By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, September 20th, 2010 at 12:35 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Raiders players were predictably complimentary of quarterback Bruce Gradkowski Monday while being careful to pay the proper respect to Jason Campbell.
Neither Gradkowski or Campbell were around for the media availability period, with both quarterbacks saying all the right things following the Raiders’ 16-14 win over the St. Louis Rams Sunday at the Coliseum.
“Bruce and (Jason) have different styles of playing,” center Samson Satele said. “Jason’s got a strong arm so he trusts his arms more than his legs. And then Bruce’s got his legs and his arm. It’s just a different style of quarterback.”
Wide receiver Louis Murphy said their demeanor is different as well.
“He’s just high-wired and really amped,” Murphy said of Gradkowski. “It’s very intense. It’s just Bruce. Jason is calmer. Just different guys. Two different personalities. I’m not saying it’s wrong either way. Just take that for what it is. He’s a veteran quarterback.”
Said tight end Zach Miller: “Most everyone in this locker room played with Bruce last year so we know what he’s like. We know what kind of guy he is so it’s not going to be an issue. We’ll see what happens here. I know guys have a lot of confidence in him. We knew Jason is a good quarterback too.
“If you look at it in a certain way it’s a good problem to have. We have two capable guys and we haven’t had that in the past.”
More to come . . .