QB Jason Campbell - Free Agent
|6-5, 228||Born: 12-31-1981||College: Auburn||Drafted: Round 1, pick 25 (2005)|
2013 Week 2 vs BAL (1 / 4 / 6 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Jason Campbell relieved Brandon Weeden after Weeden left the game with an injured thumb. He did nothing to show that he deserves to start next week if in fact Brandon Weeden cannot play. Campbell's first throw was into double coverage and nearly intercepted. Campbell was unable to find an open receiver on any of his few other throws. The Ravens flushed Campbell out of the pocket multiple times and he looked uncomfortable while on the run. Campbell's only completion was a dump off pass to Jordan Cameron on fourth down.
2013 Week 8 vs KC (22 / 36 / 293 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 17 / 0 rush)
Jason Campbell provided competence at the quarterback position on Sunday, which is all Browns fans could have asked for after two straight weeks of below-average performances by Brandon Weeden. Campbell led two touchdowns drives, the first to Josh Gordon and the second to running back Fozzy Whittaker. Campbell's first touchdown came on a flea-flicker, and while he under threw Josh Gordon on a deep pattern, the ball was delivered on time and was deep enough for Gordon to waltz into the end zone for a 37-yard touchdown. The second touchdown came in the third quarter, as Campbell hit Whittaker directly in stride on a wheel route as Whittaker sped past the defense into the end zone for a 17-yard touchdown. The pinpoint accuracy shown on that pass was not representative of Campbell's entire game, as he struggled from time to time with accuracy. In fact, Campbell's lack of accuracy stalled the Browns' final drive of the first half. Campbell threw behind an open Davone Bess and launched two near interceptions down the sideline. It is a wonder that the Chiefs did not intercept at least one pass on Sunday, as multiple deep passes of Campbell's were heavily contested. Save for Josh Gordon's touchdown, Campbell's deep pass accuracy was spotty. That was made up for by his quick decision-making on short passes, which really kept the offense moving. Campbell played with great pace, and while his quick decisions were not necessarily good decisions (the Browns started with three three-and-outs), they kept the Browns from accruing negative plays with frequency. Along with quick decision-making, Campbell was very mobile and aware within the pocket for his size. On multiple occasions, Campbell escaped the pocket for greener pastures. Specifically on a 4-yard gain, Campbell eluded an arm-tackle from Dontari Poe, one of the strongest defensive linemen in the league. Overall, while not blowing anyone with his play, Jason Campbell played well enough to earn the start next week against the Baltimore Ravens.
2013 Week 9 vs BAL (23 / 35 / 262 / 3 / 0 pass, 3 / 20 / 0 rush)
Jason Campbell consistently put the Browns in a position to win on Sunday, and when it mattered most, he came through with huge plays. One facet of Jason Campbell's game that is invaluable is his mobility, and it was certainly on display against the Ravens. On numerous occasions, Campbell evaded pass rushers to extend plays, even when his otherwise solid offensive line broke down. Campbell can remind one of Ben Roethlisberger with his combination of size and mobility. Specifically, on fourth and two during the 4th quarter, Jason Campbell evaded a pass rusher, rolled out of the pocket, and found Davone Bess for a first down to keep the Browns in the game. That was not the first time that Campbell found Bess on Sunday, as Bess' two other catches were both touchdowns. On the Browns second drive, Campbell delivered a perfect strike to Bess off his back foot with Elvis Dumervil in his face. His second touchdown pass to Davone Bess was a short slant that Davone Bess manufactured into a touchdown by himself. In addition, Campbell threw a third touchdown, a short three-yard dump off to Gary Barnidge who was by himself in the flat. Campbell was able to succeed with these short throws while decreasing the chance for mistakes down the field. Campbell reduced his downfield strikes to only when necessary or when the opportunity presented itself, which is evident given his lack of interceptions. He did not force any throws down the field, something that negatively affected the opposing quarterback - Joe Flacco - on Sunday. When throwing down the field, Campbell did overthrow twice while placing the ball behind his receivers more than a few times. However, when the Browns needed a big drive late in the game, Campbell delivered like a true veteran. Campbell was responsible for four first downs on the Browns final drive, increasing the Browns' lead to six points while milking the clock down to 17 seconds. With five touchdowns and no interceptions in his past two starts, the Browns have found temporary stability at the quarterback position going into the bye week.
2013 Week 11 vs CIN (27 / 56 / 248 / 1 / 3 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Luckily, the brown pants that donned the backside of Jason Campbell hid the stains of his embarrassing quarterback on Sunday. Campbell looked hesitant and ancy in the pocket all day, consistently pump faking and half committing to passes. It looked as if Jason Campbell was playing not to make mistakes, and ironically playing that way will only lead to more mistakes. While the Bengals did display some tight coverage on Sunday, there were multiple times that open receivers were displayed on CBS' broadcast cam and Campbell simply did not throw the ball. Campbell had an open Jordan Cameron in the end zone on the Browns' first drive but was hesitant and ended up throwing the ball away. Being a quick quarterback not only helps a quarterback avoid sacks, but it leads to success in basic pass completion. In addition to Campbell's hesitancy, he also was consistently inaccurate at all levels. On numerous occasions, Campbell completely missed receivers, even on short passes! Campbell's second interception came when he sailed a pass seven to eight yards over the head of Greg Little for an interception. Campbell reminded many Browns fans of the days of Captain Checkdown himself, Brady Quinn. Campbell seemed to refuse to look downfield for options, leading to numerous short pass attempts to his running backs. While Campbell reminded Browns fans of Brady Quinn with his checkdowns, he reminded Browns fans of Brandon Weeden with his flat passes. Flat passes led to a Michael Johnson deflection of a for sure touchdown pass on the goal line to Greg Little. Jason Campbell's first interception was due to a flat pass on a quick curl to Josh Gordon, which was deflected and intercepted by James Harrison. The only positive of the entire day came on Campbell's deep touchdown pass to Josh Gordon in the third quarter. The pass beautiful, as Campbell looked off the safety and delivered a perfect deep pass to Gordon along the sideline. The question remains however, why was that play the antithesis of the rest of Jason Campbell's play on Sunday?
2013 Week 12 vs PIT (14 / 22 / 124 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Jason Campbell has lost the poise and ability that led the Browns in his first two starts. The mobility that Campbell possessed earlier in the season is not there anymore ˝ Campbell seems like a sitting duck in the pocket. The inability to extend plays with one's legs severely limits chances for success when Jason Campbell's throwing ability is already marginal at best. Jason Campbell failed to keep his eyes down field for much of the game on Sunday, save for a few attempts to Cameron and Gordon in the first half. Campbell's lack of willingness to even attempt deep passes is concerning. Overall, Campbell's accuracy was average on Sunday ˝ no obvious mistakes yet no outstanding displays of precision. In the third quarter, Jason Campbell was knocked out of the game due to a questionable hit from Steelers cornerback William Gay. As of this writing, it has been reported that Campbell is in a concussion program and will likely miss next week's game against Jacksonville.
2013 Week 14 vs NE (29 / 44 / 391 / 3 / 0 pass, 2 / 27 / 0 rush)
Jason Campbell played a stellar game, showing good decision making and outplaying his counterpart Tom Brady in most phases of the game. The pass protection was rock solid, only allowing one sack of Campbell, and his rapport with Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron was on full display, as they made up 272 of his 391 passing yards and two of his three touchdowns. Campbell's touchdowns all came in the second half, as the score was 6-0 Browns at halftime. His first score was a 40 yard toss to Gary Barnidge which was mostly Barnidge creating run after the catch combined with defensive missteps and bad angles. Campbell's second touchdown of the day was all Josh Gordon, who turned a routine catch into an 80 yard touchdown, displaying a great second gear and stiff arming Aqib Talib out of his way. His third touchdown was a short 4 yarder to Jordan Cameron, an easy play action fake that saw Cameron wide open as defender Jamie Collins misdiagnosed the play. Campbell made solid reads and went through his progressions, dumping off and throwing the ball away when need be and taking appropriate shots when need be as well. Campbell's 44 pass attempts compared to the 25 total rushing attempts by the Browns despite being up almost all game showed the coaching staff's trust in him.
