If Gradkowski and Russell Fail; Who Takes Over for the Raiders?

April 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Raider Nation has been torn this off-season over the quarterback position.

On one side, fans root for the former number one overall pick JaMarcus Russell. From LSU, Russell is a tremendous athlete with a cannon of an arm. However, people have criticized his work ethic, calling him lazy and accusing him of not caring about the team.
He finished the 2009 season with 1287 yards, three touchdowns, 11 interceptions, and a 50.0 passer rating.

On the other side, fans support the journeyman Bruce Gradkowski. Gradkowski joined the Raiders after failing to meet expectations in Cleveland, St. Louis, and Tampa Bay.
Starting the season as a back-up, Gradkowski found himself as the starter in week 11 against the Bengals. He lead the Raiders to upset the Bengals, as well as beating the struggling Steelers two weeks later.

Both sides have good reason to think why their side is right. JaMarcus Russell has gone through a lot in the past year, with the loss of a ...

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