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April 25, 2005

Redskins blown away by the draft

by Michael Bushnell, Page Editor

Auburn went 13-0, winning the best conference in football. The Washington Redskins used their two first round draft picks Saturday on good players, from a great team. Problem is, especially in the case of their second pick, QB Jason Campbell, the pick makes no sense at all.

So what's the quarterback situation now? Joe Gibbs said last winter that Patrick Ramsey was "his guy," and we know that Gibbs is loyal to his "guys," after he stuck with Mark Brunell for ten weeks even though a quadriplegic could have put up better numbers.

And if Ramsey is "his guy," then why in the world does taking a quarterback make sense? Campbell very well could be a great quarterback someday, but the coaching staff is old. Offensive coordinator Joe Bugel's Social Security number is 4, with Joe Gibbs and two of the Marx brothers ahead of him.

Drafting Campbell seems like a pick for a rebuilding team. But ever since Daniel Snyder bought the team, rebuilding has stopped being an option, and certainly this year. So it appears Ramsey will start.

Then why did it make any sense to take a potential project over a wide receiver, of which the `Skins have none? UAB receiver/amazing Afro model Roddy White was still on the board. And while he may not turn out tot be as good in the long term as Campbell, he filled a pressing need.

Yes, wide reciever is a pressing need. Santana Moss can be a number one reciever, but he's no Laveranues Coles. And among Darnerian McCants, Taylor Jacobs and James Thrash, none of them appears to be a serviceable second reciver. At least White would have given them some immediate return for their pick.

Remember, Aaron Rodgers went one pick ahead of Campbell. There's definitely a wider gap in talent between those two than one lousy pick.

I can't understand why Joe Gibbs would give up three lower picks for the 25th to get Campbell, a guy who probably could have fallen into the beginning of the second round. They blew up whatever was left of their draft to get Campbell. Either he's the best clipboard holder in the world, or the Redskins really messed up.

Actually, instead of White, the Redskins shouldn't have traded with Denver to get the pick in the first place. They gave up a third and fourth round pick this draft and a number one pick next year. They gave up a pick likely to be in the mid-20s at best to the teens at worst, plus two more picks to get the 25th pick. Unless Campbell is Doug Williams, that trade in itself is unbelieveable.

Their first auburn pick was a little better, Carlos Rogers. He was an All-American, and a shutdown cornerback that the Redskins needed. He was the top CB in the best and certainly most pressure-filled conference in football in 2004, and he appears like he can be Sean Taylor minus the crazy.

The Redskins didn't fill their largest void at wide receiver. Washington finished 30th in offense last year, mostly because nobody could catch the football. Now they have no choice but to keep disgruntled WR Rod Gardner, or I'll be expecting a call to be the team's fourth receiver.

I still have faith that Washington will pull some string somewhere and be able to win nine games this year. But I have no clue why the `Skins wasted their best chance to upgrade their Achilles heel. And I am pretty much out of ways to justify picking the Redskins to win 11 games next year.

Joe Gibbs is old, people. Many of the Redskins coaches don't have much more time to get back to the Super Bowl. And even though it's April, they may have just blown their shot to get there in 2005.

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  • Aaron (View Email) on April 25, 2005 at 2:00 PM
    I'm not a Redskins fan at all, but I'm going to have to disagree with your analysis of the draft. While I agree that Campbell really wasn't the right pick, their WR need is vastly exagurated. They have solid, if not spectacular receivers in Moss, Thrash, Jacobs and McCants. Also, it was clearly not the WRs fault that their offense was terrible, you can blame that on Brunell, and to an even bigger extent, their offensive line. The only WR they should've even been considering at that pick was Roddy White, and he's honestly not that impressive. I personally think they should've taken an offensive lineman in that spot, because that is their biggest weakness. IMO, Heath Miller would've been a perfect fit in that slot, as he can both be an effective blocker and go out for passes. However, there were other offensive linemen available, such as Logan Mankins, who would've been a nice slot.

    Also, you misquoted what Gibbs said. Gibbs said that Ramsey was "his guy" for 2005, not past then. He obviously doesn't like Ramsey, so don't expect Ramsey on the team in 2006.

