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Jason Campbell wants to keep a good thing going

Jason Campbell wants to keep a good thing going


This just in: Jason Campbell is hot.

The Washington Redskins' fourth-year quarterback enjoyed another sharp, productive appearance on Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills. On his team's second possession he led a 12-play, 53-yard touchdown drive. Actually, the drive covered 73 yards in 14 plays as the Skins had to overcome a pair of 10-yard penalties.

In any case, Campbell was on target and in rhythm. He hit Antwaan Randle El in stride, giving the receiver an opportunity to turn upfield for 19 yards on a third and five. On second and 18 he found Ladell Betts on a little outlet pass, hitting him in good position to get some yards after catch to pick up 12. A third and six at the 14 was no problem as Campbell fired a pass into James Thrash to set up first and goal at the four.

In rhythm. On target. In charge. In control.

Yes, it is just the preseason. August games are vaporball; recollections of them become vague 48 hours after they're over.

The fact that the games are unimportant, however, does not mean that what happens in them is insignificant. And here is what is significant about Campbell playing well:

It's easier to stay sharp than it is to get sharp.

If a quarterback is clicking and his confidence level is high, he can just keep on doing what he's doing. He's looking for ways to refine efficiency of the offense.

If the performance is uneven, you are struggling to try to fix things. Some of what you try might work, some of it might not.

Success breeds success; struggling leads to more struggles. In both cases, there are ripple effects emanating from the play of the quarterback.

Since the importance of everything a quarterback does is magnified, the significance of him performing well from the get-go increases exponentially. If he's throwing to the wrong spots and misfiring even when he goes to the right place, nobody else can get in the flow of things. Everyone's progress stalls until the quarterback gets it together.

Still, as good as things may look right now, there is a long way to go before the games that do count start. Things could come unglued in a hurry for a variety of reasons including injury.

But if you're Jim Zorn you have to like what you've seen so far. Having to figure out how to keep a good thing going is a good problem to have.

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The Redskins newest coach has a rap video in his honor

The Redskins newest coach has a rap video in his honor

On Monday morning, the Redskins made several new coaching hires official, including Jim Tomsula as the new defensive line coach.

Tomsula was out of football in 2016 after serving as the 49ers head coach for the 2015 season in which the team finished 5-11.

Despite struggling as a head coach, Tomsula gained an odd, if not heavy cult following. It made little sense considering he has the look and demeanor of someone who was put on this earth to coach football and coach football only. But through the glories of the internet came this:

The Jimmy Tomsula rap song.

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It's just a demo, and I suppose the full version could be out there somewhere since this song is over a year old. But there's something hypnotizing about 60 consecutive seconds of "Open up my shirt like im Jimmy Tom-Sula."

How long before we begin hearing this song at FedEx Field on Sundays?

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast - With coordinators in house, all eyes on Kirk Cousins

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New #RedskinsTalk Podcast - With coordinators in house, all eyes on Kirk Cousins

The Redskins found two new coordinators - both in house - and Rich Tandler is more excited by the hires than JP Finlay. Listen as they break down the promotions, and talk Kirk Cousins. 

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