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Posted at 3:06 PM ET, 01/14/2011

Jason Campbell on the D.C. distractions

By Dan Steinberg

(By Dave Kaup - Reuters)


Jason Campbell now plays for the Oakland Raiders. The Oakland Raiders often lead the league in off-field, tabloid-thrilling, front-office-inspired distractions. It's not exactly New England. And yet, when Campbell has reflected on his tenure in Washington, he seems to seize on the number of off-field, tabloid-thrilling, front-office-inspired distractions that marred his tenure.

To wit, here's what Campbell said on Friday, when asked on ESPN 980's John Thompson Show whether he followed the Skins' 2010 campaign.

"It wasn't even hard to see what was going on," Campbell said. "I feel like every day it was something in the media, whether it was dealing with the Haynesworth deal or when it came down to the McNabb situation. It's just tough situations.

"You know, it's a tough environment as players to compete in and to win, because instead of you fighting an uphill battle together, there's always these distractions that keep popping up left and right. And you try to put it behind you as a team, but as much as you talk about putting it behind you as a team, once it hits the public, the public keeps it going, so it never leaves the team. And now you're trying to fight the uphill battle within the team and the uphill battle within the public, trying to get things going back on the right track....I was really focused on what was going on out in Oakland, but every time you put the TV on, there was still something going on back there."

Then he called Al Davis "a player's owner" who people always "give a bad rap." Ha.

Campbell didn't say anything incendiary about Washington, but he did note the problems with the 2009 offensive line, and the comparative health of his line in Oakland, and how important those factors were to his own play.

"Offensive line is what makes everything go: it makes your run game go, it makes your passing game go, your play-action game go, and if you can do those things up front, it allows the playmakers to make plays," he said. "We had to go off the street and get guys when I was here. You tell this guy to come in here on Monday, and you've got to block DeMarcus Ware on a Sunday. How would you feel if you were the quarterback? Like, that's the things that were going on."

Finally, when Campbell was asked about the Donovan McNabb experiment, Campbell repeatedly said that the biggest problem was McNabb adapting to a new system and a new franchise, not whether or not he can still play.

"I remember the first time they got him, everyone said 'Oh, we're going to the Super Bowl,' " Campbell joked. "I was like, 'Whoa, I was that bad or something? They must have fixed a lot of other things that got to be fixed.' All that pressure -- oh, we're going to the Super Bowl, we've got Donovan now -- but at the same time, Donovan had to learn a whole new system, he had to learn a whole new group of players, he had to learn a whole new area. Of course his comfort level's not gonna be the same as it was when he was in Philly because you can't make up for 10 years."

By Dan Steinberg  | January 14, 2011; 3:06 PM ET
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Comments

Show me one Redskins fan that thought we were going to the Super Bowl with McNabb. Everyone thought we'd be 8-8ish.

Posted by: HogsHaven | January 14, 2011 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Show me one Redskins fan that thought we were going to the Super Bowl with McNabb. Everyone thought we'd be 8-8ish.

Posted by: HogsHaven | January 14, 2011 3:18 PM | Report abuse

I think his point was that Donovan would improve our overall performance at least 5 games. You go out and get a 10 year decorated vet, regardless of his individual shortcomings, usually equals improved success.

That didn't happen.

Posted by: overzealous08 | January 14, 2011 3:31 PM | Report abuse

How about reporters from this area "STOP" interviewing Campbell? Who cares what he says anyways?
One thing is for sure, he still has not led any NFL team to the playoffs in what (5-6)seasons! What kind of distraction did he have when Gibbs II, was here? The Skins went to the playoffs with Brunell & Collins, didn't they?
Don't even talk about "what you couldn't do for the Skins Campbell, SHUT UP!!!!

Posted by: Trophyjeff | January 14, 2011 3:34 PM | Report abuse

How about reporters from this area "STOP" interviewing Campbell? Who cares what he says anyways?
One thing is for sure, he still has not led any NFL team to the playoffs in what (5-6)seasons! What kind of distraction did he have when Gibbs II, was here? The Skins went to the playoffs with Brunell & Collins, didn't they?
Don't even talk about "what you couldn't do for the Skins Campbell, SHUT UP!!!!

