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Get ready for Boller

Hue Jackson would commit to nothing in his weekly press briefing until the trading deadline had passed and he examined every option available in the wake of Jason Campbell’s loss with a broken clavicle.

He wouldn’t even say flat-out that Boller would start Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Hard to imagine any other scenario, however, considering what’s out there. Quarterbacks on the market are there for a reason. Other than the case of Carson Palmer, none are considered good enough for an NFL roster.

And Palmer’s not coming here, not with the bloated salary he has coming this season, and the fact that Cincinnati is only to happen to have him remain without a job as Andy Dalton thrives as a rookie quarterback.

As for Kyle Orton, another quarterback with a big salary, the Denver Broncos reportedly want draft picks. The Raiders have already parted with second, third, fourth and seventh-round draft picks in next year’s draft for deals that brought in Taiwan Jones, Joe Barksdeal, Campbell and Aaron Curry.

David Garrard? In need of back surgery, according to Fox Sports.

That leaves a relatively motley crew of quarterbacks such as Josh McCown, Troy Smith, Todd Bouman, Brodie Croyle, Trent Edwards (fill in your own available quarterback here) . . . you get the picture.

Boller has been here. He knows the offense, has played in a game and looked OK by his final possession after a week of no practice.

If the quarterback isn’t Boller and they found someone to come in and replace him in short order, that means they made a colossal mistake in constructing their roster. Boller should have never been the backup in the first place.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • J Hill

    I tell you one thing I like that Boller does better than Campbell …

    He uses his head to look off the safety. Doesn’t just lock on to a WR off the snap.

    Also like his play action motion.

    Ball handling skills over all are better than Campbell’s.

  • 8RaiderReign8

    J Hill Says:
    October 17th, 2011 at 8:16 pm
    I tell you one thing I like that Boller does better than Campbell …

    He uses his head to look off the safety. Doesn’t just lock on to a WR off the snap.

    Also like his play action motion.

    Ball handling skills over all are better than Campbell’s.
    ____________________

    Ball handling skills have been underrated on this blog for a long time.

  • hwnrdr

    Iactually got a chance to watch the game again this afternoon…live, Boller looked like a POS, but when I watched it on my dvr…he actually did what was asked of JC and that is to manage the game and the rest will follow!

  • Oak-Tone

    Boller was a lil’ rusty… He’ll be fine next week… We’re a running team…

  • raideredoutL.A.

    Sucks I don’t have Directv anymore, could’ve watched it on those 30 minute replays.

  • raiderkoolaid

    I think we will be OK with Boller as long as he doesn’t get hurt. I don’t know what we would do with Pryor playing without getting more experience in practice, but I have a feeling Hue would be creative.

  • Raiders have to go at least 6-4 over the last 10 to have a shot.

    If Boller can get by the Chiefs and Broncos that’s 6-2.

    Then need 3 road games against teams we should beat… @Vikings, @Dolphins, @Chiefs

    Then they would have to steal a win against the Bears, Packers, Lions, and Chargers

    That will be huge for Boller as the pressure mounts down the stretch.

    I just don’t see it.

  • RaiderReggie

    The great JaMarcus Russell is out there!!! LOL

  • One Headlight

    Boller is gonna be a baller. You just watch. Dude is gonna ball. If he was rusty, wtf, wouldn’t you be too if you hadn’t taken a snap in six weeks. Coaches need to do a better job keepin #2 crisp. Agree? Boller will be fine with a week of snaps under his belt. wtf, russell? need a knob polisher? what ever fluffer. get real. hue jax don’t need one mutha fvcker comin in here to disrupt what he got goin. fck dat!

  • TheGreatness

    I agree with some earlier posts, It’s not like Campbell has been lighting it up! He has been decent at best! Not super pumped about Boller but it makes me feel a whole lot better that our O line is playing damn good. If we can give Boller protection we may not miss a beat and he may even be more accurate on deep patterns than soup! Hue will find a way to put points on the board, we just need our D to take the next step!

  • One Headlight

    RaiderReggie Says:
    October 17th, 2011 at 8:29 pm
    The great JaMarcus Russell is out there!!! LOL
    *************************
    wonder if he’s able to get off the couch?

  • YoungAmerican

    @JasonLaCanfora Jason La Canfora
    QB Todd Collins – who has deep ties to OAK coordinator Al Saunders – was contacted regarding working out for Raiders but is staying retired

  • One Headlight

    Boller is gonna ball. Get ova it.

  • RaiderReggie

    After a week of practice, Boller will do well.

  • One Headlight

    YoungAmerican Says:
    October 17th, 2011 at 8:31 pm
    @JasonLaCanfora Jason La Canfora
    QB Todd Collins – who has deep ties to OAK coordinator Al Saunders – was contacted regarding working out for Raiders but is staying retired
    ================================
    ouch!

