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DeAngelo Hall: If anybody can succeed in Oakland, it's Jason Campbell


When it appeared that Donovan McNabb might be headed to Oakland, former Raider and current Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall quipped, "He doesn't want to go to Oakland, tell him that. If you have any say-so in the matter, tell him I said that."

Now that Jason Campbell is headed to the Raiders, we feel compelled to pass along Hall's thoughts. Dan Steinberg caught up with Hall at the Redskins' Draft Day Party at FedEx Field this afternoon.

"You know, if anybody can go to Oakland and excel there it'd be Jason," Hall said. "Like I said when I left there, it's the kind of place that, given a lot of freedom, you can let yourself go. You can go out, hang, party, try to run with the wrong crowds, and it'lll hurt
you. Jason's not that kind of guy that's gonna be out partying, running with the wrong group of guys, so I definitely feel like if anybody can go out there and succeed, it would be him.

"That situation ain't too different than ours was a year ago in the middle of battle. They don't have the best offensive line, they don't have the best weapons. You know I wish him the best. I wish him the best. And that's about all I can say about that."

Like several of his teammates, Hall had nothing but nice words to share about Campbell. He said he learned of the trade by watching draft coverage on television Saturday afternoon.

"I wish the best for Jason. I think everybody in this organization would appreciate what he did for us," Hall said. "I think everybody who knows football understands it really wasn't his fault, but it still comes a point when, whether it's your fault or not, it's time to
go separate ways, and I think this organization kind of felt that way. As far as him going out to Oakland, that's a little bit of a different story, different deal."

By Rick Maese  |  April 24, 2010; 4:49 PM ET
Categories:  Jason Campbell , NFL Draft  
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DeAngelo Hall: If anybody can succeed in Oakland, it's Jason Campbell
....cause Lord knows I couldn't do $h!t when I was out there.

Posted by: Predator48 | April 24, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

I second Hall's comments. If anyone can succeed in Oakland, it's Jason Campbell-- class act all the way.

Now, when are we gonna have news about the UFA picked up? Does anyone think that Blount could be in the group? If not, who is going to give him a shot? I could see the Patriots taking him since Mauroney has been garbage.

Posted by: TDawg1 | April 24, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

1st to say good draft

Posted by: noonefromtampa | April 24, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

to me it says a lot of the thoughts of Campbell around the league...if we got a pick...in the 2012 draft...wow...

Posted by: Maestro301 | April 24, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

I'm guessing that there might be more to Capers' slide ... like he is missing a kidney, currently facing SEC charges for insider trading, showed up for the weigh in at The Combine with painted toe nails ... that type of thing. There's something more to this. I don't recall that there were any flags about his motor or his work ethic. Maybe its just that everyone from WVU is automatically suspect nowadays.

Posted by: dcsween | April 24, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

What is Deagnlo Hall, the Redskins Spokes person. Every week it seems like he is the first to comment on something.

By the way, solid draft.

Posted by: roccoskins | April 24, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

**REPOST**
REDSKINS 2010 Draft
1- Trent Williams (OT - Oklahoma)
2- Donovan McNabb (QB - Syracuse)
3- Jeremy Jarmon (DE - Kentucky)
4- Perry Riley (ILB - LSU)
5- Adam Carriker (NT - Nebraska)
6- Dennis Morris (TE/FB - Louisiana Tech)
7- Terrence Austin (WR/KR - UCLA)
7- Erik Cook (OG - New Mexico)
7- Selvish Capers (OT - West Virginia)

So We may be down a 3rd/4th for next year based on McNabb's production, but we got a 4th back in 2012 for Campbell. Overall, I love what we've done with this years picks.

Posted by: hokiesmokie | April 24, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

I'm curious to know everyone's thoughts on which teams had the best draft overall?

If I had to pick, I'd say that the 49ers and Seahawks did an amazing job. Surprisingly, Oakland was solid and got JC for a steal. In our own division, I think that the Iggles had the best draft, but considering how many picks they had, it is to be expected.

I'd be willing to bet, though, that the Buffalo Bills are unanimously lampooned for the worst draft, easily.

