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The question remains: Does Campbell want to return?

Say what you want about his pocket presence or his accuracy, but one of the skills that Jason Campbell doesn't get enough credit for is his ability to say the right thing to almost any question. Certainly, Campbell has been asked some tough ones in the past year, and almost without fail, he finds a way to spin a difficult question in a positive direction.

These past two weeks, as frustrations have mounted to unseen levels, there have been a few small cracks in Campbell's public-speaking armor. Following the Giants' loss, he openly wondered whether some teammates had quit, and following Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, Campbell said he's been hit an unfair number of times.

But it's what he didn't say in an interview Monday that seems especially revealing. Campbell was conducting his regular weekly interview on "The Lavar Arrington Show," on 106.7 The Fan, and co-host Chad Dukes asked a pointed question: "Do you want to come back and play for the Washington Redskins next year?"

It's an easy question to answer safely, covering your bases and moving the interview along. But Campbell didn't directly answer the question. Given the opportunity, he didn't say that he wants to come back for a sixth season as a Redskin.

"It's just something I pray about," Campbell said. "I'm pretty sure I'll be led in the right direction."

Campbell talked about the looming changes the organization faces and how with his contract situation -- he's a restricted free agent at the end of this season -- the matter is largely out of his control. While all that is true, the question was whether he wants to return. And maybe there is no simple answer. This organization has run him through the wringer, and can you blame the guy if he wants a fresh start with a new team in 2010? During an interview with Comcast SportsNet on Monday, he expressed sincere concern about how the beating he's taking this year will affect his long-term prospects in the league. It's a legitimate concern.

"Whatever happens, I'm going to be fine," he told Dukes of his future beyond this Sunday.

This weekend's game in San Diego will be the team's final one of the season and possibly Campbell's final one as a Redskin. Expect to hear that storyline pop up more than a couple of times in the next few days.

By Rick Maese  |  December 29, 2009; 12:21 PM ET
Categories:  Jason Campbell  
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Comments

I've been getting the same vibe from JC's interview. I think he wants out, and I think the Skins will tender him and not match any offer JC receives. IMO I'd take a combination of mid round picks in this draft and 2011 draft that would equate to a 2nd choice in 2010 (if that makes any sense).

Posted by: TWISI | December 29, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't blame him for not wanting to come back to this foolishness.

Posted by: jm220 | December 29, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

From the last post:

"Pull your head out of your rectum and try to find a better analogy next time, spooge-eater.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | December 29, 2009 12:32 PM | Report abuse"

Spooge-eater?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | December 29, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Heck, if I were him, I'd try to avoid having to even come back to Washington after the game on Sunday.

Posted by: mike8 | December 29, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Heck, if I were him, I'd try to avoid having to even come back to Washington after the game on Sunday.

Posted by: mike8 | December 29, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Campbell's coming back, you heard it here first !

Posted by: OG_Barno | December 29, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

I'd tend Campbell and use him as a backup if no one else signs him. I really doubt the Skins would match any substantial offer.

Posted by: siris | December 29, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

"This organization has run him through the wringer"

Can someone explain to me how the above it in any way true?? gimme a break......

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 29, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

We can only hope that some idiot GM offers Campbell at least 2.5 Mil. Then the Skins dont match and thus receive a 1st and 3rd round as compensation.
With this compensation and the 4th overall pick in the Draft for a 4-13 W-L record the Skins would have 2 Firsts and a replacement of the 3rd they lost in the supplemental Draft last spring.
Trade down the highest of the First round picks for 2 lower 1st round picks and select the two best OLine guys available, ala 1981 May and Grimm. And with the remaining compensation 1st round pick?? QB? RB?

Posted by: cliftonbiz | December 29, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Minnesota would be the ideal place for him. Great OL, Great RB, Good receivers and a possible need at QB.

Posted by: Original_etrod | December 29, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

The Rooney rule has yet to be confirmed as a reason a minority has been hired a head coach in the NFL. Only that the indivisual has been interviewed. So how has it really made an impact. The way $nyder has complied with the rule, it looks like a joke to me.

Posted by: hessone | December 29, 2009 12:40 PM

hessone, since you can't say that the percentage of minority head coaches in the league has not increased dramatically since the implementation of the Rooney Rule, you must be saying that it's a complete coincidence. That after 80+ years of virtually no minority head coaches there's this sudden, spontaneous change in hiring practices. You have to admit that's quite a leap...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2009 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Oh boy will the press and the blog will be gum founded when on Jan.4 it not the person you all think it will be who is then introduced as the new head coach

Posted by: joevick | December 29, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

I feel the same way about Campbell leaving as I did when I heard Heath Shuler was leaving.

