Oakland Raiders

Who Deserves The Start?

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 25: Bruce Gradkowski #5 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after getting a first down against the New York Jets during an NFL game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 25, 2009 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Shawn DieboldContributor IOctober 26, 2009

I'll be completely honest, I have been a huge Jamarcus Russell supporter but after the game I needed somebody to blame and I was calling for Russell's head.

After much thought and grief I have wondered who deserves to start? Not by talent and potential but by hard work and effort.

When I see a hard worker at QB names that come to mind are Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Donovan McNabb. These guys are only a selected few of QB's who do their jobs all week.

Honestly when I see Jamarcus I don't see hard work. I have always stayed loyal to Jamarcus but with our offense struggling are we a substitution away from being more competitive? 

During this time of the season it is still too early to tell how we can finish and how Jamarcus may improve and become that solid QB we have waited for. 

The only thing that troubles me is, how hard is Jamarcus working? With Bruce I can see the hark worker in him, I just cannot see it in Jamarcus and that may be because of his age, its just to early to tell.

So, who should be starting? Jamarcus or Brucie?

Let your voices be heard, either chant "RUSSELL" or "BRUCIE" its up to you Raider Nation.

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