Posted by: Trophyjeff | January 14, 2011 3:35 PM | Report abuse

How about reporters from this area "STOP" interviewing Campbell? Who cares what he says anyways?
One thing is for sure, he still has not led any NFL team to the playoffs in what (5-6)seasons! What kind of distraction did he have when Gibbs II, was here? The Skins went to the playoffs with Brunell & Collins, didn't they?
Don't even talk about "what you couldn't do for the Skins Campbell, SHUT UP!!!!

Posted by: Trophyjeff | January 14, 2011 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Who is this Capmpbell guy, and what is this town's fascination with him?

Of course he's now loyal to Al "Bad Rap" Davis -- the guy signs his paycheck afterall.

And he still resents the fact they brought in Donovan McNabb?

Get over it Dude...

Posted by: Vic1 | January 14, 2011 3:44 PM | Report abuse

"Campbell didn't say anything incendiary about Washington..."

And I'm sure this was a major disappointment, because there's a group of people here just looking for reasons to pile onto this guy.

Nothing he said here is controversial or untrue. What's amazing is he's finding more stability and success in Oakland than he did in a Skins uni. THAT should be a concern.

Posted by: Alan4 | January 14, 2011 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Some people CONTINUE to hate on the Redskins?

Alan4...Jason Campbell has "more stability and success" in Oakland????

They just fired their coach after going 8-8!!! They had two losing seasons prior to that.

How is that stability? Jason Campbell is a mediocre starting QB!!!!

Posted by: rickyroge | January 14, 2011 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Didn't he get benched 2x this year for Bruce Gradkowski and only got to play again when Gradkowski got hurt? He's clueless and so was John Thompson during the interview.

Posted by: mschmall625 | January 14, 2011 4:25 PM | Report abuse

ricky, the stability for him is that he'll go into the season as the #1 QB with the backing of his FO (i.e., Al Davis).

One season doesn't provide true stability, perhaps... and it's true I am assuming the OC will become the head coach so the offense remains the same.

But you're certainly making my point about people looking to pile onto the guy. One punctuation mark would have been sufficient!

Posted by: Alan4 | January 14, 2011 4:26 PM | Report abuse

What Campbell says isn't even relevant anymore whether you agree or not. The Media in Washington keeps trying to turn him into some kind of cult hero because they liked him personally. I liked him too but I could care less what his opinion is on the Skins. Moving On!

Posted by: moseley_brian | January 14, 2011 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Jason Campbell? last time I checked he still stinks and still can't read defenses even with time in the pocket.

click...click.. DELETED

Posted by: datruth21 | January 14, 2011 5:11 PM | Report abuse

I think it's time for campbell to shut the hell up....he still sucks

Posted by: Mark99 | January 14, 2011 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Reality check: Jason Campbell was benched a couple of times for Oakland because they were hoping they could do better, and didn't even have a McNabb to turn to. Campbell, when he was playing, was asked to manage the game. He only completed 59% of his passes, and he averaged 183 yards per game. He's not terrible. He is a decent game manager. He threw 13 touchdown passes with only 8 interceptions. We were grateful that he didn't throw many interceptions. But he was also sacked a whopping 33 times, and he wasn't even the starter for the whole year. He doesn't throw many interceptions. Good. But he stands there waiting too long and gets sacked more often than he needs to be. People don't hate Campbell. He's a nice guy with decent skills. They just keep hoping they can find better. Because you need better to win anything. They won a couple more games in Oakland because their defense was better this year and they got their running game going more than we did.

Posted by: OintheSierras | January 14, 2011 5:50 PM | Report abuse

I, for one, am happy to hear the update on Campbell and wish him well. Always thought he would be a solid QB given a good O-line and some decent weapons. Obviously he had some shortcomings but I'd take him 10 times out of 10 over Rex "Gross, Man" Grossman. It is inarguable that we would be sitting in a better position now had the new FO shown some faith in the guy and retained the two draft picks they gave up for McNabb.

So lay off Steinberg for trying to find something to bog about that isn't as nauseating as Haynesorth, McNabb, or the Wizards. Don't make Campbell scape goat for Snyderatto's errors. Campbell represented the Redskins very professionally, I think he deserves some loyalty from Skins fans for making the best of a horrific situation

Posted by: FutureisNow1 | January 14, 2011 5:56 PM | Report abuse

We LOVE to make marytyrs out of ex-Redskins!

Posted by: silkydee1 | January 14, 2011 5:57 PM | Report abuse

I, for one, am happy to hear the update on Campbell and wish him well. Always thought he would be a solid QB given a good O-line and some decent weapons. Obviously he had some shortcomings but I'd take him 10 times out of 10 over Rex "Gross, Man" Grossman. It is inarguable that we would be sitting in a better position now had the new FO shown some faith in the guy and retained the two draft picks they gave up for McNabb.