G'bye!

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | December 29, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse

The lowest tender still requires a 2nd rounder, but basically anything above $2 mil triggers the 1st round clause. Not sure how many teams would give up a 1st rounder, but I'm certain teams there would be a line if it was only a 2nd rounder.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | December 29, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

If JC says he wants to come back, and then the new coach (presumably Shanahan) wants to get rid of him, it makes him look like Zorn.

I would be non- committal as well. JC wants to get paid, was willing to put up or shut up and ball for the cash this year, and is pizzed that he had to play behind the joke of a line with Zorn's retarded play calling that kept the team performance his personal numbers down.

Yes, haters, i fully realize JC is not without blame in this situation, but from where he picks himself up off the turf 6-10 times a game while throwing bubble screens, he has a point.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | December 29, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

backup in San Diego.. Fans are laid back.. more accepting of players not willing to improve their skills.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | December 29, 2009 12:52 PM | Report abuse

It's a tough game, played by tough men," Zorn said. "Nobody in the NFL, a player, is guaranteed comfort of anything. It's a hard game."

…What Zorn is watching Campbell go through each week is pretty similar to some of his own seasons playing quarterback in Seattle…

---REDSKINS INSIDER

Helps us understand why Zorn was so at ease riding bikes with fellow non–empathizer George W. Bush.

I had been feeling sorry for Zorn until this classless comment. This and his namby-pamby cremarks, backtracks etc. are pretty lame, and he’s never had the cojones to publicly criticize his chief tormentors Snyder and Cerrato. They ruined the Oline and put Campbell in fear of his health and welfare.

This is one of the most classless organizations in pro sports, something it reminds us of almost daily.

Posted by: TheCork | December 29, 2009 12:52 PM | Report abuse

"This organization has run him through the wringer"

Can someone explain to me how the above it in any way true?? gimme a break......

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 29, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Umm..lets see here. Changing offensive philosophies every 2 years, ignoring a decrepit O line, and having an idiot like Zorn calling the plays with crappy protective schemes.

Posted by: ga8085 | December 29, 2009 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Listening to Campbell play his sad fiddle every game is hard to stomach. Jason isn't the most sacked QB in the league, and two of the QBs sacked more are still in playoff contention.
Campbell shut up, man up, and get up. No one cries for you.


Posted by: MadeRED


Yeah Jason, take manly advice from a Blog warrior, who’s toughest physical contact is slamming his angry fingertips into his keyboard.

Posted by: TheCork | December 29, 2009 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Yeah,improve his skills. In a chuck and duck offense. Snyder and Cerrato,there are the architects of this mess. And J.C. is paying the price.

Posted by: ridgely1 | December 29, 2009 12:54 PM | Report abuse

backup in San Diego.. Fans are laid back.. more accepting of players not willing to improve their skills.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | December 29, 2009 12:52 PM |

That's why the Chargers are annual playoff team? This is a ridiculous post.

Posted by: TWISI | December 29, 2009 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Umm..lets see here. Changing offensive philosophies every 2 years, ignoring a decrepit O line, and having an idiot like Zorn calling the plays with crappy protective schemes.

Posted by: ga8085 | December 29, 2009 12:53 PM | Report abuse
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Not to mention publicly pursuing not 1, but 2 different QBs in the offseason.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | December 29, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

If he does, it means the frequent sacks have driven him insane.

Posted by: TheCork | December 29, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Gotta agree with TheCork on that one, now go to your room MadeRED.

Posted by: OG_Barno | December 29, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

J Reid: "Say what you want about his pocket presence or his accuracy, but one of the skills that Jason Campbell doesn't get enough credit for is his ability to say the right thing to almost any question. Certainly, Campbell has been asked some tough ones in the past year, and almost without fail, he finds a way to spin a difficult question in a positive direction."

Wrongo dud. This is what Camp said after the Dal game:

"I'm very worried about the situation I've been put in. I've been hit so much, it's not even fair."

I'm sure the dud wishes he hadn't said that. It exposes for all the world to see what a pussy he is.

