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Depth chart lists Campbell No. 1

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 at 10:18 am in Oakland Raiders.

For what it’s worth, the Raiders’ depth chart included in the weekly press release for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals lists Jason Campbell as the starting quarterback, with Bruce Gradkowski No. 2.

The depth chart is unofficial and not always updated. For instance, it still lists Stevie Brown as a backup safety even though he was waived from the 53-man roster Tuesday.

The Raiders have an open locker room session scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. They are obligated to produce a quarterback to speak with the media, and Campbell has spoken on Wednesdays through the first two weeks. Coach Tom Cable won’t be available until practice is over.

Unless either Campbell or Gradkowski is produced, thereby making it clear who the starter is, the quarterbacks could be put in the position of not being able to answer questions about their status until after Cable makes his announcement.

Or the Raiders could just put the whole quarterback session off until Thursday. JaMarcus Russell spoke on Thursdays last year _ the only Raiders quarterback in memory who talked on Thursdays instead of Wednesdays.

In a conference call with Arizona writers, Cable declined to name a starting quarterback or answer a more general question about the number of teams which have switched or are consider switching quarterbacks entering Week 3.

More to come . . .

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  • SilverNBlackPA

    And since we’re on college football right now….ROLL TIDE!

  • SilverNBlackPA

    elboocho Says:
    September 22nd, 2010 at 10:58 am
    Can any one tell me what the fuk Gradkowski has done to get all this love? Yeah he won a couple of games for us but his stats are not that good!

    ++++++++++++

    Hilarious. You answered your own question in the seven words after you asked it.

    Just win, baby.

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    University of South Dakota took out the Gophers lol. South Dakota State is going to take out the Huskers this week!

    We are turing into a football powerhouse!

  • http://atm Raider O

    Go Buckeyes!!!
    Beat Mich AGAIN!!!

    LMAO @ 1948!! Thx Dakota!

  • DMAC

    Wassup guest123, Dell, etc.

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Winning is a very rare commodity here in Raiderton. So please, let us salivate at the opportunity of having a QB that wants to win instead of one that doesn’t want to make mistakes.

    Bruce has a winning record playing for an undermanned and undercoached Raiders.

    JC is tall.

  • guest123

    SilverNBlackPA Says:
    September 22nd, 2010 at 11:04 am
    And since we’re on college football right now….ROLL TIDE!

    ***************************
    Used to live in Alabama.

    First day I got there, they kept asking what your religion was, kept goading you into the post church potlucks. When I went to the local WalMart, I bought an Auburn tee shirt and an Alabama tee shirt. Clerk shook her head and told me that I had to choose. Been a Bama fan since.

  • http://atm Raider O

    That’s why I wanted ND to win. I hate Mich!!

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    What are the USD and SDS nicknames Dakota?

  • bcz24

    Jason Snelling put 129yds on the ground last week against the cards in the second half. Dmac could have another big day, and as long as we run the “Gradkowski” offense (shorter throws designed for YAC) regardless of who is starting we should be ok.

    I am on record as saying I like Gradkowski’s fire and leadership style and would rather see him start, but a W is a W regardless of who is taking the snaps, and THAT is my main concern.

  • Just Fire Baby

    The game of all games this weekend is the 0-3 New Mexico Lobos vs the 0-3 UNLV Running Rebels.

    The Rebels are fresh off a 20 point loss to Idaho, while the Lobo’s are looking to give up less than 52 points for the first time all season.

    Get your popcorn ready!!!!

  • DMAC

    win = pounding the rock on offense, and stopping their screen passes and short dump offs to Hightower

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Mike Mitchell must be pleased with his alma mater’s mascot!

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota

    Rich Rodriguez CRIED when the Michigan program was caught cheating.

    LMFAO!!!!!

  • DMAC

    NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports that the Raiders will start Bruce Gradkowski in Week 3 against Arizona.
    Source: Jason La Canfora on Twitter

  • LA to TheBay

    Richochet Says:
    September 22nd, 2010 at 10:31 am
    Is there a bigger flake in the NFL, than Cable?

    Quote: ““I’ve heard if you have two running backs, like Michael (Bush) and Darren (McFadden), you have a tandem, but if you have two quarterbacks, it’s a controversy. There isn’t going to be a controversy. I’ll make a good decision, the right decision, and we’ll go from there.’’

    He’ll make the RIGHT DECISION? A GOOD DECISION”??

    WTF? When you bail on your appointed starter, after 6 quarters, it means you ALREADY MADE TWO BAD DECISIONS..the first one to anoint this apparent “failure” as your starter, and then to bail so quickly, at the half of a game separated by 3 points…

    Tells the team, the fans, pretty much anyone paying attention, that you’re wishy washy, and a flake.

    And when asked 3 DAYS AGO WHO YOUR STARTER IS? You had to wait until Wed to announce it?
    In other words…”Let me check with who Al wants as starter, and I’ll get back to you.”

    Usual backasswards management
    ——————————————————-

    Rick, how goes it, buddy? Been too long since we did this.

    Obviously, I have to at least partially disagree.

    I don’t think Cable is much of a strategist and at times I wonder how far up his @$$ his head really is, but we have to remember who calls the shots.

    Cable, I doubt, is flip-flopping.

    Pulling Campbell down only 7-3 at half shows who he wanted as starter all along.

    He needs three days to convince Al he made another mistake.

    Cable’s best decisions as Head Coach so far:

    -Bench Russell

    -Bench Russell again (after his admittedly nice GW TD v. Denver last year)

    -Bench Campbell

    Everyone in here says Cable’s trying to save his job. Well, of course.

