In what is somewhat of a blessing and a curse it looks like Jason Campbell will be the star on next week’s Sports Illustrated. This is very surprising as I never expected Campbell to be on the cover of sports most popular magazine. Before you get all crazy you may want to look a little closer. One of the main reasons he landed the spot was because he is clearly under a lot of pressure to perform. SI will focus heavily on this issue and how Campbell needs to improve to stay in the mix. Do I see a reverse curse coming?
SI senior NFL writers Peter King and Jim Trotter, who have visited various training camps from coast to coast, focus on five hot spots where the pressures of August will be acute. According to King and Trotter, Redskins QB Jason Campbell is perhaps the player facing the greatest scrutiny: “Despite appearances, though, Campbell might be under the harshest spotlight of any NFL player as training camps open across the country. In the off-season the Skins pursued Jay Cutler and showed interest in Mark Sanchez, and as the fifth-year quarterback walked onto the practice field the name of yet another available quarterback popped up. At least two fans were wearing Falcons number 7 jerseys, and behind a fence near the practice field a DC WANTS VICK sign waved in the crowd.”
Via Mr. Irrelevant