Posted by: TDawg1 | April 24, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

'I think everybody who knows football understands it really wasn't his fault, but it still comes a point when, whether it's your fault or not, it's time to
go separate ways'....
true

Posted by: priceisright | April 24, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Now its time to get back to work trading guys, esp. RFAs. Just b/c Hayneworth, Rocky McI, and Carter didn't become picks, it doesn't mean the roster is even close to done.

Skins need more LBs and also need a free safety ... badly. An upgrade at tackle wouldn't hurt either. Saints picked up Charles Brown/OT/USC ... Jammal Brown remains on the market.

Posted by: dcsween | April 24, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Looks good hokiesmokie

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 24, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Undrafted FA's I'd love to see sign on with the Redskins:
Ciron Black (OT - LSU)
Legarrette Blount (RB - Oregon)
Micah Johnson (ILB - Kentucky)
Jevan Snead (QB - Ole Miss)
Sergio Render (OG - Virginia Tech)

HAIL!

Posted by: hokiesmokie | April 24, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

We've picked up several dudes from the state of Louisiana... wouldn't mind continuing the trend and signing OT Ciron Black of LSU to the UFA gang and see if he can't make the roster or practice squad.

Posted by: TDawg1 | April 24, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Tim Toone Weber State

2010 Mr Irrelevant

Posted by: noonefromtampa | April 24, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Irrelevant is in ... now its time to get Jevan Snead on the line and get him in here.

Posted by: dcsween | April 24, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Undrafted FA's I'd love to see sign on with the Redskins:
Ciron Black (OT - LSU)
Legarrette Blount (RB - Oregon)
Micah Johnson (ILB - Kentucky)
Jevan Snead (QB - Ole Miss)
Sergio Render (OG - Virginia Tech)

HAIL!

Posted by: hokiesmokie | April 24, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse


Hokiesmoke,
If we got all of those dudes as UFAs, that would be AMAZING. I'm surprised Micah Johnson from Kentucky didn't get drafted-- I've followed the Wildcats since I left Indiana... dude is a baller and would be a great ILB prospect to coach up. But yeah, all of those names would be awesome in the burgundy and gold.

Posted by: TDawg1 | April 24, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Capers

Pass blocking: Prototypical height and athletic build for a left tackle. Smooth kick slide, quick set and good lateral movement. Keeps his feet moving and hands active. Will punch and extend his arms to keep rushers at a distance. Gets low to cut in a hurry. Fair anchor, but he must improve his knee bend -- ends playing with good leverage can push him back by getting under his pads. Has lapses in his movement in his kick slide, possibly due to forgetting the snap count.

Run blocking: Despite his background as a tight end, he likes to be physical as a run blocker. Uses a strong initial punch, and will continue pounding his man to sustain the block. Strong enough to push ends around the pocket on draws or quarterback runs. Needs to bend his knees and explode from his stance to block down on the edge. Doesn't drive block -- or even line up in three-point stance -- often in WVU's spread offense.

Pulling/trapping: Not asked to pull or trap for the Mountaineers, but could get the shot if moved inside at the next level. Has the footwork to get around the guard and center, easily getting out in front of off-tackle screens. Does struggle to get low when adjusting to players inside, meaning he would mostly get in the way of -- not blow up -- defenders in the hole.

Initial Quickness: Usually quick coming off the ball, whether in his kick slide in pass protection or trying to reach the end or linebacker on run plays. Can knock defenders back with his punch in pass protection, but also loses his balance lunging to land that punch. Will be late off the snap on occasion, apparently losing the count.

Downfield: Very smooth runner in space, easily reaching the second level. Can be slow to adjust to oncoming linebackers but uses his very long arms to push them off course. Plays too tall at times, losing the leverage battle or allowing linebackers to get under his shoulder to make a play. Inconsistent sustaining blocks; can do it when he remembers to move his feet after latching on. Inconsistent hitting the inside target.

Intangibles: Took over as the leader of the offensive line as a senior, though he is not a vocal player. Plays strong, and comes to the aid of teammates on the field. Did not qualify academically in his freshman year, but got on track to graduate in order to play a fourth season.

Posted by: skinfanman | April 24, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Tim Toone of Weber State is your 2010 Mr Irrelevant

Posted by: skinshaveaGM | April 24, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Do you think Shanny might be interested in FA pick up of Jarett Brown QB from WVU?

Very good athlete, see if he is coach-able?

