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Final Campbell Post of the Week (That's a Promise)

This will be it on the Jason Campbell subject this week (well, except for this whole faux controversy showing up in TCCLs Friday in one form or another), but I had a few conversations with Campbell on Monday and Tuesday and figured I'd summarize what he had to say

Jason Reid's article in today's Washington Post (and Mike Wise's column) covered some of the same terrain, but I wanted to do one last item on this. The bottom line is that the career arc of a young QB is only very rarely a steady incline. There are ups and downs and you often aren't sure of when that last deep dip is going to come, and when the QB is finally over the hump (who was calling Eli Manning a finished product after that game against the Skins at the Meadowlands last December?).

The buzzword at Redskins Park this week is "simplify," as we touched on Monday, and Jim Zorn is trying to cultivate some strengths this week rather than expand and "push the envelope." in his words. I asked Campbell what that meant to him, and whether it entails editing the playbook.

He said it's not so much that element, but more that the team alters some of the reads and progressions in order to not over-think certain parts of the scheme. "Sometimes we over-exaggerate a play," Campbell said, and it seems that Zorn may be taking out some of the clutter.

Campbell said that the players need to stick together in this offensive crisis. "We can't lose confidence in our offense and what we're doing," he said. He plans to try to keep teammates as upbeat and confident as they were during the first half of the season, when things were clicking. Campbell believes the lack of big plays is a major part of what's going on and "we need our playmakers to step up," he said, including himself.

I also asked him if he had any inkling whether this might finally be the week when Devin Thomas or Malcom Kelly or someone finally emerged outside of Santana Moss, Chris Cooley and to a lesser degree, Antwaan Randle El, in the passing game.

"This week, or one of these weeks, we've got to be evolving to where we get a third receiver who is making some plays for us," Campbell said. He said opponents know the three guys who have shown an ability to catch the ball and get open, and they have clamped down on Moss and Cooley in particular.

"Teams are doubling two of those guys [almost always Moss and Cooley] and running combo coverages [manning up on one side of the field; zone on the other] to take those guys out," Campbell said, "and forcing your hand."

He's hoping that Kelly and Thomas can make strides down the stretch in terms of picking up the offense and contributing and that the "light bulb" will click on.

Watching a QB grow and learn is a trying process to some degree, but remember that there also is an entire offense trying to adapt to another new system, not just the passer. The thing that is most shocking about this week's backlash is that Campbell's "lows" haven't been very low at all. He's not costing his team games. Is he overcoming inferior protection, a lack of sufficient receiving weapons and what has become a predictable scheme in many regards? Well, no, but how many young QBs do that in their first season in a new system? Not many.

Cornerback Shawn Springs went out of his way to praise the Skins' fanbase overall, but said he is a little surprised about some of the criticism being thrown at his quarterback. "It's unfortunate that it happens so quickly," Springs said. "You've got to show some patience."

Campbell is still managing games well, avoiding crushing mistakes, making some things happen. We aren't talking about 10-for-28 for 150 yards and three picks here. Not even close. Sure, the last three weeks have involved a passer rating of 67 (against the Super Bowl champs), and a 49 against the NFL's top-ranked defense (Pittsburgh, on a night when the game plan and offensive line hung him out to try and he was forced to attempt 20-plus passes in the fourth quarter, which kills anyone's rating). When he posted a 73 against Dallas he again was running for his life and no one else in the passing game was making any plays.

"It's not just one person's fault," Springs said. "And you've also got to look at some of the teams we've played."

Similarly, few QBs put up great numbers against this Sunday's opponent (the NFL's second-best pass defense, first in interceptions and holding opposing passer's to a horrid 58.4 rating), so who knows what next week will bring if the Skins don't manage to burst out on the scoreboard in Baltimore? I don't even want to think about it.

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 3, 2008; 8:21 AM ET
 
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Dare I even say it . . .

Posted by: NCICURN | December 3, 2008 8:48 AM | Report abuse

According to the Wise column, they've already "simplified" down to two or three formations and that's causing the defenses to jump our plays. How much more can the 'Skins simplify? Just keep running the same play over and over?

Posted by: NCICURN | December 3, 2008 8:51 AM | Report abuse

...hung him out to try

amen, brotha!

Posted by: daggar | December 3, 2008 8:51 AM | Report abuse

At the end of the year the Skins will be first place in everyones power rankings.

