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Campbell Puts Offseason Drama Behind Him

Jason Campbell said today he is eager to participate in minicamp this weekend and isn't "interested in looking back at everything that's happened."

Campbell commented on his tumultuous offseason, the Redskins' efforts to replace him and the team's draft class in an interview shortly before his golf tournament -- which benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) National Capital Area Chapter -- began at Lowes Island Club in Potomac Falls, Va. With the Redskins beginning their second season under Coach Jim Zorn, Campbell plans to help the coaching staff set the right tone as the entire team returns to the practice field Friday at Redskins Park, he said.

"Once you get to this point, it's all about putting everything else aside and just going out there to be the type of leader your coaches and teammates expect you to be," Campbell said. "I'm the quarterback of this team, I know Coach Zorn and the whole coaching staff is counting on me, and I haven't put in all this hard work to go out there now and let everybody down. Everybody always looks to the quarterback, so you understand it starts with you."

Campbell still is Washington's No. 1 quarterback despite owner Daniel M. Snyder's efforts to replace him this offseason. Had the Redskins traded up in the draft and selected quarterback Mark Sanchez from Southern California, Joel Segal, Campbell's representative, would have requested a trade, NFL sources said.

Vinny Cerrato, Washington's executive vice president of football operations, acknowledged the team attempted to move up from the No. 13 overall position in the first round, but the price was too costly for Washington. The New York Jets selected Sanchez, the Trojans' charismatic underclassman, after they completed a trade with the Cleveland Browns to move from No. 17 to the fifth position.

The Redskins stayed at 13 and moved to fill one of their apparent needs, selecting Texas All-American defensive end Brian Orakpo. Campbell declined to speculate on whether he would have reported to minicamp had Sanchez, instead of Orakpo, been introduced at a Redskins Park news conference yesterday, "because that's not even what I'm thinking about," he said. "A lot of stuff has happened, and you wish a lot of it didn't, but you can only move forward.

"Looking back isn't going to help me have a great year for our team. That's not going to help me be the type of quarterback I need to be to help us accomplish our goals. Right now, with minicamp, then with OTAs and training camp coming up, it's all about getting yourself prepared for the season. It's not about anything individual. I'm always going to put team goals ahead of myself, and right now I'm thinking about my coaches and my teammates. That's really what I'm focused on."

Campbell expressed optimism about the Redskins' draft class. "You definitely hope that these young guys can come in and help because that's what you need," he said. "You need everybody to step up and help to get where you want to be as a team. With the defensive line, we definitely have guys who go out there and fight and work hard, but you can never have enough guys like that because you have a rotation going. If he [Orakpo] can go out there and contribute it just helps everyone."

After Campbell's first golf tournament raised $150,000 in 2008, this year's event raised more than $225,000. All funds raised help find a cure for blood cancer and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families, organizers said. "This is something that's very important to me," Campbell said. "When you're in position to help someone, help people who are fighting with something so difficult, I think you need to do that. When I was younger, I had a friend in school who had leukemia, and I just saw how hard it was.

"I've got a great group of people working with me out here, you couldn't ask for a better group, and everyone just cares about trying to do what we can. A lot of times, you think you really have problems, and you take things for granted, but people who are fighting this it just shows you why you really have to appreciate your health, your family and the people you care about."

By Jason Reid  |  April 27, 2009; 12:14 PM ET
 
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Current O-Linmen tell me who goes if you draft O-Linemen late in the draft.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 27, 2009 8:05 AM

It’s early, but here’s my pick on who stays, and why

Mike Williams (Slims down to a svelte 395. Also Buges thinks kid's GF, Kirstie Alley, is HOT)
Stephon Heyer (Like a bad Polaroid, still developing slowly)
Chad Rinehart (Too soon and too embarrassing to cut him)
Jon Jansen (Cap reasons and more recovered from devastating injury)
Chris Samuels (Because he’s Chris Samuels)
Derrick Dockery (Because they let Kendall go)
Randy Thomas (Because he said so.)
Casey Rabach (Because they cut Geissinger. That’s a joke, son.)

Last year the line was old and small. This year, it’s old and fat.

Call me crazy, but I think that group could be upgraded.

Posted by: TheCork | April 27, 2009 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Jurgensen on WTEM said "football is about competition" and that JC 's attitude should be "bring in as many QBs as you want, they aren't getting my job."

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | April 27, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse


Stand-up guy....too bad the 'Skins front office are incompetent a-holes. Did anyone else see Sanchez fixing his hair when the Jets drafted him? Hope you have a good season Campbell. F Snyder, F Vinny. Besides Orakpo, this draft may be another head scratcher. Especially the kid who was suspended for gambling. Another degenerate in D.C., who would have thought it?

Posted by: duh2mag | April 27, 2009 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Jurgenson is SENILE!!

Posted by: Tyler2Durden | April 27, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse


You may NOT want to look back, ,Jason, but watch out for that PTSD--it can be a Beeyotch.

You better learn to call on your innner strength. How can anyone be motivated to go the extra mile for ownership that goes hard for Cutler, then calls a meeting with you to say they still love you while outside, anther potential replacement is working out?

And THEN publicly stalks their latest blond-of-the-month, Sanchez?

Oh, and does nothing to upgrade your security system (Oline) in the draft?

Meanwhile, all along, they tell Jason they reserve the right to divorce him a year from now.

If campbell was an abused wife, there isn't a marriage counseller alive who would not tell him to leave that abusive relationship.

Posted by: TheCork | April 27, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse


You may NOT want to look back, ,Jason, but watch out for that PTSD--it can be a Beeyotch.

You better learn to call on your innner strength. How can anyone be motivated to go the extra mile for ownership that goes hard for Cutler, then calls a meeting with you to say they still love you while outside, anther potential replacement is working out?

And THEN publicly stalks their latest blond-of-the-month, Sanchez?

Oh, and does nothing to upgrade your security system (Oline) in the draft?

Meanwhile, all along, they tell Jason they reserve the right to divorce him a year from now.

If campbell was an abused wife, there isn't a marriage counseller alive who would not tell him to leave that abusive relationship.

Posted by: TheCork | April 27, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Good job on keeping your cool with the media. Now, back up those words with a lights out year......

