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Raiders issue gag order for Campbell to press

Posted on: September 24, 2010 11:20 am
Posted by Will Brinson

Jason Campbell was officially benched by the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday. Naturally, people in the press were curious what he thought about being benched for Bruce Gradkowski after playing like JaMarcus Russell.

Campbell, however, wasn't talking. But not because he was just being a jerk about things -- according to Vittorio Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle , Campbell was "asked by the team not to talk to reporters."

That is, naturally, absolutely ridiculous.

And totally unsurprising -- this is the Raiders we're talking about after all. The problem for Campbell given the circumstances is that if Gradkowski falters against the Cardinals (and how embarrassing would that be?), then the quarterback controversy gets ramped back up and Campbell gets put in a position to win his starting job back.

So, if he decides to go against team rules and talk to the press, it's highly unlikely that he'll get to take starting snaps again. Plus, Campbell's not that type of guy; look no further than his team-first behavior in Washington while he was being treated like the unwanted step-child whenever another quarterback (Jay Cutler, Donovan McNabb) became available for trade.

It's just sad that he finally got out of a nightmarish situation in Washington ... only to end up in a worse one in Oakland. But the fact that the Raiders are presenting him with a shiny, happy opportunity to enjoy himself isn't that shocking either.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:11 pm

Raiders issue gag order for Campbell to press

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 6:33 pm

Raiders issue gag order for Campbell to press

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Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2010 9:49 pm

Raiders issue gag order for Campbell to press

And vaveegan....I'm not even going to get started on you,lol. Try countering my claims with a more intelligent argument then "you effing retard",it'll make you sound marginally smarter then the ameoba you apparently are.

Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2010 9:47 pm

Raiders issue gag order for Campbell to press

I've been a Pats fan since before they changed the logo my friend. I like how you girls get your panties in a bunch when someone jokes about your overall lackluster team. I like say I'm an idiot when you don't even know me. You're just a sad,pathetic little person who is not even worth the slight effort it would take me to break your face. Lighten little girl,it's just jokes. Try manning up and not talking such crap over the net,lol.

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: September 26, 2010 11:21 am

Raiders issue gag order for Campbell to press

Campbell does suck...just suck, as his "buddy" J Russell does...SUCK !!

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: September 26, 2010 11:09 am

Raiders issue gag order for Campbell to press retard....check on your spelling ...New England does SUCK !!!!!!

Since: Sep 12, 2010
Posted on: September 26, 2010 9:58 am

Raiders issue gag order for Campbell to press

Deathblow Cowboys fans don't really have a lot to brag about in the last 16 years either. Sure you have made the playoffs a few times but always seem to lay an egg when it counts anymore. So how exactly is a Raider fan "dinking the special Kool-Aid" when he takes offense to a reporter saying that the organization is handing Jason Campbell a nightmarish situation. The dude was handed the job on a silver platter and underperformed. We all want our team to win and feel that at the moment Bruce Gradkowski gives us the best chance to do that. It wasn't all that long ago that Dallas fans were calling for Drew Bledsoe to be benched in favor of Tony Romo. I guess you just have a short memory. You just like the fans in every other NFL city are just afraid that the Raider Nation will rise again after finally getting your chance to beat up on us for awhile. Lord knows we pounded on "all" of you for a long time.  

Since: May 10, 2009
Posted on: September 26, 2010 4:28 am

Raiders issue gag order for Campbell to press

Do these Raider fans drink the special Kool-Aid? What have you done in the past few years? Oh yeah, became the laughing stock of the league! They make the Browns look good!

Stay classy Skeletor.

Since: Jul 16, 2008
Posted on: September 26, 2010 12:13 am

Raiders issue gag order for Campbell to press

Total Raider hating in this article.  I was excited when Jason Campbell was brought in from Washington for his potential, but since he still clearly needs time to learn the system and the Raiders need to start only makes sense to let Bruce takeover.  Anyone can see when he comes in the game the whole team plays better. 

Since: Sep 25, 2010
Posted on: September 25, 2010 8:01 pm

Raiders issue gag order for Campbell to press

Nicely put raiders5000, those midgets know the truth hurts. One of their trophies has a * on it that states, "Compliments of Walt Coleman"... But, technically it's property of the Oakland Raiders. Brady fumbled and every NFL fan I know outside of migetville knows it's true. NEXT!

Secondly, most of those fair weather midget Patri*NOT fans used to be NY Giant fans, who hop back and forth between teams. That shows exactly what kind of people we're dealing with here. There is no such thing as Patriot Nation, there is a fair weather fan nation though. That's what they are. Their team is in decline as we speak, not that they were all that in the first place. The media makes them darlings, but in reality we all know the truth. Their record in the 60's, 70's, 80's and even the 90's says it all. Their success in the early part of this decade was due to Walt Coleman first and foremost, a cheating call in a snow job of a game that goes down in history as one of, if not the biggest farce in NFL history. Something to really be proud of I might add... lol

Enjoy the tainted Lombardis with the *** all over em. Patri*NOT nation is truly fake. Oakland has a rich history dating back through the decades. If it weren't for cheating in the NFL we would have our 4th lombardi, but we'll let you hold it for us in New England to make you feel what it's like to really be great. ;)

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