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Brian Orakpo At The Rookie Symposium, Jason Campbell's 2009 Continues

Posted by Matt Terl on June 29, 2009 – 9:07 am

NFL.com provides this brief glimpse of Brian Orakpo and Mark Sanchez at the Rookie Symposium. Please do not be confused by the initial presence of Sanchez here; that long nightmare is, in fact, still over. The Jets DID draft him. Patiently wait through the Sanchez stuff for Orakpo’s appearance.

The most important soundbite in that appearance is probably the fact that he refers to the defensive ends as “we” when discussing Haynesworth’s impact. It’s doubly notable because he makes that comment to Steve Wyche, who — as Hogs Haven noted on Friday — just wrote about Orakpo transitioning to OLB, which is certainly covering all the bases. Only seventy-odd days until all the speculation is moot.

Also at NFL.com, Thomas George writes a Jason Campbell 2009 offseason profile that is pretty much the apotheosis of all 2009 Jason Campbell offseason profiles. It’s all there: reference to Jay Cutler? Check.
Reference to Sanchez, including the word “flirtation”? Check and check.

Quote about how Campbell can become the franchise QB? Check, courtesy of Vinny Cerrato.

Mention of second year in Coach Zorn’s system? Yep.

Count of different offensive systems Campbell’s played under? Yes indeedy.

So, yeah, it’s that Jason Cambell story again. But it’s a very good, very thorough rendition of that story, and enough to help tide you over until something else finally happens.

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