Redskins Fans Play the Blame Game With Jason Campbell

ROB YOUNG SRContributor IMarch 30, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 28:  Quarterback  Jason Campbell #17 of the Washington Redskins passes the ball during the game against of the San Fransisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on December 28, 2008 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

There has been a strange trend swirling around the Redskins' fan base recently.

It seems, in order to deal with the failures of the organization, a scapegoat must be found. The target—QB Jason Campbell.

Campbell gets any and every negative thing about him magnified and used as reason to call for his head. If you read the comments on message boards and such, the 'Skins' 2-6 finish in 2008 was completely his fault.

Now, this is not to say that better QB play is not a necessary—it is. However, what ails this team is not Jason Campbell.

There have been cries to go and get Jay Cutler, but is Cutler good enough to offset a right tackle who gets pushed back into the QB's face?

There have even been cries to start Todd Collins. If Collins is so good, why hasn't he ever started anywhere unless there was an injury involved?

Will getting rid of Campbell change the fact that there is very little quality depth at any position on this team?

Lets be real, people. The problems with this team are deeply rooted in how it is run. This is an NFL team, not a microchip company, and having the biggest wallet does you no good if you don't know what to spend it on.

The biggest problem, in my opinion, is that this organization has not had a real "Football Guy" running things since Charlie Casserly was fired.

Vinny Cerratto is a joke throughout the league. Sure he has hit on a few draft picks like Sean Taylor (R.I.P) & Laron Landry, but Ray Charles could hit on a top-10 pick.

This idea of constantly restructuring contracts has this team anchored to players like Jon Jansen, who was a beast in his day, but the wheels are gone and they can't afford to cut him.

Is that Jason Campbell's fault?

We have had to depend on fifth-round draft picks and aging vets to man the most important areas of our team—the offensive and defensive line. They recently have had to re-sign Renaldo Wynn and Philip Daniels, players in their mid-to-upper 30's, one of which was let go two seasons ago.

People want to blame owner Dan Snyder, but the only thing I blame him for—which likely covers most of the issues—is that he has not realized that Cerratto is not the man to run this franchise.

Case closed.

So be careful what you ask for, 'Skins fans. A change at QB will likely mean a change in coaching, again. If you don't have patience for what we have now, just imagine with no real replacement where we will be without Campbell.