Campbell a fine consolation for Buffalo

April, 5, 2010
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One way we know Jason Campbell would look right at home in a Buffalo Bills uniform is that he knows how to take a sack.

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Icon SMIJason Campbell is expendable in D.C. and could be a good fit in Buffalo's run-first offense.
Only two quarterbacks were sacked more than Campbell last year, and the Bills arguably had the NFL's worst pass-blocking offensive line.

In light on Sunday night's Donovan McNabb trade to the Washington Redskins, Campbell could be on his way to Buffalo. The Bills made a play for McNabb and reportedly are interested in acquiring Campbell, who now is unnecessary in Washington.

To take the matchmaking process a step beyond the initial imagery of Campbell lying in a fetal position, I reached out to Scouts Inc. analyst Matt Williamson for his take on whether Campbell would excel under Bills head coach Chan Gailey.

"If I were Buffalo, I would send my second-round pick to Washington right now for Campbell," Williamson said. "Right now."

The Bills' second-round draft pick is the 41st selection. The Redskins drafted Campbell 25th overall five years ago.

Campbell is coming off a season in which he completed 64.5 percent of his passes for 3,618 yards and 20 touchdowns with 15 interceptions.

"I like the fit," Williamson said. "Campbell has upside to me, and I actually thought last year was his best yet. The poor guy has gone through coordinators and offensive systems at a remarkable rate since joining the league. That is just too difficult. You can't succeed that way.

"In Buffalo, you would hope that he would have Gailey at least for two years and, hopefully, more. There would be much less pressure overall on him. It would be a run-first offense, and I think he certainly has the arm strength and overall physicality to succeed in that weather and environment.

"His style of play seems to fit the system, environment and franchise as a whole."

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