There has been alot of speculation about Donovan McNabb becoming a Raider, sure that will sell out seats the first home game or two, but does nothing for the future of the franchise. This young roster has no room for a un-happy camper, besides there's alot of positive moves can be made instead of that gamble. Owner Al Davis has been wise so far this off-season. He hasn't been in no hurry on any move thus far in the exception of getting rid old legs and unproductive big contracts.
Quarterback hasn't been the major reason for Raiders disorientate play. There are a number of reasons, from systemathical issues, to just not enough protection from the offensive line. A team is only as good as there quarterback, but in this league, a quarterback is only as good as the talent around him, and how competitive the mind of the offensive coordinator calling the plays. Take rookie quarterback Marc Sanchez, numbers aren't all that impressive, but lead his team to the AFC Conference Championship Game. He only threw for 12 touchdowns(none in the play-offs) and 22 interceptions. Similar to Joe Flacco in 2008 when he lead the Ravens to the AFC Conference Championship Game.
In Raiders situation it don't take a Donovan McNabb to make the play-offs I think the whole idea is a big distraction, lets focus more on what makes sense like developing our young quarterback that is due to make 9.45 million this season, thats under center or not. Let's focus more on additions without big subtractions, like the well needed number one receiver while Terrell Owens still on the market. Just say TO give us those same numbers he put up in Buffalo last season thats a major upgrade to our offense, and it guarantee better numbers from Schilens, Murphy, and possibly DHB.
So far there has only been positive steps taken by owner Al Davis, though we still have the draft left, Hue Jackson was the biggest one thus far. Patients is well needed while in a rebuilding stage, one impaient move can set this franchise back alot further. Our success next season lies on decision making today. So far So Good.