Nine weeks into the season, Al Davis, Tom Cable, andáthe 2-7 Raiders had finally seen enough of quarterback Jamarcus RussellÆs impotent attempts to execute...wellàanything.áá In a season and a half Jamarcus Russellámanaged to provide the OaklandáColiseumáwith plenty of elbow room with his poor play behind center.á With the season circling the drain, Cable announced that Russell would be benched. That decision started what could only be described as a deadly game of quarterback Russian Roulette. Russell's backup, Bruce Gradkowski, provided the quarterback position with the spark it needed, but two and a half games and two sprained knees later, third-string QB, journeyman Charlie Frye took over. In his first game against a suspect Cleveland Browns secondary last Sunday, Frye threw ...
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