OK, I hate that I'm kind of feeding into the (non-existent) QB controversy around here, but I want to pose a question that I haven't seen yet. The 2 ways we've been talking about Campbell's season playing out are (keep in mind, I'm generalizing here) 1 - he blows up, throwing for 4000 yards, 30 TD's, and forces Snyder to sign him longterm. Or 2 - he tanks, the season is a disaster, and both JC and Zorn are axed.
Well, how about we mix it up a bit.
I'm saying this mainly in response to all the tunnel visioned people who want to compare Campbell with guys like Joe Flacco, or even Eli. Guys whose supporting cast (or better yet whose cast THEY'VE supported) does for their win % what their numbers don't. Anybody who knows football knows that a very good O-line can make an average QB look good to great, and a dominant defense can put W's in the win column that the QB may not be able to do himself. SO, realistically, that should end the argument of why Flacco had more wins than Campbell, but it doesn't. So riddle me this:
Let's say the Redskins defense is as dominant this year as it appears to be in training camp. And let's say that the O-line gives Portis the space he needs to get 1500 yards. So far we have a formula that could produce 12-13 wins right there. So put us at 13-3, then getting to the NFC title game. Notice I haven't mentioned anything about Campbell's play. What I want to know is (this is directed at the JC-haters, but of course I want to hear all opinions), if we make it to the NFC championship riding our defense and running game with JC at the helm throwing for a modest 3000 yards and 14 touchdowns, do we keep him? What about 3200 yards and 21 TD's (still average)?