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Casserly thinks Jason Campbell could be released

When Mike Shanahan was asked what would happen if Jason Campbell can't be traded, he gave a simple answer: Campbell would return to the Redskins and "work 110 percent."

Charley Casserly painted a more complex scenario when he discussed the issue on the Mike Wise Show last week, saying he thinks it's possible the Skins could release Campbell.

"I don't think they're gonna pay him $3 million, and I don't think he's gonna be there, so yeah, I think you could see him released," Casserly said. "They may hold onto him up till training camp, because if he doesn't get hurt, they're not on [the hook] for the contract. Now I think the thing is, Campbell, once he signs the tender - and he may not choose to do this - they can't keep him out of camp. Tennessee tried to do that with McNair, and lost the case.

"So if Jason wanted to force the issue he could come into camp, make it an uncomfortable situation. Now, that's not Jason Campbell's personality to do something like that, but his agent may tell him to do that to force the release. It's something you have to be aware of if you're running the Redskins, and it's a strategy that Campbell has to think about, too.

"But I think what'll happen right now is you go through the draft, see if something happens, go to the beginning of May and see if anything happens with a trade. You know, It's possible a team doesn't get a quarterback may give the Redskins a late pick for next year for him."

"A late pick next year" isn't exactly the scenario fans have been dreaming up in their own Campbell trade chatter. But Casserly said he didn't sense a market for Campbell.

"I think they may have to wait till after the draft, because teams looking for a quarterback may go in there and try to see what they can get in the draft," he said. "You know, there was no market for him a year ago, so I'm not sure there's gonna be much if any market for the guy, to be honest with you."

UPDATE: Michael Lombardi writes something similar in The National Football Post:

The 'Skins are planning on keeping Jason Campbell through the draft, then they will attempt to trade him. If that fails, they plan on bringing him back to compete for the second string job -- but what happens if they draft a QB? At that point, he might get released. If the Skins draft a QB, they'll need two because with their offensive line, it would be hard for any QB to stay healthy.

Kyle Shanahan disagrees.

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 19, 2010; 10:51 AM ET
Categories:  Redskins  
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Comments

your headline is misspelled.

Posted by: supergrl63 | April 19, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Worry not. A few teams will be interested in JC. He was better than 1/2 of the starters in 2009.

Posted by: shanks1 | April 19, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Hmmmmm... I wonder who said this before...

Posted by: DikShuttle | April 19, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

I say let him come in and compete. What if McNabb gets injured, he is a better backup than Grossman. To let him go for a late pick next year, not a smart move....

Posted by: bills_2_cents | April 19, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Jason Campbell will do well with another organization...no doubt in my mind. He just wasn't given what he needed to flourish here in Washington. but trust! he will do fine if he leaves. The guy is not a slouch...better than a lot of existing qb's running teams right now.

Posted by: cbmuzik | April 19, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

If I’m JC17’s agent, I’m telling my client to get your “big girl’s panties on” and report to Redskin Park post haste. Facts are thus:

1. The Redskins front office, in their “infinite wisdom” and generosity, have offered to pay you $3.7 million for roughly 8 or 9 months worth of “work” – and that payment is pretty much guaranteed provided that you either make the roster, get injured, or even get traded to another team. And it doesn’t matter if you start, if you back up, if you play for the scout team, or if you serve drinks and swap lies with the season ticket holders about your “glory daze” in college.

2. In as much as you might prefer to be a starter, you must and will reconcile yourself to the fact that you have been replaced by a better player. However, even considering how good DM5 may be, he is neither perfect nor immortal – and like it or not, you can be assured that he will go down at some point this season to injury or performance concerns -- so you will have a chance to play here again. Now what you do with this opportunity is up to you.

3. What’s more – DM5 is 33 vice your 28. He has at best 5 years of playing time left in him, and more likely, something less than that. Meanwhile, you could conceivably play another 10 or 12 years if you keep yourself healthy – and if you play your cards right, you could bide your time and might even become the answer to the question of who will replace DM5 when his playing days are done.

4. If you can’t beat RG8 and CB15 out for a back up position, you really don’t deserve to be in the league any more. And the team just isn’t going to be able to draft a college prospect who is going to be ready to play this season.

5. Under new front office, the team deals with players and get rid of malcontents. Just ask Coach… or AH92, CR22, RM52, CP26. Team also rewards performers and gets rid of dead weight. Just ask those who have already been released. Or would you care to join them?

Posted by: Vic1 | April 19, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

having value and teams wanting you are 2 different things. Teams will take JC, but the Redskins played there cards too early and devalued the product. Any and everyone in the league thinks he will be released.

I have said it before, but the only team in the league that constantly over compensates for layers is the Redskins. The Redskins gave up a second and possibly a 3rd for McNabb when the Second is the 37th pick in the draft. the 2nd pick is going to be a 3rd round pick because McNabb barring injuries will play 70% of the snaps.

Posted by: oknow1 | April 19, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

$3.7 million? Is that the deal he signed for this year? He made a little less last year for getting tossed around like a rag doll throughout most of the season. I'd advise him to take the deal (which he did) and be content to sit it out (behind McNabb) a year and let his body heal if no one comes calling.

My guess is that someone will come calling and workout a deal for Jason to join their team.

Posted by: BenThere | April 19, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

boy, these JC supporters just won't give up -- "a market for JC?" Where? jeez, the more I read these blogs the more i realize DC sports fans are absolute morons

Posted by: bestmick1 | April 19, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

What did the Redskins get for Patrick Ramsey?