Posted by: Skew | December 3, 2008 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Jason Campbell is the QB of the future for the Redskins.

Why do I have a gut feeling, though, that the Skins are gonna draft a WR in the 1st round next year?

My hope: Duke Robinson.
Fix that line, get those WRs up to speed, you "fix" Campbell.

Posted by: TDawg1 | December 3, 2008 8:55 AM | Report abuse

Give Cambell a break. He is a solid quarterback in a new offensive system. The real problem is our fans. I don't believe that I saw so many steelers fans on the Monday night game. And this past week at Sean Taylor's induction into the ring of redskins, our fans had bolted by the middle of the second quarter. Stop complaining and only hopping on the bandwagon when we are winning. Support our troops in Red.

Posted by: Skew | December 3, 2008 8:56 AM | Report abuse

I'll suffer through Campbell posts the rest of December if it means I never hear the name Leigh Torrence again...

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 3, 2008 8:56 AM | Report abuse

tdog, are you kidding me about drafting a wr next year??

From what I've read about Robinson, he's lazy, and doesn't work out, or work hard at his craft.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 3, 2008 8:59 AM | Report abuse

tdog, are you kidding me about drafting a wr next year??

From what I've read about Robinson, he's lazy, and doesn't work out, or work hard at his craft.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 3, 2008 8:59 AM |
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Sounds like he'll fit in perfectly with this year's class.

Posted by: NCICURN | December 3, 2008 9:00 AM | Report abuse

Certainly Eli Manning is the poster boy for fans who judge too quickly, myself included. We'll just have to wait and see...but I do worry about the future of our running game with the workload and beating CP has taken this season. We've got enough problems without adding that to the mix. It just stings to see such a great run game go to waste....

Posted by: 70Chip | December 3, 2008 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Some stuff from the Times about the Giants game, and after that I'm moving on:

LaRon Landry was just plain bad. A bunch of missed tackles.

Four of Domenik Hixon's receptions for the Giants went for first downs

PLAYING TIME

Offense (61 snaps)

Clinton Portis 31, Mike Sellers 19, Ladell Betts 22, Chris Cooley 50, Todd Yoder 4, Devin Thomas 18, Malcolm Kelly 26, Antwaan Randle El 57, James Thrash 12, Santana Moss 60.

Defense (70 snaps, not counting first-half kneel down)

Jason Taylor 60, Lorenzo Alexander 24, Demetric Evans 44, Anthony Montgomery 52, Chris Wilson 12, Cornelius Griffin 47, Andre Carter 26, Carlos Rogers 57, DeAngelo Hall 51, Shawn Springs 24, Fred Smoot 26, LaRon Landry 69, Chris Horton 64.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 3, 2008 9:04 AM | Report abuse

tdog, are you kidding me about drafting a wr next year??

From what I've read about Robinson, he's lazy, and doesn't work out, or work hard at his craft.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 3, 2008 8:59 AM | Report abuse

I'm not saying I want them to draft a WR, I just think if one drops, Vinny might pounce-- the Fred Davis pick still doesn't make sense to me.

As for Robinson, I hear he is a punishing beast at LG-- put him next to Samuels and he's going to develop into a stud on the line. Either way, I think picking him up or another O-Lineman (studs Alex Mack or Max Unger-- C/G) would go a long way to help the club.

Posted by: TDawg1 | December 3, 2008 9:04 AM | Report abuse

1st Round: SenDerrick Marks DT
3rd Round: Best OG available

You can still pick up quality offensive linemen in the 3rd, just look at the Giants.

As for this season, why don't we just line up Colt as our RT. I mean the guy is unbelievable...according to all these fools from Hawaii he's like the next Chuck Norris. I bet he could pass protect better than Jansen.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | December 3, 2008 9:04 AM | Report abuse

I'm actually looking forward to the draft next year. By week 1 2009, Kelly and Thomas will be our #2 and #3 guys, ARE will be 4th, and we'll be developing a 5th. We will pick up Suggs in free agency and spend the entire draft on lineman (both sides). Springs, Washington, Thrash - all gone.

Posted by: Rypien11 | December 3, 2008 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Also, if James Lauranitis dropped at LB, I'd snatch him up and fix our linebacking corps.

Posted by: TDawg1 | December 3, 2008 9:05 AM | Report abuse

I truly believe that we are fortunate to have a mature, level headed quarterback playing for us. The change in his style of play since last season is huge. You can build an offense around this fellow if you actually make good personnel decisions. I am sure that JC expects more from himself, his blockers and mostly his receivers.

