|The shift in play-calling responsibilities was the focus on the ESPN broadcast crew last night against the Eagles. Understandably so, although Iitdid get a little annoying when after every Redskin mistake--an all-too-large sampling--Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden insisted on pointing out--"that has nothing to do with the playcalling." Yes, we got the point after the first ten times guys. But all the mistakes did underscore why this whole idea of having Sherm Lewis is a completely ineffectual stunt. Not that Jim Zorn is the answer. Watching the Redskins it is just painfully obvious that this is an offense with no clear idea of what it's trying to do and we look pretty undisciplined and sloppy in doing it. Sitting around deciding whether to run the ball, throw a wide receiver screen or a slant on first down is just deciding how to position the deck
chairs on the Titanic. Make some real changes, not just cosmetic ones, and then we can start to move forward. |
Jason Campbell continues to take the brunt of the heat, at least that which is not directed at the head coach, and it continues to be unfair. If you look at Campbell's stat line--29/43, 284, one interception and compare it to Donovan McNabb's--15/25, 156, zero picks, what's the real difference? Both were conservative, not a lot of yards after the catch and respectable percentage. The interception can be attributed to Campbell having to throw more times and do it in a game where everyone knew he had to throw. The key numbers are 62, 6 & 3. That's the number of rushing yards we had, the number of sacks we gave up and the number of fumbles we lost. Look, I'm not trying to argue that Campbell is a rising star and the foundation of a Super Bowl team. But he's not the problem. And this franchise has enough real problems to fix right now without chasing after phantom ones.