For the second time in as many seasons, the Kansas City Chiefs will face a team quarterbacked by Jason Campbell. Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable announced on Thursday that it would be Campbell taking the reins on Sunday against the Chiefs. This means that Bruce Gradkowski is not quite over a shoulder injury that's kept him out the last three weeks.
So what does Jason Campbell bring to the table?
"Jason Campbell here the last couple weeks is playing at a very high level," Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said on Wednesday. "He understands who are the guys that are making plays for them and he gets the ball there in a strong, firm fashion with great touch on deep balls."
The last time the Chiefs saw Jason Campell was in Washington Oct. 8, 2009. I remember sitting in the Redskins press box and seeing our old friend Todd Collins come running out to replace Campbell in the second half. Campbell's final numbers: 9-of-16, 89 yards, 1 INT. It was the Chiefs first victory of the season after starting 0-5. If possible, the Redskins offense was worse than the Chiefs.
If the Chiefs knock Campbell out of the game again (or Campbell knocks himself out of the game), Cable says he's not sure if it'll be Gradkowski as the No. 2 or No. 3 quarterback.
In other Oakland personnel news, Nnamdi Asmomugha did not practice (again). The Raiders have yet to rule him out but he seems unlikely to play.