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 27, 2009 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Campbell as an abused wife.....beautiful

Posted by: Tyler2Durden | April 27, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

About the O line. I think the staff is expecting some of the UDFA's from last year to step up and provide competition and depth. The starters are set it looks like, but what I am concerned about it depth if one of those guys goes down. Edwin Williams of UMD will have to be the backup to Rabach, Big Mike may provide Tackle depth. The other UMD guy we signed Burley is supposedly solid. Bottom line is if we keep all our picks next year we can get a franchise LT or RT next year in round 1 and maybe in round 2.

Posted by: FedorEm | April 27, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

I just don't see the fire and leadership potential in JC.

Posted by: Tyler2Durden | April 27, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

It's too bad a guy as classy as JC is going to get his brains beat in behind that old, slow, injury-prone line that has zero depth besides a medically obese first round bust....

CONSPIRACY ALERT: There's a reason why the Skins drafted no offensive lineman. Snyder wants to setup JC to fail so that he can continue to blame him for the team's problems, let him go after this season, and get a free pass from the fans. Then he'll bring in the QB he wants (whether he trades up and gets Sam Bradford or Colt McCoy or he goes FA) and then watch him build up the O-line like crazy.

Posted by: Fuzzy21 | April 27, 2009 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Let us see if someone goes down this year if we can avoid the rush to dump picks on a quick fix that won't pan out ala dancin with the stars

Posted by: Tyler2Durden | April 27, 2009 12:35 PM | Report abuse

We could also pick up additional line depth after June 1st cuts, which is what I expect to happen.

Posted by: FedorEm | April 27, 2009 12:35 PM | Report abuse

So they signed Agnone from Delaware? Nice pickup. Guy is big, pretty fast and has great hands. Was one of Flacco’s favorite targets if I remember correctly. If this roster wasn’t so “loaded” with TE’s already, I would say he has a good shot to make it. He was definitely a stud at DE, and probably went unnoticed this past season because the Hens didn’t have a QB, and basically stunk overall. Of course I have only seen him go against 1-AA competition, but I like this pickup……

Posted by: dlhaze1 | April 27, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

No post June 1st cuts this year. Last CAPped year.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 27, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Doc Walker is talkin bout my boy Dexter Manley. Too bad we can't clone him and keep the new Dexter away from coke.

Posted by: Tyler2Durden | April 27, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Quick question, do we have to wait until the contracts run out for ALL of our QB's before we even think about replacing them?

Since everyone's being overly loyal to some players, I'm just wondering if we'll have to start Todd Collins next year since JC will be gone, and then the following year we start Colt Brennan since TC will be gone. How long do we have to have Colt as QB before we can, dare I say it, look at bringing in someone else. Please god forgive me for even typing that.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 27, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Classy doesn't win ball games. I want a friggin baller!!!!!

Posted by: Tyler2Durden | April 27, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, I meant ticket scalping instead of gambling. May be this guy can get us some good tickets come 4-10 time. The neglect of the o-line is criminal.

Posted by: duh2mag | April 27, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Brian Mitchell said he spoke to Jason Campbell, and said that Jason Campbell said " I never said that" in regard to the rumors that he would have requested a trade if the Redskins drafted Mark Sanchez.

One reason I always hate the lazy quotes from "NFL sources" that La Can't Reporta always uses in his articles. What kind of insider can't get an interview with the quarterback to confirm rumors? Seems irresponsible to me.

Posted by: dfbovey | April 27, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

I like JC, but he could learn from Sammy Baugh's philosophy: "(when) you're on the field, you've got to feel like you're the best son of a (beep) out there."

Stop worrying about potential competition at QB. Just go out and get it done and everything else will take care of itself.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | April 27, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

He needs to take a page out of the Brunell handbook. Brunell had proven himself in this league, yet was very gracious when it came time for him to step down.

He needs to man up. This is the kind of thing that weakens a man in the 4th quarter.

I am not saying that I personally would handle it any better, though. However, I am not a starting QB in the NFL, he is.

Posted by: Sports_Guru | April 27, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

No post June 1st cuts this year. Last CAPped year.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 27, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Are you saying there will be no June cuts? Explain.

Posted by: FedorEm | April 27, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Collins is old and was a fluke. I want to see JC succeed but I don't think he has the it factor to put him over the top and into premier status. Maybe Zorn should give CB the rock and see if he can pull a Tom Brady.

Posted by: Tyler2Durden | April 27, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Jason Campbell can save our franchise! If he plays well next season, especially after getting no help in the draft, it should prove once and for all that Dan and the Vin (Dan especially) don't know what the hell they're doing. Maybe? Hopefully? Not a chance, huh?

Posted by: mack1 | April 27, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

mack1 is there any question that Snyderrato are incompetent?

Posted by: Tyler2Durden | April 27, 2009 12:43 PM | Report abuse

OOOOOOORRRRRRAAAAAAKKKKKKPPPPPPOOOOOO!

Posted by: Tyler2Durden | April 27, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

4th, you do realize that the owners are going to do EVERYTHING in their power to keep the sal-cap in tact per the new agreement, right?

Posted by: dlhaze1 | April 27, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Due to the rules of the last unCAPed year, there are no post June 1st cuts.

Everyone who has been cut since the end of the season has had there cap # fully accelarate in to 2009 CAP #s. So, no splitting CAP hits over 2 years since theoritically (sp?), there is only one CAPPED year left. (2010 is uncapped as of now)......

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 27, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

RRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

Posted by: Pleepleus | April 27, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Between Big Al and Rak its going to be like shake n' bake out there.

Posted by: Pleepleus | April 27, 2009 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Florio:

1. Redskins quarterback quest finally over?

Click here to find out more!
The Redskins supposedly were happy with quarterback Jason Campbell.

But then they tried to trade for Jay Cutler.

When they didn't get Cutler, they renewed their vows with Campbell, with whom they were supposedly happy.

Until they tried to trade for Mark Sanchez.

So what do the Redskins do now?

Don't rule out a trade for one of the guys who might be available, like Brady Quinn and Marc Bulger. They also were interested in Byron Leftwich before he signed with the Bucs, and thus the 'Skins might be able to get him from Tampa for a low-round pick in 2010 given the Bucs decision to take Josh Freeman in round one.

Either way, it's becoming increasingly clear that the Redskins don't view Jason Campbell as the long-term answer.

Posted by: Gweez | April 27, 2009 12:47 PM | Report abuse

4th, you do realize that the owners are going to do EVERYTHING in their power to keep the sal-cap in tact per the new agreement, right?

