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07:48 AM ET 08.10 | Can Jason Campbell turn around a franchise that has an NFL-record seven consecutive seasons of double-digit losses? Nnamdi Asomugha, for one, isn't ready to saddle him with that expectation, but the cornerback does like what he's seen so far. "The encouraging thing in the past was that maybe we had a new coach, or in the off-season we brought in a bunch of big names," Asomugha said. ... "[The difference] this year is what we're actually doing and what we're showing in practice. I can see it. I see us looking like a good football team. Before, you didn't always see it, but you kind of just figured it would happen because of what was going on. Now we see it. The product that we're putting out there looks good."

Los Angeles Times

Jason Campbell, AP Jason Campbell, AP
August 10, 2010  07:52 AM ET

Jason is a HUGE upgrade for them.

August 10, 2010  07:54 AM ET

Beware of the Raiduhs...

August 10, 2010  08:08 AM ET

Campbell giving Raiders' teammates hope

I suppose if someone has gone long enough without water, he'll try to drink sand. I know this guy had lots of disadvantages in D.C., but let's be honest: there are a number of fundamental things that he should be able to do at this point in his career that he just hasn't.

August 10, 2010  08:13 AM ET
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Campbell giving Raiders' teammates hope

I suppose if someone has gone long enough without water, he'll try to drink sand. I know this guy had lots of disadvantages in D.C., but let's be honest: there are a number of fundamental things that he should be able to do at this point in his career that he just hasn't.

But Stu... he's not JaMarcus! That alone would get me to drink a cup of dirt.

August 10, 2010  08:17 AM ET
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Good Luck Jason!!

Amen and I wish him the best, man.

August 10, 2010  08:17 AM ET

An improving team in a weak division. It's been a while since they had a real quarterback as their designated starter. JC may not be the answer long-term, and he's not going to be an elite QB like P. Manning or Brady, but compared to JarJar he will bring in a level of professionalism that the team hasn't seen in years.

Chargers - Raiders - Broncos - Chiefs, in that order.

August 10, 2010  08:17 AM ET
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But Stu... he's not JaMarcus! That alone would get me to drink a cup of dirt.

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 10, 2010  08:18 AM ET
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An improving team in a weak division. It's been a while since they had a real quarterback as their designated starter. JC may not be the answer long-term, and he's not going to be an elite QB like P. Manning or Brady, but compared to JarJar he will bring in a level of professionalism that the team hasn't seen in years.Chargers - Raiders - Broncos - Chiefs, in that order.

Agreed and I can see that order, DD.

August 10, 2010  08:19 AM ET
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But Stu... he's not JaMarcus! That alone would get me to drink a cup of dirt.

Ah, but you wouldn't get a chance to drink that dirt if JaMarcus got there first. Especially not Purple Dirt Drank.

Mornin', Otis.

August 10, 2010  08:20 AM ET
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Agreed and I can see that order, DD.

And a good morning to you, too, Chief. Weather in DC wilting your feathers any?

August 10, 2010  08:21 AM ET
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Ah, but you wouldn't get a chance to drink that dirt if JaMarcus got there first. Especially not Purple Dirt Drank.

Mornin', Otis.

Clods of codeine... there is my morning shot of energy, DD!

August 10, 2010  09:05 AM ET

Jason will be a breath of fresh air indeed, now if he just had someone to throw to....

August 10, 2010  09:16 AM ET

Campbell will succeed as long as the coaching staff and team management don't pull the rug out from under him.

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August 10, 2010  09:26 AM ET
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Campbell will succeed as long as the coaching staff and team management don't pull the rug out from under him.

I agree. He was constantly given confusing instructions in DC, had different OC's every year and questionable talent to protect him. Even his college situation wasn't great as far as coaching stability. He seems to be a class act to me and I sure hope things go well for him in Oakland.

August 10, 2010  09:39 AM ET
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All the kid ever needed was blocking...

And a consistent offensive coordinator and offensive scheme from year to year.

August 10, 2010  09:53 AM ET

This guy just may make the Pro Bowl this season. The Raiders just may be for real this season. Maybe Al can win another championship before riding off into the sunset for the last time.

August 10, 2010  09:56 AM ET
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I agree. He was constantly given confusing instructions in DC, had different OC's every year and questionable talent to protect him. Even his college situation wasn't great as far as coaching stability. He seems to be a class act to me and I sure hope things go well for him in Oakland.

Ditto this. He's got to be pumped about getting a fresh start.

August 10, 2010  10:02 AM ET

San Diego 12-4
Oakland 8-8
Kansas City 5-11
Denver 5-11

 
August 10, 2010  10:14 AM ET

Is the end finally here, have they finally done something good in Oakland...Find out on our next episode...."Hey there Rocky, look at Oakland pull a rabbit out of my hat!".

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