2013 Week 15 vs CHI (23 / 39 / 273 / 1 / 2 pass, 1 / 17 / 0 rush)
Jason Campbell continued in his inconsistent ways on Sunday, failing to play well enough to put the Browns in a position to win the game. Campbell looked as if the game was happening to fast for him - frequently checking down even when routes had developed down the field. Many Browns fans forgot about this side of Jason Campbell. Despite having two premier downfield receivers in Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron, Campbell did not find them on any sort of consistent basis. Campbell's decision-making was in question as well, failing to find receivers downfield on third and long situations and instead sticking with short passes. In addition, both of Campbell's interceptions were due to poor decisions while throwing into heavy coverage. Campbell's accuracy can be described as bad at best, frequently missing open receivers - especially Josh Gordon. Campbell missed Josh Gordon 4 times on Sunday, whether it was one hopping it or failing to hit his Gordon in stride. While the Bears did bring a fair amount of pressure on Sunday, in no way is this performance a derivative of the Bears defense. If not for the Browns defense, this game would have been much uglier. Campbell's best pass was his final pass, a 43-yard strike to Josh Gordon that was thrown in stride between the corner and the safety. However, Campbell's stats before the garbage time drive (18/34, 193 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT) are much more indicative of his performance than his final line.
2013 Week 16 vs NYJ (18 / 39 / 178 / 0 / 1 pass, 2 / 21 / 0 rush)
Jason Campbell did not look comfortable on Sunday despite playing in balmy 67-degree weather. Both of his interceptions were his fault, a result of poor decision-making and poor footwork. It seems as if Campbell has lost all confidence in his ability and is losing his grasp of fundamentals. Campbell overall lacked accuracy - at one point missing a wide-open Josh Cooper only a few yards in front of him. Rich Gannon put it best: ýYou've got to make this throw,'' Gannon said. ý No one is even around Cooper. Look how wide-open he is. He goes in there; he sits down against off-coverage. You've got to be able to hit them when you have them that wide-open.'' Campbell was facing one of the NFL's softest pass defenses yet could only manage 4.5 yards/attempt while not throwing a touchdown. However, a touchdown pass dropped of the hands of Greg Little on the Brown's second drive of the game - surely not Campbell's fault. Campbell's supporting cast did not support him as they should have or are capable of doing. Even Josh Gordon struggled at times against cornerback Dee Milliner. With little to play for next week, Josh Campbell must prove to the Browns coaching staff that he deserves a spot on the team for the 2014 season.
2013 Week 17 vs PIT (23 / 41 / 240 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
With nothing to play for on Sunday, Jason Campbell did little to prove that he belongs on the 2014 Cleveland Browns roster. Campbell seemed afraid to throw the ball downfield, frequently checking down if his primary read was not immediately open. This habit is destructive in a Norv Turner offense because many of the advanced pass plays take a lot of time to progress. Campbell's first downfield pass to Josh Gordon, one of the NFL's best receivers, came with 40 seconds left in the third quarter. By this time, the game seemed well out of hand. Campbell's indecisive downfield throwing was shown specifically on a 3rd and 2 in the second quarter. The Steelers were playing Cover 0 with man-to-man coverage on Josh Gordon outside. As Gordon began his streak downfield, Campbell checked off immediately ˝ as if he expected Gordon to outrun Ike Taylor in the first 10 yards of his route. This led to a check down to Chris Ogbonnaya for no gain, which the entire Steelers defense saw coming as multiple defenders swarmed Obi. As for accuracy, Campbell frequently threw at his receiver's feet ˝ even on completed passes. Very few throws were on target and often times the ball wobbled in the air. This may have been due to wet weather conditions in Pittsburgh on Sunday, as well as the fact that Campbell does not wear a glove on his throwing hand. In the pocket, Campbell looked indecisive. On numerous occasions, Campbell pump faked and resorted to either throwing the ball away or throwing a short pass. This even happened on a 3rd and 21, where instead of taking a shot at a first down, Campbell simply dumped it off to a covered Jordan Cameron for 4 yards, leading to a punt. The Browns pass protection was superb on Sunday, so it was not as if Campbell was rushed into make poor decisions. Campbell fumbled in the first quarter, something he is susceptible to. Campbell does not have a great grip on the ball around pass rushers. His interception marked the last offensive play for the 2013 Browns, and it was not his fault. A short pass bounced off Fozzy Whittaker's hands and into the hands of Lawrence Timmons. Campbell's only touchdown drive came in garbage time, resulting in a touchdown pass to Fozzy Whittaker. Campbell made an accurate throw to Whittaker over the middle as Fozzy outran Lawrence Timmons along the sideline and into the end zone.
2012 Week 5 vs JAX (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Campbell came into the game late in the 4th with the Bears winning and they were just looking to run out the clock. Campbell never attempted a pass and only handed off to Armando Allen.
2012 Week 7 vs DET (1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Campbell came into the game after Jay Cuter was driven into the turf on a hard sack in the second quarter. Campbell came in for one play, was flushed from the pocket and ran up the gut for a five yard gain. Cutler came back into the game, but with under two minutes to play, he went into the locker room for X-Rays on his ribs and Campbell came into the game to finish out the quarter. Campbell threw a quick check down to Matt Forte who was tackled immediately for no gain. Campbell handled off to Forte a couple more times and the half ended.
2012 Week 10 vs HOU (11 / 19 / 94 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Jason Campbell took over at half time because of a vicious hit that Jay Cutler sustained near the end of the first half. Cutler was diagnosed with a concussion at half time, and his status for next week is uncertain. Campbell had a better half than Cutler did, but he almost refused to throw the ball more than four or five yards, and he had only two passing plays that were longer than 10 yards. His second pass of the game was a quick strike to Brandon Marshall - a perfect throw for a nice 18 yard gain. But the drive stalled and the Bears were forced to punt. Near the end of the third quarter, Campbell threw it deep for Marshall again - he was double covered but the ball was thrown well enough and Marshall used his body to shield the defender and make a great catch for a big 45 yard gain. It gave the Bears 1st and goal from the 10 but they had to settle for a field goal. As they headed into the 4th quarter though, Campbell became more conservative with the ball, throwing short check downs and curls to avoid turning the ball over. Between the conservative passing and lack of running game, the Chicago offense stalled when it was needed the most and the Bears eventually lost the game. Their offense failed to convert all four third down opportunities that they had in the game, and even the 3rd and 16 pass with under two minutes to play was just a seven yard crossing route to Brandon Marshall. It's not clear if Jay Cutler will be available for the Monday night game against San Francisco next week, but if Jason Campbell is under center, the offense may become a lot more focused on short yardage plays.
2012 Week 11 vs SF (14 / 22 / 107 / 1 / 2 pass, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)
The combination of a truly horrendous offensive line and a relentless San Francisco pass rush resulted in a travesty of a game for Jason Campbell. By the second half, his linemen were in a full backpedal whenever rushed by Aldon and Justin Smith. Not only were Campbell's offensive line overwhelmed, but his receivers were unable to gain any separation from the San Francisco secondary. With Marshall double covered throughout the game, Campbell had to rely on Alshon Jeffery, Earl Bennett and Devin Hester to make plays, which they were wholly unable to do. Campbell's first interception came on a comeback route to Hester which was blatantly telegraphed by Hester laboring through his route. Campbell floated the ball in Hester's direction and Tarell Brown was able to step right in front of the receiver for the pick. The second pick came about because Aldon Smith was able to fly through the offensive linemen with ease and hit Campbell, forcing the quarterback in to floating a ball to a double covered Earl Bennett. The ball sailed over the receiver's head and Dashon Goldson was able to pick it off easily. Chicago was not only unable to give Campbell any time to complete long to medium throws, the offensive line couldn't even hold off the rushers long enough for Campbell to complete short throws. Even the screen game was constantly snuffed out by a defense that kept its ears pinned back all game. Campbell was hit so hard and so often, that his fumbles seemed less like poor ball security than the inevitable outcome of being tossed around like a rag doll on every drop back. His offensive line was so overmatched, the San Francisco defense began to tackle Campbell with his own linemen. The one bright spot of Campbell's day was his touchdown pass. The quarterback scrambled to the right and saw Brandon Marshall in one-on-one coverage in the corner of the end zone. Campbell threw the ball high and Marshall was able to out leap Culliver and catch the ball at the highest point.
2012 Week 14 vs MIN (6 / 9 / 64 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)
Campbell came in for the final drive of the game because Jay Cutler was getting smacked around all day by the Vikings. Although the Minnesota secondary was just looking to avoid giving up the big play, the pass rush was still pretty intense. Campbell managed to avoid taking a sack and checked down enough to keep the chains moving. The TD pass to Brandon Marshall was just a 'pitch and catch', where Marshall ran down to the end zone, turned around and made the catch for the Touchdown. Cutler did sustain a neck injury, but should be OK for next week.