Posted by: dlhaze1 | April 27, 2009 12:45 PM

What new agreement?

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 27, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

I love how people think Mike "I haven't played football in 3 seasons" Williams is an instant upgrade. Unicorns such as...

Posted by: chrislarry | April 27, 2009 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Not so fast...a high-ranking source confirmed today that the custom Brinks security system installed on the Dockery refrigeratory and pantry held last night; though the Dockery's did surpass their monthly alloted number of call-outs during a particularly furious 90 minutes between midnight and 1:30am.

Same high-ranking source also confirmed that as a result, Mike Williams checked in at a sveldt 406 this morning at the loading dock section of Redskin Park.

In a curious and possibly related story...two unguarded vending machines at Redskin Park have gone missing this morning. A caucaphany of paper ruslting and what sounds like groans of pleasure have been reported emanating from behind the locked door of the facility's largest utility closet. No suspects at this time, though the high-ranking official noted that the RI blog entries have been conspicuoulsy sparce this morning.

Posted by: SoCal_SkinsFan | April 27, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

What does that say about Colt Brennan? Why is JC so unclassy that he would insult our third string QB like that? This guy needs to learn some manners.

"Oh no big deal if they draft little old Colt Brennan, but if they draft big bad Sanchez I'm out of here!" Poor Colt Brennan. Colt Brennan is so classy, it's not fair for him to be on this team. He deserves to go be a great QB somewhere else. He can't even get on the field because the front office, the coaches, and the other players all hate him.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 27, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Either way, it's becoming increasingly clear that the Redskins don't view Jason Campbell as the long-term answer.

Posted by: Gweez | April 27, 2009 12:47 PM

Where and When was this from? Post draft?

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 27, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Painsworth and Rak could make even Andre Carter play up to his full potential.

Posted by: brian71490 | April 27, 2009 12:52 PM | Report abuse

People are acting like it's crazy to try and replace an average player with another player. Just because he is the QB he should be pampered? If he played as well as Jay Cutler than he woudl be treated as so. Maybe he has the potential to do it, maybe not. Until he plays like Peyton Manning lets not treat him like he is Manning.

If this was a running back no one would be having this convo. Everyone on this blog has been trying to replace CP for about 3 years now and he was 4th in the NFL at his position.

Tell Campbell to grow a pair and stop worring about competition. Be the best out there and you haev nothing to worry about.

Posted by: Pleepleus | April 27, 2009 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Jurgensen on WTEM said "football is about competition" and that JC 's attitude should be "bring in as many QBs as you want, they aren't getting my job."

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | April 27, 2009

Both you and Jurgenson should both know better dolt. Snyder makes the calls or have you so soon forgotten Jeff George, firing a coach who was 7-6 in a playoff hunt? Like Jerry Jones, Snyder has nary a clue about how to run a football team. He sure as hell ain't a Reid or Bellechick.

I am sure Jurgenson felt the competition had ended "fairly" when George Allen selected Billy Kilmer as starter. Everyone knows the deal with that. I remember when Richie Petitbone was HC and used to do that show with Sonny and George. Used to constantly catch Sonny's faux pas's because he was his teammate and truth be told Pro Bowler Petitbone was higher in the pecking order than QB Jurgenson.

Posted by: periculum | April 27, 2009 12:52 PM | Report abuse

'...I just don't see the fire and leadership potential in JC....'


So now we want a cheerleader playing quarterback.

I'll take a level-headed adult in charge any day.

You want 'fire' in your leader? Draft Puff the Magic Dragon.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 27, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Orakpo is the same size as Ware and Umenyora (sorry for the spelling) He should have an impact right away. And this breath of new life to our defense could make all of them play better. More turnovers could help the offence with a short field.

Posted by: FedorEm | April 27, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

The draft is over and It's time to go forward. For you guy who are negative, rude and email tough guys, you can simply go away

Actually, it's an embarrassment and I speak on the behalf of true Skins fans everywhere

It's true that Snyder and Vinnie are incorrigible and that's fine. They take risks and play the game. You can hate them all you want, but they are not going anywhere so my advise to the idiots and fools who bash others is to simply find another team.

That said, the bottom line is that we are one of the most talented teams in the entire league.

We have an entire draft next year plus an uncapped season

They will blow up the entire O-line next year...guaranteed

This team is stacked and we will challenge for the #1 defense in the NFL

Not since Dexter and Charles have we been so dominate

It's all up to Campbell.

If he is ready to go to another level, we can compete, win our division and make the playoffs

If not, we will still be good but we will be on that late season list of team struggling to get in

Hail to the Redskins!

Posted by: skinsbacker | April 27, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: dlhaze1 | April 27, 2009 12:45 PM
What new agreement?
Posted by: 4thFloor | April 27, 2009 12:48 PM

Just referring to the one they haven’t started working on yet…..whenever the meetings take place (they were waiting for Upshaw’s replacement), they can still decide on a new bargaining agreement which could cap the 2010 season and beyond. As of NOW, 2010 is uncapped because there is not an agreement in place, but that could change, and it would behoove the owners to work towards keeping a cap in place.

Posted by: dlhaze1 | April 27, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

"That said, the bottom line is that we are one of the most talented teams in the entire league.

Posted by: skinsbacker "

maybe all that talent will take us back to another great 8-8 year! YESSSS HAIL 'EM!!

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 27, 2009 12:58 PM | Report abuse

There will be something in place by the end of this season. 2010 will not be uncapped, but if by some chance if there is no cap watch Snyder and Jones go nuts.

Posted by: richr75 | April 27, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Tell Campbell to grow a pair and stop worring about competition. Be the best out there and you haev nothing to worry about.

Posted by: Pleepleus | April 27, 2009

'M sure you would be happy if Snyder signed Jeff George and forced Zorn to start him. He's done it in the past stooopid. Can't blame Campbell when he knows Zorn's hands are tied.

Posted by: periculum | April 27, 2009 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Why wasn't I invited to the golf tournament? I did just shoot a spectacular 85 at PB Dye yesterday.

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | April 27, 2009 1:01 PM | Report abuse

beep beep peep peeps

Posted by: -swb | April 27, 2009 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Both you and Jurgenson should both know better dolt. Snyder makes the calls or have you so soon forgotten Jeff George, firing a coach who was 7-6 in a playoff hunt? Like Jerry Jones, Snyder has nary a clue about how to run a football team. He sure as hell ain't a Reid or Bellechick.