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | April 24, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

FA to pursue

QB - Snead, Hiller, Brown
RB - Blount, James
OL - Washington, Render, Black, McCracken
LB - Coleman
DB - Jackson, Virgil, Warren, Antoine

Posted by: noonefromtampa | April 24, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

More draft please! We waited forever and it's over already.

Man, I remember all those debates about whether the 'Skins would take Clausen with #4. "Shanahan wants to grow a QB."

Shanahan wants to win football games. Period.

Posted by: League-Source | April 24, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

O.J. Atogwe is RFA tagged with "right of first refusal" ... let's make him an offer the Rams must refuse.

Posted by: dcsween | April 24, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Better yet, let's shoot for Antoine Bethea ...

Posted by: dcsween | April 24, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

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Not surprised and pleasantly delighted that LeGarrete Blunt was not drafted. Violence never solves anything/Violence = more Violence, just ask W. Bush!

Ridiculous that a small contingent actually defended his actions...not surprised some of them hail from the DMV. Only a financially poor, self-pitied/me against the world human would do so.

So a little trash talk and body contact warrants a sucker punch to the chin? What's gonna happen to this moron when a player attempts to castrate him at the bottom of a fumble pile? Blount is a loose cannon and his problem is no doubt, a chronic one as typical for most violent human beings.

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Posted by: skinshaveaGM | April 24, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Bears, Bills, Texans - those 3 stand out to me as what were they thinking

Oakland, Seattle, Cleveland - three teams that really helped themselves

Posted by: noonefromtampa | April 24, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

There's something else going on with Capers that resulted in such a slide ... we just haven't heard about it yet.

Posted by: dcsween | April 24, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

I think we scored some nice picks in the 7th round. Selvish Capers is a bargain, and I've been calling Erik Cook's name for a couple of months now.

Capers has very good speed, and could be the starting RT before the year is out. I thought he'd be gone in the 4th or 5th rounds.

Not sure about the TE pick, but hoping for something big there.

Posted by: edvar | April 24, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Honestly, who the eff cares?

Jason Reid and Mike Wise--why do you two have your noses so far up Jason Campbell's butt? Why is this guy so special? He's an average talent who was a reach in the draft who, for some crazy reason, has been given the opportunity to start 40+ games. No other team in the league would've given this guy this many opportunities. His stock was so high that, despite one of the worst FA QB classes in recent memory, he was only good enough to yield a 4th round pick--in freaking 2012. For some perspective here, Jay Schroeder was traded to the same team for Jim Lachey in 1988.

I'm sick and damn tired of this Campbell love feast, all the cherry picking of his stats (look up the famous Mark Twain quote on stats), and all of this WaPo ass kissing from guys like Reid and Wise who think that a player deserves special treatment just because he's "nice."

Can the league create a new franchise called the "Jason Campbells" so that you beat writers who are joined at his hip, and so the Redskins "fans" who care more about an individual player than the team, can all pull for him, since he's so effing special for being nothing more than a "nice" mediocre QB?

Posted by: redskins459 | April 24, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

oh man LOL a fire sale on Soup, a 4th rounder and not even next year's 4th rounder, wow that's very telling isn't it.

I'm sure it's been said here already but now's the time to see if Soup can really play and win or if he's a loser like he was here.

the question though is can he beat out Gradkowski?

Posted by: greatteamdan | April 24, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

I sure hope they sign Legarette Blount's violent a$$ to a free agent contract.

Posted by: coparker5 | April 24, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

oops

LB should have read

LB - Coleman, Johnson, Lee

Posted by: noonefromtampa | April 24, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Not surprised and pleasantly delighted that LeGarrete Blunt was not drafted. Violence never solves anything/Violence = more Violence, just ask W. Bush!

Ridiculous that a small contingent actually defended his actions...not surprised some of them hail from the DMV. Only a financially poor, self-pitied/me against the world human would do so.

So a little trash talk and body contact warrants a sucker punch to the chin? What's gonna happen to this moron when a player attempts to castrate him at the bottom of a fumble pile? Blount is a loose cannon and his problem is no doubt, a chronic one as typical for most violent human beings.

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Posted by: skinshaveaGM | April 24, 2010 5:31 PM |

Rent free maybe?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 24, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Bears, Bills, Texans - those 3 stand out to me as what were they thinking

Posted by: noonefromtampa

You can add the Jaguars to that list. Still would of liked if the Skins would of picked up Myron Rolle and Cam Thomas.