    However, the real reason that it was a mistake to draft him was that they have three quarterbacks under long-term deals, including Hasselback, who they signed earlier in the week. If they really wanted to sign Campbell, why would they sign Hasselback? They're just screwing themselves over in the long run.
  • Keith Rowe (View Email) on April 25, 2005 at 3:44 PM
    The sky is falling, the sky is falling????? Where does this soapbox come from. Our O-line stunk last year, Jansen was out and we acquired a center via Free Agency! We picked up David Patton and Moss and along with Jacobs, Thrash, McCants and Gardner we may have the most complete list of WR's in the league. While none is spectacular, tell me the "A" guy for the Patriots?

    Our needs were on Defense, we lost Smoot and replaced him with Rogers, we lost Antonio Pierce and Marshall will move or Barrows will play but we get Levar Back (+++)! If I had been calling the shots, a solid D-Lineman would have been pick #25. Apparently Joe and the boyz saw something they could NOT pass up! It may take him three years to get ready and if Ramsey plays well, he may never play. While I like Ramsey a lot, he have proven nothing to date. A little competition never hurts! And we all Know Mark Brunnell is no competition.

    Hang in there and keep the faith!


    Greencastle, PA
  • Brad (View Email) on April 25, 2005 at 8:47 PM
    With regard to the Jason Campbell pick. It was a good pick and here's why. First of all, I love Pat Ramsey just as much as the next guy. He's smart, tough and always say's the right thing. With that said, Campbell brings many intangibles that Ramsey lacks. Ramsey has LEAD FEET! You can't say that all those sacks over Spurrier's tenure were solely the fault of the blocking scheme. Some yes, but not all. Ramsey should take some of the blame for that as well. So far Pat hasn't shown that the ability to scramble, throw the slant, deep fade and post patterns with any accuracy or consistency. Ramsey is in the last year of his rookie contract. Additionally, Ramsey has not shown the type of demeanor to be a team leader and motivate other players around him. Let's face it, there has to be something that Gibbs doesn't like about Ramsey. That was evident by bringing in Brunell and benching Ramsey in Gibbs first year. And further, after Brunell was benched, Gibbs never let Patrick throw the ball deep. That tells me that there wasn't a whole lot of confidence in Pat. Now they bring in a potentially great QB in Jason Campbell. Hmmmm, I wonder why? If both Campbell and Ramsey were in the draft this year, Campbell would rate much higher. And let's remember: Gibbs, Bugel and Williams - All former NFL head coaches in on this decision, as well as Jack Burns, Don Breaux, Bill Musgrave and Ernie Zampese. Say what you want, but these guys have A LOT of NFL experience. Not just the "old" Gibbs and the arrogant Snyder making all football decisions. Many NFL teams had Campbell rated higher than both Aaron Rodgers and Alex Smith. The Skins got a steal at the #9 pick. One thing is for sure, Patrick Ramsey will be the starter next year, but... Ramsey is now on the clock! I believe that Gibbs is genuine when he says that he hopes Ramsey takes us to the "Promised Land" and they give him a $40 million dollar contract. I hope for that too. But based on Ramsey's performance to date, don't bet on it! The bottom line is that there has to be an alternative agenda, even though Gibbs and staff won't publicly say so. That's the politically correct thing to do if you're Gibbs. Maybe this will be a good thing for Ramsey and he becomes our Drew Brees, from the very bottom to the Pro Bowl when Phillip Rivers was drafted in the first round by the Chargers last year and was projected to be the starter. Only time will tell. Remember, patience is a virtue! In my experience, those who want to hack on the Redskins and Dan Snyder are just jealous. Owners get criticized for being "too cheap" and not spending money to bring in new talent (49ers, Cardinals, Bengals, Dolphins, etc.) At least Snyder takes the revenue that he generates off the team and re-invests that money back into the team rather than just putting it in his pocket. Every fan would love to have an owner like that. HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!!!
  • Michael Bushnell (View Email) on April 25, 2005 at 9:12 PM
    As Peter King from Sports Illustrated said, the Redskins QB situation is nothing short of insane. Why bail out on Ramsey, a first round pick? Those generally mean committment. So now they gave up a Number 1 pick next year to take him. Thats insane.
  • John Willmott (View Email) on April 25, 2005 at 10:55 PM
    Even if you like Jason Campbell and hate Patrick Ramsey, you can't like trading into #25 to take him. Brad, I'd love to know which "many" teams had Campbell rated so high, because the general consensus was that Campbell would still be there early in he 2nd round.

