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Gradkowski having MRI

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, November 29th, 2010 at 10:15 am in Oakland Raiders.

Raiders quarterback Bruce Gradkowski is having an MRI today and fears bad news, a source familiar with the situation said Monday.

Gradkowski has been battling a shoulder problem since Week 3 against Arizona, ultimately going down with a third degree separation just before halftime of a 35-27 win over San Diego on Oct. 10. He missed the next five games, returning to start and play ineffecitvely in a 33-17 loss to Miami.

Following the game, Gradkowski left the field carrying his right arm awkwardly after being hit on the Raiders final play from scrimmage.

“It’s just tough. You always gott stay optimistic,” Gradkowski said following the game. “You don’t want that to happen but it’s always a fear of yours. As a quarterback, it’s hard. It’s your right shoulder and a third-degree separation is not the greatest thing to have on your throwing shoulder. Whatever I have to do to get right, I will.”

More to come . . .

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  • DMAC

    Fassel or Cable next year?
    I got to go w/ Cable
    Sorry

  • http://www.aflciodental.com/unions/IBEW.png The Real Ray

    Hit you guys up later….I’m out!

    RMR and Red….you guys play nice!

    ;)

  • Thec07

    SilverNBlackPA Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 10:35 am
    Thec,

    Russell looked pretty good at LSU too. I’m telling you, Mallett is a timebomb waiting to blow up in the face of the team that drafts him.

    ++++++++++++

    Your right..His work ethic issues eminds me of Jruss also…Just throwing ot out to see who bites….

  • aig-raiders

    “Privately, members of the coaching staff tell McDonald that Darren McFadden isn’t running the same aggressive since he was hurt. McFadden has 18 yards on 16 carries over the last two weeks.”
    ——————–

    they should find who this coach is and fire his a$$. Kinda hard to run when the other LB is in your backfield all day.

  • Thec07

    If I’m an agent of the QB we draft, I’m not letting him anywhere near the facility until he has an astronomically record breaking contract, I mean one that makes Russell’s look like a single A minor league baseball deal, with tons of guaranteed cash. When you know you’re going into a train wreck, make sure you’re paid. But I don’t think any good QB would let himself get drafted here. He’d refuse to play.

    +++++++++++++

    Assuming we do keep our 2nd round pick you wont have that kind of leverage…also looming is a rookie cap..You will be slotted even more so than the NBA…So your point is meaningless…

  • J Hill

    The biggest question with the next HC question is what Al will want to happen with the 2 coordinators he’ll have under contract.

  • YoungAmerican

    Latest mock off-season:

    Trade 2012 1st rounder for 2011 1st rounder

    1st round – C Stephen Wisniewski (Penn State)
    2nd round – WR Michael Floyd (Notre Dame)
    3rd round – QB Nathan Enderle (Idaho)
    5th round – CB Davon House (New Mexico State)
    6th round – NT Ian Williams (Notre Dame)
    7th round – RB Emmanuel Moody (Florida)

    Sign FA CB Jonathan Joseph, G Harvey Dahl, RT Jared Gaither

    Re-sign Seymour, Miller, Gallery, Huff.

  • Thec07

    olinesux Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 10:54 am
    quit all talk about qbs….every spotlight (even batmans) should be shining on the offensive line….the draft should be 7 picks of mean nasty people…

    +++++++++++++==

    Yep, with one of the top 3 going to a real QB….

  • Thec07

    J Hill Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 11:04 am
    The biggest question with the next HC question is what Al will want to happen with the 2 coordinators he’ll have under contract.

    +++++++++++++

    fire them both…Let the new HC bring in his own regime…

  • YoungAmerican

    If the Raiders don’t finish 8-8:

    Hue for HC (if only for consistency and a guy the young players like)

    Trestman for OC

    Hire new WR and DB coaches as well.

  • raymo2424

    The defense has no pass rush and Miami picked up every third down they had.

    Then the D shows there blitz way too early, Henne checks out of it at the line…First down.

    With the offense going three and out all day I’m surprised the score wasn’t worse.

    Rivers will have all day to throw and will have hit deep ball after deep ball. Yeah we will limit Tolbert to 80 yards on 20 carries but Rivers will throw for at least 350.

    Bottom line. That was a “SHOW ME” game and they showed us that there the same Raiders they have been for the last 7 years.

    Its been Al, it is Al and will always be Al. What a joke of a franchise.

    And to think about all the money I spent of your company Al.

    Shake My MF’en Head!!

  • YoungAmerican

    We all know that Al won’t let a new head coach personally bring in all his guys for the coaching staff and roster, so it’s sort of a moot point.

    Al makes the hiring decisions.

    Al chooses the scheme.

    All that matters is that the coaches can win playing Al Davis football.

    Not saying it’s right or wrong, it just is how it is.