Posted by: ga8085 | April 24, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

This guy went undrafted. Could be a good look.


Jeromy Miles
S, Massachusetts
War Room analysis
Coverage skills: Has excellent cover skills. Can match up in man-to-man coverage off the line of scrimmage. Has the feet, hip movement, recovery and eyes to play tight coverage down the field. Shows natural awareness and anticipation skills as a zone defender. Does a great job of reading the quarterback's eyes and breaks quickly to the throw. Can track and adjust to the ball in the air, almost as well as a top receiver. Is physical with his jam to redirect receivers. Grade: 7.0

Coverage skills: Shows outstanding instincts and recognition skills. Is an aggressive and physical player against both the run and the pass. Plays with discipline on the edge in run support and takes excellent pursuit angles. Moves on the ball before it is in the air because of excellent anticipation skills. Grade: 7.5

Closing speed: Has excellent closing ability. Lacks elite-level explosiveness and burst. Can change gears with balance on the move. Has excellent range in coverage. Grade: 6.5

Ball skills: Grade: 7.0

Run support: Is an aggressive and physical player in run support. Is not afraid to get in on a tackle. Is a physical tackler who is capable of making the big hit to jar the ball loose. Is an outstanding tackler on the move at the perimeter and in space. Must do a better job of keeping his head up. Grade: 7.5

Bottom line: Miles will start as a rookie. He is a mature player in all phases of the game. He merits strong second-round consideration for a team that needs a starting safety in the fall. He would be a steal in the third round.

Posted by: TWISI | April 24, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

The pick I like the most is the pick most people here are griping about the most. Mainly because people don't seem to get that he's not going to be a TE. He's going to be our starting fullback, replacing Sellers.

Morris is going to be pretty awesome. Should start immediately. And if you can get a starter that late in the draft it's a good pick.

Posted by: dfbovey | April 24, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: dfbovey | April 24, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

OK, time to invoke Zorn rule on Campbell

he's gone stop blogging about him

Posted by: noonefromtampa | April 24, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Violence never solves anything/Violence = more Violence, ...

Posted by: skinshaveaGM | April 24, 2010 5:31 PM

... but a good defense is what you need to stay alive in the post-season.

Posted by: dcsween | April 24, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

OK, time to invoke Zorn rule on Campbell

he's gone stop blogging about him

Posted by: noonefromtampa | April 24, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: skinshaveaGM | April 24, 2010 5:31 PM |

How do you skin shave a GM? Is that like "scalping" him? That is so wrong. Scalp tickets, not GMs.

Posted by: League-Source | April 24, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Can the league create a new franchise called the "Jason Campbells" so that you beat writers who are joined at his hip, and so the Redskins "fans" who care more about an individual player than the team, can all pull for him, since he's so effing special for being nothing more than a "nice" mediocre QB?


Posted by: redskins459 | April 24, 2010 5:33 PM | Report

The Alabama JC's?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 24, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Not sure about the TE pick, but hoping for something big there.

Posted by: edvar | April 24, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse


IMO, Morris will make Mike Sellers obsolete.

Posted by: dfbovey | April 24, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Brandon Lang is another player the Skins should go after a an UFA.

Posted by: TWISI | April 24, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Good luck to you Jason. I hope you have great success in Oakland...except when the Skins play you.

Posted by: jfoster13 | April 24, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Not sure about the TE pick, but hoping for something big there.

Posted by: edvar | April 24, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse


IMO, Morris will make Mike Sellers obsolete.

Posted by: dfbovey | April 24, 2010 5:39 PM

I hope you are right. Caveman is getting old and slow(er). Was hoping for more MLB help, but if the guy is gonna get on the filed and produce, then good.


Posted by: edvar | April 24, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

beeporoni

Posted by: scampbell1975 | April 24, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Best thing about this draft, We didn't trade Haynesworth. For the amount of money we just invested, we would not have received trade value anywhere near what he brings to our defensive line. Hailed as the best defensive player in the league last off-season, a player of that caliber, who is only making 6 million per year the next 2-3 years, is worth more than a late 2nd/early 3rd rounder.