I doubt that the breakout game will happen this week. In fact I am one of the doubters that this offense will get in gear at all the rest of this season unless we start to run it with Betts. The doubling up on Moss and Cooley should be leaving the field open for the rookies to make the big plays with single coverage. The third receiver is just not getting it done. (Anyone remember the Rypien year when he had Clark, Monk and Saunders was the third WR who averaged 22 yards per catch for the season?)

So I now am seeing the WaPo columnists dropping in lines about this being a rebuilding year after all. It sounds like they are preparing us for a soft landing.

Posted by: driley | December 3, 2008 9:09 AM | Report abuse

I'd take a look at the cat from LSU, last name Johnson. Also, OK has another guy on their line other than Robinson, who is worth a look, as does Virginia....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 3, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Watching a QB grow and learn is a trying process to some degree, but, remember, tht there also is an entire offense trying to adapt to another new system, not just the passer. The thing that is most shocking about this week's backlash is that Campbell's "lows" haven't been very low at all. He's not costing his team games. Is he overcoming inferior protection, a lack of sufficient receiving weapons and what has become a predictable scheme in many regards? Well, no, but how many young QBs do that in their first season in a new system? Not many.

By Jason La Canfora | December 3, 2008; 8:21 AM ET

Well said. Compare Campbell's bad games last year to bad games this year. That's all you need to know...

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 3, 2008 9:13 AM | Report abuse

For Cork, from Ryan O'Halloran:

Of the 10 receivers selected in last spring's second round - no receivers were chosen in the first - only Denver's Eddie Royal (63 catches) and Philadelphia's DeSean Jackson (53) rank in the NFL's top 50 pass catchers. Royal's five touchdowns and Jackson's 775 yards lead the group. Thomas is fifth with 11 catches; Kelly's three catches are still more than Cincinnati's Jerome Simpson (one) and Tampa Bay's Dexter Jackson (none).

The development of Jackson and Royal accelerated when they stayed healthy and played regular snaps. Thomas was injured in training camp, and Kelly fought a knee problem throughout the first half of the regular season.

"You can't compare them to [Jackson] because he's been in their offense since the jump and hasn't missed a beat, and that's what you want - get the high draft pick in and watch them take off," receiver Antwaan Randle El said.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 3, 2008 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Greg,

I can't wait to do draft talk again this year, although we were wrong with most of are predictions it was still fun.

The Truth will be a good addition to draft talk, he follows the college game although he is a GA fan.

Posted by: Flounder21 | December 3, 2008 9:14 AM | Report abuse

From what I've read about Robinson, he's lazy, and doesn't work out, or work hard at his craft.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 3, 2008 8:59 AM

Good...another Malcolm Kelly. Looking forward to that...

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 3, 2008 9:15 AM | Report abuse

What are our 2009 draft picks? We don't have a 2nd I know..... what else do we have? Will there be any compensatory picks like last year? How did that happen anyway?

Posted by: Rypien11 | December 3, 2008 9:15 AM | Report abuse

What are our 2009 draft picks? We don't have a 2nd I know..... what else do we have? Will there be any compensatory picks like last year? How did that happen anyway?

Posted by: Rypien11 | December 3, 2008 9:15 AM |

1st
3rd
5th
6th

No compensatory picks this year as we lost no FA's of note, that is how you get those picks.

Posted by: Flounder21 | December 3, 2008 9:18 AM | Report abuse

Two things that come to mind after reading this post.

One: why not max protect against the good pass rushing defenses? This pissed off Parcels when he couldn't get to the qb and lost.

Two: JC needs to use his feet more as a weapon - not become M. Vick but if Moss AND Cooley are double covered take off for six to ten yards. Take off and slide. Keep doing it until the defense has account for his athletic feet.

Posted by: bangkokben | December 3, 2008 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Flound, agreed, I love the draft. Love the combine, pro-days, all that stuff.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 3, 2008 9:20 AM | Report abuse

anyone who thinks campbell is the main problem/should be benched is an idiot, plain & simple.

Posted by: rambo2000 | December 3, 2008 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Ugh, only 4 picks next year. 2 tackles and 2 ends please.

If we lose FAs AFTER this season, we wouldnt get picks until 2010?