Posted by: TubularBells | December 29, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Campbell will win a championship next season... with the Las Vegas Locomotives.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | December 29, 2009 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TubularBells | December 29, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

I want to see you take a hit from Ratliff like he took and then call him a pussy.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 29, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Snyder and Vinny openly without respect or regard to JC tried to trade him away for two losers, IMO if I were JC I am outta here..
The two idiot wanna be GMS forgot in the NFL you need what is called an offensive line to allow and initiate a running game and you need a line for pass protection...See ya JC it has been real ...

Posted by: TheBeatDontStop | December 29, 2009 1:00 PM | Report abuse

but I'm certain teams there would be a line if it was only a 2nd rounder.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | December 29, 2009 12:51 PM |

Hardly. But mebbe a 3rd. If that, then take the pick, hand over the big galoot and run like hell.

Posted by: TubularBells | December 29, 2009 1:01 PM | Report abuse

If JC can get traded for a 2nd rounder, I say go for it. But to an earlier post suggesting a stupid GM might trade a 1st for him, unless its Al Davis, it ain't going to happen in this lifetime. JC might be damaged goods by this point to bounce back next season. Who knows..and its not like he was all world to began with. Either or: Tender him and keep him, or let another team sign him and give up a 2nd rounder. Win, win..

Posted by: ga8085 | December 29, 2009 1:02 PM | Report abuse

okay how can you have so much faith in a player that was picked by someone you hated so much and the reason you hated him so much was because he couldn't evaluate talent. i'm talking about cerrato and not gibbs. gibbs was never a good talent evaluator either.

jc was a 4th round pick on most people's draft. he's lucky to have had a 2 NFL caliber running backs in college at the same time. he's lucky that we had a HORRIBLE management. he needs to just shut up and leave.

his future is no better than of patrick ramsey. journeyman for a year and then out of this league for good.

and for those who challenge my belief that he is no good. set up a paypal escrow account and i'll give you 10 to 1 odds and you name your bet. diddy and mhartz need not bother i can't afford that much.

Posted by: dealer1 | December 29, 2009 1:02 PM | Report abuse

@NateinthePDX

Living in the past can be a painful exercise. Things are getting better, but you have to be positive and not dwell on the past. Again, not one head coach hire has been confirmed a Rooney rule hire. Wouldn't you rather believe it was because the coach that was hired got the job due to knowledge of the game. Or would you like to keep the race card alive and well? I'll choose the first option.

Posted by: hessone | December 29, 2009 12:53 PM

"Living in the past" meaning the time before the Rooney Rule was implemented in 2003?

I believe that the people who make head coach hires in the NFL have, for the past six years, had their eyes forced open to the reality that there are qualified candidates who, during the previous 80+ years, they may not have even considered interviewing.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2009 1:02 PM | Report abuse

TubularBells already has taken a few TubeSteak hits from Ratliff. Go easy on him, he only speaks from experience.

Posted by: OG_Barno | December 29, 2009 1:02 PM | Report abuse

beeps another post about another dead man talking

Posted by: dealer1 | December 29, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

I want to see you take a hit from Ratliff like he took and then call him a pussy.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 29, 2009 12:59 PM |

You need glasses dud. It were the ole Auburn Hug.

Posted by: TubularBells | December 29, 2009 1:04 PM | Report abuse

BEEP MO FOckers

Posted by: mhartz1 | December 29, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

I want to see you take a hit from Ratliff like he took and then call him a pussy.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 29, 2009 12:59 PM |

You didn't see Joe T crying for his mama when LT cracked open his leg did you?

Posted by: TubularBells | December 29, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

so attempting to trade for a qb, and the attempt to trade JC was putting him through the ringer?? um....wow...
is this an 8th grade girl we're talking about?? I mean, changing offensive systems....REALLY?? Thats through the ringer??..

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 29, 2009 1:08 PM | Report abuse

You didn't see Joe T crying for his mama when LT cracked open his leg did you?

Posted by: TubularBells | December 29, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

If Joe T had called him a pussy then you'd have a point.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 29, 2009 1:09 PM | Report abuse

I said "backup"... I lived in SD.. The level of fan intensity is night and day comparing Redskin fans to Charger fans..

JC is not fired about anything.. Very laid back.. Ever seen him on the sidelines between series.??.. Never communicates with his OLine or RBs...just sits there staring blanking into space or at Zorn. You couldnt tell if the Skins were ahead or behind by looking at his expression.. Its always the same... Like he's punching in a clock at the office.
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backup in San Diego.. Fans are laid back.. more accepting of players not willing to improve their skills.