Posted by: Pensfans | April 19, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Worry not. A few teams will be interested in JC. He was better than 1/2 of the starters in 2009.

Posted by: shanks1
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When will everyone except the fact that NO ONE WANTS CAMPBELL! The guys services continually take a slap in the face, but the supporters say things like in this post. Every starter he was better than, nobody wants them either. I would have cut him after game one of the Zorn era. I will be glad when this is over... Eddie Jordan=bad coach, Jason Campbell=bad QB

Posted by: SkinzNWiz | April 19, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Jason Campbell = Practice Girl

Posted by: Scoonie97 | April 19, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

I can't understand why Joe Gibbs gave up so many picks for Campbell. I understand that this team and circumstances did nothing to help him develop, but he has fundamental flaws. He has a strong arm, but he is very slow to read and react. I can't see him going for anything more than a 5th to 6th round pick.

Posted by: keithlb28 | April 19, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Skins got a 5th or 6th for Ramsey from the Jets.

Posted by: cali_snowboarder | April 19, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

I totally agree with Vic

If I’m JC17’s agent, I’m telling my client to get your “big girl’s panties on” and report to Redskin Park post haste. Facts are thus:

1. The Redskins front office, in their “infinite wisdom” and generosity, have offered to pay you $3.7 million for roughly 8 or 9 months worth of “work” – and that payment is pretty much guaranteed provided that you either make the roster, get injured, or even get traded to another team. And it doesn’t matter if you start, if you back up, if you play for the scout team, or if you serve drinks and swap lies with the season ticket holders about your “glory daze” in college.

2. In as much as you might prefer to be a starter, you must and will reconcile yourself to the fact that you have been replaced by a better player. However, even considering how good DM5 may be, he is neither perfect nor immortal – and like it or not, you can be assured that he will go down at some point this season to injury or performance concerns -- so you will have a chance to play here again. Now what you do with this opportunity is up to you.

3. What’s more – DM5 is 33 vice your 28. He has at best 5 years of playing time left in him, and more likely, something less than that. Meanwhile, you could conceivably play another 10 or 12 years if you keep yourself healthy – and if you play your cards right, you could bide your time and might even become the answer to the question of who will replace DM5 when his playing days are done.

4. If you can’t beat RG8 and CB15 out for a back up position, you really don’t deserve to be in the league any more. And the team just isn’t going to be able to draft a college prospect who is going to be ready to play this season.

5. Under new front office, the team deals with players and get rid of malcontents. Just ask Coach… or AH92, CR22, RM52, CP26. Team also rewards performers and gets rid of dead weight. Just ask those who have already been released. Or would you care to join them?

Posted by: Vic1 | April 19, 2010 11:47 AM


Just thought I'd reiterate your sentiments.

Posted by: keithlb28 | April 19, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

He's slow to read and react because he's had to run for his life after every snap of the ball.

Posted by: ronjaboy | April 19, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Vic1, you're completely right. It's time for JC to Nut Up once again and pretend this is the NFL, not the Lingerie League. I have nothing(mostly) but respect for the guy, but this is not time to go all Diva: get the gear on, put down the Ho-Hos and get the engine running.


Posted by: Corvis777 | April 19, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Casserly must be smoking crack. JC was the 15th rated QB in the league - under severe duress - and he's not going to generate any interest?

Posted by: shanks1 | April 19, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Why not keep Jc as your backup? Do you fans and coaches of the Redskins think that Grossman is better than JC? Imagine Grossman bhind that dreadful line last year. I see 0-16.

Posted by: donnellmurray2010 | April 19, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Casserly is over rated and owes EVERYTHING to Bethards coat tail.

Posted by: MDterpfan | April 19, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Casserly is over rated and owes EVERYTHING to Bethards coat tail.

Posted by: MDterpfan | April 19, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

For one Moe Casserly is an idiot you don't cut Campbell you keep him next to McNabb he's the next best option @ QB...the rest of the league sure wishes you cut him so they won't have to give up anything and trust there are teams who want him they just refuse to give up anything. And please explain to me how someone who's been fired twice becomes an expert @ what he failed at????

Posted by: papaskynz | April 19, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

JC is far better than Grossman, so I don't see any issues with him staying and backing up Donovan. Truthfully I would prefer that! However JC is better than many other starting QB's in this league and with that said, I would be surprised if some one doesn't try to pick him up. He is a class act that never got a fair shake in DC with him learing 4 new sytems in his first 4 years in the league. Plus Cerato/Snyder destroyed his confidence at every turn - so I want to see him succeed somewhere.

Posted by: skins10 | April 19, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

17 QB's worst then Campbell as far as the NFL rankings go and guess what not all 17 are in position to draft a QB either...two of those QB's were drafted last year factor in someone will get hurt and or go down and it's better to have more of then less than...

