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The news out of Cleveland that Brady Quinn has been placed on injured reserve with a foot injury is cause for Elias Sports Bureau to fire up the computers.

Has there ever been an NFL game this late in the season where both starting quarterbacks had a passer rating under 50?

Anderson’s season has been so abysmal even JaMarcus Russell can turn up his nose at his numbers. Anderson has completed 42.9 percent of his passes (56-for-154) with two touchdowns and nine interceptions for a quarterback rating of 36.2.

Anderson had a game against Buffalo this year where he was 2-for-17 against Buffalo _ a game the Browns won 6-3. That was his only win in six starts.

Charlie Frye, should be pass neurological exams for a concussion and start, posted a 38.4 in his start against Denver. Admittedly, it was just one start.

But if Russell can’t play, and assuming Bruce Gradkowski can’t go, then Russell, with his 47.8 completion percentage, 49.6 passer rating and three touchdown passes and nine interceptions, would duel Anderson with with the possibility of a freezing wind coming off the lake.

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  • RaiderRockstar

    time to get some work done. later gents!

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    WORK 2 DO GENTELMAN,MAY NOT BE IN 2MORROW ,EVERYONE HAVE A SAFE AND MERRY X-MAS ENJOY TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY’S..

  • http://blstb.msn.com/i/55/90A2853B6CFBCC2AFC987BB18B832.jpg vegas raider

    Merry X-mas Dirt Lot!!

    The wife is working on X-mas day, so it is going to be reefer, betting on basketball and lots of phone calls and jerry’s blog for me, lol

  • raidertbone

    Out as well … Happy Holidays everyone … and may your days be Silver and Black!

  • hwnrdr

    Check this out….
    Russell Att 232 Comp 111 Yds 1185 TD 3 Int 10
    Gradkowski Att 150 Comp 82 Yds 1007 TD 6 Int 3 (Keep in mind, 2 of those wasn’t really his fault…)

  • spellcheck

    Don’t you love morons that can’t find the caplock button?

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    SC

    He’s excited!

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    # DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL Says:
    December 23rd, 2009 at 6:23 am

    I DO NOT GO 4 THE RAIDERS COULD HAVE HAD THIS GUY INSTEAD OF THAT GUY.NO ONE KNOWS HOW IT WILL WORK OUT..PEYTON MANNING MAY HAVE STUNK IT UP LIKE RUSSELL IN OAKLAND..
    ____________________________________________________

    very true, but that doesnt change the fact that we need a guy like Curtis Lofton…

    we need a run stopping MLB, when you have a DB with most tackles it really shows how bad a ‘D’ you have

  • neilb

    Yeah…..Santa’s coming!!!

  • neilb

    Time to go….

    To all my brothers,wherever you are…

    Have a great Christmas and all the best for the New Year…

    Cheers !!

  • hwnrdr

    Have a great holiday season…Dirt Lot, Neilb, Rockstar, Exla, 4eva, Vegas…and whoever I may have missed!!! Much Aloha toy ou and your families!!!

  • BlackSunday32

    4eva Gallery has short arm how no one checked this out is beyond me and just cause you’re rated high don’t mean you are worth it, saw many scouting reports that said gallery lacked quickness to be a LT in NFL but the T-rex arms are what throw me besides Rivers, and Big Ben went after him wow.

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Oh man, I nearly had a heart attack last night…Kobe almost blew out his knee.

    I broke out in a sweat when he was on the floor clutching his knee.

    Whew!

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    BlackSunday32 Says:
    December 23rd, 2009 at 7:47 am
    4eva Gallery has short arm how no one checked this out is beyond me and just cause you’re rated high don’t mean you are worth it, saw many scouting reports that said gallery lacked quickness to be a LT in NFL but the T-rex arms are what throw me besides Rivers, and Big Ben went after him wow.
    __________________________

    I wanted that WR out of Pitt…what was his name? Fitzhugh? Fitzmaurice? Fitzgerald! Yeah that was his name….has he done anything in the NFL?

    But I understood why we took Gallery…everyone said he would be a franchise LT for 12 years.

    Al, you had the right idea with the Gallery-Grove picks, so don’t let their failures dictate your future drafts. Quit passing up o-linemen!

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    All I want for Christmas is for Kobe to stay healthy this season…

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Although if Santa brings me Garnett’s medial collateral ligament I will not be disappointed!

