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Question of the day

Let’s go ahead and get it out of the way right now.

Let’s say Bruce Gradkowski successfully rehabs his MCL tears and Charlie Frye’s head clears.

So, Tom Cable, who’s your starter against Cleveland?

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  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    4evaRaider Says:
    December 20th, 2009 at 5:00 pm
    Yep fumbles happen allright and like I said on the fumble by Bush he got extremely lucky and he did thats ALL I said.Fargas could ran through those HUGE holes too.
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    Ball carrier vision also helps so that you can see the holes…

    Today’s effort is what a running back is supposed to get that’s a difference maker.

    Sure as hell beats 60 yards and a lot of violence.

    If Bush doesn’t get 70% of the carries here on out….Cable should be dismissed…period.

    Fargas IS NOT A BETTER RUNNING BACK THAN BUSH!

  • 504 Raider

    art shells clipboard Says:
    December 20th, 2009 at 4:57 pm
    504, he’s right here marking down the last false start by Cornell Green.

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    LMFAO!

  • 4evaRaider

    How many touchdowns did Bush score today

  • Dmac20

    We go with gradkowski, and hopefully jamarcus’s play gives him some sort of value so we can trade him in the offseason. I’d rather go with grads and frye as our qb’s for the future and get what we can for jamarcus.

  • lefty12

    do you really believe Fargas playing over Bush is Cable’s decision?

  • Kirk

    Question of the day….

    Why doesn’t Michael Bush start?

    He should have been our starting running back since the beginning of last year.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Save the sentimental favorites for little league.

    Michael Bush is a real deal no compromises running back….the type of back that REAL offenses have.

    Stop the 3-back rotation and get Bush 60 to 70% of the carries and just ride with it.

    Fargas should come in to spell with a carry here or there.

    Sad, if not for injury, we would have seen a lot of inspired 3 yard runs culminating in another 60 yard effort

  • 4evaRaider

    Bush couldnt get in from the 2 foot line.Thats production there!!!

    I dont care if Bush ran for 1000 yards,its all between the 20′s and dont mean sh!t.And he still couldnt get in from the 2 yard line.What kind of RB cant get in from the 2 foot line.Bush couldnt csore a td if there was no one in front of him.lol

    Its soooo funny that you been screaming that Fargas cant score and get only 60 yards.Well guess what Bush ran for 133 or whatever and he couldnt SCORE EITHER

    BUT THATS PRODUCTION

  • 504 Raider

    I think Bush has conditioning issues. He slowed down the last two drives.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    4eva,

    You can’t win without production. 60 yard efforts don’t lead to victories…in case you haven’t noticed. There are a lot of hard workers that just can’t cut it on the field. No one says sport is fair.

    You think we win this game if Fargas only gets 60 yards?

    Oh, and Bush had another reception for 10 more yards or so.

    1 Touchdown in a game where the team scores a total of 20 is quite a big deal.

  • lefty12

    you don’t know what we would have seen.are you clairvoyant or what?how about enjoying the win.

  • tuckrulefool

    This team is very different than past years.

    Keep Cable.

    I seriously think with a competent QB (grads my vote right now) and a reasonable backup (losman?) this team WILL compete even ‘as is’ otherwise.

    Now if we can upgrade both lines and MLB (Real run stuffer) we could be something like 8-6 this time next yr.

    No im not on craq. the team DOES NOT give up.

    Keep cable, sign grads and upgrade our lines.

    And, while Im at it, Al get out of the way.

  • 16yearsold16yearfan

    everybody who keeps talking about free agency need to pay attention to the nfl most of our players will be rfa and can be tendered at low costs and there wont be many other fa’s out there because most of the good ones either already signed a contract or they are going to be rfa

  • 4evaRaider

    yards mean nothing.Touch Downs do….in case you havent noticed

  • StopThis

    I just knew the Raiders would win this one. We always beat Denver! They even made Jamarcus look good. At least Jamarcus can take a licking and keep on ticking.

    Our defense won this game.

  • RaiderLen

    What up Nation.

    Bush showed today why He should be the starting HB.

    JaMarcus is a fill in QB until otherwise proven different.

    The O line is PATHETIC.

    If the O line is turned from a weakness to a strenght, Bruce or whomever will have half a chance to win.

    Happy to see the Raiders win on the road in Denver.

  • Florida Pete

    SnB offense defense specialteams Says:
    December 20th, 2009 at 4:59 pm
    7 yards a carry!

    Another 100 yard game.

    What does Bush need to do to EARN the starting job?

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    my understanding of the situation is that in order to be the man… you must beat the man…

    so apparently… M Bush will need to kick Fargas’s ass…

  • Florida Pete

    4evaRaider Says:
    December 20th, 2009 at 5:15 pm
    Bush couldnt get in from the 2 foot line.Thats production there!!!