Quarterback Rating Leaders - QualifiedRK PLAYER TEAM ATT COMP PCT YDS YDS/A LONG TD INT SACK RATE YDS/G
1 Drew Brees, QB NOR 514 363 70.6 4388 8.54 75 34 11 20 109.6 293
2 Brett Favre, QB MIN 531 363 68.4 4202 7.91 63 33 7 34 107.2 263
3 Philip Rivers, QB SDG 486 317 65.2 4254 8.75 81 28 9 25 104.4 266
4 Aaron Rodgers, QB GNB 541 350 64.7 4434 8.20 83 30 7 50 103.2 277
5 Ben Roethlisberger, QB PIT 506 337 66.6 4328 8.55 60 26 12 50 100.5 289
6 Peyton Manning, QB IND 571 393 68.8 4500 7.88 80 33 16 10 99.9 281
7 Matt Schaub, QB HOU 583 396 67.9 4770 8.18 72 29 15 25 98.6 298
8 Tony Romo, QB DAL 550 347 63.1 4483 8.15 80 26 9 34 97.6 280
9 Tom Brady, QB NWE 565 371 65.7 4398 7.78 81 28 13 16 96.2 275
10 Kurt Warner, QB ARI 513 339 66.1 3753 7.32 45 26 14 24 93.2 250
RK PLAYER TEAM ATT COMP PCT YDS YDS/A LONG TD INT SACK RATE YDS/G
11 Eli Manning, QB NYG 509 317 62.3 4021 7.90 74 27 14 30 93.1 251
12 Donovan McNabb, QB PHI 443 267 60.3 3553 8.02 60 22 10 35 92.9 254
13 Joe Flacco, QB BAL 499 315 63.1 3613 7.24 72 21 12 36 88.9 226
14 Kyle Orton, QB DEN 541 336 62.1 3802 7.03 87 21 12 29 86.8 238
15 Jason Campbell, QB WAS 507 327 64.5 3618 7.14 84 20 15 43 86.4 226
16 Carson Palmer, QB CIN 466 282 60.5 3094 6.64 73 21 13 26 83.6 193
17 David Garrard, QB JAC 516 314 60.9 3597 6.97 63 15 10 42 83.5 225
18 Vince Young, QB TEN 259 152 58.7 1879 7.26 66 10 7 9 82.8 157
19 Alex Smith, QB SFO 372 225 60.5 2350 6.32 73 18 12 22 81.5 214
20 Matt Ryan, QB ATL 451 263 58.3 2916 6.47 90 22 14 19 80.9 208
RK PLAYER TEAM ATT COMP PCT YDS YDS/A LONG TD INT SACK RATE YDS/G
21 Jay Cutler, QB CHI 555 336 60.5 3666 6.61 71 27 26 35 76.8 229
22 Chad Henne, QB MIA 451 274 60.8 2878 6.38 67 12 14 26 75.2 206
23 Matt Hasselbeck, QB SEA 488 293 60.0 3029 6.21 53 17 17 32 75.1 216
24 Marc Bulger, QB STL 247 140 56.7 1469 5.95 50 5 6 14 70.7 163
25 Matt Cassel, QB KAN 493 271 55.0 2924 5.93 61 16 16 42 69.9 195
26 Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB BUF 227 127 55.9 1422 6.26 98 9 10 21 69.7 142
27 Brady Quinn, QB CLE 256 136 53.1 1339 5.23 59 8 7 19 67.2 134
28 Mark Sanchez, QB NYJ 364 196 53.8 2444 6.71 65 12 20 26 63.0 163
29 Matthew Stafford, QB DET 377 201 53.3 2267 6.01 75 13 20 24 61.0 227
30 Josh Freeman, QB TAM 291 159 54.6 1857 6.38 42 10 18 20 59.9 186
RK PLAYER TEAM ATT COMP PCT YDS YDS/A LONG TD INT SACK RATE YDS/G
31 Jake Delhomme, QB CAR 321 178 55.5 2015 6.28 52 8 18 23 59.4 183
32 JaMarcus Russell, QB OAK 246 120 48.8 1287 5.23 86 3 11 33 50.0 107

Posted by: papaskynz | April 19, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Nice list.

Campbell only won games in which the guy ranked ahead of him (#14 Orton) was knocked from the game; #24 Bulger; #30 Freeman in his first start; and #32 Russell (after Gradkowski was KO'd)

And he lost to #29 Stafford and #31 Delhomme.

Posted by: Scoonie97 | April 19, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

When will everyone except the fact that NO ONE WANTS CAMPBELL!
Posted by: SkinzNWiz
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If only there was a way to bet this chucklehead a large sum of money on THAT!!!

Posted by: shanks1 | April 19, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

the skins made this worse , teams know they cant keep Campbell cause they brought in McNabb. Skins basically at the time the where discussing McNabb should have been shopping Campbell at the same time. i think Campbell be better of being released cause then he can pick his team instead of finding a team knowing he done in Washington getting a 3 or 4th is impossible. he is better then alot of starters out their as a 2nd tier if he can find a place with an oline and run game he'll be fine Carolina, Jacksonvile, Oakland Buffalo Cleveland San Fran Seattle are all possiblities

Posted by: cjdwolfpack | April 19, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

skinsnwiz not that anyone doesnt want Campbell its the fact that no one wants to give up a pick for him because they no skins have to get rid of him and teams for there sake dont want give what skins want. If Campbell where released he would be picked up in a week.

Posted by: cjdwolfpack | April 19, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

skinsnwiz not that anyone doesnt want Campbell its the fact that no one wants to give up a pick for him because they no skins have to get rid of him and teams for there sake dont want give what skins want. If Campbell where released he would be picked up in a week.

Posted by: cjdwolfpack | April 19, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

skinsnwiz not that anyone doesnt want Campbell its the fact that no one wants to give up a pick for him because they no skins have to get rid of him and teams for there sake dont want give what skins want. If Campbell where released he would be picked up in a week.

Posted by: cjdwolfpack | April 19, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Nice list.

