Oakland Raiders, Don’t Forget Bruce Gradkowski

April 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

What a great offseason it has been. 
For once the Raiders draft and trades have been almost universally approved by the sporting media, and just about every transaction has addressed an important need on this team.
The move for Jason Campbell was a very good one.
But in all this talk and acclaim of our new players, there is one guy who appears to have been lost in the shuffle.
Bruce Gradkowski.
Gradkowski was the Raiders' saviour last year, when he rescued the team from a dangerous downward spiral, in terms of both results and morale.
The players had just about given up on winning last year, and they had definitely given up on JaMarcus Russell.  Then Tom Cable did the right thing, and gave Gradkowski his chance.  
In Week 10, he came in at the death against the Chiefs.  But for Darrius Heyward Bey's drop deep in Kansas territory in the dying seconds (more than a drop, it was gifted to the safety as an interception), he would have...

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