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No declarations on Gradkowski-Campbell

Raiders coach Tom Cable made no declaration Sunday as to who his starting quarterback would be against the Arizona Cardinals, saying it was something he’d deal with this week.

There were no injuries to list, and most of the talk centered on the Raiders’ ability to be physical and play hard after a difficult opener.

More to come in the postgame wrap on how the quarterback switch helped ignite the Raiders, the platoon system of left tackles Mario Henderson and Jared Veldheer, the big games turned in by wideouts Darrius Heyward-Bey and Louis Murphy and a career-best 30-carry game for running back Darren McFadden . . .

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  • SnakeStabler

    Start Snake next week versus the Cards not Lamonica.

  • armond

    snb u said the same sh!t about dmc dhb last year as well. my point is u flip on anybody and it doesnt take much.keepin grads doesnt mean cutting campbell. based on your reasoning we should cut branch 2. u defend him but he has been a weak link giving up these td’s.dont see what scott did to unseat shawny either. get these personal moves in order and we can do some thangs.

  • RaiderRetribution

    504 I’m going to Denny’s tommorow night and having a grand-slam, just because of you & Mr. McClain.

    that was one of the best posts

  • beach

    Cable’s best move as a Head Coach in the NFL: going to the bench and Gradkowski to save the day! YES!

  • itzSteve

    # 30 year raider Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    # itzSteve Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    what I don’t understand is…Campbell has a stronger arm than Grads, why didn’t Hue call any of those quick slants to DHB when HE was in the game…the play calling was different in the second half. Hue was WAY more conservative when Campbell was in the game.
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    like i said hes lost out there.. has no confidence and now everyone knows it…cambpell has a deer in the headlights look
    ______________________

    that’s why I don’t get it…those types of plays are designed to create rhythm and give the QB some confidence. Hue never created that rhythm for Campbell’s confidence to grow.

  • buckeyeraider

    How’s it going 30 Yr?
    Trying to keep things in perspective. I didn’t want to get too low after last weeks debacle. Wasn’t the end of the world. Don’t want to overreact after this win. This was a game they should’ve won. They struggled at home vs lowly Rams.

    But a win is a win. Next week is a winnable one too. I’d like to see this team start to build some confidence. Last year, after a win the next week they’d seem to fall on their face. Like to see them put together back to back w’s.

    As far as MM34, I’d like to see more of him out there. Maybe he needs to improve his coverage, but he defenitely brings a physical presence this team needs. Plus, he has a knack for blitzing. Times them well. Hopefully he gets back in Marshall’s good graces.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Snake great analogy, love the old school.

    Mad Bomber & the [real] Snake.

    Mr. Lamonica had Mr. Wells & Mr. Biletnekoff to throw to, Stabler had Fred & Mr. Branch, greatest difference though to both of their successes was they each had the best center-left side line in the NFL in Mr. Shell, Mr. Upshaw, & Mr. Otto & Mr. Dalby.

  • Hot Shot

    Bruce knows the offense alot better and changes plays at the line.He also reads defenses better than campbell.

  • DKnight007

    # Hot Shot Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Bruce knows the offense alot better and changes plays at the line.He also reads defenses better than campbell.

    ^^^^^^^
    Another plus for Grads to be the starter.

    Grads basically has greater intangibles than JC does right now as the starter for this team.

  • itzSteve

    # DKnight007 Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    # Hot Shot Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Bruce knows the offense alot better and changes plays at the line.He also reads defenses better than campbell.

    ^^^^^^^
    Another plus for Grads to be the starter.

    Grads basically has greater intangibles than JC does right now as the starter for this team.
    ________________

    intangibles = HEART!!!

  • RaiderRetribution

    I like our set of defensive backs, we are deep, very deep, Raiders’ deepest since the Raiders were running with the night:
    Mr. Nnamdi Aomugha, Mr. Routt, Mr. Huff, Mr. Branch, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Ware, & Mr. Stevie Brown.

  • RaiderRetribution

    & Mr. Eugene

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    What are you all going to do when JC starts the game in Arizona? you know Al is going to ask for the next Plunkett

  • RaiderRetribution

    great move the Raiders made this morning, cutting Mr. Pears and signing & activating Mr. Brown.

  • morilla

    wait until halftime when he gets pulled again.

