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JaMarcus Russell?

Postby BernieSki » Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:57 pm

WHATS UP WITH THIS? There must be something going on at Redskins Park that we are not hearing. Is JC not our QB of the future.

By Len Pasquarelli

PHOENIX -- It's not unusual that JaMarcus Russell, considered by many scouts to be the top prospect in this year's NFL draft, would visit with representatives from several franchises in the weeks leading up to the lottery.

What might be a bit unusual, however, is that the Washington Redskins are one of the teams that has arranged a visit with the former LSU quarterback.

Russell is scheduled to meet with Redskins coaches and officials on April 10 as part of his pre-draft tour of NFL franchises, ESPN.com has confirmed. But the Redskins already have a young quarterback in two-year veteran and former first-round choice Jason Campbell, and Campbell is expected to be their long-term starter.

That raises questions about the Washington brass' motive in arranging a visit with Russell.

The Redskins own the sixth overall selection in the first round and, during the NFL meetings here earlier this week, spoke with other teams about the possibilities of moving up or down from that slot. The Redskins have formally offered the pick to the Chicago Bears in exchange for two-time Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs and the 31st overall pick.

The meeting with Russell might be little more than due diligence on the part of the Redskins, in the event he somehow falls to their spot. It may be a ruse meant to stir other teams to perhaps deal with Washington, which seems to want to move out of the No. 6 slot. Or, it could represent legitimate interest in Russell -- whose recent campus workout was impressive -- and possible unrest with Campbell.

Campbell, 25, started the final seven games of the 2006 season after not taking a single snap in his 2005 rookie campaign. The former Auburn standout completed 110 of 207 passes for 1,297 yards, with 10 touchdown passes, six interceptions, and a passer rating of 76.5. Washington's staff has lauded Campbell's long-term potential.

In 2005, the Redskins traded a package of three draft choices to Denver to acquire an extra first-round pick, the 25th overall in the draft, to choose Campbell, who was the SEC player of the year in 2004.

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Postby air_hog » Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:46 pm

What is Lens point about this article, except to mak the Skins look foolish.

Seriously, he said it was wierd that we would look at him, well who else has scheduled meetings with him?

I bet you every team in the top 15 will set up an interview with this kid, I mean why not. What is there to loose?

Len just thought this would be another good way to bash the Skins by writing an absurd article and I can't believe ESPN actually thinks this guy is a good writer.
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Postby gibbs4president » Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:54 pm

Sounds like a slow sports news day...

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Postby jazzskins » Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:26 pm

This is what teams that want to trade down do. They posture that they really want a top guy, and the only way to change thier minds and to get the guy yourself is make a very compelling trade down offer.

Its just posturing.

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Postby Skins2daGrave » Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:09 pm

great way to show confidence in your QB :evil:
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Postby KazooSkinsFan » Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:39 pm

Skins2daGrave wrote:great way to show confidence in your QB :evil:

He better get used to it. Anyone who thinks their job in the NFL is secure is a fool and anyone who can't deal with their team looking at other players at their position should just hang up their helmet and go home now.

I agree with your implication that there no reason to switch horses now, but look? Absolutely, they are nuts if they don't.
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Postby jazzskins » Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:48 pm

Skins2daGrave wrote:great way to show confidence in your QB :evil:
Again, its posturing! I'm sure that Jason is aware of that.

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