JaMarcus Russell, a former LSU Tiger quarterback and #1 draft pick for the Oakland Raiders, no longer has a "life coach" according to Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole. John Lucas, a former NBA player, has decided that he will no longer be Russell's life coach. Lucas did not respond to phone messages left for him. Citing sources, Cole said that Lucas grew weary with Russell's work effort, or lack thereof, at the tail end of last year. After the Raiders got rid of Russell he was unable to get a spot on a team last season. During tryouts with the Redskins and Dolphins last year, Russell tipped the scales at 288 and 292 pounds, respectively.
In 31 games with the Raiders, Russell had a Positive Impact Factor of -44.9. If Russell's PIF was adjust by counting sacks as rushing attempts (which the NFL doesn't do), his PIF jumps up to a 7.7, which has to be one of the greatest disparities of all-time. It is also shocking to think that even if one counts sacks as rushing attempts, Russell lost a fumble on 13.6% of his rushing attempts in the NFL.