Posted by: Rypien11 | December 3, 2008 9:20 AM | Report abuse

OK, so for every "see what happened with Eli" post which advocates patience w JC, I can't help but look up I-95 and see what the Ravens have been doing on offense with a ROOKIE QB and a ROOKIE Head coach. There offense is light years ahead of ours and IS GETTING BETTER. JC is no rookie and our offensive "Team of Continuity" should be better than it is, new offense or not. It's time to stop blaming the newness of the offense for our woes and holding players accountable! I heard this same argument about the Al Saunders offense two years ago. I think it's a combination of many things -- JC's play, the O line's blocking, the predictable play calling -- which are all intertwined. Bottom line is that the Purple guys up the road are getting it done and we are not.

Posted by: edP2 | December 3, 2008 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Did Heyer ever play guard at any point for the Redskins?

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 3, 2008 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Wow...You know the rest....

You must really like Zorn. And you must really not like Gibbs 2.0.

The thing about Campbell, and I don't have a real problem with him, is that he is not a playmaker.

He is of a Doug Williams mode. A Mark Rypien. He's a way better Patrick Ramsey. He is not Romo, Favre, Cutler, Garcia.....

I think the real issue was that Gibbs should have never hired Saunders.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | December 3, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

If we lose FAs AFTER this season, we wouldnt get picks until 2010?

Posted by: Rypien11 | December 3, 2008 9:20 AM

That is correct

Posted by: Flounder21 | December 3, 2008 9:25 AM | Report abuse

I dont' think there will be any compensatory picks this year, they come from losing players in free agency that the team actually made an effort to sign. We didn't "lose" anybody this past year, so the four picks we've got now are what we'll be working with. Hopefully, we can get another good deal to grab some extra picks, and be smart about who we pick, and get a little lucky with some guys ready to come in a play.

Posted by: craig2 | December 3, 2008 9:26 AM | Report abuse

What, we get no compensation for Scott?







Brunnell?
Hello? Anyone remember ol' Scotto?

Posted by: daggar | December 3, 2008 9:28 AM | Report abuse

"He is of a Doug Williams mode. A Mark Rypien. He's a way better Patrick Ramsey. He is not Romo, Favre, Cutler, Garcia.....

Posted by: 4thFloor"

I can see saying he is not Romo, Cutler, or Favre. But Garcia? That's exactly what Campbell is. An accurate, smart, above average athletic quarterback who refrains from throwing INTs (but also doesn't throw a lot of TDs). Campbell basically is Garcia right now. They're mirror images of each other. Check their stats if you wish.

Posted by: psps23 | December 3, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Given as well probably finish with about the 21st pick again, I'd rather trade that pick for 2 2nd rounders.... maybe even a 1st and 3rd for 3 2nd rounders... seeing as we won't be going after skill positions, I think picking up 3 O lineman in the 2nd round to grow under Buges would be huge.

Posted by: Rypien11 | December 3, 2008 9:30 AM | Report abuse

so has JLC ever praised the Redskins for drafting Jason Campbell?

Posted by: TheTruth11 | December 3, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

4th,

Were you even old enough to watch Doug Williams or Rypien....b/c I was and I saw those two warriors make a ton of plays....

Posted by: chrislarry | December 3, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

I think the real issue was that Gibbs should have never hired Saunders.....

Posted by: 4thFloor

Truer words have not been spoken.
Or typed, for that matter.

Posted by: daggar | December 3, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

"Sounds like he'll fit in perfectly with this year's class.

Posted by: NCICURN"

sounds like you haven't watched Devin Thomas play

Lazy, he is not.

Posted by: TheTruth11 | December 3, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

craig, agreed. Take the #1, and turn it into two #2's, like last year. OL, DL, should be the focus.....lets get some cats with some 'heft' to them as well.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 3, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

beeps, maps, and bonus points to all...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | December 3, 2008 9:34 AM | Report abuse

J-La wrote: "The bottom line is that the career arc of a young QB is only very rarely a steady incline. There are ups and downs and you often aren't sure of when that last deep dip is going to come, and when the QB is finally over the hump (who was calling Eli Manning a finished product after that game against the Skins at the Meadowlands last December?)."


Real good point, to all these Jason Campbell-Chicken Little's out there.
Campbell will continue to improve. And if we can get us a top notch RT that can start right away and be an upgrade to Heyer or Jansen with the development of either D. Thomas or Kelly than we will really see Campbell shine.

