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Jason Campbell will work out away from Redskins Park

Since he was drafted in 2005, quarterback Jason Campbell has spent most of his time at Redskins Park. Apparently, that's about to change.

Following the Redskins' Sunday night acquisition of Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb from the Philadelphia Eagles, Campbell no longer will participate in the Redskins' voluntary offseason conditioning program at the complex, people with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday. Moreover, Campbell, among the league's most cooperative quarterbacks with the media, has told friends he does not plan to grant interviews until after his situation is resolved.

Campbell discussed his intentions with Coach Mike Shanahan during their meeting Monday, and both agreed it would be better for Campbell to train on his own and stay away from the park altogether while Campbell's agent, Joel Segal, works to find a more favorable situation for the five-year veteran. Although Shanahan prefers players to be involved in the program, Campbell might not be with the team much longer.

Shanahan granted permission for Segal to explore trade opportunities in an effort to find Campbell a starting job. The Redskins, however, have not ruled out bringing Campbell back as a backup.

Campbell did not immediately return a message left on his cell phone voice mail, and attempts to contact Segal were unsuccessful.

Shanahan is expected to address Campbell's situation, among other things, during McNabb's introductory news conference later today at the complex.

By Jason Reid  |  April 6, 2010; 9:55 AM ET
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , Jason Campbell  | Tags: Jason Campbell, Jason Campbell Redskins  
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Comments

This is good. For the life of me, Campbell should want to start over somewhere else. He has a chance now.

Posted by: isometruman11 | April 6, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

what we can't make comments anymore like we used to?

Posted by: franky4fingers | April 6, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Man, did Gibbs nail this guys character, or what?

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 6, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

IMO we have the following players that have trade value:

Campbell
Carter
Cooley
Fletcher
Landry
Rogers
Haynesworth

Campbell is all but gone, despite having no leverage now we will move him for my guess is a 4th. Carter isn't a great fit for a 3-4 but he's not 25 years old either so I'd be surprised if he has much value unless packaged with a player or pick. Cooley is the older more expensive of our two talented TEs, personally I hope we don't trade him as I think having he and Davis on the field at the same time presents huge match-up problems but I understand the argument for trading him. Fletcher isn't an ideal 3-4 MLB and can't play forever, but I think he can play well in any system and is an ideal leader, I love him and hope they keep him but again, I understand the argument. Landry has a ridiculous contract for a safety and the truth is he has massively underwhelmed, maybe someone seduced by his "potential" would trade for him if so do it! Rogers, old stone hands is a decent cover corner but a terrible fit in a system built on pressure and forcing turnovers seeing as how he can't catch. Lastly, Haynesworth is dominant when motivated but a 3-4 doesn't place a lot of emphasis on the line, he's not as valuable as in a 4-3 and may not be worth the money/aggravation any more.

IMO Campbell, Landry, Carter, and Haynesworth are the most likely to be dealt and I would expect we make a play for Marshall somehow as it seems Shanny's "wait and see" was almost an admission of interest. I don't see how we have enough to get it done now unless we move some guys for picks and then trade those but IMO the trading has just begun.

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 6, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 6, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Poor guy, the faster JC realizes he's a back-up in this league the better off.
Good Luck to ya!!!

Posted by: bhoang888 | April 6, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

The Redskins, however, have not ruled out bringing Campbell back as a backup.

By Jason Reid | April 6, 2010; 9:55 AM ET

Um, apparently they have if he's not working out at Redskins Park. This move is always a precursor to a trade or release.

Personally, I wish Campbell the best. He never got a fair shake here and hopefully he goes to a more stable organization that runs an offense that plays to his strengths. Regardless of what some here say, he's a solid starter in this league if you play him in the right offense and give him some weapons.

Posted by: brownwood26 | April 6, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

JC seems like a GREAT guy, my Dad is a great guy, but I don't want him playing QB for the Skins either. Campbell, sure does handle everything with class however. I wish him the best of luck.

Posted by: ChrisWoody | April 6, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

I feel sorry for the guy.. Hope he gets a chance to start somewhere with a GOOD Line and finally see what he really CAN or CANNOT do....

Posted by: cocodc1 | April 6, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

We're in the hole again....

Posted by: DikShuttle | April 6, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

"I mean, how confident are you in a unit that features a rookie as its best player?

Posted by: brownwood26"

For a player selected that high, it's not uncommon for the rookie to be the best player on a very good unit.

Jake Long was the best player on Miami's line when they had the best turnaround in NFL history riding their running game.

Joe Thomas was the best player on Cleveland's line when Derek Anderson had his pro-bowl year and Cleveland won 10 games.

Ryan Clady was the best player on his line when Cutler had his best year as a pro, anchoring a line that led the league in least sacks allowed.

