Al Davis Makes His Case: QB Jason Campbell To Start for “Foreseeable Future”

As if Al Davis needed to voice his opinion, he's done it again.

The NFL fanbase understands the exponential confidence that Tom Cable has instilled within the players, so why can't the Oakland Raiders' owner grasp the concept?

In a tumultuous reign over the last decade, Al Davis has been at the center of many unorthodox decisions.

From trading for Randy Moss to starting Andrew Walter, and most famously his JaMarcus Russell fetish, Al Davis tends to make decisions based on good old-fashioned physicality. Whoever is on the sideline "running" the team is never more than a puppet, as Al remains the shot-caller.

Yesterday, Al released this statement, reported by Steve Corkran in the Oakland Tribune:

"Mr. Davis likes what Jason [Campbell] has done the past month and doesn't see the need to change when things are going well," a person familiar with the situation said. "He thinks Jason is a classic fit for the Raiders' style of play."

Tom Cable had already said that he would go with the hot hand, but alluded to the idea that the decision was not final.

Last week, Cable told the media, "We know who our quarterback is," in reference to Bruce Gradkowski earning his starting job after he gets healthy.

Al Davis must have feared that he may not get his way.

"I really haven't wavered, but I do have a belief in me about when you're dealing it and you got the hot hand, and things are going in the right direction for your football team, why would you make a change?" Cable said.

So why did Al Davis find it necessary to drop his opinion when Cable conceded a Campbell start with his "going with the hot hand" comment?


Al Davis doesn't care what a coach says. He gets his way, whether it's already been agreed upon, or whether he's the only person on the planet to understand his train of thought. 

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