    If your stubborn, senile boss saddled you with employee that was garbage and continued to make mistakes, if you had even a little bit of pull and say in personel decisions, you wouldn’t demote him (or at least lobby to do so) ASAP to salavage a winning season or a profitable quarter, etc, etc.?

  • http://blackhillsphoto.com/sturgis-weddings/black-hills-weddings.jpg Dakota
  • SilverNBlackPA

    DMAC Says:
    September 22nd, 2010 at 11:11 am
    NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports that the Raiders will start Bruce Gradkowski in Week 3 against Arizona.
    Source: Jason La Canfora on Twitter

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Roger Daltrey, your thoughts?

    “YYYYEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!”

  • LA to TheBay

    Macho Man Randy Savage Says:
    September 22nd, 2010 at 11:08 am
    Winning is a very rare commodity here in Raiderton. So please, let us salivate at the opportunity of having a QB that wants to win instead of one that doesn’t want to make mistakes.

    Bruce has a winning record playing for an undermanned and undercoached Raiders.

    JC is tall.

    —————————————

    Blew it outta the water. Well put.

  • I am Spartacus

    Didn’t know about Campbell’s pathetic Wunderlic score, but it has been proven to be a good indicator of mental acuity. That’s why JaBonics, Campbell and VYoung are complete busts – can’t read and react.

  • LA to TheBay

    new post

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

    The Cardinals have a decent running game, and a statue QB that does not make decisions quickly. Sounds familar.

    The defense needs to come out with heavy pressuer early, like the Titans did to us in Tenn. I see a starting front of Houston-Kelly-Seymour?-Scott, with Bryant getting the start if Seymour is still out. Get a ton of people into their backfield throughout the first quarter and try to shake them up and silence the crowd. After that start transitioning to a line of Houston-Henderson-Kelly-Shaugnessy with Seymour,Bryant and Scott rotating in. That will slow down their run game and keep our line fresh.

    Branch needs to be spelled with Mitchell and Eugene late, and should not be given the one-deep spot early. Let Huff man centerfield.

    Anyone know if W. McFadden is healthy yet, he was our best slot CB in the pre-season. I think he could make an immediate impact on this defense, as both CJ and Routt only look comfortable on the outside.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Hue Jackson meets media _ says switching quarterbacks last week was his idea. No announcement on starter vs. Arizona. Cable talks later.
    less than 20 seconds ago via web

  • Pretty Rick

    Good luck Jason Campbell,,a game & a half in and they already hate you. Just win Sunday & everybody will shut the hell up,,but if you lose,,,oh boy.

  • mistic1

    We all noticed that the play calling shifted to a shorter passing game in the 3rd quarter. One reason that has been noted was that the o-line couldnt hold up well enough to consistently run deeper routes. This is true , there is another reason that has not been mentioned yet.

    JASON CAMPBELL’S DEEP PASING IN THE FIRST HALF OPEND UP THE UNDERNEATH QUICK TIMING ROUTS. DHB RAN PAST THE DB 3 OR FOUR TIMES, MURPHY WAS ALSO IN THE MIX DEEP. THIS WAS PERFECT STARTEGEY. THIS WAS NOT MERELY HALFTIME ADJUSTMENT IT WAS A CASE OF THROWING DEEP TO SET UP THE REST OF THE PLAYBOOK! THIS IS WHAT THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE VERTICAL PASSING OFFENSE IS ABOUT! THE DEEP PASSING ALSO GAVE DMAC PLENTY OF RUNNING ROOM! IF YOU PLAY UP ON OUR WIDES AND STACK THE BOX AGAINST THE RUN, ARE RECEIVERS WILL BURN YOU DEEP!

    THIS IS ANOTHER REASON WE CANT MAKE A QB SWITCH NOW! GRADS IS A GAMER BUT HE DOESNT HAVE THE GOODS TO STRETCH THE DEFENSE VERTICALLY, WHICH WOULD HANDICAP OUR PLAY BOOK. A QB SWITCH NOW ALSO MEANS A PHILOSOPHY SWITCH, IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE BRUCE’S SHORT COMINGS.
    WE CANNOT AFFORD THAT NOW AS WE ARE TRYING TO INSTALL HUE’S OFFENSE! SINCE BRUCE COULD NEVER BE THE QB OF THE FUTURE THAT MEANS IT PUTS ON HOLD OUR PLAN MOVING FORWARD WITH OUR NEW OC!

    ANOTHER BENEFIT WAS WE PUT ON FILM DB’S GETTING SMOKED BY OUR WIDE OUTS, AND WORKING OUTSIDE THE NUMBERS, STRETCHING THE FIELD HORIZONTALLY AS WELL. THIS GIVES D-COORDINATORS NIGHTMARES, TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MATCH OUR SPEED, AND STOP THE RUN!

    OUR SITUATION IS UNIQUE, ITS NOT JUST ABOUT PLUGGING A GUY IN, LIKE IN OTHER CITIES.

  • RNOraiderFan

    Mistic1, post #125, Nice!

  • RNOraiderFan

    One thing tho, is I remember Bruce throwing long against Pitts last year. The guy can throw the deep ball if he has to, he is just not as good as some other QBs in the NFL at it.

  • RNOraiderFan

    I for one really liked the penalty by McClain. Thats his best play yet in a Raiders uniform. I wish the guy would get in there on the run plays tho, I still see him JOGGING way to much.

  • djohnnyg

    “a game separated by 3 points…”

    —————-

    GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!!! The score at the half was 7-3. Now I’m no mathemetician, but by my count that is FOUR (4) points NOT THREE as you so errantly stated.

    Four points IS NOT three PERIOD!!! ARRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH!