Campbell calls Redskins "totally different" under Shanahan

The changes Mike Shanahan has made since becoming the Redskins’ head coach are readily apparent during the team’s voluntary workout program, quarterback Jason Campbell says.

“It’s just totally different than it used to be,” Campbell said, per Jason Reid of the Washington Post. “You just see how professional it is and guys are doing things the right way.”

By saying that, Campbell implies that guys were doing things the wrong way under former head coach Jim Zorn, although he didn’t criticize Zorn by name.

“Usually in the past, guys wouldn’t be focused like this right now,” Campbell said. “A lot of guys who showed up [for the voluntary offseason conditioning program] wouldn’t be here in the past. And even in the weight room, a lot of guys just used to do their own thing. But it’s all structured now. There’s a plan for everything we’re doing.”

Campbell, a restricted free agent who was tendered at the first-round level, says he’s not concerned about issues like whether Rex Grossman could push him for a starting job, or whether the Redskins will take a quarterback in the first round of next month’s draft.

“I don’t listen to all the stuff out there,” Campbell said. “None of that is in my control. All I know for sure is Coach Shanahan believes in competition. I like what Coach Shanahan has brought to the organization.”

52 responses to “Campbell calls Redskins "totally different" under Shanahan

  1. It just occurred to me that the NFC East has a legitimate shot at sending 3 teams to the playoffs. Doubt it would happen this season, but quite possible next year.

  2. This is very encouraging news out of DC but expected. I will not downplay what Zorn had done in the past, because I believe he had done some good things, but overall, I do not believe the team respected him as a Head Coach. As a man and someone who wanted to him, yes. But as a Head Coach, no. Shanahan brings leadership, integrity, swagger and motivation to the team.

  3. For quite some while I’ve been of the opinion that Campbell would be a considerably better Quarterback if he was in a more stable envionment. Perhaps we’ll find out this fall.

  4. Why does this site insist on posting NON-NEWS articles?
    No Duh it’s different under Shanahan.
    It would be different under ANY new coach.
    GOD I HATE THE OFF SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Actually Jason, it is in your control. If you weren’t so awful at what you do the media/fans wouldn’t criticize you.

  6. @BroncFanOr
    This isn’t a news site. That’s why it has non-news posts.
    I actually think it’s interesting to hear actual details of what a good coach does compared to what a bad coach does differently.

  7. It’s totally different than it used to be…..I still suck as a QB but everything else is different…..
    Campbell will not be the starter by game 7!!!

  8. I think Payton Manning, Tom Brady and Drew Brees would play to the same level as Jason given the poor offensive line he had last year…

  9. It’s totally different than it used to be…..I still suck as a QB but everything else is different…..
    Campbell will not be the starter by game 7!!!

  10. Totally different = Skins actually start acknowledging that the game requires five healthy professional athletes to play offensive line.

  11. It will be even more different for Jason Campbell when Shanny makes him take a lie detector test.

  12. I mean, this is startling.
    Its saying that one coach is different from others.
    HOW IS THAT NEWSWORTHY?

  13. JCred says:
    March 19, 2010 1:48 PM
    It just occurred to me that the NFC East has a legitimate shot at sending 3 teams to the playoffs. Doubt it would happen this season, but quite possible next year.
    lol it just occured to you? im pretty sure theyve had three teams good enough to do that the last 5 years holmes….its just funny to hear someone say that in the comment section of a redskins post like there actually one of the teams considered

  14. Campbell is a class act. Despite being an NFC East rival, he’s hard not to like. It’s a shame that he’s not very good.

  15. Yes Coach Shanahan, whatever you say Coach Shanahan. Right away Coach Shanahan.
    Good to see Jason had his redskin-chip tightened.

  16. I hope the Skins can get somthing going. Dallas thinks there going to be tough this year.

  17. Datskinzdude78,
    What about the previous years? Campbell is an average QB who throws too many passes below 10 yards and never takes chances.

  18. question is, does Campbell “just let his soul glow” like Eriq LaSalle did in Coming to America (cuz he’s a dead ringer for him)

  19. 3618 yards 64.5 pct 20 tds 15 ints an 86.4 qb rating and a top 15 in the NFL in just about every catagory. Why do Redskins fans complain about Campbell so much? His first 2 full season under center were under Jim Zorn if he is given a chance with Shanahan he will put up Schaub numbers.

  20. I cannot for the life of me imagine Shanahan starting Grossman. Baffled as to why he was hired–inexpensive emergency option, I assume.

  21. Let’s hope “totally different” doesn’t imply that they’ll all now be going to Shannahan’s dentist. I’ve seen smaller incissors on NYC rats.

  22. Sorry Jcred…You have NO Cred! It will be a long time before 3 teams out of the East go to the playoffs. Can you say Saints, Falcons, Packers, Vikings, Bears…etc. etc. etc.

  23. datskinsdude78…what are you smokin buddy? you are comparing campbell to peyton manning, tom brady and drew brees. you 4skin fans crack me up…..probably doing crack too.
    secondly, campbell is kissin tail as he wants to be the qb. they said this gibbs came through as well and look how patethic they were back then too. Losing record during his tenure and expect the same before weasel boy cans rat boys a..

  24. Datskinzdude78,
    What about the previous years? Campbell is an average QB who throws too many passes below 10 yards and never takes chances.

