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Campbell says he was Redskins 'scapegoat'

Posted on: January 6, 2011 5:30 pm
Edited on: January 6, 2011 5:31 pm
 
J. Campbell said he was Washington's scapegoat before he left for Oakland (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Not surprisingly, Raiders QB Jason Campbell, coming off a decently-successful season in Oakland, doesn’t look back on his time with the Redskins especially fondly. Or, you know, you could say he’s actually pretty bitter about the whole thing.

In fact, he told Washington-based blog Mr. Irrelevant that he was the team’s scapegoat.

“That last season I put up really good numbers, and my star running back was out,” Campbell told the blog. “Clinton Portis was out for most of the season. Then Ladell Betts came in and got hurt. We lost Chris Samuels. We lost our right guard and our right tackle.

“So you’re still out there fighting hard in every game … and there were a lot of close games we should’ve won.

“The fact that I was the scapegoat for all of that, it really stung a little bit. It was tough.”

Campbell also had this to say about his former boss, owner Daniel Snyder.

“I was always trying to put my heart into everything (the Redskins) did. The owner or whatever it was, the owner was always pointing the finger at me. It was always like people were out to get me.”

Campbell has a point (though he does come off a bit paranoid). In 2009, he threw for 3,618 yards, 20 TDs and 15 INTs, and he had the best statistical stats of his career. But Redskins coach Mike Shanahan couldn’t get him out of D.C. fast enough, and at first, it did sound like a good plan (who wouldn’t basically trade Campbell for Donovan McNabb at that point?).

But Campbell has the last laugh. Sort of. Sure, he doesn’t have a head coach at the moment, even if the Raiders are coming off an 8-8 season. Of course, he also doesn’t play for a team whose top quarterback currently is Rex Grossman.

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Campbell says he was Redskins 'scapegoat'

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Since: Sep 8, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2011 1:55 pm
 

Campbell says he was Redskins 'scapegoat'

Jason needs a reality check he had the term of his rookie contract to prove himself...he has real limitations



Since: Sep 13, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Campbell says he was Redskins 'scapegoat'

How is it,  in Washington when we're losing the Quarterback gets all the blame? Has it come to anyone's mind that maybe, just maybe the offensive line and lack of talent at wide-receiver is the problem?  If the Skins decide to pick a quarterback first in the draft we are doomed to repeat, and will prove to be a waste of a first round draft pick.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2011 8:54 pm
 

Campbell says he was Redskins 'scapegoat'

Campbell might be a bad interview (he is not much more intelligible than Vince Young or JaMarcus Russell) but to say that he was a scapegoat seems like a feeble attempt to deflect questions concerning Campbell's ability to win. 8-8 is below average play and to say to Daniel Snyder "Look at me..I led the Raiders to a below average record. I'm the best. Yeah...I'm the best." is very ludicrous! Guys you all know that a "C" average is 75 percent. Most college students would be happy to get 75 percent. But Campbell is more than happy to get an F for his performance. I can understand why. No matter how bad he does at his job he still gets paid alot of money. 



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2011 8:50 pm
 

Campbell says he was Redskins 'scapegoat'

Lets not forget that the Redskins were trying to get rid of him the year before too. I don't see Drew Brees crying about Thomas getting hurt or a lineman going down. I wanted Campbell to be good, but he is not.



Since: Jul 25, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2011 6:32 pm
 

Campbell says he was Redskins 'scapegoat'

go raiders


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