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Raiders Bench Russell and Prove Coaching Is the Problem

It finally happened, what many Raider fans have been calling for for weeks. The Raiders benched JaMarcus Russell for Bruce Gradkowski. But it wouldn't make a bit of a difference. As Gradkowski's play resulted in: Four three-and-outs, one fumble, a failed fourth-and-goal attempt, three near interceptions, zero points, and a tired defense.

I don't blame Gradkowski for his performance, nor do I blame Russell for his. I blame the offensive coaching staff, and playcalling.

When Gradkowski came in his first drive was a three-and-out, but he wasn't helped at all by the play-calling as Tom Cable called five pass plays in a row, none of which resulted in a completion.

With the run game appearing to be the strength of t...

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