After a dismal rushing effort from the Redskins on Sunday, Clinton Portis suggested the team overhaul their passing attack, keeping in more blockers to protect Kirk Cousins. Portis talked with Chris Cooley during Redskins Nation on Monday following the 'Skins 44-16 pasting in Carolina. (FULL VIDEO ABOVE)
"14 yards? Come on," Portis said, clearly frustrated. "You can’t do that"
"It's actually hard to do," Cooley said of the abysmal run game.
"Really hard to do," Portis said.
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From there, Portis explained that the Redskins offense needs to leave extra blockers in on pass plays, even if it means less receivers running routes.
"It does us no good to have four wide receivers out in the route and the quarterback is getting sacked," Portis said.
Cousins was sacked five times against Carolina, and twice fumbled the ball when hit in the backfield. Portis said the Redskins need to come up with a game plan to protect Cousins even if it means just two or three wideouts run routes.
"I used to get in trouble for this," Portis said, which probably could refer to a number of things, but he explained that when he was playing with the Redskins he would often stay in as a blocker rather than run a route. It's better to be blocking in the pocket than open on a route right before the QB fumbles. Words of wisdom from CP.
Former Washington Redskin Terrelle Pryor may have found a new home after a tumultuous season in Washington.
The 28-year-old wide receiver appears to be on the way to the New York Jets for the 2018 season according to Ian Rappaport.
Last season, Pryor only played in nine games for Washington and was sent to injured reserve after Week 11. His season ended with ankle surgery and it closed the book on a short stint in the nation’s capital.
In his nine games, he never got on the same page with former Redskins’ quarterback Kirk Cousins. Targeted only 37 times, the six-year veteran only had 20 receptions for 240 yards and a single touchdown.
This is coming after a 1,000-yard season on the dismal Cleveland Browns team that went 1-15 in 2016. As a free-agent, he signed with Washington on a ‘prove-it’ deal for one-year, eight million last off-season. He was expected to a significant amount of touches alongside Josh Doctson.
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With so much anticipation it was easy to say that Pryor’s lone season in Washington was a disappointment.
If he does sign with the Jets, Pryor joins a New York franchise that is still continuing to rebuild. They currently own the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and are in search of a quarterback. A year ago they finished 5-11 under third-year head coach Todd Bowles.
Transitioned to wide receiver in Cleveland, Pryor was drafted into the league as a quarterback. He spent three seasons in Oakland (2011-13) all as a quarterback making 10 starts. In Cleveland (2015-16) he made the transition to wide receiver before going to Washington in 2017.
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The Giants shipped out Jason Pierre-Paul for life as a Buccaneer, and in turn, Tampa will send a third and fourth round draft pick to New York.
Moving Pierre-Paul comes at a curious time for the Giants. The team will eat $15 million of dead money in the move, and New York also sent a fourth-round pick to Tampa as part of the transaction.
What it definitely signals is that Big Blue looks to be moving from a 4-3 base defense to a 3-4 look. Additionally, with the second overall pick in the NFL Draft in April, maybe the Giants will seriously look at NC State defensive lineman Bradley Chubb.
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For the Redskins, seeing Pierre-Paul leave the NFC East is welcome news. He has 12.5 career sacks against Washington QBs, the same amount he has against the Eagles and Cowboys combined.
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