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Bruce Gradkowski has been a breath of fresh air for the Raiders. The Raiders are moving the ball well with him under center, but they still aren't winning games.
He's completed 52 of his 95 passes and has four touchdowns and four interceptions.
Not exactly the type of numbers you need from your quarterback to win games. I know those numbers are not all his fault, but they must get better.
He's also made a lot of crucial mistakes as well in the last two games. The Raiders were one yard away from scoring against Arizona and let the play clock run out. Gradkowski admitted he should of called a timeout instead of trying to run the play to get a TD on a QB sneak.
He also refuses to slide which could cause him to take big hits. While it may show his toughness it also shows he isn't very smart. He almost got taken out of the game by a couple of big hits from the Texans defense.
He appeared to hurt his throwing arm and went in to the locker room. His toughness made him want to stay in the game, but he threw an interception on the next drive. It appeared that his arm didn't let him make the throw, ande may have been better off taking a drive off instead of throwing a pick.
He also held on to the ball too long late in the second half and fumbled the ball when the Raiders were in field goal range. He also got flagged for intentional grounding on the final drive that put the Raiders in a tough position.
Those mistakes must be avoided if you want to be a long term starter in this league.