I am sure Jurgenson felt the competition had ended "fairly" when George Allen selected Billy Kilmer as starter. Everyone knows the deal with that. I remember when Richie Petitbone was HC and used to do that show with Sonny and George. Used to constantly catch Sonny's faux pas's because he was his teammate and truth be told Pro Bowler Petitbone was higher in the pecking order than QB Jurgenson.

Posted by: periculum | April 27, 2009 12:52 PM |
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It's always a pleasure to be called a "dolt" by someone who cannot even spell Jurgensen's last name.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | April 27, 2009 1:02 PM | Report abuse

From Florio:

This year, it’s unlikely that G.M.-level guy will be gone. Remote possibilities, in our view, include San Diego, where ownership possibly has soured on G.M. A.J. Smith, especially in the wake of the L.T. tug-o-war. Also, we’re starting to wonder whether Redskins owner Daniel Snyder would like to hand the keys to the football operation to someone other than Vinny Cerrato, who whiffed on efforts to trade for Jay Cutler and Mark Sanchez. (But Snyder would likely keep Cerrato around.)

Oh please oh please oh please get rid of Vinny! I have no problem with Snyder wanting to be involved, I have a huge problem with him relying on bug eyed Vinny. Seriously, watching the Vinny clips on redskins.com its actually frightening how creepy he looks.

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 27, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

What you JC haters are missing is that you could put Tom Brady this offensive line and he would look average....

Ever notice how the great ones (Brady, Peyton) have 5-7 seconds to get rid of the ball vs the 2-4 that JC gets? The rare exception to the rule is Big Ben but look at his numbers last year...pretty average. That team wins with defense and running the rock.

Posted by: Fuzzy21 | April 27, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

He grew up in Houston as an Oilers fan, but his uncle Chuka Orakpo is a long-time Dallas Cowboys fan, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

"I wish he'd gone to the Dallas Cowboys," Chuka told the paper. "It is hard, but I've switched my allegiance."

Everyone should have at least one Uncle Chuka in the family. Just have to be careful with the nicknames and avoid "Chewey Rak" at all cost.

Posted by: SoCal_SkinsFan | April 27, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

JC's teamates will rally behind him and the offense will take off. There are more quiet sucessful QB leaders than there are those that scream and holler. This is the NFL not High School Football. When TO hollers and screams and rants and raves people call it a distraction. When JC does not holler and scream, people say that he lacks fire! WTF!! I don't see any QBs hollering and screaming at their O-lines (when most of them are twice as big as their QBs). I don't see Brady, the Mannings, Bledsoe, Warner, Romo, Jurgy, Johnny U, etc. doing that at all. The O'lines are professionals and grown-a$$ men! Now I have seen Buge or coaches do what some suggest that JC should do. But they are coaches and are expected to do so, not the QB. I do agree that JC has to let his play do the hollering and screaming for him. His play has to show leadership. The O'line know that they screwed up last year and I'm sure they appreciate the fact that JC did not call them out. They are going to play hard for him this year.

Posted by: SPUD2 | April 27, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

"People are acting like it's crazy to try and replace an average player with another player.

Posted by: Pleepleus"

I see the short-sighted, Snyder-esque mentality has begun to re-permeate itself throughout the fanbase yet again.

The problem comes when you don't understand the concept of opportunity cost. It's not replacing an "average" player (so you call it) with another player. It's using valuable and short-supply assets to replace an "average" (so you call it) player when you have well below average players that, if replaced, could categorically increase the production of the entire team -- and have it done with a much better net gain.

Hell, the Eagles could replace Donovan McNabb with pipe-dreams that they'd be landing the next Peyton Manning, but the actually knowledgeable branistrust over there understands there are much bigger fish to fry on their roster than spending multiple high draft picks on a guy they hope can produce a marginal impact over what they already have.

In the end, the Redskins ended up with the correct moves (for the most part). Whether or not they chose to do it or were forced to do it by another team's actions is a different story, but the Redskins are categorically a better team with Campbell running the show this season, and most likely, beyond this season.

Posted by: psps23 | April 27, 2009 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Orakpo is a tremendous pick, by the way. Tweener-smeener.

When was the last time we watched a nervous QB (not ours) get all twitchy at the line while he tried to locate one of our D-linemen who were capable of taking his head off instantly?

Now we have TWO OF THEM!

HAIL!

Posted by: SoCal_SkinsFan | April 27, 2009 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Socal_skinsfan

'...two unguarded vending machines at Redskin Park have gone missing this morning....'


Funny hee-hee, not funny haw-haw.

But funny nonetheless.

So when you count in Mighty Mike Williams, we have, what 3 Longhorns on the roster?

Got a good question: which college teams/conference had the most players taken in what was considered a mediocre draft?


Posted by: MistaMoe | April 27, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

How's this for the revamped left side of the REDSKINS d-line "RAK and SAK." Like it?

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 27, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

just don't see the fire and leadership potential in JC.

Posted by: Tyler2Durden | April 27, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Your QB doesn't have to be fiery or a team leader for your team to be sucessful. I don't think anyone would describe Mark Rypien as "fiery," and Joe Theismann wasn't considered a leader by his teammates, yet Ryp QB'd our championship team in '91 and Theismann took us to two Super Bowls, winning one. And, guys, its JurgenSEN, not JurgenSON. If you're going to criticize one of the Redskins' all time greats, at least spell his name correctly!!

Posted by: rbpalmer | April 27, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

'...I just don't see the fire and leadership potential in JC....'

So now we want a cheerleader playing quarterback.

I'll take a level-headed adult in charge any day.

You want 'fire' in your leader? Draft Puff the Magic Dragon.

Posted by: MistaMoe
___________________________________________

ROFL!!! I love it! So true....haha!

Posted by: cbmuzik | April 27, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

'...What you JC haters are missing is that you could put Tom Brady this offensive line and he would look average...'

What they are also missing is the fact that this is the second go round for Campbell in the same offense.

You have to hope he reads and releases faster having greater familiarity with the system.

His success will also be determined by the output he receives from whomever gets better first: Kelly or Thomas or Davis.