All 3 were rookies. If what draft scouts are saying is true, Okung is on that level.

Posted by: psps23 | April 6, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Sounds only right....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 6, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

zjfr2, Fletcher has no trade value, and it would be tough to replace Landry (at SS) with someone already on the roster, so we would still need to go get an SS an addition to a FS. I like Doughty, be the boy lacks speed.

Anybody else notice that Horton had a couple of good games in the beginning, and since then has played sort of like a late round pick?

Posted by: edvar | April 6, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Really, that's how it works? If you trade a player away you have to replace him? Dang, I thought you just were allowed to use a ghost man in his spot on Sundays and get the same production from an invisible man.....

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 6, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: psps23 | April 6, 2010 10:10 AM

The problem is that the Lions are privy to that info as well. I would say the odds are the draft goes as follows..
1-Bradford
2-Okung
3-McCoy
4-Who knows...After Sunday, anything is possible. They need to take a long look at Bulaga and Williams to see which LT prospect they like best if no one wants to trade up for Suh.

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 6, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Man, did Gibbs nail this guys character, or what?

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 6, 2010 10:01 AM |

Great however good character does not eaqual great football player in this case.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 6, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

"The Redskins, however, have not ruled out bringing Campbell back as a backup."

Yeah right dude.

"Man, did Gibbs nail this guys character, or what?"

100%, I just wish he was right about his playing ability.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | April 6, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Campbell's misfortune was getting drafted by the Skins.

This team hasn't successfully "raised" a QB since Mark Rypien. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that we've had about a half-dozen HCs in the past 10 years, and each wants to bring in "their guy."

McNabb was lucky--11 years under one coach, one team. That's how you raise 'em, even if the Philly fans couldn't appreciate it at the time.

Posted by: Alan4 | April 6, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

zj, what exactly do you gain by making those trades?

trade fletcher, and you need to draft a guy to replace him, same with Cooley, trade him, and you gut the depth at TE, and suddenly Yoder is on the field more than he should be.

Trade Campbell by all means, but those other guys seem like its 1 step up, 2 steps back...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 6, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

What flounder said. :)

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | April 6, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

They appear to be back to grabbing and backfilling and ad hoc strategy.

Just winging it.

Whatever minimal trade value Campbell had just dropped by 25%. If they get a 6th for him, they'll be lucky.

Posted by: SteveMG | April 6, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 6, 2010 10:19 AM

Trade Cooley and we would have to sign Yoder. Shanny/Allen choose to sign Sean Ryan to be the 3rd TE and they let Yoder walk.

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 6, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

The Redskins, however, have not ruled out bringing Campbell back as a backup.

By Jason Reid | April 6, 2010; 9:55 AM ET


Um, apparently they have if he's not working out at Redskins Park. This move is always a precursor to a trade or release.

Personally, I wish Campbell the best. He never got a fair shake here and hopefully he goes to a more stable organization that runs an offense that plays to his strengths. Regardless of what some here say, he's a solid starter in this league if you play him in the right offense and give him some weapons.

Posted by: brownwood26 | April 6, 2010 10:08 AM
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Though I haven't been a Campbell backer, I think he will do much better in a run first offense. I think that's what he will get if he goes to somewhere like Carolina. Actually, I think he's perfect for Carolina's ball control offense. He doesn't have to carry the offense on his shoulders and the o-line is much better than what he had last year in Washington. I hope for his sake his agent can pull that one off and not get him stuck in some career killer like Buffalo or Oakland.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | April 6, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Great however good character does not eaqual great football player in this case.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 6, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Ain't that the truth.

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 6, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Okung is on that level.

Posted by: psps23 | April 6, 2010 10:10 AM

So is Trent Williams.....who will be our selection @ #4....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 6, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

The problem is that the Lions are privy to that info as well. I would say the odds are the draft goes as follows..
1-Bradford
2-Okung
3-McCoy
4-Who knows...After Sunday, anything is possible. They need to take a long look at Bulaga and Williams to see which LT prospect they like best if no one wants to trade up for Suh.

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 6, 2010 10:16 AM
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Diesel, if Suh falls to them I could see a few teams who would be interested in making a trade.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | April 6, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Trade Cooley and we would have to sign Yoder. Shanny/Allen choose to sign Sean Ryan to be the 3rd TE and they let Yoder walk.

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 6, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Great, do we get a comp?

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 6, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

And then there is this...trade 2011 1st to get back in the 2nd rd to grab Tebow??

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter wrote on Monday that "Tim Tebow is scheduled to continue his pre-draft tour Tuesday with a visit to the Cleveland Browns, according to a league source. After spending Tuesday with the Browns, Tebow will spend Thursday and Friday with the Washington Redskins, who already privately worked him out last month. Tebow also has already visited the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots."