Posted by: cliftonbiz | December 29, 2009 12:52 PM |

That's why the Chargers are annual playoff team? This is a ridiculous post.

Posted by: TWISI | December 29, 2009 12:54 PM

Posted by: cliftonbiz | December 29, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I hope he doesn't pray too hard, HE might lead him to his proper place - out of football.

If i were JC why wouldn't I want to comeback to a place that is willing to overpay me to do a lousy job in a position that I have demonstrated time after time that I cannot handle? Who else in the right mind would be willing to dish that type of cash for someone like me?

Posted by: hock1 | December 29, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Say what you want about his pocket presence or his accuracy, but one of the skills that Jason Campbell doesn't get enough credit for is his ability to say the right thing to almost any question.
- J Reid

Pathetic...more excuses for this dude!

Posted by: rickyroge | December 29, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Wow, shaunsherman, you're really going to dig up that story and try to convince someone that the Post was in the wrong to report it? Sorry, but I'm not going to let that one slide.

The Redskins sued some of their season ticket holders.

That really happened. The Redskins had options when those season ticket holders couldn't afford the season ticket plans they'd signed, and unlike every other team in the league who faces such situations the Redskins chose to sue these fans for breach of contract. Read that again and tell me why that wasn't newsworthy.

The team was legally in the right, and I would never argue that, but good golly they looked like total and complete bottom-line business deuchebags for doing so. And they confirmed that by trotting out that sleazebag lawyer to not-apologize for it.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse
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I'd never argue it was a good idea to sue the season ticket holders. My point was that the Post has lacked a tad bit of objectivity when it comes to the ownership. Putting "old lady crying" on A1 of the front page and doing a multi-page, three part segment on the issue was way over the top considering all the other things going on around the world. Also, though I again agree with you that suing your ticket holders begs for villianization (is that a word?) of the management/ownership, I have little sympathy for said ticket holders. These weren't the folks in the 400 sections. These were folks that ELECTED to sign contracts committing them to 5 figure amounts of money for club seat and suite tickets - a luxury item that should be the last thing you buy, since it has to be at the bottom of the priorities list. These folks weren't in poverty - they just weren't very smart.

This new article out is just to stir a pot that is already off the burner. Calling it a "grey area" regarding Grey's interview is pretty weak, since the powers that be who are apparently in the know have already approved of the interview process.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | December 29, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who thinks Campbell WANTS to return is out of his mind. Of course he wants out of here. Who wouldn't? He's an average NFL QB, along the lines of Kerry Collins, and he'll start somewhere else next year and probably be at least half way successful while we languish with our next Heath Shuler.

Posted by: themantoyou | December 29, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

I've never heard Jason crying to his mama about being hit, but come to think of it, I distinctly remember Joe Theismann crying with real tears about the officiating in a game against Dallas that cost the Redskins a playoff birth in 1978.

Frankly, not being an athlete, I don't wanna be the judge of how or why an athlete complains or vents frustration. The rest of you guys can speak for yourselves.

Posted by: semicolonpowell1 | December 29, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

No way we get a first round draft pick for Campbell. I would be ecstatic to get a 2nd round pick. Realistically a third round pick is what he will bring, anything more than that is being unrealistic. Listening to the blog, he is a mediocre QB at best, why would another GM give away draft picks for a mediocre QB.

Posted by: m_p_holmes | December 29, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Just go away. He tried his best and he sucked. Why waste our time and his time? Let him walk. Nobody is going to give up a draft pick for him. He's a sorry QB on a last place team. What's the worst that can happen without him - the skins lose 4 more games?

Posted by: peterandmeredith | December 29, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Realistically, Carlow Rogers will get more attention as a RFA than Campbell. Even mediocre CBs are harder to find than mediocre QBs.

Posted by: m_p_holmes | December 29, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

We're in Washington - maybe Dan Snyder should consult the Secret Service to find a way to protect Campbell?

Posted by: clandestinetomcat | December 29, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Good Luck to JC wherever he ends up. He deserves better than the lack of support he received from the Owner, Gopher GM and alot of Pinhead fans who constantly rip on him because they think replacing the QB is the cure all for this dysfunctional franchise.

