Who runs the Redskins official website? A closet Cowboy’s fan? If you guys haven’t seen it, Redskins.com is running a poll asking who is a better RB, Clinton Portis or Adrian Peterson.
Look, I love CP. Every patient off tackle play where he puts his hand on the back of a pulling guard and waits for the hole to open and then pops right through for eight yards it warms the cockles of my heart. Every time I see him pick up a blitz while sacrificing his own body by slamming it into a 250 lb lineback running full speed, I thank god he is ours.
And yet, let’s face it, Adrian Peterson is the second coming of Herschel Walker. And he has a chance of being Jim Brown. No one has his blend of speed and power.
The fact that Redskins.com didn’t realize this poll would just make me guilty for wishing CP was AD (that’s “All Day” for the uninitiated) shows how out of touch they are. Did they really expect us to be homers and all vote for Portis? With friends like this, who needs enemies?
Like I said, I love Portis. There are only two RBs in football I’d trade Portis for (LT and AD). Most of the other backs who put up better stats (and there aren’t many) don’t help a team win in as many ways as Portis can. They don’t block. They don’t catch out of the back field. They don’t keep the team loose. They don’t know how to lead. But when we win on Sunday (please god, let us win), it will be because Tavaris Jackson is like the 46th best QB in the league, not because we have the best RB.
And I feel guilty for saying it. Oh well, forgive me Clinton. Does it help if I say you’re better than Chester Taylor?