The most surprising team on this list is Washington, seeing as how they solidified their quarterback situation by trading for Donovan McNabb. The team could be looking at Tebow as a possible successor to McNabb, but seeing as how they got rid of their second-round pick (37th overall) in the McNabb deal, they might have to make a move in order to grab Tebow.

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 6, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

They appear to be back to grabbing and backfilling and ad hoc strategy.

Just winging it.

Whatever minimal trade value Campbell had just dropped by 25%. If they get a 6th for him, they'll be lucky.

Posted by: SteveMG | April 6, 2010 10:23 AM |

Your right there winging it because they have'nt told everybody in the free world there plan down to the finest point.

Get a new argument that one is old.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 6, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

"This team hasn't successfully "raised" a QB since Mark Rypien."

Stan Humphries, but they promptly traded him away to SD.

The problem here, and has been for a while, is that the o-line is VERY bad. I think the fan base was willing to have a bad year or two as long ans the Skins actually drafted some guys and brought them along.

I love DMac, but it stil looks like the "same ole, same ole" at this point. I've always said the teams that make the playoffs every year have the best QB's, I guess I'm going to find out if that holds true this year.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | April 6, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Whatever minimal trade value Campbell had just dropped by 25%. If they get a 6th for him, they'll be lucky.

Posted by: SteveMG | April 6, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

I'm thinking we get a four or five comp if he walks. Don't sweat a trade. The worst we would get is a sixth as comp.

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 6, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

BHoang, the sooner you realize that no QB can look like a starter saddled for the majority of his starts with mostly scrub WR's (Moss excepted), scrub O lineman I don't count Samuels, Thomas, or Jansen since the last couple of years they have been injured so often), scrub coaching (with the exception of Gibbs), and a scrub GM and owner, the sooner you will be able to appear objective when talking about JC instead of like a dogmatic JC hater.

Posted by: kenboy1 | April 6, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

If the team can drop back out of #4, and then drop back again, and secure a 2, and maybe a couple of 3's, trade back twice, then I'm more at ease with what they've done.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 6, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Personally, I wish Campbell the best. He never got a fair shake here

How about when he first started, was it 2006, then 2007? The O-line was intact and he did have a fair shake. Get over the love affair with the very likable loser at QB. Soon when we start winning again, we'll all say Jason who?

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | April 6, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

zj, what exactly do you gain by making those trades?

trade fletcher, and you need to draft a guy to replace him, same with Cooley, trade him, and you gut the depth at TE, and suddenly Yoder is on the field more than he should be.

Trade Campbell by all means, but those other guys seem like its 1 step up, 2 steps back...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 6, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Bean I agree, I don't want to trade Fletcher or Cooley but they have value. Carter I'm fine with trading, frankly I think Landry is incredibly overrated in our eyes because of his high draft pick, but IMO he's not even an average safety at this point. Haynesworth, if we could get Marshall for him, or a couple of picks send him away. I was just pointing out the only people on our roster that anyone might want.

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 6, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Diesel, if Suh falls to them I could see a few teams who would be interested in making a trade.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | April 6, 2010 10:27 AM

As far as a team trading up for our #4...I can only make a case for two players worthy: Bradford and Suh. That may be the silver lining in Okung going to the Lions @ #2.

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 6, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Get a new argument that one is old.

When the facts change, I'll change my argument.

Posted by: SteveMG | April 6, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Just curious: can anyone think of a starting QB who hasn't gotten in trouble or done anything hugely wrong who has treated in a worse manner by management than JC? I'm talking big picture here, not just that he got replaced - that happens and is normal in the NFL - I mean the totality of the circumstances over the past couple of years. Anyone? Seriously. The Redskins have been pretty crummy towards him, in my opinion. I'm glad McNabb's here and think he's a definite upgrade, but I genuinely feel bad for Campbell.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | April 6, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

from ESPN:

During the negoations between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins regarding Donovan McNabb, Albert Haynesworth's name came up, per Jason La Canfora of NFL.com. The problem, as expected, came from Haynesworth's massive contract.

Haynesworth spoke publicly at the end of last season about concerns that he was not being appreciated or used correctly by the coaching staff, so chances are he will not be pleased with this news. Since the Mike Shanahan regime took over, with Jim Haslett poised to install a 3-4 scheme, there's been rumblings that Haynesworth is unhappy again; furthermore, his absence from voluntary team workouts was discussed with Shanahan, but that doesn't mean the coach was pleased.

The question now becomes: Will the Redskins continue to shop Albert, in spite of his prohibitively expensive deal? His impact on the field can be tremendous, but teams might be a little scared of his salary.

