A Healthy Dose of Realism

Jason Campbell faced an aggressive defense with a lot of blitzes in his third NFL start this past Sunday against the Falcons . . . and it showed.  When Atlanta brought the house, Jason showed that he is still basically a rookie . . . panicking at times and rushing some throws.  His long throwing motion enabled a number of his passes to be knocked down at the line of scrimmage, and his "Garo Yepremian-like" interception in the 3rd quarter sealed the Redskins' fate on a day when the running game was very productive (in the first half that is).  That is the bad news ~~ but the GOOD NEWS is that he is saying the right things and seems to be learning from his mistakes.  That is why I am so glad he is playing now . . . getting INVALUABLE game experience and making these mistakes now . . . because from what I have read about this kid and heard from Auburn Alums, he doesn’t make a habit of making bad decisions over and over again.  Some people have tried to compare Jason to Romo here in Dallas ~~ not a good comparison.  Romo has been learning the game for 4 full years now in the same system.  He has been taking second string reps for 4 full years now.  If there was ever a QB that should have been ready, he was it.  Campbell will get there, and he and the fans will be much better for this time we are investing in him now.

This week we get to face a desperate and hated foe in the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEx Field.  The Birds are coming off a big win on Monday night that has given them some hope that they can ride the arm of (cough cough) Jeff Garcia to a wild card spot.  It’s time to pop that bubble with some Sean Taylor pain, and a good, old fashioned, smash mouth, RUN-the-FOOTBALL kind of Sunday afternoon!

On the Medical Front . . . Clinton Portis underwent successful shoulder surgery Monday, and from all reports is doing well, so he will be ready for all offseason workouts as we retool with our young stud QB.                                                                                .............................................................John Priddy

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Washington REDSKINS V.  Philadelphia EAGLES
Sunday ~ December 10, 2006 ~ 12:00 Noon
Austin Avenue Grill & Sports Bar
 
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PLAYOFF PICTURE presented by JERRY MIRON:
 
What a shame.  Every team in the NFC that we needed to lose, did indeed lose.  Plus this unforeseen bonus:  the Giants, Rams and Packers also lost.  Guess I was too much of a homer to think that we could win at home against a team that was equally on the ropes, in front of a huge sell-out crowd.

Guess the Tuna was right:  you are what your record says you are which, in this case,means that we are just as good as these powerhouses:  The Browns, the Texans and the Packers.

Sobering......

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