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Posted at 8:19 AM ET, 01/19/2011

Jason Campbell says no one ever stood up for him

By Dan Steinberg


You know, The Post hasn't really written much about Jason Campbell recently. Besides the Early Lead item, where Campbell said he was a scapegoat in D.C. And the Redskins Insider item, where Campbell said he felt bad for his friends still on the Skins. And the Sports Bog item, where Campbell talked about the constant distractions in D.C.

Some of you have clearly had enough, and wish never to hear Jason Campbell discuss the Redskins again. And to you I say: find another Bog to read! Because Campbell was on Comcast SportsNet Tuesday evening, and his comments about his time in D.C. are worth repeating.

"I just feel like no one really ever stood up for me," he said. "They knew I was up there fighting and screaming, I never complained, even when we lost players and even when we plugged guys in off the street to come in and have to block for you. And not one time did I complain, not one time did I go off the record or say anything. I was all about just trying to keep everything positive about the team and continue to move in that kind of direction. And every time you turn around it was always the quarterback."

Still, Campbell acknowledged that this is the life of the NFL quarterback.

"It comes with the business," he said. "Any time you lose, it's always gonna be the head coach first, then the quarterback. That's always the case. In the NFL, that's what we deal with on a day-to-day basis."

Ok, no more Jason Campbell quotes. Until Thursday, at least.

By Dan Steinberg  | January 19, 2011; 8:19 AM ET
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Comments

quit your whining Jason Campbell, the offensive line did a great job of helping you to your feet after every play.

Posted by: pearlbullets | January 19, 2011 8:30 AM | Report abuse

It is true. If you are good, everybody will stand up for you regardless of whether your actions merit standing up for. If you are not good, like Jason, than nobody really cares and nobody will stand up for you. That is why teams put up with Brett Favre's shenanigans for so long and why they won't do it any more, as he sucks now. Same with Jason. Nobody cares about Jason because he is a mediocre quarterback at best. Nice guy/ loyal teammate has nothing to do with it.

Posted by: niceshoes1 | January 19, 2011 9:20 AM | Report abuse

For a guy that was picked, paid, and positioned to be a franchise QB, he certainly left DC with disappointed fans and a lot of baggage.

Posted by: clandestinetomcat | January 19, 2011 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Redskins fans are so lame. Truth is the team will trade away all its draft picks to get some college QB and they will still get diddly for an offensive line.

I mean this team was pretty much the same as the Cowboys... bottom barrel.. LOLOL!

Have fun going back to 4-12 next year.

Posted by: swingwing | January 19, 2011 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Campbell has been doing nothing but spewing hatred towards the Skins since he's left. It's disgusting.

And it's funny how we've been just fine without his self-proclaimed "elite" talent.

Posted by: getjiggly2 | January 19, 2011 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Note to getjiggly2; JC is gonna be just fine, Hue Jackson's got a handle on the offense Jason won't have to learn another scheme for the umpteenth time, he's got a bevy of young,fast and talented wide recievers,and a stud running back. The O-line will get better and he'll be a pro- bowler next season and in the playoffs while The Skins will be bringing up the rear in the NFC east.

Posted by: dargregmag | January 19, 2011 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Hey Jason,
I wouldnt be too worried about the past. Your moving forward and The Raiders show promise. Meanwhile back in the land of TOO MANY CHIEFS and not enough INDIANS (no pun intended) The Redskins are left with the task of once again having their right hand try and figure out what the left is doing!

Posted by: gcottrill | January 19, 2011 12:35 PM | Report abuse

"You know, The Post hasn't really written much about Jason Campbell recently."

That's because he was traded Dan.

Maybe you didn't get the memo??

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | January 19, 2011 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Dan, love your work. But enough with this jason campbell crap.
Jason Bubby, Baby! This is not the special olympics. This is the NFL in this league you either stand up and voice your opinion or you wind up getting shipped to the looney bin in oakland.
Quarterback of the Redskins is the highest profile sporting position in the area. He had a term that was the equivalent of most congressmen. Jason has some of the tools neccessary, but he can't command the huddle and he can't read a defense. QB is the only position where the wonderlick should come into play. There is no surprise that Matty Ice and the other QB's still alive (save for Rothlisberger) had great aptitude scores.

Posted by: wynnebs | January 19, 2011 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Its time he SHUT-UP. Typical for his kind, always the victim.

Posted by: DCFanatic | January 19, 2011 1:47 PM | Report abuse

JC is right and the usual know nothings will claim that he was the problem. Nevermind we still had the same problem this year with a different QB.

Posted by: priceisright | January 19, 2011 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Well, let's see. The Raiders went 8-8 with Campbell at QB. Meanwhile, the Redskins went 6-10 with Donovan McNab for 13 games and Rex Grossman for 3. Advantage: Campbell

Posted by: sonny2 | January 19, 2011 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Jason, people complained about you because you are not an NFL QB. Ok ok....so you won a couple games in Oakland this year. Well, if you won, a goat could of played QB and won. You have to slow of a release, can't see the field and are not smart enough. The Raider coach saw this early and benched you. You got your job back thru injury. So stop whining. Good riddance Check Down!

Posted by: Fx10 | January 19, 2011 3:00 PM | Report abuse

The skins have been and will always roll threw QB like a day old newpaper.