Posted by: slipperyrichard | December 3, 2008 9:35 AM | Report abuse

The thing that is most shocking about this week's backlash is that Campbell's "lows" haven't been very low at all. He's not costing his team games. Is he overcoming inferior protection, a lack of sufficient receiving weapons and what has become a predictable scheme in many regards? Well, no, but how many young QBs do that in their first season in a new system? Not many.

By Jason La Canfora | December 3, 2008; 8:21 AM ET

Well said. Compare Campbell's bad games last year to bad games this year. That's all you need to know...

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 3, 2008 9:13 AM

At least the dude was taking chances last year and I had no problem with that.

4 Turnovers on the rodad @ Tampa in the 1st 10 minutes and he still almost brought us back.....

@ Dallas last year? I could grow with that knowing since he already threw an INT he would know better the next time.

BUT, this year - Too much double clutching and check downs. The game day experince this year is very much not earth shattering......

Posted by: 4thFloor | December 3, 2008 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Bottom line is that the Purple guys up the road are getting it done and we are not.

Posted by: edP2 | December 3, 2008 9:22 AM |

Here is my take on the Ravens getting it done as you stated, JC has better stats then JF. There schedule is helping them plus there defense scores TD's.


NAME CMP ATT YDS CMP% YDS/A LNG TD TD% INT INT% SACK YDS RAT
Joe Flacco 202 331 2276 61.0 6.88 70 12 3.6 9 2.7 23 208 82.3

NAME CMP ATT YDS CMP% YDS/A LNG TD TD% INT INT% SACK YDS RAT
Jason Campbell 241 378 2560 63.8 6.77 67 10 2.6 4 1.1 32 210 87.8


The Ravens have 5 defensive TD's we do not have any. They have also givin there offense many short fields.

The Ravens have only one win against a team with a winning record and that is Philly.

So to say there offense is getting it done is a little bit of a stretch.

The Skins schedule has been way harder then the Ravens.

Posted by: Flounder21 | December 3, 2008 9:36 AM | Report abuse

Okay, I see we're back on the draft.

What we SHOULD do

is draft

1st Alex Mack C Cal
3rd Phil Loadholt, Max Unger, Alex Boone (one of those, not all!)

rebuild the O line completely!

we'd have Alex Mack, a STUD center, along with Chad Rhinehart, Stephen Heyer, and the 3rd round pick if he works out, not including the good starters we have (Randy Thomas) returning.

Casey Rabach and Jon Jansen need to go, and Alex Mack can replace Rabach right away, Jansen can be pushed by Heyer and/or the 3rd rounder from next year.

I say we take care of the O line through the draft and try to get one solid if not very good D linemen through free agency who we could sign short term in hopes of replacing him in a year or two with another draft pick.


We'll miss that second rounder this year, for sure!

Posted by: TheTruth11 | December 3, 2008 9:41 AM | Report abuse

BUT, this year - Too much double clutching and check downs. The game day experince this year is very much not earth shattering......

Posted by: 4thFloor | December 3, 2008 9:35 AM

You'd double clutch too if the only 2 receivers you have worth a damn are doubled every time you drop back to pass. Last year he tried to go to those guys whether they were covered or not. This year he's not. Yeah, he's got fewer TDs but he's got few INTs which means more when you play as many close games as we do. Ask Green Bay fans if they wish Favre double clutched on that last pass in the NFC Championship...

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 3, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

BUT, this year - Too much double clutching and check downs. The game day experince this year is very much not earth shattering......

Posted by: 4thFloor

After listen to Zorn I believe his no mistake by the QB is worse than Gibbs. You can't play not to make mistake. I think Zorn needs to stop pushing in JC head not to make a mistake.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | December 3, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

I find a lot of this "debate" about Campbell pretty silly. A few things are pretty obvious to me.

First, Campbell is the guy for this season. Neither Collins nor Brennan offer any better chance to win games right now.

Second, the lack of productivity for the offense is not all on Campbell.

So those two points need to be kept in mind by those who are calling for Campbell to be benched.

HOWEVER, I also don't agree with those who ar convincedd that Campbell is the one who will lead to Skins to a championship. The jury's still out on that. Don't get me wrong, there's a lot of things about Campbell I like. He's got a hell of an arm, throws a great deep ball (not counting the underthrown pick intended for ARE last Sun.), and is a fierce competitor who doesn't quit.

