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Old 08-21-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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Life goes fast, gents. Life goes fast... I remember playing as this mo-fo in madden 2003. What a weapon. What a clown. What could have been. #ThanksforChamp

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Old 08-21-2012, 01:05 PM   #2
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I will always be happy that Champ became a Bronco. However, Portis could have been a HOF calliber RB had he stayed in Denver's ZBS longer.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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Portis went to two pro-bowls. Champ has gone to 12 and is a lock for the HOF.

There are still people around here who think trading Portis was a mistake. I won't out them, though.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:13 PM   #4
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Well so long Clinton... I was bugged when Clinton came out and said he wanted to get marketed better, and getting out of Denver was the way to do this... get to the East Coast.

Well it never turned out that way.. and what is funny is when you see RG3 on those subway commercials.. I think that is what Clinton had in mind.. national marketing.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:18 PM   #5
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No doubt Denver made out huge. Champ is a top 5 Bronco of all-time. Portis probably would have had a couple of 1500 yard seasons minimum had he stayed here. But he got the big media market he wanted. He just didn't realize they were going to run him into the ground off tackle and break him. Bad decision.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:21 PM   #6
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:28 PM   #7
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the 5 TD game against the Chorfs was one of the funnest times I've ever had at a Broncos game.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:34 PM   #8
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I am glad we have Champ, especially after watching him blanket TO last game. Nothing like watching him swat down passes. Our D would be even worse without Champ.

Glad we were able to make that trade, looks like Tatum might have some competition for his job at the Kiosk.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:47 PM   #9
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Had fun rooting for him but just shows the overall worth of a HB vs. other skill position players. Champ is still competing at a high level at CB, and could move over to Safety a la Charles Woodson when he loses a little more athletic ability. Probably can play another 3-4 years barring injury.

Finally, CP was not TD. Not even close. I do think he was more talented than LT though. That Gibbs offense absolutely shaved a few years off his career.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:57 PM   #10
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Wasn't Portis Watermock's original flava clown?
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gotta credit Shanny for this trade. Broncos absolutely made out like bandits. That being said, if Portis had remained a Broncos RB... hmm... perhaps he could have been the best evah.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:04 PM   #12
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FYI, it wasn't just Champ we got in that trade... We also got the pick that got Tatum Bell... Who we then traded for Dre Bly.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:16 PM   #13
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the 5 TD game against the Chorfs was one of the funnest times I've ever had at a Broncos game.
Right on....that game was a lot of fun.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:23 PM   #14
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OM etiquette question here:

Can "he could break off 2k in this system" be used on someone who in fact did not break off 2k in this system?

Either way, bring him in for a look.
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the 5 TD game against the Chorfs was one of the funnest times I've ever had at a Broncos game.
those were good times... loved it when Portis broke out the winning belt!
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:44 PM   #16
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Hardly breaking news, The guy has not played since 2010.

That said, I was and still am glad we traded away the king of flava clowns for Champ and never looked back.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:55 PM   #17
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Portis was a beast for us but i'm glad we got Champ. Portis was very good but Champ is a top 5 Bronco of all time and a sure fire HOF who will go in as a Bronco.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:56 PM   #18
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I still scratch my head about that trade. How many teams would give up Champ for a RB.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:04 PM   #19
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Portis without a doubt probably would have amassed HOF-esque numbers staying in Denver. He was electric, and really not a fit for the power run scheme in Washington.
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I used to love Portis, the Miami U swag and the perfect fit in the ZBS. His first two years with denver were ELECTRIC he was arguable a top 5 back in the mix with Ricky Williams, Jamal Lewis, LT and Sean Alexander.

But anyways he was at the time another back in a system that could do NO WRONG.. we were turning ex marines into rookie of the years, a FB in droughns into a 1300 yard rusher.

The system made Portis expendable and with Shanny's attempts/failures in the draft with Middlebrooks, O'neal and Lenny Walls gaining the top defensive player in the NFL seemed like a no brainer. History speaks for its self, Portis had a couple good years still nothing like his Denver days and Champ went on to continue his dominance.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:28 PM   #21
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I still scratch my head about that trade. How many teams would give up Champ for a RB.
dan snyder.........

i think we threw in a pick too
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:08 PM   #22
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Portis could have been top ten in rushing yards all-time if he played his career out here.

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Old 08-21-2012, 04:20 PM   #23
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and we're still winning that trade, Thanks Shanny!
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dan snyder.........

i think we threw in a pick too
*they* threw in a 2nd round pick (Tatum Bell....)
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:22 PM   #25
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Moving work from Denver to D.C like Portis lol yea....
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