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Campbell Sepaks

Jason sounded a couple of time like his season is over, and from a realistic standpoint he made it sound as if he knows he has to be smart about his knee injury. However, he said he would take it "week-to-week," meeting the media while on crutches with his left leg in a brace.

Campbell said he will root on his teammates and rehab as best he can. Avoiding surgery was key for him, and he's trying to stay positive while realizing he has probably thrown his last pass in 2007 (barring the Redskins getting in the post-season, at least).

"It could be a lot worse," Campbell said. "I'm in a position right now where I don't have to worry about any kind of surgery or anything, and that's a plus. But you put a lot of hours and a lot of time into the offseason to put yourself in a situation like this - to help lead your team to the playoffs - and not to be in there down the home stretch, it's a tough feeling. But one thing I can't do is get my head down and get down on myself."

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 7, 2007; 5:10 PM ET
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I sepaked once and i'll never forget it!

Posted by: david | December 7, 2007 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Sepaks? Really? Wow.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 7, 2007 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Cut both Jasons some slack - one passes a bit too hastily at times while the other clicks 'post' a bit too hastily at times

Posted by: oaxacavine | December 7, 2007 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Good to hear that Campbell won't need surgery even though his left knee has taken a beating this year.

Posted by: david | December 7, 2007 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Campbell needs to take this time to keep improving as a QB. Back to the classroom. Part of which should be next to Al in the booth on gameday.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 7, 2007 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Campbell fought his knee out last night... Gibbs and Saunders still won't fully trust him until they see guts.

No guts, no glory.

Posted by: Dorf | December 7, 2007 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Judos to Campbell for having the courage to sepak, even though he's obviously tremendously disappointed.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 7, 2007 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Alright, it is has proceeded past the point where the spelling mistkaes (sic) are cute; now they're just downright disgusting.

Maybe we should all chip in and get Jasno and Cindy the latest edition of Word--with a functional spell checker.

(I kid, because I love.)

Posted by: StumptownChris | December 7, 2007 5:38 PM | Report abuse

I think personally while I don't like to see people injured this could be good for Campbell. Usually if you are riding the bench its because of lack of understanding. Now he can sit back and see it from a different angle and maybe take a break from all the craziness that has been his first "full" season.
What if we do go to the NFC Championship? Wow that means winning 5 games in a row....can it be done?

Posted by: alex | December 7, 2007 5:40 PM | Report abuse

I think he did enough bench riding last year...

Posted by: oaxacavine | December 7, 2007 5:46 PM | Report abuse

good riddance. I am glad he is done for the season. Did not like his play one bit. He is nothing more than a good back up.

Posted by: jamalnasir_2000 | December 7, 2007 5:58 PM | Report abuse

zcezcest1 - I'm on the bandwagon! get JC in the booth w/ Al.
Personally I would like to see both coordinators on the field on game days. Al is a high energy guy, I think that could rub off on the players during games.

Posted by: priceisright | December 7, 2007 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Is Campbell Sepaks related to the two clowns from Aruba? He went to Auburn and that is in Alabama - very strange.

Posted by: ssh1549 | December 7, 2007 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Al IS a high-energy guy, but he needs to be up high where he can see everything.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 7, 2007 6:05 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: makalb18 | December 7, 2007 6:07 PM | Report abuse

When Campbell Sepaks, Jasno Lsitens.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 7, 2007 6:09 PM | Report abuse

ZC and price--

awesome suggestion re. jason sitting in the booth with Al. I wonder if it's realistic to expect that to happen, or do you guys think he'll just be on the sidelines watching the game? I think he can learn more in the last 3 weeks in the booth than he has in all 20 of his starts combined.
Part of play-calling is gaining trust in your receivers to be where they are supposed to be. If Jason can see that Todd is making throws based on anticipation, it can go A LONG WAY in helping Jason and his confidence in his receivers. Also, he can be exposed to more plays in the 700 pages, because, allegedly, Todd knows the whole playbook inside-out. AL will certainly call plays that he didn't when Jason was there.

