Originally Posted by Paranoidmoonduck
I'm totally stoked to see Campbell playing well. His development has been great.
Let's get a few things straight though. Campbell has given us both the best and worse performances from a Raider QB this year, and just has his good performances have almost all come when Oakland's run game is hugely productive, his awful ones have come when Oakland has asked him to produce on his own. Gradkowski, if not this year, has proved that he can make things happen without relying on all the play-calling being based around the threat of the run. In the Pittsburgh game, I had no doubt that the run game would be non-existent and so I wanted the guy with the best history of working in that situation to start. Obviously Bruce's shoulder still wasn't healthy, it showed when he threw the ball, and that was the end of his season.
So, yes. A healthy Campbell is a better player than Bruce with a hurt throwing shoulder. And yes, Campbell is managing the offense really well. And yes, I'm really happy about that. But half the claims you've made about Campbell have been utterly ridiculous, and so no, I won't say you were right.
Name one claim about Campbell that was ridiculous and get back with me. It's all in your mind. You are trying to compensate for being flat out WRONG. The only thing I claimed was that Campbell is better than that little back up side show that's been cut from 3 other teams, that's all. And I think that has been proven, unless of course you still think Grad is better, based on nothing more than an idea in your head.
No, Campbell has not developed in a few games. He is not a rookie, or a 2nd year player, or a 3rd. Campbell is the same vet with tons of NFL starts and real NFL level skills. Again, you are trying to soften the reality blow. The reason you saw performances like the 49 game is not because Campbell can't play, it's because he has no receivers and a porus offensive line. Those things are more obivous when we can't run the ball. Don't believe me? You wanna know how many catches the WRs had in yesterday's victory in which we DID run the ball early and often? THREE!! The run is supposed to open up the pass and vice versa, correct? Not on a team with incompetent receivers, and thus if an opposing defense can shut down the run like the 49ers did, we are in trouble. Hue called a horrible game.
It's funny, you act like Grad has played lights out. He's had bad games as well, but never see you acknowledge this. Also, you keep claiming Grad was hurt, but he wasn't. He got hurt DURING the game and I saw the play. Campbell said that Grad has been healthy since before the Piiisburg game. I'm sure your take is that he's lying.