Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Raiders Have A Sticky QB Situation

The Oakland Raiders travel to Denver this week to play the Broncos. Earlier in the year they lost 23-3, after JaMarcus Russell tossed 2 interceptions, and added to his career sacked total. Since then (well, actually since he was drafted) JaMarcus has gone down hill. In 9 games Russell passed for 2 touchdowns, thrown 10 interceptions, was sacked 30 times, and fumbled 7 times. After the Raiders decided losing was not so fun they made then back-up Bruce Gradkowski the starter. Gradkowski was a very pleasant surprise for Oakland. Though he only started in 4 games, Bruce accounted for 6 scores, against 3 interceptions, he also passed for over 1,000 yards. But last week Gradkowski suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee and a partially torn MCL in his right knee. And it will be no surprise if he can't play Sunday. So do the Raiders go back to JaMarcus? Okland's "3rd-String" QB is Charlie Frye, who has had his ups and downs in the NFL. Then just yesterday, the Raiders singed quarterback J.P. Losman. Losman may actually be Oaklands best option, even if he just arrived. J.P. just finished a season with the UFL, and is in "football shape". Losman is probably just a emergency option, and this is either a sign that Gradkowski is going to injured reserve, or JaMarcus is going to be out of a job. The Raiders are expected to announce a starting quarterback for Sunday today. This should be interesting.


Jon Krause said...

UPDATE: Frye will start.


Anonymous said...

Indeed. Frye it is. Here is how it went down:

JaMarcus: Did someone say fries?
Cable: No. I said Frye.
JaMarcus: Me hungry, Coach. Me only get one fry?
Cable: No, Charlie Frye...the Quarterback
JaMarcus: Charlie gets my fry?
Cable: Yes, and your job. Now shut up and share that poundcake!!

Jon Krause said...

Lol nice