Basically, Jason has all the physical tools to be a great QB...these next few weeks can significantly help him master the Mental aspect of the game. also help him read defenses better.

Posted by: student1234 | December 7, 2007 6:10 PM | Report abuse

totally of topic but.....
i heard earlier recievers like Chad "ocho Cinco" Johnson wants out of Cincy...we should get him........and Roy Williams seems to want out of Detroit, and Larry Fitz in Arizona.
who else thinks so
PS. JC is gonna be alright
go skins!

Posted by: mikejc80 | December 7, 2007 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Portis for Chad Johnson trade???

Cincy has had plenty of problems in the RB department, and we've had problems in the WR department.
I like CP a lot, and would love him to stay a 'Skin for life, but i dont know if it's contractually possible.

We would certainly have to add a pick in there to get Ocho-Cinco, but i think it would be well worth it...for a change.

Posted by: student1234 | December 7, 2007 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Reminds me of when Kent Grahm took over the team in Denver when Tony banks went out, and Kent the ultimite mudder won the game for us on a sloppy afternoon.

Posted by: Tyler84101 | December 7, 2007 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Classic line Shhhh. Love it, Depak > Sepaks

"Is Campbell Sepaks related to the two clowns from Aruba? He went to Auburn and that is in Alabama - very strange.

Posted by: ssh1549 | December 7, 2007 06:03 PM "

Posted by: dconger97 | December 7, 2007 6:43 PM | Report abuse

freak, i understand that but a few o-coodinators are on the field like jason garrett w/ the girls or kevin gilbride w the ants.
i think it would be a different feeling if you had to face the oc after every bad/ good play.

Posted by: priceisright | December 7, 2007 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Well, Jason most definitely will not be in the booth with Al as our next two games are on the road. Injured players do not travel with the team....with the exception of Randy Thomas.

But maybe they have changed their policy after the tragedy with Sean.

Posted by: Lisa | December 7, 2007 7:00 PM | Report abuse


I don't understand the team policy to be that players cannot attend away games if they are injured.

The way I understand the policy is, like most teams, all players are free to travel with the team, but injured players may be excused from traveling if it would exacerbate their injury or if they need to stay behind for treatment.

I also doubt that policy will change much in the future.

Posted by: SonnyFan | December 7, 2007 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Skins are already in the playoffs - sorta. It's win or go home each week now, particularly when you look at the Vikes upcoming schedule.

There's tape on Collins now, so the G'men are not going to be as confused as the totally worthless Bears.

Skins will be dogs each week for the rest of the month. Now let's see if Saunders is worth his annual 2 large.

Posted by: gdennie | December 7, 2007 7:21 PM | Report abuse

find the WR that most reminds you of Art Monk and bring him in. Reliable, good hands, big target, smart. McCardell is the closest thing to that now and has contributed well. But we'll need that in a 27 year old, not a 38 year old.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 7, 2007 7:21 PM | Report abuse

one overlooked part of yesterday's game has been the fact that there were only 82,000(wise of wapo) fans for a nationaly televised game that mattered something in DECEMBER???? that's 10,000 strong saying "No, Thank you." to snyder's product!

Posted by: dealer | December 7, 2007 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Hard to tell if the attendance is because of "Mr." Snyder or because of the horrendous Beltway traffic back in DC. Probably a little of both. If the Cowboys game matters, let's judge the fan apathy based on attendance there.

For me, personally, I've used exactly none of my season tickets this year. I simply have no interest in flying across country, going to that ugly stadium, sitting amongst the drunk fans, and dealing with traffic going in and coming out. I think having a stadium downtown within close proximity to Metro would do wonders for fan attendance and spirit.

Then again, it would hit "Mr." Snyder in the one place he cares about more than anything: his wallet. Sometimes I wonder if these marketing drones would rather get their you know whats chopped off than give up any revenue...

As for the typos: I still think they're funny. Note that Cindy rarely commits them. Jasno, on the other hand, sets epic records for typos every time. I can't wait for the misplaced vowel and forgotten apostrophe in the word "can't"...

