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Jaws: Redskins should be thankful to have Campbell

Rick Maese sat down with Ron Jaworski of "Monday Night Football" last week and took notes as Jaws evaluated, among other things, the play of Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell ahead of tonight's game against the New York Giants at FedEx Field.

A year ago, Jaworski tabbed Campbell as an MVP candidate through the first eight games of the season. Despite a difficult final eight games last year and uneven play this season, Jaworski still likes what he sees, stating firmly: "I don't think you need to start over at quarterback. You can win with this guy.
"He needs a stable environment, he needs a better supporting cast. But as I look at some other quarterbacks around this league, the Redskins should be thankful to a certain degree that they've got this guy," Jaworski said. "Is he there yet? No. But you can see the fundamentals are in place; the clay is starting to be formed."

As for the Redskins' improved play:

He attributes the team's improvement to execution, chemistry, continuity and a noticeable change in the comfort level of players. He credited coaches for avoiding complex game-planning with a patchwork offensive line and inexperience at some of the skill positions.

Jaws also took a look at the offensive line's play.

As he goes through film, Jaworski points out one by one each lineman who gets beat by a defender. Inevitably, the play ends with Campbell planted into the ground.
"Play-calling?" Jaworski asked at one point. "What play do you call when this is the protection?"
As Campbell gets driven to the ground, Jaworski uses a small remote to rewind and watch one scene five different times. Midway through the third quarter, Raiders rookie Matt Shaughnessy zipped by Heyer for Oakland's third sack of the day. Campbell rolled over and remained seated for a second, shrugging with both hands in the air.
"Look at that body language," Jaworski said. " 'What am I supposed to do, man?' "


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Comments

Where do you think that Vinny will be watching the game tonight? Here are six places where I'm sure he won't be watching:

1. The owner's box
2. LaVar's club
3. Bruce Allen's media room
4. Jason LaCanfora's living room
5. Mike Florio's basement
6. Brownwood's trailer

Posted by: League-Source | December 21, 2009 9:14 AM | Report abuse

tanner cooley....really??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 21, 2009 9:15 AM | Report abuse

I would like to know who everyone thinks is better than Campbell that will be available and won't cost us a high draft pick.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 21, 2009 9:16 AM | Report abuse

tanner cooley....really??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 21, 2009 9:15 AM

tanner cooley should do something useful like coming over and shoveling my walk

Posted by: League-Source | December 21, 2009 9:19 AM | Report abuse

"I absolutely disagree! If Gano cannot kick tomorrow night what, pray tell, are we going to do? He's had one good game but that was 1 game.

I'm going out right now to predict the Cowboys will make it to the Super Bowl and Suisham's kick will get them there - and maybe even win the whole thing.

I know you all think I'm crazy and are laughing at me but when it happens it will not be so funny."

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 20, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse

I'm not laughing. I'm just shaking my head. The Cowboys are now going to be Super Bowl Champions because they beat the Saints?

Outside of their last game, what in their body of work this season -- and/or in recent years -- makes you think the Cowboys will beat the Saints, Vikings, or Eagles on the road in a playoff game?? Sometimes better teams lose to worse teams in the regular season. It doesn't often happen in a road playoff game.

If Gano can't kick, the Redskins will do what the Saints did: sign a replacement kicker. Do you know the Saints are carrying two kickers on their roster right now because of injuries? You've never heard of one of them.

I'm puzzled as to why it so hard for some people, including JReid, to acknowledge the obvious: ask around the league, and I'm betting that no special teams coach would describe Suisham as an above-average player at his position. He has a weak leg. The only area he excelled in was field goals under 40 yards. Over his last two games in DC, he started shanking even the close kicks. Once he started to do that, cutting him was a no-brainer.

Statistically, Mike Vanderjagt was one of the most accurate kickers of all time. I'm pretty sure he was the most prolific kicker in Colts' history -- and he had a strong leg. Yet I don't remember anyone screaming bloody murder when the Colts cut him. Yes, they replaced him with Adam Vinatieri -- a player whose reputation is actually greater than it should be (Vinatieri missed a decent amount of early-game, makeable kicks with the Pats...but made all the clutch late-game kicks).

