Campbell and Thrash
James Thrash is the only person in doubt at this point. He missed practice again with his high ankle sprain and it would not appear very likely he will play, but the team does not have to list his status until Friday.
Also had a good chat with Jason Campbell. He says he has no worries about losing his starting job in 2008 or beyond and that he has had several long talks with Al Saunders, and has been told this is his offense and his team and that he could be having similar success if the playmakers were this healthy when he was at the helm. Jason said he is trying to stay in good spirits and feels he could be thriving in this same situation, which makes it tough.
"Coach Saunders talks to me all the time and says, 'This is your team, this is your offense, all the things going on now are the same things you would have been doing,'" Campbell said. "'It was building up to this and now all the guys are healthy and everyone is playing at a different level.'"
He'll be flying to Seattle with the team and will get treatment for his swelling in his knee at the team hotel. It's a long flight but and he Coach Joe agreed he should be with the team and not sitting at home watching on TV. Jason said the injury is 4-6 weeks and at this point it's 4 weeks out and he can only jog lightly and can't plant or drop back normally.
"We're still seeing how it feels everyday, and some days its better than others," Campbell said. "I'm happy with the progress right now, because it just happened four weeks ago and they said it's a four-to-six-week type injury. It's good just moving around and throwing the ball to the receivers, but it would be hard to just jump back in and start doing things fullspeed."
He's day to day but said his hope is that in another few weeks the Skins will still be playing and maybe he'll get to contribute. But right now that's "a ways off" he said. Perhaps to help him get over the blow, Campbell has a sick white convertable Bentley that smells like it's about 5 minutes old. "Had it for two weeks," JC said. "It''s alright." Yeah, alright. I was scared silly I was going to drop my pen and mess up his brown Corinthian leather interior (we shot the bull in the car cuz it's like 25 and windy as hell out here today).
I'll post an in-depth blog tomorrow breaking down the game. Had a long chat with an NFC scout who has watched the Skins and Seahawks several times this season and I'll post his scouting report of the game before I get on the plane to party with Diddy and anybody else heading out the game in Seattle.
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