So lay off Steinberg for trying to find something to bog about that isn't as nauseating as Haynesorth, McNabb, or the Wizards. Don't make Campbell scape goat for Snyderatto's errors. Campbell represented the Redskins very professionally, I think he deserves some loyalty from Skins fans for making the best of a horrific situation

Posted by: FutureisNow1 | January 14, 2011 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Why is Jason Campbell "immune" from being part of the problem when he was here. Was it all his fault? NO...but he's not lighting it up in Oakland either.

Posted by: silkydee1 | January 14, 2011 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Never understood the JC hate, but whatever. I think it's more galling to think that maybe instead of us being Raiders East in terms of dysfunction, maybe they're Redskins West.

Posted by: DocHolliday1906 | January 14, 2011 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Never understood the JC hate, but whatever. I think it's more galling to think that maybe instead of us being Raiders East in terms of dysfunction, maybe they're Redskins West.

Posted by: DocHolliday1906 | January 14, 2011 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Never understood the JC hate, but whatever. I think it's more galling to think that maybe instead of us being Raiders East in terms of dysfunction, maybe they're Redskins West.

Posted by: DocHolliday1906 | January 14, 2011 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Can we interview Brandon Lloyd and Adam Archuletta too? I would also like to listen Mark Brunell's feeling about the Redskins...NOT! Who cares!!!!!

Posted by: JohnWWW | January 14, 2011 6:57 PM | Report abuse

You can trash JC all you want but they were 8-8 with a O-line that again damn near got JC killed. The off season Super Bowl champs(Redskins) were 6-10 and as dysfunctional as ever, i'll make a bet; the Raiders will be in the playoffs next season(if there is one)the Redskins, not a chance in hell.

Posted by: dargregmag | January 14, 2011 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Don't see the point of Campbell's comments. If any Redskin fan thinks the Raiders are better off as an organization then the Skins, than by all means. The fact remains Shannahan didn't want Jcamp, Shannahan traded JCamp elsewhere and Camoell almost led the Raiders to the playoffs.

Whine all you want, Campbell. We dont care that you lost here or in Oakland. We were just as bad without you, and so were the Raiders. Must mean you can't win no matter where you play.

Posted by: jmurray019 | January 15, 2011 12:36 AM | Report abuse

Campbell is still in the NFL? LOL. Must be Oakland where their two top QBs got hurt ...

Posted by: hock1 | January 15, 2011 1:17 AM | Report abuse

Not surprising to see people insulting a QB who led his team to 2 regular season wins over a playoff team -- something the Skins have done that once in the last 15 years. Campbell also led his team to 2 wins over the team with a top ranked defense.

Other than a couple of clunkers, Campbell was a very effective QB in 2010. Too bad the haters can't handle the truth.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 15, 2011 1:56 AM | Report abuse

JC,Do us a favor bro,just shut up and give up our 4th round pick in 2012.Just go away and take stupid coach thompson with you!!!
He should be helping his boy get a win instead of talking to you..you are irrelevant in dc!!!Go away boy!!!

Posted by: joe12341 | January 15, 2011 2:22 AM | Report abuse

I see that a lot of people question the propriety of Jason having an opinion. My view is that he is the perfect person to question. He has played here giving him first hand experience and the ability to compare that with another team struggling to find its way. On point is the statement that there are a lot of things to fix. On point is the statement that McNabb in a new system with a new team is a major adjustment, whether his new coach is Shanahan or not. Is it sour grapes to acknowledge what the rest of the country knows?

Jason's performances in Oakland should be viewed from some of the same points of view. That would be a new team, new system, and a coach on the hot seat and with his own distractions. One of the benchings came in the first half of the season when Oakland was flying high and got blown out by New England. Well a lot of really good teams got blown out by New England. I keep seing the term mediocre used. I believe Brady, Manning, and Rotheslesberger are the only SB winning QBs left in the playoffs. So no matter how many experts anoint Rogers, Ryan, Sanchez, Flacco and Cutler and the rest, they have not won yet.

Finally, I also see where some question Coach Thompson's intelligence. To do so only highlights how truly questionable your own intelligence is!

