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Sore Ankle Won't Sideline Campbell

Quarterback Jason Campbell's left ankle still is sore -- but not sore enough to keep him out of the lineup Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at FedEx Field.

"I thought it would be a little better than it's feeling," Campbell said. "I still feel it a little bit, but it was worse against Detroit. I'm not really worried about it."

In the 19-14 loss to the Lions, Campbell completed 67.6 percent of his passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. The Lions ended their losing streak at 19, "but we can't keep thinking about that game and what people think about us" because of the embarrassing loss, Campbell said. "How is that going to help you?

"We've got 13 games left. There's still a lot of time for us to correct our problems and accomplish everything we talked about since before camp. I know I believe in what we're doing, I believe in Coach [Jim] Zorn and I believe in my teammates. We can make it happen. I know we can."

By Jason Reid  |  October 1, 2009; 1:10 PM ET
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almost?

Posted by: d_skillz | October 1, 2009 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Barno1,
I think you are missing the big picture here. Nobody is saying Snyder is solely to blame. But lets boil this down...

Fact 1: During the past 10 years the Redskins have not been very good.

Fact 2: During the past 10 years the only common element within the organization has been Dan Snyder.

Therefore, something has to change. If Danny Boy, DB, wants to maintain his current approach to running this team then they will never be a good team, so says history and logic. Sure once every 3 or 4 years the team will make a run and get into the playoffs but that should not be the goal.

Posted by: NFeKPo | October 1, 2009 1:15 PM

Posted by: NFeKPo | October 1, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

enough with the snyder/cerrato bs already. its played out. snyder isn't going anywhere. jason reid, understand one thing. campbell will have to be dragged off the field in order to come out. he will not leave the field and give up his starting job under any circumstances. if he were to do that, that could potentially be the end of his career.

Posted by: mopp04 | October 1, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

From the times, apparently more changes are quite possible..:


Just got back from the locker room where it was revealed that Reed Doughty has replaced Chris Horton at strong safety.

Doughty was the starter last year until he missed a game with illness and then got hurt.

"Reed has actually played better the last couple weeks and Chris has struggled a little bit," defensive coordinator Greg Blache said. "[Horton] had a play with bad eyes and we got a big interference call. We had an instant last week where he wasn’t in a good fit. It’s not that we’re down on him but the fact we have a guy in Reed that is so close to him, it gives us an oppty to give him a chance and it gives Chris a chance to catch his breath and re-focus."

Blache didn't disclose any other personnel moves but hinted other changes could be happening.

Blache also said he needs to become more of a "maverick ... a riverboat gambler."

Translation: I think coach Jim Zorn had a chat with Blache this week and told him the defense needs a jolt of aggressiveness.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 1, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Start Kareem Moore at FS an put LL in the box

Posted by: GreatOne1 | October 1, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Has Redskin One left Denver yet?

Posted by: TheJury | October 1, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Why doesn't Haynesworth get benched? Apparently his lack of gap control is one of the reasons why the Lions ran all over us.

Posted by: p1funk
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The problem with our gap control disciplined defense is that it's deceivingly bad. We were #4 on Defense last year, but just like we've talked about this year, that's not really an honest representation of our D.

The "bend but don't break" gap control type of defense might get kudos for points allowed, but as we've seen it also has major drawbacks from which we are suffering. The bend allows short yardage plays to move all the way down the field, chewing up the clock and setting up a potential score. The fact that it takes so long to get down there keeps the point total low, but it also keeps our D on the field and our O off. It also results in less aggressiveness, thus less turnovers and sacks.

Enter Big Al'. He's supposed to collapse the pocket, force double teams, make our DE's better. Well the problem is he can't really do that every play while also maintaining gap control. So you've got a guy who you're letting do his thing because you realize your gap control strat isn't creating enough pressure and turnovers and force outs. But then you bust his chops for not maintaining "gap discipline"? Well I'm sorry but you can't have it both ways.

Blache is now trying to fall back on his strat from last year, but it will continue to be exploited in exactly the way I and others have described. Expect to continue seeing third downs converted against us 75% of the time.

Posted by: REXskins | October 1, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

I just love how the same people who constantly preach stability and constantly fault Snyder for, among other things, firing coaches and replacing them with big names...I love how these same people want Zorn fired and Cowher, Shanahan, or Holmgren brought in.

