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.”