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Campbell on Russell

If only JaMarcus Russell had taken Jason Campbell’s advice.

On Dec. 9, Campbell was on a conference call with Bay Area writers the week the Raiders were hosting the Washington Redskins.

The subject of Russell, who Campbell knew as an SEC competitor as quarterback at Auburn, came up.

Russell had lost his job to Bruce Gradkowski, who had directed a 27-24 win over Pittsburgh going into the Redskins game.

“I would tell JaMarcus just to continue to work hard . . . don’t take this offseason like, `man, things just haven’t worked out,’ ” Campbell said. “He’s still young in his career. He still has a lot ahead of him and a lot of opportunities to turn it around.

“He’s got to stay positive, study more, put in the work in the weight room, put in the work on the field, after practice. Do the extra things to get ahead as a quarterback in the NFL. The room for error for quarterbacks is so small, but at the same time, you can overcome anything. He’s young, he has a strong arm and he just needs to believe in himself, keep that confidence and turn things around this offseason.”

In a game in which Gradkowski was lost at halftime with MCL tears in both knees, Campbell was 16 of 28 for 222 yards, two TDs and no interceptions in a 34-13 win by the Redskins _ ruining any chance for the Raiders to build off the Pittsburgh win.

Russell was 10 of 16 for 74 yards in Gradkowski’s absence. The collective sag in the Raiders’ performance was so in evidence Tom Cable went with Charlie Frye the following week in Denver, and then went back to him again to in the final three games of the season even though Russell came off the bench to lead a comeback win over the Broncos after Frye left with a concussion.

Cable said Saturday Russell was expected at this weekend’s minicamp and even said there was no reason he couldn’t be the starter if he was the best quarterback.

ESPN’s John Clayton reported Tuesday the Raiders were preparing to cut Russell _ possibly before the mandatory minicamp.

Common sense says the Raiders will not pay Russell $9.45 million this year to watch Campbell play quarterback

Asomugha chats on NFL.com

Will the Raiders turn up the defensive pressure with the addition of strong side linebacker Kamerion Wimbley and Trevor Scott getting a full year on the opposite side?

Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha will believe it when he sees it.

Alan from Florida asked Asomugha during a chat on NFL.com, “Last year the raiders had some success blitzing but got away from it; fans have been screaming for a more aggressive less vanilla style; do you see that coming this year?”

Asomugha’s response?

“Not necessarily. I think it’s going to depend on how well we can practice that stuff in camp and how confident the coaches are with that scheme. It’s never really been something that we’re heavy on, so I can’t say that will change now.”

No confirmations on undrafted FAs

The Raiders still have not confirmed the signings of any undrafted free agents, nor is there any confirmation a reported signing of running back Rock Cartwright.

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  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    KiffinRaider. I’m cool with that name. What’s wrong with Lane Kiffin?

  • fat kidd

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    Al Davis is only here because he owns the team, Fat Kidd. This whole comeback of “where is he now?” by Davis loyalists whenever one of DAvis’s enemies is brought up is so stupid, because if Davis didn’t own an NFL team, he would have been in a nursing home 20 years ago. Al Davis is not still employed in the NFL because of his talent or smarts. He owns a franchise. Nobody can get rid of him. His longevity is not based on merit. Get a clue.

    ……………………………well tell gruden and kiffen and madden to buy their own team and see what they can do with .see if they can have the same commitment to excellence

  • http://tada Florida Pete

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    Yes, I do, Pete. What’s your point?

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    RHIP… that’s the point…

    rank has it’s priveleges…

  • RaiderLen

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 4:36 pm
    Cable needs to start punching his players. And he needs to stand up to his boss. He doesn’t work in a factory. He’s the head coach of a pro sports franchise. He’s in a position to really leave a profound mark on sports history. Instead, he’s taking orders. Now that’s the true definition of a pu s s y. More so than Randy Hanson could ever be. In fact, if Cable would stand up to DAvis the way Hanson stood up to Cable, Cable might actually walk out of here with a winning percentage somewhere near .500.

    =================================================

    Ha! Cable is a YES man. No backbone. Hanson is the template of all things manly.

    Cable is still standing, and the Raiders have had their best draft in years.

    Al made the picks. Cable and staff provided input.

    I don’t think Hanson was in on any of those meetings.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Pete, I don’t think you know what we’re talking about.

