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Bruce Gradkowski Gets The Starting Nod

Tom Cable has named Bruce Gradkowski the starter for Week Three. Tom Cable on his reasoning behind the switch:

We are going to start Bruce Gradkowski at quarterback. The reasons are pretty simple. I think there are two of them. First and foremost is the energy and the level of intensity that was brought into the huddle when he came into the game. They way the guys responded around him. And obviously scoring points. If you look back to the preseason, even at that time in the two games he came in he scored points.

That’s what we’re about. If we can get this thing to where we can score 24 points a game, I think we’ll be very tough to beat.

Hue Jackson told the press is was his idea to insert Gradkowski last week, but ultimately it is Cable’s call. Cable then went on to say that it was his decision alone to make the switch and that he did not have to clear it with Al Davis.

In news regarding players that don’t play QB, Richard Seymour and Walter McFadden both returned to practice in a limited capacity on Wednesday after missing time with hamstring issues.

Robert Gallery (hamstring), linebacker Travis Goethel (lower back) and wide receiver Chaz Schilens (knee), did not practice. They were also joined in not practicing by John Henderson. Henderson was wearing a protective boot on his foot, but said he was fine and would be ready to go on Sunday.