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Colt Brennan settles in quickly with Oakland Raiders, rates Jason Campbell

It takes a lot to enliven an upcoming NFL preseason game, but the prospect of seeing Jason Campbell and Colt Brennan (to say nothing of Rock Cartwright) in the Oakland Raiders' game Thursday night against the Dallas Cowboys just might do the trick.

What? No? Well, okay.

Brennan, cut by the Redskins last week, took the Cult of Colt west and signed over the weekend with the Raiders, who were a little thin at quarterback with injuries to Bruce Gradkowski and Charlie Frye. (Kyle Boller also is on the team.)

"I grew up in Southern California, my dad had Raiders tickets growing up," Brennan told Jerry McDonald. "I was looking at my helmet the other day right before I put it on and I was thinking it's kind of weird but it's also kind of cool to be putting on the silver and black."

He also offered up a scouting report on Campbell.

"Already they have an all-around good guy, a hard worker, a guy that's going to be a leader and gets respect from his players. Jason is a natural, kind of prototypical NFL quarterback. Six-four, he moves really well, he's got a big arm, can throw the ball down field.
"I think Jason's biggest thing that's been hurting him is he's never got situated or gotten stabilized as far as coaching and being in the same system for a couple years. That's when guys start to grow. You don't see too many guys come out, the Peyton Mannings, the Brett Favres, they all went through their growing pains.
"Jason's never really got a chance to get through that."

By Cindy Boren  |  August 9, 2010; 2:55 PM ET
Categories:  NFL , Redskins  
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Hmmph. Another installment of Colt Brennan's "Keen eye on the #1 Guy" Report.

Posted by: daggar | August 9, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Difficult to muster too much interest in Colt qua Colt, but I admit I'm hoping Jason Campbell has a chance to get some good work done in Oakland, which may be seen as more of a train wreck than the Redskins but still managed to finish with a better record last season...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | August 9, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

I have been a skins fan all my life but for some strange reason am following Colts career closely. When he was dropped from the Skins ranks, I unknowingly found myself not visiting the skins site as often, and when he signed with the Raiders, I found myself going to their site more often. Strange because I have been a die hard fan for years. I think I am following him because of the utter ruthlessness Skins fans have attacked him over the past 2 years. And, to have him joined back up with Jason Campbell is classic irony. Colt may only be camp fodder, but it is still an intriguing development.

Posted by: rick16 | August 9, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Who cares what Cut Brennan has to say!!!!

Posted by: gwest1 | August 9, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Rick16. Skins fans, media, the management all threw Jason Campbell to the dogs. I really hope he gets to "grow" in a stable system where he can flourish. Although, not sure if the Raiders organization can provide stability for him. They have a coach who supposedly punched out another. A former QB who got hooked on Purple Drank and is the most penalized team in the history of the NFL. Who knows??? Maybe he'll do well?? The Skins have honestly been a train wreck for the last five+ years and my loyalties have been waning even though I've been a fan for over 30 years.

Posted by: shalshah | August 11, 2010 12:48 AM | Report abuse

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