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Al Davis likens Jason Campbell to Plunkett

Posted on: August 11, 2010 3:39 pm
Edited on: August 11, 2010 3:39 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Al Davis making outrageous comparisons is nothing new. But it seemed like we'd reached a period in Raiders history where anytime you saw Al in public it was really just a remake of Weekend at Bernie's things had calmed down a little.

However, as Lauren Shehadi and I discussed on "Around the NFL" today , that isn't the case -- Davis hopped on Sirius NFL Radio and compared Campbell to a fairly famous Raiders signal caller, one Jim Plunkett.

"I see this young Jason Campbell as a football player like I saw Jim Plunkett," Davis said. "He has everything. He was 13-0 in college at Auburn. He can throw up the field. He can run. He's big. He's smart."

Jason Campbell IS talented. He CAN launch the ball. He CAN run. He IS big. And he IS smart.

But he is NOT going to lead the Raiders to a Super Bowl this year. Which is what Plunkett did. Personally, I think the Raiders will be good -- second in the AFC West is my prediction -- and certainly, they will be improved over last year.

But it's one thing to sing someone's praises. It's an entirely different thing to heap unrealistic expectations on the new quarterback in town.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: May 4, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2010 12:08 pm
 

Al Davis likens Jason Campbell to Plunkett

and Jay was better than what came after him Todd Marijanovich....
but you are right - Jay was not Plunkett (my favorite Raider of all time).
and only 2 time Superbowl winning QB not in the HOF - travesty



Since: Oct 16, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2010 11:52 am
 

Al Davis likens Jason Campbell to Plunkett

Let's hope that Campbell plays more like Plunket than the last QB that we got from the Redskins - Jay Schraeder.  Don't get me wrong. Jay was better than MArk Wilson... but was far from Plunkett.



Since: May 4, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2010 11:20 am
 

Al Davis likens Jason Campbell to Plunkett

But he is NOT going to lead the Raiders to a Super Bowl this year. Which is what Plunkett did. Ummm, no, Jim got to the Raiders in 1979. He appeared in 4 games but didn't have a start. In 1980 he became the starter after an injury to Dan Pastorini. So I don't expect Jason Campbell to lead us to a super bowl this year but I do expect a major improvement over that 300lb piece of junk we had last year.




Since: Jul 30, 2010
Posted on: August 12, 2010 9:45 am
 

Al Davis likens Jason Campbell to Plunkett

He is saying that Campbell went 13-0 at Auburn...so i think he knows



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2010 7:49 am
 

Al Davis likens Jason Campbell to Plunkett

Very nice of Al, but as a west coast guy, he should know that Jim Plunket went to Stanford, not Auburn.


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