First we brought Brad Johnson in to fix the position. But wait he wasn't good enough so lets throw Jeff Goerge in. Yeah how did that work out? Johnson went on to start in the Super Bowl after he left. Then we found out in 2001 Jeff couldn't sit in the pocket more then 3 seconds so we went with Tony Banks. Yeahh that turn out great too. Then we spend number one Ramesy and paired him up with the Florida EX QB's. That was horrific. The following season it was Ramesy again with Hasselbeck filling in after he got killed. 2004 Gibbs thought it was a great idea to bring in Brunell, gags who couldn't even throw a ten yard pass. 2005 Brunell with even more wear on the tires. And then the next year we bring in Campbell to compete with the ageless wonder.

Let see what did all those awful QB have in common? A horrbile o-line. But i guess since you don't start O-lineman in fantasty football they do not matter that much.

Jason Campbell was the best QB the skins have had this past decade. And basically got treated like crap his whole time here.

Because it is always the QB fault. He should be able to make up for all the piss poor personal desicions the front office makes.

Why would a team ever need something like depth in a game like football? hmmmmm let spend all of our money on 22 guys and give away our draft picks for T.J Duckett.

HORRIBLE run orginzation PERIOD

Posted by: dcinmd1 | January 19, 2011 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Glad to see Jason Campbell getting it done in Oakland. Everything was stacked up against him during his time here. Gibbs is no dummy, though, and it was always clear to me that the guy has a lot of talent. Makes you wonder if Manning or Brady or any other quarterback wouldn't take some huge hit to his level of play if he joined the Redskins. I love the team, always a fan, but man, what a hard time they're having righting the ship. If anyone can do it, I'd expect Shanahan can, but that Snyder curse might just be too strong....

Posted by: berkeleyhoya | January 19, 2011 3:15 PM | Report abuse

I just do not understand all you Campbell lovers. Granted, he is a nice guy but he was a bum and will always be a bum. He will never be an elite QB in this league.

Posted by: jerod1 | January 19, 2011 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Dan, if you read this, please keep up with the Jason Campbell angle. I think it's a great story -- a guy who was the consummate professional, especially through the worst of times -- who goes on to find success and happiness in the one organization that was supposed to be worse than the Redskins. It's just as much a story about the Redskins as it is about Campbell.

Frankly, I'm so tired of reading false-hope stories about the Redskins, the piece about Campbell is the only one that I even wanted to read. Oh, and the other article posted a couple of days ago about DC distractions.

Posted by: berkeleyhoya | January 19, 2011 3:27 PM | Report abuse

How was Jason treated so badly? He was given the starter role in 2006. Started 2007, 2008 and 2009. He was Gibbs' QB. After the 2008 season, people could begin to see that he was not a franchise QB. Any team with such a player would investigate the possibility of an upgrade, which the Skins and Jim Zorn looked in to. He would have kept his job in 2009 even if the team had drafted Sanchez. I lost faith in him during the collapse of 2008 with the 2-6 finish. 2007 was a year to learn for him. Even so, Collins had to clean up his mess (5-7) and take us to the playoffs. I'm tired of this guy.

Posted by: tramellcanady | January 19, 2011 3:30 PM | Report abuse

What's next from Campbell...the race card? He has exhausted every exucse in the book.

Posted by: sjp879 | January 19, 2011 3:40 PM | Report abuse

jerod1 wrote:
I just do not understand all you Campbell lovers. Granted, he is a nice guy but he was a bum and will always be a bum. He will never be an elite QB in this league.

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Joe Gibbs won three Super Bowls without an elite quarterback. JC would have done a lot better here with an offensive line, some people to throw the ball to and a running game.

Posted by: SupportAndDefendTheConstitution | January 19, 2011 4:12 PM | Report abuse

JC is right. The Redskin treated him like trash. But you know what JC your in a much better situation in Oakland. The Redskin are a joke of an franchise. JC your a good QB screw the media.

Posted by: gjricks | January 19, 2011 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Its time he SHUT-UP. Typical for his kind, always the victim.

Posted by: DCFanatic | January 19, 2011 1:47 PM | Report abuse

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Even on a sports blog, people are racists. Wow.

Posted by: Sincear2021 | January 19, 2011 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Funny isnt this the same guy that got benched what 5 TIMES in Oakland, and if the other guy did not get hurt JC would still be benched. He was a scared little puppy in the pocket afraid to throw the ball downfield. I do not regret for 1 MINUTE we got rid of him. We will see next year how many times he gets benched.

Posted by: obxneric | January 19, 2011 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Funny isnt this the same guy that got benched what 5 TIMES in Oakland, and if the other guy did not get hurt JC would still be benched. He was a scared little puppy in the pocket afraid to throw the ball downfield. I do not regret for 1 MINUTE we got rid of him. We will see next year how many times he gets benched.

Posted by: obxneric | January 19, 2011 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Campbell was benched in Oakland b/c the coach, Cable, thought Gradowski was his man. But it was always Campbell, who was righting the Raiders ship. Hue Jackson saw it and so did Davis, Cable was the one who wasn't on board w/Campbell. Having lived in the Bay area the last few years, Cable was clearly over his head and, if I was a player, I'd much rather have the respect of Davis and Hue Jackson.

Posted by: berkeleyhoya | January 19, 2011 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Only a matter of time before Shanny and his little boy get fired. Haslett will be gone too.

Posted by: MikeMIke3 | January 20, 2011 6:17 AM | Report abuse

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