Posted by: PDiddy | December 7, 2007 7:41 PM | Report abuse

vs the Jints, Skins will be vulnerable to the pass rush ... everyone is vulnerable to the Jint pass rush. And our secondary has been decimated. Springs and Smoot are the only quality vets back there.

NYG is tough against the run, which is OK because we don't run well anyway. And Collins throws quickly, so maybe the pass rush won't be as troublesome.

Eli Manning doesn't have the greatest weapons, especially with Burress slowed. He isn't the greatest QB to begin with. And their RBs are hurting. Jacobs is a beast, but its not clear if he's healthy. NYG went much of the year without any injuries, but have suffered a few in recent weeks.

I think the Skins win. 10 days off is a huge benefit. Plus they should be back to thinking clearly after the past two weeks. And they should be extremely motivated. They've taken some real body blows this season and they are still standing. This is a 'pride' game.

Back when the Skins were 5-4 / 5-5, I thought catching NYG might be possible. Not likely now, but if they stumble against Philly ... it opens up a bunch of possibilities. Their closing schedule includes visiting Buffalo and playing NE.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 7, 2007 7:41 PM | Report abuse

u kunt wate, ehhh Diddy?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 7, 2007 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Sepak: (Kick Volleyball, or just Takraw for short) is a sport native to Southeast Asia, resembling volleyball, except that it uses a rattan ball and ..

so jason's giving up on football? so soon.

Posted by: dealer | December 7, 2007 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Another question for our intrepid scribes (both of whom better be taking the weekend off): are they bringing in QBs?

We are one snap away from the Brunell Swan Song! Chew on that 'Skins Nation!

We got pretty lucky with the JC injury...a short rehab means another quality offseason for the kid QB. A long rehab would have been horrible. The fan expectations will and should be high for him next year.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 7, 2007 7:44 PM | Report abuse

What's the SE Asian team sport where they have the long curved bats and flick the ball to one another really, really, really fast?

Posted by: PDiddy | December 7, 2007 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Snyder didn't build the stadium, he inherited it when he bought the team. Irony being what it is, the place was named by the guy who built, Jack Kent Cooke. And so it was Jack Kent Cooke. But Cooke decided not to pass the team to his kid and so the Skins went on the block. And as soon as Danny bought the team, he realized (smart biz guy that he is) there is no money in naming rights for the dead former owner. But FedEx was willing to pay.

Moral of the story. If you name a place after yourself, make sure you let your kid inherit the place ... at least your name might stick around more than a year.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 7, 2007 7:47 PM | Report abuse

what i hate about ellie is that he's horrible during the first 3 qrts. then all of a sudden down by 21...he starts making plays.

i think panthers had a good game plan against him in the playoffs a couple of years ago. blitz, blitz, blitz, blitz and then blitz some more. at one point i think he threw the ball in the wrong direction...(hmmmm that would be a fumble...)

Posted by: dealer | December 7, 2007 7:48 PM | Report abuse

For sure, we can't blame "Mr." Snyder for the monstrosity of that stadium. Though, I must admit, we should (or you guys in the area should) be grateful that the stadium was built with private money instead of public funds. Given the state of the world, and seeing first-hand the deteriorating conditions of public facilities here in Seattle alongside two gleaming, publicly funded stadiums, I'd take an ugly FedEx over a gorgeous Qwest any day.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 7, 2007 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Diddy, I think its called dissident crackdown. The Chinese police use those long curved bats to beat down anyone caught using lead paint in kids toys. In order not be caught with the ball, the employees try to get rid of the ball by tossing it to each other really really really fast, so they don't get hit.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 7, 2007 7:50 PM | Report abuse

there been MNF games before that i odn't think traffic had much to do with the attendance. let's see if this runneth over into next year.

why you have tix if you don't go? send that money to a noble cause like yours truely's apple products fund or even nola fund.

Posted by: dealer | December 7, 2007 7:53 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait for the misplaced vowel and forgotten apostrophe in the word "can't"...

Posted by: PDiddy | December 7, 2007 07:41 PM

Are you referring to the 'Beloved Aunt' episode?

