According to our latest Whispers from around the AFC, the Raiders surprised many by not selecting a young passer in the 2011 NFL draft, instead choosing to stick with veteran QB Jason Campbell.
In past years, the Raiders have traded draft picks for players. That won't be an option this year, so the team's draft strategy will need to change.
Jason Campbell threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to Marcel Reece and Jacoby Ford scored on a 71-yard run to help the Raiders overcome Tim Tebow's two long touchdowns in his first career start and beat the Broncos 39-23 Sunday.
David Garrard threw three touchdown passes, Maurice Jones-Drew and Rashad Jennings each topped 100 yards rushing and the Jaguars beat the Raiders 38-31 Sunday in a wild game that featured six touchdowns of at least 30 yards.
Jason Campbell ran for one touchdown and threw for another, Darren McFadden ran for 97 yards and a TD, and the Raiders took advantage of more mistakes by the Chargers to stun San Diego 28-13 on Sunday.
With Bruce Gradkowski out of the picture, Jason Campbell has a chance to prove to the Raiders that he is worth committing to as their starting quarterback beyond this season.
With QB Bruce Gradkowski sidelined by a separated shoulder, Jason Campbell has been reinstalled as the team's starting quarterback for Sunday's key AFC West game against the Chargers.
Raiders QB Bruce Gradkowski's season could be over after he reinjured his shoulder in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.
The Raiders will reportedly start Bruce Gradkowski at quarterback over Jason Campbell for their Week 12 game against the Dolphins.
Despite replacing Jason Campbell with Bruce Gradkowski in Sunday's 35-3 loss to the Steelers, Raiders head coach Tom Cable said Campbell will remain the team's starting quarterback.
The Raiders' QB situation could become an issue again for Tom Cable with one bad outing by Jason Campbell in the midst of a tight race for the AFC West title.
Raiders head coach Tom Cable had said Bruce Gradkowski would be his starter once he's healthy, but Monday he said he's leaning toward sticking with Jason Campbell after the bye.
Jason Campbell threw a 47-yard pass to rookie Jacoby Ford in overtime to set up a 33-yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski that gave the Oakland Raiders their biggest win in eight years, a 23-20 victory over the AFC West-leading ...
Raiders head coach Tom Cable has announced that QB Jason Campbell will start on Sunday, as Bruce Gradkowski is still out with a shoulder injury.
Raiders head coach Tom Cable said Bruce Gradkowski is still his No. 1 quarterback on Sunday, even though Jason Campbell has been playing much better.