Bright Black Hole: Future of Oakland Raiders Looking Up

July 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

They say sometimes letting go is the best thing to do.
On May 7th, 2010 the Raiders let go to the all time worst NFL No. 1 overall pick in JaMarcus Russell. Since drafting Russell in 2007, the Raiders have nothing but set themselves up for failure. Things looked even worse when head coach Tom Cable was accused of punching and breaking the jaw of assistant coach Randy Hanson during 2009 training camp.
In a move that could be labeled as a blessing disguise, on November 19th Tom Cable had seen enough. He made the right move and benched JaMarcus Russell and named Bruce Gradkowski the starter and he led them to a win over the Cincinnati Bengals that week. 
Oakland took notice they knew it was time to move forward. After drafting Russell in 2007 the Raiders drafted running back Darren McFadden in 2008 who made plenty of college highlights while at Arkansas. Through injuries and depth charts it wasn't long before critics started labeling McFadden as a bust, but h...

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