Campbell only won games in which the guy ranked ahead of him (#14 Orton) was knocked from the game; #24 Bulger; #30 Freeman in his first start; and #32 Russell (after Gradkowski was KO'd)

And he lost to #29 Stafford and #31 Delhomme.


Good point but in his defense he also had the #1 QB and their team taking a standing 8 count if not for Suisham and double move Landry that was a win...and speaking of Suisham how many games last year were lost because he couldn't seal the deal not only here but in as much as I hate to say it but in Dallas as well...

Posted by: papaskynz | April 19, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

oh as a correction Josh Freeman was not the QB when the Skins played TB it was Josh Johnson and he played the entire game! And it really doesn't matter as knocking the opposing QB out of the game is part of the game...

Posted by: papaskynz | April 19, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

This is a team game not one Man can win a game Donovan said it best it take everyone around you to make team successful not one guy. Campbell win loss record not good but that all doesnt fall on him yes certian things in game he lost made mistakes but there where probably 10 more that other teammates made. Then when u see Campbell wins u see what he brings to the table when help is around. Does McNabb beat Saints, Cowboys Chargers Atlanta Detroit if he was qb last year NO because Campbell didnt blow it poor blocking, poor play calling, Sushaim and A fluke fumble and wr not getting open

Posted by: cjdwolfpack | April 19, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

JC is a good guy...but an NFL stiff......always has been regardless of how many excuses his enablers can come up with to justify his career mediocrity...

Glad to see that ShanAllen were all over the reality of his on field deficiencies and did not want this disaster go on any longer.

Posted by: FletcherChristian1 | April 19, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Don't know why posters here think the Skins cannot keep Campbell. Money is NOT an issue. No chance they outright release him. He was 15th ranked QB in the league last year. Like it or not, the man has value, even if he's kept in Washington as the best back-up in the league.

Posted by: shanks1 | April 19, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins' best move is to keep Campbell -- 1. McNabb can mentor him, and it's my understanding that they've had a good relationship in the past.

--2. The odds of McNabb staying healthy for a whole season are pretty slim, given his record over the last five years. Campbell would be a young, yet experienced QB to take over for McNabb. Even if the Redskins draft a QB, that can be the practice squad QB for next year.

--3. Campbell in the past has been a good guy, and there's no reason to think otherwise now. I would believe his failure to show at the minicamp is more a product of his agent's recommendation than his own decisionmaking.

Posted by: DKUVA | April 19, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Good point but in his defense he also had the #1 QB and their team taking a standing 8 count if not for Suisham and double move Landry that was a win...and speaking of Suisham how many games last year were lost because he couldn't seal the deal not only here but in as much as I hate to say it but in Dallas as well...

Posted by: papaskynz


Fair enough. But Campbell choked in overtime of that Saints game, and he barely beat Josh Johnson, who got benched for the rookie Josh Freeman. He also got yanked vs the equally awful Chiefs and he lost to the Chargers scrubs.

Campbell's not a winner. He's a loser.

Posted by: Scoonie97 | April 19, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

"I think they may have to wait till after the draft, because teams looking for a quarterback may go in there and try to see what they can get in the draft," he said. "You know, there was no market for him a year ago, so I'm not sure there's gonna be much if any market for the guy, to be honest with you."
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Gee no kidding.. What amazies me is no team in the league wants this guy yet some how he is still wanted by some fans here. Hey if Campbell isn't good enough to be a backup in Buffalo or Oakland why should we want him here???

Posted by: sovine08 | April 19, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Casserly is over rated and owes EVERYTHING to Bethards coat tail.

I couldn't agree with you more. Although toward the end of his stay he did dome good things, Bailey, Jansen ,and fleecing Ditka for all those draft picks.

That brings me to another point. Here is Ditka a total flop as a GM and coach with the Saints now an "expert" on national TV. Go figure.

Posted by: pjente | April 19, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

If Campbell isn't traded he should return and compete for the backup job. McNabb will not play all 16 games. What if Campbell gets in a few games and shows well in McNabb's absence. Wouldn't there be a market for him if he play well? Didn't someone trade for A.J. Feeley because he did well in McNabb's absence?

Posted by: thecomedian1 | April 19, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Campbell was just another in a long list of Gibbs personnel blunders. A 1,3 and 4 he gave up and now we see that they can't even get a 7th for him. Gibbs I set the franchise back 15 years. Gibbs II and the 16 draft picks he threw away set them back another 15. Maybe by 2025 we'll be rid of the albatross Holy Joe hung on us.

Posted by: lp_lodestar | April 19, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

i always thought JC would be a much better QB if he would run the ball a lot more. He's a big strong guy, and seems reasonably fast. If the other team had to worry about him taking off with the ball his other problems would dissipate. Of course, he, and the team, would have to be willing to accept the punishment/risk, which might be the problem. and he'd have to learn to slide. how can he not know how to slide?

Posted by: stevie2 | April 19, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Desmond Howard
Bobby Wilson
Tom Carter
Heath Shuler
Michael "I'll cold cock your ass when you ain't looking Davis" Westbrook
The damn OL from Penn State who sucked SO BAD no one can remember his name

Do we really need to hear Casserly was philosophic about the do's and don'ts of the draft?? Yes, he got Champ Bailey but gave up to much on the trade back up to get him. The 91' team was ALL about Beathard!!! Casserly should STFU; he got lucky with Mario.....but who really thought Bush was worth the # 1. He did such a great job - David effing Carr.

