I originally bought the whole "Jim Plunkett" thing when Davis sold it to me. Then after a couple off listless games including the 10.7 rating against the 49ers, I was done.
Campbell has since posted ratings of 120 and up twice in a row.
That includes Sunday's 15-27, for 310 yards, with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions. I really wonder what head coach Tom Cable is thinking by announcing Bruce Gradkowski as the starter after the game.
Campbell just won two in a row as a starter and is the first Raider quarterback to win a start. The man is finally learning the system along with the players and threw dimes between defenders on Sunday.
He even showed some pocket awareness as he slid around a bit to get on of those dimes off.
Campbell did get a little lucky with the play running back Michael Bush made on a Jacoby For drop. However, that evened things out from a dime that he threw to Nick Miller that hit him in the face mask.
Many call Campbell "Captain Checkdown" but that's not bad because deep balls aren't always open. On top of that, the Raider's best offensive weapons are running backs Darren McFadden, the aforementioned Reece, and tight end Zach Miller.
But Campbell now uses that big arm to go deep and the results have been great. It's been good times since the day the Raider coaches told Campbell to "cut it loose."
I hope Davis doesn't let Cable ruin a good thing now.