JReid, this post does not become you. When you post entries for no other purpose than to rile up the fan base, you resemble Jasno. To your credit, you've generally managed to avoid being so deliberately antagonistic -- and I'm sure a lot of us would appreciate it if you kept it that way. There are many things to criticize about this team, but cutting an average special teams player is not one of them.

Posted by: jcabana | December 21, 2009 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: jcabana | December 21, 2009 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Hey Bruce, are you reading this, fix the line next year, not the quarterback.

Posted by: Predator48 | December 21, 2009 9:19 AM | Report abuse

LS, I know you have limited life experience beyond "World of Warcraft", but just know that black folks don't live in trailers. You should be worried if I did, because I'd only keep one to store bodies...

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 21, 2009 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Campbell needs to show up every game like he did last week...And all the women at ESPN should show up in knee-high goth boots and mini-skirts and spiked dog collars to Uncle Fester's Dungeon for Christmas..peace..

Posted by: frak | December 21, 2009 9:21 AM | Report abuse

Thanks to Jaws for lending some credibility to the argument I've been making for about 2 years now...Campbell ain't the problem here, it's the crap sandwich around him.

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 21, 2009 9:22 AM | Report abuse

And all the women at ESPN should show up in knee-high goth boots and mini-skirts and spiked dog collars to Uncle Fester's Dungeon for Christmas..peace..

Posted by: frak | December 21, 2009 9:21 AM


You must be watching the live SportsCenter...that's almost EXACTLY what Hannah Storm is wearing right now!

Sans the dog collar, of course...

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 21, 2009 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Heyer is a BUM btw

Posted by: Felz2o2 | December 21, 2009 9:24 AM | Report abuse

I wonder if Heyer's replacement gets "nuked", or is merely a mild impediment to Tuck tonight...

Posted by: RomoShortball | December 21, 2009 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Where do you think that Vinny will be watching the game tonight? Here are six places where I'm sure he won't be watching:

1. The owner's box
2. LaVar's club
3. Bruce Allen's media room
4. Jason LaCanfora's living room
5. Mike Florio's basement
6. Brownwood's trailer

Posted by: League-Source | December 21, 2009 9:14 AM | Report abuse

7. Gregg William's Northern Virginia Home

Posted by: RedskinJim1 | December 21, 2009 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Maybe Hyer replacement will step up and have a great game, it can't be much worse.

Posted by: Flounder21 | December 21, 2009 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Heyer is a BUM btw

Posted by: Felz2o2 | December 21, 2009 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Heyer is horrible, but he was an undrafted rookie free agent. We can't expect too much from him.

Posted by: RedskinJim1 | December 21, 2009 9:32 AM | Report abuse

scottcampbell1975

"I would like to know who everyone thinks is better than Campbell that will be available and won't cost us a high draft pick."


Thanks.

You boil it down to a '...it's the devil you know versus the devil you don't know...' point.

I'll take Campbell's medium range passing game, a decent running game, and a stout defense next year, thank you.

Who has the patience to sit through another 3-4 years of watching some kid learn to be an NFL quarterback?

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 21, 2009 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Where do you think that Vinny will be watching the game tonight? Here are six places where I'm sure he won't be watching:

1. The owner's box
2. LaVar's club
3. Bruce Allen's media room
4. Jason LaCanfora's living room
5. Mike Florio's basement
6. Brownwood's trailer

Posted by: League-Source | December 21, 2009 9:14 AM | Report abuse

7. Gregg William's Northern Virginia Home

Posted by: RedskinJim1 | December 21, 2009 9:30 AM | Report abuse

8. His desk down at the station.

Posted by: RomoShortball | December 21, 2009 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Heyer is a BUM btw

Posted by: Felz2o2 | December 21, 2009 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Heyer was an undrafted guy from Maryland. I have no doubt he is working his tail off and doing as much as he possibly can. It's not Heyer's fault. He just isn't talented enough. It's Vinny's fault for not having aquired more talent. If Heyer was a second round pick and he was playing this poorly then I could understand the hate. If he was a high draft pick and played like this then yeah he would be a bum but for an undrafted guy he's not that bad.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 21, 2009 9:41 AM | Report abuse

pa,

Agreed I think he could be a good backup he has plenty of game experience.

