November 15th 2009, The Raiders lose to KC and everyone now knows we drafted a bust and the season is over.
Something strange happens. The next week Raiders beat Bengals 20-17. Now who made the difference.
Bruce Gradkowski started throwing 183 yards with 2 touchdowns might of been giving Miller and Murphy their two best games of the season.
Oh well there is no way the Raiders could do it again not the same team who got shutout against the Jets while Sanchez enjoyed a hotdog.
December 6th 2009, Raiders beat Steelers 27-24. Bruce throws more then 300 yards with 3 TDs. This one was actually Murphys biggest game with 2 TDs one being for 75 yards. We looked like an actually team with an actual QB.
The next week our poor Offensive line lets Bruce get smashed. A knee injury sidelines him for the rest of the season.
Bruce took this offseason to get into better shape. Left for 2 weeks but came back watched tape and worked some with Heyward-Bey and everything is looking great until the draft comes. First round we pass on Clausen, Bruce dodges a bullet on that one. We pass him on round 2 by now Bruce thinks he's on top of the world. rounds 3 and 4 we get OTs Bruce thinks " Finally some help" and then goes to check online to see if he can find some tape on Veldheer like the rest of us but upset because there was none. Now when he comes back to the TV he notices breaking news on the bottom of the screen which reads "The Oakland Raiders trade an undisclosed draft pick for Redskins QB Jason Campbell. What a stab in the back. Traded for a QB whos team did worse then us. WTF. Just to put icing on the cake Jason says he's the starter after an interview.
Bruce worked out and worked out. Until he got hert. He's been hert ever since.
Tomorrow night he gets a chance to prove that he is the Oakland Raider number 1 backup?
This just isn't right.