Skins fans, the most irrational people on the face of the earth.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 1, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure glad they told me it was [Jim] Zorn. 'Cause for a second I was confused.

...go on saying what the fans think don't matter, Soup. It's worked for you so far.

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 1, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

yeah, I don't think Zorn had a chat with Blache, but I could be wrong - I think Blache realizes that this thing could go really bad, really quickly, and that his unit needs to step up their game to offset the offense's inadequecies

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | October 1, 2009 1:19 PM

I agree. I think Blache realized he actually needs to dial up some pressure. As I was watching that great SanFran/Minny game on NFL Replay last night, I thought to myself if we have a veteran team, we should be blitzing more because they are veterans. Talented Veterans. You can't show their talent's playing base/vanilla defense. You have to show off their creativeness.

Gregggggg actually did that and the difference is becoming more clearer......

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 1, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

I love how the same people who preach patience and demand we "build through the draft" are the very same fans that want Jason Campbell, our 2005 1st round pick, gone and for us to go out and start over with another qb.

Skins fans, the most irrational people on the face of the earth.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 1, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

I agree that Soup understands that much, Mopp.

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 1, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

How much time did Zorn spend with Snyder this week?

Posted by: TheJury | October 1, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Greg, I agree with you….Mays is probably the only other player I would advocate other than an OL. Drafting him would almost be like getting 2 guys, as you could move LL back to strong safety and let Mays roam deep like ST did. It’s actually pretty scary when you look at the physical similarities and skills of Mays when comparing them to ST21. And there would have to be some quality lineman to draft in Rd 2. The scariest thing for me is that the Eagles would probably be the team with the biggest need for Mays and they could move up to get him…..


Posted by: dlhaze1 | October 1, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

I agree. The only lineman worth taking in the first round is a left tackle. If Taylor Mays is there in the first round we take him. We can get Samuels heir in the next draft. We can figure out right tackle either in the second round or in free agency. There are a lot of tackles coming out next year. We need a center and maybe an elite guard. Those can be had in the 2nd, 3rd(we'd have to trade down to get a 3rd rounder since we took Jarmon), and 4th rounds. We need offensive line but there's no reason to be stupid about it. Russel Okung and Bulaga are probably the only first round left tackles next year. They should be gone before our pick(assuming we get better). Guys like Trent Williams and Ciron Black should fall to the second round. There are 9 tackles projected as second round talent next year. Why blow a first rounder on a guy you can get in the second round?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | October 1, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

4th - Gregggggg actually did the opposite against both the Cowpatties and the Pats - those soft protection coverages cost us victories there.

The Ginas kept the pressure on Brady solid in that StuporBowl and Brady hasn't been the same since. (finally coming around a little...)

I ragged on Double G (Triple G?!?) constantly for his tortise impersonation that season....take a really good D and neuter them...

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 1, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

I just love how the same people who constantly preach stability and constantly fault Snyder for, among other things, firing coaches and replacing them with big names...I love how these same people want Zorn fired and Cowher, Shanahan, or Holmgren brought in.

Skins fans, the most irrational people on the face of the earth.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 1, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

I really don't see how this makes fans the 'most irrational people on the face of the earth'

An irrational person would preach consistency just so they could say "at least we're consistent"

The idea is to find what works and then stick with it.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | October 1, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Agreed on that DS, but he still used more creativeness overall.....

Did anyone see that Shaun Hill to Vernon Davis TD PAss? I'll try to find it, but Shaun Hill is the real deal. That was a true NFL pass. HArd, fast, and looped above all the defenders and came down over them to find Davis in the end zone.

JC17 does not currently posses this pass in his reputoire.......

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 1, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

As to the defense applying pressure - not that it's a regular occurence for the 'Skins - but how many times have we seen the 'Skins have a rush where they breakdown the pocket and 2-3 guys are chasing the QB unmolested this year?

Ever?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | October 1, 2009 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Start Kareem Moore at FS an put LL in the box

Posted by: GreatOne1

I've had the same thought. I'm not sure its a good thought, but its something worth thinking through. Here's my take.

Landry did his best work in the NFL at SS -- though its very possible that his FS running mate had a lot to do with it. Maybe its time to see if he's just more natural as a SS.