Posted by: Flounder21 | December 21, 2009 9:43 AM | Report abuse

wonder if Heyer's replacement gets "nuked", or is merely a mild impediment to Tuck tonight...

Posted by: RomoShortball | December 21, 2009 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Heyer might not even play. It might be a practice squad guy. Vinnie says your welcome.

Posted by: ga8085 | December 21, 2009 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Heyer being out/not talented enough, is why they can't afford NOT to draft a LT/RT in the upcoming draft....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 21, 2009 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Consider:

"Late in the first quarter at Oakland, Campbell hit Ganther on a short screen pass. Ganther took it 42 yards downfield, breaking tackles along the way, before he was caught by Raiders cornerback Chris Johnson.

"This should be a touchdown," Jaworski said....but look how easily he gets caught. He doesn't have the speed to make this a big play. Should've been a touchdown."


Thing is, had Clinton Portis, Ladell Betts, or Rock Cartwright been making the play, all of them would've been run down, too.

Not a one of them has the flash and speed to 'take it to the house'.

Yes, the skins need a solid tackle play.

But the team needs to find a guy who can make plays with speed out of the backfield.

The league isn't all about 'grinding out' 100 yard rushing performances any more.

Today, a guy who can make the occasional game changing, breakaway run is what you want.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 21, 2009 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Quote from that Jaws article:
wishes Fred Davis and the receivers weren't so faithful to "blackboard running" and would veer from their routes when they see an opportunity.
---------------------------

This has Zorn's fingerprints all over it. He refused to play these young guys if their routes were not perfect. Now they are afraid to adjust and try to make plays. Just one more reason I can not wait till Zorn is sent packing.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | December 21, 2009 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Everyone, please. "I think the team could win with him" is not exactly annointing Campbell as the second coming of Peyton Manning. Jaworski went as far as talking about Campbell's deficiencies. Campbell might be the quarterback of next year, but that really doesn't mean he's the QB of the future.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 21, 2009 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Bruce Allen,

Note that Jaws says it ain't the play calling. How many other head coaches would be able to hold this team together under the circumstances of the last two months?

Give Zorn a quality offensive line and see what happens.

I am tired of the lack of continuity - give this team a chance to develop - it looks like their close.

Posted by: SkinsFan2111 | December 21, 2009 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Heyer is a BUM btw

Posted by: Felz2o2 | December 21, 2009 9:24 AM | Report abuse
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Yeah, but he is a pretty well compensated BUM! His salary this year is $376,000 which is not bad for a walk on player. Vinnie may have been a bad talent evaluator, but he was definitely "Santa Claus" to half the Redskin roster. HO, HO, HO!

Posted by: JohnWWW | December 21, 2009 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Give Zorn a quality offensive line and see what happens.

Posted by: SkinsFan2111 | December 21, 2009 9:51 AM


I'm all for establishing continuity, but not with this coaching staff. This team is usually outcoached by whomever they play, and I'd rather start fresh and TRULY begin a new era in Washington.

New GM, new coach, new identity (hopefully). The only thing they should take a "wait and see" approach to is the roster.

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 21, 2009 9:55 AM | Report abuse

Seriously, that's been Jason's entire season: sitting on the ground after being pile-driven, shrugging, and demanding some damn accountability from the offensive line.

It would be outright DUMB to get rid of Jason next season. When you place him behind a brick wall, he gets the job done. Last week, he was a tackling dummy, but he stood up, took hits, and played like a warrior. Does anyone remember Matt Cassel, his 89.4 rating, and his 11-5 Pats last year? Was he able to be that impressive by just pure skill? The Pats have one of the best O-lines in the league. Look at Cassel now with the Chiefs. He has a 71.1 rating and the Chiefs are 3-11 with one of the worst offensive lines.

I have to emphasize again: we could have had Jay Cutler as our QB this year. This was probably the dumbest trade in Bears history and the best trade in Broncos history.

I hope Bruce and Mike (if he is indeed coming here) do the right thing and keep Jason Campbell.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | December 21, 2009 9:55 AM | Report abuse

Tanner Cooley is on chat, b/c he was profiled in the weekend section. The Cooley Bros rule, I don't get the hate on them, other than 3/4 of you are straight tard (not u beanie...only 1/8...)

