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Campbell Was Playing For Zorn's Future?

Old news, but new to me: in his postgame interview with Comcast SportsNet's Kelli Johnson, Jason Campbell said he thought he was probably playing for Jim Zorn's future in the second half of the Bucs game. Highlights of that interview:

"We heard the boos on the first play," Campbell said. "That's something we can't focus on, something we can't worry about. Up to today I've been having a pretty good year. As a quarterback, you go through some tough times. And today the first half was one of those tough times. I felt like I was on an island about 20 hours from here. I was just trying to find my way, trying to keep battling....

"I came in at halftime and took a deep breath....I said the second half, I said our season's depending on what I do in this half. I said Coach Zorn's future's probably depending on what I do in this second half. My fate, you know, [is depending on] what happens in the second half. I was like, 'Everyone's watching. They want to see how are you gonna fight, how are you gonna bounce back, are you gonna be a guy that runs away, are you gonna be a guy that sticks in there and fights.' Because the best have thrown picks like this before in games, and they bounced back."

Chick Hernandez finally came back to this issue on Campbell's last question, and asked whether he can really function when worrying about the future.

"What i need to do from this point on is forget what everybody else is saying and just go out there and play my game and do it the way I know how to do it, whether you like it or not," Campbell said.

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 7, 2009; 10:39 AM ET
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"What i need to do from this point on is forget what everybody else is saying and just go out there and play my game and do it the way I know how to do it, whether you like it or not," Campbell said.


I hope he'll do this. When Jason has struggled this year, I think it's largely been because he's trying to play against his own instincts. This has been most apparent in situations where he has tried to hang in the pocket instead of pulling down the ball and running. There's nothing wrong with tucking the ball and running when the pocket is collapsing. The idea is to get positive yards, and Jason has shown in the past he's very capable of doing this. He's an athletic dude.

Posted by: freakzilla | October 7, 2009 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Campbell said. "Up to today I've been having a pretty good year"


WHAT?

The 1st game against the Giants was about as bad as a non-rookie QB could look. And I've see Heath Shuler, Gus, and Shane/Danny in action.

In the 2nd game, he missed some wide open guys, and the times he found the open guy, he missed the throw.

3rd game was a loss to Detroit. Nuff said.

He had a great 3rd Qtr against the Bucs. That's it.

Posted by: jgarrisn | October 7, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Hail to the Redskins! Hail victory! Braves on the warpath! Fight for old DC! Run or pass and score - we want a lot more! Beat 'em, Swamp 'em, Touchdown! - Let the points soar! Fight on, fight on 'Til you have won Sons of Wash-ing-ton. Rah!, Rah!, Rah!

We can beat Carolina! Go Skins!!

Posted by: JBuss | October 8, 2009 10:37 AM | Report abuse

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