The Litmus Test in Oakland: Can the QB Stand Up and Take Control?

June 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When you scroll through the names of the quarterbacks the Raiders have had in their history, you have some pretty great ones to choose from out there.
Names like Lamonica, Stabler, Plunkett, Gannon and even Tom Flores come to mind. Blanda, in a pinch was a great relief pitcher, to borrow a phrase from the Major League Baseball department.
Some, not so.
Cotton Davidson came to us after some decent games in the AFL, but was horrid by the end of his career. Marc Wilson makes most fans cringe at the thought of him taking a snap.
And no one wants to imagine how Todd Marinovich or JaMarcus Russell would have turned out, should they have been allowed to continue their perspective careers.
While Todd's destruction was self-induced, Russell's own actions closed the door in Oakland for him, ranging from sleeping during team meetings, weight issues and forgetting which play is on the docket...stuff of nightmares.
For Oakland, the term addition by subtraction is usefu...

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