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Redskins could bring back Jason Campbell even with McNabb

Despite having acquired Pro Bowler Donovan McNabb to be their new starting quarterback, the Redskins have not ruled out bringing back former starter Jason Campbell as a backup, two people with knowledge of the situation said Monday afternoon.

Instead, Washington Coach Mike Shanahan apparently will permit Campbell's agent, Joel Segal, to seek trade opportunities that might benefit Campbell and the team. Through a team spokesman, Shanahan has declined to comment on Sunday night's trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, but he is expected to address Campbell's situation at McNabb's introductory news conference Tuesday at Redskins Park. Attempts to clarify Campbell's situation with Segal and Campbell were unsuccessful Monday.

Things could change if the Redskins receive unexpectedly favorable offers for Campbell, their starter the last three-plus seasons. That might prompt Shanahan to make a deal for regardless of his supposed willingness to work with Campbell, said the people who requested anonymity because they are not directly involved in Washington's dealings.
But after the Redskins' repeated attempts to find a replacement for him, Campbell's trade value is not very high.

If the Redskins had released Campbell on the eve of free agency, he would have been in a better position to start over with another team and, possibly, receive a more lucrative and longer contract than the one-year $3.14 million tender offer he received from the Redskins, which he has not signed. Now, even if Segal finds an acceptable trade partner, Campbell probably won't be paid what he could have made earlier in the process.

During the last offseason, the Denver Broncos were not interested in Campbell as part of an offer for quarterback Jay Cutler, said a former NFL player-personnel official involved in those trade talks. Also during the previous offseason, a senior Redskins official contacted another NFC team to inquire if that team would be interested in trading a second-round pick for Campbell.

Of course, none of that involved Shanahan, who met with Campbell on Monday afternoon. Shanahan publicly has praised the strong-armed Campbell for the toughness he exhibited last season while playing behind an offensive line considered among the worst in the league. Campbell is confident he has proven himself as a starting quarterback, people familiar with his thinking say, and he would prefer to remain a starter at this stage of his career.

By Jason Reid  |  April 5, 2010; 4:12 PM ET
Categories:  Jason Campbell , Jason Reid , Mike Shanahan  
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When does he have to sign or reject the tender? Sorry if this was previously answered...

Posted by: oh_boy1 | April 5, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Plus Mcnabb threw on 80% of his plays with philly he won't be doing that with shanahan. So maybe just maybe!

Posted by: DG28 | April 5, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse
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He might not have a choice...

"Hike! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!" *Chucking into stands*

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 5, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Anyone know how Compensetory picks work.

I know teams get them from the league for FAs lost, and they can be pretty high (I've seen 3rd rounders).

Can the Skins rescind Campbell's restricted tenure?

If the best they can get in a trade is 4th/5th round, then is that an option (recind the tender, allow Campell to become a FA, and wait for the Compensetory pick next year)?

Posted by: HokiePaul | April 5, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

I don't like the trade.

And I think it'll satisfy like the Haynesworth acquistion.

Posted by: MistaMoe

I agree with I didn't initially like the trade. But IF we get an LT @ #4 a coachable vet to compete with heyer you don't think the skins would be in contention for a deep run? This is the thing that makes me think it's workable.

Plus Mcnabb threw on 80% of his plays with philly he won't be doing that with shanahan. So maybe just maybe!

Posted by: DG28 | April 5, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

He might not have a choice...

"Hike! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!" *Chucking into stands*

Posted by: mattsoundworld

Reminded me of a scene from neccasry roughness. where the qb turns to the ref in a middle of the play "blow the whistle just blow the whistle"
kind of always reminded me of JC career

Posted by: DG28 | April 5, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

diesel44

"....it doesn't make sense to have a short-term solution at QB when the roster is 2-3 years away from being competitive in the division...."


Agreement here, if not in other places.

I don't like the short term fix idea at qb, either.

But what's done is done.

Hopefully the team will take its picks and find a lt, rt, and lb.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 5, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

When does he have to sign or reject the tender? Sorry if this was previously answered...

Posted by: oh_boy1 | April 5, 2010 4:17 PM
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I think I read somewhere that April 15 is the deadline.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | April 5, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

I saw a craigslist posting that seemed a bit unusual.

"A former starting QB looking for a relationship outside of DC. Will work for less money"

Now on the serious side, the tender must be rescinded and the Skins have to sign him in order for the Skins to be able to trade him, is this right? If we sign him, what happens to his money in the new contract? Is it completely voided if he's traded away? Why is everything so confusing?

Posted by: HelzYea2DaSkinz | April 5, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

First to be first on this one.

Anyway, I found out about the McNabb thing late last night (9pm or so). I am still not sure how I feel about this whole thing. I guess Donovan will be a good fit with us, and I am glad he seems excited to play for us. I am kind of hoping (for selfish reasons) that we keep JC. He is a Redskins and he is tough. Of course, I also hope another decent team gives him chance, because I would like to see him succeed anywhere. He has been a professional, and guys like AH and CP could learn alot from JC. It is going to be kind of odd to see Donovan in our uniform and to root for him...I can't see it yet. I keep having visions of if Romo ended up here...Yikes!! Well, all in all, hopefully this improves things and sets the stage for a few years to come. Best of luck to JC (I hope we keep you man!), and of course best of luck to our Redskins and their new leaders.

HAIL!

Posted by: httr20081 | April 5, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Anyone know how Compensetory picks work.

I know teams get them from the league for FAs lost, and they can be pretty high (I've seen 3rd rounders).

Posted by: HokiePaul | April 5, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse
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I believe it has to do with FA gained vs FA lost. If you sign 10 guys and 12 go the next season, than you get compensatory picks, which factor in salary and some such jazz.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 5, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

the Redskins have not ruled out bringing back former starter Jason Campbell as a backup, two people with knowledge of the situation said Monday afternoon

Right.

