Injured Gallery must find himself

Updated: September 16, 2006, 10:47 AM ET
Maybe that was it. Maybe the calf tear that will keep Robert Gallery sidelined for the next few weeks was the reason he looked so bad under the lights Monday night in the Black Hole.

At least the Raiders hope that was the case. OLB Shawne Merriman and the Chargers defense pretty much ran around him and through him in the opener.

Two years ago, Gallery was a "can't miss" prospect out of Iowa. Now, he is no better than the player he was coming out of school. Even more alarming might be the fact that he is no stronger than the day he left Iowa.