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  1. Calciumee

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    re: Semi-OT: Gradkowski becomes Raiders starter!(merged)

    I would have given Campbell a little longer to develop in thier system....QB carousel is almost an annual thing on Oakland and thats a part reason why they are so bad...instability at the most important position.
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    re: Semi-OT: Gradkowski becomes Raiders starter!(merged)

    Come on, Al... bring back Russell for another shot, will ya? ;)
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    OT: 'The Big Pick' Gradkowski now starter for Raiders

    Them damn Raiders and doing things fast this year. No hanging around with Jason Campbell, Gradkowski is in as starter now.

    I thought from day 1 that bringing in Campbell was a huge mistake and so it has worked out. Gradknowski is better although he does have horrific days and is liable to throw an horrific pick at any stage.

    NFL.com news: Gradkowski wrests Raiders' starting QB job from Campbell

    NFL.com news: Gradkowski wrests Raiders' starting QB job from Campbell
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    re: Semi-OT: Gradkowski becomes Raiders starter!(merged)

    They gave him a game and a half! He isn't going to become MVP in that time!
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    re: Semi-OT: Gradkowski becomes Raiders starter!(merged)

    They still have QB issues if u asked me.I still think the raiders arent going anywhere.Their OL has become a problem.
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    re: Semi-OT: Gradkowski becomes Raiders starter!(merged)

    I see you got there just before me. Cue multiple Gradkowski/Raiders threads all at once. :D
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    re: Semi-OT: Gradkowski becomes Raiders starter!(merged)

    You know it's important when there are multiple threads ;)
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    re: Semi-OT: Gradkowski becomes Raiders starter!(merged)

    That didn't take long.
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    re: Semi-OT: Gradkowski becomes Raiders starter!(merged)

    Unfortunately, overall I think Gradkowski is a stabilizing force and reduces the Raiders implosion potential.
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    re: Semi-OT: Gradkowski becomes Raiders starter!(merged)

    Gradkowski is the man. His throws knuckleballs, yet somehow always finds his man.

    Its hard to balance rooting against the Raiders and rooting for Gradkowski...
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    Re: Semi-OT: Gradkowski becomes Raiders starter!(merged)

    Campbell is awful. He telegraphs the snap by leaning which gives the linemen a jump in the pass rush. Gradkowski is the over-achiver type. He gives them the best chance to win. This is bad news for our draft pick.
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    Re: Semi-OT: Gradkowski becomes Raiders starter!(merged)

    Gradkowski is the best quarterback on their roster. This definitely isn't good news for our pick.
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    Re: Semi-OT: Gradkowski becomes Raiders starter!(merged)

    Have u seen their o-line?I am hoping for a 4-12 or 5-11 record.
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    Gradowski was 2-2 as a starter last year although he only played well in one game. Surprisingly he threw for 308 yards, 3 TDs, and no INTs vs. the Steelers while crapping the bed vs. Washington, Dallas, and Cincy.

    The Pats are almost assured a top 10 pick from the Raiders and very likely a top 5 pick. Depending on how the season goes, it could be a top 3 pick. Doubt it will be a one or two though.
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    This is bad news.

    I said from Day One that acquiring Campbell was a STEP BACK for them, despite the wailing and gnashing of teeth: Systems take a LONG time to learn, and losses abound.

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    This damages my expectations for the Raider's year: Now, I believe that them finishing in the 10-15 range is ALL too possible, whereas, before, they had a shot at #1.

    Well, we'll see...
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    Wasn't his game vs. the Steelers without Polamalu out there?

    If so,that explains that - no Steelers defense with Polamalu ever gives up 300 in the air
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    Definitely bad news. Some people were concerned with the Raiders getting Campbell but I pointed out Campbell's garbage win/loss record as a starter.

    Gradkowski is better than JC imo and he is eons better than Jamarcus Russell. I saw the Oakland-Pittsburgh game last year and behind Grad they look like a team that could make a run at .500. I'm somewhat worried now but we'll see... I thought Vince Young coming in for Kerry Collins would make Tennessee worse last year (if that was possible)
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    Re: Semi-OT: Gradkowski becomes Raiders starter!(merged)

    yep. This improves them. Kyle Boller would actually be the smart move if they wanted to shoot a little higher than Gradkowski's mediocrity. It could backfire though, and earn them the #1 pick.
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    Re: Semi-OT: Gradkowski becomes Raiders starter!(merged)

    ... US the #1 pick
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