2011 Week 1 vs DEN (13 / 22 / 105 / 1 / 0 pass, 6 / 2 / 1 rush)
Jason Campbell did his job, which was to not turn the ball over and ensure the win. He did uncork a nice deep ball to Darrius Heyward-Bey, who couldn't reel it in in-bounds. Campbell gave up a fumble on a sack early to set up the Broncos deep in Raiders territory, but the defense held Denver to a field goal. Campbell took what the defense gave him when he attempted passes, and never pressed the issues, often choosing to just throw the ball away. He did notch two TDs, both cheapies. One QB sneak after Darren McFadden ran it to the one, and one short pass to fullback Marcel Reece after McFadden marched the team down a short field after a tipped punt. He is pedestrian for fantasy, but holding down his job by playing it safe.
2011 Week 2 vs BUF (23 / 33 / 323 / 2 / 1 pass, 3 / 3 / 1 rush)
After a slow start, Campbell wound up having a very efficient game as he threw for more than 300 yards, was not sacked, and accounted for three touchdowns. The only blemish on the day for him really was an interception that came on a Hail Mary pass on the last play of the game, which was almost converted for a touchdown. Despite playing without his top three receivers and starting TE, Campbell still had one of his best days as a Raider. The offensive line gave him good protection in the pocket and he remained calm in the pocket whenever the Bills were able to generate some pressure. The highlight of the game came on a beautifully thrown 50-yard touchdown pass to rookie WR Denarius Moore who went up and brought it down despite tight coverage from a corner and safety. While the Bills defense may not rank among the league's best, it was still an impressive performance on the road and possibly a sign of better things to come when he gets some better weapons around him.
2011 Week 3 vs NYJ (18 / 27 / 156 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / 10 / 0 rush)
Jason Campbell had a quiet day as the Jets' secondary was able to contain his receivers and allow only the occasional big play in the passing game. Campbell also felt pressure, though he was only sacked once. He was only really asked to manage the game and didn't do more than that, getting the ball to his receivers 66% of the time. He was accurate, didn't turn the ball over and with Darren McFadden torching the Jets' defense, nothing more was required of him. It was a pretty vanilla game where nothing much stood out--bad or good--in his effort.
2011 Week 4 vs NE (25 / 39 / 344 / 1 / 2 pass, 4 / 29 / 0 rush)
What an up and down day for Campbell on Sunday. He made several nice throws and found a red zone/go-to guy in TE Kevin Boss. This gives Campbell a similar style player as Cowboys TE Jason Whitten. Boss may not be the same caliber as Whitten but could be heavily involved in this offense in Oakland. But the two INT's Campbell threw were both on the New England side of the field. The first one was at the goal line, where he was trying to throw the ball away and did not see S Patrick Chung, who was wearing a cast on his hand, and was still able to intercept it. This was a huge play and turned the momentum to the New Englandáside, which stayed with them until the end of the game. The second INT was not much better as Campbell threw a dump off pass to McFadden and did not see DTáVince Wilfork (all 350+ pounds of him). The good news for this game is that Campbell looked a bit more comfortable back there and was able to reach 300 yards passing. With this game a lot of the problems on offense were the erratic plays by the young WR core. Campbell will also need to cut down on those careless interceptions as they were the difference in the game today.
2011 Week 5 vs HOU (15 / 35 / 190 / 2 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Jason Campbell is in the same offensive system for consecutive seasons for the first time in his career and it clearly shows. He is firmly in command of the offense and has both the confidence and the ability to throw the ball all over the field. Most impressively, Campbell is able to throw out routes to his receivers at a variety of distances. These routes allow players like Jacoby Ford, Denarious Moore, and Derrius Heyward-Bey to catch the ball in space facing single coverage. On one play, Heyward-Bey was lined up in single-coverage outside to the left. Campbell quickly recognized the advantage Heyward-Bey had with the defender playing off of him and threw him a quick out off of a three step drop. Heyward-Bey was able to the break the defender's arm tackle and raced up the sideline for a 34 yard score. Outside of the deep-out, Campbell threw a lot of quick slant and drag routes across the middle in an attempt to get the Texans defense to stop cheating against the run. Campbell's best play came on a touchdown to Chaz Schilens. On the play, Campbell was under heavy pressure, scrambled up the middle and just when it appeared he might scramble for a modest gain, he softly tossed the ball to Schilens who was able to turn up field for an 18 yard touchdown. Campbell's interception came on a deep ball out of his own endzone that was intended for Jacoby Ford but was overthrown.
2011 Week 6 vs CLE (6 / 9 / 52 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 16 / 0 rush)
Although Oakland got a huge win in memory of the late Al Davis they may be in serious trouble because it looks like Campbell could be sidelined for the season with a collarbone injury.á The injury occurred in the second quarter on a 3rd & long play where he had nothing open so Campbell tucked the ball and tried to dive for the first down but was tackled hard right by LB Scott Fujita before he hit the ground. Campbell immediately clutched his collarbone. After watching Boller play you start to have much more appreciation for what Campbell brings to the table as Campbell can utilize the speed of his wider receivers and keep the defense honest. Campbell's injury is horrible news for the Raiders as he was doing a good job of facilitating the offense.
2010 Week 1 vs TEN (22 / 37 / 180 / 1 / 1 pass, 6 / 34 / 0 rush)
So much for the Jason Campbell Era coming out party. When the best we can say is 'He was better than JaMarcus Russell', things did not go well. At the start, Campbell was taking 7-step drops but not reading the blitz. He was unable to find any receivers downfield, and when leaving the pocket to run, he would slide well short of the first down. It was as if he wasn't willing to push his luck and get that extra yard (quite the study in contrast to opposing QB Vince Young). As the game progressed, he tried to overcome the blitz with a 3-step drop but couldn't get in sync with his receivers. Two fumbles, two missed shotgun snaps, four sacks, and a delay of game penalty didn't help his case any. Campbell came out in the second half with more determination and drive; he looked more like he was leading this team. His best chances were to playmaking WR Louis Murphy, who could have had two TD's ... if he could have held on to the ball. The only glimmer of success Campbell would have is when running the no huddle offense late in the game. He did a nice job of spreading the ball around, and in particular, once he was able to get the ball to TE Zach Miller with regularity, the offense as a whole fared better. Campbell's second half play warrants some optimism, but unless the offensive line can improve their protection, what you see is what you get.
2010 Week 2 vs STL (8 / 15 / 87 / 0 / 1 pass, 3 / 19 / 0 rush)
Campbell led a very stagnant Raiders offense for the first half. The drive that led to the best scoring chance was a seven-play, 49-yard drive that ended with a missed 46-yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski. Campbell also led a nine-play, 37-yard drive in which he went 4-5 for 39 yards and scrambled for nine more on a third-and-six. This drive ended in a sack that pushed Oakland out of field goal range, forcing a punt. The straw that broke Tom Cable's back, however, was the interception that Campbell forced at the end of the first half. The situation (29 seconds left at his own 43) dictated that Campbell make something happen, but the throw was still forced and badly misfired. That mistake and the general lack of flow to the offense on top of last week's performance was enough to get Campbell pulled from the game.
2010 Week 5 vs SD (13 / 18 / 159 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 7 / 0 rush)
Campbell looked like the better QB, but still had the usual flaws in his game. His first pass late to the outside looked like it could have been picked off and he also just barely evaded a number of sacks. He played a very careful and conservative game and refused to take risks downfield, something which he has always been accused of. He had Heyward Bey open downfield on numerous occasions, but was content with the safer option, the check down. He did feel the rush nicely, and bought time nicely in the red zone for an easy TD pass to Miller. Campbell also had a nice completion over the middle between two defenders to Murphy, but it still felt like he was holding back at times.
2010 Week 6 vs SF (8 / 21 / 83 / 0 / 2 pass, 7 / 21 / 0 rush)
The overriding theme of the day for Jason Campbell was lack of protection from offensive line, which in turn forced him to make quick, improvised throws. Campbell had to show good pocket presence on several occasions as 49ers defenders converged on him. Campbell would routinely step up and away from the pass rush and complete a check down to Michael Bush. Campbell's play was spotty at best. He threw a poor pass over the middle with a linebacker trailing in coverage on his intended receiver Zach Miller which was intercepted. He overthrew wide opens receivers on more than one occasion, including the first play of the game when the Raiders called a flea flicker. The play was perfectly executed, but Campbell could not get the required distance on the pass to let Louis Murphy run under it for an easy score.