Posted by: hokiesmokie | April 24, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Everyone in the organization hope he remembers to take his breather to Oakland.

Unfortunately, I have to say I thought the dreaded Cowboy-zap had a good draft at the top

Posted by: ElYeah | April 24, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Blount's punch was not a sucker punch. It was in retaliation for getting hit and taunted after a tough loss.

In my opinion, Hout is a moron for turning his face after hitting and taunting an opposing player. By law, slapping someone on the shoulder is assault. Don't believe me? Go try it on someone. Yell in their face, too, for good measure.

Don't forget to turn your head away as they wind up, too.

That way you can cry that you got sucker punched.

If that's a sucker punch, I'll sucker punch every single person who does that to me and I'll make no apologies for it.

Blount will play in the NFL. Hout is the moron who deservedly got knocked off his feet for being an annoying prik. And his notoriety will flame out as Blount's career as a RB does... only he'll be seen exclusively on YouTube.

Hout's a bum.
So are his apologists.

Go try out the Hout slap on somebody. see how that works for ya.

Posted by: Thinker_ | April 24, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

What is Deagnlo Hall, the Redskins Spokes person. Every week it seems like he is the first to comment on something.

By the way, solid draft.

Posted by: roccoskins

------------Ditto, roccoskins! Who cares what DHall thinks? He needs a muzzle...let your play do the talking!

Posted by: LuvMySkinz | April 24, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Redskins 459, if you don't like the JC lovefest, then STOP the JC hate fest. The man conducted himself with nothing but class and did his best to help the team win under some pretty horendous conditions, such as playing behind the WORST O line in the league. Nobody says he was a great QB, and he had his faults, but he never did anything to deserve some of the garbage I've heard out of the haters out there. He was the best QB we've had in this town since Trent Green. And all you folks who love to bring up how well T Collins did that year to get us into the playoffs, you are absolutely right. And if he were the starter last year, he would probably still be going through occupational therapy learning how to walk again. I hope McNabb burns the league up this year and gets us into the playoffs. If he does, just remember he will finally have an offensive line with some DEPTH and at least a couple SKILLED, YOUNG, and ATHLETIC starters, a COMPETENT HC, and RB's named Portis, Johnson, and Parker, instead of Gainther, Mason, and Rock. Good luck to you JC 17, and now that he is gone, its time for you JC haters to show some class and move on to another topic.

Posted by: kenboy1 | April 24, 2010 11:18 PM | Report abuse

This guy is such a phony d-bag! Oakland is bad for McNabb, who is not known as a partier or who runs w/a bad crowd, but is ok for Campbell. Don't care about them per se, but pointing out what a fake a-$-$ poser MeAngelo Hall is...

Posted by: nojunk4me | April 25, 2010 12:02 AM | Report abuse

Dang... from Dan Snyder to Al Davis... this kid has a curse on him!

Posted by: Redskinrex | April 25, 2010 12:28 AM | Report abuse

Hey, Redskins 459, if you don't like the JC lovefest, then STOP the JC hate fest. The man conducted himself with nothing but class and did his best to help the team win under some pretty horendous conditions, such as playing behind the WORST O line in the league.

_________________

Who the hell cares if he had class and conducted himself like a professional?

Why do we now live in a society that likes to congratulate people for doing what THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO DO.

Do you want me to mail him a box of Girl Scout cookies for doing what he was supposed to do?

I'm not hating on him--I'm hating on people like you who have such low expectations that you're satisfied with mediocre players, as long as they're "nice" and "classy."

Posted by: redskins459 | April 25, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

When it appeared that Donovan McNabb might be headed to Oakland, former Raider and current Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall quipped, "He doesn't want to go to Oakland
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Well I bet Campbell is really glad his buddy turned down Oakland.. instead he took Campbell's spot here and now JC is going.. Wonder how Jason feels about that??

Posted by: sovine08 | April 27, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

I'm not hating on him--I'm hating on people like you who have such low expectations that you're satisfied with mediocre players, as long as they're "nice" and "classy."
Posted by: redskins459
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100% agree... I don't think Farve got this much crying when he left Green Bay.. Campbell was a C to a C- a QB at best. He certainly didn't live up to expectations so I don't understand all the moaning about him leaving. Personally I think Ramsey was a bigger loss for us...

Posted by: sovine08 | April 27, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

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