Derek Anderson or Troy Smith? Who is the Better Fit for the Oakland Raiders?

March 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Or should I ask: Who would be a better fit for Al Davis?
Rumors are swirling about the availability of Troy Smith and Derek Anderson, and the prospect of one of them coming to Oakland. This speculation is, in my opinion, an exercise in futility.
Al Davis has made up his mind about who he wants to see competing for the Raiders starting quarterback job. His second round tender on Bruce Gradkowski, the retention of JaMarcus Russell, and the free-agent signing of J.P. Losman are clear signs of what the boss wants.
In Oakland, what the boss wants, the boss gets.
That said, is it possible for Davis to make a run at one of these two players? Probably not, but that doesn't stop the rumor mill.
The fact is, signing either of these men would instantly upgrade the quarterback position in Oakland; either of them would automatically become the best player on the team at that position.
Troy Smith is an intriguing player. A live arm, great mobility, a legitimate threa...

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