Posted by: moseley_brian | December 29, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Amen mosley_brian. Whether he'll ever be a GREAT QB is unknown, and frankly not probable. But he's decent and he played with a ton of heart and class. He is so far down the list on what ails this team, it's a joke how people are pinning this on him.

Posted by: themantoyou | December 29, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Us hockey fans are going to teach you football fans something.

Per Slap Shot:

"Call Detroit. Tell them B*** S***"

"Trade Me Right F***ing Now!"

Now hang up the phone.

Posted by: CF11555 | December 29, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

J. Campbell, see: Ramsey, Patrick, for the answer to that question.

Posted by: nojunk4me | December 29, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Campbell has been through a lot: musical chair offensive philosophies, coaches, linemen. I, for one, would LOVE to see him return. He is ready to take off!

However, I don't think it would be best for Jason's career to return to this "soap opera organization". Whatever happens... all the best to the class act!

Posted by: t_seitz_brown | December 29, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

If he does return, it will be carrying a clipboard. No way in hell Bruce Allen keeps him as a #1.

Posted by: wewintheylose | December 29, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

"If he does return, it will be carrying a clipboard. No way in hell Bruce Allen keeps him as a #1."

Collins is under contract and that's his job right now.

No way Campbell comes back next year.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | December 29, 2009 2:45 PM | Report abuse

If nothing else, you have to respect the kids toughness. Most OB's would have missed probably significant time with all the big hits that he has taken this season. I wince everytime he lands on that same shoulder. I think it would be a BIG mistake to start over with a rookie QB. Give JC some OL help and hope he continues to to grow in the future.

Posted by: Monkman63 | December 29, 2009 2:52 PM | Report abuse

J Reid: "Say what you want about his pocket presence or his accuracy, but one of the skills that Jason Campbell doesn't get enough credit for is his ability to say the right thing to almost any question.
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Talk about reaching to find a reason to give a guy credit.. yeah Jason can't complete a long pass or score a TD or win a game but he can answer a mean question??? Now it's just getting silly.. Dump the LOSER already and be done with him...

Posted by: sovine08 | December 29, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

"Say what you want about his pocket presence or his accuracy, but one of the skills that Jason Campbell doesn't get enough credit for is his ability to say the right thing to almost any question."

If only one could score points in the NFL by answering questions properly...

Posted by: jboogie1 | December 29, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

"Give JC some OL help and hope he continues to to grow in the future."

Nope. All you need to do is see how he does with plenty of time: holds the ball and if he doesn't run with it he makes a short pass to RB or throws it away.

Posted by: jboogie1 | December 29, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

I'd tend Campbell and use him as a backup if no one else signs him. I really doubt the Skins would match any substantial offer.

Posted by: siris | December 29, 2009 12:44 PM |
A backup to Who??? Is there any FA QB or QB in the draft who could have done better with the revolving door O line and under developed receiving corps and lack of competent play calling the last two years? I sincerely doubt it. If I were Shanahan, I'd sit Campbell down, tell him he knows JC has been through hell, and assure him the two top OT's available will be drafted with the Skins 1st and 2nd round picks and he will be given an offensive system which will allow him to succede.

Posted by: kenboy1 | December 29, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

I'd tend Campbell and use him as a backup if no one else signs him. I really doubt the Skins would match any substantial offer.

Posted by: siris | December 29, 2009 12:44 PM |
A backup to Who??? Is there any FA QB or QB in the draft who could have done better with the revolving door O line and under developed receiving corps and lack of competent play calling the last two years? I sincerely doubt it. If I were Shanahan, I'd sit Campbell down, tell him he knows JC has been through hell, and assure him the two top OT's available will be drafted with the Skins 1st and 2nd round picks and he will be given an offensive system which will allow him to succede.

Posted by: kenboy1 | December 29, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

"It's just something I pray about"

I wish I could pray away my problems

Posted by: jboogie1 | December 29, 2009 3:10 PM | Report abuse

NO WAY BECAUSE THE SKINS SUXXXXXX!

Posted by: rlomax67 | December 29, 2009 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Jump where?

Posted by: Bean1 | December 29, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Jump where?