  • JasonLaCanfora Jason La Canfora
    QB Todd Collins – who has deep ties to OAK coordinator Al Saunders – was contacted regarding working out for Raiders but is staying retired

    oh dear lord.. smh

  • One Headlight

    Boller can ball with a week of work.

    Oakland Town 35
    KC Fluff 10

  • qodrn

    Today’s editorial cartoon (located in the back of the front page section) in the print version is about football and is a hoot. Check it out.

    Don’t know if the cartoon is online.

  • TheGreatness

    I can hear Al ….. ” That Curtis Boller is a great player, get over it”

  • qodrn

    Campbell went back to school. Doesn’t he have one or two years left of eligibility?

  • RaiderReggie

    511.One Headlight Says:
    October 17th, 2011 at 8:30 pm
    RaiderReggie Says:
    October 17th, 2011 at 8:29 pm
    The great JaMarcus Russell is out there!!! LOL
    *************************
    wonder if he’s able to get off the couch?
    ***********************************************
    Probably can’t.

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  • KLongworthCSN Kate Longworth
    by VittorioTafur
    #JasonCampbell is out of surgery, from his family: doctor said everything went smooth #Raiders

  • beach

    Have faith, Raider Nation. We have a team now that thrives on adversity. I can’t wait for Sunday. BEAT KANSAS CITY!

  • beach

    Some of you guys act like we had Joe Montana or Johnny Unitas at QB. Did you guys watch this guy the past 2 games before this Sunday? Jason Campbell is no better than Alex Smith, and that SAYS ALOT! Boller! Boller! Boller!

  • qodrn

    How does Wikipedia know stuff before anyone else?

  • If the Raiders were to meet the niners in the Super Bowl tomorrow, the Raiders would smear their ass all over the floor. Regardless of who the Raiders have under center. It would be a niner ass carnage day.

  • hwnrdr

    I know, they must have a section of employees just to listen to the news and make updates!

  • Raiders4eve

    Here is my two cents. What this team needs is a QB who at least been in many games and handled blitz package. Boller hasn’t played enough since his days with Baltimore. Defenses will pressure Boller and imo he will average two turnovers a game.
    I would like to see us get someone who played many games last year like Shaun Hill, Bryon Leftwich or trade for Josh Johnson, Matt Flynn guys with high potential. Boller can lead this team if Hue manages a perfect game plan. He should throw less then 25 times a game. Accurate passing, control blitzes and stick to the running game.

  • SC

    We need to look at Anthony Calvillo from the Canadian football league

  • devilr8er

    We will be fine with Boller, we need a game manager not a game changer. Boller knows the system, we are a running team and we cant mortgage out our teams future by squandering our draft picks on has beens like Orton or Boller. Our D is know creeping up to par with the young bucks learning.

  • oldschoolraider

    # Dakota Says:
    October 17th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    413.No Mas Diamante Says:
    October 17th, 2011 at 3:31 pm
    Hope boller has had his head in the playbook.

    ++++++++++++++++
    I think we all know where Boller’s head is right now:

    http://showstalker.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/carrie-prejean-3.jpg
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    If he’s smart it’s buried between those beautiful thighs. DAYUM!

  • oldschoolraider

    # qodrn Says:
    October 17th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    How does Wikipedia know stuff before anyone else?
    ======================================================

    When it comes to trades and FA signings, wikipedia gets the scoop on everybody!

  • DKnight007

    Huey and Boller have worked together before Huey worked with JC.

    Raider players and Raider Nation need to RALLY AROUND KYLE BOLLER!! NEXT MAN UP!!

    Get the guy a full week of practice with the first teamers and get his timing going and call plays that are aimed towards his strengths!!

    RALLY AROUND KYLE BOLLER!!

    BUSH needs to play lower and hit the holes harder…he running to high!!

    Boss needs to be thrown to more as well.

    Defense needs to blitz Cassel and cover the hot reads!!

  • DKnight007

    Trade a 2nd rounder in the 2013 draft and a 2nd Rounder in the 2014 draft and player to the Bungals for CARSON PALMER!!

  • hwnrdr

    I agree with DKnight…rally around Boller…he is the next man up!!!

  • devilr8er

    # DKnight007 Says:
    October 17th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Trade a 2nd rounder in the 2013 draft and a 2nd Rounder in the 2014 draft and player to the Bungals for CARSON PALMER!!
    #######################################################

    Are you F’n serious??? I”m glad you’re not a GM that would be grand theft. Carson at best is worth a 4th rounder, he is old and has been injured.

  • Wasbanned Says:
    October 17th, 2011 at 8:27 pm
    Raiders have to go at least 6-4 over the last 10 to have a shot.

    If Boller can get by the Chiefs and Broncos that’s 6-2.

    Then need 3 road games against teams we should beat… @Vikings, @Dolphins, @Chiefs

    Then they would have to steal a win against the Bears, Packers, Lions, and Chargers

    That will be huge for Boller as the pressure mounts down the stretch.