2010 Week 7 vs DEN (12 / 20 / 204 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / 15 / 0 rush)
While any QB's performance looks good when his team scores over 50 points, Campbell's was aided by takeaways by Oakland's defense. He wasn't as bad as his effort last week against San Francisco, but that's not saying a whole lot. Campbell made some nice throws, but they were mostly the very easy ones (like the touchdown to Zach Miller when he was wide open due to a nice run-action play call. Once the Broncos' first offensive play resulted in an interception returned for a touchdown and their second was a fumble that Oakland recovered, the first half floodgates were open. From there, Oakland was very run-heavy -- using both Darren McFadden and Michael Bush and keeping the playcalling conservative. Campbell will most definitely return to the bench once Bruce Gradkowski is healthy enough to play, and he didn't do a whole lot to drum up any sort of contradiction to that notion.
2010 Week 8 vs SEA (15 / 27 / 310 / 2 / 0 pass, 4 / 4 / 0 rush)
For a second consecutive week, Campbell led a suddenly high octane offense to a decisive victory. He started slowly, dealt with a lot of pressure early on, and was taken down at or behind scrimmage on the first two possessions. The turning point was a big 4th and 1 completion on a slant pattern to the fullback, Marcel Reece, which was caught in double coverage and taken in for the score. Campbell had a lot of success throwing to different receivers running the slant, and later made a great play to take advantage of Darrius Heyward-Bey's speed to beat the Seattle defense downfield as well. Backed by a strong running game, Campbell was able to hit his wideouts often; he threw aggressively and accurately into coverage, which meant that he took chances, but was able to avoid any big mistakes. The biggest highlight, and perhaps an indication of this team coming together, was actually a block that the QB threw, which cleared the way for Jacoby Ford to gain first down yardage on a reverse play.
2010 Week 9 vs KC (19 / 33 / 229 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / 0 / 0 rush)
Campbell faced pressure early and was completely ineffective in the first half. The only thing that seemed to work for the Raiders was the wild hog formation with Darren McFadden taking the snaps. Campbell underthrew Jacoby Ford the first time he got open deep, then Ford dropped the next one, which was on target. Campbell also had an interception on another throw that came up short and what should have been an interception on one that went long. He did throw a touchdown to offensive tackle Khalif Barnes on a rollout, and really seemed to relax and let the game come to him in the fourth quarter and overtime, when he threw one deep ball with the flick of the wrist on the run to Ford and another in overtime to set up the game-winning field goal. Campbell to Ford saved the day, but otherwise, the passing game for the Raiders sputtered and they will be better off with Bruce Gradkowski in at QB.
2010 Week 11 vs PIT (7 / 19 / 70 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Campbell spent the first three quarters of the game running for his life and under constant pressure. The Steelers blitzed him from all sides and up the middle, trying to anticipate the snap count in some cases and knocking Campbell around for most of the game. Campbell was effective on the opening drive with quick three-step drops where he was able to get the ball out before the defense could get to him. However, as the Pittsburgh secondary began to crowd the line, Campbell's day got longer and longer. His one charged interceptions was actually not his fault as the ball skipped off of Marcel Reece's hands into the defender's arms. However, on the next series he threw a pick-six that was called back due to a questionable roughing the passer call that really looked like a clean hit but was called anyway and the Raiders got the ball back. He was replaced late in the third quarter by Bruce Gradkowski, but has already been named the week 12 starter.
2010 Week 13 vs SD (10 / 16 / 117 / 1 / 0 pass, 7 / 37 / 1 rush)
After spending the first three months of the season moving in and out of the lineup and looking like little more than a third stringer at best, Campbell came from nowhere to play arguably the best game of his career. He had a lot of help from the rushing game, but he was the primary reason for the Oakland victory. Campbell used the play action pass to perfection to throw off not only the San Diego defense but also the CBS camera crew on several occasions. On Oakland's first possession, Campbell beautifully sold the fake handoff to RB Darren McFadden before rolling out to his left. There wasn't another San Diego defender in the area, and he easily waltzed in untouched for the game's opening score. On the next Raider drive, he found WR Jacoby Ford in the back corner of the end zone with perfect touch on a fade pattern. On that and just about every other play, there was almost no pressure on Campbell. But even on the rare occasions that there was, he used his athleticism to avoid it. And not only did he avoid it, but he made a number of improvised plays that turned out to be highly effective. One play in particular was a play on which he bought time in the pocket, looked to be getting sacked, and somehow found RB Michael Bush to his left for a quick lateral on a pseudo-option type of play. Since it wasn't a forward pass, it won't even show up in the stat sheet for Campbell but for sure he was the reason the play even happened. Campbell was shaken up on the play and briefly left the field, but returned just one play later. Late in the game with the Chargers trying to mount a comeback, Oakland faced a third and one. Campbell again faked the handoff beautifully and hooked up downfield with WR Louis Murphy on a 37-yard pass play that just about clinched the game. The fake was so good that several defenders tackled the player who the fake handoff went to. CBS cameras didn't even pick up the live shot of the play, also thinking the ball had been handed off. Basically, Campbell could do no wrong in this game and the Chargers did little right against him.
2010 Week 14 vs JAX (21 / 30 / 324 / 2 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Campbell had a somewhat shaky start to this game, almost throwing an interception and struggling to connect and throw accurately to his speedy receivers. He was adept throughout the game though at keeping the play alive with his feet and his arm strength enabled him to make several terrific throws from the pocket. Campbell's production and success had a huge part to do with McFadden, especially on two jaw dropping plays. Campbell was able to dump off the pass short to McFadden and watch as McFadden juked the Jaguars and ran by any would be tacklers for big touchdown passes that came up big in the stat sheet. Campbell was generally very efficient, with a high number of completions, getting the ball out of his hand and not turning the ball over. He utilised play action well and roll outs to buy him some time to throw and find receivers. He also used his athletic ability to run out of pressure situations and buy more time for his receivers. Campbell mostly took what the defense was giving him and did not force a lot of throws that have plagued his career so far.
2010 Week 15 vs DEN (15 / 26 / 238 / 1 / 2 pass, 5 / 41 / 0 rush)
Jason Campbell delivered yet another standard Jason Campbell performance. Campbell was assisted in a big way by the Raiders rushing attack which allowed Campbell to have that extra second in the pocket on play action passes, the source of the majority of his big plays. Campbell delivered a few nice balls over the middle on in-routes, placing the ball well each time. He used his legs when the play broke down to make some big gains on the ground as well.
2010 Week 16 vs IND (29 / 42 / 231 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 10 / 0 rush)
Campbell was hamstrung by a very conservative gameplan, and an inability to pick up first down yardage on numerous occasions. He was able to move the ball, but the Raiders just couldn't convert enough first downs, and settled for four field goals. Campbell finally got the ball in the endzone with a toss to Zach Miller, but were unable to recover the onside kick. Campbell did a nice job of spreading the ball around, but he still doesn't have a "go-to" receiver that he can rely on. He also tends to keep everything short, and despite having a few receivers with bigtime speed, he rarely took deep shots down the field.
2010 Week 17 vs KC (15 / 25 / 155 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 33 / 0 rush)
Jason Campbell got injured early in this game but came back and did a sterling job for the Raiders offense. Well protected all game, he sprayed the ball around to his targets with pretty good accuracy when he needed to and also scrambled effectively. His touchdown pass to Chaz Schilens could not have been easier as Eric Berry blew his assignment and allowed Schilens to get free at the back of the end zone for an easy score. Campbell acted more as a game manager in this one and although he may not be the long term answer at quarterback for this team, he did a good job for the most part.
2009 Week 1 vs NYG (19 / 26 / 211 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 16 / 0 rush)
Campbell had decent numbers in Week 1 against the Giants, but he struggles to pass the all important "eyeball test". He was unable to get the ball into the hands of his top wideout Santana Moss with any regularity and he drew the ire of head coach Jim Zorn on several occasions for mistakes made on the field. Most of his numbers were racked up in the second half once the Giants were up by 13, so the performance is a bit skewed. Campbell also cost the Redskins a touchdown when he held the ball too long in the pocket on a rare occasion when he had ample time and was then sacked by Osi Umenyiora who stripped the ball and ran it back for a touchdown.
2009 Week 2 vs STL (23 / 35 / 242 / 0 / 0 pass, 7 / 28 / 0 rush)
Campbell had a decent day statistically, but aside from short dump-off passes to Chris Cooley he did not move the sticks with much regularity. He looked fine in the pocket and scrambled a few times for nice gains, but he could not find Santana Moss or anyone else very deep all day long. Some of his throws downfield sailed or were out of bounds as both he and the Redskins' offense struggled. No pass was completed for more than 25 yards and few if any of his connections afforded his receivers much chance of getting extra yardage after the catch.