Posted by: david | December 7, 2007 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Speck Pot

Posted by: sams3 | December 7, 2007 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Sill Phone!

Posted by: sams3 | December 7, 2007 7:58 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: makalb18 | December 7, 2007 06:07 PM

This is my favorite post in a long time.

Posted by: sams3 | December 7, 2007 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: gdennie | December 7, 2007 8:03 PM | Report abuse

What's the SE Asian team sport where they have the long curved bats and flick the ball to one another really, really, really fast?

Posted by: PDiddy | December 7, 2007 07:45 PM

Sounds like jai-alai. But that's not SE Asian.

So you're in Seattle, Diddy. I'm in Oly. Neat.

Posted by: freakzilla | December 7, 2007 8:20 PM | Report abuse

So Sexy Rexy just sprained his knee. That is truly surprising from how bad it looked on TV.

Posted by: daggar | December 7, 2007 9:23 PM | Report abuse

PFW says Collins not as accurate as JC on long passes!!! Who said JC was accurate on long passes in the first place?

Posted by: forces | December 7, 2007 9:26 PM | Report abuse

It seems the Al playbook can work with the right amount of exposure (obviously game experience not required)..hopefully JC can pick it up ...for our collective sanity !!!!

Posted by: DL5 | December 7, 2007 9:34 PM | Report abuse

If the skins win out. They will make the wild card. Assuming detriot and cardinals lose at least one game. If that happens Gibbs should stay on. If not new head coach.

Al has his man at the helm. Lets see what he can do.

How old is Chad Johnson? He would help us out for the first 2 years at least. Yeah portis just isn't hitting the holes like he used to. Why not run betts more.

Posted by: jhess18 | December 7, 2007 9:39 PM | Report abuse

I think St. Joe probably gets to decide when he wants to go.
Ocho Cinco is a fun player to watch. I don't know that he's the greatest fit for this team, but you never know. I think Randle El has proven to be a solid receiver, even with the injuries, so the real question is Moss -- do you want to try to upgrade for talent or durability?

Posted by: daggar | December 7, 2007 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Anyone watching the Richmond Applalachian St game on ESPN 2. App. St. qb has 200 yrds rushing at half time. would look good in Burgundy and gold.

Posted by: shanteefamilee | December 7, 2007 9:56 PM | Report abuse

I go to all Skins-Giants games in NY and haven't seen a good effort in ???...Giants can be had with an effort..banged up..Skins D is playing great and needs to shut down the "Adopted son" he is becoming known here..In Todd we trust!!!!!

Posted by: DL5 | December 7, 2007 10:08 PM | Report abuse

dealer, the attendance last night had nothing to do with "Danny's product" - your words, not mine. It was frigid last night and had just snowed..and it was a Thursday night! My friend went to the game and left because his feet were numb it was soo cold. And who wants to spend hours trying to get out of a frigid stadium on a school night when you can watch at home or a bar?

Posted by: Lisa | December 7, 2007 10:19 PM | Report abuse

I guess I'm in the camp of those who aren't too hot on Jason. I think he is a likely future backup QB. Jasno said lots of teams would love to have him. Lots of teams wanted Ryan Leaf at first, and Eli Manning and Jeff George and Daunte Culpepper and Rick Mirer and Rex Grossman.

What I notice is that he sails the ball high more and more. And his deep ball, well, sucks. This in addition to his INT's and fumbles. But what stands out most to me is that he's a deer in the headlights inside the 20. You can visibly watch him get tunnel vision and happy feet. He does not possess that aura of calm in pressure situations. And that's not something you learn; you're either born with it or you aren't.

Posted by: Soups1 | December 7, 2007 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Hah! I watched Tom Brady at Michigan. He was not the #200 pick in 2000 for nothing, Soups.
He was not born with it, but he clearly has it now.

Posted by: daggar | December 7, 2007 10:47 PM | Report abuse

So how do we keep this news about JC from Collins?

We don't want to disrupt Todd's vaunted preparation, so we need to keep him in the dark on this injury, make him think he'll be back on the bench for this one.

