I became a Raider fan in 2009, after a lifetime of ignoring sports. Some say it was the worst time ever to join up. Jamarcus was QB. It was a horrible time. I don’t need to go into it.
But Jason Campbell came in 2010. And suddenly we had a whole new team. A committed, intelligent leader. A good football player. Tough, smart, could scramble for a few yards, and throw downfield when needed to keep defense honest. His play action was amazing. Combined with new OC Hue Jackson, and an amazing run game, this team started to win some games!
Jason earned our trust and our gratitude. He saved us from Jamarcus and he brought some dignity back to a team that was beat down. A leader to rally behind and a good face for the franchise. We all owe thanks to Jason and he will ALWAYS be a Raider in my eyes!!!
If you told me at the end of last season Al would be dead, Jason in the hospital, our top draft picks spent, we lost 28-0 to the Chiefs, and yet still we were 4-3 I would have been in a state of shock!
And yet, somehow, this insane roller coaster is just life as a Raider fan. Every week something hits the fan. And yet Hue keeps betting everything that we can do this. And they CAN!!!
Last year Jason led us to DOMINATING the AFC West. Without him leading us this team is in shambles. Can new guy Carson Palmer take over with such short notice?
Is Hue a sheer genius or a megalomaniac madman?
I do not know. Yet.
But this team is NOT done yet…. The playoffs are in sight and our enemies are falling all over themselves to give up the division…
I want Jason Campbell to get healthy and stay with this team. His injury is PROOF that we need a good back up QB. Boller showed us that, unfortunately. And he is one broken bone away from being the starter all over again.
Imagine having 2 decent QB’s on the same team!!?? No MORE Boller!!!!!!!! Let’s think outside the box and keep Jason Campbell with the Raiders !!!!
I want to see him to hoist the trophy in honor of Al….