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 6, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

HAYNESWORTH is still on the block in my opinion. I think the 'SKINS are holding out hope for a first, but may have to settle for the second they traded. I'm thinking SHANAHAN doesn't think just a second enough compensation for BIG AL. They probably want a kicker, like a sixth this year or a third or fourth next year. Probably some serious interest by the teams not able or wanting to draft SUH, McCOY or WILLIAMS who need a 4-3 d-lineman.

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 6, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 6, 2010 10:31 AM

I agree we need picks, but what kind of trade value do think there is for a 35 year old MLB. You'd trade him for a pick in the 4-6 rd range?

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 6, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

@Adam_Schefter RT @Rachel__Nichols: How ready is McNabb? When I got to Redskins practice facility this morning, he was already in weight room working out. about an hour ago

Posted by: TWISI | April 6, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

glawrence007:

Good morning. Did the HANDY girl share her name with a state?

Posted by: westjr88 | April 6, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Report: Ravens talked trade to get Gaither to attend workouts
Posted by Michael David Smith on April 6, 2010 9:59 AM ET
Reports began to surface last month that Baltimore tackle Jared Gaither would be available for less than a first-round pick if a team wanted to make the Ravens an offer. But those reports may have simply been a motivational tool used by the team.

Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun reports that trade talk was a ploy to get Gaither to start attending offseason workouts in Baltimore with the rest of the team.

Workouts are voluntary, but sometimes if players think their jobs depend on attending workouts, that makes them more likely to report. Whatever the case, Gaither did start working out with the team.

However, that doesn't necessarily mean Gaither will be a Raven in 2010. Preston suggests that Gaither could still be traded during the draft, possibly for a second-round pick plus a conditional 2011 pick.

The Ravens acquired Gaither with a fifth-round pick in the 2007 supplemental draft, and tendered him at the first-round level this year. Gaither started 11 games in 2009.

Posted by: brownwood26 | April 6, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

So, now after it's reported that Haynesworth was on the trading block - making him, I'm sure, not a very happy player - they have to scramble to find out if they can get a pick for him.

Or mend fences with him.

If someone can see a larger plan in all of this, I'm willing to listen.

Otherwise, complaining that I'm making the argument isn't much of a response.

Posted by: SteveMG | April 6, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

RickMaese
QBs at Redskins Park today: Donovan McNabb, Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy. QBs at home today: Jason Campbell
8 minutes ago via web

Posted by: TWISI | April 6, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Just curious: can anyone think of a starting QB who hasn't gotten in trouble or done anything hugely wrong who has treated in a worse manner by management than JC? I'm talking big picture here, not just that he got replaced - that happens and is normal in the NFL - I mean the totality of the circumstances over the past couple of years. Anyone? Seriously. The Redskins have been pretty crummy towards him, in my opinion. I'm glad McNabb's here and think he's a definite upgrade, but I genuinely feel bad for Campbell.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | April 6, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

He's been paid a fortune to play a game, he's famous, no matter what he is set for life but had to go through some changes all while being very mediocre......yeah I feel awful for him.

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 6, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Great however good character does not equal great football player in this case.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 6, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse
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Who said JC was great? Did I say JC was great? Great job manufacturing another parting shot. Real swell of ya.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 6, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Though I haven't been a Campbell backer, I think he will do much better in a run first offense. I think that's what he will get if he goes to somewhere like Carolina. Actually, I think he's perfect for Carolina's ball control offense. He doesn't have to carry the offense on his shoulders and the o-line is much better than what he had last year in Washington. I hope for his sake his agent can pull that one off and not get him stuck in some career killer like Buffalo or Oakland.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | April 6, 2010 10:24 AM


100% agree...I've been saying since last year that if you plug JC into Carolina and that run heavy offense, he's a Pro-Bowler. Perfect fit. Book it.

Let's just hope Carolina sees it that way too...

Posted by: brownwood26 | April 6, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

I pray JC goes to Carolina, so all the JC haters can watch as he blossoms with a consistently decent (not great, mind you)coaching staff, O line, WR production, and RBs. All you people who pound on the guy when he's given Zorn as HC, Heyer as Lt, Ganther and Mason as RB's, and no reliable WRs other than Moss, really bite. Its one thing to point out his problem areas or weaknesses, which he definitely has, but your absolute refusal to acknowledge ANY of his positive points, or the obvious negative effects of having subpar support from just about EVERY supporting part of the team, with the exception of Cooley is really low rent.

Posted by: kenboy1 | April 6, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

4-Who knows...After Sunday, anything is possible. They need to take a long look at Bulaga and Williams to see which LT prospect they like best if no one wants to trade up for Suh.

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 6, 2010 10:16 AM

Bulaga will be a carrer RT.....His arms are too short....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 6, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

You can believe one thing.....If the Eagles miss the playoffs next year, they will boo Kolb out of the stadium...if not sooner.
There is no pleasing these people.

Posted by: westjr88 | April 6, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: kenboy1 | April 6, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Ahhhh, the parting JC defenders/love has begun.

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 6, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

I'm willing to bet the same fans praising this McNabb trade now will be cursing him by week 7.

He got toasted by the Cowpies twice at the end of last season... why? His O-line couldn't keep the Pies pressure off him.

He's going to face the same Pies with a weaker O-line this year. Meet the new QB, same as the old QB.

Posted by: Alan4 | April 6, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Great however good character does not equal great football player in this case.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 6, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse
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Who said JC was great? Did I say JC was great? Great job manufacturing another parting shot. Real swell of ya.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 6, 2010 10:39 AM |

I didn't say you said he was great, you said he had good character and I agreed.

I added that his character did not make him a great QB and that was unforunate.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 6, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Who's this Jason you are referring too?

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | April 6, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Personally, I would have given Shanny and Bruce three years or so to build a roster. You can't undo Danny's damage in one year. But they obviously are under pressure from Danny to do what he's been trying from the start: find that one magical missing piece to make them a perennial playoff team.

McNabb has one year left on his contract and cost the team a fortune. A second round pick could yield a long term offensive lineman -- like a Jon Jansen -- if you draft well. This is just more DannyBall. Mortgaging the future to win the offseason. Does anyone really believe that McNabb is going to deliver what Favre did for Minnesota? Please pass what you're smoking.

Posted by: diesel_skins_ | April 6, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Can Campbell beat out Matt Moore if he goes to Carolina? I don't know he would even start there. Buff, Oak and SF seem like reasonable landing spots for him where he would have a legit chance to start. StL also but looks like they are set on Bradford.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | April 6, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

beep

Posted by: westjr88 | April 6, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

"If someone can see a larger plan in all of this, I'm willing to listen.

Posted by: SteveMG"

Is it not obvious?

Acquired:

Donovan McNabb - 33
Larry Johnson - 30
Willie Parker - 29
Maake Kemoeatu - 31
Artis Hicks - 31
Phillip Buchanon - 29

Shanahan is here to win now. Major holes to fill: LT, RT.

Smaller holes that could be upgraded: ILB, FS

Posted by: psps23 | April 6, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

I love that new regime. Be a team player, compete, and quit whining OR SHIP OUT!! All the baby cradles have been burned.

Posted by: hock1 | April 6, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

There's crying in football?

Posted by: SMACK1 | April 6, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

"Moreover, Campbell, among the league's most cooperative quarterbacks with the media, has told friends he does not plan to grant interviews until after his situation is resolved..."


Who can blame him for not wanting to talk to the media?

Campbell is reacting like Charlie Brown did after Lucy swiped the ball he was about to kick.

Thing is, you have to wonder if he can prosper somewhere in the right system.

Other than that, these are my last words:

Jason Campbell was a good, but not great redskin quarterback.

He was better than Shuler and Ramsey, not not as good as Williams or Rypien or Theisman.

He's in the forgetable league of the ordinary types like S Matthews, Gus Ferotte, J Schoerder, J George, T Green, J Hostetler, R Gannon, M Brunnell, and T Banks.

He'll be remembered as the Auburn tackling dummy, the pleasant Southerner who never complained in the face of poor blocking, front office rudeness, and constant scheme change.

But he'll never be remembered as a great redskin quarterback.

In fact, if McNabb succeeds, he won't be remembered at all.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 6, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

100% agree...I've been saying since last year that if you plug JC into Carolina and that run heavy offense, he's a Pro-Bowler. Perfect fit. Book it.

Let's just hope Carolina sees it that way too...

Posted by: brownwood26 | April 6, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse
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We've already seen that in the first half of '08, that rushing attack was killer, and JC even had two of those elusive '4th quarter wins' he isn't capable of.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 6, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

it's tough to feel bad for these guys, they r nfl football players, they are living the dream, no matter what their situation is

saying that i do feel bad for j camp, i always hoped for the best for the guy, but he never made those "plays" the ones where you were like, he's the guy, obviously our o-line was the worst in the league, but still

and i hate mcnabb w/ a super passion, but he doesnt play for filly anymore, so i only dont like him, for now

Posted by: retroskins14 | April 6, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

If one of the worst teams in the league do not want you, what would make people think there is a market for you?

Posted by: hock1 | April 6, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Beep! Beep!

Posted by: NCICURN | April 6, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

This is just more DannyBall.

You think Snyder ordered/orchestrated (whatever) this deal? And that Shanahan & Allen were sort of "forced" to make it?

From everything I've read, this seems to come from them and not Snyder.

Yes, it's still way early but the trends sure look like more of the same old/same old. Long term development sacrificed for shorter-term gains.

McNabb is a good pickup but I wish other areas had been addressed first.

