Redskins Camp Day 2 Sights and Sounds

Rookie quarterback Jason Campbell, armed with a hefty contract, didn't have much to do on his first day. He took the least amount of snaps among the four quarterbacks, mostly because he missed the first day of practice.

Campbell, though, displayed the arm that scouts like during individual drills. In limited action during team drills, Campbell didn't stand out. He mostly threw incompletions, but once led his receiver right into what would have been a huge hit had it been a game. That's a no-no.

But, overall, he seemed to make the proper decisions and that's mostly what coaches want to see.

Afterward, Campbell also said he wasn't sure what hazing awaited him. If he had to sing, ''I may run them out of the building.''

. . . Campbell's college teammate, Carlos Rogers, was expected in town tonight and in camp tomorrow. But he'll likely be placed on the active/physically unable to perform list because of his ankle sprain.

. . . Gregg Williams fired off a response to running back Clinton Portis' comments about the offensive changes. When asked what changes he had seen in the offense that Portis had talked about, Williams said, ''You guys have already seen how smart Clinton is. He's smarter than all the rest of us coaches. I wouldn't want to second guess Clinton.''

. . . That funny Sean Taylor: he had the trainers tell Williams that he weighed 246 pounds last week, leading Williams to fume. Turns out Taylor had the laugh: he weighs around 224 pounds.

. . . Receiver Kevin Dyson is slowed by an ankle injury. Let's hope for his sake that's why he's struggled in camp. One telling sign: he was blanketed on one route by corner Ade Jimoh, who has been toasted with regularity in camp.

. . . We like the attitude of Mark Brunell, but he just doesn't seem to have anything left, at least on any passes longer than 10 yards. Brunell consistently overthrew receivers, sometimes by a lot, prompting one fan to offer a muffled boo.

. . . Running back Ladell Betts has run very well in the first couple days. He gets through the hole quick and runs with good leverage. Nehemiah Broughton needs to learn to do the same; if he does he could deliver a blow. As it is now, he runs a bit too upright.

. . . Backup RT Mark Wilson doesn't appear to have solved his problems with balance. Watch him pass protect in the preseason and see how many times his back is almost in the quarterback's face because he's getting pushed back. Nic Clemons beat him on a rush.

. . . Linebackers coach Dale Lindsey is high on Chris Clemons. Likes his athleticism and thinks he ''has all the tools.'' Clemons had three sacks in six games, but one coach last year said they thought he was best suited for a role in a 3-4 front. Clemons might prove them wrong.

. . . Linebacker Lemar Marshall is a nice guy, or at least he's a respectful person off the field. Makes it easy to root for a guy like that. There's no anecdote to relay why I think that way. It's just a general feeling after dealing with him for a few years.

. . . Defensive tackle Joe Salave'a had a strong day, making back to back plays against the offense in passing drills. What a find he was.

. . . I was all set to praise Taylor Jacobs' day until he short-armed a pass over the middle. Aside from that, he's looked good but . . .

. . . H-back Chris Cooley had a good day, making a nice diving catch from Patrick Ramsey in the end zone. Cooley has lost about 15 pounds from last season.

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