Posted by: DESkinzFan1 | April 19, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

many of you idiots are still at it(not that there is any chance of change in you that is your nature)thinking 1 man loses a football game and even give the qb a record of wins and losses how many games did the LG lose? what about the TE or maybe the DE? do they have a won and loss record morons? did manning lose the SB because he threw the interception? or were there other factors that contributed to the loss? I know that many here are bigoted,racist,fire-breating reptillians incapable of rational thought or reason but 1 sole player wins not or loses a football game this is NOT golf or a tennis match.

Posted by: wathu19 | April 19, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

If there is anyone out there who thinks McNabb, in his current old and slow version, won't get completely destroyed by hits that come blowing through the Skins highly porous O-Line, they are deluding themselves. Unless they draft a sptinter as the potential back-up, JC has the same fate again.

Posted by: oldtimehockey | April 19, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Michael "I'll cold cock your ass when you ain't looking Davis" Westbrook
The damn OL from Penn State who sucked SO BAD no one can remember his name

Davis called him a fag, Westbrook stuck him. Davis is a fool for not expecting him to throw down. Davis is a total dou$hbag I dealt with him in business and hes a real dick.

Posted by: augustiswest | April 19, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Ah Joe Gibbs, the great defacto GM. Let's review the facts, not nostagia or emotion:

Gibbs selected Desmond Howard WITH A #1 PICK and 3 years later, Des was worth about a 10th round pick. Like buying a 2007 Cadillac and trading it in 2010 for a Ford Pinto.

Gibbs traded pickS (plural) for the great Brunell that was washed up within 3 years.

Gibbs traded Champ Bailey (A FUTURE HOF CB) AND a #1 PICK - LOL - for Portis, when RB's come a dime a dozen today. Look at recent SB champ RB's. Not exactly Barry Sanders.

Gibbs traded THREE D___ PICKS for Jason, who never made the pro bowl and they can't trade him today for a 10th round pick. Gibbs selected Jason WITH A #1 PICK and they can't trade him now for cash.

Depreciation Gibbs the GM...

Posted by: kedavis | April 19, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

I saw the negative compilation of Jason Campbell's worst moments. However, the clips of Jason at his worst wasn't MY first impression of how Campbell played -- what I saw was a big, mobile, strong-armed QB who was improving. JC made some bonehead decisions at critical moments, but over-all, I didn't feel he was cause of the Skins offensive woes last year. JC has tremendous class and great physical tools -- if nobody else wants him, which I seriously doubt, why not keep him as a number 2? I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up next week in Pittsburg -- that would be great for all parties involved in my opinion. We need more draft choices, but I don't think we should trade JC for anything less than a 3rd this year and something next year.

Posted by: dannykurland1 | April 19, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

charlie casserly? you're posting charlie fracking casserly's name like he's some sort of expert? there are magic 8-balls out there with better track records than old chuck.

Posted by: rev_ollie | April 19, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

If I’m JC17’s agent, I’m telling my client to get your “big girl’s panties on” and report to Redskin Park post haste. Facts are thus:

1. The Redskins front office, in their “infinite wisdom” and generosity, have offered to pay you $3.7 million for roughly 8 or 9 months worth of “work” – and that payment is pretty much guaranteed provided that you either make the roster, get injured, or even get traded to another team. And it doesn’t matter if you start, if you back up, if you play for the scout team, or if you serve drinks and swap lies with the season ticket holders about your “glory daze” in college.

2. In as much as you might prefer to be a starter, you must and will reconcile yourself to the fact that you have been replaced by a better player. However, even considering how good DM5 may be, he is neither perfect nor immortal – and like it or not, you can be assured that he will go down at some point this season to injury or performance concerns -- so you will have a chance to play here again. Now what you do with this opportunity is up to you.

3. What’s more – DM5 is 33 vice your 28. He has at best 5 years of playing time left in him, and more likely, something less than that. Meanwhile, you could conceivably play another 10 or 12 years if you keep yourself healthy – and if you play your cards right, you could bide your time and might even become the answer to the question of who will replace DM5 when his playing days are done.

4. If you can’t beat RG8 and CB15 out for a back up position, you really don’t deserve to be in the league any more. And the team just isn’t going to be able to draft a college prospect who is going to be ready to play this season.

5. Under new front office, the team deals with players and get rid of malcontents. Just ask Coach… or AH92, CR22, RM52, CP26. Team also rewards performers and gets rid of dead weight. Just ask those who have already been released. Or would you care to join them?

Posted by: Vic1 | April 19, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Vic1, I am stunned. Just stunned. This is the first post of yours I've ever read in which you didn't demand a DC sports figure be booted from their respective team. Congrats bro.

Posted by: Barno1 | April 19, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Once Roethlisberger gets slapped with an 8 game suspension, the Steelers will be knocking on our door to get an experienced QB to fill in.

Posted by: unquiltom | April 19, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

When will all the Jason Campbell haters acknowledge that plenty of teams would love to have JC17 on their squad? It's hilarious that they think that just because a trade hasn't happened in the 14 days since McNabb was traded here, that no team wants him.

Yeah, no team wants a top 15-20 NFL quarterback on their roster. Riiiight

Posted by: Barno1 | April 19, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Charley Casserly is the biggest clown ever to parade as a GM. He was a failure with the Skins (Dick Butkus tried to save him with the New Orleans trade) and a failure with Houston. Why this guy is still running his mouth befuddles me. I am betting he is completely wrong about Campbell.

