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Rich Campbell

Rich Campbell was a staff writer for The Washington Times.

Articles by Rich Campbell

Cooley: I’ll be ready for regular-season opener

Washington Redskins' star tight end Chris Cooley believes his surgically-repaired knee finally is healing properly. He insisted he will play the regular-season opener against the New York Giants on Sept. 11. Published August 22, 2011

Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman will get the start Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens. (Associated Press)

Redskins building a solid foundation

The Washington Redskins are 2-0. No team's offense in the entire NFL has averaged more yards per game, and no team's defense has allowed fewer. Is this a dream? Is it fantasy land? Published August 21, 2011

Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo had three tackles, one for a loss, in Friday's preseason win over the Indianapolis Colts. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Redskins-Colts Film Review: Defense

My observations, analysis and conclusions about the Washington Redskins' defense after re-watching their 16-3 preseason victory over the Indianapolis Colts using the TV broadcast: Published August 21, 2011

Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck steps up into the pocket during Friday's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. In his first start game action since 2007, he completed 14 of 17 passes for 140 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in the first half.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Redskins-Colts Film Review: Offense

My observations, analysis and conclusions about the Washington Redskins' offense after re-watching their 16-3 preseason victory over the Indianapolis Colts using the TV broadcast: Published August 20, 2011

Washington Redskins QB John Beck (12) completed 14 of 17 passes for 140 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions in the Redskins' preseason 16-3 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Aug. 1, 2011. (Associated Press)

John Beck solid in preseason debut as Redskins top Colts

If the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback job is John Beck's to lose, he did enough in his highly-anticipated preseason debut Friday night to maintain his advantage over Rex Grossman. Published August 19, 2011

Washington Redskins Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan (right) talks with quarterback John Beck (3) during the first day of training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., Friday, July 29, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Redskins-Colts: 5 Questions

Here are five questions for which I’ll be looking for answers in the Washington Redskins‘ second preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts on Friday night. Published August 18, 2011

Redskins quarterback John Beck hasn't seen action in an NFL regular-season game since 2007 when he was with Miami. He'll start Friday night's preseason game at Indianapolis. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Redskins’ John Beck ready to let his arm do the talking

It has been 3 1/2 months since Mike Shanahan emerged from the Washington Redskins' draft war room and said of John Beck: "I think the world of him." That sentence was enough to shift the NFL hype machine into overdrive, and when that happens during a lockout, a few weeks seem like an eternity. Published August 18, 2011

ROD LAMKEY JR./THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Redskins offensive lineman Kory Lichtensteiger (top) is optimistic the unit will be an asset instead off a liability as Washington looks to rebound from a 6-10 season. Guard Chris Chester (above) was added because the team thought his speed fit well with its outside zone scheme.

Fine offensive line might be taking shape for Redskins

Tim Hightower had never played a game behind the Washington Redskins' offensive line before last Friday's preseason opener against Pittsburgh, so he wasn't sure what to expect from a unit that — let's be honest here — doesn't have a glowing reputation coming off a 6-10 season. Published August 17, 2011

Redskins’ Brandon Banks visits Dr. Andrews

Return specialist/receiver Brandon Banks missed practice on Wednesday to have his ailing left knee evaluated by renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews and another doctor. The Washington Redskins are waiting to learn the prognosis for one of their most explosive playmakers Published August 17, 2011

** FILE ** Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck drops back for a pass during training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

John Beck will start Friday at QB for Redskins

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan announced Tuesday morning that quarterback John Beck will start Friday night’s preseason road game against the Indianapolis Colts. Published August 16, 2011

Redskins’ Landry set to test tendon

Washington Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry expects to come off the physically-unable-to-perform list this week in order to gauge the status of his ailing left Achilles' tendon in the preseason game against Baltimore on Aug. 25. Published August 15, 2011

** FILE ** More than seven months after being put on the season-ending injured reserve list, Washington Redskins safety LaRon Landry (30) remains on the sidelines with his Achilles' tendon injury. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Landry hopes to check condition of Achilles’ tendon

Washington Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry expects to come off the physically-unable-to-perform list this week in order to gauge the status of his ailing left Achilles' tendon in the preseason game against Baltimore on Aug. 25. Published August 15, 2011

Redskins give Graham the boot

The Washington Redskins released kicker Shayne Graham on Sunday, but Graham Gano can't celebrate his job security just yet. Published August 14, 2011

Redskins-Steelers Film Review: Defense

My observations, analysis and conclusions about the Redskins' defense after rewatching the TV broadcast of Washington's 16-7 preseason victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Published August 14, 2011

Two players vital to the Washington Redskins' success against the New York Giants on Sunday will be quarterback Rex Grossman and running back Tim Hightower. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Redskins-Steelers Film Review: Offense

My observations, analysis and conclusions about the Redskins' offense after rewatching the TV broadcast of Washington's 16-7 preseason victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Published August 13, 2011