Miami's decision to go back to Chad Henne at quarterback worked out a whole lot better than Oakland's move to Bruce Gradkowski.Henne returned from a benching and injury to throw for 307 yards and two scores and Dan Carpenter kicked four field goals to help the Miami Dolphins beat the Oakland Raiders 33-17 Sunday. Read More
Soon Raiders fans will start asking: What if Bruce Gradkowski had been the quarterback at the start of the season? Instead, JaMarcus Russell was the quarterback through a 2-7 start before coach Tom Cable, with Al Davis’ blessing, made the change to Gradkowski. Read More
Bruce Gradkowski solidified his position as starting quarterback by leading the Raiders to an upset win over the Cincinnati Bengals — and he may have ended JaMarcus Russell’s career in Oakland.
Remember that NFL contracts are basically one-year deals with multiple club options because teams can cut a player after any year. That’s why agents fight hard for a big first-year payoff and signing bonuses, the only guaranteed money in a contract. Read More