Russell Out, Gradkowski In...but Does It Really Matter?

Mike RomeroContributor INovember 19, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 20:  Quarterback JaMarcus Russell #2 of the Oakland Raiders talks with Bruce Gradkowski #5 on the bench during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on September 20, 2009 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Ok Nation, the "majority" have received their wish with the recent news of the benching of Russell and the entrance of Gradkowski...but how much of a difference will the decision actually make? Receivers are still dropping passes, after proving we can run the ball we are still getting away from the run or giving the ball to a back whose running style hasn't been effective as the back that just ran 60+ yards on a play before. Our offense is now compared to the "Dick Juron Chicago Bears" offense that averaged 4.2 yards a gain from the line of scrimmage average!


I agree with the move changing QB's, my only wish is that it would have happened sooner where we still had a season to save after the Philly game. Now my Christmas wish is that the coaching is geared to the strengths of our change. Realizing that there is a difference in mindset, style, technique, and ability that Cable calls plays to work FOR Gradkowski instead of forcing Gradkowski into playing a style that has already proved to fail. Of course giving the guy some help like ensuring Schillens and Murphy are on the field at the same time and DHB is only a last resort or used as a slot option will be way too smart of a choice to make and one can only hope at this point.


I wish Gradkowski all the luck in the world, the future of our organization is at stake and I like the rest of the Nation am tired of being the laughing stock of the NFL, the media, other fans, and even non football fans. 7 years of pain and suffering will never cause any of us faithful to bleed anything other than silver and black and no matter the outcome......RISE NATION RISE!!!