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JaMarcus Russell says he would play for free for another shot

JaMarcus Russell apparently still wants to have a do-over in the NFL. Dissatisfied with being labeled one of the biggest busts in NFL Draft history, Russell, a former No. 1 overall pick, seemingly would be willing to do anything for another shot. In a video interview with SI Films that will be published in full on Tuesday, Russell says he would even be a water boy to get a shot...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

JaMarcus Russell heads list of draft busts this century

No NFL team wants to draft another JaMarcus Russell. His size, skill and natural talent made the former LSU quarterback an easy choice for the No. 1 overall pick by the Oakland Raiders in 2007. But Russell flopped. He lasted only three seasons in Oakland, started 25 games and collected $36.4 million of the six-year, $68 million contract he signed. Russell became the impetus for owners...
Via Associated Press
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL exec compares Jameis Winston to JaMarcus Russell

By Jason Rowan Jameis Winston arguably is one of the most heavily scrutinized football players in the history of the NFL Draft and an unnamed league player personnel executive made one of the most unflattering comparisons that can be made when predicting the career prospects of a future NFL quarterback. The longtime executive in personnel, per a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel report...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Oakland Raiders should be hesitant about pro days

As the draft steadily approaches, teams are just about finished with their pro day scouting of players. For those who don’t know, pro days are scheduled workouts set for the players at their universities where they are able to give scouts another chance to see them perform many of the same drills from the NFL combine. The idea is that players are more comfortable at their school...
Via isportsweb.com
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Millen shares priceless JaMarcus Russell story

By Larry Brown JaMarcus Russell has gone down as one of the biggest busts in NFL history, and stories like this really help explain why. Former Detroit Lions GM Matt Millen joined “The Afternoon Delight with John Lund & Greg Papa” on 95.7 The Game Friday to talk about some of the current draft prospects. During the conversation, Millen, who was terrible as a GM, was asked...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Tosh.O rips former Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin a new one on his show

Anyone who follows me knows I am not a very big fan of former Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin. I know that he was not entirely to blame for what happened during his tenure, after all, as everyone knows, he wanted to draft Calvin Johnson rather than JaMarcus Russell. Clearly he was right about that. But since then, he has shown himself to be a rather less than stellar human...
Via cover32 - Raiders
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Is the Oakland Raiders’ search for a franchise quarterback over?

The Oakland Raiders have been struggling since their Super Bowl loss in 2003. They have compiled a record of 53-123 since then, going 4-12 in five of the past eleven seasons. Their biggest problem is a lack of leadership and skill at the quarterback position since their franchise quarterback, Rich Gannon, retired in 2004. Gannon was a back-to-back Pro Bowl MVP and NFL MVP in 2002...
Via isportsweb.com
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders move seven years ago today cannot be repeated

Happy purple drank day everyone! That’s right, seven years ago today, the Oakland Raiders drafted JaMarcus Russell with the number one pick of the 2007 NFL Draft. After an impressive bowl game against Notre Dame and an even more impressive combine and pro day performances, Russell shot up the board and the Raiders chose him over Calvin Johnson. Russell was supposed to be the savior...
Via cover32 - Raiders
April 28, 2014  |  1 Comment

Oakland Raiders cannot repeat past draft mistakes at QB and WR

The Oakland Raiders have done a nice job in free agency this year. A shaky start has given way to some promising veteran signings and some stability at positions sorely lacking it. Now the biggest piece of the puzzle lies ahead in the NFL draft and I for one am worried they are set up to repeat past mistakes. As Johnny Manziel meets with the team representatives today I am reminded...
Via cover32 - Raiders
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders worst QB ever might not be as obvious as you think

The Oakland Raiders have a long history of drafting quarterbacks that did not pan out to well as is demonstrated by my list of every quarterback ever drafted by the Oakland Raiders dating back to 1960. In that piece, I was analyzing all of the quarterbacks drafted by the Raiders in order to determine who the best ever was. That, as it turned out, was a rather easy task. Ken “The...
Via cover32 - Raiders
February 06, 2014  |  1 Comment
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