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Our D looked OK against a rookie QB and the worst team in the NFL. Please understand that the Cards are going to hang 20+ next week on us.

  • 30 year raider

    # buckeyeraider Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    How’s it going 30 Yr?
    Trying to keep things in perspective. I didn’t want to get too low after last weeks debacle. Wasn’t the end of the world. Don’t want to overreact after this win. This was a game they should’ve won. They struggled at home vs lowly Rams.

    But a win is a win. Next week is a winnable one too. I’d like to see this team start to build some confidence. Last year, after a win the next week they’d seem to fall on their face. Like to see them put together back to back w’s.

    As far as MM34, I’d like to see more of him out there. Maybe he needs to improve his coverage, but he defenitely brings a physical presence this team needs. Plus, he has a knack for blitzing. Times them well. Hopefully he gets back in Marshall’s good graces.
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    hes a specialty player BUCKEYE, i do like him in those blitz packages as well but hes prob a liability in coverage… when BUSH ans CHAZ come back the offense will have a few more playmakers to work with

  • kidseven

    Where are the Bruce haters? “He’s a castoff…he’s not an NFL QB….he’s too small…weak arm…fragile…” did I miss anything?

    All he does is make plays.

    No QB controversy.

  • morilla

    Macho Man Randy Savage Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 7:16 pm
    Our D looked OK against a rookie QB and the worst team in the NFL. Please understand that the Cards are going to hang 20+ next week on us.
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    with what weapons? Did you see their performance today?

  • Raidervill

    Grads deserves the start against the Cards. He proved it on the field in the preseason and today in the 2nd half.

    Grads already has great chemistry with Miller/Murphy and started something with DHB today.

    Grads makes quicker decisions with the ball.

    Grads makes game winning plays. The toss to Murphy with two Rams in his face was the game winner and a thing of beauty.

    Grads may not be perfect, but he makes the Raiders competitive right now. There is no reason he can’t be as good as Jeff Garcia was for the Niners. That is who he reminds me of. Small put smart, tough and just knows how to play the position.

    One Nation Baby…

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    No QB controversy……I hope.

  • Hot Shot

    The raiders made the mistake of making Campbell starter instead of having him compete for it.Same thing they did with russell.Campbell clearly was not the best Qb in preseason yet he still started.Personal clearly don,t put the best on the field.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Next week, the Raiders are going to run Mr. Bush down there throats and Mr. McFadden will turn the corners, he ran hard today and smart. What I liked most was when there was nothing there Darren turned up field and got a yard or two.

    (Although the Raiders need to stop running behind Mr. Carlsie & Mr. Walker in short yardage situations- stopped for a loss twice in the red zone).

    One will have a hundred yards, (I can see Mr. McFadden getting a spell after this weeks load), each will score.

  • 30 year raider

    # Macho Man Randy Savage Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    What are you all going to do when JC starts the game in Arizona? you know Al is going to ask for the next Plunkett
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    your right he may start next week but if hes flat again he should get YANKRD AT THE END OF THE 1ST QRT.. SCREW WAITING TILL THE HALF….

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Ohhhhh yeah dig it Macho!

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Im a jc guy but today bruce showed his worth…..i gotta roll wiht pop gun

  • mikedlopes

    Campbell had some deep throws on the first drive, and he had some nice check downs to DHB/DMAC/Murphy. It’s not our fault he takes a whole game trying to find a rhythm. Gradwinski brought a surge of power to our O-line, and our receivers put in some good work! DMAC is a leading rusher in the NFL now.. If we can just capitalize on our the gifts our defense/special teams bring up and convert more 3rd downs and capitalize when we get near the red zone. We will be a force..

    especially once seymore, gallery, chaz get back.. omg.. then Tyvon just needs to learn how to cover and we’ll be winners all day.

  • mikedlopes

    not to mention when Campbell did have time, he just M.Henderson’d on us and just stared at the clouds.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Hot shot I agree, Gradkowski though never got a shot to compete at all though due to his injury as well as the preselection of Mr. Campbell.

    There will be a QB controversy, because of the fan & media factor.

    One major plus for Bruce is when Mr. Zach Miller, yes Zach not one of the WRs dropped a ball late, Grads cringed, but then laughed with the team, kept the team together. Final drive made the passes to Louis & Co. as well as Darren’s tough runs sealed the victory.

