Why Bruce Gradkowski Will Be Cut Before Oakland Raiders Camp

Knowshon MorenoContributor IMarch 12, 2010

Bruce Gradkowski will not be on the 2010 Oakland Raiders' roster despite receiving a second round tender and the undying support of a desperate Raider Nation.

Al Davis will put an end to Gradkowski and Raider Nation's misery before the start of training camp, just as he did with Jeff Garcia in order to avoid unwanted controversy going into 2010.

Sorry, Raider Nation. Hue Jackson did not come all the way across country to coach the waterboy.

I know there is something in Bruce Gradkowski you all see in yourselves—an underdog playing a sport and a position that are completely over his head, and the toughest position in sports at that.

Jackson was brought in to improve the Raiders' vertical passing game, a strategy which Gradkowski is no part of. Bruce Gradkowski is a West Coast scrambling QB. Al Davis ditched the West Coast offense along with Rich Gannon.

It's time for Raider Nation to move on and realize that the West Coast offense is outdated, and that 70 percent of today's NFL teams are running a passing, spread offense with running as an afterthought.

Just look at teams like New Orleans and Indianapolis. They both made it to the Super Bowl running a vertical-style offense, which JaMarcus Russell is suited for.

Now that Jackson is calling plays, Raider Nation need not worry about seven-step drops on first down from their own goal line—just more bombs and less Gradkowski.

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