When the Tennessee Titans didn't start Vince Young until the fifth game and missed the wild card spot by about 2 games, don't you think the Oakland Raiders would want to start rookie JaMarcus Russell? The Titans ended up 8-8 on the season and went 8-4 when Young started. If they would have started Young at the beginning and didn't worry about him not have experience, they might have gone to the playoffs. The Raiders should learn from that mistake and start Russell.
Who cares if Josh McCown and Andrew Walter have experience, can they throw the ball 80 yards?