Posted by: hz9604 | April 19, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

hz9604, you are the only person on the face of the earth who believes Charlie Casserly was a failure with the Redskins.

Posted by: Barno1 | April 19, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Casserly has been a GM before ... which at least qualifies him to speak about how GMs think. For those of you who think a plain old sportswriter isn't.

And as far as the rankings, this doesn't bother anyone?

12 Donovan McNabb, QB PHI 443 267 60.3 3553 8.02 60 22 10 35 92.9 254
13 Joe Flacco, QB BAL 499 315 63.1 3613 7.24 72 21 12 36 88.9 226
14 Kyle Orton, QB DEN 541 336 62.1 3802 7.03 87 21 12 29 86.8 238
15 Jason Campbell, QB WAS 507 327 64.5 3618 7.14 84 20 15 43 86.4 226

Posted by: KeithMcMillan | April 19, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully this will be the last post tonight so it can stick. First, do you ever wonder what is it with Campbell and Casserly? Why not other quarterbacks in the NFL that sucks more than Campbell? I think there are more than fifteen, how come Casserly never become a persistent attack dog against any of them other than Campbell? Well, this is just my opinionated answer, Joe Gibbs. Casserly is extremely envious of Jo's Hall of Fame's status while he, jobless Casserly, remains a failure; the only screw-up associated with Gibbs is the underachievement of Jason Campbell. So why not beat the obvious failure of Joe Gibbs draft to death, if only to further infuriate the Hall of Fame coach, my God he's relentless!

Posted by: abxinc | April 20, 2010 12:09 AM | Report abuse

Jason Campbell = Chauncey Gardiner

Posted by: isthatallthereis | April 20, 2010 12:19 AM | Report abuse

abxinc, Gibbs and Casserly have an excellent relationship. So, no, you are not on to anything here as far as the reason why Casserly feels this way about JC. My guess, and I'm going to way out on a limb here, is that Casserly is just speaking his mind and calling it as he sees it. While I may disagree with Casserly about Campbell, I don't see there being any kind of ulterior motive for his stance on JC.

Posted by: Barno1 | April 20, 2010 1:59 AM | Report abuse

fact is, when Soup is up for the rest of the league to take, you hear crickets. no one wants him because they all know he's not a winner. repeat, not a winner. clearly Shanahan knows this, or he wouldn't have spent big picks on McNabb.

I'm sure Soup will find a backup or 3rd string spot somewhere. the league is saying loud and clear he is not a starter. no one wants him for their starter spot. further, he is not any better than Grossman (except for that super bowl Soup played in, oh wait, that was Grossman).

I only want winners on the Redskins, we've had a belly full of the losers.

Posted by: greatteamdan | April 20, 2010 2:08 AM | Report abuse

Maybe Jason can be used as a tackling dummy in practice while the defensive linemen and linebackers practice sacking the quarterback. He's an expert at that after last season.

Posted by: randysbailin | April 20, 2010 3:33 AM | Report abuse

Or maybe he could be a tour guide at the hottest new attraction in town, Sean Taylor's locker.

Posted by: randysbailin | April 20, 2010 3:40 AM | Report abuse

Campbell has won as many super bowls as McNabb. Actually, he's tied with Dan Marino for super bowl victories.

If only Marino and McNabb were as good as Trent Dilfer or Eli Manning.

Go blow it out your loser-meter, greatteamdan.

And don't forget to wipe all the loser juice off the inside of your thighs afterwards. You wouldn't know victory if I put it in you from behind while you were tying your shoes.

Posted by: Thinker_ | April 20, 2010 3:51 AM | Report abuse

There was no market for Johnny Unitas, either, as I remember it, when he was signed by the Colts. And I say again, he wasn't a bad QB. He wasn't a great QB. He did his best through 2 years of chaos. Give him a decent O line with NFL caliber WRs and RBs, and he will put points on the board. People like to say the great QB's still win with less than great O lines. True. But they don't win with completely dysfunctional O lines that make sieves look water tight when pass blocking. Last year he was playing games with an O line which, if labeled "patchwork", would have been grossly over-valued, and with RB's off of practice squads. If you want the JC supporters to shut up, then stop the hating. Keep hating, we'll keep calling you out on it.

Posted by: kenboy1 | April 20, 2010 4:07 AM | Report abuse

I'm with you kenboy1 (and for that, I apologize). You got it right.

Only you left out the part about Dim Zorn calling a flag football offense... until Bingo Was His Name O replaced him.

Now, if we could just get you a job as GM of the Rams, everybody would be happy.

Posted by: Thinker_ | April 20, 2010 6:45 AM | Report abuse

Oh, and another thing:

I'm real happy with the Caps effort tonight. THAT'S how it's supposed to be done. Hopefully Montreal (wtf is a Hab?) shot their load in game 1. Seems feasible.

And I haven't changed my handle to "BrownEyeLover," yet.

Now, excuse me while I insert this entire Philly Cheese Steak up my rectum.

Go Eagles!

Posted by: Thinker_ | April 20, 2010 6:49 AM | Report abuse

Jason Cambell is Kwame Brown in cleats! At best...

