Jason Campbell: A True Redskin, a True Professional

Leon BrimmContributor IMay 2, 2009

ASHBURN, VA - MAY 1:  Jason Campbell #17 of the Washington Redskins talks to the media after minicamp on May 1, 2009 at Redskins Park in Ashurn, Virginia.   (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

professional: of, relating to, or characteristic of a profession

b: engaged in one of the learned professions

c (1): characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession

(2): exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace.

Jason Campbell has proven time and time again that he is a professional leader both on and off the field.

I ask all Redskin fans to go to www.redskins.com and watch the interview with Campbell on the first day of mini-camp at Redskins Park. The man has a look in his eye that says he's on a mission, but he speaks with dignity and class.

Since this is Jason’s second season in a row with the same offense and with a team that believes in him, I say to all the Campbell haters out there: Take a break from the bashing and let’s see what he can do.

Let me remind you that he never had any continuity at Auburn, and we all know Daniel Snider thinks he has to hire every big-named player and coach down the line. While Snider was trying to forge a deal with the cry baby from Denver, Jay Cutler, and was in talks with Bryon Leftwitch, Campbell said and did all the right things by the Redskins and his teammates.

And when the draft came along, it brought with it the rumors of a Mark Sanchez deal, but once again Jason was a true pro. When most quarterbacks in the NFL would have either thrown a T.O.-type of fit or asked for a trade, what did the Washington signal-caller do?

He said that behavior like that would let his team down. His interview gave me goose bumps, and I hope (not just for the Redskins, but also for Campbell himself) that he can put all the naysayers on the out this year and perform like his team knows he can.

Good luck, Jason Campbell, and Go 'Skins!


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