Campbell Envisions Big Things For Offense

The Washington Post's Jason Reid discusses the youthful additions to the offensive line. Video by Jason Reid/The Washington Post
By Jason Reid
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Washington Redskins still have a lot of work to do on offense, but they could be among the league's most productive units this fall, quarterback Jason Campbell said yesterday.

"What we're doing now, what we're learning and the work we're putting in, we're going to have the ability to be a fast-paced offense, a quick-strike offense," Campbell said after workouts at Redskins Park. "We definitely have the talent to be that type of offense.

"The talent has been here, and now we're really going to give guys a chance to do a lot of different things. That's what you're seeing out there right now."

As the Redskins continue to install Coach Jim Zorn's version of the West Coast offense, the rough edges are becoming smoother, Campbell said.

"You can see guys picking things up more each day," he said. "Yeah, there's still a lot we have to keep working on, but you can see that progress. That's big. If we can just keep making progress, we'll be fine."

Said Zorn, "Everybody is communicating and moving in a good direction."

Heat, Humidity and Hard Work

Although the temperature was 95 degrees with 46 percent humidity when workouts began at 11 a.m., Zorn liked the weather. "The breeze out there made it quite nice," he said. "We just try to keep water and Gatorade in everybody. Nobody fell out."

Because of concerns about heat, however, the Redskins plan to schedule workouts early in training camp, which is expected to begin July 20. "We're going to go earlier in training camp, so it will even be cooler," Zorn said. "I felt like everybody worked hard" despite the heat.

Griffin to Return This Week

Defensive lineman Cornelius Griffin was excused from workouts. Griffin is expected to rejoin the team this week, Zorn said. . . . After completing their work, the Redskins boarded three buses to attend an advance screening of "Hancock." Owner Daniel Snyder arranged the outing. . . . The team announced the re-signing of defensive end Dorian Smith and linebacker Rian Wallace and the release of cornerback Eddie Jackson and linebacker Bryan Wilson.

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