    As it stands, the Redskins traded away a 3rd-round pick, and next year's #1 and #4, to effectively waste 2002's first-round pick. We've now invested 3 of our last 5 first round draft picks in the quarterback positions. Please explain how that makes sense. Mike, the article was great, despite what these clueless fools who read it may say.
  • Chris Winslow (View Email) on April 26, 2005 at 12:55 AM
    Apparently you have a crystal ball in which you can see Mike Williams as a dominant NFL WR.

    Share it with me will you?

    Two words: Michael Westbrook.
  • Tim on April 26, 2005 at 8:45 AM
    Did you forget that they got David Patten also? Really its a good pick cuz the redskins only have 1 quarter back in patrick ramsey. They might as well put it my boy tom tupa if they need to pull ramsey out for some reason beacause we all know how great a pick up mark brunnell was. tim hasselback may be smart but hes no jason cambell. Jason cambell will slide his way up to the number 2 quarterback for the redskins this year so this is a good pick for the skins.
  • Brad (View Email) on April 26, 2005 at 12:28 PM
    John Willmott - Please contact Mel Kipper Jr. and he will confirm that many teams had Campbell rated higher than Rodgers and Smith. It was also reported today that Redskins officials said that if Campbell was gone at #25 and Aaron Rodgers was still available, the Redskins would pass on Rodgers. Additionally, a comment for Michael Bushnell - Peter King of SI wrote an article 2 weeks prior to the draft stating that Campbell was the best prospect and that the 49ers should reconsider him at the #1 pick. (See Rich Tandler's article at Here's what Peter King said 2 weeks before the draft - "Campbell looked really good -- so good that you find yourself wondering: How can a scout watch this kid and not label his arm, athleticism and field presence all first-round gifts? Next I watched Campbell. My first question was: Where's this guy been hiding? The simple answer: Behind Brown and a very big Cadillac. Campbell is 6-4 3/4 and 230 pounds. His pass-drop is quick and textbook perfect. He sets up well in the pocket, bouncing athletically until he finds his receivers. He never flinches against a pass rush, moving deftly this way or that to avoid traffic. He throws on the run better than Rodgers or Campbell. On one throw against Kentucky last fall, he rolled out from his 46 to his right, then flicked a sideline throw 19 yards downfield for an in-stride completion. That's the kind of throw he'll be asked to make 100 times a year in the NFL." Now what? Peter King was caught in his own BS. Think there's a little media bias against the Skins? For those true Redskin fans, draw your own conclusions and stop listening to folks that don't have their facts straight.
  • Michael Bushnell (View Email) on April 26, 2005 at 3:37 PM
    I'm not saying Campbell is bad or will be...but is he worth a number one pick next year and two more picks for a team with the oldest coaching staff in the NFL? Absolutely not.
  • Brad (View Email) on April 26, 2005 at 5:25 PM
    Man... do I have to explain everything? First of all, Gibbs' staff is not the oldest in the NFL. As a journalist, you should confirm data before reporting it. Gibbs' staff is the 5th oldest in the league. What ever happened to the notion that older means wiser. Gibbs won't be taking any snaps or blitzing any QB's. These are more than qualified people making these picks, with a lot more inside info than you or I have.

    Who is to say that we won't have a 1st round pick next year? Must be your crystal ball again. The Raiders traded their 1st round pick for Randy Moss. They got a 1st round pick back by trading TE Jolly to the Jets. In this day of free agency, draft picks don't mean as much as they used to. Philly just drafted 13 players. Do you think that all 13 will be signed? The answer is no. At last check, the Seahawks were only $100,000 below the cap and might not be able to sign their picks. Before the Raiders traded DB Buchanan, they were $15 million over the cap and can't sign anyone until they release other players. There are too many variables to consider before declaring that Campbell is not worth it. Hang tight my friend, it will get interesting. Any by the way, the only reason that the "general consensus" of some, Mr. Willmott, that he would be selected in the late 1st or early 2nd round, was based not on talent level, but more on team needs. Should I mention at what pick Aaron Rodgers was selected by Green Bay?
  • John Willmott (View Email) on April 26, 2005 at 6:44 PM
    Brad, I don't care if the Redskins would have passed on Rodgers. That counts as one team's draft board. There are 31 others in the league. If Jason Campbell was such a hotshot, why was he not mentioned in discussions for the #1 pick, or consistently projected in the top 10 or 15? Maybe it's because he's not a better QB? And like Mike, my issue is not that Jason Campbell is a bad player, my issue is that we paid way too much to get him.

