Campbell feeling his hate for Niners

Posted by Darren Urban on October 23, 2012 – 4:21 pm

It’s 49ers week. In case you weren’t sure, Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell grabbed everyone’s attention with his Sirius XM NFL interview today during the “Moving the Chains” show.

“I really felt I could have had four sacks last week (against the Vikings) and I had zero. I have to make up for that this week, especially against the 49ers, who I really hate with a passion,” Campbell said.

Surprising? No. But here we go.

“Alex Smith I have gotten him down a few times. I know he’s thinking about me a little bit,” Campbell said, and when one of the hosts mentioned that the 49ers didn’t like Campbell and the Cardinals either, Campbell said “That’s the way it is. That’s cool.”

“It’s a rival game. You’re not supposed to like each other. Off the field I don’t have anything against anybody. But on that field, come Monday night, it’s on and crackin’.”

Campbell chuckled when it was mentioned the 49ers don’t like Darnell Dockett even more. “He’s ready,” Campbell said. “He’s probably the person who hates the 49ers more than anybody on our team. Literally, when (the Niners) are playing anybody else, he’s talking trash about every single one of them every game they are playing. He hates them with a passion.”

Dockett has talked about this in the past, but my guess — because, for instance, my San Fran colleague Matt Barrows already noticed this interview too — is that the Niners are going to notice Campbell’s words. Not that they reveal anything surprising. That’s how it’s gone between these teams.

— The Cardinals made a practice squad move Tuesday, bringing back cornerback Crezdon Butler — who was re-signed for one game and active against the Bills — and releasing cornerback Greg McCoy.

— It’s time to vote. No, no, none of this Presidential stuff. It’s the Pro Bowl voting, which is of course much, much more important than picking the leader of the free world. Daryl Washington approved this message. Here’s the ballot.

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24 Responses to “Campbell feeling his hate for Niners”

  1. By lg on Oct 23, 2012 | Reply

    i hate them to but we need to beat them then talk junk. and take first place back we are one win away from first place beating our rival and taking first place from them would mean a lot to me. but that oline got to do better than what they been doing or this will be a easy win for the 49ers come on birdgang lets get this win please!!!!!!!!!!

  2. By AndyStandsUp on Oct 23, 2012 | Reply

    Noticed Darnell Docket continues to be listed in the Pro Bowl ballot as DT instead of the DE he plays in the 3-4. (Heck, even in the 4-3 he lines up outside.)
    Any rhyme or reason for this continual misplacement, Darren?

  3. By Darren Urban on Oct 23, 2012 | Reply

    AndyStands —

    RE: ballot

    Look at the DTs on the ballot. And the DEs.

  4. By Mark on Oct 23, 2012 | Reply

    Darren,Will The Cardinal’s Wear Their Red On Red Combo And Will The Roof Finally Be Open,something about those things that make the cardinals win

  5. By Darren Urban on Oct 23, 2012 | Reply

    Mark —

    RE: uniforms/roof

    Haven’t heard on uniforms. The roof is usually a game-day decision.

  6. By mal on Oct 23, 2012 | Reply

    Another reason to love Dockett, cuz he hates the 9er’s as much as I do.

  7. By in fitz we trust on Oct 23, 2012 | Reply

    we NEED to stop frank gore and make Alex smith throw it to the OUTSIDE.

    when a QB completes 8/17 for 53 yards 2 picks, and there team still wins, it speaks volumes, offense and defense.

    we NEED to show up on Monday night. This game is SOOOO important; the pivotal point for us.

    we beat the 9ers last year with a team that had less talent, we have the manpower and the skill to beat this team.

    Batiste and Massie PLEASE, pass that threshold this week.

  8. By Rick on Oct 23, 2012 | Reply

    Dockett and Campbell are gonna tear it up I can’t wait to beat up on the 49ers. Lets bounce back and cause havoc defense baby!!!

  9. By georgiebird on Oct 23, 2012 | Reply

    A big time contract for Calais, and 2 sacks in 7 games. Has he been triple teamed or single teamed? And on and on and on!

  10. By georgiebird on Oct 23, 2012 | Reply

    Hope you can answer this question.
    In the 1st seven games this year our opponents used a 4-3 defensive scheme. Therefore, in the weekly practice, what scheme does our defense use to mimic the opponent’s defense for that week. Further, if our defense plays a 4-3 in practice, do you know what Cards players play each of the front seven positions and are they good at it..
    This Monday, the 49ers will show us the 1st 3-4 defense of the year. Maybe a week of practice against a real 3-4 will give our offense a fighting chance.

