Bruce Gradkowski is not Rich Gannon. Rich Gannon scrambled when he couldn't throw. Bruce Gradkowski scrambles because he can't throw. Rich Gannon had a running game and three perennial Pro Bowl linemen at his disposal. Not to mention Tim Brown and Jerry Rice. Charlie Frye is, well Charlie Frye and Raider Nation's dream of good old number 12 dinking and dunking down the field is over. Time to pass the rock for real.
The Common idea amongst Raider fans is that Bruce Gradkowski will jump pass the Raiders to the Superbowl in 2010 en-route to his first Pro Bowl. My Question is; what did he do in Tampa Bay? Where was his support when he was cut from that team for the likes of whoever was the Qb before Freeman this year? I don't necessarily think Bucs fans are online chatting about "How could we have let Bruce Go"
My thing is, if we are going to lobby for a scrambling midget with questionable pocket presence, we should at least go after Michael Vick, who throws the prettiest spiral in the history of football existence and has matured and become a great leader and pocket passer. Gradkowski has a lot of spirit with minimal talent. This is the NFL.
Bruce Gradkowski may not make the roster next season as Al will Surely bring in more competition. Hopefully he can bring in another "No Name" small College potential star like Classic AL. I don't know of any personally as good Qb-ing is scarce these days.
Veterans? JP Losman? Im not even gonna talk about Frye, the O-line would get that little guy killed. Who but Vick is fit? McNabb? Kolb? Garrard? Gannon?
Glad I don't have to make that decision. Regardless of who it is, Im sure they are not looking forward to Playing behind the likes of Khalif Barnes, Robert Gallery, Mario Henderson and Cornell Green.
Go Linemen. Go linemen Now.