"If nobody offers us anything I guess we can always keep him and hope that a desperate team comes to us later."

If they can get a 5th for him they'll grab it and run like heck.

Posted by: SteveMG | April 5, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Last year, you, psps23 and I believe BG were all saying how the Eagles would stink because (1) they lost their D-coord and safety, (2) their RB was fading, and (3) their pass catchers were young. What did they do? Compete for the division until the last game of the season and make the playoffs. Reid is still there and they have talent on both sides of the ball. It's good to know history.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | April 5, 2010 3:58 PM

What I learned last year.....

The QB play is the most important position. Now, I am saying these guys will have a down year because they have none.

We all can/will be wrong at times. And I learned a good history lesson last year. And from that, I learned and this is what I got.

(The D-Coordinator almost lost his job after one year, though. And the RB play still was shaky w/ one being knocked out of the season. Now add to that the lost of a proven leader?? Maybe I said it one season too early. Didn't help we gave every team 2 wins....Didn't expect that)

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 5, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

But after the Redskins' repeated attempts to find a replacement for him, Campbell's trade value is not very high.

If the Redskins had released Campbell on the eve of free agency, he would have been in a better position to start over with another team and, possibly, receive a more lucrative and longer contract than the one-year $3.14 million tender offer he received from the Redskins, which he has not signed.


This is so dumb and Reid you show what an idiot you are.

JC trade value is in the tank because he stinks.

Wh in the hell would the Skins just let JC walk are you new to the NFL.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 5, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Reminded me of a scene from neccasry roughness. where the qb turns to the ref in a middle of the play "blow the whistle just blow the whistle"
kind of always reminded me of JC career

Posted by: DG28 | April 5, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse
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Running may be out too because DE's might have a better chance at the handoff than a RB

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 5, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

All im saying is it would be nice to run a team the right way for once. Drafting a solid core, growing a team properly and having a solid coach, i.e. eagles, pats, steelers, cardinals... teams that have won consistently in this league.

All these FA signings tend to come back to bite us in the asz more often than not and most of our trades haven't worked out to well... CP was awesome but for CB and a 2nd round pick... i'm not so sure...

It is difficult to see other teams build a team properly, and then win, only to see us continually go after 1 or 2 players each offseason thinking that they will make the difference.

Heres to hoping you all are right and that BA/MS have a plan and know what they are doing, but this trade REEKS of DS and his 1 player away philosophy... I would love to eat crow on this one, but I just don't see it happening.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | April 5, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 5, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Wh in the hell would the Skins just let JC walk are you new to the NFL.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 5, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse
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Depending on salary and circumstance, it might have netted us a 3rd round compensation pick. Doesn't sound so stupid now, does it?

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 5, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

The Rams just released Marc Bulger, could Campbell keep the seat warm for S. Bradford??? I'd take the first pick in the 3rd round.

Posted by: MajorFacemask | April 5, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Running may be out too because DE's might have a better chance at the handoff than a RB

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 5, 2010 4:25 PM |

Are you ever going to anwser me or are you just going to keep repeating how bad the o-line might be even before the draft or the end of FA.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 5, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Running may be out too because DE's might have a better chance at the handoff than a RB

Posted by: mattsoundworld
How about the play were we fake snap it and the center runs with it. That could be our staple play.
Wait we resigned rabach he will only lose yards.

Posted by: DG28 | April 5, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

I don't like the trade.


Posted by: MistaMoe

As of now neither do I. It will all depend on what happens from now until the end of the draft.

If we can move a few people to pick up some more draft picks this year, then great.

It is like a broken record for the past 3 years however.

Season ends.
Biggest weakness identified = O-Line
Draft Time = Biggest weakness not addressed
Season starts = Our biggest weakness exposed.
Season ends before it is officially over because of said weakness
Empty promises to fix the line as season winds down.

Season ends.

Begin cycle all over again.

3 years now we have done this. Get a F'N LINE!!!!

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | April 5, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

"Plus McNabb threw on 80% of his plays with Philly. He won't be doing that with Shanahan."

We posted earlier today that McNabb in DC means he gets a sound ground game to support him.

He never played with the likes of C Portis behind him.

Neither Corel Buchalter and Brian Westbrook were 1,400-1,800 yards a year running backs.

McNabb from 5 years ago on a team that features a power running game is a dynamite concept.

But now, I hope his sharing time with Portis doesn't blow up in our faces.

A blend of deep passes and a draw-based running attack takes weight of both vets.

There will be added weight, of course, if there are no linemen about to make it all work.

Linemen: ahhh yes, we're back to that again.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 5, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Heres to hoping you all are right and that BA/MS have a plan and know what they are doing, but this trade REEKS of DS and his 1 player away philosophy... I would love to eat crow on this one, but I just don't see it happening.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | April 5, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse
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Jason Taylor and Albert Haynesworth were both greeted with similar ado on these boards ('Taylor/AH had 13 sacks on a crappy team that has to be inferior to ours! Imagine what he'll do here! Championship!'). Wouldn't be surprised if the Danny said, 'Gentlemen, grab some headlines. We need some jersey sales'

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 5, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Compensatory picks are for UFA not restricted FA's so yes it would have been stupid.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 5, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Drafting a solid core, growing a team properly and having a solid coach, i.e. eagles, pats, steelers, cardinals... teams that have won consistently in this league.

Exactly. That's what I thought the Allen/Shanahan team was going to do.

It seems like Groundhog Day here.