  11. By Darren Urban on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Georgie —

    RE: defense

    Every team in the NFL uses a scout team defense to give the offense “looks” at whatever the opponent does. Same on offense to defense.

  12. By jason marcus on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Get ready for a good one i can feel it in my bones whooooo

  13. By iammattyoung on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    I am very worried about this game. Why hasn’t anyone talked about how plain awful Skelton was? More than the missed reads, more than lack of awareness of the pass rush, more than the pressure that the O-line was putting on him, he was throwing just about every ball into the turf. Even the passes that were caught were thrown low. I smell a lot of picks on Monday.

  14. By cdj on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply


    sacks are not the only thing that makes a DE good, if you look only at sacks and not how it fits in the scheme then DD is a terrible d linemen

  15. By johnljepsen on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Has any thought been given to using some of the defensive line players on the offensive line?? The thought of DD, CC or DC at tackle could be interesting. Lord knows they have the speed!!!

  16. By Darren Urban on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    John —

    RE: defensive players at tackle


  17. By Dynosoar on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    I say let our Defense begin a new gold rush and let Alex Smith feel what Michael Vick felt, the green, green grass of home.

    All we need is a quarterback that can move the chains all the way to the end zone. Two touchdowns and two field goals each game and we’d be 5-2. Our D is that good!

    Our game plan should be, put up points on offense and continue keeping our opponents to 21 or less.

    I’m thinking of the Golden Rule. The 49ers went on a scoring rampage against two teams this year, they must want someone to go off on them. Being generous, we should give them what they obviously want and have been denied.

    Just tell Larry to expect the ball every throw, then after he still scores while being triple teamed and creating several minutes’ worth of highlight reel, we can let Andre and the Hyphen in on the action. Then Housler and Floyd. Then back to Fitz and Fitz and Fitz. A QB sneak followed by a throw or two to Doucet. I want to hear Mr. Sander’s praise in the manner only he can deliver all night long.

    Sole control after Monday night till that final win in New Orleans. That’s all I want for my unbirthday present next Monday night.

    (Our team has tasted the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat all in the same season. I’m hoping and believing they prefer the thrill of victory. Let’s take control of the toughest division, the NFC West.)

  18. By wnycardfan on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Yes, we need this win. IF talking about your hate gets you fired up to kick tail, then great. Based on the season so far, this will be a DEF battle big time, low scoring etc. Concern is our OFF being as poor as it is and not giving our DEF a break, allowing 9er’s to take advantage and score, walking away with a win.
    I TRULY hope play calling and players on OFF step up the game here. God knows we don’t want another monday night like the last one (DA laughing, Gruden stating how poor we looked, DA meltdown after). you know the deal

  19. By Mike in Mesa on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    iammattyoung. Because he wasn’t awful. 25-36, 69.4 completion %, 262 yards passing, 1 TD and 1 int. Respectable stats. Except for the 1 pick Skelton had a very good game. Peyton Manning threw 3 picks in one game and I don’t hear fans wanting him benched. Most statements like yours are just knee jerk, emotional responses to a loss. Who would you say had a better game, Skelton or Ponder? The OL and coaching decisions lost this game. The missed field goal, Skelton getting hit from behind (O lines fault once again), and going for it on 4th and 2 instead of kicking FG. I’m actually encouraged by the game Skelton had. And in my opinion the announcers who spouted internal clock crap are morons.

  20. By j on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Cards win this game i feel we can win the division at this half mark 5-3….
    Cards loose this game its time to think about 2013, that snowball aint stopping…
    This is the MI game of the season, no doubt…
    It is so important to come out and play right, last two had so many JV mistakes…
    Keep the energy level up and attention to detail, 49’s will so you must, and more…
    Break the spirit then the body will crumble, attack these winers’ and dont let up!!!

  21. By Judy on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Why all the hate for John Skelton? Kolb has not done enough to make me love him that much.I just want wins.

  22. By louis on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    if we don/t win these game we should just close the doors for good.

  23. By Sir60 on Oct 24, 2012 | Reply

    Yep, the sky must be falling. I’m going to go check……..

    No, the sky is not falling. Maybe we should go ahead and play out the season.

  24. By Sean on Oct 29, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you, Campbell for your kind words.


    A 49ers fan.

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