  • DKnight007

    # itzSteve Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    # DKnight007 Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    # Hot Shot Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Bruce knows the offense alot better and changes plays at the line.He also reads defenses better than campbell.

    ^^^^^^^
    Another plus for Grads to be the starter.

    Grads basically has greater intangibles than JC does right now as the starter for this team.
    ________________

    intangibles = HEART!!!

    ^^^^^^^^
    Yep!

    Intangibles = Playmakiing ability and the ability to make something happen out of nothing.

  • zopi

    Guess someone finally saw the light.
    Great going with Gradkz and letting Hue loose.
    Campbell should stay in the bench, and I would even say get Boller ahead of him.
    I’d rather see Boller end up as the starter, anyone but Campbell.
    Great someone rectified before it was too late. The change sparked everyone.
    Now if they could only throw away the Cable guy.
    On the defensive side, someone needs to weed out that dummy Branch

  • DKnight007

    The only person in the entire Raider organization who will want Campbell to start the next game will be of course the Old Looney Delusonal man Al Davis!

    Oy vey….not that meddling old man again and his warped decision making! Ugh…

  • RaiderRetribution

    Rams are a better team than they were last year, this year the worst team is… they do have a really good quarterback in Sam Bradford, so this is a great victory, and somewhat like playing in & making your first catch in a real game, the confidence grows, and it will especially for our WRs and front seven, they were w/o there best player , Mr. Seymour today.

  • itzSteve

    # DKnight007 Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    # itzSteve Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    # DKnight007 Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    # Hot Shot Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Bruce knows the offense alot better and changes plays at the line.He also reads defenses better than campbell.

    ^^^^^^^
    Another plus for Grads to be the starter.

    Grads basically has greater intangibles than JC does right now as the starter for this team.
    ________________

    intangibles = HEART!!!

    ^^^^^^^^
    Yep!

    Intangibles = Playmakiing ability and the ability to make something happen out of nothing.
    ________________________

    Grads <———— Makes every one of his teammates play better!!!

  • raideralex99

    I guess Shanahan tried to pull a fast one over Al but Cable was smart enought to figure it out … Campbell sucks.

  • Hot Shot

    Bruce plays just like Rich Gannon use too.Smart and studies.knows how to read defenses.Changes plays at the line.Uses all the players on the team to spread the ball around kinda like the saints run their offense.Knows his stuff.Campbell looks like a lost kid out there.Campbell is boring to watch too.

  • raiderzmaverick

    2nd Half, our D totally came to life. They stopped them for like 5 drives in a row which were almost 3 and out.

    If we play like we did in that 2nd half we will be a descent team. But, like they said last week when 1 game doesn’t determine the whole season, one good half of football doesn’t either. Both sides need to keep up the energy level and carry it over to the next game.

  • raiderzmaverick

    I think the worst play was one of the last in the 2nd quarter. Campbell dropped back to pass, didn’t find anyone, had time and just threw the ball at his feet to get rid of it. There was not a defender within 4 yards of him and none had broken away from their defender. He just gave up as his primary dumpoff option wasn’t open.

  • Que

    I am new to replying on this blog but there has been some racial tones i ve seen in the past . for example jerome plunkett. I know some of us wouldnt say these kinds of things if we were in the company of african american company. I also think we should still wait and see before making a huge change a qb so soon. I think cable has opened up something that could ruin the team. The win was important but its still about a bigger picture and that would be could our short thrower leader of men which I ll say myself is a leader but what happens when you go from coming off the bench and the other team and defensive coordinator game plans for you. Its very much different being the starter who is game planned for. Bruce gives the spark and has passion one can only hope he can throw that ball deeper when the times comes. I watched the game again and still thought the same, a win but the quick yank of players by cable my not be good for the team in the long run. The tackles slash centers lol , the qbs . This team is still the team with a bad offensive line very unknown WRs and maybe junk QBs. One guy has the ability to short ball and stay in games and teh other with time can do exactly what Al davis and the raiders have been . HArd runs and PLay action. Thats raiderway, its something I have myself had a hard time staying to like , I am a die hard gruden guy. And still upset this guy isnt coaching today.good win go raiders

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