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Raiders No. 3 QB is the kicker

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08:06 AM ET 09.05 | For a few weeks, Jason Campbell is up, Kyle Boller's on deck ... and there's no one in the hole in Oakland. These Raiders have only two quarterbacks, after cutting Trent Edwards on Saturday. Jason Campbell is the unquestioned starter, with the ghost of Bruce Gradkowski far away in Cincinnati. And Kyle Boller, who went to Cal, is No. 2 after beating out the recently signed Edwards, who didn't get a good enough grasp of the offense quickly enough. Rookie Terrelle Pryor can't be No. 3 until he serves a five-game league suspension. Who is the emergency No. 3 quarterback? Glad you asked. Have you met Shane Lechler? The six-time Pro Bowl punter was a quarterback in high school in Texas and regularly shows off his arm in defensive back drills.

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September 5, 2011  08:25 AM ET

A Pro-bowler on the QB Depth chart, in OAK? Start him!

September 5, 2011  08:26 AM ET

He's the man!!

September 5, 2011  08:39 AM ET

That division gets weaker by the day. Another cake walk for the Chargers.

September 5, 2011  08:44 AM ET

Poor Raider fans. It's like this every year.

September 5, 2011  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

That division gets weaker by the day. Another cake walk for the Chargers.

The Chargers will shoot them selves in the foot, like always.

September 5, 2011  08:51 AM ET

Better hope it doesn't get that far. High school is a long way from the NFL. Even in that division.

September 5, 2011  08:52 AM ET

stupid to keep Pryor on the active roster (when he comes back) and not keep a "real" QB that can actually play in the NFL for your 3rd...then again...it's Da Raiderrrrrs

September 5, 2011  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The Chargers will shoot them selves in the foot, like always.

As long as they have Norv Turner, they will. Why they jettisoned Schottenheimer so quickly and have given Turner this much slack is beyond me.

September 5, 2011  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

As long as they have Norv Turner, they will. Why they jettisoned Schottenheimer so quickly and have given Turner this much slack is beyond me.

Amazes me too. Norv has dirt on Spanos has too!!

September 5, 2011  09:03 AM ET

The Chiefs used to have a punter that was also listed as an emergency QB. Louie Agiear I believe.

September 5, 2011  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

As long as they have Norv Turner, they will. Why they jettisoned Schottenheimer so quickly and have given Turner this much slack is beyond me.

A.J. Smith is hoping for a miracle season so he doesn't have to admit he was wrong about both coaches.

September 5, 2011  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The Chargers will shoot them selves in the foot, like always.

In the playoffs for sure!

September 5, 2011  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

The Chiefs used to have a punter that was also listed as an emergency QB. Louie Agiear I believe.

tom matte was a halfback. he played qB in the playoff game in the mid sixties. vs dallas, and won. meaningless game really, used to have a consolation game in the NFL.
FYI, that was the cowboys first playoff appearance.

September 5, 2011  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

tom matte was a halfback. he played qB in the playoff game in the mid sixties. vs dallas, and won. meaningless game really, used to have a consolation game in the NFL. FYI, that was the cowboys first playoff appearance.

George Blanda, ex of Raiders, Oilers and other franchises. both kicked and played QB. Dan Pastorini, another ex-Oiler, started at QB and punter. In AFL days, Gino Cappeletti was the PK and flanker for the Boston Patriots. Would win the league 'scoring title" with FGs, PATs and a handful of TDs.

September 5, 2011  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

The Chiefs used to have a punter that was also listed as an emergency QB. Louie Agiear I believe.

Danny White used to punt...and Randall Cunningham is the owner of the 3rd longest boot in NFL history. (Or at least, is used to be.)

September 5, 2011  09:54 AM ET

Tom Tupa was the punter and third quarterback for the Jets and other teams before them. At one point, he won the Punt, Pass and Kick competition, and he's got a ring from Tampa Bay's Superbowl year.

And when I Googled "Tom Tupa," the second entry was "25% off Tuba lessons."

September 5, 2011  09:55 AM ET

The Emergency Quarterback Rule is too complicated for anyone in Oakland to understand.

September 5, 2011  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

And when I Googled "Tom Tupa," the second entry was "25% off Tuba lessons."

From Tom Tupa? 'Cause I'll sign up, tomorrow.

September 5, 2011  09:56 AM ET

Isn't Tim Hightower the emergency FG kicker for the Skins?

 
September 5, 2011  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#20):

The Emergency Quarterback Rule is too complicated for anyone in Oakland to understand.

I believe that rule was eradicated under the new CBA.

But Al Davis likes to live in the past. So he probably thinks it still exists.

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