  • Thec07

    If the Raiders don’t finish 8-8:

    Hue for HC (if only for consistency and a guy the young players like)

    Trestman for OC

    Hire new WR and DB coaches as well.

    ++++++++++++++=

    Hue jack will want to be HC/OCO as well…
    WR, and DB coaches a must…Let the new coach bring in his own personnel….

    Back the brinks up to bill parcells house, Mr. Davis takes a vaction until week 8 2011…

  • SilverNBlackPA

    YA,

    Did you see the quick sample draft I threw out earlier this morning?

    2nd round – Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State
    3rd round – Kris O’Dowd, C, USC
    4th round – Darius Morris, OT, Temple
    5th round – Terrance Toliver, WR, LSU
    6th round – Anthony Gray, NT, Southern Mississippi
    7th round – John Bender, G, Nevada

  • RaiderfanNY

    Clearly, Gradkowski should not have been out there yesterday. He couldn’t throw the ball.

    I prefer Grads to Campbell, but Cable dropped the ball on this one. You have to go with the guy who is healthy and can REACH his receivers.

    Not that it would have mattered if Dan Marino was back there. We got embarrassed on both sides of the line by an average team.

    The reality is that the Raiders beat up on two soft teams — Denver and Seattle — and can’t stay on the field with physical teams. We are a long way from being a real contender.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Trestman is already a head coach. He’s enormously successful, popular and well-paid. He’s not going to the NFL unless it’s for a head coaching job.

  • Thec07

    YoungAmerican Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 11:08 am
    We all know that Al won’t let a new head coach personally bring in all his guys for the coaching staff and roster, so it’s sort of a moot point.

    Al makes the hiring decisions.

    Al chooses the scheme.

    All that matters is that the coaches can win playing Al Davis football.

    Not saying it’s right or wrong, it just is how it is.

    ++++++++++=

    Major problem…..

  • YoungAmerican

    I like that draft too. I think Terrance Toliver could be a very good receiver in this league.

    I like Kris O’Dowd, but his injury history concerns me. Still, if we can’t trade into the first round, he will probably be the best center on the board and a must-pick for the Raiders.

  • mistic1

    Gradkowski proves that the so-called theory about him making “quicker reads”, doesnt negate the fact that they are largely the wrong reads.

    Grads drops back has DHB singled on one side, Z miller beating his man down the seem, and dmac running free and clear underneath. Bruce lofts up a twinki cream soft, canned corn helium ball, into double coverage, that is easily picked by the corner.

    I would rather play the guy that may be more deliberate, but is much more accurate, and much less turnover prone. Tom flores could step out of the booth right now and have stronger more accurate arm.

  • YoungAmerican

    I didn’t know Trestman was still a HC. You’re right, probably wouldn’t come here unless it’s for a head coaching job.

  • Thec07

    The defense has no pass rush and Miami picked up every third down they had.

    Then the D shows there blitz way too early, Henne checks out of it at the line…First down.

    ++++++++++++++

    I have been screaming this point for several weeks now…
    Why is Quicksain allways delclaring early????
    we should be doing what pitts does, more delays….
    Also why do we have guys like Quicksain on a blitz running into a gap where we allready have a rusher engaged with a blocker….Keystone cops, even on the blitz….

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Back the brinks up to bill parcells house, Mr. Davis takes a vaction until week 8 2011…

    ++++++++++++++++++

    For the right money, I think Parcells would be up for it and like the challenge…

    ..EXCEPT, there’s zero chance Al gives the control to Parcells he’d demand.

  • PK28

    cable & grads, pack your bags losers…neither of you are NFL caliber

  • mistic1

    Trestman would be a great hire. he just won his 3rd grey cup in canada.

  • Thec07

    Bruce lofts up a twinki cream soft, canned corn helium ball, into double coverage, that is easily picked by the corner.
    +++++++++

    lol…

  • Thec07

    ..EXCEPT, there’s zero chance Al gives the control to Parcells he’d demand.

    ++++++++++++++++

    EXACLTY…its all about control…Thought it was about winning….

  • YoungAmerican

    It’s a shame because if that one ball was thrown on time, Ford has two TDs on the day.

  • RedneckRaider (The RealMaddenRaider-Hater)

    YoungAmerican Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 11:15 am
    It’s a shame because if that one ball was thrown on time, Ford has two TDs on the day.

    ****************

    Three.

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com The Real MaddenRaider

    Gradkowski was set up with a poor offensive gameplan, and that’s why he couldn’t do anything. Yesterday’s loss was all on Al. If I’m Cable, I’m starting Boller next week just to piss Al off. He’s got nothing to lose at this point.

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com The Real MaddenRaider

    Why do you guys keep bringing up Parcells? Does Parcells have a son or something?

  • YoungAmerican

    Word, three. I was thinking receiving TDs.

