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Campbell: It’s never a dull moment with Hue Jackson

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Firing Tom Cable wasn’t a popular move among a lot of Raiders players, but hiring Hue Jackson should smooth things over.

Jason Campbell joined PFT Live Tuesday and was excited with what Jackson will bring to the table.

“He’s a very energetic coach, very competitive, he’s fiery . . . never a dull moment,” Campbell told Florio.

For Campbell, the move could provide a career boost.  Cable seemed to prefer Bruce Gradkowski and that could have been a factor in Cable’s removal.  It’s a big year for Campbell, who wants to establish himself as the long-term answer in Oakland rather than someone whose status is questioned each year.

To see Campbell’s entire interview,  head over to the PFT Live homepage.  Or download the show on iTunes.

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19 Responses to “Campbell: It’s never a dull moment with Hue Jackson”
  1. joetoronto says: May 10, 2011 5:49 PM

    Maybe Jackson can keep Campbell from looking like he’s in a coma.

    That would be nice.

  2. beastofeden says: May 10, 2011 5:53 PM

    Jason Hesitation…Folds under pressure, takes forever to make reads, loves getting sacked

  3. duanethomas says: May 10, 2011 6:08 PM

    I can only imagine what happens on a day to day basis in the Raider organization. Never a dull moment is right. I especially enjoy seeing them roll out Al Davis for his once a year press conference. Al is a legend but he should do a live radio feed not televised anymore. Go Raiders….LoL.

  4. chargerbar says: May 10, 2011 6:13 PM

    I’d love to make a snide crack about Jason Campbell, but he beat the Chargers twice last season. So I’m zipping for now, until the Chargers sweep the Raiders again this season.

  5. jgrange says: May 10, 2011 6:18 PM

    I think any normal human being would struggle to make reads when they have never had the same offensive system 2 years in a row. Arm chair GMs. Gotta love ‘em. Let’s judge Campbell by his work this year in the same offense he had last year which he has never had since high school. If he doesn’t improve then I will criticize him. He had a winning record as a starter last year and Cable pulling him for Grads pretty much derailed the season.

  6. dwight123 says: May 10, 2011 6:35 PM

    Its ok Jason,we know what you were trying to say,translation–”never a dull moment,here in the hood”

  7. p4hbiz says: May 10, 2011 7:09 PM

    7-5 as a Starter in 2010 is all I know.. The rest of the BS said above is.. Well “BS” if you only read about the Raiders or only be force fed the garbage Raider Haters post on this site.

    Than you wouldn’t know how important Cambell was last year to this franchise.

    If the coach wouldn’t have black balled him with Gradowski those 4 games we would have been in the playoff’s.. We only needed 1 or two wins.

    GO RAIDERS!!!

  8. JSpicoli says: May 10, 2011 7:11 PM

    Campbell looked a lot better the second half of last season. As long as he avoids the 10 mile stare, he does well.

  9. trbowman says: May 10, 2011 7:47 PM

    Common misconception that Jackson doesn’t like Grad. Jackson was the one who wanted to make the move from Campbell to Grad at halftime of the Rams game. Additionally, Hue reportedly persuaded Cable to start Grad against the Dolphins.

    Al prefers Campbell so that’s where they are going, but it isn’t that Jackson dislikes Grad. Grad is a good QB just not a good fit for Jackson’s offense

  10. autumnwind999 says: May 10, 2011 8:15 PM

    Grads > Campbell.

    Campbell only won when our rushing attack and D dominated the game and all he was asked to do was throw a few dump-offs and screen passes. Grads brought us back to win vs. the Rams. If Janikowski doesn’t miss a chip shot vs. Arizona we win that game. He almost engineered a game-tying drive vs. Houston but it fell short because of a dropped pass. No matter how you look at it the passing attack was much better with Grads under center than with Campbell.

  11. boknowsvt says: May 10, 2011 8:16 PM

    Cable seemed to prefer Bruce Gradkowski and that could have been a factor in Cable’s removal

    The only thing that factored into Cable’s removal was the fact that he was a lousy coach. Any offensive success that the Raiders achieved last season is directly related to the hiring of Hue Jackson as OC. He switched the blocking scheme from a zone system to a power scheme that took advantage of McFadden’s skills. Any Raider fan knows this.

  12. autumnwind999 says: May 10, 2011 8:19 PM

    Go back and look at the Titans, Steelers, 49ers and first half of the Rams games where Campbell was a complete flop.

    I hope we sign Vince Young.

  13. radrntn says: May 10, 2011 8:28 PM

    @JSpicoli says: Campbell looked a lot better the second half of last season.

    That is because the o-line played a lot better as season went along, veldheer was better at tackle then center, satele sucked mid season, carlise sucked all season, cambell was finally named the qb after bruce sucked, and jacoby ford came alive….as with any team youth took time to gel.

  14. beastofeden says: May 10, 2011 9:00 PM

    “I think any normal human being would struggle to make reads when they have never had the same offensive system 2 years in a row. Arm chair GMs. Gotta love ‘em. Let’s judge Campbell by his work this year in the same offense he had last year which he has never had since high school. ”

    Hmmmmm. Jason Campbell was a first round draft pick. He has not lived up to it. Not by any means. He’s been in the NFL 6 years, 0 trips to the playoffs (That was all todd collins in Washington). Jason is a professional, so the arguement that he “has never had the same offensive system 2 years in a row” is hogwash. His brain must be as slow as his feet if you can’t learn from his mistakes 6 years and counting.

    I’m a Redskins fan. I watched him choke up games, throw INT’s, have about 3 fourth QTR comebacks, and never demostarte leadership qualities for four seasons.

    He is not what you want Raider fans. He is false hope.

  15. skeeter1970 says: May 10, 2011 10:52 PM

    Wake me up when the Raiders become relevant again. Yawn.

  16. skins359 says: May 11, 2011 1:59 AM

    “Man with Cable gone now we won’t be able to beat our wives and girlfriends.”

    Is that what they meant by players being upset over Tom Cables firing?

  17. jgrange says: May 11, 2011 5:05 AM

    Oh excuse me, beastofeden, I guess you never had a job you didn’t like? You must live a life of luxury and every job you held was filled with pure ecstasy. Every professional likes consistency in knowing what their job responsibilities are and if it’s constantly changing without you having any say and you can still perform above and beyond what is expected of you then I will commend you. Otherwise, you’re just another arm chair GM who throws stones while living in a glass house.

  18. joetoronto says: May 11, 2011 5:42 AM

    skeeter1970 says: May 10, 2011 10:52 PM

    Wake me up when the Raiders become relevant again. Yawn.
    **************************************************
    If the Raiders aren’t “relevant”, why do you run around and post in all the Raider threads?

    Loser.

  19. aldaviz says: May 11, 2011 10:30 AM

    Mark this down, the Raiders will win at least 10 games this year. J.Campbell came on strong when he got consistent playing time, as did the rest of the offense. You cannot overlook the 6-0 record against the AFC West, most of which, will field the same team this coming year. Playing under a coach that understands more than just the O-Line will definitley aid the cause, and to have a QB playing under the same offensive scheme 2 years in a row sounds like a Winner to me! Let’s go Oakland!

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