Redskins Woes: Passing Game Lacking

Michael AbbottContributor IIIJuly 5, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 28:  Quarterback Jason Campbell #17 of the Washington Redskins avoids a sack by Mark Roman #26 of the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on December 28, 2008 in San Francisco, California  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

16.6 points a game. 28th in the league. That's going to get anyone to the Superbowl. But that's what the Redskins averaged last year. Who's to blame?  For me, being ranked 23rd in passing is the problem.

Most fans will start at the QB. He's the one in the spotlight each and every time the offense is on the field. But to be fair to Jason, having a different offensive coordinator  when he gets into training camp is a hard way to lead a team year end and year out.

The WR's the Redskins have are good but lack the size that allows them to go up in traffic and make the big catch. Chris Cooley gave him a big target but other defenses started to key on him. They did add size last year in the draft so with experience these guys could get the job done.

Daniel Snyder criticizing Campbell in public doesn't help. He's the owner and should keep that within the team. It doesn't help anyone. His impatience for coaches and players doesn't give a team a chance to create the right chemistry needed to win. You can't buy a Superbowl.

OL isn't too bad. They had the Redskins at 8th in the league rushing and allowed fewer sacks than the opponent. With Jon Jansen being released and Chris Sammuels coming off injury, it'll be interesting to see how they gel this year.

In the draft the Redskins went more for defense. In round seven the Redskins went for a WR and a TE. We'll see if these guys will ever see any playing time.

This is last year of Campbell's contract. One way or another this year will tell the Redskin faithful what the future holds for the struggling passing game. If Jason has a big year he'll want a big contract if not, then a new signal caller will give it a try. But how long will Snyder let him try?