7.28: Paul Gutierrez talks Raiders with Kate Longworth
Paul Gutierrez and Kate Longworth break down Tom Cable's first press conference of Raiders training camp.
And bring in public here at the covered the Raiders for years -- covering ended here for the Sacramento beat and poly or just talking about. Tom cable certainly seem real lack. Today at the podium and he made it clear that absolutely this film like this team would you agree with quite often and yet I -- -- -- mean especially where he's put his stamp on on everything -- gonna do -- the four straight days of two days though passive aggressive not contact drills so. He's definitely this is his team he he's able to molded in his image and we all know who the boss relief still -- but the the fact of the matter is. He still the coach he was stripped of some of his duties which is fine. But but he's the coach and he's gonna do with what he wants. And speaking and that do you think Al Davis will be this mean his brain that I. Was and I wrote about this today I mean it it definitely seemed like it. Like he's lost a kicker too -- his fastball early on I mean it -- seem like like Tom cable is gonna be gone but he's back and he's he's. Giving him the opportunity to stay around and and a it's still -- team I mean I had to really think about this offseason was look at all the press releases that came out an epic. So yes Al Davis is still running the show but but he's -- the Rangers a little bit more maintenance that's going to be a positive thing for the. And that is one of -- five point you talked about today at beating integrators -- the questions that need to be answered. Won -- and being deep in Campbell today Cabell talked about. What -- -- professional he has the leadership keeper by not picking -- littered the street it would mark yet there is Campbell rigidity and you have for the. You know the thing with him is he's not spectacular but he steady and at this stage where the Raiders are in their their growth cycle rebuilding that's exactly what they need a professional back there and every year you know Jason Campbell has been in similar dysfunction in Washington plane. -- behind many would say is is a -- some owner behind a leaky offensive line yet. You never really questioned his professionalism and to be able to come here and start fresh -- -- exactly what he needs. And he throws a pretty ball. He's a stand in the pocket for a that extra second take that -- to get forward needs to be. And he's mobile enough that he can cover up. Armed whatever happens with the offensive line outside I think it's an upgrade its huge appear from Marcus but then again as there today you -- I would be an upgrade from jamarcus. I Ike project now run -- right. And not about Campbell often and DH -- here and and only now. You'd think he admitted he out there and Lee. A premier receiver. He looks like a different guy and it's not just because he changed his uniform number from 1285 I mean. He's got a little thicker he's got. -- without losing that world class -- I mean we Nissan and a TA days and and and mini camp I mean he he looked phenomenal I think granted it was against the second string defensive backfield of the Raiders but there's a chip on the shoulder that he didn't have last year so I'm. I don't know if excited is the right word but I'm cautiously optimistic to see that that you know he's he's got that -- he's maybe something a little bit more befitting of -- first round draft pick. Out on the field tomorrow do you expect on LB they get this deal done. The death that's what you -- and and it's gonna happen but ultimately it all kind of depends on what Sam Bradford doesn't the Rams the number one overall pick because once he signs then everything kind of falls in the plays because then that's all the agents involved -- we'll you have this much. And we were -- this percentage -- less and so on and so forth and it's like that old. -- -- utility friends on -- on once that first guy signs and it kind of breaks out from there. At the rest that the rookie class that you expect to make a difference that for the greater I think Lamarr Houston has got just that. That just enough nasty and and down on the defensive line meaning they drafted him months -- from McLean who can be unite as a generator friends that he he reminds me a lot of that that 49ers middle linebacker when -- -- his name. But. Adding those two guys. For the run defense especially that's what he drafted on the first two picks on defense and guys can -- the run on. And he says and a lot of fights that here in in training camp and Inca Houston's going to be right in middle. And let's talk about -- -- -- today cable cannot say and after about him he shows up with the rookies not only showed up with them on their Batman. Leading them off the lake what that same kind of Tony each and that. Well whether it was PR lawyer not mean it was brilliant I mean even if it wasn't PR move and he's going the first guy off the bus with all the rookies in the known names of the guys trying to latch on make a career himself. The fact that we hadn't spoken we hadn't seen him since the season Ender against them Baltimore so he shows up he's ready to go he says all the right things and that's what you want. Again with a PR move or not that's what you want a veteran guy like that to do and for him to show like that especially in the franchise player. With that tag and -- can't get -- can ask anything about it and. -- that this isn't eating -- team that let -- -- did you not improve that and how much pressure on him to do I'm hoping as any pressure on him at all I think the pressure was last year on you know in the bag with a lot of people don't wanna talk about as -- may not be -- next year. So you're basically playing with house money this year not my favorite Tom -- quote -- we're going after the AFC west and what they -- pick somebody to win -- to the Chargers. Lest you bet because it doesn't work that way so that's what you wanna hear that's the positive atmosphere that he's kind of Foster around here now. He can take it a negative news report to come out the next week or so but for the first they can't that's what you expected that's what you hope for and and you really can't -- more. That at that championship attainable your prediction for this Raiders team I think realistically eight Nate is a good thing to shoot four. The Chargers they could come back down on that. Right now I I like the Raiders finishing in second place in the division I don't know if winning the division it is is likely but I like the fact that -- -- -- for that so you generally don't that I. Apparently the best thing about training camp we can now focus on what went on the field for the Raiders. And obviously Tom -- happy to do that put that off season behind them and officially and you even is underway here nap that's. The look at it now back to this studio -- keep covering being here all throughout the day is the market on fourth at center on the at that Bay Area at.