Posted by: Bean1 | December 29, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

How anyone can expect ANY QB to do well under the lousy play calling and offensive design, lack of adequate WR's, and most of all, lack of an adequate O line the lat two years, is way, way beyond me. Use the 1st and 2nd round picks to draft the two best OT's available, and watch Campbell under Shannahan,along with our D, win AT LEAST 10 games next year

Posted by: kenboy1 | December 29, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Of course Jason wants out just like Champ Bailey figured out long before everyone else that this clown Snyder does not have a clue. Snyder reminds me of my last boss a geico.

Posted by: hz9604 | December 29, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Unless I am mistaken, if 2010 goes uncapped as is now expected, Campbell will not be a free agent at all!!!

Posted by: dkidwell61 | December 29, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Football season starts Jan 4th 2010. Senior Week, Combine, Draft, Training camp... I love it.

Posted by: MonkMossMann | December 29, 2009 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Where is Jason going to jump?

Posted by: Bean1 | December 29, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse

campbell looks at times worst throwing the ball than he did 2yrs ago. this changing of his mechanics by the azz-hole zorn as I have said previously trying to turn him into a weak armed white qb with limited natural skill(zorn). campbell is now shell shocked with this o-line, I remember r. cunningham(the most athletically talent him and m. vick)qb that I have ever seen most of his career with eagles had NO running game BAD o-line but cunningham if nothing was there would take off. When he finally had a real o-line and running game behind him with vikings he was much older but threw for over 3800yds and 36 td's. the same thing that happened with cunningham is happening with campbell. basically because these bigoted racist misanthropic owners coaches and fans most want a white qb because the position is over-hyped because whites are the majority in it not because they are any good alot are just sub standard bums but it is NO surprise everything in american was built on RACISM INEQUALITY BIGOTRY AND OTHER ASSORTED EVILS, yes the american way..

Posted by: wathu19 | December 29, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

JC may not be the right quarterback for this team, but the comparison to Heath Shuler speaks for itself...

Shuler
CAREER PASSING STATS
G YDS CMP% TD INT RAT
29 3691 49.2 15 33 54.3

Soup

Passing Stats
G CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT

51 974 1595 61.1 10579 53 38 81.8

I'd rate the QBs for the Skins in the past ten years as follows:
1. Brad Johnson
2. Hunter, Punter
3. Campbell
4. Todd
5. Randle-El
6. Portis
7. Brunell (based on two throws to Santana against the Cowboys)
8. Jim Zorn
9. Anybody Spurrier even thought about playing

Could next year result in a placeholder QB like Chris Redman bridging the gap to a rookie? Yes, it could.

WillZorn end up the QB coach for Cutler? You betcha!

Posted by: minorthread | December 29, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

campbell looks at times worst throwing the ball than he did 2yrs ago. this changing of his mechanics by the azz-hole zorn as I have said previously trying to turn him into a weak armed white qb with limited natural skill(zorn). campbell is now shell shocked with this o-line, I remember r. cunningham(the most athletically talent him and m. vick)qb that I have ever seen most of his career with eagles had NO running game BAD o-line but cunningham if nothing was there would take off. When he finally had a real o-line and running game behind him with vikings he was much older but threw for over 3800yds and 36 td's. the same thing that happened with cunningham is happening with campbell. basically because these bigoted racist misanthropic owners coaches and fans most want a white qb because the position is over-hyped because whites are the majority in it not because they are any good alot are just sub standard bums but it is NO surprise everything in american was built on RACISM INEQUALITY BIGOTRY AND OTHER ASSORTED EVILS, yes the american way..

Posted by: wathu19 | December 29, 2009 3:51 PM |
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Just change your screen name to idiot!!!
You pathetic race baiter!!! If not for spewing your hatred, you would have no purpose in your pathetic little life!!!

Posted by: dkidwell61 | December 29, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Isnt this a pointless subject seeing how he is restricted? Why speculate on what he wants? He has NO control

Posted by: cnewso01 | December 29, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

I am volunteering to help his a$$ pack and move! Everyone pretty much agrees that JaMarcus Russell is a bust (largely because of where he was drafted) but JaMarcus has more quality wins on his resume than Campbell this season... Keep in mind Campbell has 3 wins total against divisional opponents in his career. bye bye wickless candle

Posted by: SkinzNWiz | December 29, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Campbell is gone. Portis, assuming he's medically clear, is a different story. I think he stays and plays another year. The Skins have too many needs and too few draft picks to cover all the holes: o-line, o-line, quarterback, secondary, running back, linebacker.