Oh and paging Al Zeke/zcezest....can I get a Al Uniquely silly take on the Hamster's F Bombers Vs Salmon Hamster FF match-up????

cL in championship game...4th, dealer, stumped, Al-Z all watching from home...BOOK IT!

You are next suz!

Posted by: chrislarry | December 21, 2009 9:55 AM | Report abuse

beantown

"Heyer being out/not talented enough, is why they can't afford NOT to draft a LT/RT in the upcoming draft...."


Rebuilding the line is going to take a couple of drafts.

So maybe you take a guy who is a great college left tackle, and move him to right tackle.

You go after M McNeil--or a free agent tackle--to play LT so you have a vet blocking the blindside.

Heyer reverts back to back up 'swing tackle' for both spots.

In any event, folks have to be patient with fixing the o-line.

It's not all goning to happen next April--no matter who they draft.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 21, 2009 9:56 AM | Report abuse

moe, agreed that teams aren't grinding it out on the ground, and that this is a passing league, however I look at a guy like James Harrison, or a guy like Pierre Thomas and I'm just not seeing the need to spend an early round pick on the RB spot....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 21, 2009 9:57 AM | Report abuse

than 3/4 of you are straight tard (not u beanie...only 1/8...)

Posted by: chrislarry | December 21, 2009 9:55 AM |

CL up here with the finger-pointing. Dude must not have shaved this morning or he would have seen straight tard looking at him.

CL -- time to own up and take responsibility for who you are. Stop trying to blame bean.

Posted by: League-Source | December 21, 2009 10:01 AM | Report abuse

cl, thanks for the reduced tart, I don't get the 'trade cooley' talk, thats what I don't get...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 21, 2009 10:01 AM | Report abuse

yup yup draft a lt/rt an the rb from usc mcknight that guys pretty awesome. side note im pretty awesome at cod mw2

Posted by: Felz2o2 | December 21, 2009 10:01 AM | Report abuse

"Campbell might be the quarterback of next year, but that really doesn't mean he's the QB of the future."

So given the quarterbacks in the draft, who'd you take and when to groom?

And how does C Brennen figure into things?

Again: a lot of decisions to be made.

The redskin offseason will be way more entertaining then usual this year.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 21, 2009 10:03 AM | Report abuse

F trade Cooley talk...double straight tart

LS, was that supposed to be funny....b/c it was very not.

Posted by: chrislarry | December 21, 2009 10:04 AM | Report abuse

JReid, this post does not become you. When you post entries for no other purpose than to rile up the fan base, you resemble Jasno. To your credit, you've generally managed to avoid being so deliberately antagonistic -- and I'm sure a lot of us would appreciate it if you kept it that way. There are many things to criticize about this team, but cutting an average special teams player is not one of them.

Posted by: jcabana | December 21, 2009 9:14 AM

Remember jcabana, it's football, kind of a rough sport. Guys play with broken bones without a word of complaint. So it kind of looks bad when you complain about getting injured reading about it. But by all means let the reporter know how soft and sensitive you are. Maybe he'll ease off.

Posted by: mack1 | December 21, 2009 10:04 AM | Report abuse

moe, agreed that teams aren't grinding it out on the ground, and that this is a passing league, however I look at a guy like James Harrison, or a guy like Pierre Thomas and I'm just not seeing the need to spend an early round pick on the RB spot....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 21, 2009 9:57 AM | Report abuse

The only thing that we're seeing is that we play a lot of shotgun and Campbell is really good in the gun. Now if you pair that with a speedy running back that catches out of the backfield then you may have something special. Let's be honest here. If we had CJ Spiller that 46 yard toss is a TD. The only early round back worth taking for us is Spiller. He just fits our offense. He could be great here. If it's not Spiller then we wait and take a 4th round running back.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 21, 2009 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Who has the patience to sit through another 3-4 years of watching some kid learn to be an NFL quarterback?

Posted by: MistaMoe

Not me! Letting Campbell go and drafting a QB would be idiotic! I'm walking away from my beloved Skins if they make that mistake.

I'm praying Jason has killer games the final three.