If the Skins think Landry is better at SS, they should think about which guys would work as FS. And Kareem Moore might better in that role than Horton or Doughty. So is a safety combo of Moore (FS) and Landry (SS) better than Landry (FS) and Doughty or Horton (SS)?

A good point by GreatOne1

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 1, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

If this really did happen...

"coach Jim Zorn had a chat with Blache this week and told him the defense needs a jolt of aggressiveness."

...which is true the defense does need it, but Blache should have replied "you want aggression? I will show you aggression." followed by a prompt smack, Rick James Vs. Charlie Murphy style.

Posted by: NFeKPo | October 1, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

johnd, agreed, I think they need to have BO rush from outside the shoulder of the defensive end, not just from the defensive end spot....get him some free runs at the qb, and move that cat around for crying out loud.....Ware was all over the field on Monday night....us BO in that same manner....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 1, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

i agree with the idea of switching laundry to ss, he is wasting away 40 yards form the ball on every play... if he is the best saftey he needs to be involved. have a 4th or 5th corner play the homerun ball

Posted by: Burrasta1 | October 1, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Peter King predicts a 30-12 Skins victory...wouldn't that be nice...

Posted by: mattylight | October 1, 2009 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Why, IMO, CH48 was out of position and had to play catch up on the interference play:

In the first half on the 99 yard drive. Defense stopped them short, but Lions were called for a penalty. In a move even more ingenious than calling the 819th run left in short yardage, Zorn brilliantly takes the penalty to prevent a FG. Nice move, it worked, no FG. Its 3rd and 13 and Redskins rush 3(4?, no real matte) and play max protect. Dbs and LBs all stay home in their pass pro. Stafford escapes the "rush" and gallops unmolested for a first down. DBs could not close quick enough.

Now its the second half and another 3rd and long. 48 thinks "I'm gonna get the guy before he makes a first down scrambling or before the RB eludes the DL and LBs" and peeks in the backfield instead of paying sole attention to his coverage. Guy gets a step or two, ball is under thrown, and Horton gets a flag. He was smoked from the get go looking in the backfield, and if the ball was throw well, the guy catches a wide open TD anyway.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 1, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

how the $%^& are the skins gonna score 30 freaking points???

Posted by: Burrasta1 | October 1, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

how the $%^& are the skins gonna score 30 freaking points???

Posted by: Burrasta1 | October 1, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Oooo I know!!! We'll run left in the red zone!!!

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | October 1, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Until the Skins score above 20 points I refuse to believe they have the ability to do so, and I question the logic of anyone who predicts such a thing to happen.

Posted by: REXskins | October 1, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

4th Floor, shut the f up, you Lan-Ova-Bama.

Vernon Davis is sayin: "BUST, WHO? Man, Bust deez..."

Dude is finally starting to ball. Anyone see him light the dude up from the Vikes?

Posted by: RedDMV | October 1, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

how the $%^& are the skins gonna score 30 freaking points???

Posted by: Burrasta1 | October 1, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse
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1. Bank the 14 we scored in DET - 14 pts
2. We kick the FG instead of going for it on 4th n goal - 17 pts
3. We put hair gel on Sellars and DT's hands and bank the two TDs that were dropped - 31 pts

31 pts *yawn*

Posted by: mattsoundworld | October 1, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone see that Shaun Hill to Vernon Davis TD PAss? I'll try to find it, but Shaun Hill is the real deal. That was a true NFL pass. HArd, fast, and looped above all the defenders and came down over them to find Davis in the end zone.

JC17 does not currently posses this pass in his reputoire.......

Posted by: 4thFloor

Shaun Hill, he's the classic guy who just wins. He's always been thought of as a guy who needs to be replaced, and every time he gets replaced, the team loses.

The good news for Hill is that he is a Singletary kind of guy. A guy who wins, without caring how it looks.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 1, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

how the $%^& are the skins gonna score 30 freaking points???

Posted by: Burrasta1 | October 1, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse
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1. Bank the 14 we scored in DET - 14 pts
2. We kick the FG instead of going for it on 4th n goal - 17 pts
3. We put hair gel on Sellars and DT's hands and bank the two TDs that were dropped - 31 pts

31 pts *yawn*

Posted by: mattsoundworld | October 1, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

The bank is closed on Sunday... and hair gel doesn't look natural it would look like they were a little too friendly with an Elephant

Posted by: Burrasta1 | October 1, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

bleep bleep

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | October 1, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

"The Steelers' offensive production was completely mediocre last season, and I dunno, I think they had an a-ight year."

