ESPN is reporting that Jason Campbell will start Monday night against the Eagles. This does not surprise me, at all. I’d have been surprised if Todd Collins would have been named the starter. After all, Collins hasn’t had the reps in practice he would need to execute the majority of the game-plan. Hopefully, he’ll split the reps with Campbell this week as the Skins prepare for a game which could get ugly.
In the hindsight is 20-20 department, it’s good the Redskins held onto an extra offensive lineman, but how much good has it been that they held onto an extra running back? They couldn’t have predicted Colt Brennan would go on the I.R., but it still would be nice to have Chase Daniel in the fold to see what he could do next year. Of course, he’s probably very pleased the way things turned out – he’s with the Saints.
So, Campbell was pulled for failing to throw to open receivers. (He missed a couple he did throw to.) That was the word from Jim Zorn. How do you cure his decision making at this point? In other words, what did the Redskins do right during the first half of last season that helped him be a much better quarterback? Campbell appears to have regressed. He looks like he has happy feet, but anyone might given how the offensive line has played. Still, Collins didn’t look nearly as nervous out there to me.
The Eagles have their issues. Let’s hope they didn’t exhaust all of their miscues against Oakland. It would be nice to see the Redskins upset them, and would be nice to see Campbell finish the game. If I had to choose between the two, I’d take the win in a heartbeat.