7.30: Chronicle Live: 1-on-1 with Jason Campbell
Greg Papa sits down with Jason Campell after he was recently named Oakland's starting quarterback.
The on different moderator. You know as a raider nation back here and he -- the fans really want to win and a know he's special good win this year and and do something -- turn it around because you know their hunger for. He -- -- devolve go left right forward Corey isn't going to be great easier we -- duties that we know maybe not an -- Colombo frighten them a bit frightening to us in a 1016 game season -- task at -- and anything on your past you can't feel like -- -- -- failure though you can't you so bad thing you've got so yet try to keep an even keel throughout the season. And Jason Campbell's been criticized in his past for being a little bit too even keel a little bit low key in the huddle but at age 28 now entering his -- here. In the NFL he has a steely eyed determination to really begin at. His NFL career a new with his new team and I dropped by at -- today. And I pulled aside the new leader of the raiders' offense Jason Campbell latest tonight's chronicle conversation subject and I asked him what it meant to him. To be told on Monday and he told the entire world -- top -- stated that he is the Raiders. Starting quarterback in 2010. We -- -- -- more so you know putting guys around me you know my teammates we're out there competing together and -- notre leader -- At Santa you know yet it did get a feel for each other. You know two days in training tells all about chemistry and you know they got yet to be an idea ribs and a trying to trying to build a build chemistry with boo the other guys that we are receiver and and and you know getting two with officer alas we can't hear each other calls and who's Chevis Jackson. Office is all about communications. The more you can get the reps together since imported. Just from the trade went down Bruce Allen who we know well he was here with the Raiders for many years Cameron out and said -- compensation was what we wanted fourth round draft pick. And Jason a lot of the go to the Raiders to new reds can GMs have stated. Why what what did you wanna come to -- team that won here in seven years so why. Why was the Raiders your choice of destination. Well honestly. They've made the trades you know. I to have any influence anything on their -- -- wanted to know what I want to do you know -- said before everything even before McNabb became DC. Was out -- -- quarterback in DC you know -- work hard and you know gear for another year. And -- the trade happened then and they bring a -- airmen have been you know I mean there's more and different a different direction so I knew I was on the plan there he knows -- after they have been so I didn't know were -- long ago -- the Raiders who is in the midst that they was offensive system so a lot of teams and they're paying him. If they matter where -- -- husband had to a given kind of sit work hard and you know kind of come generators which can be a really good situation because for a young football team in. Did you know you feel like a veteran here you know I was awash -- -- count of the young guys trying to fit in with voting yes. But here. I feel like you know look how veteran and at same time. This is this -- because we can grow together with a young group would guess that means him completely go for. For that reason. Did your leadership skills come out more different ways and and Clinton Portis. Think Clinton's a strange guy -- whether he came out said you know Jason's too quiet in the huddle he's not a great leader. But are you gonna be a different guy now -- hear your organize a line a lot of team activities trying to get the guys together now that you're older you're on your new team at. Do you feel like your your true personality as a pro could emerge now. In there one though Puerto sit there a lot of team they shot Vick get him. You know McCarthy knew there wasn't a true statement and -- is even called me up the -- you see if that. They called me talk to me for life 23 and me say this wasn't what are trying to say. He's have tested H -- put too much on you and us that they and other guys just say some of the load -- -- leaders and you know he's trying to. -- correct the problem he says wasted no particularly out of contents and and ran with it then knife column and apologize. Because -- get a little -- you know we're Cora tried to your -- across we can at all he suppose to talk. You know now I don't try to do fate token justice you know -- lucky Dolan no no you know you can tell he's supposed to tell you. You know you lead by example in all they want that Tennessee's size they duties do -- And he did it you know -- could have the working and they're not doing himself you know you gotta be an example leader also and so you know it's coming here and you know. Off the field I think Revere reported big guys you know each other. As much in life is whether the football because there was no can grow together. You've been through a lot junior young NFL -- went through coordinator a year I think all back even -- -- days it did Auburn University. So tell me about stylistically. The system you're in -- Washington because it was radically different when coach Gibbs drafted you was more power running downhill pull on the guard. Power play deep passing and -- coach horn comes in and it's more the pure. West Coast passing to talk about that adjustment and what what skill sets appreciate your game better suited for. Just like every year you know. Based on assistance in. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- you have seen for part time decision get accustomed to once you know seeing that he has turned on you again you have the flip learn all over again is just life. Being on -- job for so long wants you know some of them B yes story that over there's been out there for me for the last two years since college at an earlier time you give. -- comfortable and you going to do note. It turns over again you know he -- and they got a start start back over. So but I try to do is just found out he's got good tweaks and changes to bid on tape from one offense and if this office and found similarities. Say -- me learn a playbook and have me not having they're free to his model fundamentals. You know the Raiders a less company year's event more West Coast I would say with Paul -- and Tom cable they bring and you Jackson this year it seems like we're gonna see less of the zone blocking scheme more power running more deep shots now. Your skill set to me let me just throw aside and you're a big strong quarterback. And it seems like the West Coast -- where he got to get it out quick in the release has got to be quick is some you can do but. I'd rather see you stand -- the pocket and control the ball down the field so what we're kind of offense would you like to begin Democrat offense will UBS. But -- season who we do a lot of different pains -- knowledge of the West Coast system our -- have a name. You know pride we try to do we can't detected defense. Strong running game great play action and he was still hasn't quick game winner also lists any time I think we try to do different pains whatever defense presents itself is what we're trying to -- so. That's the positive about his office we're not limited to just right. Once style. And -- -- you can do multiple things. One of the things the Raiders like very much about you studying film as you like to go to the tight end and -- -- Chris Cooley is a tremendous weapon and -- that young receiver out of USC came into the coliseum last year scored a a couple of touchdowns on the Raiders last year and you've got a good one here. In in Zach Miller talk about Zach vis a vis Chris Cooley and what is it about the tight end because the Raiders need to use him more the red zone to get in the end -- what is it about the tight end that's been stronger your game. Well you know you always try to front again as you very comparable -- you know please bring down our you know -- quick decision. And you know you always go -- as good as -- committed ability on his messed up against linebackers and you know I think Chris Kluwe is outstanding and -- -- McCain I'd -- -- Ginn open -- game that he shouted to his fridge Davis and you're afraid Davis tourney came. And he had -- warp speed and you know he's making even even. Great players also so and they are coming here and I got Zack Miller they look exactly ability. That he knows how to run routes and he does a good -- present themselves to get open. And when you become comfortable with a guy like -- couldn't be trusted and we interest to got to get open and make things happen. They try to give the ball as much as possible and in that don't win. How much your other weapons in the passing game here. -- the -- much today they're gonna take it easy on that foot but. You got a late mini camp began Louis Murphy and and talk about DH be watching you during that they OTAs in the mini camps and seems like you're trying to feed 85 the football -- You know targeted by a ball and you know way to has tremendous speed. You know he's been -- an outstanding job of staying out apprentice gets a lot of balls from the jug machine. Even catch a ball from quarterback just given them time and thing you know he's he's got opportunity ever really good year and economic side Foreman. And I believe he gets the job done and Saint Louis Murphy another big young receiver did. But practice or run good routes and -- he's very competitive I Lewis plays when his chip on the shoulder and you know you like fit -- makes the yes shipments. Who's a very talent gap and you know just so we give him that's a 100%. He's different will be in there make some big plays for us and you tell through those big guys together it was Greg Miller and you know you have interpreted pretty good young. Young core this -- grow together and hopefully aggressive behavior for. But it's -- -- back in Clinton Portis thousand yards almost every year in Washington and I what do you see from from -- Michael Bush and Darren McFadden. But fed is quick -- -- he's very speedy he's very fast and quick and you know -- him a hole and given to the safety you don't wanna I wanna I think he has -- -- has -- to make -- move and and take a sixty yard you know touchdown run. No because he has the speed could do it. Bush is more like your power gap you know he's going get up and carries them bounce off tackles and he's going know DT actually yours and and things like that and -- we had a rock cartwright also Barack -- -- -- Washington and raucous he's a small guy that same time Iraq severe competitive he always plays with a far on their men. -- -- those protestors drew and you know he -- be a good good Graffanino you know learn from because he's been in relief for eight years now. He's smaller that I thought watching them play in Washington played big -- you guys use him at fullback a little bit more about. A flat back you see a guy we'll see on third down released into the -- bigger check down for your erupted in the kitchen back in those close McFadden and you know what they let Obama fan is his hands notification can run -- by the receiver Andy's brain rock in the game and Rockets the Galaxy knows his petitions that he still. India and -- and just bought a better feel. He made a lot of big plays -- -- on third downs last year Washington in those reporters and those reporters have been as they get hurt and it was and you know he came in -- -- world. I'd lastly it's always did germanic change for got to get traded for the first time in his career go to a brand new career you're here in Napa. They got home -- -- -- inject Clemens -- you you kind of acclimated -- to me in any steak guy out of Oakland raider. Did you have acclimated. You know get moved in. That's the main thing is -- moving inning Indians subtle message toughest part about moving. Being here it is beautiful weather and they can't beat you signify lady and no humidity there right now on the East Coast a momma colonies as a hundred and it's hot -- in any case it has found importance and over here. This is broad based training camps in early from Boston look you don't know -- you have to drive anywhere especially here you won't cross screen you practice. Any play football. And it's like this every day like welcome to California and welcome to the very predicted an agent but I do think you.