2009 Week 3 vs DET (27 / 41 / 340 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / 21 / 0 rush)
Campbell had a solid game, although most of it was pitch and catch between him and Santana Moss. He moved the ball well on the opening drive of the game, finding Moss and his other young receivers Malcolm Kelly and Devin Thomas. Unfortunately the Redskins couldn't get into the End Zone and the Lions controlled the ball for the remainder of the first half. In the second half, Campbell came out swinging. He hit Moss on a corner route that led to the biggest play of the game - a 57 yard TD pass. Early in the 4th quarter he couldn't find an open man on 3rd and 9, and scrambled around the end for a big 21 yard gain. Unfortunately he missed connecting with Kelly and Antwaan Randle El later and the Redskins were forced to punt. On the final two possessions, Campbell marched the team well. He took the short passes of the middle that the Lions were giving him and checked down to his running backs when nothing was open down the field. He put his team in position to win the game, but eventually ran out of time on the final drive and couldn't pull out the game winner.
2009 Week 4 vs TB (12 / 22 / 170 / 2 / 3 pass, 7 / 20 / 0 rush)
This game was a picture of Jason Campbell's career. He made some very ill-advised throws that resulted in interceptions. He had maddening bouts of inaccuracy. When the initial read wasn't there, smoke would come out of Campbell's ears and he usually took the sack. When the initial read was there, Campbell would confidently let the ball go on time, and on the money. He threw a perfect deep ball to Santana Moss on play action to give the Redskins the lead, and his TD pass to Chris Cooley threaded the needle between two defenders that were trying to bracket Cooley. His interceptions were either underthrown or behind the intended receiver, and on two accounts, into double coverage.
2009 Week 5 vs CAR (17 / 23 / 145 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 4 / 0 rush)
Jason Campbell did nothing to quiet the boos of Redskins fans around the country with his performance in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. Campbell completed 17 of 23 passes for a respectable 74% completion percentage but most of his throws were short passes to the flats and checkdowns. With the exception of a 23 yard pass to Santana Moss, Campbell did not have a pass completion of more then 13 yards and seemed resigned to making short throws rather then take long chances down the field. The Redskins raced out to a 17 point lead (which is partly responsible for the short passing game) but Campbell's throws were rarely in a place that receivers could gain yards after the catch. Campbell was sacked 5 times and despite the Panthers loading the box to stop Clinton Portis, he could not take advantage of man-coverage to the outside for any long completions. He threw for a mere 8 first downs passing and even in 3rd and long situations, Campbell rarely threw the ball far enough to earn a first down. Outside of the completion to Moss, Campbell only had two passes that traveled more then 10 yards in the air, both resulting in incompletions.
2009 Week 6 vs KC (9 / 16 / 89 / 0 / 1 pass, 2 / 6 / 0 rush)
QB Jason Campbell played only one half against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6, getting benched at halftime. This seemed a little odd, as Campbell was not the problem on offense, completing 60% of his passes before throwing a desperation toss to the end zone that was intercepted on the last play of the half. Head coach Jim Zorn is desperate to save his team and his job and get a victory, but this move was not a good one. Look for Campbell to start next week on Monday Night Football against Philadelphia.
2009 Week 7 vs PHI (29 / 43 / 284 / 2 / 1 pass, 4 / 8 / 0 rush)
Campbell's performance was typical - a few plays that show his big arm and ideal skillset, but mostly tentative and ineffective. Campbell had a tipped pass intercepted for a TD, and he was under pressure from the Eagles relentless blitzes all night. Campbell gave up another turnover when he didn't feel the rush coming and fumbled away the ball, and another bad sack he took cost the team a chance at a field goal. He missed Santana Moss wide open for a long TD, and generally did not go patiently through his progressions. Campbell was fine on scripted plays that worked, and plays when his initial read came open, but he looked lost when he had to improvise. Penalties and mistakes seemed to demoralize the team from the get-go, and the running game never got on track to get the offense out of constant third and longs. His job is hanging by a thread, but it's a stronger thread than the one holding Jim Zorn's job.
2009 Week 9 vs ATL (15 / 22 / 196 / 1 / 1 pass, 5 / 40 / 0 rush)
Campbell actually had a very gutsy performance and showed some improvement in this game, even though the score doesn't indicate it. He was under relentless pressure in the first half, taking five sacks and leaving the game injured on number five. He returned to the game in the second half and led the Redskins down the field for two touchdowns to pull them within seven after falling behind by 21 in the first half. Campbell did a good job of hanging in the pocket and patiently going through his reads, making plays downfield to secondary targets, like on a deep throw to fullback Mike Sellers, and he also had a good sense of when to break the pocket and run. He got hurt again in the second half and left the game, which seemed to take the wind out of the Redskins sails, but he did return yet again for the end of the game. Campbell's only interceptions came on a pass he could have thrown better, but Fred Davis also could have caught - instead Davis deflected it and Tye Hill intercepted the ball and returned it for a touchdown. Overall, this was a game that showed why Campbell is still an NFL starting QB with upside, but also why the Redskins aren't going anywhere no matter who starts for them.
2009 Week 10 vs DEN (17 / 26 / 193 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 15 / 0 rush)
Campbell was effective and efficient against the Broncos on Sunday. He showed good patience in the pocket, and didn't try to force the ball into coverage. Campbell was sacked a couple of times, but it was from him holding on to the ball too long as he didn't want to make a rash decision with the football. The Broncos also seemed to have trouble with Campbell's scrambling ability. He didn't rack up a bunch of yards on the ground, but he did slide and move around the pocket - giving himself extra time to look downfield. Campbell was also able to take advantage of safety Brian Dawkins over-aggressive play, and that looked like something the Redskins went out of their way to exploit. Campbell's lone touchdown pass of the day came on a play where he scrambled to his right and was able to move Dawkins up which opened up a hole for Todd Yoder to catch the pass for six.
2009 Week 11 vs DAL (24 / 37 / 256 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Jason Campbell played well against the Cowboys, completing nearly two-thirds of his attempts, but he could not stretch the field well nor could he get the ball into the end zone. Washington had to settle for field goal tries all afternoon which won't get the job done in most contests. With the loss of Ladell Betts, the Redskins threw nearly twice as often as they ran the ball, putting all the offense on Campbell's shoulders. Campbell faced strong pressure from Dallas in the pocket but he scrambled to avoid the rush and connected with receivers down the field. Another challenge lies ahead for Campbell against Philadelphia next week.
2009 Week 12 vs PHI (22 / 37 / 231 / 2 / 2 pass, 2 / 2 / 1 rush)
Jason Campbell performed well against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 12, moving well in and around the pocket to buy time and connect with his multitude of receivers on passing downs to keep the chains moving. Campbell struggled with deeper throws but he connected on enough shorter routes to keep the Redskins' chances for the upset alive. He also added a rushing touchdown on the opening possession on a designed quarterback draw near the goal line. Campbell faces a tough game next week against the Saints assuming that the hit he took on the final play of the game did not cause any major injury.
2009 Week 13 vs NO (30 / 42 / 367 / 3 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Campbell had quite possibly his best game in years, even though the Redskins ended up losing. He was firing the ball confidently on short passes and throwing the deep ball with consistent accuracy against the Saints banged-up secondary. His perfect deep ball early drew a pass interference, and his red zone efficiency continued with a nice toss to Fred Davis on a short crosser for a TD. He was calm under pressure, hitting his hot reads and stepping into this throws even though he knew he was going to take a hit. Campbell didn't force anything, showing great patience in the pocket, and knowing when to throw the ball away. He only made a few bad decisions, including one red zone throw that Malcolm Jenkins should have picked and returned for a TD. His worst moment on the day came when the Redskins were driving for a game-winning score after the Saints had tied the game, but he didn't put enough on the outside throw, and it was picked by Jon Vilma to end the threat. Campbell hit Devin Thomas, Santana Moss, and Antwaan Randle-el on deep balls, and looked as comfortable in the offense as he has during his time in the NFL. He is a great backup fantasy QB to have for your playoff run, and he might still available on the waiver wire.
2009 Week 14 vs OAK (16 / 28 / 222 / 2 / 0 pass, 4 / 20 / 0 rush)
Campbell commanded the offense well, spreading the ball around and scrambling for first downs when he couldn't find an open receiver. He made smart plays and did a good job holding on to the ball under pressure. On his first touchdown pass to Fred Davis, Campbell exhibited great poise in the pocket - partly due to superb pass protection - and got the ball on the money when he saw an opening. He clearly had a better rapport with Santana Moss than any other receiver, but he did well to spread the ball evenly. Campbell injured his non-throwing shoulder, and the trainer was working on it in on the sidelines, but he did not miss any time because of it.
