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Campbell Ready for Bye-Week Sleep

From Jason Reid:

Quarterback Jason Campbell was pleased with Washington's performance in the first half of its schedule, though not satisfied. The team has seven games remaining, and Campbell hopes the Redskins continue to work hard and finish strong.

This week, however, Campbell plans to rest. After five preseason games and nine in the regular season, the Redskins have a bye in Week 10. They resume practice Monday at Redskins Park in preparation to play Dallas on Nov. 16 at FedEx Field.

Campbell has impressed in leading the Redskins to one of the best records in the NFL, but now it's time to catch up on his sleep, he said.

"It's definitely been a long grind," Campbell said after practice recently. "You definitely get to a point where guys get a little tired, a little banged up, and you look forward to getting some time off.

"You just want to let your body heal, so you can come right back [after the break] and get it all going again. You know you still have a lot of work to do.

"It feels good to be where we're at," Campbell said. "At the same time, you're still hungry for more. You know that we can still do more, we can still accomplish more, and so you set your sights higher to achieve even more goals.

"You try to take it one game at a time and try to focus on every Sunday, every game is important to us, but you also think about where you want to go as a team. You just have to stay focused and stay hungry."

In their biggest misstep of the first half, the Redskins committed three turnovers in losing to St. Louis on Oct. 12 at FedEx. But Washington regrouped and defeated Cleveland and Detroit in its next two games.

"Losing to St. Louis hurt a lot," Campbell said. "That was an opportunity we lost, but we came back the next week and bounced back against Cleveland. That showed we're hungry and we can still accomplish a lot of goals."

By Cindy Boren  |  November 3, 2008; 5:36 PM ET
 
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Comments

Let's do this

Posted by: kreitmaster | November 3, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Is this a FIRST for burgundy on burgundy?

Posted by: RambleOn | November 3, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Never good to hear the starting QB talk about how tired he is a couple hours before kick off. Ugh...

Posted by: Barno1 | November 3, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

I think Loseable Type should lose this post until tomorrow.

Posted by: 4-12 | November 3, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

This game is enormous. There are a lot of 5-3 teams that may be 6-3 after our bye week.

I originally said rest Santana and Samuels, let them get healthy for the stretch run, but more and more as this game approaches, the more it needs to signify to the NFL what type of team we are.\

The last three weeks shows we can be beat and we may not be where we want to be, but if we can persevere, and beat another top team, it will erase what has been a dissappointing three game stretch.

At home, Monday Night, I wanna see some playmakers step it up.

Dirty 30 where you at? His coming out party was the 4th down stop in our last monday nighter, week 2 last year. Bring the lumber young buck.

Cooley, with the Steelers blitzing, his little check block and slip out should be HUGE tonight.

Andre Carter, time to show the skins there was no reason to get Taylor.

Those are my impact players for tonight.

Hail Skins.

Posted by: Zeebs | November 3, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Ummm can we delete this post??!?

It's full of yawns and stretches...killed all my sitement

Posted by: dealer1 | November 3, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Who works for ESPN? Reallly

":Moss taking over
The Redskins were expected to be solid on special teams heading into the season, but have struggled thus far. They have been especially bad on punt returns and kickoff returns, and now Moss -- an explosive returner -- has surprisingly replaced WR Antwaan Randle El to try to give them a spark. However, the Steelers do a nice job on cover teams so this will be an interesting battle in the kicking game."

Posted by: Zeebs | November 3, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Technically, he talked to JReid last week, so he'll probably drink a Mountain Dew or some coffee round about now and be fine.

Posted by: CindyBoren | November 3, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

If one is going to the playoffs (*cough, cough*) it is best to have a late bye week than an early one.

They're only playing nine straight weeks as opposed to the teams that had a very early bye week.

The Lions, Colts, Dolphins, Patriots, Giants, Seahawks all had their byes in the 4th week so if any of them go to the playoffs...

Posted by: charley42 | November 3, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Absolutley CHarley it helps us, that is why if we finish this off, we are sitting pretty.


