Monday, November 20, 2006

Washington Can’t Blame Jason Campbell

As NFL quarterbacking debuts go, 196 yards and a couple of TDs, without turnovers – that’s nothing for Jason Campbell to hang his head over. But the Redskins couldn’t keep a lid on the Tampa Bay Bucs in the second half. Maybe the biggest problem was Cadillac Williams, who happens to be a former teammate of Jason’s – they played NCAA football together at Auburn. Williams rushed for 122 yards and caught two passes for 34 yards against us.

We didn’t have Clinton Portis, and we’re not going to have him, so the Redskins need to step in a give Campbell the support he needs. We can do it.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Redskins will give Jason Campbell a shot

This has not been Mark Brunell's year, despite some early high points (vs. the Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars). Sunday's sorry 27-3 loss to our NFC East rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, turned out to be the last straw.

Will a 3rd-string quarterback in his second year in the NFL be what the 'Skins are looking for? It's not impossible. Let's hope Campbell works out something like Tony Romo has for the Dallas Cowboys: not always victorious to be sure, but better than most fans would have bet.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Will ‘Skins Be Ready for Cowboys?

Traditionally, all you have to do is say “Dallas Cowboys” in Washington and whether the listener is a fan or a player, you’ll get a fearsome growl. Or something equivalent. However, our encounter with Da Boys back in September did not go well, and it helped set the tone for a season that just hasn’t jelled yet.

The thing that’s worrisome, though, is that the Cowboys, who also seemed to be floundering along, looked a lot different against Carolina, a game Dallas won 35-14. Has the switch from Drew Bledsoe to Tony Romo at quarterback made that much of a difference?

Our quarterback’s assessment? Well, Mark Brunell said, “We’re 2-5, regardless of who it is and where it is, we need to win.”