I can't understand these posters who think (1) the Skins can get 2nd and 3rd picks for the likes of Rogers and Cooley et al and (2) that 3/5s of an offensive line including key backups can be picked up at this point in the season.

Rebuilding 60% of a line takes at least two years where you use most of your top picks on lineman. Even then, it's hit or miss and you'll need to add veteran backups in case the picks fail.

And that's not even including the need for another NT, linebacker, returner and other problem areas.

None of those areas have only been slightly addressed.

Yeah, it's still early but where are the resources to do these things? It's not there.

Posted by: SteveMG | April 5, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan should just bite the bullet and keep Campbell for another season unless he gets someone to overpay in a trade. McNabb has had so many injuries and Campbell behind McNabb even if just for one season would be better than taking our chances with Grossman at #2. Keep Campbell and let Rex and the boy blunder Colt Brennan battle it out for #3.

Posted by: moseley_brian | April 5, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

This is what we are probably looking at this year.
Okung LT
Doc LG
Rabach C (why we didn't go after mawea beyond me)
BMW Rg (I think shanny likes him and peciled him in as the starter)
Heyer or Levi Jones Type (once again I think shanny like heyer I don't know why

This could work if Heyer being hurt was why he was bad. You don't have to have an all pro at every position.

Posted by: DG28 | April 5, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

None of those areas have only been slightly addressed

That's "few of those..."

Posted by: SteveMG | April 5, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

"Compensatory picks are for UFA not restricted FA's so yes it would have been stupid.

Posted by: Flounder21"

He's only a restricted FA if you put a tender on him.

No tender = UFA = compensatory pick if the situation lines up properly.

Still, the highest the Skins could have received was a future low 3rd compensatory. Essentially, it's a 4th round pick in a future draft. And 4th round pick in 2011 is worth a 5th round pick in 2010.

Not worth the value, IMO. For a 5th rounder, might as well keep Campbell as a backup.

Posted by: psps23 | April 5, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Compensatory picks are for UFA not restricted FA's so yes it would have been stupid.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 5, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse
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Source?

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 5, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Why is Levi jones not resigned...i thought he played fairly well last season under the circumstances

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Campbell is confident he has proven himself as a starting quarterback, people familiar with his thinking say, and he would prefer to remain a starter at this stage of his career."

What exactly has Jason Campbell done in the NFL??? The two years the Skins made the playoffs it wasn't with Jason Campbell. Last year, he had a crappy coach with a crappy o-line.

Sure, he's a great "guy" but I don't think he's done anything to "prove" he can start or other teams would be interested in him.

Saying that I have always been a McNabb fan but not with the Redskins, not this team. If it were the Vikings, or *maybe* Chicago where all they needed was a QB I would say "Welcome!" but there's just too many holes that need fixed for him to make a difference.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | April 5, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Obviously its about 50/50 on what we think about this trade and thats fine. One thing for sure he's our guy now. Id rather see a post on here that totally disagrees with me than one that just has no opinion. I love seeing the posts that read. Theres nothing i can do about it so why worry or Lets just wait and see before we start hatting. Or my favorite, your not a gm or coach let that be done by the pros. Well this is a blog thats whats its for to say your opinion. Why do you write on here if your opinion is i agree with whatever the pros are doing or i will wait an see. Well wait and see and leave us with opinions out of your boring life. Honeslty i think i could build a team that did better than 4-12.

Posted by: 4skin | April 5, 2010 4:27 PM

Posted by: 4skin | April 5, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Is there such a thing as a "core Redskin" anymore?

Posted by: Alan4 | April 5, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Since head coach Andy Reid has been in Philadelphia, the Eagles have developed a reputation for not allowing talented players to leave their franchise. In fact, one AFC team that did a study of other teams' personnel decisions said the Eagles fared better than any team in the league in knowing when to keep players and when to cut them loose. He said very few players other than guard Bobbie Williams in 2004, wide receiver Terrell Owens in 2006 and safety Brian Dawkins last year have left Philadelphia and gone on to prosper elsewhere. Another NFL executive pointed out that this is why the Eagles deserve the benefit of the doubt on a deal that sent quarterback Donovan McNabb to Washington in exchange for the Redskins second-round pick this year and a conditional third- or fourth-round pick in 2011."- Adam Schtefer

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | April 5, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

I'm kind of eager to hear what Santana, Cooley, and WR-TE-WR think of this... have any of those dudes weighed in on this yet?

Assuming they'll be diplomatic about it since Soup is still on the roster, but they've gotta be happy to have Donovan throwing them the ball, right?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 5, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

OMG Why are most of you soo damn negative...for crying out loud man! GEEZ!

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Everyone keeps saying we need a NT and a LB.

I Don't see it that way we could play an excellent hybrid defense with what we have right now.
Haynsworth and Maakee alternate at NT we are only going to play 3-4 on passing downs.
Alexander, wilson, blades, carter, orakpo will all take snaps in multiple positions.

LT with the 4 that leaves SS RT and punt returner thats not that many holes to fill in 5 months so there still lots of possibilities. Like Playoffs

Posted by: DG28 | April 5, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

flounder21

"Are you ever going to anwser me or are you just going to keep repeating how bad the o-line might be even before the draft or the end of FA."


I think most of us want the obvious needs dealt with at this point in the game.

Sure, it really looks like two offensive linemen might come out of the upcoming draft.

And perhaps an additional pick up for the line will come in after the draft cuts.

But what folks fear is that we may have a new FO committed to doing the same as the old FO: adding older big name players all in the name of winning now.

And if any thing, the McNabb trade stands as evidence of same.

And that's why we are afraid.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 5, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Sure, he's a great "guy" but I don't think he's done anything to "prove" he can start or other teams would be interested in him.