And they also had a mediocre offensive line.

But when you watch the super bowl, their quarterback made the throws at the end of the game that got them the ring.

To be shown serious money, a quarterback has to sometimes win when other pieces of the team are sub par.

The redskin defense is down after being stellar for a few years.

So what.

The offense, however, is still down, and has been so since before St. Joe came and went.

In a passing league, you want a guy at quarterback who can take victory away every once and a while.

And if a guy can't win an occasional game with his legs, arm, and mind, does he deserve and extension?

No.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 1, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Shaun Hill = Jim McMahon?

Posted by: DikShuttle | October 1, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Quarterback Jason Campbell's left ankle still is sore -- but not sore enough to keep him out of the lineup Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at FedEx Field
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Damn.... Of course Campbell knows if he ever does come out Collins will look so much better he will never get his job back. I'll be like 2007 again.. Zorn like Gibbs just doesn't realize it...

Posted by: sovine08 | October 1, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Stupid Fans are here again!

This team just don't have what it takes to win big in the NFL!

I don't care what it say on paper it's just not going to happen! They are old where it counts and to young where it should not matter.

To all IDOITS who than Collins is the answer. YOUR TRIPIN! Do you know why JC holds the ball when the line actually protects "NOBODY CAN GET SEPARATION"

Want to know why the D-Line can't get protection? Your DE are "OLD"!
Please you have haynesworth taking two people, somebody should be on the QB!

Want to know why the Skins can't stop people from getting first down? Simple don't play the CB's ten yards from the ball.

Yea these young guys are faster, bigger and stronger than the players that made the league what it is now but they are not as tough!

Posted by: shamken | October 1, 2009 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Used to be a regular....I read all the time but rarely have time to post....our problems are well documented and well artictulated by all the posters on this blog....our long term problem off the field is ownership which creates most of the problems on the field....my spin is that even with this dysfunction at the top its possible to become a consistent playoff contender if if if if you have leadership on the field...in the end that is what we lack....the leadership comes from your coach and from your QB...neither of our guys at this moment do anything to lead or inspire....I agree we have many other problems, but we are not completely without players...we need our QB to step up or he and zorn will be out....

Posted by: OriginalOldschool | October 1, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse

I just love how the same people who constantly preach stability and constantly fault Snyder for, among other things, firing coaches and replacing them with big names...I love how these same people want Zorn fired and Cowher, Shanahan, or Holmgren brought in.

Skins fans, the most irrational people on the face of the earth.

Posted by: Barno1


You have to also love the ones who think because they are leading their fantasy leagues that they actually know football better than the guys that do it for a living. Its like greg blatche coming to your job and trying to tell you how you should do it. You would tell him get lost jerk. Most of you know less than snyder and since he owns the team and the rest of us dont why do you think you are any smarter than the people that work for him. Ask yourself, are you smarter than the people you work for? In most cases not.

Posted by: ged0386 | October 1, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

shamken wrote
To all IDOITS who think Collins is the answer. YOUR TRIPIN! Do you know why JC holds the ball when the line actually protects "NOBODY CAN GET SEPARATION"
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Ok now I am wishing for it! Will someone please injure Campbell enough to give Collins some run!!! It is amazing that the offense was shaky at best when Campbell was last injured. Collins came on the scene and suddenly folks were getting open, everyone was catching the ball beyond the yard sticks on 3rd down, and it seemed as if 50 of the 700 pages actually worked. Face it people the guy is a passer, not a Quarterback. It will be good ridance when he get's the hell out of here too! All you supporters can cheer for the team he goes to, and it is good ridance to you too!


Posted by: SkinzNWiz | October 1, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

WELL THEN DO IT!!! AND QUIT TALKING ABOUT IT AND DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: cromag23 | October 1, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Candle Wax compared to P Ramsey on extremeskins

Ramsey's record as a starter : 10-14 = 24 games started.

Campbell's record as a starter: 16-20 = 36 games started.

Ramsey's TD to game ratio : 1.458 TD/game.

Campbell's TD to game ratio : 1.05 TD/game.

Posted by: SkinzNWiz | October 1, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

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