    Speaking of first-round picks Brad, you're right, the Raiders did trade back in to the first round. But they gave up Doug Jolley, as well as a second round pick (which you failed to mention, very surprising for someone like yourself who stresses getting facts straight). So what are we going to give up for a first-rounder next year? More draft picks? You mention that one trade, but don't mention teams who were looking to move down (Miami) or up (Seattle), but couldn't, because nobody wanted to trade picks. And even if we do trade in to the first round, we'll still have to pay a fair price. It cost three draft picks to move to #25 this year. What will it cost to move any higher than that?
  • Brad (View Email) on April 26, 2005 at 9:30 PM
    You can make a case for why any team should have drafted another player. Perhaps you fella's are little too young to fully understand or appreciate who Joe Gibbs is. I am truly puzzled that you think you know more than a Hall Of Fame coach. Not to mention the other staff I spoke of earlier. As I'm sure that you have heard by now, Gibbs said on Tuesday that they do not feel that a receiver was an immediate need. Gregg Williams said today that he specifically told Gibbs not to draft any one for the d-line based on his satisfaction for the current roster at that position. Therefore, whatever Gibbs and the boys say we need... we need! Is there anyone more qualified to make that choice? John, perhaps you could obtain a spot on the Redskins staff and save us all, maybe teach Joe Gibbs a thing or two about coaching and drafting in the NFL. I was making a point John that 1st round picks are obtainable. If you want all the terms of the transaction for Doug Jolly, research it yourself. I am not a journalist. I was merely making a point that we will not know about potential draft picks until April of 2006. Have you even considered our cap space next year? If you remember or were paying attention, prior to last year it was said that in 2006, the Skins might be in "cap hell" due in part to the hefty pro-rated contracts given to LaVar, Portis, Samuals, Brunell, etc. These contracts are back-end loaded. We might not even be able to sign a 1st round pick next year. Maybe why they took it this year. Ever consider that? Only the capologist for the Skins organization knows those details. Look at what happened to the Titans this year. And God forbid, if Patrick goes down with an injury next year, we will all be real happy that Jason is there to help our team. Or does the term "our team" not apply to you. I can't really tell. Look what happened to the Falcons when Vick went down. And to add to what Chris Winslow mentioned earlier in this debate with regard to 1st round receivers projected to be superstars in the NFL - I'll give to two more words - Rod Gardner! (1st round pic - ring a bell?) Ok, ok, ok, two more... Desmond Howard. Part of being a fan is loyalty, integrity and supporting your team, not second guessing decisions made by folks far more qualified than you.
  • Eric on April 27, 2005 at 1:04 AM
    John, I do now see how you can use what you "know" and compare it to the notes the Redskins had on each player through hours of scouting. As you say in your argument, nobody ELSE had him ranked very high, and not many sports COMMENTATORS or WRITERS were discussing him as a possible number 1 overall pick. Since when were the discussions of these observers facts? They didn't scout each player for hours. Instead, it is their job to speculate based on what they saw from game films and the circumstances surrounding each player. Maybe some say Campbell did so well because of his running backs, but maybe that's also why he was overlooked as a top QB.

    THis year, who did the draft? Gibbs. Who helped him? His other coaches and probably Snyder as well. Second guessing Spurrier is more appropriate since he has never had a track record of success in the NFL, but Gibbs has done quite well in previous years. It's true the leauge has changed over the past decade, but they can still scout talent.

    I'm not saying Campbell IS the next great qb, but he could be. If the Redskins really believed he is, why risk letting him get picked up by the Browns in the 2nd round right before them? If Campbell becomes the next Peyton Manning, then will the trades have been bad? I don't think anyone would be complaining then.

