April 5, 2009

Skins Really Seem Uncomfortable With Campbell

After settling things with Jason Campbell following their bid for Jay Cutler, Dan Snyder and Vinny Cerrato still don't seem enamored with Jason Campbell.

Campbell was the essence of class through the the Cutler ordeal. He took shit from the organization, the fans, and the media. Sure, he hasn't done anything to win hearts yet, but the guy is certainly a classy individual. He is definitely giving his all and he has more potential than anyone else the Skins could have right now.

Would Cutler have been a better fit? In my opinion yes, but since we didn't get him Campbell is the man. He understands that football is a business and that teams have to do what they think is best. That's a good mentality to have because that lets him play without harboring any ill will against the Skins.

It could even give him a nice chip on his shoulder. The Skins need some swagger and intensity from their core players.

Campbell may be the guy right now, but he only has one more chance. In the NFL it's what have you done for me lately and Campbell's 6-2 start from last year is long gone. He has to get the team into the postseason this year.

He'll need some help though. Campbell isn't the type of QB who can win you a game by himself. He's more of a game manager, steady and reliable. He needs solid protection and some secondary targets behind Santana Moss and Chris Cooley.

The Skins will need to draft a right tackle this year. They also need to see some development from Devin Thomas, Malcolm Kelly, and Fred Davis.

Davis will be especially key because he could team up with Cooley to form a nice two tight end set. Campbell likes throwing to TEs and the west coast offense benefits from two tight end sets. The extra TE could also help block which the Skins will probably need this year considering the state of the O-line.

However, the Skins still don't seem to want to commit to JC. They are courting Byron Leftwich as a backup, and the Colt Brennan love will continue. Also more and more people believe Mark Sanchez might be brought in.

Leftwich is a worse fit than JC for the WCO. He has an even slower release and isn't equipped to make the quick throws that make up the break and butter of the system. Besides that, his track record is less than impressive. But he's a DC native and loves the Skins. If Snyder wants him, Leftwich will sign.

Thus, the search for a franchise QB continues. My guess is the right guy isn't even a blip on the radar at the moment. Maybe one will turn up in a couple decades.

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