The Oakland Raiders might have some good news courtesy of their quarterback. Jason Campbell doesn't believe his season is over yet because of his broken collarbone. Vittorio Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle got these upbeat quotes.
"It was a tough break," he said. "I’m going to stay positive. If everything goes right, I could be back in six weeks."
Campbell, who got hurt in the second quarter of Sunday’s win over Cleveland, has to be positive. Because the alternative is admitting that, since he is in the last year of his contract, he may have played his last game with the Raiders.
If Campbell can return, it makes the situation a little bit dicier for the Raiders on whether they should pursue a quarterback--what do you do when Campbell comes back? It could create a controversy Oakland doesn't need at the moment. Perhaps Oakland should keep on rolling with who they've got.
Can Oakland go with Kyle Boller at quarterback for five games (one bye week)? They host the Bears and Broncos (winnable games regardless of who the QB is), and road trips to the Chargers (likely loss), Dolphins (likely win) and hapless Vikings (winnable). So the Raiders could probably survive with a 3-2 stretch if they roll with Boller for a few weeks until Campbell returns and still stay right in the thick of things for the AFC West wild-card.
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