Vigilance! Balance! MAPS!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 7, 2007 10:55 PM | Report abuse

How about a visit from Ms. South Carolina?

Posted by: daggar | December 7, 2007 10:58 PM | Report abuse

I heard she's on her way, cloadie. Just as soon as she figures out how to find on the web...

Posted by: MV_Dame | December 8, 2007 1:01 AM | Report abuse

Nate Dogg, a belated Congrats! on your newest addition to the family...

Posted by: MV_Dame | December 8, 2007 1:03 AM | Report abuse

One more time.

Portis is still good!!

Do you understand the words coming out of my mouth.

Please no more Portis bashing on the blog unless he fumbles.

Go look at some replays of the game.

Posted by: mul | December 8, 2007 1:57 AM | Report abuse

Football is a team sport!

No o line, weak run game, hurt recivers and still a 77 rating. Yes there are problems but JC can move and make all the throws.

2 of the last 4 losses were because of the defense.

Posted by: mul | December 8, 2007 2:01 AM | Report abuse

Does the NFL allow the signing of Free Agenst by teams in the playoffs once the playoffs start??? ANybody know?

Posted by: leevi98 | December 8, 2007 2:19 AM | Report abuse


Teams are only bound by roster size and the salary cap.

Posted by: TheCrickets007 | December 8, 2007 3:24 AM | Report abuse

freakzilla, yeah, I'm in Seattle. I live right next to the Space Needle.

Anyone else watching "Friday Night Lights"? God, I love this show. I really, really hope they last another season. What a phenomenal show. If only these and the "Battlestar Galactica" writers were on every show on every network... Every time I think this show can't get better, it does.

Posted by: PDiddy | December 8, 2007 4:35 AM | Report abuse

We think we know where all the haters went after the Redskins' victory on Thursday evening.

Posted by: TheCrickets007 | December 8, 2007 5:59 AM | Report abuse

Hah! I watched Tom Brady at Michigan. He was not the #200 pick in 2000 for nothing, Soups.
He was not born with it, but he clearly has it now.

Posted by: daggar | December 7, 2007 10:47 PM

Exactly my point, daggar. Scouts and other key NFL suits completely wiffed on Tom Brady! No surprise that Michigan did as well. But from the day he took the reins from Drew Bledsoe, you could see that he had "it". "It" being that cool presence of mind to deliver the ball or step up into the pocket at exactly the right moment or to evade an oncoming pass rush. Elway, Marino, Montana, P. Manning and Brady are all in that class. Steve Young is almost there, but he was alwyas too worried about how he compared to Joe Montana. As a result, he seemed to be chasing a ghost a lot of the time. That super bowl moment of him saying "somebody take this monkey off my back" revealed a whole lot. A step below is Brett Favre. Favre has that riverboat gambler edge to him. He'll make a spectacular throw, then more often than not follow it up with a couple of real bonehead tosses (this season being the exception for the most part). I see Romo being in that same school. Randall Cunningham was always tough for me to figure. He had marvelous skills, but could never decide whether to run or pass. I always thought he had what it took to be a Hall of Famer someday, but that indecision really hurt him.
With Jason, still early, but it's getting later every day. If he doesn't break through next year, then we've got some tough decisions to make. Again, seems to have wonderful skills, but he reminds me of young Rick Ankiel pitching for the Cards. It seems as if the pressure of the moment makes him shrink rather than stand tall. Those fumbles and especially those INT's late in the game when driving the field can be crippling to a team's morale. I'm hoping he'll learn to overcome that next year. But I'm just not sure he can deliver in the clutch. Todd was a great example of playing within himself. He knew there's no way he'll ever be the week-to-week starter for this team (barring injury), so he just went out and executed the game plan. He made mistakes (the fumble), but you could see he didn't freeze. I think Jason thinks too much still. That became Jay Schroeder's problem. In 1986, he was just grippin' it and rippin' it and having a great time. But in '87 he started thinking too much and became a shell of himself and was surly to everybody. Way too long a post, but just wanted to share that perspective. Again, not calling for his head or anything, just openly undecided on whether he can overcome his propensity to choke late.

