Jason Campbell and the Oakland Raiders Are Headed Into Another Black Hole

What was billed as the “Battle of the Bay”, between the 0-5 San Francisco 49ers and the 2-3 Oakland Raiders Sunday at Candlestick Park, ultimately ended up looking more like the “Toilet Bowl”.  Yes, in a game that looked like neither team truly wanted to win (with a combined 14 total punts), the overrated and underachieving 49ers walked away with an improbable 17-9 win and their first win of the season. 

Seriously, what did you really expect, Raiders fans?  In what was one of, if not, the worst efforts the Raiders have put forth in recent memory (and yes that is a large memory), the Raiders did everything possible to not win the game.  Unfortunately, much maligned quarterback Jason Campbell will take the brunt of the criticism, and deservedly so.  But the blame does not lie squarely on Campbell’s shoulders.   

No, there is plenty to go around for all of those associated with the Silver and Black.

Jason Campbell was supposed to hold some of the same qualities as former Raider QB and Super Bowl 15 MVP Jim Plunkett.  Of course, this is according to Oakland Raiders majority owner Al Davis.  In all honesty, Campbell looks to have the same indecisive look as Aaron Brooks and lack of passing touch like Kerry Collins.  It was these traits that ended both quarterbacks run as signal callers for “The Raider Nation”. 

Ironically, it was Campbell’s game stats, 8-21 for 83 yards and two interceptions, that reminded Raider fans of another Raider quarterback.  Paging Mr. Russel, paging Mr. JaMarcus Russel!!

It was Campbell’s lack of "Touch” that ended the Raiders late fourth quarter drive, when a short pass was rocketed to receiver Jacoby Fords hands and ended up in the possession of 49er linebacker Takeo Spikes.  The interception, Campbell’s second of the day, ended the Raiders' chance of scor...

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