Posted by: rmcazz | April 5, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse
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Various reports say that 5 teams have inquired about JC, so it would seem that 15% of the league thinks he can help their squad out for the right price.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 5, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Wouldn't be surprised if the Danny said, 'Gentlemen, grab some headlines. We need some jersey sales'

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 5, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

because, as we know, jersey sales are the lifeblood of any successful organization and would have a substantial impact on Mr. Snyder's wealth.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | April 5, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

All im saying is it would be nice to run a team the right way for once. Drafting a solid core, growing a team properly and having a solid coach, i.e. eagles, pats, steelers, cardinals... teams that have won consistently in this league.

All these FA signings tend to come back to bite us in the asz more often than not and most of our trades haven't worked out to well... CP was awesome but for CB and a 2nd round pick... i'm not so sure...

It is difficult to see other teams build a team properly, and then win, only to see us continually go after 1 or 2 players each offseason thinking that they will make the difference.

Heres to hoping you all are right and that BA/MS have a plan and know what they are doing, but this trade REEKS of DS and his 1 player away philosophy... I would love to eat crow on this one, but I just don't see it happening.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | April 5, 2010 4:27 PM


The exact point Ive been trying to convey but it seems Snyder has done it again, made the same old fans happy in the offseason so he can fill the seats. God, just start using the draft then add a few key FA's. Danny and these fans should know this by now shouldnt they???

Posted by: 4skin | April 5, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Campbell gets moved for a 3rd rounder.

Skins draft OT at #4.

Skins trade next year's first rounder for a 2nd rounder this year, take a RT in the second round.

3rd/4th/5th rounders are used to address defensive deficiencies and/or returner.

Championship. Book it.

Posted by: psps23 | April 5, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

RE: The wait till the draft crowd.

What draft? Oh, the #4 pick? Yeah, we should be able to draft two bookend tackles and a RB that doesn't reek of BenGay with that, right?

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 5, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Nate, I think everyone of offense should be happy about the McNabb pickup.

If nothing else, it shunts blame for last year's poor production on offense to a single guy. The WRs, O-line, and RBs can all say they're not the problem.

How many players are going to step forward and say, "I dropped way too many passes" or "I got run the F over way too often when I was trying to block someone"?

Posted by: Alan4 | April 5, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

cardinals... teams that have won consistently in this league.

Posted by: 4skin | April 5, 2010 4:50 PM

What??? the cardinals have consistantly won in this league?

their are 31 other teams in the NFL...So what your saying is all the teams are doing it wrong except for 3??? OK mr GM why have you not been hired by anyone yet?? Not even pee wee huh?

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

The argument has been that this organization has failed over the past decade or so because (among other problems) they used the draft as secondary or ancillary to the development of the team.

Instead of using the draft to build a young nucleus and then complementing that with FA and trades, they've essentially used FA and trades to acquire key players and used whatever few picks they had to fill gaps.

And it's been a failure.

And they "appear" to be doing the same thing with this management group.

Yes, it's still early and this is the first year. But the early trends are troubling.

Call it "hating" or "pessimism" but a response would be better.

Posted by: SteveMG | April 5, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

... Now, I am saying these guys will have a down year because they have none. ...

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 5, 2010 4:24 PM

Now, I am saying that Philly will have a down year b/c Eagles fans are d-bags and that's what they deserve. There will be blood (Skins drunk their milkshake).

Posted by: dcsween | April 5, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Sorry 4skin!!

correction that was posted by peoplearestupid1 "cardinals... teams that have won consistently in this league. "

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | April 5, 2010 4:27 PM

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

What draft? Oh, the #4 pick? Yeah, we should be able to draft two bookend tackles and a RB that doesn't reek of BenGay with that, right?

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 5, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

No, but adding the 37th pick to the equation still doesn't mean the Redskins could have accomplished this.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | April 5, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Yes, there is 5 months till the season, but where are all thse plays going to come from? We have 4 draft picks with 3 coming in the 4th, 5th and 7th rounds. It is tough, extremely tough, to find starters in there, and this team has a lot of needs, as we all bitc$ about them day in and day out.

THere are not many good, talented FA's available, and the players cut pre-draft and what not are typically not long term answers either. Draft picks are long-term solutions but we don't value our picks ever, and so we typically are devoid of young talent to grow with.

I am upset because yes we did solve the QB problem, but we hvaen't solved any of the other problems and we removed our ability to do so by trading 2 draft picks. Mcnabb is not the long term answer at QB either and so to me this trade does not improve our team in the long run, and seems to be another short sighted attempt to win now.

I could be wrong, and Shanny and Brucy may have something up their sleeves, and I hope they do... but I am skeptical to say the least and I am certainly not happy.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | April 5, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

I'm kind of eager to hear what Santana, Cooley, and WR-TE-WR think of this... have any of those dudes weighed in on this yet?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 5, 2010 4:44 PM

Devin Thomas talked about how it had to be tough but that Campbell would pull through. [Fred Davis hit the snooze bar and rolled over.]

Posted by: dcsween | April 5, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Everyone keeps saying we need a NT and a LB.

I Don't see it that way we could play an excellent hybrid defense with what we have right now.
Haynsworth and Maakee alternate at NT we are only going to play 3-4 on passing downs.
Alexander, wilson, blades, carter, orakpo will all take snaps in multiple positions.

LT with the 4 that leaves SS RT and punt returner thats not that many holes to fill in 5 months so there still lots of possibilities. Like Playoffs

Posted by: DG28 | April 5, 2010 4:45 PM |

Yeah throwing a whole new team together in one offseason always works for us. I mean who cares about chemistry its over rated. I mean if we give up the rest of our picks other than the #4 we could maybe get Sharper and maybe Bruce Smith will come back, hopefully we can convert him to LB though.We are just a few FA's away from a great team. Just like every other year. Wake up and smell what Danny's cooking. Smells like gouda. Really though great pitch for the playoffs.