Posted by: Soups1 | December 8, 2007 8:58 AM | Report abuse

For Campbell to be in the booth and not "pimping" on the sidelines next Sunday...He'll have to ASK and possibly talk coach Joe and Al into the idea of getting into the booth.

He'll have to WANT to go into the booth. And this won't happen. He could have done the same thing in the pre-season and elected NOT to.

Nothing about JC eludes leadership, or a desire to win.

This is exactly what he needed to turn a nightmarish season of under-achieving and average quarterback play into a...Oh shucks, I want to be out there but this injury and I'll just prepare for next year...then when I fail next year it was because I still haven't indured a full season at starting QB...

Keep on giving this guy a free pass...and give him excuses for his own that he does not have to take responsibility for his continuous mistakes in pressure situations(second half, 4th quarter) and we'll have a young rookie QB that eventually is let too ride of into the sunset like every other one in Redskins history.

Posted by: dbussjd | December 8, 2007 9:09 AM | Report abuse

dbussjd, have you been living in a cave??? Campbell spent the ENTIRE offseason at Redskins Park...studying and practicing (a few players came to the Park to work out with him at times). While the other players were enjoying their time off, he decided to stay here and prepare for the season. No one has been more dedicated to winning this season than Jason Campbell. Your statement is idiotic.

Posted by: Lisa | December 8, 2007 9:17 AM | Report abuse

Like J-LA has said many times on this blog, and a comment even seconded by LARRY MICHAEL himself...Lisa, you can choose to believe the "official" news coming out of the park, that has a FULL TIME PR staff.

And like all EVERYONE does, you took my comment completely out of context...AFTER JC got injured in the pre-season...HE WAS ON THE SIDELINES...NOT IN THE PRESS BOX NEXT TO AL.

Just a simple fact...has had the opportunity to approach the coaching staff with a GREAT idea...but hasn't done it when is only other opportunity like this came up before. Remember these players are creatures of habit.

So please come out of your cave...and before you try to de-construct someone else's opinion...make sure that you are able to correctly quantify what is being said... :) Thanks.

Posted by: dbussjd | December 8, 2007 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Lisa all players are dedicated to winning some just never do on a Consistent basis and you have to be judged by more then dedication? Its your statement and most of your football wannabe insightful rants that are idiotic!!

Now get to back of line and your paying double today,Finish whats in your cup!! sip sip gulp gulp guzzle guzzle burp burrrrp sip gulp FARTTtttttttt Wooo lisa come on girl this blog already stinks with LOSERS!

Posted by: kool-aide4sale | December 8, 2007 9:26 AM | Report abuse

I love the passion of people trying there darndest to defend an average quarterback in a league of very average quarterbacks.

PS What happened to the "baptized in the holy JC spirit" blood that thought that Al changed the play calling for TC? He DID.

:) You can't turn a hippo into a ballerina

Posted by: dbussjd | December 8, 2007 9:31 AM | Report abuse

For Goodness sake, lay off of Campbell!! He is basically a rookie this season. He is very close to becoming something special. He has almost brought us back in the final two minutes in several games, only to throw interceptions. However; once he cuts out the "rookie" mistakes and wins a couple of those games, his stock will skyrocket. I forgot to mention that his wide receivers have been decimated by injuries and he is playing behind a patchwork O-line.

Posted by: jimwell | December 8, 2007 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Jason so many times your storys seem to cater to the kool-aide drinking always wrong redskinette fans and this time I will point out that you and so many knuckleheads on this blog say that Chicken noodle needs to be allowed to win games like collins(They are not allowing him??)Chicken has accounted for 85% of turnovers and hes had lots of chances to win throwing it.He didnt make the plays and its as simple as that!!Like when poopis portis gets shut down and you idiots say he didnt get the rock enough times??

Posted by: kool-aide4sale | December 8, 2007 9:34 AM | Report abuse

So nice to see the haters are back this morning. Here they are for your entertainment again.

Posted by: TheCrickets007 | December 8, 2007 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Jim, sorry...invalidated response! :)

Here's why...If JC had played the second half like todd did last thursday, the responses and comments from members of this blog as well as syndicated/national and local media WOULD have been off the charts! And for good reason jim.

