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#1 Mango

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:31 PM

He's not getting too much mention around here as a FA QB. The facts are Flacco won't hit the market, Alex Smith is a game manager at best, and Tavaris was horrendous in Minnesota for years.  A 40 year old Favre put them in the NFC Championship game, while Tavaris couldn't average close to 200 yards per game through the air.

I would kick the tires on this. Get one of these QBs in the 2nd or 3rd. I like Manuel in the 3rd. Then if you are in a position to grab a guy next year you are free to do so.  Worst case either Manuel or Campbell work out.

#2 Mark Vader

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:39 PM

Why not?

I thought he was greatly underappreciated with the Raiders. Wouldn't hurt to give him a look.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

I'll pass.

#4 JPPT1974

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

That would bring also veteran experience!

#5 Mango

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:46 PM

View PostJoaquin1119, on 26 January 2013 - 02:40 PM, said:

I'll pass.

Why? What's the solution. Nassib at 8? I think we need a stop gap, Fitz may be able to do that job, maybe not. We need to grab a guy this year to develope and/or next year to be THE GUY. Campbell would be a tremendous stop gap

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

Ya Campbell he'll fix things, keep Fitzpatrick and add another target for him

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

I want to start ordering psychological profiles or commissioning academic studies on the posters who start the Jason Campbell threads every single offseason.  I am convinced that the Jason Campbell threads might be a gateway to unlocking the mysteries of human nature.  I suspect it's the same crowd who have since retired from the "sign Jeff Garcia" threads but I'd like to test that out as well.

Edited by Coach Tuesday, 26 January 2013 - 03:12 PM.


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:10 PM

View PostCardinalScotts, on 26 January 2013 - 03:02 PM, said:

Ya Campbell he'll fix things, keep Fitzpatrick and add another target for him

Yea his 76 TD's and 52 interceptions and 60.9 career completion percentage,sure would suck up the place.

Edited by mob16151, 26 January 2013 - 03:11 PM.


#9 Thirty Year Fan

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

View PostCoach Tuesday, on 26 January 2013 - 03:09 PM, said:

I want to start ordering psychological profiles or commissioning academic studies on the posters who start the Jason Campbell threads every single offseason.  I am convinced that the Jason Campbell threads might be a gateway to unlocking the mysteries of human nature.  I suspect it's the same crowd who have since retired from the "sign Jeff Garcia" threads but I'd like to test that out as well.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:19 PM

Good call Mango! I'd like to solidify the Oline and draft Fisher or Joeckel at 8. If I could move back in the draft and pick up another 2nd or 3rd, I'd grab Lane Johnson from Okla later in the 1st. If neither of the linemen are available I'd take Te'o at 8.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:19 PM

View PostCardinalScotts, on 26 January 2013 - 03:02 PM, said:

Ya Campbell he'll fix things, keep Fitzpatrick and add another target for him
Please no.  I would much rather have Jason Campbell than another year of Fitz.  Campbell can run the read option and has a better arm than Fitz.  Why would you want to suffer through another season with someone who has so clearly demonstrated that he just cannot get the job done?

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

View PostCoach Tuesday, on 26 January 2013 - 03:09 PM, said:

I want to start ordering psychological profiles or commissioning academic studies on the posters who start the Jason Campbell threads every single offseason.  I am convinced that the Jason Campbell threads might be a gateway to unlocking the mysteries of human nature.  I suspect it's the same crowd who have since retired from the "sign Jeff Garcia" threads but I'd like to test that out as well.

I'm saying if we are bent on shipping Fitz out and need another veteran he is the best option. He's better then Smith And Tavaris.  I don't think he is the solution. Just a stop gap while we groom the future. By no means is he the savior of the franchise. Just spit balling ideas.  Without wasting a draft pick on a bad Alex Smith, this seems like a good option.

What's your big idea?

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:22 PM

I agree. He'd come cheap, is better than fitz, has a strong arm, he's mobile and has experience.  Makes sense to me.  If I thought we could get a stud qb in this years draft, maybe not so much.  I just don't like the QBs in the draft other than geno.  Sign Campbell and draft Manuel or Dysert in the 3rd if ones available.  Look to draft a QB in the first next year, where there's some real potential.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

Campbell is another one of those "keep the seat warm" options I wouldn't mind. My 3 favorites are Alex smith, Campbell and Matt Moore (likely in that order). They could all do what I hoped fitz was - keep us competitive while a young. High upside guy tries to unseat them, or be a reliable top of the league backup

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

I'd kick the tires for sure.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

Jason Campbell is one of the most underrated QB's in the league. He should have been the starting QB for the Raiders this year. They were so stupid to dump him after he got hurt. I would have taken Campbell over Fitz in a heartbeat. I would all be for signing him.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:41 PM

View PostBuffaloBillsForever, on 26 January 2013 - 03:33 PM, said:

Jason Campbell is one of the most underrated QB's in the league. He should have been the starting QB for the Raiders this year. They were so stupid to dump him after he got hurt. I would have taken Campbell over Fitz in a heartbeat. I would all be for signing him.
I'd take him over fritz any day. Your statement on the raiders dumping him ( bad move) and the outrageous palmer trade, got the HC fired. he was OK before his injury with the raiders.

#18 Ryan L Billz

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

View PostCardinalScotts, on 26 January 2013 - 03:02 PM, said:

Ya Campbell he'll fix things, keep Fitzpatrick and add another target for him

how you continue to act like fitz is better than any qb not named Cassell or Tebow is amusing.  jason campbell was playing well for the raiders pre injury FWIW.

campbell over fitz easily if its up to me.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:50 PM

View PostBest Player Available, on 26 January 2013 - 03:41 PM, said:

I'd take him over fritz any day. Your statement on the raiders dumping him ( bad move) and the outrageous palmer trade, got the HC fired. he was OK before his injury with the raiders.

He was playing great football his last year with Raiders. He was about to lead them to the playoffs before he got hurt. During a broadcast that year they were talking about how statistically he improved each year as starter IIRC beggining with the Skins. Keep in mind, historically, Campbell has played on bad teams. I believe he is better than the sum.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

You can't just say let's draft a QB next year.  The chances of winning 5 or more games are too great and that puts you out of the running.   I do recognize that if Fitz gets cut we are quarterbackless,  and Campbell could work.  But we need to perform due diligence and pick a QB this year to be our future.