Friday, May 06, 2005

Hard Truth

The Raiders are doing themselves and backup QB Marques Tuiasosopo a great disservice by not taking the time to see if he is the quarterback of the future. First, they signed Kerry Collins before last season and jumped him ahead of Tuiasosopo. Then, coach Norv Turner, like his predecessors, wasted opportunities to get an extended look at Tuiasosopo -- he didn't play at all last season -- in a lost season.

Now, Tuiasosopo has well-regarded rookie Andrew Walter lurking over his shoulder and might be passed over by another player who is viewed as a better fit in Turner's offense. The Raiders need to take a hard look at Tuiasosopo in real games and make a decision on his long-term status with the franchise.

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