Posted by: 4skin | April 5, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

OMG Why are most of you soo damn negative...for crying out loud man! GEEZ!

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

2007: 9-7
2008: 8-8
2009: 4-12

Maybe we are going in the wrong direction? Could that have something to do with the negativity?

I think Redskins fans were hoping to start to build a team the right way, through the draft. This is too similar to Cerrato Style.

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | April 5, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Was just over at NFL.com and a lot of comments there suggested that the Panthers would be the best fit for JC.

As a lifelong DC area resident before moving down here to NC 10 years ago, I of course, see the Panthers every week. And I would say out of all of the teams that he would draw interest from (BUF, OAK, JAX, CAR), the Panthers would be the best fit overall. A strong running game a good O-Line would do wonders for him. The main problems there are that, like the Skins, the Panthers have one only one legit WR, (Steve Smith) and Fox of course, is Parcells run-the-ball coach.

However, I think JC could flourish in such a system, if Carolina can get a decent #2 WR via draft (where they have failed nearly as badly as the Lions have over the last few years) or through FA.

Posted by: NosferatusCoffin | April 5, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Yes, there is 5 months till the season, but where are all thse plays going to come from? We have 4 draft picks with 3 coming in the 4th, 5th and 7th rounds. It is tough, extremely tough, to find starters in there, and this team has a lot of needs, as we all bitc$ about them day in and day out.

THere are not many good, talented FA's available, and the players cut pre-draft and what not are typically not long term answers either. Draft picks are long-term solutions but we don't value our picks ever, and so we typically are devoid of young talent to grow with.

I am upset because yes we did solve the QB problem, but we hvaen't solved any of the other problems and we removed our ability to do so by trading 2 draft picks. Mcnabb is not the long term answer at QB either and so to me this trade does not improve our team in the long run, and seems to be another short sighted attempt to win now.

I could be wrong, and Shanny and Brucy may have something up their sleeves, and I hope they do... but I am skeptical to say the least and I am certainly not happy.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | April 5, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Do u work for the post and keep repeating the same BS to get reponses and hits on the blog.....Your the stupid one...your complaining as if all moves and the offseason is now over..PLEASE!

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

I have decided to remain undecided on how I feel about this. The offseason is young. I'll need to wait for the finished product before I pass judgement. Hopefully Shanahan can find some team to fleece the way he did us so many times before and we can get some players/picks that can help us.

To be continued...

Posted by: Original_etrod | April 5, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

This is what we are probably looking at this year.
Okung LT
Doc LG
Rabach C (why we didn't go after mawea beyond me)
BMW Rg (I think shanny likes him and peciled him in as the starter)
Heyer or Levi Jones Type (once again I think shanny like heyer I don't know why

Posted by: DG28 | April 5, 2010 4:36 PM

Russell Okung will be a Lion. Book it.

Posted by: dcsween | April 5, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

SteveMG - 100% agree with you. Its not hating, its fear that Danny is still controlling the team like he has for the last 11 years. Its fear that we will continue to be a mediocre team and will not ever make the jump up to a playoff contender year in and year out that has the chance to actually win a championship.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | April 5, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

No, but adding the 37th pick to the equation still doesn't mean the Redskins could have accomplished this.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | April 5, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse
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The odds would have gone up. If we end up having to stay at 4 and take best available, this years draft could be the equivalent of going DT, QB, DT. Pathetic.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 5, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Good golly, I love the offseason!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | April 5, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

OMG Why are most of you soo damn negative...for crying out loud man! GEEZ!

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

2007: 9-7
2008: 8-8
2009: 4-12

Maybe we are going in the wrong direction? Could that have something to do with the negativity?

I think Redskins fans were hoping to start to build a team the right way, through the draft. This is too similar to Cerrato Style.

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | April 5, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

What I think is most of the negative posts are people who are too stuck in the past..and are reaching to keep complaining because thats what they love to do...so the same old crap keeps coming up about trading picks and over paying and its danny's fault...well your reaching because that is no longer the case.....bithc all ya want over it from those types...

my advice to all these types of so called "fans" dont watch..switch teams and go away! Nation does not want or need you

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

"Various reports say that 5 teams have inquired about JC, so it would seem that 15% of the league thinks he can help their squad out for the right price."

I guess my thing is if that's the case then why haven't they traded him already?

I will bet however he gets traded by the draft....for peanuts.

Literally! ;)

- Ray

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

Campbell is confident he has proven himself as a starting quarterback, people familiar with his thinking say, and he would prefer to remain a starter at this stage of his career.

JReid is so in the tank for JC. The "people familiar with his thinking" would be JC, the source for this comment, and JReid, who heard JC say it. Why do these things have to be anonymously sourced.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | April 5, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Well i have created a file and copy and pasted many posts in here and I will repots these when the day is here just to throw it back into your face and ruin your happiness cause they started winning.

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the Washington Post could give Campbell a job. He could take Reid's place.

Posted by: nomolehill | April 5, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

"Russell Okung will be a Lion. Book it."

I was thinking the same thing, lol! ;)

- Ray

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

Under over in hours until JC17 is a Ram: 24.

I got the under.

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

leevi98 - with 4 draft picks, and a limited selection of FA's available... PLEASE enlighten me as to what we can do to fill the plethora of holes we have on this roster?

I understand the offseason isn't over, but where are all of these plays going to come from?

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | April 5, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/04/05/kevin-kolb-made-a-power-play-too/

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 4:58 PM


I clicked on the link not sure what you wanted me to see.

