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The numbers game

First-round draft pick Rolando McClain will wear No. 55, according to the team roster on Raiders.com

Other numbers issued to Raiders draft picks:

12 Jacoby Ford, WR

22 Walter McFadden, CB

23 Jeremy Ware, CB

27 Stevie Brown, S

48 Travis Goethel, LB

68 Jared Veldheer, T

74 Bruce Campbell, T

99 DE Lamarr Houston, DE

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, who wore No. 12 last year, switched his number to 85 in the offseason. No number issued yet for quarterback Jason Campbell. Bruce Campbell is listed only as a tackle, although coach Tom Cable said he would also get work at guard. Linebacker Quentin Groves, acquired from Jacksonville for a fifth-round draft pick, is wearing Kirk Morrison’s No. 52.

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  • Thec07

    So

  • Thec07

    No one should get to wear 12…. It should be retired..

  • Thec07

    Ken “The Snake” stabler——-> 12

    Best QB ever…

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Here’s addition by subtraction, in the mind of a Raider fan:

    Raiders with Russell: 5-11

    Raiders without Russell: 5-11

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Al’s number: 0.

  • Chris in NY

    Thec07 Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 9:28 pm
    I am not really sure who is the best out of those 3, but Campbell has had to do the most, with the least…

    ———————-

    Really? I’m not trying to knock Campbell, but Aaron Rodgers has emerged as one of the best QBs in the NFL. I’d put him right at No. 4 behind Manning, Brees and Brady.

  • LT DAN

    The addition of Campbell alone at QB will add 4 wins so I would say 9-7 next season

  • raideralex99

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 9:33 pm
    Here’s addition by subtraction, in the mind of a Raider fan:

    Raiders with Russell: 5-11

    Raiders without Russell: 5-11
    ____________________________________________________________
    I really starting to believe you are JaMarcus or one of his relatives.

  • No Mas Diamante

    Real MR – how many posts on here today? You were posting when I went to work and when I checked in at lunch and now you’re still at it I see. So many posts and none of them are relevent or make much sense. That has to be a record of some sort. Congratulations I guess. just what are you trying to say…?

  • raideralex99

    LT DAN Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 9:39 pm
    The addition of Campbell alone at QB will add 4 wins so I would say 9-7 next season
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    Campbell is not that good … it’s just JaMarcus was that bad.

  • Try Some Reality

    Raiders with Russell as starter: 3-9
    Raider with Campbell as starter: 7-9

  • No Mas Diamante

    RMR- There’s this thing out there called”Life”… You should check it out sometime and maybe get yourself one..

  • Zymurge

    # raideralex99 Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 9:33 pm
    Here’s addition by subtraction, in the mind of a Raider fan:

    Raiders with Russell: 5-11

    Raiders without Russell: 5-11
    ____________________________________________________________
    I really starting to believe you are JaMarcus or one of his relatives.

    =====

    JaMarcus or one of his relatives wouldn’t show the work ethic that RMR does with the quantity of posts.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Thec,

    I like Campbell a lot. I always thought he wasn’t a good fit in Wash, and I think He will do much better in our system. He needs a good OL, and that was one of his problems with the skins. We need to improve our OL.

  • No Mas Diamante

    RMR – What would you know about the mind of a Raider fan?

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Here’s a draft analysis of JaMarcus Russell from a few years ago:

    “his touch on his long ball has improved quite a bit, but he still needs to work on his underneath throws. … Still has not fully grasped the mental aspect of calling his own game yet, and will need to have the plays called for him until he can prove that he can handle play-calling on his own. …”

    Pretty telling, isn’t it?

    Doesn’t it give you an idea of what’s in store?

    Isn’t it pretty much everything Raider fans complain about in Russell at present day?

    Well guess what?

    That’s actually NOT Russell’s draft analysis.

    It’s Jason Campbell’s.

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/2005draft/Campbell,Jason-QB-Auburn.htm

  • Thec07

    Chris in NY Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 9:38 pm
    Thec07 Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 9:28 pm
    I am not really sure who is the best out of those 3, but Campbell has had to do the most, with the least…

    ———————-

    Really? I’m not trying to knock Campbell, but Aaron Rodgers has emerged as one of the best QBs in the NFL. I’d put him right at No. 4 behind Manning, Brees and Brady.

    +=++=

    really…

  • Kirk

    Houston is wearing 99 just like Warren Sapp.