    I just don’t see it.
    _________________
    we have a shot at 12-4 with our only other losses coming from San stankin eggo an the pack rats.
    If we keep playon defense like they have these past two weeks I don’t see y not.
    We have the best run game an a solid oline. Defense has held it’s own as of late and special teams just keep getting better. 12-4 is remotely possible

  • Carson Palmer – Not available
    David Garrard – Injured
    Jeff George – In a nursing home
    Kyle Orton – Denver will never trade starting QB to Raiders
    Todd Collins – Retired
    Brett Favre – Lost it.
    Jamarcus Russell – ROFLMAO!!! Jameatloaf!?! Seriously!?!

    Some of you guys have no faith that Hue may have picked the right person to be the backup.

    Kyle Boller = Jason Campbell
    Pretty much the only difference is Campbell has more scramble ability and more experience in Hue’s system. Boller will be OK. Might take a game or 2 to get the rust out and get comfortable. We have a much better offensive line than we did last time he played. We will be fine with Boller starting for 6 weeks. All he has to do is not turn over the ball too many times. It’s not like Campbell was Peyton Manning or anything like that. We are replacing an average QB with another average QB. Hue will call the plays that fit Boller’s abilities the best, much like he did with DMac.

    Trust in Hue!!!!

  • KRAWFDADD

    I myself personally am hoping that Boller comes in and plays lights out football for OUR team,silence the critics and the doubters……..please make a believer outta me.Dont be Marc Wilson 2k11,lol

  • Hagar the Horrible

    Well, I’ve seen every argument possible over the past 18 hours on who to get as a backup QB and who not to.

    First off, Campbell isn’t going to be back in 4 – 6 weeks, it’s just garbage PR at work to ease the pain. If you believe that, you probably believe the garbage that Rep. Eric Canter expounds, him and his buddy obstructionist known as the Republican Party.

    Look, for the last time, if we go out and bring someone in…then we’re either bringing in a loser or we’re going to over pay for a “possible” good QB, but with no real guarantee.

    There are some of you on the right track:

    JR77…post 181 (you have the right ideas)

    Ghostraiders…post 264 among others. Excellent Post

    ER Raider…some good points, except Lechler & Pryor being a toss up (totally wrong there)

    Zopi…post 492…good points

    So, if we don’t want some loser, if we don’t want to get reamed and “bztt fuk’d” withour the KY Jell by over paying for a Palmer/Leinart/etc., then we have to go with Boller and speed up the process of developing Pryor over the next 3 – 5 weeks, and in the event that Boller goes down and he’s not cutting it…then we throw in “The ONE!” … and that’s PRYOR.

    Pryor is awesome, has all the tools from size, speed, running ability and college results comparable to the best we’ve seen.

    Hue can’t have it both ways. When he brough in Curry and started him with one day practice, he said, “I didin’t bring him in to look at.” Fine, I can agree to that. But, that applies to Pryor, aka: “The ONE!” Hue got Pryor off the Supplemental Draft and they’ve been working him for five weeks with a one-on-one QB coach, and he’s been studying the playbook in the process.

    We need to throw him to the wolves and see if he’s our future, we don’t need a McCown or catfish Farve or Jeff George or these other idiots.

    Live up to your word Hue, it’s next man up…so that’s Boller and if he falls or fails…then it’s “The ONE!”
    Pryor…simple as that.

  • anhdazman

    Boller looks like the starter, but some of you guys need to realize, Pryor is next in line if Boller goes down. Pryor suspended 5 weeks, practiced with the team for a week, is not ready. We need another experienced QB in here.

  • Hagar the Horrible

    Hey, guys, I just got off the phone with Lawrence Fishburne, he played Morpheus in the movie “The Matrix.” He said, he always knew that Neo, played by
    Keanu Reeves, was “The ONE!”

    Hey guys, using Hue Jackson’s favorite word: “obviously” … I can assure you that Pryor is
    “The ONE!” who will lead this team to the promise land, past the summit and to the top of the mountain where we can look down on the valley of honey and milk.

  • Hagar the Horrible

    Anhdazman…post 542: You in part say:

    Pryor suspended 5 weeks, practiced with the team for a week, is not ready. We need another experienced QB in here.

    Hey, practice doesn’t translate to being good, and like Seymour has said more than once, good doesn’t cut it…we’re striving for excellent. Pryor has the most upside for being excellent, and he just may be “The ONE!”

  • RaiderRetribution

    Mr. Boller, Mr. Seymour, Mr. McFadden, Mr. Vehldeer, Mr. Ford, & the rest of Raider Nation will lead us to the division crown and the playoffs.

    OLine is one of the best, Boller is experienced, Darren is one of the best, Mr. Bush plays his best against Kansas City; Raiders were and are still going to need to rush and dominate both sides of the line of scrimmage.

  • beach

    Why the love for Carson Palmer? The guy is a statue and would break down as fast as JaGlass Campbell.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Raiders must keep our #1 draft pick in 2012, the 5th & 6th are expendable.

    Ironic twist would be signing Marcus’ brother.