Posted by: 4skin | April 5, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

And if any thing, the McNabb trade stands as evidence of same.

And that's why we are afraid.


Depth has been the biggest issue for years

we have pro bowl namesand high draft picks everywhere but no sb

It seems like that hasn't really been changed by this new regime but riddle me this. Doesn't having interchangeable players reflect more on the system and the coaches installing it. Isn't mcnabb a west coast product ala shanahan. So maybe we are changing?

Posted by: DG28 | April 5, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Campbell is confident he has proven himself as a starting quarterback, people familiar with his thinking say, and he would prefer to remain a starter at this stage of his career.

JReid is so in the tank for JC. The "people familiar with his thinking" would be JC, the source for this comment, and JReid, who heard JC say it. Why do these things have to be anonymously sourced.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | April 5, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Its Segal, JC's agent.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | April 5, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

sweeny mc sween,
Who pray tell will be available at #4 and what will transpire?

Posted by: _Stumped_ | April 5, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Odds and Ends of the McNubb Trade
---------------------------------

McNubb will notice no difference how he's treated by Philthydephia fans. The same number of boos and applause will occur when he returns as a Redskin.

McNubb with an actual running game might be the only way to mask his tendency to throw passes into the dirt without any pressure.

McNubb will finally be rid of the dog-killer and the gimmick offense.

One has to wonder how many interceptions McNubb will throw against the Iggles. He's so used to throwing to green that he might set a record for interceptions in a game and in a series.

Please tell us McNubb's mom won't get face time on game day.

Trying to figure out how a quarterback who is unwilling to run when pressured will be any better than a quarterback who is unwilling to run when pressured.

Maybe McNubb can sit his student down and tell him to man up, grow a set, and start acting like a man instead of a chump. Campbell may be an average at best quarterback, but Mary Poppins has more leadership skills.

Just think - our quarterbacks could be graded as the following:

McNubb - Chokes in big games.
Campbell - Can't get to the big games.
Grossman - Loves to give the ball to both teams in big games and small games.

How long will it be before Sheriff I'm a Slackard whines that McNubb missed a block on a running play?

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

leevi98 - with 4 draft picks, and a limited selection of FA's available... PLEASE enlighten me as to what we can do to fill the plethora of holes we have on this roster?

I understand the offseason isn't over, but where are all of these plays going to come from?

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | April 5, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

I don't know...i'm not employed by the Skins so i don't know what the plan is....

i trust we have good football people in place and they are trying to make the skins team better as they see fit for their needs....i tend to think Allen and Shanny are not dumb and are very aware that they need o line help.

i also think they have seen all the film and also i believe that we had some really bad coaching here the last two years that didn't get the roster motivated at all....

i think we have those people in place now and will get more out of whats already here and surprise many....

So i think they have a plan and I'm am waiting and watching it slowly unfold.

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Isn't mcnabb a west coast product ala shanahan. So maybe we are changing?

I love DMac, he's a fine QB.

Just not on this team, there's just too many holes for him to make a difference here.

I was talking to someone in my office today about this. Here's the thing...Philly either beleives DMac is washed up or the Redskins suck as an organization.

I can't figure out any other reason they traded him here.

If this were a team like the Vikings or something I could see it. But it's not.

- ray

Posted by: rmcazz | April 5, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

"Campbell gets moved for a 3rd rounder."


I say low 3rd rounder or 4th/5th rounder.

And whatever we get will be better than keeping him around to pout like Hamlet in a helmet:

"To be (pissed) or not to be...I want to start..."

"A beggar and a starter thou shall not be..."

"The plays the thing, and I won't get to call them..."

--William "Moe" Shakespeare

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 5, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

"Donovan is like the last piece of the puzzle if you want to move forward and say ok, what are we going to get out of this football team," Theismann said Monday on SIRIUS XM's Mad Dog Radio. "This will be an entirely different looking football team obviously than it was a year ago, in a true West Coast style offense. I think you'll see the ball down the field, you'll see Donovan on the move....He has a chance to get better. That's the thing that I'm excited about for the Redskins. I think Donovan is not a finished product, and he still can improve and get better. Accuracy on shorter routes, if he takes that to the level where I think he can, he could be the best quarterback in football next year."

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2010/04/theismann_mcnabb_is_the_last_p.html

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 5, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

the same old crap about trading picks? really? picks are how to build a team fool. Seriously, thats the way to create a young talented core. You are not going to have consistent success if your always signing FA's. Teams do not let talented young players leave that often, FA's that are available more often than not are players on the downsides of their careers... Thus, why we are so inconsistent from year to year.

We complain about the trading of picks, becuase it continually happens... now 2 more with this new regime and they've been in office for less than 6 months. I will continually bithc about that until we finally stop wasting them on aging vets and instead start using them to draft for ourselves.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | April 5, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

"Donovan is like the last piece of the puzzle..."

Riighhhtt Joe.

And he's NOT the last piece here, that's the problem. Not even close.

Joe's such a homer. :P

The Redskins have no starting offensive tackles on the roster. Good luck with that.

- Ray

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

with 4 draft picks, and a limited selection of FA's available

Some folks think we can get a 3rd for Campbell and a 2nd and 3rd ofr Haynesworth and a 3rd for Rogers and then use all of these for lineman.

Good luck with that idea.

It appears - appears - that they think this line has more talent than we've seen. And that better schemes and coaching will improve them.

Maybe so. I hope they're right.

If not - and they don't make any move - it's going to be another long ugly season.

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

What "peoplearestupid1" said.

That's what I am saying.

- Ray

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

I was talking to someone in my office today about this. Here's the thing...Philly either beleives DMac is washed up or the Redskins suck as an organization.

I can't figure out any other reason they traded him here.

