Oakland Raiders: The State of the Team, Part One (Offense)

Posted: 15th February 2010 by Josh Broudy in NFL
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Day-by-day, I will review every facet of the Raiders franchise and grade them with A, B, C, etc.á á Overall Offense Grade: C- JaMarcus Russell had, frankly, a wasted season. It is so frustrating, since he has the necessary tools to be a great quarterback. What he lacks the most are pocket awareness and mechanics. A right DE literally could be within six inches of him, and he wouldn't notice until he's getting hit. His mechanics are horrible. He relies way too much on his arm (as evidence by throwing off his back foot), and falls apart when he feels pressure. Bruce Gradkowski was excellent in relieving Russell. He almost led a fourth quarter comeback against the Chiefs. If it weren't for Darrius Heyward-Bey's (DHBùmore on him later) drop, I bet we would have won the gam ...

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