Posted by: doyouktt | April 20, 2010 7:30 AM | Report abuse

What are you all talking about, they have been trying to trade Campbell for two years now and nobody wants him. Yes the line was bad but so was Pittsburg's and Green Bay's but both their QB's did well. The problems JC has are un-coachable, reflexes, 7step drops, not trusting his first instinct, one hoppers. All 22 starters at Auburn when they went undefeated were drafted in the NFL, including two all american running backs. They hardly threw the ball. Nobody wanted him then, when Joe Gibbs made the jump to select him everyone was like why because he was going to be their in the later rounds. He doesn't have one game or play for that matter that he can hang his hat on and say I made that play or I won that game, not one. I don't care how bad the O line is, when you're under pressure you get rid of the ball faster. He had his chance and the O line wasn't always bad or hurt during his tenure he is just not that good a QB plain and simple. One more thing every single time the Skins have had the ball with a chance to win late he could not deliver, and I mean every single time. His fourth quarter decision making is terrible and you will not win with a QB like that. He doesn't huddle with the offense on the sideline he doesn't fire up the troops heck they don't even pick him up off the field anymore when he gets hit because they are tired of him holding on to the ball so long. His teammates don't believe in him and it appears that the rest of the leage feels the same way. Denver chose Kyle Orton over Jason Campbell so that gives you a feeling of what the league feels about him right there.

Posted by: agreen3 | April 20, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

Kyle Shanahan disagrees that with the current OL, it will be hard to keep a QB healthy? Has he watched any film from the last 2 years? Does he know that McNabb is 33? Earth to Kyle, Earth to Kyle; you need a new OL son, otherwise you'll be watching a lot of Rex Grossman this season.

Posted by: SorrySkins | April 20, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Campbell has won as many super bowls as McNabb. Actually, he's tied with Dan Marino for super bowl victories.
Go blow it out your loser-meter, greatteamdan.
Posted by: Thinker
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Super Bowls??? Your talking Super Bowls?? Heck we would have been happy if Campbell won a division title.. won a playoff game or even made the playoffs.. crap one winning record would have been nice.. McNabb and Marino did all those things many times how many of those did Campbell do??? Compare Campbell to those to guys? try comparing him to Akili Smith and Heath Shuler.. and you'll be a lot closer.

Posted by: sovine08 | April 20, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

If there was a market out there for JC, they would have traded him by now. The fact is, the Skins devalued him when they got McNabb. Nobody is going to give away a high pick for Campbell when they know the Skins aren't going to pay 3.7 mil for a backup. They will wait til after the draft, hope to get a ham sandwich for him, then release him if they have to. Then you will see teams jump into the fray and try to acquire him...but not for his tender offer. JC has good positives: strong arm, hard work, good character, good teammate, tough. But his one negative is what matters most: he's not a winner. Blame the O line all you want, but JC could not get it done. Never, and I mean n e v e r, brought the team back from the brink of defeat to a win. Never!!! 4th quarter, less than two minutes in the game, Skins trying to drive for a FG to win, JC throws an interception, or fumbles, or gets tackled, or needs 5 yds for a 1st down and throws a 2 yd pass, or throws a hail mary out of bounds. Game over. Like groundhog day we saw this over and over and over again. Love JC. Dude can't win.

Posted by: jfoster13 | April 20, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Maybe Campbell is set for life having played in the league a few years and made millions of dollars. At 28, maybe he has decided to retire instead of play so that he can escape having every facet of his life skewered/reviled/"analyzed" in the media. If he was smart with his money, he doesn't need to deal with any of this anymore. Would you?

Posted by: KDSmallJr | April 20, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Campbell has won as many super bowls as McNabb. Actually, he's tied with Dan Marino for super bowl victories.

If only Marino and McNabb were as good as Trent Dilfer or Eli Manning.

Go blow it out your loser-meter, greatteamdan.

And don't forget to wipe all the loser juice off the inside of your thighs afterwards. You wouldn't know victory if I put it in you from behind while you were tying your shoes.

Posted by: Thinker_ | April 20, 2010 3:51 AM | Report abuse

Best Bog post of the month

Posted by: Barno1 | April 20, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Jason Cambell is Kwame Brown in cleats! At best...

Posted by: doyouktt | April 20, 2010 7:30 AM | Report abuse

Dumbest Bog post of the month

Posted by: Barno1 | April 20, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

fact is, when Soup is up for the rest of the league to take, you hear crickets. no one wants him because they all know he's not a winner. repeat, not a winner. clearly Shanahan knows this, or he wouldn't have spent big picks on McNabb.

I'm sure Soup will find a backup or 3rd string spot somewhere. the league is saying loud and clear he is not a starter. no one wants him for their starter spot. further, he is not any better than Grossman (except for that super bowl Soup played in, oh wait, that was Grossman).

I only want winners on the Redskins, we've had a belly full of the losers.

Posted by: greatteamdan | April 20, 2010 2:08 AM | Report abuse

Didn't Campbell lead his team to a national championship in college? (Insert comment about that team having good running backs). Yeah, what a real loser he is. He was a winner his entire life until he came to the Redskins, his first year and a half he didn't play a snap, then he got his chance in 2006 and every Redskins fan loved how he played in those 6 games. Then he started the 07 season by knocking off the team in the opener that had the best defense in the NFL the previous year. He followed that game up by going into Philly on Monday Night Football and winning in a hostile road environment. He was THIS close the following week to leading his team to a 3-0 start over the team that would go on to win the Super Bowl that year, but his coaches called an absolutely idiotic 4 plays at the 1 yard line with less than a min left which cost the team the game. He wound up leading the team to a 5-3 record and well on its way to 6-3 when Sean Taylor got injured.

The next season he starts out 6-2 and is a contender for NFL mvp at the midway point in the season, before his offensive line is decimated by injuries--and which the line has never recovered from.