    A lot of writers have mentioned how much the Redskins have put into the QB position over the past few years, but who was it that did a lot of that work? That's right, Steve Spurrier. Gibbs defintiely did not draft Ramsey in the first round 3 years ago, and it looks like if he had been the coach back then, he would not have. THat is why you can not say "the Redskins wasted a 1st round pick on Ramsey 3 years ago and can't use another one today." The coaching staff is completely different, so Gibbs has no reason to commit to Ramsey.
  • Isamu Bae on April 27, 2005 at 6:12 AM
    Campbell was supposed to be drafted after Charlie Frye. I'm fairly sure the Redskins were one of very, very few teams to have ranked Campbell higher than Frye. Where did Frye go? Let's see here... ah, I found him. In the third round. Come on. If you're going to say Campbell is such a beast, explain to me why Kyle Orton fell to the fourth round solely because he had an injured hip after the first month.

    The big thing is, though, I don't care how good or bad Campbell is supposed to be. This pick makes even less sense than the Lions drafting Mike Williams, because drafting Campbell was not even "picking the best available." Maybe to the Redskins he was, but I, for one, am going to question their ability to draft well, and I see no reason why drafting Campbell over Roddy White (although now that Gardner is staying, there isn't an immediate need, maybe they'll draft a WR with the 13th overall pick [or worse] next year), Khalif Barnes (yes, they need a backup offensive lineman other than Ray Brown) or even Brodney Pool (the guy opposite Sean Taylor whose name slips my mind at the moment is a liability in coverage) helps the Skins at all.

    As for fully understanding or appreciating who Joe Gibbs is, I think there's something to be said for the perspective taken by the "fella's [who] are little too young." Instead of being blinded by his accomplishments in the past, where he was one of the best coaches in the game of yesteryear, I can definitely see the problems with Gibbs' coaching. Want one? How about this. There is one player. One player. That absolutely mauled Gibbs every single time. He's a Hall of Famer now, but Lawrence Taylor shredded him. Guess what? There're more Lawrence Taylors in the league now. You can't max protect because you've got three Taylors rushing at you every single play, and seeing as how people have trouble blocking the Dwight Freeneys and Terrell Suggs that a lot of teams have, it just doesn't work. For all the talk of how Gibbs is a master at adjusting, it certainly doesn't look very great, seeing as how his inflexibility shooed away one of the best receivers in the league (Coles, if you remember, left, because Gibbs was absolutely adamant about not opening up the passing, even late in the season when Gibbs should have been trying out new things).

    Maybe the Skins will get a first round pick next season by trading Lavar Arrington or something. That would be the first good trade I've ever seen them do. Get rid a load of mouth and money baggage. Then again, they'd probably waste the first rounder anyways.
  • Pratik Bhandari on April 27, 2005 at 2:06 PM
    the only problem i have with the pick is the fact that Patrick Ramsey is a capable quarterback. True, if we had to rely on Mark Brunell or Tim Hasselbeck to lead the team, then yeah, we should probably have drafted a QB. But i haven't heard anyone say that Ramsey is incapable of being an NFL quarterback. There are of course the obvious knocks on his accuracy, but accuracy can be learned, arm strength can't and Ramsey has plenty of that to spare. Now Campbell may be a good pick, maybe not. Maybe they're gonna trade Ramsey or Campbell for someone else, I don't know. As Brad points out, there's got to be some inside info that we aren't getting. But based on the information that is available to us, i believe that the pick is sketchy at best. What I hope for, is a San Diego situation, where Ramsey suddenly starts to bond with his receivers and gets on a roll. Who really knows what is going on with the Redskins at any given time? This iis a manifestation of a larger problem: the fact that the 'Skins don't have a GM that gives them a single direction and sets goals that steadily improve the team. Rather than try to interchange coaches and try to win the Superbowl every time another one comes in, stability and an overall plan of where to go with the franchise would be infinitely more useful.
  • John Willmott (View Email) on April 28, 2005 at 5:45 PM
    Part of "being a fan", Brad, is having the freedom to question the decisions made by the franchise I devote my attention to. Being a fan doesn't mean that I blindly accept all of the decisions they make. Here, I'm exercising that right. Gibbs clearly does not know exactly what to do in every circumstance, unless you want me to believe that Mark Brunell wasn't starting for too long. Yes, he's a Hall of Fame coach. HE'S NOT PERFECT. I still fail to see how this pick helps us at all. Campbell will be riding the pine for the first year of his career. As Isamu pointed out, there are far more pressing needs that could have been filled instead of quarterback. When did I ever say that we had to draft a wide receiver, or that they'd be a surefire success? I'll say it again - how is it justified that we trade away three draft picks for a player we don't completely need? You look for an impact player with a first round pick, and a backup quarterback doesn't make any impact whatsoever.
  • Brad (View Email) on April 28, 2005 at 9:02 PM
    John, you should look around the league to answer your own question. Why did the Chargers take Phillip Rivers last year when they already had Drew Brees? Will Aaron Rodgers be on the field this year in Green Bay? Did Eli Manning get the start in New York? How about Carson Palmer or Drew Henson? (Drew's not a 1st rounder, I know John) But did they start right away for their respective teams? NO! And why not John, because coaches understand the importance of having two quality QB's on the roaster. As I said before, look what happened to the Falcons when Michael Vick broke his leg in a preseason game.