    Pretty ridiculous that Ford was single-handedly responsible for all the Raiders points yesterday.

  • Thec07

    YoungAmerican Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 11:18 am
    Word, three. I was thinking receiving TDs.

    Pretty ridiculous that Ford was single-handedly responsible for all the Raiders points yesterday.

    ++++++++++++++

    JFORD is overated, he gets lucky, we need to trade him to KC for a 7th rd pick…lol

  • YoungAmerican

    Haha I like how earlier in the year when I said I wanted to see what Ford had, some folks around here were all “WHAT HAS HE DONE TO DESERVE BEING ON THE FIELD!!?!?!11″

    This is why you let the young kids play. There’s no other way to know what they have.

  • Thec07

    This is why you let the young kids play. There’s no other way to know what they have.

    +++++++++++++

    Exaclty….

  • RedneckRaider (The RealMaddenRaider-Hater)

    This is why you let the young kids play. There’s no other way to know what they have.

    +++++++++++++

    Exaclty….

    ******************

    And now we should have an open roster spot after letting WMac show what he has (or rather, doesn’t have)

  • Just Fire Baby

    Ford is a baller, but not sure why he is SOLELY responsible for this TD catch.

    It was the perfect read (single-coverage no safety help) and an even better throw in the face of blitz and a pending hit from a LB.

    Great play all the way around. About the only one on the day.

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com The Real MaddenRaider

    Al Davis had no clue Ford was a good football player. It’s just going to jack is price up, and he’ll be gone. I guarantee you Al isn’t going to secure Ford long term.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Vincent Jackson has a calf injury … I wonder if he’ll play against us?

  • DMAC

    Where and the hell was Ware at yesterday?

  • bcz24

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 10:59 am
    I think Campbell and Bruce will be in a fierce competition for the starting job again next year.

    For the Las Vegas Loco’s.
    ***************
    Why would a Championship calibur team like the Loco’s even want a couple of bums like JC and BG

  • bcz24

    DMAC Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 11:29 am
    Where and the hell was Ware at yesterday?
    *****************
    Healthy scratch.

  • RaiderRockstar

    SD’s offense didn’t do much against Indy.

    Rivers 185 yards
    Gates 4 catches for 46 yards
    Naanee 3 grabs for 38 yards
    Seyi 1 for 16

    5 FG’s by Kaeding

    stop the run. no turnovers = WIN!

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com The Real MaddenRaider

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I think Campbell and Bruce will be in a fierce competition for the starting job again next year.

    For the Las Vegas Loco’s.

    …………….

    An upgrade over the job they’re competing for now.

  • mistic1

    There is no more debate about the value of Namdi. he tried to play hurt and was beaten. He left the game and wheels completely came off of our pass defense. This inability to cover meant our pass rush was doomed. Even though your getting pressure and hits there are guys busting open in the secondary. When we are able to blanket on the back end our pass rush is much better, blitz or no blitz.

    This is the true value of namdi, and why he is indispensable.

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  • RaiderDebo

    Mistic1 Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 11:12 am
    Gradkowski proves that the so-called theory about him making “quicker reads”, doesnt negate the fact that they are largely the wrong reads.

    Grads drops back has DHB singled on one side, Z miller beating his man down the seem, and dmac running free and clear underneath. Bruce lofts up a twinki cream soft, canned corn helium ball, into double coverage, that is easily picked by the corner.

    I would rather play the guy that may be more deliberate, but is much more accurate, and much less turnover prone. Tom flores could step out of the booth right now and have stronger more accurate arm.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    LOL!!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    CJ37 & Ware were missed as much (if not more so) than Nnamdi yesterday!

    Walter Mac clearly hasn’t had enough time to recover from that hamstring injury

  • Thec07

    Ford is a baller<——-Overated and Too short…lol

  • YoungAmerican

    I won’t say that McFadden or Ware should be cut, but it’s obvious they’re not starting-caliber players, or even up to the nickel role quite yet.

    If the Raiders are looking for a starter opposite Nnamdi, they should go after Jonathan Joseph from Cinci. That team already has a very good corner in Leon Hall, and Joseph is a #2 CB who has very solid man coverage skills.

    Put him across the field from Nnamdi with CJ or Huff as a nickel corner, and let a new DBs coach work with either McFadden or Ware as a 4th/5th corner.

  • RaiderDebo

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 11:16 am
    Gradkowski was set up with a poor offensive gameplan, and that’s why he couldn’t do anything. Yesterday’s loss was all on Al. If I’m Cable, I’m starting Boller next week just to piss Al off. He’s got nothing to lose at this point.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Agree with you 100% on JR. But this Grads stuff makes no sense. NFL scouts graded him as a scrub when he was drafted. And he’s never done a damn thing in this league to prove them wrong.