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 21, 2009 10:05 AM | Report abuse

moe, agreed that teams aren't grinding it out on the ground, and that this is a passing league, however I look at a guy like James Harrison, or a guy like Pierre Thomas and I'm just not seeing the need to spend an early round pick on the RB spot....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 21, 2009 9:57 AM

Just looking at the RBs in the draft and the ones that fit the Shanahan profile, two players to keep an eye on for 3rd-4th round selections are Hardesty from Tennesse, and Ben Tate out of Auburn

Posted by: TWISI | December 21, 2009 10:07 AM | Report abuse

LS, was that supposed to be funny....b/c it was very not.

Posted by: chrislarry | December 21, 2009 10:04 AM

Funny? No. Just some friendly feedback to an old blog buddy.

Posted by: League-Source | December 21, 2009 10:07 AM | Report abuse

"...yup yup draft a lt/rt an the rb from USC McKnight, that guys pretty awesome..."

I'd throw a lil free agent cash at Reggie Bush before I gave McKnight a dime.

Bush might be the low-cost, non-drafted answer for those of us who'd like to have a bit more speed on the skins' offense.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 21, 2009 10:10 AM | Report abuse

twis,

"Hardesty from Tennesse, and Ben Tate out of Auburn"

how big/fast are these two??

RBush, Moe?? I'm gonna take a pass...no thank you...I doubt he's gonna sign for low dollars, and I don't think he's worth it either....not enough bang for the buck, and thats not about his former g/f either....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 21, 2009 10:15 AM | Report abuse

"Not me! Letting Campbell go and drafting a QB would be idiotic! I'm walking away from my beloved Skins if they make that mistake."

Than they must not be that "beloved"....

Posted by: chrislarry | December 21, 2009 10:16 AM | Report abuse

R. Bush and Portis will be RBs next year....not saying I endorse that...just saying you heard it here first....

Posted by: chrislarry | December 21, 2009 10:17 AM | Report abuse

I mean, Sage in a laced leather corset, with the dog collar and the rocker's boots, O muh-muh-muh-muh-my guh-guh-guh-guh-god...

Posted by: frak | December 21, 2009 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Just looking at the RBs in the draft and the ones that fit the Shanahan profile, two players to keep an eye on for 3rd-4th round selections are Hardesty from Tennesse, and Ben Tate out of Auburn

Posted by: TWISI | December 21, 2009 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Isn't Shanahan the coach that makes 1000 yd rushers out of gas station attendents? Does it really matter what kind of RB we draft? I just want some young legs back there.

Posted by: iH8dallas | December 21, 2009 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Montario Hardesty #2 RB

2009 STATS
ATTEMPTS YARDS TOUCHDOWNS
264 1,306 12
CAREER STATS
ATTEMPTS YARDS TOUCHDOWNS
542 2,352 25

Birth Date February 1, 1987
Hometown NEW BERN, NC
Height 6-1
Weight 215 lbs.
Age 22
Class Senior

Montario Hardesty, DS #4 RB, Tennessee

Name: Montario Hardesty (+) Coming off Injury
College: Tennessee Number: 2
Height: 6-0 Weight: 215
Position: RB Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2010
40 Time: 4.55 40 Low: 4.47 40 High: 4.65
Projected Round: 3 Stock:


Ben Tate #44 RB

2009 STATS
ATTEMPTS YARDS TOUCHDOWNS
243 1,254 8
CAREER STATS
ATTEMPTS YARDS TOUCHDOWNS
658 3,213 22

Birth Date August 21, 1988
Hometown NEWARK, MD
Height 5-11
Weight 218 lbs.
Age 21
Class Senior

Ben Tate, DS #5 RB, Auburn

Name: Ben Tate
College: Auburn Number: 44
Height: 5-11 Weight: 218
Position: RB Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2010
40 Time: 4.50 40 Low: 4.40 40 High: 4.58
Projected Round: 3-4 Stock:



Posted by: Flounder21 | December 21, 2009 10:24 AM | Report abuse

I wonder that with the addition of Sherm Lewis that the gameplan will be to attack a vulnerable and injury riddled Giants secondary this time. Cause it sure as heck wasn't the gameplan the first time around.

Posted by: ga8085 | December 21, 2009 10:24 AM | Report abuse

CL, I think Reggie has another year on his contract so it'd have to be a trade if he's here. That said, it wouldn't surprise me in the least.