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    You just jinxed us Bo!

  • 4evaRaider

    dont worry Dakota,no one saw

  • BlackSunday32

    Forget that Dakota I want the Celts healthy when the LAKERS sweep them in finals !

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Good Morning Raider Nation and Merry Christmas to All!

  • 4evaRaider

    You 2 Exla!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • r8eray

    Dakota, you got the right idea….stick with O-line!!
    Here is a cheat sheet I came across!
    Check this out!

    http://www.footballsfuture.com/2010/prospects/ol.html

  • LA to TheBay

    O Line?

    With the 11th pick of the 2010 Draft, the Oakland Raiders select….

    RB CJ Spiller, Clemson.

  • r8eray

    LA, we dont need another back!

  • raidertay

    Dakota Says:
    December 22nd, 2009 at 4:00 pm
    Current Draft standings, win another game and Al will save BIG money on his 1st round pick this year:

    1 RAMS 1 0.531
    2 LIONS 2 0.513
    3 BUCCANEERS 2 0.558
    4 BROWNS 3 0.509
    5 CHIEFS 3 0.527
    6 REDSKINS 4 0.500
    7 SEAHAWKS 5 0.469
    8 BEARS 5 0.487
    9 BILLS 5 0.513
    10 RAIDERS 5 0.518
    11 49ERS 6 0.487
    12 PANTHERS 6 0.549
    =================================

    I never thought I would be so happy that the Raiders may NOT have a top ten pick.

  • r8eray

    Don’t get me wrong..Spiller is good.

  • LA to TheBay

    Most mocks have us taking Rolando McClain, Taylor Mays, or Sam Bradford.

    I really don’t see any of those.

    I’m hoping for MLB, OLine, or DT.

    If you think about it, Al has gotten his

    QB of the future (insert laugh track here)
    RB
    WR
    S (Huff finally paying off)
    CB (Aso, not Fabian)
    LT, er, LG (but has his guy in Mario)

    He’s got his DE’s, and as Ellis is getting old, one could be found really anywhere in the draft or FA.

    I can’t see him drafting anything but a member of the front 7 or a RT maaaybe C.

    He could surprise us (or not surprise us?) and take a CB, but my money is on what we should have gotten all along, big uglies.

    Al loves speed, but let’s not forget, he likes – or did for decades – bad@$$ mthafckas on D.

  • 4evaRaider

    I hope Cable use’s Pears as a T-El and we run the ball down rr’s throat

  • LA to TheBay

    r8eray

    We didn’t need one in 07.

    I’m just playing, really.

    Although with Bradford, Dez Bryant, and Spiller all on the board you really want to tear up when thinking about Russell, DHB, and McFadden (although he will be redeemed).

    It’s way too early for Al to give up on DHB and McFadden still shows promise. Russell is moving into lost cause status quicker than he can put away a double double.

  • LA to TheBay

    4eva

    I really like Pears in that jumbo set.

    Would also serve us well in PA.

  • LA to TheBay

    An outstanding O Line and more creativity on offense wins us an extra 2 games, easy. Especially with good QB play (Gradkowski).

    Bradford is a smart and accurate guy. McCoy’s a gamer. But do we really want to start over again? Maybe we could actually develop who we have for a change.

  • BlackSunday32

    If you think Russell is stealing money wait till Bey is done at least Russel’s first practice they didn’t have to go through the basics this is how you take a snap this is how you throw, that’s all they could do with Bey work on catching the ball maybe next year they can work on running routes right than maybe in 4-5 yrs we will have a good WR.

  • 4evaRaider

    Ellis’ replacement is Shaunessy,I believe =)

  • Raider Dell

    Dakota

    Mery Christmas

    “HELLS BELLS”

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Merry Christmas Dell!!!!

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Am I the only dope sitting at work today? Where is everyone?

  • r8eray

    I’m at home with the heater full blast, sipping on some coffee.

  • Raider Dell

    To my Raider Nation Brethren!!

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

    I hope you have a safe and joyous time with family and friends.

    To 4eva, Ex, RRS, LMN, Dakota, Br*en, N-BoB, OakGlen, Marley, Einstein, Spellcheck,DMAC,BSJ, the Laker girls, the Raiderettes,408, Thec (my bruh) Vegas,24, Jhill, M Lonetree, Dogg(blues brothers) Lucifer666,and if I missed you Merry Christmas.