But yeah, Campbell must be a loser. Either that or greatteamdan is like many Redskins fans: no memory whatsoever

Posted by: Barno1 | April 20, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Thank you, Barno1. I'm glad somebody was paying attention.

Posted by: largetony86 | April 20, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

jason campbell is getting a bad rap,keep him he is good insurance

Posted by: tlj-Shortribs | April 20, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Campbell won't have much value trade-wise until next season (possibly in training camp) when QB's start getting hurt. Then someone will step up and pay more than he's worth. I say keep him around.

Posted by: intrepid1776 | April 20, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

It is simple: He has already been released- he has nothing to give this francise. A man can only drink his pride so many times.

Posted by: Baller1122 | April 20, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Campbell is washington skin best backup so if skins can,t get what they want they will keep him and Mr Casserly is just keeping a job to said thing like that. skins want at the very least a 3rd, if not Campbell will be a Skins backup

Posted by: lostdogrwd101 | April 20, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

No one will trade for campbell until they find out if the skins draft a QB. If they dont then teams know they have to trade to get him, if they do draft a qb then teams have made the right move because he will get released. Personally i think he is a good backup for McNabb for a year. I think him watching McNabb will improve his game and when given the chance will perform much better. My question is where are all the Colt Breenan fans that use to call for him over Campbell? I guess two good preseason quarters makes you good enough to start and one bad preseason game makes you a forgotten man with these fans.

Posted by: ged0386 | April 20, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Right now the Redskins have (potentially) four QB's on the roster, McNabb, Grossman, Campbell, and Brennen (I don't think they've release Brennen yet). They brought in Grossman and will likely take a QB later in the draft, mostly because Shanahan wants "his guy". This leaves Campbell and Brennen the odd men out.

Now, the other 31 teams in the NFL aren't as dumb as the Redskins. They know that they'll likely release him this summer. So, if you have someone serviceable to get to training camp with you can pick up Campbell as an experienced #2 in August. Why bother wasting time negotiating and giving up draft picks.

Posted by: elkiii_2008 | April 20, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Don't be so sure Grossman will be here. It's certainly not a lock just because they brought him in. Remember, that was well before they went after McNabb.

Posted by: Barno1 | April 20, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Just because teams win games it doesn't mean the QB played well. Baltimore won a superbowl but their QB was subpar at best. The year in which you speak of before the 6-2 start we were basically out of the playoff hunt when Campbell got hurt and Todd Collins led us to the playoffs winning our last four games. And the 6-2 start you speak of Clinton Portis had 983 yards after 8 games and Campbell had 6 touchdown passes (subpar) so please don't make the mistake to give Campbell the credit for that.

Posted by: agreen3 | April 20, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Oh and by the way Campbell may have been in your MVP discussion but he wasn't in mine. I say this with the utter most confidence (STOP SPEAKING FOR ALL SKINS FANS). Campbell being a class act and a good guy has zero to do with how he perfoms on the field. What he did on the field in college means little in the NFL right now. At the end of the day (everyday in his case) he has not proven to be a winner on the field in the pro's. He has had more opportunity than Joey H, Dereck A, David C, Brady Q, Klye B, and Patrick R, and has proven to be no better than them on the field (check his record).

Posted by: agreen3 | April 20, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Campbell was just another in a long list of Gibbs personnel blunders. A 1,3 and 4 he gave up and now we see that they can't even get a 7th for him. Gibbs I set the franchise back 15 years. Gibbs II and the 16 draft picks he threw away set them back another 15. Maybe by 2025 we'll be rid of the albatross Holy Joe hung on us.

Posted by: lp_lodestar | April 19, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

WOW! Best post in years. Thanks.

Posted by: bestmick1 | April 20, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

...Campbell being a class act and a good guy has zero to do with how he perfoms on the field. What he did on the field in college means little in the NFL right now. At the end of the day (everyday in his case) he has not proven to be a winner on the field in the pro's. He has had more opportunity than Joey H, Dereck A, David C, Brady Q, Klye B, and Patrick R, and has proven to be no better than them on the field (check his record).

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To the contrary, what Campbell did in college means EVERYTHING in the NFL right now. He had a different coordinator each of his first three years; yet, he emerged as a star-QB who led his team to a championship in year 4. He's had a different OC his first three years in the NFL; yet, he's gotten better each year. Anybody who's been really watching Campbell can see history repeating itself. Campbell is about to emerge!

Posted by: postwell1 | April 20, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

The same MEANINGLESS stats posted on here over and over by Campbell lovers. Sorry folks, he's as good as gone. Finally, a real coach who sees a real talent problem with this guy, who can't read and react to save his life, or for that matter salvage wins against easy opponents. Ever think that many of his sacks were caused by him? or that he caused the coaches and their offensive schemes he played under to fail?

Just a thought.

Can't wait til he's finally gone, and NO, he won't succeed as a starter on another team.

Dream on...

Posted by: dc1020008 | April 20, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

The same MEANINGLESS stats posted on here over and over by Campbell lovers...
Can't wait til he's finally gone, and NO, he won't succeed as a starter on another team.

Dream on...

Posted by: dc1020008
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I think he was pretty successful last season with what he had to work with. If the defense didn't give up 4th quarter leads in at least 6 games, the skins would have made the playoffs, and we wouldn't even be having this conversation. As far as Jason's future goes, I'm absolutely certain that he has all the intelligence and talent to succeed.

Posted by: postwell1 | April 20, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

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