Posted by: concerned13 | January 15, 2011 7:47 AM | Report abuse

i think shsnny would agree with almost every thing campbell said,as one commenter said last week redskin fans are very often fanboys who don't want to deal with the truth, also gano directly caused at least two skin losses and don't hand me plays before the kick stuff champs are made on kickers . yet the fans want him back . why?

Posted by: rwest828hope | January 15, 2011 8:16 AM | Report abuse

Steinberg loves to hate on JC. It's like his weird little obsession. He's bitter b/c JC had a better year with Oakland than McNabb did with the Skins. Get over yourself. Ha.

Posted by: dbunkr | January 15, 2011 8:18 AM | Report abuse

note how the fanboys are whiniing about the post printing campbell's comments, instead of being objective about his comments beleive me he knows of which he speaks jurgenson and riggins comments are verry simalar as is shsnny's comments about this team.there was a time when dc sports fans really knew sports alas, those times are gone.

Posted by: rwest828hope | January 15, 2011 8:24 AM | Report abuse

What he's saying is that the Raiders are a better run organization than the Redskins. Scary but that's true as the raiders at least appeared in a superbowl over the past 10 years and have superbowl trophies from early generation.

Skins are the worst franchise in the NFL.

Posted by: jdb70 | January 15, 2011 8:59 AM | Report abuse

If you do not have thick skin then you need to play for some other team than the Redskins! Stop worrying about what the Media prints and shut up and play!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | January 15, 2011 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Can we interview Brandon Lloyd and Adam Archuletta too? I would also like to listen Mark Brunell's feeling about the Redskins...NOT! Who cares!!!!!

Posted by: JohnWWW | January 14, 2011 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Dunno bout Archie and Brunnell, but I think you'll have to catch up with Brandon Lloyd in Hawaii.

Not caring usually is signified by inaction or indifference, not by overemphasizing words and over punctuating sentences. Seems like a lot of yall care what JC has to say and you should. He was the last QB here and he was asked about the team. He said he'd be preparing for raiders stuff on the other side of the country and Redskins stuff is out there. he couldn't help but hear it, and so long as he's human, you gotta expect him to form his own opinion (as so many of us have about countless subects including JC).

Don't see the point of Campbell's comments. If any Redskin fan thinks the Raiders are better off as an organization then the Skins, than by all means. The fact remains Shannahan didn't want Jcamp, Shannahan traded JCamp elsewhere and Camoell almost led the Raiders to the playoffs.

Whine all you want, Campbell. We dont care that you lost here or in Oakland. We were just as bad without you, and so were the Raiders. Must mean you can't win no matter where you play.

Posted by: jmurray019 | January 15, 2011 12:36 AM | Report abuse


only thing is JCam didn't lose in Oakland he has a 8-5 record as a starter in OAK. In fact the other 3 losses came in the games where the team was "looking for better" . Maybe they make the playoofs if he gets a coupla those starts who knows?

Just go away and take stupid coach thompson with you!!!
He should be helping his boy get a win instead of talking to you..you are irrelevant in dc!!!Go away boy!!!

Posted by: joe12341 | January 15, 2011 2:22 AM | Report abuse

As far as JT3 goes, do you remember Craig Eshrick?

And all this BOY talk. I thought we were done with that. JT is like 70, JT3 is in his 40s and JC is around 30. Why not show these MEN some respect. Lemme guess Joe......Northern VA?Or is it Charles county?

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | January 15, 2011 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Move on, Jason. Take the high road. Everyone knows this organization is toxic, you don't need to remind us.

Posted by: randysbailin | January 15, 2011 11:52 AM | Report abuse

often, some people say this team has some of the best fans in the world. I beg to differ

Posted by: dfox1 | January 15, 2011 12:25 PM | Report abuse

"How about reporters from this area "STOP" interviewing Campbell? Who cares what he says anyways?"

Because the Post's articles are all about "drama" anymore and what they can do to spread it even further. It's not about "facts" it's about "feelings" and the quality of thier so called romance novels are subpar at best. Mike Wise is the "Queen" grape himself.

