Chris Collinsworth over at NFL.com throws in his poorly researched thoughts on backup quarterbacks throughout the league. Here's what he had to say about the Redskins:
I don't know where he pulled this nonsense. Neither have stalwart statistics, but Collins has looked miserable. In Week 1 of the preseason he threw an interception directly at an opposing defensive linemen and also intentionally grounded for a safety. He has not impressed. Campbell has been statistically unsound but has preformed admirably, showing poise in the pocket as well as throwing some very sharp deep balls. I think, as far as this preseason goes, Campbell has outplayed Collins.
What we don't know is who has won the #2 spot yet, and won't know until the end of the preseason. Gibbs has made it clear that it is an open competition and that each will rotate the honors throughout the preseason. Campbell has the backup honors in the final preseason game vs. Baltimore. In other words, the 2nd spot is not decided yet and it's premature for Collinsworth to imply otherwise.
Michael Wilbon at the Post has a great article up where he gives the Redskins a poor grade for preformance yet keeps the entire issue in perspective. Go read it if you have a chance. Other poor preseason preformers? The Superbowl winning 1982 (0-4) and 1991 (1-3) Redskins. Also mentioned are last season's 1-3 team that made the playoffs as well as the 14-2 Colts (who were 0-4 in preseason a year ago).
Another article up at the Post documents Joe Gibbs' frustration with the state of the team. Most of it is wrap up of the overall preseason preformance. This part, however, caught my eye:
I knew Frost had been playing poorly but I didn't know that we were going to replace him, especially this late in the preseason. Let's hope we can bring in someone who is more consistent.
Also this Washington Post article is the latest Extra Points featured piece over at Football Outsiders. Discuss the story here (or there). Is Frost on his way out or is this a motivational scare by Gibbs?
Finally, the good news. The T.O. saga continues towards impending meltdown. Cannot wait for this to blow up in the Cowgirls face.
Let me know what I missed.