Funny you say that, I traded Portis for Reggie Bush straight up on Madden. Then turned and sent him and Merriman to the Raiders for their 1st and 2nd rounders AND Asomugha. Hilarious how Madden takes the lunacy of Al Davis into account...it really is "in the game"!

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 21, 2009 10:24 AM | Report abuse

flound, thanks, go OL first and 2nd, and then bring in a RB in the 4th, match that cat up with Ganter, and Portis, and roll...

I wanna see how Ganther does tonight against a pretty good d....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 21, 2009 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Beantown, Giants defense is horrible...

Posted by: chrislarry | December 21, 2009 10:30 AM | Report abuse

who was the guy that Moss scrapped with in the first game?? Was it Webster??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 21, 2009 10:30 AM | Report abuse

I wonder that with the addition of Sherm Lewis that the gameplan will be to attack a vulnerable and injury riddled Giants secondary this time. Cause it sure as heck wasn't the gameplan the first time around.

Posted by: ga8085 | December 21, 2009 10:24 AM | Report abuse

I think we'll try it but we have to stop Tuck long enough to throw the ball. We may be better off assuming that Tuck is going to come unblocked and have Ganther there to pick him up.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 21, 2009 10:31 AM | Report abuse

cl, seems like they should have a good dl...but I'll roll with what you say...Run right at tuck/Osi...wear they stuff out...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 21, 2009 10:32 AM | Report abuse

I think we'll try it but we have to stop Tuck long enough to throw the ball. We may be better off assuming that Tuck is going to come unblocked and have Ganther there to pick him up.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | December 21, 2009 10:31 AM | Report abuse
They'll probably try to slow him down early with some screens to Ganther is what I'm thinking. Would be nice for JC to be rolled out as well.
Bean,
Yeah, that was Webster. And he shutdown Moss that game too. Good thing he isn't playing

Posted by: ga8085 | December 21, 2009 10:34 AM | Report abuse

yea beantown webster i think he is out tonight

Posted by: Felz2o2 | December 21, 2009 10:35 AM | Report abuse

BG sorry, I got distracted at work. Thanks Flounder for posting the stats/info on those two RB. The thing that makes them interesting is the theses two are very good one cut downhill runners which seems to be the type that Shanahan likes in his RBs. Tate is also a pretty good pass catcher.

Posted by: TWISI | December 21, 2009 10:35 AM | Report abuse

1st to say F Jawaraski..........

He doesn't know what he's talking about. HE spends 80 hours a day @ NFL Films. HE can break down anyone in the world of NFL. But before MNF, he was releguted to a TV show that comes on @ 4:30 am every Sunday Morning in NON-HDtv. Give me a F-ing break. Jawaraski is a C+ jackole....such as...

Posted by: 4thFloor | December 21, 2009 10:37 AM | Report abuse

thanks, glad he's not out there....need to get moss going tonight....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 21, 2009 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Bean: Giants fans & media calling it worst defense in 30 years, they have been gashed all seasons. Fred Robbins and Osi have been benched. Their LB core wouldn't start for most SEC teams. The Def coord is certain to get canned the monday after their last game. And their secondary is collectively been hurt since game 1.

Posted by: chrislarry | December 21, 2009 10:37 AM | Report abuse

BG sorry, I got distracted at work. Thanks Flounder for posting the stats/info on those two RB. The thing that makes them interesting is the theses two are very good one cut downhill runners which seems to be the type that Shanahan likes in his RBs. Tate is also a pretty good pass catcher.

Posted by: TWISI | December 21, 2009 10:35 AM | Report abuse

I hate when work becomes a distraction. Its so annoying..

Posted by: ga8085 | December 21, 2009 10:37 AM | Report abuse

beep

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 21, 2009 10:38 AM | Report abuse

I hate when work becomes a distraction. Its so annoying..

Posted by: ga8085 | December 21, 2009 10:37 AM

LOL For real

Posted by: TWISI | December 21, 2009 10:38 AM | Report abuse

I mean, Sage in a laced leather corset, with the dog collar and the rocker's boots, O muh-muh-muh-muh-my guh-guh-guh-guh-god...

