I was pro Campbell before the game against the Rams because he was more accomplished .
I was pro Gradkowski after the game because he went in there and made it happen on Sunday.
After really thinking about it, I am as split as this article is.
In a way, I still think Gradkowski is the best quarterback for the Raiders right now. His mobility is the real key for me there because this Oakland Raider offensive line does nothing for the quarterback.
Gradkowski knowing the receivers is also a big factor in the passing game. Then you have the fans that changed the energy in the building when they saw Gradkowski go into the game.
The team just played better when Gradkowski got in there.
I noticed that the game plan changed to more short passes for Gradkowski and the ball came out quicker. Campbell threw a lot of deep balls in the first half the so he had to hold the ball longer.
One of those deep balls should have been caught but the 2009 Darrius Heyward-Bey showed up on the play. He jumped for no reason at all and it ended up being the reason why he did not to catch the ball.
Would that play have changed the first half?
Campbell was in the west coast offense last year and is more accurate. That makes me wonder if the if the Raiders could have changed the game plan with Campbell in there.
Another thing I noticed was how the Raiders got to the Ram 11 yard line and ran it four straight times in the with Campbell in the game. Then they open the playbook when Gradkowski gets them there and he throws a touchdown pass.
Do they not trust Campbell?
They should because he threw 18 touchdowns with no interceptions in the red zone last year.
Another concern is if Gradkowski starts, Campbell won't get to know these receivers. Then we must consider the fact that Gradkowski has never been consistent and gets hurt a lot.
If you sit Campbell now, have you mentally lost him if you need him later?
I can't call it.
I guess Cable will.
I hope you enjoyed the slide s.