen (Raiders) and Joe Morris (Giants).
"What frosted me about the 1983 Super Bowl (actually in January of 1984
against the Raiders) was that they lined up in three formations and didn't
move once they got into one of them. Talk about predictable, that's 1912. And
they beat us, and nobody said a word to them."
All right, fine. What's that got to do with the one back offense?
As Gibbs explained it, the Redskins' one back is no different, really,
from other teams' two-backs. All the Redskins do is put their blocking back
closer to the line of scrimmage, put him in motion at times and give him a
better blocking angle on his opponent.
"He's (Don Warren in this case for the Redskins) doing the same thing as
the blocking back for the other team," Gibbs said. "What we need to do is
put a 20 number on him.
"We've got a saying in football, `That's a good way to get your neck
shortened.' That's what you do when you run a long way to make a block,
especially on someone like Lawrence Taylor (the Giants' premier linebacker and
A predictable offense, Gibbs said, is one that isn't producing. And the
Redskins, he said, are producing yards and points.
"People ask about putting George (Rogers) and Kelvin (Bryant, both running
backs) in at the same time. If one of them was a blocker, that would be
fine," Gibbs said. "But they're runners, and I think it would almost be a
sin to ask either one of them to be a blocking back.
"We're better off putting one over here."
And Gibbs drew an arrow on the chalkboard to a rectangle he'd drawn on the
"On the bench," he said.

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