2009 Week 15 vs NYG (15 / 28 / 192 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / 36 / 0 rush)
Quite frankly Jason Campbell didn't have a chance Monday night. He took a beating from the Giants front 7 from the get go on his way to getting sacked 5 times. The pressure forced Campbell into throwing 2 INT's, one of which came in the shadow of his own end zone and was returned for a TD. He capped a miserable 1st half by leaving the game after being ridden to the ground by Osi Umenyiora. He came back out to start the 2nd half and fared a little better as the Giants blitzed a less with a comfortable lead. Campbell managed to toss a TD to TE Fred Davis in the 3rd quarter, but overall it was a forgettable game for the beaten and bruised QB.
2009 Week 16 vs DAL (24 / 39 / 199 / 0 / 1 pass, 4 / 13 / 0 rush)
Campbell set the tone for the Redskins offensive night on the first drive of the game when he overshot his TE Fred Davis for a tipped pass interception. The rest of game didn't go much better for him as he was rushed into making short passes and had trouble moving the team into Cowboys territory. Obviously, the Redskins system doesn't ask or allow him to really stretch the field much, as he is asked to keep the vast majority of his throws under 10 yards. His time in Washington may be coming to an end, and you have to wonder how productive he would be elsewhere at this point.
2009 Week 17 vs SD (28 / 42 / 281 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 8 / 0 rush)
Another brave performance by Campbell to cap a year that took a lot of fortitude for him to survive. Campbell was calm going through his reads early, but the Chargers covered and tackled well and he had little success moving the ball. Campbell was able to move the offense with designed throws on the move and one long seam throw to Malcolm Kelly, who broke a tackle to get an 80+ yard gain. Campbell threw accurately all day and gave his receivers chances to make plays after the catch, and he was victimized by a few drops. He converted both TDs on play action fake throws at the goal line that took patience. If the Redskins are smart, they'll bring him back next year.
2008 Week 1 vs NYG (15 / 27 / 133 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
New Head Coach Jim Zorn brought his West Coast offense with him from Seattle, which will be a change from former coach Joe Gibbs' more traditional offense that Campbell ran last year. The transition to this new offense did not get off to a good start as Campbell did not complete a pass until there was one minute and ten seconds left in the first half. But Campbell's second completion of the game was a 12 yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss who was wide open over the middle of the field with 13 seconds left in the first half. It would be the only points Washington would score in the game. Campbell completed only two of six passes for 25 yards in the first half. Campbell really seemed to struggle throughout the game and had trouble converting third downs. The Redskins' offense often found themselves in third and long situations, and Campbell would throw to the receiver underneath the coverage, instead of going down the field, completing the pass well short of the first down. This seemed to be a recurring theme for him during the game, and more reason to believe that Campbell is not completely comfortable in the new offense yet. Campbell only had 40 yards passing after three quarters, and most of his 93 yards passing in the fourth quarter came late in the game as Washington desperately tried to move the ball down the field.
2008 Week 2 vs NO (24 / 36 / 321 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 1 / 0 rush)
Campbell and his team outplayed the Saints in the first half but could not convert any of their first five drives into touchdowns, instead settling for field goal attempts in all cases. Campbell was moved around quite a bit during the game. He started the game doing some shot gun formations which was not part of the offense in week one. Coach Jim Zorn also called many plays that had Campbell rolling out to move the pocket and slow the Saints rush attack. Campbell threw for over 300 yards and progressively got better as the pressure increased. He displayed a great rapport with both Chris Cooley and Santana Moss. He did an excellent job of leading his receivers which led to some impressive after catch results. Quicker reads and decisive throws were seen this week as Campbell reduced his poor decision making and increased his accuracy. Campbell really took charge of this offense leading them to back-to-back scores in the fourth quarter. All in all it was an excellent outing.
2008 Week 3 vs ARI (22 / 30 / 193 / 2 / 0 pass, 4 / 26 / 0 rush)
Campbell had a highly efficient stat line throwing for an overall completion rate of 73%. His 22 of 30 went for a total of 187 yards and two scores. He also had another would be touchdown to Devin Thomas called back due to an undisciplined penalty from his offensive line. Although the offense struggled some during the second and third quarters, Campbell was very good when he needed to be. His opening drive was impressive as he went four for four on the way to a Clinton Portis score. He displayed good arm strength and continued improved decision making with no interceptions on the day. In the fourth quarter, Campbell got the offense rolling again with frequent hook ups to TE Cooley and his big play guy Santana Moss.
2008 Week 4 vs DAL (20 / 31 / 231 / 2 / 0 pass, 4 / 3 / 0 rush)
Campbell certainly looked sharp right out of the gate completing four out of his first five passes. The game plan was clear, Campbell was completing short passes on slants, screens and outs. This really seemed to help him with his confidence and touch on the ball. Throughout the game he hung in the pocket and ran for positive yards when needed. On one particular play, Campbell was able to avoid stud pass rusher Demarcus Ware by stepping up into the pocket to hit a wide open Santana Moss. Campbell went for 231 yards passing and threw for two scores. Of note, an illegal man down field penalty nullified another would be Campbell score.
2008 Week 5 vs PHI (16 / 29 / 176 / 0 / 0 pass, 6 / 14 / 0 rush)
As he has done all season, Campbell played a mistake free game. Campbell started slowly; his first five attempts fell incomplete. Afterwards, he began to focus the passing attack on tight end Chris Cooley. Most of Campbell's passes were of the intermediate variety. His longest completion was a 26 yarder to Cooley. Campbell took advantage of Philadelphia's two deep man to man coverage on one play and ran for a 15 yard gain.
2008 Week 6 vs STL (18 / 26 / 208 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 19 / 0 rush)
Campbell had a very promising day on Sunday despite the loss. He completed just under 70% of his passes for 208 yards and most importantly, no interceptions. He appears to be adjusting very well to the newly installed West Coast offense and looked comfortable while avoiding many a strong pass rush by the Rams. It appears that Campbell has finally found himself in a new system in which he can both learn quickly and excel while doing so.
2008 Week 7 vs CLE (14 / 23 / 164 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 1 / 0 rush)
Campbell did a good enough job of managing the game by relying on his strong running game and focusing on the short passing game to complement the running attack. Campbell was decisive in terms of whom to throw the ball to and was very accurate with his passes. He was not asked to take many chances in this game, but showed very good decision making and poise throughout. Although he focused on shorter passes, he threw a variety of passes and was comfortable with all of them, which helped keep the defense from keying on particular pass plays.
2008 Week 8 vs DET (23 / 28 / 328 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / -2 / 0 rush)
Any QB who has the Detroit Lions on their schedule has probably circled that date on their calendar. Sunday, it was Campbell's turn and he did not disappoint. Despite dropping back to pass 31 times (that's including those plays called back due to penalty), Campbell finished the day with only five incompletions. Three of those came on a single second quarter drive, but even two of those would have been complete to WR Santana Moss along the left sideline if Moss had been more careful with his feet on the first, and wasn't forced out on the second. The rest of the day Campbell seemed unstoppable as he fired passes all over the field. He always seemed to find the open man and place the ball exactly where it needed to be. His longest single pass was also his single TD throw of the day. It came late in the third quarter as he hit a streaking Moss along the right sideline for a 50 yard score. If there was a downside to Campbell's day, it was his inability to hold onto the ball when hit in the backfield. Two out of the three times that Campbell was sacked, he lost control of the ball, losing it to the Detroit defense on one occasion.
2008 Week 9 vs PIT (24 / 43 / 206 / 0 / 2 pass, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Under constant pressure throughout the game, Campbell struggled to throw the ball down the field as his 24 completions averaged just over nine yards. Having a hard time completing passes to his wide receivers, Campbell threw a lot of short passes to TE Chris Cooley and RB Clinton Portis. Campbell did come close to scoring a touchdown, but he was stopped at the one yard line on a fourth quarter rush.
2008 Week 11 vs DAL (22 / 34 / 162 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 22 / 0 rush)
Campbell was under constant pressure when he dropped back to pass and he also had a couple of his passed deflected. Many of his passing plays were designed roll outs to the right to avoid Ware. These plays almost always went to tight end Chris Cooley. Campbell had an excellent gain on a third and long draw that went 23 yards before he ran over Pat Watkins of the Cowboys. He and receiver Santana Moss never really got untracked and were bogged down. Most of the success the Redskins had was with dump offs and screens.
