Oakland Raiders: Should They Take a Chance on Vince Young for the 2011 Season?

Since the Rich Gannon era in the beginning of this decade, the Raiders have been in constant search for the next best thing.

So far, it's been to no avail.

From Daunte Culpepper, Andrew Walter and JaMarcus Russell to Bruce Gradkowski and Jason Campbell, Raiders fans have been collectively shaking their heads at what has been a downright abysmal last seven years.

Maybe it's so frustrating this season because of the glimpse of flash on offense and the brilliant play of the front four on defense.

That still doesn't address any questions regarding our constant uncertainty at who lines up behind center.

Oakland came into the Miami game earlier today ranked second in the NFL in rushing yards per game. After putting up just 20 yards, it's evident that teams are starting to understand that rushing is the only thing saving our season. Teams have been forcing Campbell/Grad to throw as of late, and our run game has suffered severely.

As much as I want to say the season is a lost cause, the Raider defense makes me think otherwise. One thing is for certain however: The Raiders must find the right guy for the job.

Gradkowski was a breath of fresh air after a horrifying JaMarcus Russell. For the first time in years, Raiders fans had a bandwagon to jump on.

Then Jason Campbell came to town.

The problem in Oakland was that no one won the starting job; It was just assumed that Campbell would be a starter after trading for him. Apparently, no one really talked about it, and even today, it seems as if no one in the Raider organization knows who will play on the next series, let alone the next game.

As a optimist, I propose the following situation, however unrealistic it might be.

Let's take a chance on Vince Young.

He's been run out of town in Tennessee, and respectively for coach Fisher, it was for good reason. Vince tossed his pads in th...

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