But he has yet to show one of the most intangible, yet crucial qualities a NFL quarterback needs--field vision. He does not have a very good pocket presence--that ability that guys like Romo (as much as I hate him) has, to be able to sense the rushers, avoid the pressure, and still know where your receivers are so you can get them the ball. JC is better now, and I believe a lot of that is due to working with Zorn, but he still has a long way to go. The question is if he'll ever get there, since much of that is, I think, innate. Either you got or you don't.

The other problem I have with those who blindly insist that JC is The One, is how low they set the bar. Typical is Jasno's comment, "Campbell is still managing games well". Well, at what point in his career should we expect him to do more than "manage" games and instead actually make outstanding plays that end up "winning" games? At some point, either he's got that ability, or he doesn't.

So, I'm all for giving him some more time. I think that making any change this season would be idiotic. And if the Skins have the common sense to upgrade their O-line and either the rookie receivers turn into playmakers or the skins upgrade receiver through free agency, then JC should be given a a good part of next season to show what he's got. And if it aint working then, then you have to think about alternatives.

So, my bottom line is that I'm neither a JC hater, nor am I convinced he's definitely The Man. I hope he is, and he's shown some flashes that he might be, but the jury's still out in my book.

Posted by: gringoinmiami | December 3, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

The Ravens have 5 defensive TD's we do not have any. They have also givin there offense many short fields.

The Ravens have only one win against a team with a winning record and that is Philly.

So to say there offense is getting it done is a little bit of a stretch.

The Skins schedule has been way harder then the Ravens.

Posted by: Flounder21 | December 3, 2008 9:36 AM | Report abuse


which is the problem with the Ravens and any other team that depends on their defence to score or set up their scoring opportunities..

when they get to the playoffs and start to play better teams who don't turn it over 3-5 times a game they can't win becouse they don't have what it takes to drive 80 yards and score...

just look at the Ravens from two years ago,they were 13 and 3 and got beat at home by the colts becouse manning and co. didn't give them the short fields to just go three plays and score.

the following year they don't generate the turnovers and boom they're 3 and 13..

when a team doesn't turn the ball over the average your opponent scores is 20-24 points a game 10-17 if you have a really good deffence..

so having had the chance to watch both teams all year i'd take washington over baltimore come playoff time any day...

Posted by: jumbo5383 | December 3, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

And as far as all of the sack talk.washington is 28,and baltimore is tied for 9th,and only 7 sacks seperate the two.


and just as a side note 8 of the top ten teams in sacks run a 3-4 deffense and the skins don't so with the exception of peppers and allen, there aren't a whole heck of a lot of de's out there tearing it up

Posted by: jumbo5383 | December 3, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

so having had the chance to watch both teams all year i'd take washington over baltimore come playoff time any day...

Posted by: jumbo5383 | December 3, 2008 10:35 AM |

Problem is I don't think the redskins will be in the playoffs and I say that as a skins fan.

Agreed that the Ravens defense has provided shorter fields to score with. My point is overall that I think the Ravens offense (with allegedly fewer "weapons" and a rookie QB) is at least as good if not better than the Redskins.

I guess we will see Sunday night!

Posted by: edP2 | December 3, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

It bothers me that JC still doesn't consistently go through his reads and often locks in on Moss like a rookie qb. One not drafted high.

And personally I thought he came off terrible in today's article, whining and saying "I'm getting all the blame."

But I still like the kid and think our best bet is definitely giving him some more time. If he is still having the same problems early next year, then we make a switch.

Posted by: MylesMonroe | December 3, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

If we were to draft a WR next year, it should be Crabtree. He's a baller, tall and fast... Good addition

Posted by: DCXNTX | December 3, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

I agree, he came off terrible in today's article. Including, the complaints about pocket time and playmakers' "not getting open" right before he says he's not one too complain. Enough of this whinning "all the blames on me". Poor, poor you Jason, you received no questioning until now. The team has not had a good game in months yet every other aspect and position has been questioned, why not the QB? The shame is Campbell seems to reject any critism and embrace the martyr role.

Posted by: sheik1 | December 3, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

How much more can the 'Skins simplify? Just keep running the same play over and over?

Posted by: NCICURN |


Do you think then they might actually be able to go no huddle

Posted by: jklaw | December 3, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Last year we ran an entirely different system and we were having the same problems on offense.

Until Collins came in.

Just saying.

Posted by: MylesMonroe | December 3, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Question for everyone: When was the last time a team with the west coast offense won a SB?

Posted by: malta1 | December 3, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

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