    To all the Raider Haters, even you Ricky, Merry Christmas.

    Oh, how could I forget, the AL Davis fan club, The Real Madden Raider, KK, SNB, Dknight007, and the Dude.

    Finally to Jerry McDonald and Jon Becker for keeping this blog updated and moving in a timely manner. Please forgive some of our most rank comments on the blog. Remember were Raider Nation and our comments can be crude. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

  • VanHeathen

    Good Morning to the Original and Only ‘Nation’ in pro sports!

  • The Big Banana

    Dear Al,

    All I want for Christmas is for Jon Gruden to be hired as our next head coach.

    Thank you,
    20-year fan

  • hellsbells

    Draft wish list 2010

    round 1
    DT McCoy
    OT Okung OKS
    MLB McClain ALABAMA
    OT Davis Rurgers
    MLB Spikes FLA
    OT Williams OK *

    round 2
    OG Lupati Idaho* OG Asamoah Ill
    DT Williams Tenn
    DT Cody Alabama Dont know if he will fall
    OT Black LSU

    round 3
    A) Alex Carrington DE*
    B) Stanley H. FB USC Would open the offence up*

    Rest best player available
    Should be the GM
    * indicates favorite hope
    right side of the line rebuit with power
    FB replaced with great full back
    Promising DE with size and speed

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    hellsbells Says:
    December 23rd, 2009 at 9:42 am
    Draft wish list 2010

    round 1
    DT McCoy
    OT Okung OKS
    MLB McClain ALABAMA
    OT Davis Rurgers
    MLB Spikes FLA
    OT Williams OK *

    round 2
    OG Lupati Idaho* OG Asamoah Ill
    DT Williams Tenn
    DT Cody Alabama Dont know if he will fall
    OT Black LSU

    round 3
    A) Alex Carrington DE*
    B) Stanley H. FB USC Would open the offence up*

    Rest best player available
    Should be the GM
    * indicates favorite hope
    right side of the line rebuit with power
    FB replaced with great full back
    Promising DE with size and speed

    ___________________________

    I agree 100%

  • RaiderResurrection

    Don’t forget guys that today is the day we find out about Gradkowski for Sunday. I’m keeping my eyes peeled for Jerry’s update on that. I’m hoping he plays only if he can play well enough. For christ sake I saw him jumping on the sidelines in celebration so maybe it isn’t too bad. I’m tired of Jmasterbate, next time I see him taking a snap I’m going to swallow a bullet.

  • spellcheck

    RaiderResurrection Says:
    December 23rd, 2009 at 10:23 am
    Don’t forget guys that today is the day we find out about Gradkowski for Sunday. I’m keeping my eyes peeled for Jerry’s update on that. I’m hoping he plays only if he can play well enough. For christ sake I saw him jumping on the sidelines in celebration so maybe it isn’t too bad. I’m tired of Jmasterbate, next time I see him taking a snap I’m going to swallow a bullet.
    ))))))))))))))))))))))((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

    Don’t forget to “COCK” that pistol first.

  • RaiderResurrection

    LOL funny as hell Spell Check

  • new englandraider

    hey fellas what up? just wanted to take the time to wish all of u a very happy holiday season. 99% of you guys have very interesting posts and its a pleasure to read them. also, it helps kill time between games. hope you all have a wonderful holiday

  • chucka1122

    By the time DHB gets it, he will be out of a Raider uniform. DHB will never get it, he has terrible hands, plain and simple. He is a track guy in a football uniform. He was not that great in college, and it is translating over to the NFL. He will be gone when the majority of his guaranteed money is up. He has been a complete bust, especially when you look at the wideouts taken after him. We have one on our team taken in the 4th round that will always be a much better player. I just wish the Raiders could cut their losses with JaBust and DHB, but as always it is the money that dictate when these players go. DHB cannot be gone soon enough. It makes me sick to see the Raiders blunder the first couple of rounds of the draft, year after year. I keep hoping one of these days they will have a complete draft and not just a draft where all of our later round picks perform so much better than our first couple of round picks.

    DHB go back to Maryland, maybe you and JaBust can hang out at the clubs together and spend all your new found fortunes.