Posted by: frak | December 21, 2009 10:20 AM


Hope that's not Sage Steele you're talking about...I've seen cartoon stick figures with more curves than her. She's got a pretty face, and I'm sure we could all agree that her knowledge of sports automatically makes her 10x hotter, but I refuse to pretend her body is worth lingerie.

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 21, 2009 10:39 AM | Report abuse

MistaMoe,
I would like to see the Redskins sign Campbell to the tender. If they get an offer for a first round pick for Campbell, I think they would be foolish not to take it. If not, they at least have a QB with playing experience going into next year.

For the draft, I think the Redskins really need to snag a left tackle in the first round. If Okung is gone which is probably a given, maybe they can trade down in the first, still get an OT (Bruce Campbell from Maryland or Charles Brown from USC), and pick up an extra pick. In the second round, I like trading down again, hopefully picking up another tackle and an extra pick at the end of the round that I would use on Tony Pike. If the Redskins exit the second round with two offensive tackles and a developmental QB, then they will have to done very well. I realize this means trading down and getting an extra pick, but the Redskins need to think about quantity in this draft. I think they should use the rest of the draft and free agency to get a corner, running back, safety, and linebacker, in that order of descent.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 21, 2009 10:40 AM | Report abuse

He doesn't know what he's talking about. HE spends 80 hours a day @ NFL Films. HE can break down anyone in the world of NFL. But before MNF, he was releguted to a TV show that comes on @ 4:30 am every Sunday Morning in NON-HDtv. Give me a F-ing break. Jawaraski is a C+ jackole....such as...

Posted by: 4thFloor | December 21, 2009 10:37 AM


Besides needing a decoder ring to decipher all the misspellings, I don't get the hate for Jaws. Skins mostly owned the Eagles when he played and I would think a guy who spends as much time watching film AND played the position just might be in place to talk about how JC plays QB. He's not the end-all-be-all authority, but he's not necessarily a "jackhole" either.

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 21, 2009 10:42 AM | Report abuse

JReid, this post does not become you. When you post entries for no other purpose than to rile up the fan base, you resemble Jasno. To your credit, you've generally managed to avoid being so deliberately antagonistic -- and I'm sure a lot of us would appreciate it if you kept it that way. There are many things to criticize about this team, but cutting an average special teams player is not one of them.

Posted by: jcabana | December 21, 2009 9:14 AM

Remember jcabana, it's football, kind of a rough sport. Guys play with broken bones without a word of complaint. So it kind of looks bad when you complain about getting injured reading about it. But by all means let the reporter know how soft and sensitive you are. Maybe he'll ease off.

Posted by: mack1 | December 21, 2009 10:04 AM | Report abuse

You're comparing blogging and commenting on RI to playing professional football? Are you serious? That has to be one of the most pathetic analogies I've ever seen.

Where did I say anything about "getting injured reading about" anything? Feel free to disagree with me -- but understand that when you put words in my mouth, it only makes you look like an idiot or a troll.

I want inside information, but I also want that commentary to be useful...and not super-biased towards the reporter's pet mediocre players. I read plenty of coarse sports blogs that aren't affiliated with one of the nation's last remaining large news outlets. I expect a Post-affiliated blog to rise above those blogs, rather than sinking to their level just to get clicks and comments.

Posted by: jcabana | December 21, 2009 10:48 AM | Report abuse

What does Gruden think?

Posted by: skinfanman | December 21, 2009 10:57 AM | Report abuse

What am I supposed to do? Why get up and throw another pick six. That's what you are paid millions to do.

Posted by: ElYeah | December 21, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse

At the most, franchise Campbell for one year so you can look for the next guy. No long term deal! He's pretty vacant...

Posted by: ElYeah | December 21, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

At the most, franchise Campbell for one year so you can look for the next guy. No long term deal! He's pretty vacant...

Posted by: ElYeah | December 21, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse
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You can't franchise Campbell & pay him the average of the top 5 players at his position unless there is no salary cap... The Mannings are 2 of those QB's & they have $100 million contracts. He'd probably cost $10-15 million for 1 year.

Posted by: tony325 | December 21, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

1st to say F Jawaraski..........