I could care less what Jason Campbell thinks, he wasn't very good when he was here and he's no longer a Redskin. He can blame the o-line all he wants, even when he had time he still missed open wr's.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | January 15, 2011 3:43 PM | Report abuse

its funny anyone that sits on their computer and still bad mouths Campbell obviously didnt watch him or how Oakland responded when he was at QB this year. YEa he didnt lead them to the playoff but their not ready but have better pieces then skins have. Campbell is not the number 1 priority in Oakland its there run game and for Campbell to manage the game and he did that. 7-5 as a starter and 6-0 in the AFC WEST says something. and can make a case if Cable wasnt so on and off with Bruce and him they could won one or two more games with him. look at every Redskin that everyone said wasnt good and turned out great somewhere that list is endless. Just cause didnt have playoff season doesnt effect the type of player they are or can be. Oakland winning the West next year with Campbell and Redskins will still be their old self

Posted by: cjdwolfpack | January 15, 2011 9:40 PM | Report abuse

JC didn't ask to come here, he was drafted by the retarded organization known as the Washington Redskins. He handled all the mismanagement and back stabbings with class. Now because he has an opinion which was the truth, you bitter a** fans want to call him out on it? Y'all and the Redskins deserve each other.

Posted by: jbworldwide | January 15, 2011 11:34 PM | Report abuse

Really don't get the JC hate. If you don't care about him, skip this article. But here's the thing, I'd rather be 8-8 than 6-10. Donovan wasn't any better than JC was THIS YEAR.

Posted by: break20 | January 16, 2011 12:15 AM | Report abuse

these comments are why we end up with D hall and every other bum that will come here for a check. the journalists are a joke, the fans are woodbridge meets anacostia knuckleheads, and the ownereship is hands down the worst in any professional sport. when the LD fans stop supporting this mess and stop dressing up like Barney Frank in a pig snout from 1981 then maybe Snyder will get it and rebuild this dumpster from the ground up on both lines of scrimmage and get some WR's that can actually go get the ball. The whole thing is an absolute disgrace to pro sports from top to bottom.

Posted by: doyouktt | January 16, 2011 7:18 AM | Report abuse

This isn't rocket science. Look at the Steelers, Patriots, Colts, etc. Good offensive lines, depth, lots of youth, great QB. Donovan sucked wad. He missed way to many open players. The Skins need more youth, more offensive lineman, better pressure on the QB. This is going to take several years. Meanwhile, who cares about Donavan? He was an eagle. We're not retiring his number. Redskins need to trade Cooley, Haynesworth, Donovan for whatever they can get and load up with youth. The 3-4 and a young QB will take 3 years. Lastly, BE PATIENT or it will be Groundhog day.....again.

Posted by: Poster14 | January 16, 2011 7:22 AM | Report abuse

Points to ponder:

We still value Sonny's opinions and he did not win a thing in a Skins uniform. Not comparing JC to Sonny, but former QB's opinions have always been welcomed.

Cable got fired because of the flopping between QB's. Al Davis knew who gave his team the best chance to win, the coach did not.

Don't understand the hate for JT and JC. Maybe it is because both of their first names start with a "J". Thompson's Georgtown teams are still talked about as the TEAM that helped propelled DC area collegiate Basketball to the National limelight. Just because JC appeared on JT's show, you shower JT with hate? Some of the negative comments clearly have a racial tone to them. It is sad that the handling of DMAC and AH raises some racial questions as well. George Preston Marshall's racial beliefs live on. HTTR

Posted by: SPUD2 | January 16, 2011 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Didn't he get benched 2x this year for Bruce Gradkowski and only got to play again when Gradkowski got hurt? He's clueless and so was John Thompson during the interview.

Posted by: mschmall625 | January 14, 2011 4:25 PM
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That's why Cable got fired. For benching JC. The offensive coordinator wanted JC behind center but Cable kept making the switch. Now Hue Jackson (remember him? He was O-coord here under Spurrier) is being promoted and JC is his guy.

JC will be in the same offense for 2 consecutive seasons. Look for the Raiders to go deep into the playoffs in 2012 (his 3rd season in the same offense).

He took a team that had a losing record for 7 straight seasons and got them to 8-8. A 3 game improvement over the last season.

Posted by: ProfessorWrightBSU | January 16, 2011 11:27 AM | Report abuse

you guys are missing the point...i agree with what Campbell says...the Media CAN let problems fester where when you go to small city teams...the people there seem to sweep the problem away or forgive the player or...who knows..but the media could be very distracting to these players

Posted by: diego99999 | January 16, 2011 12:02 PM | Report abuse

TO the guy who said who cares what campbell says, hes gone blah blah blah. I do! I got excited to read this article way more then another McNabb/haynesworth,carlos rogers has bad hands but still want's to be paid ashomungha money, or some lame article involving a shanahan... Same S*** Different day. I have always loved the redskins born and raised watching them. For the First Time in my life I am completely sick of em lol! Also I am sick of retards acting like GM's who probably never stepped on a field. And if you did step on a field you still don't know jack! I usually don't post here and usually can only bare to read about 2 comments before i shake my head...peace out fellas!