2008 Week 12 vs SEA (20 / 33 / 206 / 1 / 0 pass, 6 / 32 / 0 rush)
Campbell struggled early to get anything going outside the hash marks with his receivers. He had some success with check downs and shorter routes with his running backs and tight ends. The Washington offensive line continued to struggle with speed pass rushers on the edge and this caused Campbell to have to throw primarily on three step drops and roll out to avoid constant pressure. Campbell utilized his play action fakes very effectively in this game as Portis ensured that the Seattle linebackers respected the run threat. His lone touch down pass was caught by Antwaan Randle El, although Mike Sellers dropped what would have been a sure touch down later in the game. Overall, it was a somewhat disappointing stat line from Campbell.
2008 Week 13 vs NYG (23 / 38 / 232 / 0 / 1 pass, 5 / 38 / 0 rush)
Campbell had a poor outing against the dominating defense of the Giants. With virtually not time in the pocket, Campbell was pressured and rushed for four full quarters, failing to toss a touchdown while throwing his fourth interception of the season. He took what the defense gave him, finding nine different targets to move the ball, however was pressured all day and was unable to sustain any sort of offensive production.
2008 Week 14 vs BAL (21 / 37 / 218 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / 11 / 0 rush)
QB Jason Campbell was under constant pressure from the tough Ravens' defense. He was often hit as he was throwing the ball and had many passes deflected away from his receivers. His first interception came on a ball that was thrown as he was hit in the arm. It floated in the air and DB Ed Reed snatched it out of the air just before it hit the ground. His second interception to Reed came in the final minutes of the fourth quarter and iced the game for the Ravens. Campbell also nearly fumbled the ball but the referees had ruled the play dead by forward progress before the ball came lose. The Ravens attempted to challenge the play but could not.
2008 Week 15 vs CIN (17 / 28 / 167 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 21 / 0 rush)
In a must win game against one of the league's worst teams, Campbell came out of the gates ice cold. Through the first quarter of action he completed only two of his passes for a measly 23 yards. The second quarter didn't start much better, but then, with just under five minutes remaining in the first half, Campbell finally managed to generate some offense and hit WR Santana Moss on a ten yard dart for his only TD toss of the game. The remainder of the game was up and down for Campbell. He never seemed to find a rhythm and while he didn't go through a cold stretch to equal that in the first quarter, he never really got hot either.
2008 Week 16 vs PHI (18 / 33 / 144 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 28 / 0 rush)
Campbell had a solid but unspectacular game. He didn't make any huge mistakes nor did he make any big plays. Many of his yards came from screens, dump offs and short hitch routes. This conservative style was effective at moving his team and eating the clock. Campbell also struggled with his control like McNabb did and perhaps the wind was a factor for both. He led a couple of nice long drives were it looked like he and the team was finding a rhythm, only to have the drives stall out.
2008 Week 17 vs SF (18 / 30 / 156 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 39 / 1 rush)
A combination of his being off target early and a successful running attack kept Campbell from doing much in the first quarter. Come the second quarter, however, the Redskins passing game started to click even though the ground game was still the primary focus. Campbell efficiently managed the offense, mixing short to intermediate completions in amongst the rushes as he orchestrated a 17 play, nine-plus minute drive that culminated in a play-action toss to WR Antwaan Randle El for an eight yard score. That drive would be the high point of the day as far as passing performance for Campbell, as, while he didn't make any huge mistakes in the second half, he also didn't light the world on fire. It was actually with his feet that Campbell contributed the most impressive plays in the second half as he rushed for some key first downs and then tied the game at 1:09 to go with a two yard scoring scramble.
2007 Week 1 vs MIA (12 / 21 / 222 / 0 / 2 pass, 4 / 29 / 0 rush)
Campbell had an inconsistent game, completing a high percentage of his passes while throwing two interceptions. He showed great arm strength and accuracy, especially on deep passes. Campbell's favorite targets were his wide receivers. He threw eight passes to Santana Moss and five to Antwaan Randle El.
2007 Week 2 vs PHI (16 / 29 / 209 / 1 / 1 pass, 6 / 39 / 0 rush)
Campbell had a quiet first quarter except for a 48 yard pass that he hooked up with WR Santana Moss on a perfectly thrown deep down the right sideline. The completion set up a 35 yard field and Washington's first points. This play would be one of only a few highlights for the Redskins offense as they struggled to move the ball at times during the first half. In the second quarter, Campbell threw a bad interception when he was trying to hit WR Antwaan Randle El on short pass, but it would be his only mistake in the game. He came back and showed his ability to run out of the pocket as he scrambled for a 17 yard gain late in the first half. He would finish with 39 rushing yards. Campbell came back with another great pass to TE Chris Cooley for a 16 yard touchdown after Eagles' HC Andy Reid called a time out with 16 seconds left in the first half in hopes of "icing" the Washington kicker before his field goal attempt. The Eagles timeout allowed the Redskins to run one more offensive play and score the touchdown. Campbell did finish the half with good numbers going ten of 18 for 143 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Campbell continued to play well in the second half as he lead the offense to ten points, including an impressive 68 yard touchdown drive early in the fourth quarter. He missed a wide open Moss by overthrowing him late in the game in what would have been a 65 yard touchdown. He did just enough win the game and protect the ball in the second half.
2007 Week 3 vs NYG (16 / 34 / 190 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 12 / 0 rush)
Campbell had a rather pedestrian game completing only 16 of 34 passes for 190 yards and a touchdown. He threw no interceptions, however he did have some trouble hitting receivers in the open field, especially on the run. His lone TD came on an eight yard strike to Chris Cooley, moments after he threw a beautiful deep ball that was good for a 49 yard hook up with Santana Moss. He was able to take his team down on a game tying drive only to come up one yard shy after the Washington offense elected to go with two straight runs on third and fourth from the goal line.
2007 Week 5 vs DET (23 / 29 / 248 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / 0 / 0 rush)
Campbell looked more like the veteran QB he had many believing he was after the first two weeks of the season, passing for 248 yards on 23 of 29 passing. He did not throw any interceptions, but did have one fumble that he managed to recover. Campbell used subtle footwork to avoid the pass rush and did not surrender a sack.
2007 Week 6 vs GB (21 / 37 / 217 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / 6 / 1 rush)
On Washington's first scoring drive of the game, Campbell completed four of five passes for 52 yards and scored a touchdown on a six yard rush. He was just as good on Washington's second scoring drive when he went five for five for 52 yards and hooked up with TE Chris Cooley on a 14 yard touchdown pass. His lone interception came in the first quarter on a high pass to WR Santana Moss that hit Moss in the hands and deflected into the arms of CB Charles Woodson. As effective as Campbell was in the first half, he was just as ineffective in the second half. After halftime, he would go on to complete only nine passes for 68 yards. Despite hooking up with TE Chris Cooley seven times in the first half for 97 yards, Campbell would only connect with the tight end twice in the second half for a total of eight yards. Campbell's numbers in this game could have been better if not for six dropped passes.
2007 Week 7 vs ARI (12 / 18 / 95 / 0 / 1 pass, 2 / 7 / 0 rush)
Campbell did not have a stellar day, only throwing for 95 yards and was picked off once on a deflected screen pass. Campbell managed to get rid of the ball fairly quickly behind the Washington Redskins offensive line, only giving up one sack and no fumbles.
2007 Week 8 vs NE (21 / 36 / 197 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Campbell was forced to play from behind the entire game while attempting to deal with an aggressive Patriots' pass rush. The result of these two factors was four turnovers, a low per attempt average (despite a relatively accurate day overall), and low overall numbers. Campbell preferred wide receiver Santana Moss and tight end Chris Cooley, sending 11 and nine targets to each, respectively. He led the Redskins on a late game touchdown scoring drive, despite an apparent desire by the Patriots to pitch a shutout. He hit Cooley on an out route that Cooley beat his defender after the catch for a touchdown. Campbell was sacked three times by Mike Vrabel, and lost a fumble on each of them. His interception was a deep target for James Thrash.
2007 Week 9 vs NYJ (12 / 23 / 142 / 0 / 1 pass, 2 / 31 / 0 rush)
Campbell had an off game. He found it difficult to find and hit open receivers. Campbell looked early and often to targets that weren't his wide receivers. His favorite target was wide receiver Santana Moss, with seven looks, although five of these came after halftime. Tight end Chris Cooley was his second option with six targets. Campbell showed atypical scrambling ability, with 31 yards on two rushes. He threw an interception on a promising second half drive when he targeted Clinton Portis on a short route. Campbell and the Washington passing game played second fiddle to Portis and the rushing attack, although it was a formula that ultimately proved successful.
2007 Week 10 vs PHI (23 / 34 / 215 / 3 / 0 pass, 4 / 16 / 0 rush)
Campbell had a good game. He threw three touchdowns; two to James Thrash and one to Keenan McCardell. Campbell averaged 6.32 yards per attempt, while completing 67.6% of his passes. He added 16 yards on various rushes.