And any way you cut it, the silly seasonis over. But for the occasional mini camp report, the good news is that is no news: at not until August at least.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 27, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

People forget the Skins couldn't find anyone to give a a SECOND round draft pick for Campbell. Denver got 2 first rounds a 3rd and a starting QB... And the reason it was Orton instead of Campbell is because Den thought Orton was better... Face it Campbell is lucky he is still starting.. on almost all other teams he would be riding the pines. Hopefully Colt has a great camp and this is Campbell's last year here..

Posted by: sovine08 | April 27, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

The C in Campbell stands for CLASS

Posted by: dclifer | April 27, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

What Campbell's REALLY thinking:

"I can't wait to put up 25 TD's and get the hell away from this mess. I can't leave the 2 fools running this show fast enough."

Posted by: cheeseburger53 | April 27, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

He's going to br running from D-linemen as they have no protection for him and have to keep one eye one the owners box for a hook to come and throw him of the field. he should have told Snyder to KMA!

Posted by: affirmativeactionpresident | April 27, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Do we really want to see JC confronting his receivers everytime they drop a pass? Or berating the O'line everytime an assignment is missed and he is flattened? Or walking away from Zorn when he gives the ball to Sellers consecutive times on the goalline? Or scream and holler when the D lets the opposing team march down the field and score after we had a lead before we gave them the ball back? Or maybe cuss out the punter for a bad punt or the kicker for a missed field goal? Is that what we want from our QB? No doubt in my mind that many of you would be saying get rid of him because he is disruptive. Worse to me is that he reads some of these posts and starts to press his game. He throws downfield often and when he should not in an attempt to throw more TDs, and turns the ball over. That will spell disaster in the NFL and especially in the NFC East. We are the black and blue division. We run the ball down your throats and pick our spots to throw. None of the NFC East QBs had many 400 yard throwing days. That is not what we do. JC may not have many TDs or 300 yard passing days. But as long as he keeps the interceptions down and we win more games than we lose, it will be a good year.

Posted by: SPUD2 | April 27, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Daniel Snyder's judgment is really bad when it comes to football, however, he is a very successful business man. He should help out people who want to start their own business by teaching them, showing them how it's done.
Remember when he got rid of Brad Johnson and took Jeff George. Jason Campbell will get better; give him a little more time.

Posted by: lorrainej6 | April 27, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

You guys all sound like government workers... in life if your manager wants to motivate you to perform he/she doesn't say to you that you're doing a great job and make you feel secure... manager says you need to perform better or you're out of here. Same with Campbell... it may be negative motivation but motivation nonetheless.

Posted by: thorhero | April 27, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

He has a great demeaner during all this drama.................hmmmm kinda makes ya think.

I wonder if he'll have a great season during his contract year and then choose to leave....hmmmm....I wonder.

Posted by: pstate11 | April 27, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

IN Regards to June Cuts .
Due to the rules of the last unCAPed year, there are no post June 1st cuts.

Everyone who has been cut since the end of the season has had there cap # fully accelarate in to 2009 CAP #s. So, no splitting CAP hits over 2 years since theoritically (sp?), there is only one CAPPED year left. (2010 is uncapped as of now)......

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 27, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Players could still get cut tho right? you are referencing the rules dictating the Salary Cap Math, right? ,, If a team wants, and has the available space,they could use it...


Do you have a link?

Posted by: Chocolate_City | April 27, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Tyler2Durden

I like your thinking, by benching JC, CB becomes a tom brady. Its almost as if you see something that all the coaches for the redskins who get paid to do what they do dont get. Only you get it. Maybe if we bench an offensive linemen or two their replacements will play like Upshaw and Shell.

Posted by: ged0386 | April 27, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Snyder could learn a thing or two from Campbell. I wish he had the same attitude.

Posted by: laxpro95 | April 27, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

You may NOT want to look back, ,Jason, but watch out for that PTSD--it can be a Beeyotch.

You better learn to call on your innner strength. How can anyone be motivated to go the extra mile for ownership that goes hard for Cutler, then calls a meeting with you to say they still love you while outside, anther potential replacement is working out?

And THEN publicly stalks their latest blond-of-the-month, Sanchez?

Oh, and does nothing to upgrade your security system (Oline) in the draft?

Meanwhile, all along, they tell Jason they reserve the right to divorce him a year from now.

If campbell was an abused wife, there isn't a marriage counseller alive who would not tell him to leave that abusive relationship.

Posted by: TheCork | April 27, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Honestly Cork...give it a freakin rest.

Posted by: leevi98 | April 27, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Simply put, JC has a fabulous contract year, takes the Skin's to the Bowl,maybe even win it, MVP, and opts to leave. No matter how much business this is, the QB requires a whole other handling. As die hard as I am, I'll be glad to see JC leave on top and not re-signing with the Skins. Considering all that has happened they don't deserve him. That is exactly why Cutler left Denver for the very same reason.

Posted by: washdc11 | April 27, 2009 6:25 PM | Report abuse

I really admire Jason Campbell. What in the world do any of you haters expect? He is learning a new offense and his protection was injured for the latter part of the season. I would love to see anyone play under those circumstances. You know what, if I was JC this would motivate me to play my best season yet and then DIVORCE the Redskins. I would cheer him on wherever he went -- except for the Cowboys. I have to draw a line somewhere, but even then I would be happy if he went somewhere where he is appreciated!!!

Posted by: ceejay1115 | April 27, 2009 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Fredericksburg has a full transcript of the interview Campbell did today at his golf tournament.

http://fredericksburg.com/blogs/view?blogger_id=40

Posted by: DCity | April 27, 2009 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Why is Sonny J senile? I don't understand why Campbell is immune from competition in camp. Can someone explain that?

Posted by: ridgely1 | April 27, 2009 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Man..... the "Kampbell Koolade Addicts" just won't stop enabling this stiff with more and more excuses to cover for his mediocre skills.....

-Still learning the offense?....at what point does the phrase "dumber than dirt, start to apply?"

- He's fast becoming the DEADskins curse.....a .500 QB at best.....

Since the player acquisition buffoons are annually clueless during the Free agent and Draft process....Campbell will NEVER be surrounded with the superstars HE REQUIRES to help him win games....... in spite of his many weaknesses....

Plus.....he has proven over and over that he is INCAPABLE of winning games/ getting points in the redzone in spite of the collection of 10 suspects who are on the field with him on offense....

