If no setbacks, it’s Campbell vs. Broncos


If Jason Campbell can get on and off the team charter, get to his room at the team hotel and make it through warmups without a problem, it looks as if he’ll start for the Raiders Sunday in Denver.

Campbell was limited in practice Friday but improving and is listed as questionable. Bruce Gradkowski, Cable said, is also improving, but termed by the coach as “very” questionable. As far as I know there is no such declaration as “very questionable,” so we’ll take that to mean he’s not playing.

The previous day, Cable said Campbell was sore and not quite ready to do all the things he needs to do as a quarterback in terms of mobility.

“I thought Jason was pretty close today, so if it stays that way, I think it would be him _ again, with no setbacks,” Cable said.

Campbell and Boller were two of the last people on the field, making some extra throws with practice squad wide receiver Shaun Bodiford and starter Darrius Heyward-Bey. Each declined comment after first speaking with a member of the Raiders media relations department, saying they had to attend a meeting.

Like Campbell, running backs Darren McFadden and Michael Bennett should be available, according to Cable, “if there are no setbacks.” Both were also listed as “limited” in practice and questionable to play.

Also listed as questionable and limited were strong safety Tyvon Branch and reserve free safety Hiram Eugene, both with back issues.

(If Gradkowski is “very” questionable and not expected to play, then I wonder if Branch would be “not very” questionable since he is expected to play).

Tight end Brandon Myers could be available Sunday if he completes the NFL concussion protocol Saturday. He has already passed some of the tests. Myers did not practice and is listed as questionable.

Those who did not practice and are listed as “out” are defensive tackle John Henderson (stress fracture), lineabacker Thomas Howard (knee), wide receiver Chaz Schilens (knee) and linebacker Travis Goethel (lower back).

Cable said Goethel did not experience a setback. He was simply resting after practicing for the last two days after missing two months of practice time.

More to come later . . .


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • At least the President brought his helicopter, instead of his limo for his fund raiser at USC today..

    Instead of jacking all the roads in L.A. he’s jacking all the air traffic in SO-CAL….

  • Nnamdi21

    151. I didn’t know Herrera was in real estate. That desicated mummy?

    Al Davis.


    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    October 22nd, 2010 at 4:10 pm
    The point being that Al Davis looks 100, not 80. It’s not his age that makes him look so freakish. There’s something else going on. Perhaps years of stress. Horrible karma.

    Al looks stressed?!
    Hell, after the last time Campbell started I went on a Jack Daniels diet.
    It worked though, I lost three days.

  • What I see, as a fan since 1964, is total inepitide, on both sides of the ball, Coaching, Training, Hammies?, This is sicking, this is not Raider Football! Since when did any team dictate to us?

  • djohnnyg

    154.Nnamdi21 Says:
    October 22nd, 2010 at 4:41 pm
    151. I didn’t know Herrera was in real estate. That desicated mummy?

    Al Davis.

    LMAO. Thx. I needed that.

  • zopi

    Cable is still a lame duck coach regardless of record. Whether the Raiders win 4 or 6 wins, if that many, still debatable if he lasts the whole season. Cable will spin it all along until the bye, then the schedule only gets tougher, just maybe Al pulls the plug on Cable, and lets HuJack take charge giving him free reins.

    Of course I want Campbell and Cable to do well and win games, they just don’t bring any confidence at all. I thought that with that second half showing against the dolts they were ready to turn the tables, but the SF game was more reality to what they can do, not much. Specially if Gannon was right about Campbell still not knowing the formations, as if these were Bill Walsh’s.

    I still can’t believe Boller is not playing ahead of both Gradkz and Campbell, other than for Al trying to save face.

    I read that Branch and Johnson took the blame for the Crabtree TD in that zone disaster. These two are the primary bonehead dumbarses in that Raider defense, what good is accepting blame going to do, is not going to make them any smarter, bench and get rid of them. Again, whomever is backing them up couldn’t play any worse. It doesn’t help that Cable says they’re fine. That’s where the head of the problem is.

  • EnglandRaider, you’re dancing around, now. There are a lotof business owners Al’s age, and have been many throughout history, with just as much day to day issues to deal with, and they don’t look nearly as bad as Al. You’re in denial.

  • I think it’s guilt that put all of those miles on Al.

  • I’m good with Boller, He is a sprinter, because our O-Line makes him so, and they have devestated all our other QB’s, god it was easy, didn’t anyone watch film?

  • djohnnyg

    Well if Al is so sickly why is he still acting GM of a professional football franchise?

    I hear all this stuff about “failing health” etc. and yet on and on he goes.

    He may look bad, but I don’t buy the assumption he’s really sick. They’ve been talking of his demise for years.


    I’m in denial?
    No wonder I can’t find my car.

  • al d. davis

    Too bad Travis LaBoy didn’t deliver the ultimate knock out blow this past week to the slug Campbell so Monkey AL would have to place the reincarnation of Jim Plunkett on the IR….hmmm…..lost for the season….how sad, lol, put a slug out of its misery.

    K…..sooo…here we go…”Ode to Alzheimers AL” (please sing this to the melody of the Beverly Hillbillies’ theme song):

    Come ‘n listen to my story ’bout Alzheimers AL
    A shadow of himself, at the moon he would howl,
    And then one day, dreamin of days gone by
    Purple Drank appeared causing AL to sigh,

    JaDumbarse, that is, black gold, BamaBoy…

    Well, the first thing you know, AL’s 2 and 14
    Nother seasons gone by, AL still has a dream,
    Told ole Lance Californy is a place you ought’nt be
    So Lance loaded up the truck and moved to Tennessee

    Hollywood..vertical attack, man-on-man, 1969…..

    So AL’s still thinkin its 1969,
    With a vertical attack everything’ll be fine
    And Big AL know alls he gotta do, grab a Plunkett incarnate name of Campbell boo…

    After 6 long quarters Campbells a slug,
    ALs frothin at the mouth while Cable pulls the plug,
    Overhead projectors burnin a hole, better turn AL out fore he has em all on the dole.

    Well, now it’s time to say goodbye to AL and all his kin,
    AL would like to thank you folks for kindly droppin’ in

    Insanity and alzheimers, superbowls and gin.

    You’re all invited back again to this locality
    To have a heapin’ helpin’ of AL’s hospitality
    Dementia, that is, set a spell, take your shoes off

    Y’all come back now, hear?

  • SR Raider

    Darn. Sorry to hear about Campbell. I was thinking of watching the game. No point if that d*&chebad is going to start