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McNabb to Campbell: 'The sky is the limit for you'

As we reported Monday, Donovan McNabb reached out to Jason Campbell shortly after the Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles finalized a trade that brought McNabb to Washington for draft picks.

During his introductory news conference Tuesday at Redskins Park, McNabb provided some details of his phone conversation with Campbell.

"When it kind of was in motion or when it was all said and done, I called him and just let him know this wasn't one of my plans of coming to try to take his spot," McNabb said. "Jason is a great guy and a hard worker and a friend that I've continued to talk to throughout the years, tried to be a mentor to. I want to see nothing but success for him and an opportunity to kind of revive his career.

"We just reflected on a couple of moments all throughout his career so far. And I told him, I said, 'The sky is the limit for you. Continue to have your head high.' Every now and then through life, you go through adversity. This is just another hurdle. You'll be able to go over it and continue walking down that path that God has set for us."

By Jason Reid  |  April 6, 2010; 2:39 PM ET
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , Jason Reid  
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Comments

I love my QB Donnie Mac - class act!

Posted by: SkinsFanNYC | April 6, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

How does that square with reports that he requested or at least preferred to go to the Redskins?

Posted by: FITS | April 6, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

At the very least, it would take either a #1, or a #2 to get Gaither.

good call...but I'm the idiot...check...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 6, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

I said several scenarios, and I don't know what it would take to get Gaither. Last week it was a 2nd round pick according to reports and he hasn't been traded so maybe the price comes down some more, maybe they are interested in Rogers since they are very weak at corner, maybe they think Carter would be a good decision, maybe they want a ham sandwich Campbell, and 4ht. And a month ago it supposedly would take at least a 1 to get Mcnabb. Things are fluid in the offseason and we are still very early in it, why don't we wait and see what the team looks like week 1 before we declare the season and future already lost?

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 6, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 6, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

I said, "The sky is the limit for you ...and then I asked him if could have his stuff out of my locker before Wednesday."

Posted by: edvar | April 6, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

"How does that square with reports that he requested or at least preferred to go to the Redskins?"

This is the best question that no one has yet to ask.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 6, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Uh oh, the anti-God bloggers will hate that he mentioned God.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | April 6, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

"why don't we wait and see what the team looks like week 1 before we declare the season and future already lost?"


yeah, cuz thats what I've done....

"maybe they are interested in Rogers since they are very weak at corner"

again, you called me an idiot, then you suggest this....um...yeah.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | April 6, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Bean, he called you an idiot because you're freaking out on April 6.

You (and others) are also questioning a coach with a PROVEN, RECENT track record of building o-lines with unheralded talent, because his schemes don't require the conventional studs.

People need to take a chill pill, for real.

Posted by: jcabana | April 6, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

beep

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | April 6, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Didn't think the Ravens made boneheaded moves likes trading a starting calibre LT like Gaither for a 2nd round pick (not that the Redskins have one to offer this year). The Ravens are a well run franchise with continuity. Why would the want to bring in Campbell or Rogers, neither who have flourished in D.C.? They'll draft a CB if they need one and sign a veteran FA quarterback as an insurance policy.

Since Campbell has some say over where he's traded since he's a RFA, I'd expect he'd land somewhere like Carolina or Buffalo where he'd be the starter. Another possibility would be Jacksonville where Garrard doesn't seem to have a strong hold on the starting job.

Posted by: wizfan89 | April 6, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

BEEPS

Posted by: Diesel44 | April 6, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

How does that square with reports that he requested or at least preferred to go to the Redskins?

Posted by: FITS | April 6, 2010 2:53 PM

Easily. He wanted to stay in Philly. He didn't request a trade. When that became an inevitability, there were teams for which he had no interest in playing who showed the most interest. He didn't pick that group. When the Skins expressed an interest he said he would prefer to come here. That's not a "plan." That's just a circumstance.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | April 6, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Some of you people are anal-retentive, bean counting idiots...Donovan didn't say he wanted to come to skins and was back-stabbing JC. He was given a choice of the Redskins and Raiders by the eagles. They were the only TWO teams offering near what they wanted for him. What team would you have picked???? he didn't do a damn thing to Jason. We now have the same QB that succedded in Philly absent a running game nd throwing 50 times + a game. Under shanny, he won't have to do that because Shanny is and always has committed to running the ball and using play-action, roll-outs. Poeple openly criticized Andy Reids playcalling for the last few years and now McNabb will be using that same skill set for a coach that has a reputation for making QB's better, a great play-caller and every QB that has played for him, got instantly better. We will get a Mcnabb that will be instantly better then he was in Philly. Will be used better and smarter instead of just dropping him back fifty plus times a game. I thinj they draft a tackle and resign Levi and their line doesn't look that bad at all. i think Levi wants starts money and his price comes down, we will sign him. Draft a stud OT and make Heyer the back=up to both. Raback, dockery are set so you only have to find your besyt RG and they will be set. Rhinehart actualy showed some ability before he got hurt and Hicks is a great signing that will help us somewhere during the season. M.Williams will be better because he will actually be trying to get better this year instead of just losing weight to make the team. I think our O-line is not that far away if we make the right couple of moves in the next three weeks. Trade for Marshall after the draft so you don't use this years picks to get him. We are right there fellow skins fans and we finally have a real coach, calling real plays, mkaing real in game decisions. That in and itself should be worth a few more wins a year. GREAT MOVE IN GETTING MCNABB AND I LOVED JC. But bottom line is we just got alot better.

Posted by: klangley69 | April 6, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse


Michael C. Wright, of The Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio said in a text message that the team is not interested in Washington Redskins QB Jason Campbell.

Posted by: skinfanman | April 6, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

I said, "The sky is the limit for you ...and then I asked him if could have his stuff out of my locker before Wednesday."

Posted by: edvar | April 6, 2010 2:56 PM

ROFL

Posted by: anacostia85 | April 6, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

"When it kind of was in motion or when it was all said and done, I called him and just let him know this wasn't one of my plans of coming to try to take his spot," McNabb said
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Is McNabb freaking kidding.. what did he think was going to happen when he turned down Oakland and insisted on coming to Washington??? But hey I'm glad he did

Posted by: sovine08 | April 6, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

McNabb is a great guy and great qb . I want say Campball was a class act and never learned how to win. With the team around wasnt healthy or good at times. but you saw he could win in this league starting 6-2 . McNabbManning Brady where brought in ot great situation with there organization and learned how to win young. Campbell may have waited to long. This deal is obviously a short term win now attitude while Campbell would still be a teaching and growing as a qb. Campbell has a lot to prove and will get a fresh start somewhere else. But he far from a um in this league

Posted by: cjdwolfpack | April 6, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

So sad to see McNabb undercut Campbell as he did.

There's no way to sugarcoat it, either, as McNabb is trying to do here and as Jason Reid dutifully relates.

McNabb decided he wanted to come to Washington and he knew that meant he would effectively end Campbell's time here.

Unfair and selfish, but that's the McNabb we Philly fans have come to expect.

Take care, Jason Campbell. You deserve better than what McNabb did to you here.

Posted by: Truth6 | April 6, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

WWJKCD

WHAt would JAck Kent Cook DO?

Posted by: dmlopez1 | April 6, 2010 9:57 PM | Report abuse

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