    I dont care if Bush ran for 1000 yards,its all between the 20’s and dont mean sh!t.And he still couldnt get in from the 2 yard line.What kind of RB cant get in from the 2 foot line.Bush couldnt csore a td if there was no one in front of him.lol

    Its soooo funny that you been screaming that Fargas cant score and get only 60 yards.Well guess what Bush ran for 133 or whatever and he couldnt SCORE EITHER

    BUT THATS PRODUCTION

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    4eva… put the freaking beer down and pay attention…

    BUSH SCORED A TOUCHDOWN TODAY…

  • 4evaRaider

    I just meant on the goal line stand

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    THOUGHT THE RAIDER’S WERE DOOM’D AFTER MC FADDEN FUMBLE..WHEEW, GLAD I WAS WRONG..

  • raider4life22

    I just have a question for the jamarcus russell bashers in here. Ive read many of times where poeple state that jamarcus doesnt care he has his money he doesnt care at all. My question is if he doesnt care why does he get hurt miss a couple plays then go back in? If he truly didnt care wouldnt it just be easier to say let losman finish the game im hurt, or in the first game when he went out and bruce came in then he came back into the game.Jamarcus may be a lot of things but to say he doesnt care i think is a lil unfounded.

  • wishbone

    Ok DaMonk got it done. However I still believe he is never gonna be a good NFL QB. Bruce is the future & Frye is a good backup. When will the coaching staff realize that Bush is a top 10 RB in the league if given the chance. Fill in some holes on the Oline and make Bush the main guy with DMac filling in as both RB/WR. Still need to get a beast at MLB.

  • spellcheck

    Just ignore Madden Raider…he either is, or in cahoots with the site moderator and will get you banned.

  • spellcheck

    Frye has a better arm than Gradkowski and IMO moved the chains just as well. Frye’s arm strength can stretch the field more.

  • i dress in black

    # spellcheck Says:
    December 20th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Frye has a better arm than Gradkowski and IMO moved the chains just as well. Frye’s arm strength can stretch the field more.
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    I would disagree about arm strength. I saw 3 balls that should have been picked which were under-thrown today. I think Grad has the same issue. Another way to think about it is these guys wouldn’t have been available for the Raiders to grab off the scrape heap if they had better arms.

  • raiderfan801

    4evaRaider:
    you are a moron…there is NO running back that scored EVERY time they were withing 2 or even 1 yard…Not Barry Sanders, Not Marcus Allen or Bo Jackson, Not Emmitt Smith or Walter Payton…Again noone ever scored every time…so give Bush credit…He played GREAT…And RealMaddenRaider…I think the real reason that Cable looked PISSED was bcuz the Oline sacrificed both our best QB’s and got us in a position to have to play Russell!! As a coach, I’d be pretty pissed off if I were also coaching the Oline personally, and they allowed both starting QB’s to go down, getting us to our 3rd string option. As far as Russell, he didn’t play well today. He got lucky. He did lose the ball a couple of times, showed that he moves as slow as a statue…We NEED a QB with heart…JaRyan Russelleaf doesn’t have one. We should also get rid of Cable. For far too many games he has NOT put the best players on the field. Cable should have used Javon Walker more, but he kept starting a WR who can’t catch…DHB. He kept Russell in despite his HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE play. Also, what is up with calling about 98% of our running plays up the middle for 2-3 yard gains, which consistantly force us to go 3-and-out. Try running to the OUTSIDE!!! Many times after they run up the middle for 2 yards, on the replay, if you look to the far left or right of the field, THERE ARE NO DEFENDERS ANYWHERE NEAR. Why? Cuz all the defensive coordinators in the league knows that the far majority of our runs are up the middle. Also, he should have started Bush after McFadden went down, and stuck with it. Fargas is a physical runner who can get 2 yards a carry and tire out the defensive line. But if you want a 100 yard runner, or 1,000 yard runner, you need Bush. I am tired of Cable. We need a coach who will put the best players on the field, not the highest paid… In the offseason, we need to trade Fargas and McFadden, use the picks to bolster our O’line. With our natural picks, we need to bolster our D-line to stop the run!! Then we would be true contenders!!

  • anduflas

    Yo momma should start.

  • http://MSN TonyTwizz

    Right Raiderfan, Cable is pissed cause fuggin JR came in and saved the day right when he had everyone convinced Russell was a POS and should be benched. Now here we go again…

  • raiderfan801

    Tony Twizzler:
    Our Offensive line is responsible for Gradkowski getting injured last week. They are responsible for Frye getting injured this week. They almost allowed Russell to get his head knocked off…and the one play that JP Losman played, the oline collapsed yet again. I never said that Cable was mad that Russelleaf won the game. I said that he is angry that the offensive line has gotten us to the point of having to resort to the 3rd string option…if your gonna quote me, quote me right. I don’t think Russelleaf is a POS, but I don’t think he has the heart to put in the hours that Rich Gannon or Tom Brady, Roethlisberger, Montana, Young (just to name a few) have put in. He comes in overweight and is too slow in his release of the ball.