BUT, even though EVERYONE is waiting for that day/night to happen...and although it has been agonizingly close at times...HE has always *choked* it up in pressure situations. Just look at the self destructive decision making on his part in the fourth quarter of games...

Jim, all of us would like to "lay-off" campbell. And ALL of us want JC to have a second half night like Todd did. And if he had...we wouldn't be talking about this.

Albert Einstein said, "craziness is doing the same thing, and expecting a different result."

Posted by: dbussjd | December 8, 2007 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Nothing about JC eludes leadership...
Posted by: dbussjd | December 8, 2007 09:09 AM


Posted by: daggar | December 8, 2007 9:46 AM | Report abuse

My comments defending Jason Campbell did not come from Larry Michael OR PR out of the Redskins Park rather from Jason Campbell himself and his take that!

And while you are all lamenting the fact Jason was not in the Press Box next to Al in the preseason, can you tell me an instance when a QB has done this??? I'm you know of any times a QB has done this? I can't remember any....but did it happen?

Posted by: Lisa | December 8, 2007 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Peyton Manning threw 28 picks in his first season. Not saying Campbell will ever be in that class but to bash a kid who has started only 20 games is short sighted. All QB's learning curves are different. He has been playing all season behind a patchwork offensive line with the like of Fabini and Wade and all his WR's have been in and out of the lineup with injury. The only guy he looks to have any chemistry with is Cooley. JC has showns flashes of greatness and has made some terrible decisions in clutch situations. None of us know how good he will be. He has size, mobility and stays fairly calm in the pocket. If you can't have patience and understand this you don't know a lick about sports.

Posted by: cdubb | December 8, 2007 9:53 AM | Report abuse

Jason Campbell is who he is...a young QB with a great arm, poise, and prone to young QB mistakes. Campbell is the future of this franchise, but we have to be patient (something few "fans" have). Jason is a grown man and he's the starting QB and should be criticized for some of his decisions.

There's a QB in Green Bay who is one of the greats of all time, but last I recalled he has the all time record for interceptions and touchdowns. You think Steve McNair, Vince Young, Donovan or Jason Campbell would last long enough to have that record...Yeah, I said QB's must work twice as hard with less room for error.

Posted by: rickyroge | December 8, 2007 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Hey dbussjd,

Campbell this season has caused me to basically destroy my living room! But I realize he has had to endure many obstacles this season. For many games his top wide receivers were basically signed off of the street, plus the injuries to our O-line has hurt our running game, which makes it harder on Campbell. If Campbell still is making the dumb interceptions and fumbles next season, then we need to be very worried. I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt this season.

Posted by: jimwell | December 8, 2007 10:04 AM | Report abuse

I am neither "hater" or a "kool-aide-guzzler" and feel I try to take an analytical approach to the Skins....


This JC Campbell is just idiotic quite frankly...

Comments like this:

"Nothing about JC eludes leadership..."

should just be dismissed as silly, if for no other reason than their hollow unsupported opinions based on one dude...

I will stick with the ex players. coaches and scouts who started skeptical of JC and have grown to think a lot of him in his 12 or so starts.

Posted by: chrislarry | December 8, 2007 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Agreed Jim.

I will maintain that what TC did on thursday was an aberration.

I will also maintain that if JC had done what TC DID...that would have been an aberration as well.

Nicely put JIM. I think that sadly we are all left to wonder what is in for JC next season. Either for him, not sure, or against him...NEXT YEAR is BIG.

and ricky...if JC wasn't black...he'd have been benched long ago, and the national and local media would have been MUCH tougher on him. Keep that in mind too. :)

Posted by: dbussjd | December 8, 2007 10:12 AM | Report abuse

chris...about leadership...if you had ever seen the team respond in the second half(same players as JC has had) for TC as they had for JC then...YOU ARE RIGHT! :)

sadly ace, they didn't and haven't.

