Oakland Raiders: What Can We Expect from the Offense in 2010?

The biggest addition by subtraction was the release of JaMarcus Russell. Russell was a cancer to this team. Looking back to the Jets game, it was one of the worst performances by a quarterback I've ever had the misfortune to watch. But enough about Russell.


Scouting Report

This is Jason Campbell's team. If you look at his numbers last season, they were actually fairly solid. The former first-round pick threw for 3,500 passing yards and 20 touchdowns.

Trust me, his numbers could have been much better. He was destroyed all season by that Washington offensive line. While I was watching tape of the infamous New York Giant game in Week 15, I came to one conclusion.

No one, and I mean no one, would have had a chance playing quarterback for that Redskin team last season. Osi Umenoiyra massacred Levi Brown (and therefore, Campbell) almost every single play that first half.

When Campbell isn't on the ground, the Auburn product has shown fantastic tools that a QB needs to have to be successful. Campbell is mobile, has solid mechanics, and is a solid leader.

Campbell was also miscast in Washington the past couple of seasons. He isn't a West Coast quarterback. He is much more suited for the vertical passing game than the offense he had to go through last season.

The only thing that really peeves me about him is that he checks down far too often.

I can see why the former first rounder had his detractors in that department. Campbell is a safe quarterback. On 3rd-and-15, he likely won't try to throw for the first down. He will play it safe and go with the tight end or running back on an underneath route. That's just the way he is wired.

Another concern I have about Campbell is fumbling. In the last three seasons, he has had 33 fumbles. While I did point out that his offensive line has been awful, 33 fumbles is not taking care of the football, regardless ...

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