The Real Reason the Raiders were better after week 9.

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The Real Reason the Raiders were better after week 9.

We all remember the KC game, when Jamarcus Russell was benched in favor of Bruce Gradkowski. That marked the end of the Russell era in 2009, and many people including coach Tom Cable felt that Russell was the reason the Raiders were not winning games. Now that may be a good point, and a logical one to most readers, but lets look deeper into the season. There were other things that happened late in the season, that had nothing to do with Russell, that made the Raiders more competitive, and their offense resemble an NFL offense.

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