Why Jason Campbell Will Return Oakland Raiders to Legitimacy

April 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Okay, so perhaps we in Raider Nation have merely had our hopes inflated this past weekend.
Merely because Al Davis did not take that mysterious player named "Mark Skywalker" that haunts my dreams each year around the draft.
In the dream, even Mel Kiper Jr. doesn't know who he is.
Or perhaps, 2010 will be the draft remembered as the weekend in which the Raiders finally returned from the NFL doldrums.
I dare to say that Jason Campbell was the best acquisition over the weekend and could be a steal remembered for years to come.
I say that because when you look at Campbell's numbers in Washington, they're better than you might think. 
Even at 4-12 in 2009, the Skins lost quite a few games by less than three points.  Seven games were lost by three points or less and two by eight points or less.  Before that, Campbell led the Skins to records of 8-8 (2008) and 6-7 (2007).
In 2009, Campbell was without All-Pro tackle Chris Samuels and Pro Bowl...

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