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.
Jason Campbell was practically run out of Washington when the Redskins beat out the Raiders for the services of Donovan McNabb. Being traded to a perennial cellar-dweller usually isn’t ideal for a starting quarterback — especially if that cellar-dweller has trouble protecting their signal caller.
Earlier in the week, the Raiders locker room was plastered with a quote from former Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer. The gist of the quote was that the Raiders don’t play 60 minutes and if any team hangs in there, the Raiders will give the game away in the end.
Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers lineup changes and inactives.
Darren McFadden still isn’t practicing and neither is Michael Bennett. That will leave a gaping hole for Michael Bush to reclaim the starting position, and for fellow backs Rock Cartwright and Marcel Reece to also step in for carries on Sunday.
Seymour is one-third of the Raiders’ defensive tackle roster going into Sunday. (Photo by Kelly Thomas)
Tuesday, the Raiders cut defensive tackle Jay Alford in order to pick up linebacker Bruce Davis. While doing so, they were able to strengthen their injured linebacking corps, but the net effect is that they now only have three defensive tackles — two of which have already struggled through injuries during the young season.
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.
Longtime Raiders fans might recall a Bruce Davis from the 80’s who wore the silver and black. That Bruce Davis played offensive tackle for 11 years from 1979 to 1989, after being drafted in the 11th round (294th overall) from UCLA by Oakland.