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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.”

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52 Responses to “Campbell calls Redskins "totally different" under Shanahan”
  1. homercles82 says: Mar 19, 2010 1:40 PM

    Mike Williams’ nickname for Campbell is hilarious – Big Lips

  2. straverse says: Mar 19, 2010 1:43 PM

    Totally different because he’s now the backup QB to Rex Grossman.

  3. Florio-is-a-tool says: Mar 19, 2010 1:44 PM

    Jason, the lion sleeps tonight…
    (the L’il General is the lion)

  4. JCred says: Mar 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.

  5. Bender says: Mar 19, 2010 1:49 PM

    And that attitude is what will make him a starter wherever he ends up.

  6. DatSkinzDude78 says: Mar 19, 2010 1:51 PM

    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.

  7. dmackerman says: Mar 19, 2010 1:54 PM

    Best news I’ve heard all year.

  8. zeke777 says: Mar 19, 2010 1:55 PM

    Isn’t that the same statement he makes every year?

  9. iusedtobeteddybayer says: Mar 19, 2010 1:57 PM

    Another Pulitzer. Schmuck.

  10. antneejay2 says: Mar 19, 2010 1:59 PM

    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.

  11. BroncFanOr says: Mar 19, 2010 1:59 PM

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Mar 19, 2010 2:00 PM

    …doesn’t hurt to kiss up to the new boss, eh Campbell?
    NEXT!

  13. zappa says: Mar 19, 2010 2:01 PM

    Shanahan is a huge upgrade for this team and it will show over the next two years.

  14. REGGIEBUSH says: Mar 19, 2010 2:02 PM

    Campbell needs to elavate his play….we are tired of excuses…put up or shut up…

  15. madden42 says: Mar 19, 2010 2:02 PM

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

  16. BenRapistberger says: Mar 19, 2010 2:11 PM

    @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.

  17. Ravenmaniac says: Mar 19, 2010 2:12 PM

    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!!!

  18. DatSkinzDude78 says: Mar 19, 2010 2:13 PM

    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…

  19. Ravenmaniac says: Mar 19, 2010 2:14 PM

    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!!!

  20. dcsween says: Mar 19, 2010 2:15 PM

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

  21. WTE says: Mar 19, 2010 2:23 PM

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

  22. iusedtobeteddybayer says: Mar 19, 2010 2:23 PM

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

  23. trademcscab says: Mar 19, 2010 2:23 PM

    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

  24. Whiterhinocerous says: Mar 19, 2010 2:26 PM

    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.

  25. robothero says: Mar 19, 2010 2:26 PM

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

  26. IsawFloriokissingBrettFavre says: Mar 19, 2010 2:31 PM

    @ DatSkinzDude78: Are you drunk?

  27. karmathaitch says: Mar 19, 2010 2:32 PM

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

  28. Beezer says: Mar 19, 2010 2:42 PM

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

  29. tre_fizzle says: Mar 19, 2010 2:43 PM

    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)

  30. MagicMan407 says: Mar 19, 2010 2:51 PM

    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.

  31. redsquare says: Mar 19, 2010 2:52 PM

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

  32. Dapollock says: Mar 19, 2010 2:55 PM

    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.

  33. GridIron says: Mar 19, 2010 3:15 PM

    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.

  34. boysroll says: Mar 19, 2010 3:15 PM

    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..

  35. Beezer says: Mar 19, 2010 3:20 PM

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

  36. skinsfan#33 says: Mar 19, 2010 3:22 PM

    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.

  37. ytrain says: Mar 19, 2010 3:23 PM

    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???

  38. DanRooney says: Mar 19, 2010 3:29 PM

    “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.

  39. skinsfan#33 says: Mar 19, 2010 3:30 PM

    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.

  40. Abe Froeman says: Mar 19, 2010 3:41 PM

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

  41. Tdk24 says: Mar 19, 2010 3:45 PM

    that’s what happens when you go from a bum to a HC

  42. Ed_Skins says: Mar 19, 2010 4:08 PM

    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.

  43. Ed_Skins says: Mar 19, 2010 4:15 PM

    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.

  44. Munze Konza says: Mar 19, 2010 4:55 PM

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

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  47. spliffbunker says: Mar 19, 2010 6:23 PM

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    ……………………………………….
    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

  48. TheWizard says: Mar 19, 2010 6:30 PM

    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.

  49. bake says: Mar 19, 2010 6:31 PM

    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

  50. Ed_Skins says: Mar 19, 2010 9:01 PM

    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.

  51. aious says: Mar 19, 2010 9:02 PM

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

  52. joshington says: Mar 20, 2010 11:37 AM

    @ 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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