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Understanding Jason Campbell, a conservative personality


I thought I would write this post to understand and discuss Jason's personality and what that has to say regarding his football playing. I have noted that JC does not really talk too much. When asked about Cable being fired he avoided the question by simply saying it was a business decision. At the start of the season when he was benched, he was very quiet about it and simply said all he could do is be ready if he gets called upon. Note how he avoided any controversy amid the qb carousel, didn't bad mouth Grad, Hue, or Cable. When asked about Davis all he said was that Davis is a legend and avoided further discussion. When he was first criticized at the start of the season he said, "these people don't even know me." He was recently interviewed and seemed to give brief answers to questions without revealing much about himself. He seems to know how to keep his nose clean and not get into any trouble. I think this is good because he does not seem to have a disruptive personality and the players do not need any further disruptions amid the HC carousel. Perhaps JC has learned to be careful after going through so many coaching changes and has learned to survive. Based on what I presented it seems that JC has a very conservative personality. 

His conservative personality showed on the playing field. I think that the games with the Titans, Rams, 49ers, Steelers, and Chiefs really showed his conservative side. He said the team needed to find chemistry and I think that he just did not want to take any chances in those games and make mistakes. In those games his passing accuracy was horrible, he appeared flat footed, awkward in the pocket, could not move around, and I think that much of this had to do with him having a fear of making errors, which actually led to a lot of errors. Of course, we can also take into account who he was playing, such as the Steelers vs. 49ers, but this is not what I am focusing on here. As he began to be comfortable in the qb position later in the season, I think he began to show who he really is. His evolvement appears to be slow but steady. He seems to only gamble on a sure thing, which is not a bad philosophy considering that the Raiders are so penalty prone. I don't think that the Titans were ever that good when they played the Raiders but JC was conservative, a conservativeness that really showed with the 49ers. I believe that if we were to play the Titans, Cards, 49ers,  and Texans with the way he and the Raiders are playing now, they would be terrorized about as badly as we beat the Chiefs the last time. Note how sloppy he played in the first game with the Chiefs compared to the last game. Well, maybe it's all wishful thinking on my part, but I really hope he found his groove. I should add that I believe JC still has a way to go to get to where he should be, which is heartwarming because in some games he showed an all-pro style, e.g., second Charger and Chief games, and I think he can only get better with Hue's assistance. I hope that this form of consistency finally allows our receivers to develop into the proposed threat they can be with all their speed because JC clearly has the arm to match their speed. An important question to ask now is, "If he is so conservative, can he be a leader of the team that a qb should be?" Maybe he will be a quiet but strong leader that everyone on the team can respect and trust, one that will not be engaged in frivolousness, but be sure, consistent, trustworthy, and understandable because he has a personality that represents no mysteries or radical disruptive changes. I sure hope so. Anyway, those are my thoughts. What are yours?

Signed, PensivePsycho

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