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No determination on QB

A few quick hits after Tom Cable’s Monday press briefing, with a more comprehensive look at news and notes to come later:

– Cable did not make public a starting quarterback for Sunday’s game in Arizona, saying he had a good idea which direction what he was going to do. He said there will not be a “controversy.”

When asked if the call was his alone, Cable said, “It has to be,” and he stressed the fact that quarterback depth is better than it’s been for some time on the Raiders and that regardless of which quarterback is chosen, the other could still be needed down the road.

– For what it’s worth, on the failed fourth-and-1 call at the St. Louis 6, he was trying to call time out because the Raiders were in the wrong formation but officials did not see him. When asked if the quarterback (Campbell) should have seen that it was the wrong formation and called time, Cable said yes, he should have.

– The tackle rotation of Mario Henderson and Jared Veldheer will continue for at least another week. Cable said he’d ideally like to have a standard five man line, but in this situation, a rotation system brings up the level of both players.

– No decision has been made on the status of Luke Lawton, whose two whose suspension is up this week. He said its an administrative issue that will be dealt with in the next day or so.

– Cable’s biggest issues are with cleaning up red zone offense, penalties _ particularly those of the pre-snap variety _ and turnovers.

More to come . . .

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  • Ryan

    Lots of news when the Raiders win.

  • Just Fire Baby

    If Cable is making the call, we all know who it will be.

  • Ryan

    I agree, JC should have called timeout on 4th and 1 instead of handing the ball off the FB to run directly into the meat of the D.

  • RaiderRockstar

    No decision has been made on the status of Luke Lawton, whose two whose suspension is up this week. He said its an administrative issue that will be dealt with in the next day or so.

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    bring back Lawton, cut Hiram Eugene!

  • The Big Banana

    # J Hill Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Gradowski is starting per Cable!

    How’s that for reading between the lines RRS and Banana?!?!?

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    LMAO!

  • cwood98

    i actually believe it will work well either way..grads brings fire and is a gamer regardless and if its campbell he will probably bring a new sense of determination following his demotion…i live in az and im going to the game and the cards are prime to get punched in the chops…lets get it

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Hope the old drama queen will not be counter-productive, again!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Cable did not make public a starting quarterback for Sunday’s game in Arizona, saying he had a good idea which direction what he was going to do. He said there will not be a “controversy.”

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    no controversy means no Gradkowski …

    sorry ladies

  • J Hill

    We have Tonga, don’t need Lawton.

    We need a backup C!

  • The Big Banana

    For what it’s worth, on the failed fourth-and-1 call at the St. Louis 6, he was trying to call time out because the Raiders were in the wrong formation but officials did not see him. When asked if the quarterback (Campbell) should have seen that it was the wrong formation and called time, Cable said yes, he should have.

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    Cable has been reading the posts. lol.

  • http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=eb53t3&s=5&hid=3&tag=my+pool Lynn from Snot

    Campbell hasn’t taken to Hue’s offense and it shows.

  • http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=eb53t3&s=5&hid=3&tag=my+pool Lynn from Snot

    How could the refs miss Cable jumping up and down yelling for a TO??

  • RaiderRockstar

    Cable has been reading the posts.

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    John Henderson
    Veldheer at LT
    Satele back at C
    feed the beast McFadden
    Stevie Brown off the ps
    Pears sucks

    yes he has !!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    5pm in Podunk – later gents

    Go Pierre Thomas, Jeremy Shockey & Mike Divatree!

  • mistic1

    Cable stinks out loud!!!! The sooner he flames out the better!! Go ahead, start j.c and yank him or start grads, either way the true gradkowski will eventually show up. A marginally talent with a huge heart. This is not a formula for nfl qb succeed. Doug Flutie, and jeff Gracia, are 2 guys that are what grads hopes to be, but he doesnt have their amount of talent. That is bad news, flutie and garcia were not good enough in the long run either.

  • J Hill

    no controversy means no Gradkowski …

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    You need to work on your reading between the line skills.

    No controversy = Gradowski.

    Fans go crazy if Campbell starts = controversy.

  • The Big Banana

    # J Hill Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    no controversy means no Gradkowski …

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    You need to work on your reading between the line skills.

    No controversy = Gradowski.

    Fans go crazy if Campbell starts = controversy.

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    MY MAN! lol..

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/skew-t/166654980/ BART Bridge Blues

    There is controversy no matter what, Cable is just a moron.

    I think Campbell gets the start at Arizona, but will have a very short leash. Unless we win by a significant margin, they find an excuse to bring Grads back as starter for the Houston game at home. Nothing worse than the home town fans booing your starting QB and chanting for the back-up. The team feeds of that negative energy as well.

    Campbell’s best opportunity to get his act together will be on the road, behind a McFadden-heavy game plan in Phoenix.

  • raidertalk

    So far I haven’t been impressed with J Campbell. It seems as if he is not ready to “make his stand” as an NFL quarterback. Sliding on that first down vs. Tenn., being tenative on passing downs. He looks like hes dipping his toe in cold water out there instead of jumping in.

  • raiderdeek

    “Cable said he’d ideally like to have a standard five man line, but in this situation, a rotation system brings up the level of both players.”

    Brings up the level of both players? The only thing I saw w/ the LT rotation was bringing up the number of whiffs and resulting hits on our QBs. If it weren’t for Gradkowski’s quick legs and getting the ball out in 2 seconds or less, we’d be 0-2. Go Bruce! Please start Bruce!

  • raiderdeek

    Also for anyone that thinks Campbell should start, look at the TD throw that Burce threw to Murphy and also the clutch 3rd down throw to Murphy to avoid punting the ball back to the Rams on the final possession. I don’t think Campbell can make throws in less than 2 seconds on his back foot with a blitz in his face. Also bonus points for Bruce’s acting job to earn the roughing the passer call to keep the final drive alive.

  • ohioraider

    # mistic1 Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Cable stinks out loud!!!! The sooner he flames out the better!! Go ahead, start j.c and yank him or start grads, either way the true gradkowski will eventually show up. A marginally talent with a huge heart. This is not a formula for nfl qb succeed. Doug Flutie, and jeff Gracia, are 2 guys that are what grads hopes to be, but he doesnt have their amount of talent. That is bad news, flutie and garcia were not good enough in the long run either.
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    You’re an idiot. What’s your problem anyways?

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  • ddwight

    Is cable off his rocker? How can he do LT by committiee? he should either go with Henderson or Veldheer, just like any other position you need to establish a rhythm.He is going to get both of these QB’s killed.