Maybe they've got a super duper plan that 3 months from now will have them using a bunch of picks they got to acquire young talent.

I hope so.

Posted by: SteveMG | April 6, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Good luck Campbell, hopefully the Panthers grab you if they don't get Bulger.

Posted by: coparker5 | April 6, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Ahhhh, the parting JC defenders/love has begun.

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 6, 2010 10:44 AM


You got what you wanted dude, you can come off the high horse now...I don't see why it would be a bad thing to wish a guy well who took a beating here and gave 100%. You'll excuse me if I appreciate a guy like that over clowns like Portis and Haynesworth who come here for a money grab...

Posted by: brownwood26 | April 6, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

He's been paid a fortune to play a game, he's famous, no matter what he is set for life but had to go through some changes all while being very mediocre......yeah I feel awful for him.

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 6, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse
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Yeah, yeah, none of us should feel sorry for guys who play a game for a living in exchange for a king's ransom. I completely agree. That's not what I mean. In the context of an average starting QB, I think the Redskins management has treated him pretty poorly, that's all. I mean, seriously, couldn't someone from the front office have had the courtesy to call him and tell him that they'd acquired McNabb as his replacement so he didn't have to find out through the media? Wouldn't that have been the decent thing to do? That's just the latest in a long list of slights. But, no, generally, I don't feel sorry for any of these guys when there are millions of hardworking people out there that can't find a job.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | April 6, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Kolb is going to be pretty good. That might not amount to a lot of wins in his first year as starter but he will be a good qb in the future.

Posted by: Original_etrod | April 6, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

SO he won;t practice that 3 step drop pump fake with the Skins anymore?

Posted by: mafafu | April 6, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

The 'Skins have done a number on Campbell. They have messed this up from the get go. Hope Washington gets some offensive linemen for whoever is playing QB. This once proud franchise is a mess, have confidence in Allen and coach S but the owner still worries me. Dan-o needs to go!

Posted by: mrcox54 | April 6, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Okung is on that level.

Posted by: psps23 | April 6, 2010 10:10 AM

So is Trent Williams.....who will be our selection @ #4....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 6, 2010 10:26 AM

... but only because Okung will be a Lion. If Okung is there, and/or no one wants to trade up to the Skins #4, I agree that it will be (and should be) Trent Williams.

Posted by: dcsween | April 6, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

JC like Ramsey belong in the hall-of-fame ...

Anyone disagrees is nuts.

Posted by: hock1 | April 6, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Please don't get rid of Campbell. He is such a nice guy :)

Posted by: fearturtle44 | April 6, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

The ultimate kicker will be when the Redskins draft Clausen at #4. McNabb to groom him.

I'm gonna try real hard not to lose interest in that scenario. Who is Shanny going to groom now? Brennan? Wrecks Nessman?

It would not surprise me one bit if they go QB in the first round. A move I REALLY disagree with. But, such is the life of a Redskins fan.

Posted by: Thinker_ | April 6, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

This whole McNabb things has just about ruined my week. This article just adds salt to the wound. Campbell has endured more BS from all angles (fair weather "fans", terrible scheme, banged up 0-Line, irresponsible management) than any other player I can think of. Still, he has been the ultimate team player.
Now it seems as if the Skins have finally run him off.
Most everyone seems excited; as if Donovan McNabb is the answer. A big problem I see is McNabb's numbers from last year aren't that much better than Campbell's. Considering McNabb was actually allowed to audible at the line, had a servicable line to protect him, and benefitted from a decent running game...that concerns me.
I know JC haters are going to come with the "pad the stats with dump-off passes at the end of the game" argument to explain Campbell's numbers. Most football fans call that trying to come back and win the game. Problem was Zorn's jacked up system was set up to dump the ball down, limiting posessions and controlling the clock.
Jason Campbell, if forced out of DC, will move on somewhere, be successful, meet the Skins on a Sunday, then kick their azzes.
And INIOWA will be watching with a big grin on his face for JCs revenge.

Posted by: INIOWA | April 6, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

SO he won;t practice that 3 step drop pump fake with the Skins anymore?

Posted by: mafafu

What a shame. He was just about ready to do it within 3 minutes.

Posted by: hock1 | April 6, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

getting a lil guts on the way out - may actually get the 'balls' when he's all the gone...wow M.S. has made a better QP out of him already!

Posted by: aypub | April 6, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

getting a lil guts on the way out - may actually get the 'balls' when he's all the gone...wow M.S. has made a better QP out of him already!

Posted by: aypub | April 6, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

getting a lil guts on the way out - may actually get the 'balls' when he's all the gone...wow M.S. has made a better QP out of him already!

