Cable Will Live and Die by Gradkowskiowski

A.J. DeMelloCorrespondent INovember 25, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 22:  Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable speaks to his new starting quarterback Bruce Gradkowski #5 while newly benched quarterback JaMarcus Russell #2 looks on during their game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 22, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Is this a new era? A breath of fresh air? The Raiders think it could be a bit of both with fourth year signal caller Bruce Gradkowski, who has officially relieved JaMarcus Russell of quarterback duties for the foreseeable future (so Cable claims).

Last Sunday, Gradkowskiwent 17-34 for 183 yards passing, 2 touchdowns and one interception in a 20-17 win over the AFC North leading Cincinnati Bengals. Gradkowski was good for a 50% of his passes with a 73.5 quarterback rating. Not great, but not too bad either.Especially considering JaMarcus Russell was much worse in almost all of those categories...

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