Has anyone looked at the giants upcoming scheduke? As brutal as it gets. Hint: They have yet to play Philly this year...

Posted by: Zeebs | November 3, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Hey Curzon, I think I have as many reposts as you do.

reposted from last thread:

I'm not superstitous. I don't care what uni's they wear, as long as JC knows which guys are on his team. Game is won in the trenches. If we hit them harder than they hit us, if we avoid turnovers & dumb penalties, if we tackle as we have this season, and avoid mistakes on special teams, we should win this game. It doesn't matter what colors they wear.

Posted by: frediefritz | November 3, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: frediefritz | November 3, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

let's get another post up here...

Posted by: dealer1 | November 3, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Yes it is the first time in all red.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 3, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

If there is indeed a blog outage from 11-12, you should just move over to twitter. Simply sign up to follow Redskins Insider and type #skins at the end of each comment and you'll be able to communicate.

Posted by: CindyBoren | November 3, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Aparently Larry Michael is planing on going after LaCa on his show in a few minutes.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 3, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

btw, 24, a fox show had a black president about 4/5 years ago and now the new president will be a woman on the show... So will it be palin or Hillary in 2012/16

Obamas grandmother is dead

Posted by: dealer1 | November 3, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Win or Lose it will be a big game. I think we all realize this team is building something special. This game will tell us where we stand today.

But more importantly, it will tell us what kind of adjustments we'll need to make down the final stretch.

Posted by: _Stumped_1 | November 3, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

One of our layout guys referred to this as "The Legend of LaRon Burgundy," which made me giggle.

Posted by: CindyBoren | November 3, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

It's sad that Obama's grandmother couldn't hang in there for another day or two....but I suppose she was doing the best she could.

God rest her soul.

Posted by: _Stumped_1 | November 3, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Obamas grandmother is dead

Posted by: dealer1 | November 3, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Sorry to hear that. Does anyone know old she was? Too bad she couldn't see the historic results.

Posted by: frediefritz | November 3, 2008 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Won't be surprised if a third of the seats are empty at kickoff. Traffic is brutal.

Posted by: 4-12 | November 3, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

It's unbelievable that she would pass away the very day before the election. Who's writing this stuff?

Are the Steelers wearing their gawdawful throwback get-up tonight, anyone know?

Posted by: SMACK1 | November 3, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

She was 86.

Posted by: CindyBoren | November 3, 2008 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Its not too shocking to me, so many people try and live up to the point. Anyone know if she had the chance to vote for her grandson before hand, I imagine that would be a great way to go?

Posted by: alex35332 | November 3, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

sorry been watching CNN and fox all day...was infront of a tv when I was typing my last comment... Anywho very sad she seemed to be a very inspirational woman to all working? women

Posted by: dealer1 | November 3, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Thoughts and prayers to Obama and his family.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | November 3, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

If I had a dolor for every person who dies just before a landmark moment in the life of their grandchild or child. My cousins grandma died hours after his bar-mitva

Posted by: alex35332 | November 3, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

7-2 looks so much better than 6-3. Go Skins!!!!

Posted by: bigfish761 | November 3, 2008 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Alex -- consider trading one of your 4 starting RBs for something I could offer you in FF?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 3, 2008 6:26 PM | Report abuse

I really thought she was going to hang in there until tomorrow (Hawaii's 6 hours behind the east coast, so in theory, they could call the election by late afternoon their time). Think the fact that she died today shows that she was trying.

My grandfather died soon after the last child and grandchild left the room - made sure that he saw us all.

That said, the burgundy on burgundy thing cracked me up!

Posted by: suzannepdc | November 3, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

I just bought gas for $2.19. Didn't even need it, just couldn't resist topping 'er off. Global economic collapse has its charms.

Posted by: SMACK1 | November 3, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 3, 2008 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Smack my friend what happen yesterday? You guys looked like a JV team. LMAO!

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | November 3, 2008 6:31 PM | Report abuse

No, steelers wore it twice already, thats the max you can wear it.

Done.

Posted by: Zeebs | November 3, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

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