Posted by: aypub | April 6, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

People on here are incredible..Have we all watched the same game the past 5 years? Campbell was a 1st round pick by a hall of fame coach. He was a QB for a team that did not lose in his final year at Auburn. Between college and the pros he had 7 different offenses to learn... He was 6-2 and 7-3 2 years ago they were saying on Fox that he was in the running for MVP. The team collapsed when the O-Line got nailed with injuries...Even Portis stopped running....Last year he had no RB avg WR's and a O-Line that I can run through...This guy has been laying on his back for 2 years.. Peyton Manning wouldn't be good under these conditions....So how can you all sit here and say he stinks and he is only a backup??? Please you put a "decent" O-Line in fron of him and he will succeed!!!

Posted by: tooch01 | April 6, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Someone stop this crazy train...so I can get off!

Posted by: Pigman | April 6, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

BeantownGreg1

The sad thing is poster like you actually think you know what you are talking about, meanwhile I have read your post and so far you have offered to trade the entire roster at one point or another. You are all over the place with your trades. What fantasy league to you belong to? I cant take it anymore. Everyday you have a new roster move. But the funny thing is you never know how to replace the person you are talking about getting rid of. Its always trade so and so for a #2 or #??. Just like a fantasy league does. Its comical.

Posted by: ged0386 | April 6, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Campbell deserves better - what a joke. Only thing I know is that the new coach kept telling everyone that Jason was his guy. If this is how you treat your guy than I would hate to see how he treats his family. Also, come on McNabb over Campbell I just don't see it. Mr. Campbell is a better QB and he will prove it soon. I hope he makes this franchise eat crow because it surely deserves it and getting back to McNabb. This is the same guy that has come to Fed Ex and embarrased the team with his funky dances after touchdowns - no class. DO NOT LIKE THIS TRADE AT ALL. Mr. Campbell has been treated horribly and deserves better. And, just a litle note to McNabb and others - if it has been done to others to get you there don't you think it will be done to you.

Posted by: Baller1122 | April 6, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

I know it's something he'd never do, but I sure hope that the last thing JC does before bidding farwell to Redskins Park is to leave a several five gallon buckets of hot, wet, feces on Dan $nyder's desk, much the same way that dickless little p.o.s. left the vanilla ice cream on Mike Nolan's desk.

Posted by: VeloStrummer | April 6, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

I sure hope this trade bites the Redskins in the crouch! We're probably a 6-10 team now with Donovan at best with no line and old running backs and no reliable FG kicker. Hey, at least he'll put some seats in the stadium in September and October.

Posted by: phatter1 | April 6, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Campbell was another Gibbs bust. It amazes me how no one ever blames the Redskin failures over the last 2 decades on Gibbs. Gerald Riggs, Desmond Howard, Andre Johnson, Campbell, Carlos Rogers, Landry, S. Taylor, Brunell. That right there is nine #1 draft picks, plus a #2, a #3 and a #4. Every one a huge mistake. The guy must be made of teflon. He was pathetic and no one admits it.

Posted by: lp_lodestar | April 6, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Campbell was another Gibbs bust. It amazes me how no one ever blames the Redskin failures over the last 2 decades on Gibbs. Gerald Riggs, Desmond Howard, Andre Johnson, Campbell, Carlos Rogers, Landry, S. Taylor, Brunell. That right there is nine #1 draft picks, plus a #2, a #3 and a #4. Every one a huge mistake. The guy must be made of teflon. He was pathetic and no one admits it.

Posted by: lp_lodestar
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Dude are you really trying to start a blame Joe Gibbs campaign in Washington DC? You might as well try to get folks in Chicago to hate Michael Jordan or Boston folks to hate on Red Auerbach. Gibbs is a legend. He's done way too much to have some johnny come lately like you come along and try to berate him. Even Gibbs second act was the most successful period in recent Redskins history since......Joe Gibbs I. We made the playoffs twice and built a fairly successful defense that is really the team's strength to this day.

Posted by: 6thsense79 | April 6, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

AGAIN, If I were JC I would insist on a trade which it appears he has. I hope for all concerned that McNabb can do what they think. I mean, c'mon, why would a team trade a supposidly marquis player to a team in their own division unless they basically know his best days are behind him? That is NFL management 101!!!

Posted by: raymondhaynesworth | April 6, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Some of these comments amuse me. So JC has been treated unfairly, has shown a lot of heart and courage, he operated under a porous OL, he didn't have decent WRs, he suffered under new HC's and OC's....sound familiar?

Can anyone even name where Patrick Ramsey is now? I can, but I had to look it up.

I have no ill-will, because he's a classy guy. But treated unfairly? Hardly. Hell, Sage Rosenfels was a Skin and never took a snap. He might be able to say that.

