There are a great deal of questions I would ask Jason Campbell if I were able to have an interview for a feature story on him. Here's a list:
-The Redskins pursued a number of options at quarterback this offseason. After it all, you still remain atop the depth chart at the position. What do you feel you can do this season to prove that you deserve to remain there?
-You are from the same hometown as your backfield mate, Clinton Portis. Does that translate over to the field at all or in your relationship outside of football?
-This season will be the first time in your professional football career that you will continue in the same offensive system for more than one year. What does this mean to you and are you glad it is with Coach Zorn's West Coast offense?
-The team has struggled to find a solid number two receiver to complement Santana Moss. Guys like Antwaan Randle El, Devin Thomas, and Malcolm Kelly are going to fight for that spot this season. Talk a little about what you expect from these receivers and how it would help your game to have one or more of them step up.
-You've played almost singularly for teams with very passionate fan bases, playing college ball at Auburn and now coming to DC and playing for the Redskins. What is it like playing in front of fans who care so much? Does it account for additional pressure or does it work as motivation?
-After the team's 2-6 finish down the stretch last year, critics came out and said Jason Campbell doesn't have the accuracy to be a successful quarterback. The Redskins will never win with him under center. How do you respond to comments like that?
-It seems as though, as least portrayed in the media, the star athletes in Washington are pretty tight knit. You've been seen at some Capitals' games this year, what is your relationship like with guys like Alex Ovechkin and Gilbert Arenas and what do you think it means to the city of Washington D.C. to have star players such as those guys and yourself?
-You play in what is widely regarded as the toughest division in football. What is it like playing against quarterbacks like McNabb, Manning, and Romo and do you think it helps you playing against the best competition in the NFL?
-Fill in the blank: The 2009 Washington Redskins will have a successful season if ________________.