All this gets them another .500 year.....middle of the pack draft pick.....and that rut can go on and on and on.....since Snyder has the $$$$$$$$$ to band-ade the roster to keep it at .500 and out of the playoffs...FOREVER !!!!!!!

Posted by: unc1dmo | April 27, 2009 7:57 PM | Report abuse

I think Colt is a solid player and he could become a great player down the line; but people come on, there is a reason why he was taken that late in the draft. All of the the other 31 teams passed on him, multiple times(either his height, or more important the typecast of a "system QB").

Honestly I think many of the fans in Washington are catching the same fever as their beloved owner- impatience. In order to win you need to develop a young QB. For instance in John Elway's first ten years his QB rating was average of what? 72.9. Drew Brees QB rating in his first two years as a full-time starter? 72.2. Eli Manning's? career avg. of 73.73 Terry Bradshaw's 70.9 McNabb's first five year's 77.56 Hasselbeck's career average 85.4 (slight better than Campbell's last year.

My point is not that Jason Campbell is better than any of the before-mentioned QB's; my point is that we need to be patience, two years is not nearly enough time to become a "franchise QB". Oh course there are the Brady's and Manning's (the older one) but "solid" QB's that are given enough time and support (offensive line)can win too.

My last point before I get off the soap box, Jason Campbell finished last season with a rating of 84.3 (4 points better than Flacco,4 points better than the Steeler's QB, and 1.7 behind Culter. A lot of people seem to think this is a failure. I think that this is somewhat unfair considering the Redskins played against 5 of the top ten defenses in the league 3 of which he played against twice.

Posted by: JON2121114 | April 27, 2009 8:07 PM | Report abuse

For those who are screaming about the Skins not drafting any O-Line help, I heard an interview with Bill Polian of the Colts who made the statement that this was a very weak draft overall and that the Offensive Line was particularly thin this year which was why the only good ones went early.

Posted by: dkidwell61 | April 27, 2009 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Somebody said Jurgensen is senile. This cannot be tolerated. Have that entry removed. Jurgensen has more brains than Vinny and Danny put together. WAIT! I didn't say that. That's like saying he has more brains than kookoo the Koahla bear.
Jurgensen said Campbell should be ready to take on all comers for the QB job. Sanchez, Colt Brennan, Collins, he should say line-em up, I'm best. Remember Kilmer and Jurgensen? The whole town had bumper stickers for which one they liked. Think Jurgy was a wimpo crybaby who wanted a trade? No way.

Posted by: kls1 | April 27, 2009 8:49 PM | Report abuse

We're behind you JC

Light it up!

Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 27, 2009 9:03 PM | Report abuse

We still have mostly a Gibbs roster, thanks Joe.

Guys like JC are easy to root for.

Thanks you Jets for grabbing Shuler-Chez.

Thank you Vinny and Danny for already squandering picks away, so that there were none left to get Shuler-Chez.


Posted by: pabrian2003 | April 27, 2009 9:09 PM | Report abuse

... Denver got 2 first rounds a 3rd and a starting QB ...

Posted by: sovine08 | April 27, 2009 1:27 PM

Amazing, ain't it. Denver gets 2 1st rounders, a 3rd rounder and a starting QB for Cutler and the Browns get a worse 1st rounder, a second rounder and spare parts for Sanchez.
1. Cutler is a proven commodity and Sanchez is an unknown at the pro level.
2. The Bears were desperate.
Hence after simplification we have:

2 1sts + proven QB = desperation + unknown difference in QB future performance level

It will be a long time before we see that equation again.

Posted by: AntonChigurh | April 27, 2009 9:55 PM | Report abuse

I have no clue whether Sonny is SENILE....but i know his head is stuck so far up the DEADskins organization azzes that anything he says......is HOMER BOGUS BS.....he has ZERO credibility.... except to the Koolade sick-o-zoids

NO doubt he knows who signs his checks...

Posted by: unc1dmo | April 27, 2009 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else suprised we didn't sign Cedrick Dockery as Undrafted FA. Figured they would team him with his brother and give him a chance.

I personally only have one problem with this years draft we should have taken Duke Robinson or Jerome Maybin with our 5th. At that point they had to be high on the board but instead they took a gamble on a converted LB.(though he sounds like a physical beast).
I like the pass catching FB, a WR thats 6'4 and runs a 4.3 forty. talented Lb who played at a small school and a hard hitting corner. Thats not a bad draft.when paired with Orakapo.

Posted by: DG28 | April 27, 2009 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else suprised we didn't sign Cedrick Dockery as Undrafted FA. Figured they would team him with his brother and give him a chance.

I personally only have one problem with this years draft we should have taken Duke Robinson or Jerome Maybin with our 5th. At that point they had to be high on the board but instead they took a gamble on a converted LB.(though he sounds like a physical beast).
I like the pass catching FB, a WR thats 6'4 and runs a 4.3 forty. talented Lb who played at a small school and a hard hitting corner. Thats not a bad draft.when paired with Orakapo.

Posted by: DG28 | April 27, 2009 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted: Hall of Fame QB S.J. has "no credibility."
Okay, we're dyin'ta hear who we should be listening to.

Posted by: kls1 | April 27, 2009 10:17 PM | Report abuse

DG28 - This is exactly what I have been saying. They blew that 5th round pick withe Maybin and Robinon falling perfectly to them after trading down and picking up the extra 7th rounder. if one of the undrafted FA OL makes the team it won't matter much. Edwin Williams and Burly for MD both signed after the draft and one of them could make the team.

Posted by: dbrine1261 | April 27, 2009 10:26 PM | Report abuse

dbrine1261- If one of those undrafted can provide depth the way Heyer did his first year they might be alright

Most undrafted FA take 3 years to turn into starters. It's heyers third year. Maybe Rhinehart made some big strides. throw in Jansen and Mike Williams and we have veteran depth. Mike Williams makes me think of Tony Mandarich he was out of league for a few years then was a major player for the colts. Heres to keeping hope alive.
Tired of the haters!! If your not loyal find a new team or at least wait for the season to start before you say how bad we are.

