Originally Posted by Atlas
Are you on crack
Since Portis has left Denver has averaged more per rush and more per season than what Portis has done. Champ+Tatum for Portis is one of the great steals of all time.
Take what Champ has meant for this team and take how well the running game has done for this team and compare what Portis WOULD have done for this team if Denver kept him. Sure he might have done better than whatthe Denver backs have done, a little better. What Champ has meant is idescribeable.
Don't insult me with the crack stuff. To answer your points I'll say there's no reason to slobber over Champ. His contribution hasn't been "indescribeable". No way, he's blown some things in the red zone, and his first year here, he really didn't contribute much at all. Had a couple chances to come up huge in last year's AFCC game, and didn't get it done. He's been set up by opposing staffs, and burned bad. I'm not going to say I don't appreciate his contributions, though.
Portis was a great red zone back for the Broncos. Some backs have a knack for finding which side of the line is pushing best, and they ride a guard, tackle, TE, whatever into the end zone. Portis was really clicking with the O-line, he was doing great between the 20's and in the red zone also. To have had him on the team in 2004 and 2005 would have made a big difference. When he was traded, I believe he had the highest YPC of any back ever in his first 2 years. Sorry, dumb, dumb, dumb trade.