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Al Davis says Campbell Reminds him of Plunkett

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by RM24, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. RM24

    RM24 BoltTalker

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp10/news/story?id=5454583

    The Oakland Raiders have endured seven straight seasons of 10 or more losses. Owner Al Davis, however, said Tuesday in a rare radio interview that he believes the 2010 team will end that slump.

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    "I really liken this team a great deal to the team of 1980, in which the great Jim Plunkett pulled us out of the doldrums, took us to the Super Bowl as a wild card, and we had so many great players who eventually made their way into the Hall of Fame," Davis said in an interview with Sirius NFL Radio. :icon_eek:

    He said he sees some Plunkett in Jason Campbell, his new starting quarterback.

    "I see this young Jason Campbell as a football player like I saw Jim Plunkett. He has everything. He was 13-0 in college, at Auburn, he can throw up the field, he can run, he's big, he's smart," Davis said. "I really predict great things for him. I hope he doesn't let me down. I don't think he will."

    Plunkett led the Raiders to two Super Bowl victories and was named the Super Bowl MVP in 1980.

    Campbell, acquired in a trade with the Washington Redskins in the offseason, started 52 games for Washington since being a first-round pick in 2005. He has thrown for 55 touchdowns, 38 interceptions and has a passer rating of 82.3 in his career.

    He is coming off his best season, completing 64.5 percent of his passes with 20 touchdowns, 15 interceptions and a passer rating of 86.4. But the Redskins went 4-12 last season.

    Davis specifically mentioned new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson as another reason he believes the Raiders will turn things around this season.

    Jackson helped Joe Flacco make it to the playoffs in his first two seasons in the NFL with the Ravens and also worked with Carson Palmer as the offensive coordinator at USC.

    "We have a bright new young offensive coordinator in Hue Jackson, and I just have great hopes for this young team," Davis said. "It's a very young team, but I do have hopes for it."
     
  2. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    foolishness... :lol:
     
  3. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Everyone knows Al has been dead since before this year's draft. Otherwise they would not have taken McClain... and cut Jamarcus.

    Nice try though.

    I wonder where they keep him?
     
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  5. RM24

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    Only if thier OL resembles the one Plunkett had and they have Marcus Allen in the backfield. Campell will just end up being a smaller version of Russell. Half the size of Russell.
     
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    Cheapseats Loud, proud Charger fan

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    Campbell reminds Crazy Al of Plunkett...OK, let's see:
    Carbon - based life form.....check
    Bipedal .....check
    Has a pulse.....check
    Wears the silver and blech....check

    I guess he is on to something (...or on something!) here.
     
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  9. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    No pressure there Campbell, sure you've never amounted to anything but now your expected to be as good as one of the raider elite
    have fun
     
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    Al Davis says porridge reminds him of filet mignon.
     
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