If I were running this team -- a big if -- I would really commit to cleaning house, but I would do it in a smart way, a multi-year process that maximizes draft picks. I still dont' think this is the way the Redskins are going and in any event it's no guarantee of success.

After all, drafting is not B. Allen's forte, and drafting for depth is inimical to Snyder's style. From what I've read, Allen is a cap and contract specialist, and a nice guy at the office.

But if it's Shanahan perhaps he drafts a RB and let's Portis walk.

Posted by: Pepper5 | December 29, 2009 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: themantoyou
He is so far down the list on what ails this team, it's a joke how people are pinning this on him.

__________________________
You mean like the way Caron and Jamison aren't all stars even when healthy, but Gilbert is the one that has to go

Posted by: SkinzNWiz | December 29, 2009 5:14 PM | Report abuse

To Jason
Free advice (like you need it)

Reasons to stay here:
1. You love DC
2. You love the uniforms
3. You love your teammates (so much)

Reasons to leave

1. Team dysfunction
2. Going on 3 coaches in your time
3. And like 8 offensive ones
4. And like 8 defensive ones
5. And like 10 55 yr old free agents
6. Jay Cutler
7. Mark Sanchez
8. Your Hoggs blocking for you
9. A washed up Portis
10. 2 pint sized WR's
11. 3 young maybes at WR
12. A hurt TE that's good
14. A young TE that can't block
15. But can dance when he scores
16. Smoot, Hall, Landry, and #22
17. That can't cover you at WR
18. A dumb owner
19. A GM with a 500 record himself
20. Meaning the blind leading the blind
21. A losing culture here
22. Built on 1 decade of greatness
23. Between 1982-1992
24. Be4 you were born
25. And a losing history mostly
26. 1946-1970 and 1993-present

Run Jason, Run
Go to Tampa Bay, Oakland, Seattle
Anywhere but here

You may never be Elway
But here, you'll be Ramsey
Beat-down by dysfunction

Signed Dan Snyder Jr.

Posted by: kedavis | December 29, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

I don't think Bruce Allen would want someone who when he does get a chance to elude the pass rush he makes bad check down decisions. He has been doing this for his career. He does not understand the concept of stepping up from the back side rush. I'm not saying that he gets time to throw often but when he does he checks down and throws off target.

Posted by: joeboggs | December 29, 2009 5:20 PM | Report abuse

"I feel the same way about Campbell leaving as I did when I heard Heath Shuler was leaving.
G'bye!"

And who exactly do the Redskins have or can get who is going to take his place? Are you really sure that this as of yet named individual is going to be better than Campbell? If they draft someone it could take up to three years before they could be any good. Do Redskin fans and Dan Snyder have the patience to wait and build from the ground up? I think we all know the answer to this one. Like Al Davis likes to say, Win Now Baby. We all know how great the Raiders have been over the last 10 years or so. Why not do something different and hire a new coach and let him decide about Campbell. Nah! Dan Snyder will just go ahead and buy the latest toy without consulting anyone, least of all the new coach.

Posted by: gvelanis | December 29, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

If i was JC17 I'd leave and join a high school team so i could be a star once again

Posted by: pathmo | December 29, 2009 5:37 PM | Report abuse

This is just my opinion. Bring Campbell back, bring Portis back, draft offensive lineman who can actually block. JC and Patrick Ramsey have one thing in common for their time as Redskins. They both got pounded into the turf. I remeber watching Ramsey hold the ball until the last possible minute, throwing and he was pounded hard. Despite what any armchair QB has to say, these guys are tough and both have been ridden hard and put away wet.

Posted by: fjd124 | December 29, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

All this talk about trading Jason,for who,who in the draft can replace him as of next season who in free agency, Jake Delhomme come on man....No question he's not the best QB in the league but far from the worst there will be no one avaliable to us come next season better than Jason if so I would gladly like to here it.There will be plenty of backup's in free agency but they are backups for a reason.

Posted by: fboyd454 | December 29, 2009 6:24 PM | Report abuse

I have a few clarifications for people:

1) If there is a CAP and a CBA next year, Campbell becomes an UFA, and if there is an UNCAPPED year and no CBA, he will be a RFA. That's what we're discussing.

2) The comparison of Campbell to average QBs, like Kerry Collins, who can only have success when everything around them is in place is pretty accurate.