Posted by: DG28 | April 27, 2009 10:37 PM | Report abuse

dbrine1261- If one of those undrafted can provide depth the way Heyer did his first year they might be alright

Most undrafted FA take 3 years to turn into starters. It's heyers third year. Maybe Rhinehart made some big strides. throw in Jansen and Mike Williams and we have veteran depth. Mike Williams makes me think of Tony Mandarich he was out of league for a few years then was a major player for the colts. Heres to keeping hope alive.
Tired of the haters!! If your not loyal find a new team or at least wait for the season to start before you say how bad we are.

Posted by: DG28 | April 27, 2009 10:37 PM | Report abuse

JC is a great person, and at least a decent QB. I'm hoping he'll develop into a good one. He certainly has motivation now. He can play well, and we man up and pay him big bucks. Or we don't, and he goes elsewhere to make the big bucks.

And guys, this conspiracy o-line crap is just that: crap. Get real. Dan Snyder would prefer Campbell to win this year.

Posted by: lordtwang | April 27, 2009 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Hey Jason the fact that you are shocked they would be looking to replace you after you had 13 td passes last year is exactly why they want to replace you. 13 tds is nothing. You are too laid back and show no fire. You are a nice guy but i hope this is your last year here

Posted by: anacostia85 | April 27, 2009 11:57 PM | Report abuse

The post by JON2121114 is the only sensible post here!

Posted by: sputnee | April 28, 2009 4:04 AM | Report abuse

I'd like for Jason Campbell to play better, too. But I think that would be a lot more likely if the Redskins had a decent offensive line for a whole year, a decent receiving corps for any part of a year, and an offensive scheme that remained in place for more than one year. Fixing all three of those things is not too much to ask -- not for any team that has ambitions of being one of the best in the league.

But as soon as any one of those three things is achieved, the ball will be in JC's court to show some improvement over his current performance level. It looks like Zorn is safe, for now, so this will be the second year in the same offense and JC should be expected to improve this year. But even then, until the line or the receiving corps improves, it doesn't makes sense to expect too much.

A lot of Campbell-haters here like to holler about people making excuses, but it's only an excuse if it doesn't accurately describe the situation.

Posted by: chuggo | April 28, 2009 4:17 AM | Report abuse

"Looking back isn't going to help me have a great year for our team. That's not going to help me be the type of quarterback I need to be to help us accomplish our goals." Jason Campbell.

No, looking back only helps Jason La Canned-fruitcake advance his slimy career.

Real people like Jason Campbell endure controversies and look to succeed. Trashy journalist use controversy to get better ratings.

Redskins front office is doing everything they think can help this team. Do they make mistakes? absolutely, but their intentions are good. Wouldn't you have good intentions for your one billion dollar baby?

Losers like JLC have no intentions. They just babble and spew false reports and irrelevant analysis for which they have no qualifications for.

just my humble opinion..

Posted by: peaceful2008 | April 28, 2009 4:20 AM | Report abuse

DG28 amen

Posted by: peaceful2008 | April 28, 2009 4:26 AM | Report abuse

The offensive Line is not the problem Jason is the problem. The 49ers offensive line is no better than ours yet Shaun Hill threw for 13 tds in limited action. Even Kyle Orton had 18 tds and the Bears have no line or wrs. Tavaris Jackson only threw 149 passes and he had 9 tds. Tyler Thigpen had 18 in kC and they have no iine. Face it Jason will never be elite. He will always be a average qb if he was going to be anything else we would have seen it by now.

Posted by: anacostia85 | April 28, 2009 6:37 AM | Report abuse

I hope Campbell has a career year in the last year of his contract and makes Snyder pay thru the nose to keep him. We have two idiots running our team.

Posted by: CHICO13 | April 28, 2009 7:20 AM | Report abuse

All these old guys still on the line!
Now they should invite every lineman who did not get drafted. Let's have some competition. You know by the fourth game our present line will start the injuiries we all know to hate. Some say the Steelers have no line but JC not as big as there QB.
Plus who needs the concussions.
ALSO TO OUR WIDE RECIEVERS TRY TO GET SEPARATION THIS YEAR PLEASE.

SNYDER MORE LINEMEN!

Posted by: shamken | April 28, 2009 7:45 AM | Report abuse

We have idiots on this board too. Its funny how guys who have never played football sit at their keyboards and tell us how a quarterback should have thrown more than 13 TD's on a team that was essentially running two man routes downfield on offense. This isn't high school, any NFL defense should win that easily every time regardless of the talent on the other side.

Posted by: geotherm21 | April 28, 2009 7:52 AM | Report abuse

Jason tends to start the season strong then becomes a burden at seasons end. It started 2 years ago before he hurt his knee and last year. I hope he can pull it together this year because he is a good guy. But if he starts off bad its time to pull out the hook and give someone else a shot. PS There should be no shock at this point

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | April 28, 2009 8:06 AM | Report abuse

It simply unbelievable that the Redskins and VC in particular think they are free to behave the way they do with respect to personnel and expect to develop a winning program.

My fear is that we are decades away from seeing DS mature into an owner capable of winning in the NFL.

Hey Daniel, "Settle down Bevis", winning the superbowl is a multi-year endeavor; show some patience for heavens sake.

Posted by: ds5371 | April 28, 2009 8:16 AM | Report abuse

Im a diehard skins fan since....forever. So all this crap about learning a new system is BS!!! Matt Ryan learned a new system pretty well. Joe Flacco learned a new system pretty well. Big Ben got sacked more than anyone this year and he did pretty well. Jason Campbell is in way over his head. I watch the skins all year every game very closely and when you see Campbell during a game in close up camera shots he just looks lost. He is to indecisive in the pocket he holds the ball too long and he gets sacked. Now our oline was injury prone all year long but all teams have injury problems thats a lame excuse. We had the 4th rated defense last year. We scored 265 points last year now thats a joke. Detroit scored 268. If we had scored 1 touchdown more every game we would have made the playoffs. Im sorry but Jason Campbell isnt the answer no matter how nice a guy he is Nice guys finish last. This is the last year of his contract he better get it done or he will be holding a clipboard as a journeyman backup his whole career.

Posted by: toyota44 | April 28, 2009 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Conspiracy Theory:
Snyder wants a flashy “Manning-like” money making, prime-time, QB. So, he builds a top Defense this year while setting JC up for failure with yet another weak line. Next year we trade all our picks for the number one draft QB and watch as he gets killed trying to develop behind another weak O-line. JC goes on to shine with another team (ala Brad Johnson, Trent Green, Sage Rosenfels, and the innumerable other quality QBs we’ve failed to invest in and let get away).