  • http://tada Florida Pete

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 4:43 pm
    KiffinRaider. I’m cool with that name. What’s wrong with Lane Kiffin?

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    we would need a whole new blog to deal with that…

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Len, This team hasn’t won one game yet. And Al Davis has ruined more talented squads than this. The Raiders are a 5 win team as long as Al’s here.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    That’s what I thought, Pete. You know there’s nothing wrong with Kiffin.

  • SharkCatcher

    ” you want to crown them…. then crown their asses”

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Believe me, Shark, nobody’s crowning the Raiders other than their fans.

  • fat kidd

    kiffen is a liar liar pants on fire

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    “best draft in years”, yeh, look what it’s compared to!

  • http://tada Florida Pete

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Pete, I don’t think you know what we’re talking about.

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    you say al davis is only here because he owns the team…

    i say there are 31 other owners who rely on that little detail as well…

    you said: so what the point ???

    and i say: rank has it’s priveleges… in other words… for better or worse… he da owner… it’s his team…

  • fat kidd

    SharkCatcher Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    ” you want to crown them…. then crown their asses”

    wow dennis greene is that you

  • http://tada Florida Pete

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    That’s what I thought, Pete. You know there’s nothing wrong with Kiffin.

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    what ???

    morals, ethics, lack of talent, politician, liar, conman… and rumor has it that when he farts the room starts to smell like pansies…

  • RaiderLen

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    Len, This team hasn’t won one game yet. And Al Davis has ruined more talented squads than this. The Raiders are a 5 win team as long as Al’s here.

    ==================================================
    MR, you’re entitled to your opinion, but I think things are changing for the better.

    This season will be interesting.

  • SharkCatcher

    where would the Raiders be if they had hired dennis Greene instead of art shell or lane kiffin..hmmmmm

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    A most enjoyable evening is there 4 the taking Nation!

    Enjoy!

  • M Lonetree

    Florida Pete,

    MR/KiffinRaider’s lack of integrity is almost beyond belief. Amazing.

  • Seymour Bush

    # JaMarcus Boucher Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    MR and his momma bonding, literally….

    http://media.photobucket.com/image/fat/qosh_photo/fat.jpg?o=3
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    Which one is MR?

  • fat kidd

    well im going to get some coors ,bring some girls over ,and talk about the playoffs

  • Seymour Bush

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Len, This team hasn’t won one game yet.
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    Neither has New Orleans. Neither has Indy. Neither has San Diego. Neither has New England. You are becoming more irrelevant by the second phony dancing raider.

  • GaterRaider

    “fat girls need love too craig”

  • http://tada Florida Pete

    M Lonetree Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Florida Pete,

    MR/KiffinRaider’s lack of integrity is almost beyond belief. Amazing.

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    lack of integrity ???

    or short term amnesia ???

  • GaterRaider

    sounds good fat kidd ill bring the rack of lamb for da beeches

  • RaiderLen

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    “best draft in years”, yeh, look what it’s compared to!

    ====================================================
    In 2010. As compared to the other 31 Drafting teams.

    Not just my opinion. But that of many others whom have justifiably critisized the Raiders in the past.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Pete, get a f’n clue before you jump into a discussion and start blurting dumb shyt. I was talking about Raider fans who make fun of former Raider coaches, etc., for no longer being in the league, like Jon Gruden, and I was responding to them by saying that Al Davis is only in the league because he owns the team. Of course, in order to understand the context of a discussion, you have to have an attention span of at least a beetle, or a skunk, anything higher than that of the average Raider fan.

  • SharkCatcher

    I heard chickens are way smarter than dolphins yo

  • http://tada Florida Pete

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    Pete, get a f’n clue before you jump into a discussion and start blurting dumb shyt. I was talking about Raider fans who make fun of former Raider coaches, etc., for no longer being in the league, like Jon Gruden, and I was responding to them by saying that Al Davis is only in the league because he owns the team. Of course, in order to understand the context of a discussion, you have to have an attention span of at least a beetle, or a skunk, anything higher than that of the average Raider fan.

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    sniff my black hole !!!

    bah hahahahahahaahahahahahahaahahahah !!!!

    lmao…

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Ok, so….when I ask compared to what, when someone says this is the best draft in “year”, read, “years”, your answer is 2010? That’s ONE YEAR, idiot. Singular, not plural. Talking to Raider fans just makes you dumber.

