The Washington Times - May 17, 2011, 03:45PM

Hi folks and welcome to Redskins Watch, the new blog that’s part of our Washington Redskins coverage here at The Washington Times.

I’m Rich Campbell, the Times’ new Redskins beat writer. I’m thrilled to lead our coverage as part of our reborn sports section.


Before we discuss what you can expect to find in this space over the coming weeks and months, feel free to take a second to bookmark the blog’s main URL. Those who monitor the web hits and I would really, really appreciate it. I’ll wait… :)

First, a little about me: I came to the Times this week after spending the last two seasons covering the Redskins for The (Fredericksburg, Va.) Free Lance-Star. I’m sure I crossed paths with many of you while in that role, and I thank you for checking in here. I’m looking forward to interacting with all of you.

I hope that Redskins Watch and our print and online coverage serve as fulfilling destinations in your constant search for Redskins news and analysis.

The way I see it, the information superhighway in all its glory hosts a non-stop Redskins conversation between media and fans. It’s a bit audacious for any media outlet these days to believe it could be fans’ only stop. There are too many outlets providing easily-accessible, quality contributions to adopt such a narrow-sighted approach.

That said, my goal is to make the Times a leading voice in that conversation, one to which readers and fans look for insight, news and analysis. We’ll break down game film, analyze player transactions, tell some meaningful feature stories and try to break news along the way.

The whole thing works if I do my part and you do yours. If you have a question or a comment, speak! Interaction is a big part of it. I won’t always have the answer, but I’ll be honest and do my best. And if I don’t respond right away, stay on me and don’t take it personally. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the last two seasons, it’s that things can get a just a tad hectic on this beat.

You can email me at and find me on Twitter @Rich_Campbell.

Now, if only the league and players would cooperate with us and settle this labor dispute. Sigh…