    He reminds me a lot of Warren Sapp when he was young.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Oh..he reminds of you Warren Sapp *when he was young*. Well played. Well played.

  • LT DAN

    To bad we didnt sign faneca

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Campbell is another bomb thrower. Another Davis prodigy. Another Russell.

  • LT DAN

    Come on and sign Henderson

  • LT DAN

    I hope he has a career like Sapp

  • http://atm Raider O

    We were 5-11 last season with no OC, no QB (sorry Vegas), bad OL, and a below avg rushing attack. We added 2 OTs, a Vet QB (who has more TDs than INTs, and completed over 60% of his passes), a DE/DT, and an OC.

    We did improve!!
    BTW, Campbell has a career rating of 82.3!

  • No Mas Diamante

    Except that he completes 12% more of his passes, his passer rating is 28 points higher, very few lost fumbles and he throws less far less interceptions. Other than that it’s a good comparison seeing how their both black… lol. Put the pipe dow dude and give it a rest. You’ve had a long day. lol

  • http://atm Raider O

    I don’t know why I added DE/DT to the prev post, but I do like Houston a lot, and I think 4eva is right about him. He will help us a lot against the run, and he can rush the passer as a DE or DT. Great pick!

  • http://atm Raider O

    Campbell’s career:
    -Rating: 82.3 and his rating last season was 86.4
    -cmp %: 61.2% and it was 64.5% last season.
    -he threw more TDs than INTs every season he played.

    We did improve!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hendu

    Well mrs/mr,I see youre being a pain in the arse,again.I wish non RAIDER fans such as youre self,could find a HOBBY,get lost,etc Question,would it be wrong for me to say that I dont like you,youre ah,mule based comments,etc buzz off, find the niner blog

  • RaiderNsuede

    Henderson would be a classic signing for the Raiders. It would help bring stability and more veteran awareness on Defensive side of the ball

  • LT DAN

    I am excited for the season to start and I think we have a real chance at winning afc west

  • RaiderRetribution

    The most important number:

    Mr. Jason Campbell will lead the Raiders to at least a 2-1 record @ home within our division and at least one victory versus San Diego, a sweep of either Denver or Kansas City; therefore the Raider’s division record will be 5-1.

    Raider’s will sweep at least two divisional opponents!

    Even at .500 outside the division that makes the overall record 10-6.

    Should the Raiders go 4-2 within the division, they just need to go 2-2 versus NFC West, more than doable. I project a 3-1, but for argument’s sake, we’ll say 2-2; that’s 6-4 so far.

    At 3-3 in the AFC Conference (outside the division), Raiders are 9-7.
    We just need to go 4-2 in the AFC Conference, against teams, Titans, Texans, Steelers, Dolphins, Jaguars, & Colts to go 10-6.

  • LT DAN

    Good video on NFL.com with namdi, sapp and woodson talkin Raiders football

  • LT DAN

    I am on board with that for sure. I feel a playoff run!

  • RaiderRetribution

    Dan I really see Al giving more leverage to his coaching staff. Should he give them the, GO! to blitz more and be a maverick on defense showing more packages then watch out, we will not only beat up opponents like we did versus the Chargers in the season opener, we will dominate and blow out opponents!
    Once again teams will tread with fear when they foresee the Raiders on their schedule!

  • LT DAN

    I hope so if we send a lb a little more I think it will make a big difference. Atleast make the qb read the coverage and not just line up in cover 1.

  • djohnnyg

    No Mas Diamante Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    RMR- There’s this thing out there called”Life”… You should check it out sometime and maybe get yourself one..

    ——————————————————-

    That’s the problem; being critical, and talking about an organization, which in RMR’s view is the most insignificant in sports IS HIS LIFE. What does that say about him?

  • SR Raider

    You forgot to mention Jamarcus’ new number. Zero. Maybe we’ll see him on The Biggest Loser someday.

  • Ryan

    I see Kirk was removed from the banner.

    Jerry,

    Maybe you should put it to a vote on which current player should be on the banner.

    My vote is for Z. Miller.

  • raul rodriguez

    Cable is an idiot for moving Lamar Houston at DE. He is an animal at DT. How stupid can Cable be by keeping kelley at DT. He has been a big bust for years. Cut Kelly and move Houston to DT.

  • milkman510

    @The Real MaddenRaider
    You haven on this blog for years now hating like its a full time job. Are you getting paid for this?