Jason Campbell is going to remain the Raiders starting quarterback for the foreseeable future, perhaps even beyond the time when Bruce Gradkowski returns from a right shoulder sprain, coach Tom Cable said Monday.
This statement comes a week or so after Cable said Gradkowski was the "clear-cut" starter and that there was "no issue" regarding that situation.
"I really haven't wavered, but I do have a belief in me about when you're dealing it and you got the hot hand, and things are going in the right direction for your football team, why would you make a change?" Cable said.
Campbell has guided the Raiders to victories in three straight games, while throwing only one interception.
Cable said he will make a definitive decision next Monday. The Raiders are off this Sunday. Campbell and Gradkowski weren't available for comment.
A week earlier Cable said it didn't matter how well Campbell played, "We know who our quarterback is." That was in reference to Gradkowski.
So, why the change?
"It's not really making a change," Cable said. "(Campbell) was a starter before I made the change with Bruce, and he's kind of come back and done a lot of good things for our team."
"I heard from a lot of people back home," Ford said Monday. "My family, definitely, and just a lot of friends that were back there watching the game. They televised it back home, which they usually never do. So, a lot of people got a chance to see me play. I received a lot of love from a lot of people."
He also has a strong shot at pulling off the rare feat of being named AFC Offensive Player of the Week and AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Cable and Miller disagreed with the officials' ruling, claiming two officials ruled him down before they were overruled by one of their colleagues.
"That was bad on my part," Miller said. "I shouldn't have put the team in that situation. It was a bad call but, then again, shouldn't have been there. I should have caught the punt and just secured it. I guess I was trying to do too much."
Fellow punt returner Johnnie Lee Higgins consoled Miller on the sideline.
"He just said, 'Keep your head up. We're the two guys that can do this, so keep your head up. The team will pull together,' " Miller said. "Like they did."
Cable said he is impressed by Miller's accountability.
"I don't think he fumbled the ball, either, but he shouldn't have muffed it in the first place," Cable said. "When he did, you've got to secure it with two hands, get a yard or two back toward their direction, and get down. Period. Don't make a bad thing worse. He's exactly right. His accountability, like a lot of guys on this team, is where it needs to be. He's taking responsibility."
"That's why O-linemen can't catch balls," practice squad wide receiver Shaun Bodiford said of his roommate. "You can't stop hearing about it now. He thinks he's a tight end. He thinks he's better than (Antonio) Gates. He's making himself out to be another (Tony) Gonzalez now. "... Man, he's starting to sound like a wide receiver. 'I'm open, I'm open. Give me the ball.' So, yeah, it's crazy now."
"Oh, yeah, I think he (whipped) the Patriots on that trade," Seymour said.
The Raiders placed the franchise tag on Seymour this past offseason and paid him almost $12.4 million for this season.
Raiders (5-4) at Pittsburgh (6-2), 10 a.m., CBS