Raiders coach Tom Cable gave two reasons for starting Bruce Gradkowski Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals:
Energy. The level of intensity was greatly increased when he joined the huddle and he produced with the same players, running the same plays as Jason Campbell.
Scoring points. Gradkowski has shown an ability to put the ball in the end zone at a better rate, both in the preseason anda gainst St. Louis.
Cable said he and Hue Jackson discussed as early as last week inserting Gradkowski after the Raiders’ opening week loss.
He said he made the decision in consultation with his staff and the decision was his alone without input from owner Al Davis.
More to come . . .