Just got back from watching the beginning of the Raiders practice. Here are a few observations:
After the Raiders 17-9 loss to the 49ers, Jason Campbell told Comcast Sports that he suffered through a knee injury for part of the game. He also mentioned that he’d be getting an MRI on Monday.
Michael Crabtree was a two-time (Fred) Biletnikoff winner in college and the Raiders needed a wide receiver with their first pick of the 2009 NFL Draft. Nearly every draft prognosticator, and many in Raider Nation, who pegged the Raiders picking a receiver, had Crabtree going to the Raiders with the seventh pick of the draft.
That didn’t happen.
Been helping one of the other writers with their Blackberry for a good chunk of the day, which has prevented me from putting up much so far. I’ll have the Cable presser and other quotes a little later tonight because of it. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out my story on Stanford Routt from this morning’s locker room session. My apologies…
The one thing to know about Stanford Routt is that he’s never afraid to answer questions of reporters — even when he’s not in the mood. Most players, when they see the contention of media enter the locker room, remember that they have things to attend to somewhere else and scatter faster than you can say, “Got a moment?”
Just in case you haven’t seen these videos of Chargers fans after the Raiders’ victory on Sunday. I especially love the kid wearing the Chicago Bears shirt:
As it stands right now, Jason Campbell will be the starter at quarterback when the Raiders face the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday — but don’t bother asking him about it. Reporters asked the would-be quarterback that question when the Raiders brought him to the podium this morning, but with little information given up.
Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers lineup changes and inactives.
Oakland Raiders Pro Bowl cornerback, Nnamdi Asomugha, was asked to point to one or two things as reasons that he and his teammates were a quarter of the way through the season with a 1-3 record and struggling to get over the proverbial ‘hump’. What Asomugha answered was interesting considering that former San Diego Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer had mentioned it on Sirius Radio on Monday.
Despite what Norv Turner says about coaching against the Oakland Raiders, it’s hard to believe that he doesn’t circle the date on his calender as soon as he gets his schedule. Yet, if you ask the current San Diego Chargers coach about it, you’ll only hear about how good this Raiders team is.