2007 Week 11 vs DAL (33 / 54 / 348 / 2 / 1 pass, 2 / 18 / 0 rush)
Jason Campbell completed 32 of 54 passes for 348 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He ran the ball twice for 18 yards. On the opening drive for the Redskins, Campbell looked composed driving the offense down the field, finding tight end Chris Cooley for a 19 yard score, on his second big gain of the drive. The coaching staff seemed to show confidence in Campbell as his 54 pass attempts would attest. He looks composed in the pocket, and frequently flexed his strong arm on going down the field. The return of Santana Moss certainly seemed to give Campbell a lot of confidence in this game, as even late when they were playing from behind, he was productive. With 1:39 left in the game and the Redskins down 28-23, Campbell lead a drive all the way down the field to the Cowboys 19 yard line. On third and ten Campbell was flushed out of the pocket and threw to Antwaan Randle El, however defensive back Terrance Newman stepped in front of the pass for an interception. The Redskins offense would get another chance with 30 seconds remaining, but were too deep in their own end to mount a serious drive. The game ended on a Campbell bomb that barely made the endzone. Campbell also fumbled once, on a sack earlier in the game.
2007 Week 12 vs TB (30 / 49 / 301 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / 4 / 0 rush)
Jason Campbell had another game to learn from in his young career. He finished 30 of 49 for a respectable 301 yards and a 39 yard touchdown pass, but also lost a fumble and threw two interceptions, including one on the last drive in the red zone that ended Washington's comeback hopes. On that final drive, before the interception, Campbell looked comfortable running the hurry up offense, and looked at ease leading his team down the field before throwing the pick. He continued to show strides and can use this game as a learning experience.
2007 Week 13 vs BUF (21 / 37 / 216 / 0 / 1 pass, 4 / 19 / 0 rush)
Campbell showed his trademark arm strength, accuracy, and mobility, but frequently held on to the ball too long, which led to some unneeded sacks. Two of those sacks were compounded by additional problems; one was a safety and one forced a lost fumble. Campbell had an excellent connection with tight end Chris Cooley, but went away from him in the second half. His second favorite target was Santana Moss. Campbell showed decent scrambling ability, rushing for 19 yards on four carries. His lone interception was intended for Moss but was tipped and fell into the waiting hands of a Bills defensive lineman.
2007 Week 14 vs CHI (10 / 16 / 100 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)
Campbell played ok early in the game but was unable to sustain drives for the Redskins. In the second quarter, Campbell rolled to his left and he took a shot to his right arm as he tried to get to the sideline. It looked like the defenders helmet hit Campbell on his throwing elbow. He was replaced by back up QB Todd Collins on the next play. Campbell would return to the game on the next series of the game, but three plays later he had a defender fall on his leg. Campbell looked to be in considerable pain and he was carted off the field. This looked like a serious injury as the medical staff immobilized his leg in an air cast. Early reports are that he suffered a dislocated knee cap. He did not return to the game.
2006 Week 11 vs TB (19 / 34 / 196 / 2 / 0 pass, 6 / 6 / 0 rush)
Campbell showed glimpses of why the Redskins like the youngster so much as he looked poised and ready to play at this level in his regular season debut. Campbell finished 19 of 34 for 196 yards and two touchdowns. He showed some mobility and arm strength, and does not seem to get rattled under pressure. His touchdown passes were both to his tight ends, Chris Cooley and Todd Yoder, and Campbell did not commit any turnovers. All in all, his numbers were respectable, especially considering the Redskins played without offensive weapons Portis and Moss.
2006 Week 12 vs CAR (11 / 23 / 118 / 2 / 1 pass, 4 / 7 / 0 rush)
Campbell did not put up big numbers for the Redskins, but did enough to help his team win, finishing 11 of 23 for 118 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Campbell connected with WR Antwaan Randle El from four yards out in the third quarter, and hit TE Chris Cooley on a medium pass play the Cooley turned into a 66 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
2006 Week 13 vs ATL (18 / 38 / 217 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / 15 / 0 rush)
Jason Campbell, making his third start since replacing Mark Brunell, completed 18 of 38, 217 yards, one TD and two interceptions. He's a tall quarterback, who has to squat down under center. It looks awkward, and he has to work on moving out of there quickly after the snap to avoid getting tangled up with pulling linemen. Campbell has obvious talent, but the Redskins are apparently looking to make a playoff run next year. He throws a nice ball when he has time to set up, and he is always a threat to scramble for positive yardage.
2006 Week 14 vs PHI (15 / 27 / 182 / 1 / 2 pass, 4 / 38 / 0 rush)
Campbell had an average game, completing just over half of his passes, but he was under a good amount of pressure from the Eagles' defense all day. He completed no passes of over 20 yards for the game as he was forced to throw short and underneath routes by Philadelphia. Two of his passes were intercepted by the Eagles, including a leaping catch by LB Omar Gaither on a pass intended for WR Santana Moss. Campbell's second interception came on a ball meant for TE Chris Cooley, but it was batted up in the air and grabbed by DB Michael Lewis and returned 84 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Campbell contributed on four scrambles, including a 15 yard rush for a first and goal for Washington in the fourth quarter. He had 38 yards rushing and suffered just one sack as he got rid of the ball more often than not when he was under pressure.
2006 Week 15 vs NO (13 / 28 / 204 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 4 / 0 rush)
For the most part, Campbell looked very good. He was certainly helped along by the fact that New Orleans couldn't muster any kind of a pass rush whatsoever. The Saints didn't record their first sack of the game until late in the third quarter, and it turned out that was the only one they got. So with a lot of time to throw, Campbell often was able to set his feet properly, remain in the pocket, and deliver several long passes to his receivers downfield. But more often than not, those passes were not completed. But that was more a case of the Washington receivers failing to get separation, because a majority of the passes Campbell threw downfield were on target. He did have some problems with some of the more intermediate routes, specifically two passes that were well short of intended target Santana Moss (each pass bounced before reaching him). Campbell didn't put up gaudy numbers by any means, and he actually completed less than 50% of his passes, but they threw at least four very deep passes and he was also victimized by a drop and a ball that was lost in the lights by WR Brandon Lloyd. All in all, he more than held his own in a very loud and excitable environment against one of the league's hotter teams.
2006 Week 16 vs STL (13 / 26 / 160 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Campbell had a solid, but unspectacular, outing against the Rams. He threw 13 of 26 for 160 yards and one touchdown. The score came when Campbell connected with tight end Chris Cooley from nine yards out in the second quarter. Campbell was sacked just one time in the game, and showed some escapability in the pocket as well as some athleticism on a seven yard scramble for his only rush of the game. Also, he did not commit a turnover, playing steadily enough to keep his team in the game.
2006 Week 17 vs NYG (21 / 31 / 220 / 2 / 1 pass, 3 / 30 / 0 rush)
Campbell started the game by completing two short passes to convert third downs on their starting drive. On the same drive he was hit on a pass play in the pocket for what appeared to be a sack, but escaped and turned the negative into a 12 yard run and a first down. Campbell threw consecutive very poorly thrown balls at the end of the first quarter. He was very short skipping in a pass to WR Santana Moss after Moss had created great separation on a deep comeback route. On the very next play he nearly threw an interception intended for WR Antwaan Randle Ell who was completely covered. Campbell missed Moss deep down the left sideline off a swing route. Had he laid the ball deep out in front of Moss he might have put up a huge play. Near the end of the second quarter Campbell dropped back into a collapsing pocket and opted to scramble. As he was starting his slide he took a shot from LB Brandon Short very reminiscent of the hit that Trent Green took earlier this season. Campbell's head smacked hard onto the ground where he remained for quite a while before he was replaced by backup QB Mark Brunell. Campbell returned at the start of the second half and promptly threw an interception. The pass intended for Moss was very far behind him on a deep cross. Campbell continues to make enough plays with his legs to stay on the field. He broke a tackle and scrambled fifteen yards converting a long third down and followed that up by leaving the pocket on a fourth down gaining time so he could throw back across his body on his touchdown pass to RB Ladell Betts. The touchdown pass appeared to breathe some confidence into Campbell. On the following drive he completed four consecutive passes to his wide receivers down field. The first was a beautiful floater to Randle El for 24 yard. Campbell did a nice job of stepping up into the pocket and put great touch on the pass. After his interception he completed fourteen of his next fifteen passes pulling the Redskins to within six points twice in the fourth quarter, but it was too little too late as the fell just short of the comeback.