Posted by: dbussjd | December 8, 2007 10:15 AM | Report abuse

You will often see players step up when a starter (especially a QB) goes down. They feel a need to compensate for the backup by doing more themselves. The question is whether or not they can keep it up.

As for Campbell, with the exception of Romo which young QB would you rather the Redskins have to develop and more importantly why? Campbell has made mistakes and needs to improve his accuracy but overall he has done a decent job. Also as far as fumbles go yes that is an issue, however, I don't necessarily think the QB is always responsible for fumbles when he is in the act of throwing. Not a whole lot he can do to protect the ball at that point.

Posted by: mbearden | December 8, 2007 10:23 AM | Report abuse

There was a scene in one of last year's NFL Films "year in review" shows that was striking. During a pre- or post- game handshaking, Vince Young and Reggie Bush were chatting -- I think we can agree that they are two of the fastest, most elite athletes we've ever seen.
I think it was Vince that said "wow, everything Up Here is soo fast", and Bush agreed with his whole body language exuding (inconceivable!) "thank god, I thought I was the only one who felt so slow"...
With the struggles on the o line, teams are blitzing a whole lot -- to stop the run and to "make Campbell beat you". He hasn't. Collins did, a couple of times during one half of one game against one opponent who may not be all that good. But I'm not going to read too much into that just yet.

Posted by: daggar | December 8, 2007 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: PDiddy | December 7, 2007 07:41 PM

As for the typos: I still think they're funny. Note that Cindy rarely commits them. Jasno, on the other hand, sets epic records for typos every time. I can't wait for the misplaced vowel and forgotten apostrophe in the word "can't"...

Makes me think of the old 50's show "Private Secretary" when in one episode Ann Sothern brings her boss a contract for a client and left out the word "not". The boss shouted at her, "Miss McNamara, how would the Ten Commandments read if God had left out the word 'not'?"

Still one of the funniest lines in TV history.

Posted by: CSzaz | December 8, 2007 3:42 PM | Report abuse

I think Jason thinks too much still. ... Again, not calling for his head or anything, just openly undecided on whether he can overcome his propensity to choke late.

Posted by: Soups1 | December 8, 2007 08:58 AM

I would not have known whether to agree with this or not, had it not been for Todd Collins going into the game Thursday night and providing a contrast.

TC was playing with the same O-line MINUS Cooley (in the first half) and "gotter done."

THAT is preparation.

I don't know if TC stands out there every practice and every game and says to himself, "I know I am just a backup, I don't know if I'll ever get to start a game, I am such a loser." I would guess not. Don't need to go there, really, except to contrast with the quotes from JC on this blog entry above: "But one thing I can't do is get my head down and get down on myself."

I don't know the context of his answering like that -- whether it was a direct question about how he's feeling, or if the whole press conference was called to get him to talk about his own injury and his own future -- but I don't think you would hear a seasoned veteran say such a thing.

That's what differentiates the LEADERSHIP quality. JC was the #1 QB for the team, then he went down. #2 stepped in. Don't you think that in his disappointment in not getting to lead the team, he could have said, "... but Todd stepped in and did a fantastic job, and now we have another W, and I hope we get three more of those and maybe I can come back in a playoff run."

Apparently didn't happen.

So, yeah. JC thinks too much -- on and off the field. It's all about Jason, and not quite all about the team.

Given the TC contrast -- I'd say the team was trying its darndest to help JC out with blown calls and mistimed throws, but when the veteran stepped in, it was as if it was a cakewalk -- due to EXECUTION, I'd say, not due in a very large measure to "rallying 'round the backup."

Posted by: Xlnt | December 8, 2007 5:17 PM | Report abuse


Jason LaCanfora did not finish Jason Campbell's comments. After he made the statement about not hanging his head, he went on to say he was going to do everything he could to root his team on and support them. One thing Jason Campbell is not is egotistical and all about are wrong there.

Posted by: Lisa | December 8, 2007 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Any more news on Randy. Is it really just a minor thing.

F U C K all JC haters.

I am only speaking about the 'haters' not people taking about bad timing on throws.

F U C K all CP haters.

Posted by: mul | December 9, 2007 12:56 PM | Report abuse

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