If this were a team like the Vikings or something I could see it. But it's not.

- ray

Posted by: rmcazz | April 5, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

They still think they can beat the Redskins 2 a year and the Redskins had the best offer.

If Philly thinks Kolb can take them on a playoff run, I think they'd be more worried about facing Donovan + Vikings in the playoffs than facing Donovan + Redskins in regular season.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | April 5, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

ray

Its probably the latter they just think he won't hurt them on the skins.

But remember philly got rid of Dawkins last year and believe me he can still play. So they are not some all knowing club.

Philly has been the measuring stick in the nfc east the last 10 years but it doesn't have to be that way.

Posted by: DG28 | April 5, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

But after the Redskins' repeated attempts to find a replacement for him, Campbell's trade value is not very high.

By Jason Reid | April 5, 2010; 4:12 PM ET

Did you skip the Logic class in your journalism training?

I think you're confusing cause and effect here. The reason the Redskins tried to trade him is that he wasn't playing well. The reason they can't trade him is because everyone knows he's not playing well.

Cause: Bad play at the QB position.
Effect: Redskins want to trade him, but no one wants him.

Posted by: League-Source | April 5, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

"I was talking to someone in my office today about this. Here's the thing...Philly either beleives DMac is washed up or the Redskins suck as an organization.

I can't figure out any other reason they traded him here."

They believe he's washed up -- or close enough to it.

So did the Rams when they rid themselves of Kurt Warner for their young up and comer, Marc Bulger.

And so did the Packers when they rid themselves of Brett Favre for Aaron Rodgers.

And so did the Titans when they rid themselves of Steve McNair to the Ravens.

Kurt Warner ended up taking Arizona to the Super Bowl.

Brett Favre took Minnesota to the NFC title game.

Steve McNair took Baltimore to a 13-3 record and the AFC title game.

Interesting to see how McNabb shakes out after all this.

Posted by: psps23 | April 5, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Gosh, Theisman is just wrong.

Left Tackle?
Linebacker?
Free Safety?

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

NateinthePDX, this one has some chatter from both Thomas and Cooley about the trade. My hunch is that the player response is still about feeling bad for Jason Campbell. Notwithstanding what Portis says, I suspect that plenty of guys do think he's a leader (or at least really like him).

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/09000d5d81759fe3/Redskins-react

Note also how Jasno (at the end) is still saying that the Skins are thinking about Carriker.

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

I also agree I could had done a better job than cerrato and snyder. I'm pretty sure I could put a better team together than Al Davis. I know we don't need a $3mil backup who pads his stats with dump offs and can't get on the same page with his top WR over 5 years. Grosman and hopefully Colt will be just fine. Take a 5th or better for JC and we can all pretend like it never happened.

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

leevi98- I would like to agree with you. And I like your optimism. But 11 years of the same old Snyder makes it impossible for me to be optimistic. Impossible for me to see any light at the end of the tunnel, especially when we make short-sighted decisions like trading for a 33 year old QB when we have a team full of needs.

We were poorly coached and unmotivated last year and I'm sure a number of players will come back and surprise us, yet that doesn't mean we still don't have a lot of needs. We still need an upgrade at LT, C, RG, and RT. We still need upgrades for our linebacking core if were going to switch to a 3-4, and were going to need a FS.

I don't know. When it comes to the Redskins I have lost the ability to optimistic. I have been one of the biggest supporters of this team over the years and I have taken it on the chin time and time again. I would LOVE to be proved wrong please, but I just don't see anything different about this new regime.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | April 5, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

beep beep for baseball season. A poll would be better.

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

Why is Levi jones not resigned...i thought he played fairly well last season under the circumstances

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse
My understanding is that Skins offered Levi Jones a one year contract, and he wanted to two year contract, and chose to search for a better contract offer. As far as I know, the one year contract is still on the table.

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

"Steve McNair took Baltimore to a 13-3 record and the AFC title game."

We were talking about just that also, but the Ravens, Vikings, and even Cards had better o-lines by far. The Pack at least drafted a QB.

McNabb is not the most durable of players, ya know? I mean were talking about a guy who ran out of bounds and blew his ACL.

The Redskins have NO OT's that can start with any effectiveness. They better hope Okung is there, and they can get a OT for the right side also.

I ama big McNabb fan, just not on this team the way it is.

- Ray

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

How about the play were we fake snap it and the center runs with it. That could be our staple play.
Wait we resigned rabach he will only lose yards.

Posted by: DG28 | April 5, 2010 4:30 PM |

This is hillarious.....

Posted by: VicDamone | April 5, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Most of the "holes" on this roster can be patched up with proper coaching. Landry can be a quality player. Rogers can be a quality player. The defense is loaded with talent.

The one area I don't see coaching making a big difference is the offensive line as it currently stands. But getting a day 1 starter at #4 would go a LONG way to making that happen. You can adjust protection to help a weak link along the line. It gets a lot harder when there are 2 of them on opposite sides.

If this team gets a day 1 starter at LT and if McNabb can avoid the injury bug (whcih he's done the last couple years), this team will be a division title contender. I honestly believe that.

2009: Zorn/Cerrato/Campbell
2010: Shanahan/Allen/McNabb

Yes please.

Posted by: psps23 | April 5, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

"We complain about the trading of picks, becuase it continually happens... now 2 more with this new regime and they've been in office for less than 6 months.."


Moving picks is the thing that upsets me.

I'd prefer to stockpile picks and add low cost talent over the course of the next 2 seasons.

I see that as a way to win in '11 and '12: that's realistic.

Adding old guys to win now?: I dunno, that's usually a recipe for disappointment.

Posted by: MistaMoe | April 5, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

sweeny mc sween,
Who pray tell will be available at #4 and what will transpire?

