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Could Bruce Campbell Start?

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Ok huddlers, how comfortable would you feel with Bruce Campbell starting at any position on our O-line next year given our financial situation?

We all remember his amazing physical talent at the draft. I believe he had 34 reps, bench presses well over 500 pounds and a 4.85 40 time. The kid is one of the most impressive physical specimens in the NFL to date. He is also only 24 years old. Last years pre-season tapes showed just how nasty he can be on the field as well. Though against sub-par talent he recorded at least 4 pancake blocks and seemed to be playing great.

On the other hand, offensive line guru Tom Cable attempted to move him in to play guard in Oakland, and he never caught on with the transition, never earned the starting role and was eventually traded here.

There are rumors of an inability to learn the playbook, slow mental acuity, and that the mental issues could stem from hydrocephalus experianced as a child.

Do you think a year of tutalege under our system is enough to have him ready for the starting role or is he destined to forever back-up our starting rotation?

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TheRumGone    14,257

Depends on how much time the coaches have with him. I think he needs a personal coach, from what I have read about him. The dude is a specimen, but he needs a lot of one-on-one time for him to reach his potential. To me, he is worth the extra guidance.

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did he play a snap last year?

The interwebs say he saw time in 5 games last year. When and where these games were I am uncertain. Does anyone have the ability to go back and chronical these?

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hepcat    4,646

I think it's safe to say if the RAIDERS don't want somebody, he shouldn't be starting for your team.

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panther4life    2,360

The interwebs say he saw time in 5 games last year. When and where these games were I am uncertain. Does anyone have the ability to go back and chronical these?

35 snaps.

5 snaps at LT vs Giants

1 snap at LT vs the seahawks

1 snap at RT vs the cowboys

22 snaps at LG vs the Raiders

6 snaps at RT vs the Saints(week 17)

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jarhead    1,031

Ok huddlers, how comfortable would you feel with Bruce Campbell starting at any position on our O-line next year given our financial situation?

We all remember his amazing physical talent at the draft. I believe he had 34 reps, bench presses well over 500 pounds and a 4.85 40 time. The kid is one of the most impressive physical specimens in the NFL to date. He is also only 24 years old. Last years pre-season tapes showed just how nasty he can be on the field as well. Though against sub-par talent he recorded at least 4 pancake blocks and seemed to be playing great.

On the other hand, offensive line guru Tom Cable attempted to move him in to play guard in Oakland, and he never caught on with the transition, never earned the starting role and was eventually traded here.

There are rumors of an inability to learn the playbook, slow mental acuity, and that the mental issues could stem from hydrocephalus experianced as a child.

Do you think a year of tutalege under our system is enough to have him ready for the starting role or is he destined to forever back-up our starting rotation?

Its a valid question.The guy has the physical attributes but I have no idea how to determine is he teachable or not. it would be a real steal if we can make something out of him

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SCMunnerlyn1    736

I say yes. I saw him play last year. I know he was on the field the last 3 quarters of the Raiders game and he looked great.

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jarhead    1,031

I say yes. I saw him play last year. I know he was on the field the last 3 quarters of the Raiders game and he looked great.

I thought so to but did not see him much afterwards

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MHS831    4,697

Von Miller made Bell look terrible last year. I thought, "We have a guy who runs a 4.8 40 on our bench and he is not being considered to replace Bell. I am confident that our coaches know what we have there.

Workout warriors tease you and make you dig for fool's gold.

This was a fair question and we all hoped he would benefit from leaving oakland, where he dropped down the depth chart to obscurity.

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MHS831    4,697

I thought so to but did not see him much afterwards

I would let my players suit up against their former team. Motivation/

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