  25. Datskinsdude78 must be drunk!
    Even a moderate improvement in QB play would have put the Skins above 500. And the gap between Campbell and the future HoF QBs that he listed is Grand Canyon like.
    Heck Kurt Warner covered up all of the problems the Cardinals have on their OL and he would have doubled the Skins’ wins.

  26. Anyone who does not think Jason Campbell is a slightly above-average QB is not too bright. His numbers were better than league average and he had NO offensive line, NO running game and a poor receiving corps. Don’t you think he’d be even better if he had some help???

  27. “I think Payton Manning, Tom Brady and Drew Brees would play to the same level as Jason given the poor offensive line he had last year…”
    I think you’re an idiot.

  28. Magicman407,
    Campball started for Joe Gibbs’ last season and the last half of the season before that. So last season was his 4th season starting NFL games. He had two offensive systems during that time, or one less than Brett Favre.
    You have to watch JC play to truely know how bad he is. He isn’t bad and may become OK to good under Ratahan.
    Straveres,
    No frakkin way Grossman starts over Campbell! He will be lucky to make the team if the Skins draft a QB high.

  29. @BroncFanOr
    You see the link that was embeded in the article?
    That takes you to the news article. This is news you half-tard.

  30. And Campbell is the new 3rd string behind Brennen and Grossman.
    Anyone as slow minded as Campbell is 3rd string material. How he was starter this long shows how bad Zorn was.
    Look, Gibbs threw in the towel because of how bad Campbell was. In 2007, Collins had to take us to the Playoffs after coming in and winning 4 games in a row at the end of the season to get us to 9-7… Campbell was on his way to another losing season at 5-7 (with the same exact guys mind you).
    Yes, Campbell… it is a different team… you ain;t gonna be the starter anymore fool.

  31. ANYONE who thinks Campbell is good… isn’t very bright.
    I mean, in 2007 it was proven how bad Campbell really was. Collins stepped into the same offense… yes Todd Collins… the NFL’s perpetual signal caller Todd Collins… stepped in and won 4 games in a row with the SAME OFFENSE… Same Offensive Line, Same Recievers, Same RB’s, Same TE’s, Same Coach… all the same and won 4… yes count them 4 games in a row. I mean 1 game fluke… 2 games wow he got REAL lucky… 3 games… he had a hot streak… but 4 games… and with a 106+ QB rating average… ummm… ok… the starter SUCKS.
    Yep, Todd Collins stepped into Campbells shoes and went 4-0 with the same exact team… with a 106+ Rating… Campbell had his usual under 80 Rating, mediocre… with outstanding players in the lineup.
    Redskins, had great players for several years… they just had a sh***y QB with no brains. Campbell’s time is done. He isn’t a rookie… he has had more than enough time to prove himself. Over.

  32. He said similiar things when Zorn arrived. ‘Things are different’ people feel energized’ etc.

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  35. Ed_Skins says:
    March 19, 2010 4:15 PM
    ANYONE who thinks Campbell is good… isn’t very bright.
    ……………………………………….
    I’ll admit I’m not very bright but I think Campbell might turn out to be pretty good
    2007 was his second year starting ( 7 games in 2006 ) so its not too suprising if he struggled some
    looking at stats he has improved every year & in the Skin’s games I have seen over the last few years looked like he had some promise…he seems to have a pretty good arm & some mobility which was fortunate cos he took a real beating…the pass protection was terrible
    Shanahan got the most out of Griese & Plummer so it will be interesting to see if he can develop Campbell …I’m betting the Skins dont take a QB #1

  36. Maybe if the guy had an ounce of leadership qualities, he could have helped bring some structure in the past.
    Never occurs to these types.

  37. always classy, well taught well mannered. I just wonder if he’ll ever live up to the 1st round-traded-up-to-get-him billing….
    he makes very few mistakes, ever….but if you need a td with 2 minutes left, he can’t save you either….ever

  38. Bottomline, Campbell is not the future. He is ok as a backup… but not the leader and star QB of the future Redskins, he just doesn’t have the qualities or ability and never will.
    Why would you even say things like “develop” Campbell? I can’t help but laugh when people so many excuses for him and say “develop” him, like he is some rookie, lol. The guy has been a pro for 6 years… if he hasn’t developed yet (which he definitely hasn’t) his ship has sailed. There is no changing his core abilities and why waste more time trying to change him? He is not worth it.
    It is time to use him for what he is… a backup. He has just enough ability to step in a game when your starter goes down to finish the game and MAYBE hold onto the win… MAYBE.
    Now, if you want to “develop” someone, you look to this draft and you look for Bradford, Tebow, Clausen or McCoy which ever is available and Shanahan believes is the best choice.
    I would play Brennen this year and give him a legitimate shot to prove himself… and work the rookie in while “developing” them.

  39. You mean Zorn wasn’t doing things the right way? I couldn’t tell with their terrible record and LOSS TO THE LIONS

  40. @ boysroll: I remember Gibbs kicking around you Cowgirls pretty good. None better than that gay Ring of Honor game when the Three Criminals were set to be added. Brunell and Moss ruined that party. But i understand why you post on every Redskins story. You are afraid. And you should be. We got rid of our joke of a coach. Too bad the Cowgirls still have theirs!

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