    A lot of people thought that Mark Brunell still had a little left in the tank and could help our team. Gibbs did and so did I. Unfortunately, it did not pan out that way. I will bet that Gibbs understands that now and would admit the mistake in private, although... publicly evident in the drafting of Campbell. And by the way, I like Tim Hasselbeck a great deal. But even he would agree that his physical attributes don't compare to Campbells. I never said that Gibbs was perfect. I was merely wondering what your qualifications are? How many hours of game film did you study? How many schools did you visit? How many players did you interview? How many players did you work out?

    The NFL is NOT a democracy. We as fans do not have any rights to the direction of a team. The only right you have is whether or not to purchase a ticket. Do you hack on your schools teams publicly? If so, I can't imagine they would like you very much. Hindsight is always 20/20. I just don't think that you a taking a rational, logical or philosophical view to this. There are two kinds of people in this world, optimist and pessimist. As you go through life and get older, you will learn that those who are predominately optimistic become leaders and those who are predominately pessimistic become followers. You seem to fall into the latter category. Many of the arguments you make are just regurgitated bias statements already said by some of the bias media. I haven't yet seen or heard a thought of your own on the matter.

    John, what are the teams “pressing needs” in your opinion? We lost Champ Bailey and Fred Smoot in consecutive years. Who was slated to cover Terrell Owens, Plexico Burress, Randy Moss, Muhsin Muhammad, Tony Gonzales, Tory Holt, Isaac Bruce etc., all of whom we will be playing against this year, and some twice. I would say that we addressed that need at the #9 selection. Did anyone consider that? As Gibbs said earlier this week, we are fearless at safety. That player opposite of Sean Taylor was Matt Bowen, who was on his way to the Pro Bowl before he got hurt. Andre Lott and Ryan Clark stepped in and were more than adequate. We had a patched together o-line due to a lot of injuries. Now they are all back and healthy. On the d-line, no one can argue the play we got from Cornelius Griffin last year and Phillip Daniels should be healthy and ready to go this year. We re-signed tackle Joe Salave’a because Gregg Williams likes him so much. So where’s the void? Linebacker? Running back? Where?

    Listen, we will not know the outcome of drafted players on any team for 3 to 4 years. My faith lies with the current and foremost expert, and for now that’s Joe Gibbs and staff. If Ramsey goes down, would you be satisfied with Brunell stepping in? I hardly think so. Redemption is fundamental principal in life and I believe that Gibbs will redeem himself with respect to the signing of Brunell. I believe that he knows Brunell was a miserable failure and he will correct that, once again, evident in the selection of Campbell.
  • Lance (View Email) on July 12, 2005 at 1:18 AM
    If Campbell doesn't start right away then it's an insanely bad draft for the Redskins. If Campbell is not good enough to beat out Ramsey and Brunnel, 2 utter lames, then he's certainly not worth a first round draft pick, and a 3rd and 4th, which is what Campbell really is, a 1st, 3rd and 4th round pick. Why pay that much for a guy who can't beat out 2 horrible quarterbacks.

    Why do the Redskins keep letting top talent go then have to use high draft picks to replace them. Other teams don't let Smoot leave for free...but we do, then our 1st round draft pick is wasted to replace the guy we already had....that's not forward progress, at best it's staying even, and the Redskins can't afford to stay even....because they suck

    They should have kept Smoot, drafted the Williams kid, cut Brunnel and signed Garcia or picked up Bledsoe or picked Campbell LATER IN THE DRAFT....other teams can do it....why not us. Why are we the only team that goes decades without a quarterback.

    If Campbell doesn't make an immediate impact the Redskins draft was a bad joke.
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