Posted by: VMIFury | April 28, 2009 9:17 AM | Report abuse

Those we let get away shined? I dont think so look at those names you posted. I would say a little success but we didnt let any quality get away. Try again.

Posted by: toyota44 | April 28, 2009 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Sonny and any other idiot that thinks it would have been a "QB Competition" if the Skins got Sanchez is STUPID!!! You must have forgotten this is Daniel Snyder's team. Do you really think he would run out and fall head over heels with the new flavor of the month and then let him "fight it out" with the QB he no longer likes??? Stop fooling yourselves!!! He would have told Zorn, "Sanchez starts. Regardless! Or you're fired!" So Sonny and the rest of you clowns, stop imagining that you have a "real" owner who can be trusted to run the team the correct way.

Posted by: kevin_jackson1 | April 28, 2009 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Sonny J. is only thinking from a "Real" quarterback with Hall of Fame experience perspective. He can not think like an "Overly Sensitive" Non-Risk taker like Jason Campbell. When Sonny was playing, his O-Lines sucked too and he was forced to play based on his talents and decision making alone. That is why Sonny will never cry "Why me" or blame the O-Line for his failures. He knows the business side of the game is tough because he got traded from Philadelphia to Washington, and he knows about competition (Just as Billy Kilmer). So when Sonny says to Jason "Just put up or shut up", it is usually a good advice to heed. Especially when Jason can not use the excuse of a "new" offensive system anymore.

Posted by: JohnWWW | April 28, 2009 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Sonny this, Sonny that, Sonny said ...everybody on this board keeps bringing his name up as if he's the QB benchmark. Answer this please, how many rings did Sonny win??? Not a One! Quit all the talk about Sonny. He had Hall of Famers around him to make him look better than the AVERAGE QB he was.

JC doesn't need to be an "Elite QB" for the Skins to win. We've won 3 Super Bowls with average QB's. The formula for that success was a quality TEAM. JC just needs to be good and do what a good QB does, which is protect the ball and run the offense. Eli is average, Big Ben is average, hell, you can go back through every Super bowl to Super Bowl I and there were more "average" QB's than "elite". As a matter fact, I'll name a few more before I go... Jim Plunkett, Neal O'Donnell, Trent Dilfer, Brad Johnson, Stan Humphries, Jim McMahon, and I'll end with David Woodley, who you probably don't recognize. Miami Dolphins Super Bowl XVII - Skins victory by an average QB = Joe Theismann

Posted by: kevin_jackson1 | April 28, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Rich Gannon - 3 Pro Bowls, 1 Super Bowl

Gus Frerotte - 1 Pro Bowl

Trent Green - 2 Pro Bowls, 1 Super Bowl

Brad Johnson - 2 pro Bowls, 1 Super Bowl

Sage Rosenfels - unproven but 81.2 rating 30 TD's last season.

Posted by: geotherm21 | April 28, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

geotherm of those qbs you named we drafted rosenfail...the others were somebody els' failed trash who got with a good team and basically managed the team like dilfer did in baltimore. Trent Green had an explosive offense in KC and might have been nice here but screw the rest. Jason is a deer in the headlights the proof is in what happened in the cutler situation. Denver wanted Orton over a younger, taller qb who also has a stronger arm. I wonder why?

Posted by: anacostia85 | April 28, 2009 12:24 PM | Report abuse

anacostia85, I think the point is that none of those QB's (ours or as you put it, somebody else' trash) is that none of these kats were "elite QB's". As far as Denver wanting Orton over Campbell, that's a Snyder move. Orton was a flash in the pan and had a solid defense around him. I'll gladly conceid orton to you for Campbell. Compare Orton to Campbell at seasons end and see who's has better stats.

Posted by: kevin_jackson1 | April 28, 2009 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Orton is one thing that Jason is not and that is a take charge qb. Orton took the job in Chicago and ran with it. I am positive he will have a better year than Jason.

Posted by: anacostia85 | April 28, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

The point is that there are very few Montana's that come along, (otherwise every team would have them). Even these guys who we deemed failures found success when they stayed got reps in a system for more than a year.

So I reserve judgement on any quarterback in their first year in an NFL offense. Even Montana, Elway, Favre, Aikman, Peyton, McNabb etc all had problems getting their reads in their first few years in their offensive systems and turned out okay. So my criticisms of JC17 will not predict the future because even though he was obviously thinking through his progressions it is exactly what I would expect from anyone in a new system facing an NFL caliber defense that knows its his first year and is trying to give him different looks.

See Favre with the Jets last year, where he mainly had to deal with terminology changes in the same style of offense. I dare anyone to call him a bust.

Posted by: geotherm21 | April 28, 2009 2:48 PM | Report abuse

I agree geotherm. Jason Campbell improved his completion percentage, threw for more touchdowns and decreased his interception percentage in each of his three seasons as the Redskins' quarterback. All in the first season of a new offense. If he is continually improving, what is the problem? Mind you, his numbers would have continued to get better if he had an offensive line. I was encouraged to see his play in the last game of the season. He showed the ability to be mobile and make plays. We could have had Favre back there last season and the result would have been same if not worse.

Posted by: rawlow | April 28, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

AAAWWW!Poor Jason. I don't like competition for my job..it hurts my feelings.....Try doing something other than checking down and Danny won't have to look!

Posted by: ryan1971 | April 28, 2009 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Campbell Puts Offseason Drama Behind Him


What a Headline. He is scared for his football life. He will never put this behind! I hear that Zorn is trying out the water boy to replace Jason! Dan Snyder would try a 80yr old homeless person!
Get real!

Posted by: Slapshot46 | April 29, 2009 5:48 AM | Report abuse

Campbell Puts Offseason Drama Behind Him


What a Headline. He is scared for his football life. He will never put this behind! I hear that Zorn is trying out the water boy to replace Jason! Dan Snyder would try a 80yr old homeless person!
Get real!

Posted by: Slapshot46 | April 29, 2009 5:48 AM | Report abuse

Campbell Puts Offseason Drama Behind Him


What a Headline. He is scared for his football life. He will never put this behind! I hear that Zorn is trying out the water boy to replace Jason! Dan Snyder would try a 80yr old homeless person!
Get real!

Posted by: Slapshot46 | April 29, 2009 5:49 AM | Report abuse

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