  • M Lonetree

    SharkCatcher,

    If Mr. Coulda and Ms. Coulda-Shoulda had a child and named her Woulda then her name might be Woulda Coulda-Shoulda.

    “If” is the operative word.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    So, pete, are you on the same page now? Do you now realize that I never said the other owners didn’t have the same power as Al does? Do you understand that my point was in response to idiots here making fun of Gruden for not being in the league? Or are you still confused?

  • 30 year raider

    i dont know how you guys feel but i really would like us to sign owens and faneca…

  • fat kidd

    tom cable 2010 coach of the year

  • fat kidd

    30 year raider Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    i dont know how you guys feel but i really would like us to sign owens and faneca…

    yes to owens ,faneca gone cards signed him

  • http://tada Florida Pete

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    So, pete, are you on the same page now? Do you now realize that I never said the other owners didn’t have the same power as Al does? Do you understand that my point was in response to idiots here making fun of Gruden for not being in the league? Or are you still confused?

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    hey MR…

    ffffffaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrttttttttt….

    paint that red….

    bah hahahahaahahahahaahahahahahaahahah…

  • Seymour Bush

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    Pete, get a f’n clue before you jump into a discussion and start blurting dumb shyt. I was talking about Raider fans who make fun of former Raider coaches, etc., for no longer being in the league, like Jon Gruden, and I was responding to them by saying that Al Davis is only in the league because he owns the team. Of course, in order to understand the context of a discussion, you have to have an attention span of at least a beetle, or a skunk, anything higher than that of the average Raider fan.
    =============================================

    Al Davis is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Gruden is out of the league. You are becoming more and more and more and more irrelevant Phony Dancing Raider.

  • http://tada Florida Pete

    30 year raider Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    i dont know how you guys feel but i really would like us to sign owens and faneca…

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    faneca signed witht the cards…

  • RaiderLen

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 4:58 pm
    Ok, so….when I ask compared to what, when someone says this is the best draft in “year”, read, “years”, your answer is 2010? That’s ONE YEAR, idiot. Singular, not plural. Talking to Raider fans just makes you dumber.

    =================================================
    MR, name calling is so beneath you…right?

    It was one of the best drafts for the Raiders in years. Yes.

    And compared to the other 31 NFL Teams that drafted in 2010, It has been acknowledged by Raider Critics to have been better than most all of those teams in 2010.

    So, COMPARED to all other 31 teams in 2010 NFL Draft…Your Oakland Raiders kicked ass.

    Get it now?

  • 30 year raider

    also regarding the third back… once chane moline puts on his helmet and shoulder pads tom cable and hue jackson will see what a load he is to bring down… he does not have breakaway speed., but what he does have is a high football iq, good hands, and football toughness. moline will be the third back mark my words on this…

  • M Lonetree

    MR/KiffinRaider,

    blah blah blah Al Davis blah blah blah hate blah blah blah Al Davis haunts my dreams and waking moments blah blah blah if I had a spine I’d go right over to Alameda and tell him so blah blah blah instead I try to drag everyone down into the hole I’m in blah blah blah.

  • http://tada Florida Pete

    new post…

  • 30 year raider

    # Florida Pete Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    30 year raider Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    i dont know how you guys feel but i really would like us to sign owens and faneca…

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    faneca signed witht the cards…
    #######################################

    damm it???? when

  • smittstyles

    Faneca, John Henderson, and TO would be nice. I think right now TO would be alright to come in and just play…he hasn’t really been an idiot for a while now….

  • 1960AutumnWind

    JB Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    Maybe Jason Campbell can buy Jamarcus’s home on the Oakland Hills. It will be a win-win situation for both. Campbell will get a nice home at a great price and Jamarcus won’t lose as much as he was destined to lose based on today’s Real Estate economy. **Maybe Kool Kell can get the listing.**

    If Jabustus is reading this I hardily recommend Kool Kell to him. He defended him throughout this process and probably still thinks he could be the next Warren Moon if only he was coached right or the line was fixed or it was not foggy in Oakland etc…

  • raidertalk

    Ah well its kinda sad and predictable that Russell would fail. He had no oline help, a bunch of rookie wideouts and some of the worst playcalling this side of Detroit.

    But whatever, he should have applied himself. That much money and he could’nt come in in-shape? And the fumbles…every time he took a hit.

    Im just saying its gotta be 50/50 on the demise of the Russell era in Oakland