Posted by: messykat | April 6, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Some of you people are really dumb. Campbell didn't have the decision making/play reading/ coverage reading abilities to get the ball to the reciever unless he was WIDE open. Thats why he would frequently go to "check downs" for a 3 yard gain. Good QB's have the anticipation that a hole was going to open and would throw the ball before the reciever even got there (a requirement of the WCO). Lets face it Campbell doesn't have it, and the Shanny's saw it during film review of Campbell. I am anxious to see what McNabb can do with a offense that is committed to the running game (funny that is when Elway won a ring). All you fake skins fans can fu@k off! Skins for life!!!

Posted by: digger76 | April 6, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

why stay away from the team. is he still a part of the team. he should just keep working out and what better way to get the team behind him in beating out McNabb for the starting spot. so until he traded he should stay and go for the starting spot. my money for McNabb to win it but how many time the so called underdog won it, many many time the underdog won so let the play and may the best player play

Posted by: lostdogrwd101 | April 6, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

JC is a class individual. He has has a different coordinator every year or two since his days at Auburn and he still shows up and gives his all, never complains and does what is asked of him. They want to change his throwing motion, he complies, they want to shorten his naturally long stride, he tries, they want him to stay low, he tries in spite of his height to do what is asked of him and accepts the yearly changes for going on 7 years now.

He threw for more yards and had a better passer rating than Donovan did last year but there is truth and then there is perception.

I wish JC well and I'd like to see him in a stable consistent offensive with weapons and hope he does well.

Posted by: kahlua87 | April 6, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

I would like to see JC hang around and force BA and MS to make a decision. He's making it much too easy by walking away. If anything else, it's letting other teams know what kind of man you are on a character level...I bet there are a few of organizations out there that still take that into account. You'd probably find they are the more successful ones too.

Posted by: INIOWA | April 6, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Another point about JC staying is that McNabb does have a history of getting hurt, and with Shanahan teaching him, he could shine in relief. But they also signed Rex INT G. to backup so if he stayed someone would have to go.

Posted by: Jase21 | April 6, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

bhoang888 he not a backup , he'll start somewhere besides the top 12 teams in this league campbell has the skill talent and abiliity in a great situation to start anywhere else . he is a 2nd tier qb his numbers are not of a backup. this trade is his saving grace new start somewhere else but i would have liked to have seen with a run game oline and maybe a marshall how he would have done this year with a chance . We good be seeing good things but they want go older and more experienced

Posted by: cjdwolfpack | April 6, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Campbell should take this time to get in the weight room with Donovan. Even though he might not stay and he probably feels that his team mates have thrown him under a bus, he should look at the bigger picture. Last year Synder openly tried to trade him, but Zorn liked him. Shanny likes him too, just not as the starter. He could take the year to rest his bones and actually intern under Donovan McNabb. He liked him last year enough to talk to him. Talk to him for a year, watch him in the heat of battle and most of all watch him handle the press. It's a great way to learn without being in the hot seat. He's already been burned a lot so let somebody else take the heat and just take notes. Next year...go get your job.

Posted by: Carole5520 | April 6, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

The final indignity. JC, thank God you have been released from the madness.

Posted by: KDSmallJr | April 6, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

"JC like Ramsey belong in the hall-of-fame ... Anyone disagrees is nuts."

Well, I guess I am totally off my rocker, must have fallen off and hit my head cause now I think I am a giant walnut!!!

JC belong in the HOF??? Please tell me you are joking. Don't pass whatever you're smoking this way because it definitely damages brain cells beyond the norm.

JC is an upstanding gentleman, no argument. But to say he was anything more than an average QB is nuts. Yes, he played behind a ridiculously inept line at times but when he got protection he was inaccurate and always miffed by defenses. Is DMac the ultimate answer? Only time will tell but I have a feeling we will see a lot better command of the field and better play on the field - good QB's can get better play from teammates. All that being said, the O-line better get shored up or things won't be much better, regardless of who is running the offense.

Posted by: dmr0834 | April 7, 2010 7:39 AM | Report abuse

"JC like Ramsey belong in the hall-of-fame ... Anyone disagrees is nuts."

Well, I guess I am totally off my rocker, must have fallen off and hit my head cause now I think I am a giant walnut!!!

JC belong in the HOF??? Please tell me you are joking. Don't pass whatever you're smoking this way because it definitely damages brain cells beyond the norm.

JC is an upstanding gentleman, no argument. But to say he was anything more than an average QB is nuts. Yes, he played behind a ridiculously inept line at times but when he got protection he was inaccurate and always miffed by defenses. Is DMac the ultimate answer? Only time will tell but I have a feeling we will see a lot better command of the field and better play on the field - good QB's can get better play from teammates. All that being said, the O-line better get shored up or things won't be much better, regardless of who is running the offense.

Posted by: dmr0834 | April 7, 2010 7:39 AM | Report abuse

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