Posted by: _Stumped_ | April 5, 2010 5:10 PM

Other than that fourthmost team of the Final Four (my very own MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS!), probably a defensive tackle and a safety and Jimmy Clausen ... Skins will have to draft Brian Bulaga, who will be psyched to be the #4 pick. Nobody wants to pay #4 money for the guys available at #4. When I say "have to draft," I mean that the Skins will pick Jimmy Clausen ... and Colt Brennan will be shaking a change cup at the end of camp (after which he will be picked up by the Patriots to be the next Tom Brady*).

*By this, I mean the baby daddy to children of multiple hot women, not the good QB way.

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

Couple of thoughts:

If the Redskins' players thought so much of Campbell, how come they didn't protect him when other teams (Eagles, among others) would take cheap shots at him after he threw the ball? It's like they could care less. Now they act all concerned for him. BS!!

McNabb is a winner. It was Andy Reid's fault they lost those home NFC championship games to Tampa Bay and Carolina. And Any's game plan against New England in the Super Bowl wasn't so hot either.

I like the trade and hope the Skins can sign McNabb to an extension.

Waiting to trade Campbell makes sense because someone always has an injury in preseason or early regular season. Then the Skins can get a 2nd round pick for Campbell in next year's draft from some desperate fool. Currently, they have no leverage and will be lucky to get a 4th round pick in this year's draft.

Posted by: rb-freedom-for-all | April 5, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

"When it comes to the Redskins I have lost the ability to optimistic."

It's hard because they keep making the same mistakes. They just can't be that stupid, ya know?

Doesn't anybody believe in ACTUALLY rebuilding anymore? They just keep giving away draft picks like candy and it never works.

A 2nd round pick in the NFL is a starter. If they trade some guys before the draft, get Okung, and another OT somehow then great, I'm all for it. But if they go into next season with what they currently have....it's going to be ugly.

- Ray

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

Really the problem is danny we all know that. but you have to blame every coach thats comes in here and listens to him and sees that check book and goes n'spanks one off on the FA list. Shanny i thought you would be the one, but your falling for it like the rest. Draft or bust!!!!

Posted by: 4skin | April 5, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Really the problem is danny we all know that. but you have to blame every coach thats comes in here and listens to him and sees that check book and goes n'spanks one off on the FA list. Shanny i thought you would be the one, but your falling for it like the rest. Draft or bust!!!!

Posted by: 4skin | April 5, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Really the problem is danny we all know that. but you have to blame every coach thats comes in here and listens to him and sees that check book and goes n'spanks one off on the FA list. Shanny i thought you would be the one, but your falling for it like the rest. Draft or bust!!!!

Posted by: 4skin | April 5, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

i meant to post that 3 times too. thats how strongly i feel about it.

Posted by: 4skin | April 5, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

"When it comes to the Redskins I have lost the ability to optimistic."

It's hard because they keep making the same mistakes. They just can't be that stupid, ya know?

Doesn't anybody believe in ACTUALLY rebuilding anymore? They just keep giving away draft picks like candy and it never works.

A 2nd round pick in the NFL is a starter. If they trade some guys before the draft, get Okung, and another OT somehow then great, I'm all for it. But if they go into next season with what they currently have....it's going to be ugly.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | April 5, 2010 5:33 PM

Same stuff with a different name attached to it. We build to win now for a year or two instead of building to win long term.

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

redskins.com is reporting skins signed willie parker.

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

Campbell is basically worthless... Why would any team in the league give up anything for a loser like him? What the Skins said 5 teams were interested?? Please... Look if other teams call the Skins bluff than just release him.. better than to keep him around. I thought he might be able to keep the bench warm in Buffalo.. but now I'm thinking maybe that isn't far enought NORTH!!! Campbell might end up in Canada...

Posted by: sovine08 | April 5, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Redskins have to get rid of Campbell.. It is the only silver lining in getting McNabb..

Posted by: sovine08 | April 5, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

What did we get for Pat Ramsey, like a sixth round pick? Probably be the same with JC.

Posted by: cali_snowboarder | April 5, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

The Patrick Ramsey mistake. After he left here and Gibbs it all went downhill for him. The same could happen for Campbell.

If Portoise has to compete for his job (he of the zillion dollar contract) then so should Campbell. Competing with someone like McNabb would help him get a lot better than he is right now. That would be an opportunity I should think?

Think again Jason. You aren't going to get many chances once you leave given the years this team has suffered through.

Posted by: periculum | April 5, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

couple of things...
1-DMc was JC's mentor
2-If DMc gets hurt (which he has been for the last couple of years) who would you rather have as a backup?

Posted by: priceisright | April 5, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

I'm not too thrilled with the trade, BUT a LT with the #4 pick AND if we can get maybe a 3rd rounder for Campbell and a 3rd or 4th for Carter who doesn't fit a 3-4 defense. I'll feel better - Skins need a good young draft. I hope JC doesn't end up with the Raiders- he deserves better.

Posted by: conesa | April 5, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

posted by: moseley_brian

U suck. Don't call him that jerk. He never got shot! I'd like to give you one though...right in the teeth

Posted by: KurtShanaman | April 5, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

posted by: moseley_brian

U suck. Don't call him that jerk. He never got a shot! I'd like to give you one though...right in the teeth

Posted by: KurtShanaman | April 5, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

I HAVE TO THINK THAT SKINS AREE GOING TO HAVE TO KEEP JC. HE IS A GOOD QB AND I THINK IN ANOTHER YEAROR SO HE WILL BE GREAT. REMEMBER ITS MANAGEMENT KEEPING HIMDOWN.

Posted by: alice00tdsnet | April 5, 2010 11:26 PM | Report abuse

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