Raider Nation: Forget The QB Controversy, We Have a Running Back Controversy

Ramone BrownSenior Writer IOctober 11, 2010

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 10:  Michael Bush #29 of the Oakland Raiders runs with the ball against the San Diego Chargers at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 10, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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This last Sunday Jason Campbell came off of the bench and did something amazing. He led us to a victory over our division rival Chargers, something that hasn't happened in seven long years.

And now there is talk among Raider fans of a QB controversy, with many Raider fans suggesting Gradkowski still deserves the start.

I hear it over and over: Gradkowski puts us in a position to win. He has the confidence of the team. He's more mobile. He's a Polish dreamboat. Blah Blah Blah, whatever.

Aparently putting us in a position to win comprises of being a great energetic cheerleader while barely completing 50% of your passes.

Hell, Gradkowski completed an amazing one out of seven passes against the Chargers. With efficiency like that just imagine how many more points our offense would have scored had he not gotten injured.

I'm sorry, but for anyone with eyes it is as clear as day that Jason Campbell is the better QB and that there is no QB controversy.

The real controversy that has emerged is at half-back.

Early in the season, while Micheal Bush was injured, Darren McFadden was given his opportunity to shine. And shine he did

Through the first four games Darren McFadden climbed to #2 on the NFL rushing charts. But his success would be hampered, atleast this week, by a hamstring injury.

While Darren McFadden was out against the Chargers Micheal Bush would be given a chance to shine as well. And he would make the most out of his opportunity carrying the ball 26 times for 104 yards while making three receptions for 31 yards.

If there is a controversy on offense this is it. Both backs are averaging around four and a half yards per carry, both are averaging around ten yards per reception and both have seen over 100 yards in every game they've seen full duty in this year.

If it were up to me I know who I would give the ball. In my opinion Micheal Bush is the better back. But that is just my opinion and the half-back position isn't nearly as cut and dry and the QB situation.

If these two guys are ever healthy at the same time this could be one of the most dangerous duos in the game.