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Report: Al Davis pushing Cable to start Campbell

Posted on: November 10, 2010 9:18 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Jason Campbell's run as Oakland's starting quarterback over the past three games has given everyone plenty of pause to think he might need to keep getting burn, even if Bruce Gradkowski is healthy.

Tom Cable initially said that Gradkowski, once he recovered, would start, but he's been flopping a bit about that recently and, according to Steve Corkran of the Oakland Tribune, Cable's getting pressure from Al Davis to keep starting Campbell.

"Mr. Davis likes what Jason has done the past month and doesn't see the need to change when things are going well," Corkran's source told him. "He thinks Jason is a classic fit for the Raiders style of play."

So, breaking: Al Davis likes to meddle and really likes Jason Campbell!

Neither of those is actually news, however it's kind of sad/scary/standard to see Davis sticking his nose in personnel business just as the Raiders start to get hot and look like a contender beyond August.

That's not to say he doesn't have the right to do it; he does own the team and he did bring Campbell in, after all. But Cable's shown a knack for at least figuring out how to motivate the former first-rounder (bench him!), and actions that take away from the coach's authority in the middle of the season can't be considered beneficial to the team as a whole.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 12:07 pm
 

Report: Al Davis pushing Cable to start Campbell

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Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 10:43 am
 

Report: Al Davis pushing Cable to start Campbell

THANK YOU AL!!!  As a Kansas City fan, I am always happy to hear when Al decides to interfere with team operations!  It pretty much guarantees that the raiders quick turn-around and rise in the standings will be followed by an even quicker fall to the bottom!  Hey Al, you should coach too!!!




Since: Nov 10, 2010
Posted on: November 10, 2010 11:29 pm
 

Report: Al Davis pushing Cable to start Campbell

Campbell has not won a game for us, we have won despite him. You have to go with Bruce. If not for some great catches by Jacoby Ford we would have lost. Bruce was awesome last year against Pittsburgh you have to start him



Since: Aug 1, 2009
Posted on: November 10, 2010 6:50 pm
 

Report: Al Davis pushing Cable to start Campbell

this guy is gonna want a head set in his coughin, Davis do yourself and team and fans a favor, sit down and shut up.



Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: November 10, 2010 6:33 pm
 

Report: Al Davis pushing Cable to start Campbell

Davis, do us a favor. Sit down, be quiet, and enjoy the ride while it last!



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2010 3:25 pm
 

Report: Al Davis pushing Cable to start Campbell

Stick with the hot hand, Tom!



Since: Dec 22, 2009
Posted on: November 10, 2010 3:11 pm
 

Report: Al Davis pushing Cable to start Campbell

Al Davis if your reading this please let your coach-coach.



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