He doesn't know what he's talking about. HE spends 80 hours a day @ NFL Films. HE can break down anyone in the world of NFL. But before MNF, he was releguted to a TV show that comes on @ 4:30 am every Sunday Morning in NON-HDtv. Give me a F-ing break. Jawaraski is a C+ jackole....such as...

Posted by: 4thFloor

wow 4th floor. a guy who had a decent career playing qb in the nfl doesn't know what he's talking about huh? what test tube were you spawned from. having access to virtually every redskins game played this season and being able to watch each snap to see why this team hasn't done well gives jaws more insight as to what's happening. so what gives you more credibility than him? the fact that you can spell "releguted" (proper spelling is "relegated")? where do you get your facts from about the football game? i suppose you're pissed off that cerrato got fired huh? just keep in mind that jaws in an analyst...you're merely a spectator. i couldn't call you an observer because you have to have the ability to actually observe. based on your post, you couldn't observe your a-s-s-hole if it was stuck to your forehead (your post proves that it is)!

Posted by: charronegro1971 | December 21, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Jaworski breaks down film and concludes Jason Campbell is not the Redskins' problem. A week or so ago, Joe Theismann broke down even more film and concluded he was.

A year ago, Jaws had Campbell slated as a possible MVP at the midseason mark. Six weeks later, the other bloviators insisted Jason was a bust.

Who's correct? Neither. Jason's been remarkably consistent in his development. He's still not a great deep passer; he still doesn't throw well out of the pocket. But he continues to improve as a game manager and he's established himself as one of the league's tougher QBs.

He'd be fine for the Skins if he stayed, but really, why would he? Unless Bruce Allen wants to put his credibility on the line with Snyder, it's hard to see the team holding on to Jason. Every GM likes a new start.

If Allen holds true to past form (and he may not), he'll look around for a veteran QB that he trusts and a young backup that he thinks has promise.

Anybody who thinks Jason Campbell can't play in the NFl is not bothering to read the numbers. But he may not be able to play for Washington.

Posted by: Samson151 | December 21, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Clarification: meant to say Jason didn't throw the ball well when he's not in the pocket.

Posted by: Samson151 | December 21, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Jason Reid: did it ever occur to you that Jaws is an Eagle who loves beating the Skins? Take his comments about JC with a grain of salt. JC is a great person and is a decent QB. And undoubtedly we need to improve the OL. But JC's record in the 4th quarter in his career is horrible - he has typically been just good enough to lose, to the Eagles, Cowboys, etc. Why should anyone trust the opinion of a biased Eagle alumnus and think JC will be any better in the future? People need to stop letting all of Snyder's negatives turn JC into something better than he really is.

Posted by: Madalex | December 21, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Jaws is an idiot to think that the play calling has not made a difference. Even with practice squad OLine, Lewis's plays have been much more effective than Zorn's, particularly in the red zone. Face it - for all his deficiencies, Vinny was right to strip Zorn of the play calling. Of course, he was also an idiot for hiring him as the coach in the first place.

Posted by: Madalex | December 21, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

I think I agree with Jaws. I think there has been better execution, probably helped by simplifying the plays for the decimated offense, which really means good coaching.

Zorn has many good qualities and probably more potential than he is usually given credit for, but do you think and Snyder run organization could reciognize that? Nah!

Posted by: cannontl | December 21, 2009 4:30 PM | Report abuse

If you want to see what ganther "looks like against a good defensive don't expect to see it tonite because the giants do not have a good defense their secondary makes alot of mistakes just like washington and they give up tons of yards and points this year. zorn says robinson the RT is quick maybe they will not have to put ganther/cartwright on his side all of the time to help in pass protection.

Posted by: wathu19 | December 21, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Re: The comment up there about big plays

The Skins have 1 PR/KR or D TD in 2 years. Zero this year. Zero when some teams have had 6 or more this year. That's nuts.

If you sprinkle 1 PR/KR TD and 1 D TD on almost any game this year we'd have 2 more wins. If we got lucky and hit 4 or 5 like a few squads we'd likely have 4 or 5 more wins.

Big plays can win games and we've had few on either side of the ball for years. It's pathetic.

Posted by: OrganicWater | December 21, 2009 6:09 PM | Report abuse

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