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Jason Campbell struggles in Raiders debut

Four drives, four first downs, and 68 total yards of offense was not the opening performance Jason Campbell wanted with the Raiders.

Thankfully, it’s only the preseason. Campbell struggled in his debut whether he was facing the Cowboys first-team defense or the backups. Darrius Heyward-Bey dropped an easy pass, and Campbell was a little too fine when he targeted an open Louis Murphy deep down the field twice.

The first preseason game is not big deal, but Campbell averaged just over four yards-per-attempt on his 12 throws. The scheme of the Raiders offense is not that different, though, than in the past.

“Not too much of it has changed,” running back Michael Bush told the Oakland Tribune. “The only thing I can think of is maybe coach might run the ball more or something like that. But as far as plays, not much has changed.”

The Raider can only hope the production changes during the regular season, but we do have some stats should make Raider Nation feel better: Jamarcus Russell completed two-thirds of his passes last preseason, while averaging 7.3 yards-per-attempt for a 96 QB rating.

Yeah, the preseason doesn’t tell you much.