Posted by: goldbag | January 16, 2011 1:48 PM | Report abuse

My lasting impressions of Jason Campbell came during training camp in his rookie season and prior to the 2009 season. After training camp practice, when other players greeted fans and signed autographs, he walked right by. In a 2009 interview, he said he hoped to have a good season so he could get a big money contract. He was just another Redskin player who adopted the "entitlement" mentality that still pervades this organization to this day, players who consider themselves superstars because the fans embraced them, but who never did anything notable to earn that status.

Posted by: scg1055 | January 17, 2011 3:32 AM | Report abuse

Why don't you interview Patrick Ramsey while your at it !

Posted by: tcaitken | January 17, 2011 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Why don't you interview Patrick Ramsey while your at it !

Posted by: tcaitken | January 17, 2011 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Why don't you interview Patrick Ramsey while your at it !

Posted by: tcaitken | January 17, 2011 11:20 AM | Report abuse

"I remember the first time they got him, everyone said 'Oh, we're going to the Super Bowl,' " Campbell joked.
_____
Really I don't remember hearing ONE person say that... I always believed getting McNabb was a mistake, except for thinking IF that was the only way the Skins would get rid of Campbell than I'll take it. Campbell is gone and not surprising McNabb will go now too. It's taken 5 years but hopefully the Skins will now finally find a good QB!!!

Posted by: sovine08 | January 17, 2011 11:24 AM | Report abuse

campbell had a decent season, not really interested in the racist's and bigots comments that is their nature. raiders will make plau-offs before washington they have more young talent. If mcnabb is not back(to compete as the starter) for next season look for this team to win 3-6 games even if they draft a young qb and pretend gross-man is a qb

Posted by: wathu19 | January 17, 2011 7:23 PM | Report abuse

I will never forget the first time I saw Campbell in a Raiders game, just the way he dropped back to make a pass, the hesitation, the look like I just want to
get rid of this ball, brought back the pain
of him during his Redskins days. He is a great guy, great character but bottom line is he is not a starter unless you want an
8&8 guy, Shanahan must have seen that too.

Posted by: dodahula | January 17, 2011 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Campbell was a winning QB with Okland when he started. Oakland lost some games when Bruce was the starter. Their coach got fired because the owner wanted Jason to be the starter. He is a good NFL QB. He is not elite, but good enough to win with the right core group.

Posted by: edavis291 | January 18, 2011 9:23 AM | Report abuse

You fickle redskin fans quit hating on Jason,u need to start hating on the Shannys,Everything Jason said was correct,I dont care if Peyton Manning was behind center with the organization you have he want be successful either!

Posted by: bluesbrother | January 18, 2011 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Redskins write the same old story year after year. Trade away all their draft picks for some unproven rookie QB. Suffer a .400 season and then blow it up 24 games later for another rookie QB.

Why not take some OL and DL for a change and start building a winner, instead of taking everyone else's over the hill players. The Patriots have eight picks in four rounds this year. A bunch of those playmakers should probably be Redskins.

Posted by: swingwing | January 18, 2011 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Redskins fans are mentally ill, judging by most of these comments. Losing must drain brain cells. It's one thing to be a fan, but jeez, get a life.

Posted by: edwcorey | January 18, 2011 3:25 PM | Report abuse

there were some sports radio personalities in this town that were predicting a skins reg season record of 10-6 or 11-5. i have friends who predicted a super bowl appearance too. they laughed @ me when i said brunabb was a 1 yr rental & would never lead this team to a super bowl. i predicted a 6-10 season.

Posted by: PaulK2 | January 19, 2011 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Redskins fans do seem to be some of the most uneducated fans ever. He wasn't trashing the Skins only pointing out that he played behind a weak line and so did a future hall of famer this year with the same results. A lot of fans are putting it all on Campbell, which was his point and not looking at that pieces that surround him. I bet if Peyton Manning came here, with no O-line, the same fans lauding the pick up would be calling him a washed bum within a couple years after 8-8 seasons. Skins free agents, run while you still can!

Posted by: Jizel | January 20, 2011 3:30 PM | Report abuse

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