3) I've spent enough time looking down field at route combinations the Skins use to be able to say without a doubt that coaching has a lot to do with the times that Jason has struggled the rare times he has had time in the pocket. Those plays are usually the ones where he only has shallow stationary targets to throw to(Easier for Zone defense to cover). If you do not believe me, just look at how successful Davis, Thomas, ARE, et al have been when they actually run crossing routes, but those require an Oline you can trust.

I will never deny that JC has his weaknesses and will never be a star. But, he is far from being the anchor that holds this team down, either. He can navigate a ship, if it isn't one that always seems to take on water.

Posted by: SportzWiz | December 29, 2009 6:32 PM | Report abuse

I am volunteering to help his a$$ pack and move! Everyone pretty much agrees that JaMarcus Russell is a bust (largely because of where he was drafted) but JaMarcus has more quality wins on his resume than Campbell this season... Keep in mind Campbell has 3 wins total against divisional opponents in his career. bye bye wickless candle

Posted by: SkinzNWiz | December 29, 2009 4:41 PM |
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In my book, Campbell won the NO game for the Skins, and beat Russell head to head.
While not HOF stats, the fact is Campbell has 4 wins against divisional opponents in his career!!
Russell is a bust!! Period!!

Posted by: dkidwell61 | December 29, 2009 6:56 PM | Report abuse

it's amazing how every post is dogging JC for the team problems. I'm sure everyone would love to have Cutler or Sanchez (what a great job they or doing). Almost every executive says JC is in the wrong offensive system. But you couch potatoes seems to no everything. When you have a quarterback the system should be built around the QB to maximize his potential. Why do you think BF went to Minn.

Posted by: onestorm | December 29, 2009 8:33 PM | Report abuse

You guys don't get it this whole season was thrown away by DS/VC last off season when they decided JZ stunk so they DID nothing to help the OFFENSE succeed. NO O-Line overhaul means no rushing bonuses for CP no escalation bonuses for JC, Moss, or Cooley. DS/VC put all the eggs in the basket for the uncappped year and what that means for players with less than 6 full years of svc RFA which means tender and don't match and rack up the pick's for the NEW coach they knew was going to BE hired B4 this season even started. If you look at their contracts you will see the proof. It's business and he already had you DUMB season ticketholders $$$.

Posted by: Skins21-4everSmashmouth | December 30, 2009 12:25 AM | Report abuse

Russell vs Campbell?

You are dumb.

How about Shuler vs Rypien while you're at it.

Or actually, how about Rypien vs Campbell: who's better?

Trent Dilfer vs. Campbell?

Doug Flutie vs. Campbell?

Posted by: Thinker_ | December 30, 2009 1:58 AM | Report abuse

Jack Russell vs Jason Campbell?

Jim Zorn vs Jason Campbell?

Ok, now, at head coach?

At better interview?

Jim Zorn vs Jason Campbell on who will be missed first next year?

Posted by: Thinker_ | December 30, 2009 2:05 AM | Report abuse

Or actually, how about Rypien vs Campbell: who's better?

Tom Boswell, in a chat earlier this season, argued that Campbell would have done even better than Rypien on the '91 team. JC is an average to slightly above average QB who is capable of succeeding with a good team around him but will never be able to carry a bad team - think Dilfer and the Ravens a few years ago.

But let's face it - Joe Montana in his prime would have been hard pressed to win more than 5 or 6 games with this team, which is years from contention even IF Allen/Shanahan is the right management team and Snyder gets out of the way to let them work.

Posted by: zimbar | December 30, 2009 10:08 AM | Report abuse

I don't care why Campbell leaves as long as he leaves.. I can't stand anymoe people defending him because of his STATS.. his stats are good because he leads the league in throwing the ball under ten yards!!! You see when Campbell completes a 5 yard pass when it 3rd and 9.. the stats say GREAT.. but the team has to punt! Simplely put.. good QB's find a way to win Campbell doesn't WIN!!! And all this well put a all star team around him and he would be better.. sure he would and so would Collins and Colt or ANYONE!!! But you can't just dial up pro bowl players.. other teams tend to hold on the them. The Skins will add a couple of players next year but this team will look pretty close to the one today.. the one Campbell can't win with.. 4-12 the QB has to take some responsibility for that.. Get rid of Campbell.. give Colt a shot.. bring in a free agent QB to compete with him.. The Skins have to start FRESH!!!

Posted by: sovine08 | December 30, 2009 11:15 AM | Report abuse

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