JLH can play….He’s the 3rd best receiver on the team who has actually caught the ball and scored.
Compare JLH stats in limited appearances vs. DHB. Its not even close.
Depth Chart Should Be
Ford (Ford pushes DHB)
DHB was AWFUL last year. I get the nice kid and working hard stuff…but a lot of people work hard for far less money. He has a LONG way to go. the best thing for him is to watch and learn and to be brought along slowly. He’s a raw athlete with limited experience who was only average at Maryland.
Speed ain’t everything
You guys wanting to dump JLH have short memories…yet give a free pass to some of the others on the roster.
Only having a cup of coffee. I agree 100% with your assessment of the DT/run defense and JLH.
Anyway, Cable pretty much said the “NT” candidates were Tommy Kelly and Desmond Bryant.
Also going to move people around. We will see.
Raiders have always undervalued the big man in the middle. Not athletic enough I guess.
Drafted 3 DTs in 10 years…none higher than the 4th or 5th round….bunch of Undrafted Free Agents or former 1st round busts from other teams have manned the middle.
We do not have an Indy Colts or New Orleans Saints offense….few teams do…therefore we have to stop the run.
I personally do not believe TK and Bryant are up for the task. But that’s just my opinion.
The Vikings got two dominant guys up the middle….Haynesworth was the centerpiece in Tennessee for years…..only the Colts go small and fast because they have Peyton, Wayne, Clark, Saturday, Garcon and a stable offensive coaching staff.
We don’t! So we should be trying to do what we can to stop this maddness up the middle. McClain is a start but not the complete project. People are kidding themselves otherwise…one man can’t do it alone.
Your a getting a little crazy on this Campbell thing.
Why does any ever criticism of Campbell have to be turned around and compared to Bruce. We get it, he is our best QB on the roster and should start.
Doesn’t mean Campbell is any good though. Any team could have had him for super-cheap and the Raiders were about the only one’s negotiating a deal. Why is that?
Because Campbell has about the same winning % as Jamarcus Russell as a QB, year in and year out his TD-to turnover ratio is ratio is at or below 1-1, and the Redskins were worse with him at times than they were without him on a few instances.
I hope this is the change he needs and he relishes the opportunity , because at this stage, he is lucky to be an NFL starter this year.
May 4th, 2010 at 6:45 am
S&B: how would you feel if we added John Henderson or Chris Hovan (bulked up to 320 this offseason) ???
I am not attached to names at this point. I am cheering for the Heard kid and hope he’s not this year’s Franz Joseph…….
Henderson or Hovan would be excellent veteran pickups.
I know that a 290 lbs NT won’t work….that much I do know.
And as I said before, let’s see where Seymour actually plays this year. Cable also said that Lamar Houston is here to abuse Tight Ends….that’s where Shaughnessy plays right now…….so, will Seymour move inside? Question of the day!
The critiques I’ve heard of Campbell don’t bother me much…just annoying. And every critique about Campbell is related to Gradkowski….because he’s the next best alternative.
So many people here sold out on Gradkowski who has no resume. Except one game where he played well (Pittsburgh).
People are nitpicking and scrutinizing Campbell. His statistics are real…he’s an accurate passer that has struggled in the big moment…hell, at least he’s been in winnable games of late….on a bad team, with bad coaching in the toughest conference in the NFL…and stays healthy. 64% completion percentage…I am excited!
You even mentioned that if Campbell starts 4-4 that you will be calling for Gradkowski…..
May 4th, 2010 at 6:54 am
S&B: what if Seymour stays at DE and Heard gets cut…
can you imagine rotating Kelly, Bryant, Joseph & Cooper at DT?
somebody should send Rolando McClain a sympathy card!
We lose. And then we will make some desperate grab at a big man off someone’s practice squad or something.
McClain will simply be very average or below average.
Quite honestly he gets the benefit of the doubt in the 1st year anyway.
The Raiders already get after the QB…..they can’t stop the run worth a doggone.
So I hope this rotation thing works…kind of ran out of favor in New York.
Excuse my skepticism…..I’ve been told that teaching was the issue, DEs, Rob Ryan….and on and on…..now its rotating lineman.
WE will see…I would hate for the opponent to be able to manhandle the middle and maul McClain all day.
I look forward to the competition, and I am pretty positive Campbell will win it and be the starter.
I am a huge optimist in general, so I don’t know why I am not over-the-top excited for Jason Campbell.
I look at him like Aaron Brooks and Kerry Collins, who were both way better QB’s than Campbell at this stage in their careers, each having been to playoff games and Pro Bowls.
We didn’t find a franchise QB when those guys came aboard, and I don’t think we have one now.
And I don’t buy that the Redskins were a “bad team”. They have made the playoffs twice in the last 5 years, Campbell’s rookie year when he didn’t play, and 2007 when the team went from 5-6 with Campbell to 4-0 to end the year without him to squeeze into the playoffs. They just weren’t any good when he was playing!!
2009 Jason Campbell:
64.5% completions on 507 atts, 3618 yards, 20 TD’s – 15 INT’s, sacked 43 times.
And they say the reason the Redskins went to the playoffs when Campbell went down was that backup Todd Collins (long time KC back up when Al Saunders was there) knew Al Saunders Redskins OC at the time, complicated offense better than Campbell.
i still think we need to make an offer for hayensworth, that is our best option… its not your money so i dont want to hear about “we shouldnt spend that much on him” scrw that lets at least make some kind of an offer
So your telling me that a career journeyman can take a 5-6 team to 4 straight wins, because he knew the offense better than the starting QB in late November??
Who was the starter Jamarcus Russell? How does a QB not have as good of a grasp on the offense as the backup after being the starter all through camp, preseason and the first 11 games of the season, to where a less talented backup can come in and perform way better?
if the Raiders were sold on JaMarcus, Bruce, Charlie or Kyle – they wouldn’t have traded for Jason Campbell.
not saying who has the POTENTIAL to be better. it’s obvious the team rallied around Gradkowski when inserted into the lineup last year and totally sunk when Russell got back into the (Washington) game.
team played much better with Frye under center as well. too many INT’s against Cleveland, but he was moving the ball up and down the field nicely. stellar game against Baltimore until he got hurt
we don’t know whether or not the team will rally around Jason Campbell or not, but if they did it for Bruce & Charlie, they’ll do it for Jason (another gym rat / worker bee type).
JC is obviously the most accomplished QB of the bunch. just my opinion
its not your money so i dont want to hear about “we shouldnt spend that much on him”
I absolutely hate this rationale of thinking.
Yes it is not our money, but it is our team, and bad business decisions effect how well the team plays on the field.
Hell, Al might not be making a run at the Mawae’s, Henderson and TO’s of the world, because he was burned so badly on his previous FA signings when he took your approach and said screw it, let’s make Tommy Kelly and Javon Walker some of the highest paid players at their position.
Football is a business first, game second. Only fans think otherwise.