Is Jameis Winston a newer version of JaMarcus Russell?

As if there wasn’t enough scrutiny of Jameis Winston as the first overall pick in the NFL Draft, now there is a story out on NFL.com that compares the FSU quarterback to another signal caller of proportional size. And the comparison is not a favorable one. Mike Huguenin, College Football 24/7 writer for NFL.com, has written a story that, “At least two NFL personnel executives...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL exec compares Jameis Winson to JaMarcus Russell

Jameis Winston arguably is one of the most heavily scrutinized football players in the history of the NFL Draft and an unnamed league personnel 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...Read More The post Unnamed NFL executive...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Unnamed NFL exec: 'With Jameis Winston I see JaMarcus Russell'

With less than a week to go before Roger Goodell announces the first pick in the NFL Draft, the rumor mill is working overtime. And most of the chatter revolves around what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will do with the No. 1 pick. Most believe the Bucs will go with quarterback Jameis Winston, whose character issues have been well chronicled. But one unnamed personnel executive told the...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Jameis Winston the next JaMarcus or Cam?

With the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been on the clock since January. Now the anticipation is about to make way for the real decisions to be made as the draft starts a week from today. Throughout the majority of the offseason it has been widely assumed that Tampa Bay will draft former Florida State Seminole quarterback Jameis Winston number...
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1 day ago  |  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...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking Back at Some Vikings First-Round Busts

The NFL Draft is now less than two months away. It is an exciting time for fans and also very mysterious because you just don’t always know what you will be getting. We have seen many first-round busts like Ryan Leaf, Lawrence Phillips, Jamarcus Russell and others. We have also seen many late-round steals like Cris Carter, Joe Montana, Tom Brady, etc. Here is a look back at the...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Rewind: Ranking The Best No. 1 Picks In Draft History

The Tampa Bya Bucanneers hope to find a franchise altering player when they make the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Various teams before them have been tasked with making the right choice at No. 1. Some of those teams, such as the Oakland Raiders when they selected JaMarcus Russell in 2007 or the Cincinnati Bengals when they took running back Ki-Jana Carter in 1995. Others have...
Via Football Nation
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Millen shares priceless JaMarcus Russell story

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,...Read More
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Biggest Draft Day Regret In Franchise History

It’s hard to argue that all he Oakland Raiders have ever wanted to do was work on the vertical passing game.It’s also hard to argue that history has shown the right choices to make that a reality have been few and far between. Derek Carr is in the driver’s seat right now and shows signs of being the best passer this team has had since the days of Rich Gannon. But wins and losses...
Via Football Nation
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Season Review: Quarterbacks

Derek Carr View image | gettyimages.com 2014 Review: Derek Carr exceeded many expectations this season.  Statistically, he wasn’t all that exciting, as his numbers didn’t suggest extravagant play.  However, many who got the chance to watch Carr saw him as a key developmental piece for Oakland’s future.  Since the failure of JaMarcus Russell, it has been reasonable...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Once a Raider, always a Raider, unless you’re a true Raider like Darren McFadden

The Oakland Raiders are a truly unique NFL franchise. They have one of the most die hard fan bases that stretches across not only the United States, but the world. In my travels through Europe, Mexico, Canada and the United States, there has not been one time when I did not encounter a Raiders fan. It’s almost like a cult or a gang, once you are a member of the Raiders, you are...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

How Good Can Zach Mettenberger be for the Titans?

Following the 2005 season, the Tennessee Titans allowed their franchise Quarterback, Steve McNair, to leave for Baltimore in Free Agency.  This year marks the ninth season since McNair’s departure and the Titans are still trying to locate a suitable replacement.  Going back to 2005 (McNair’s last season in cornflower blue) the Titans have used ELEVEN different starting quarterbacks...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders are rebuilding at the perfect time to get a good head coach and players they need

The Oakland Raiders seem to be bad at the worst times. When guys like Andrew Luck were available, the Raiders didn’t even have a pick in the first two rounds of the draft. When they hired Dennis Allen, there really were not many other big head coaching names available, and those that were available were not interested in coaching the Raiders. The last time the Raiders did have...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Oakland Raiders the most dysfunctional team in football?

The Arizona Cardinals take on the Oakland Raiders this week at O.co Coliseum in the Bay Area. This game sets up to be a classic trap game for the 4-1 Cardinals against the 0-5 Raiders. The Raiders haven’t won a game since a 28-23 win over Houston on November 17 of last season. That was a win over a Texans team that was in the throes of losing 14 straight games en route to the number...
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October 17, 2014  |  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...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Draft Picks Why the Raiders Won’t Make the Playoffs

The Raiders just fired the head coach Dennis Allen after another predictable but incredibly disappointing 0-4 start. Like the Jaguars, the Raiders just can’t seem to shake this consistent rut they are in of year to year ineptitude. Since they lost the Super Bowl to Tampa Bay in 2002, the Raiders have not had a single winning season or playoff berth. And based on the way this season...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Five draft picks that are haunting the Raiders

The Raiders just fired the head coach Dennis Allen after another predictable but incredibly disappointing 0-4 start. Like the Jaguars, the Raiders just can’t seem to shake this consistent rut they are in of year to year ineptitude. Since they lost the Super Bowl to Tampa Bay in 2002, the Raiders have not had a single winning season or playoff berth. And based on the way this season...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

JaMarcus Russell is making Tater Skins for DISH Network

If by chance you’ve been wondering lately what ever happened to former NFL overall #1 draft pick JaMarcus Russell, I have answers for you. Just over a year ago, there were reports that there was a good chance that Russell would be getting a second chance to revitalize his NFL career. That never happened, so Russell has now teamed up with DISH Network to provide his recipe for...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Raiders consultant: Rolando McClain had worst atittude of any player he met

Former Oakland Raiders first round draft pick Rolando McClain has retired and come out of retirement more often than JaMarcus Russell goes to McDonalds. Ok, that is literally not possible since McClain would have to retire a couple hundred times a day, but you get my point. After retiring from the Baltimore Ravens twice, his rights were traded to the Dallas Cowboys. In exchange,...
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July 02, 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...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Introducing a Draft Efficiency Grading System

The MethodBefore I unveil the rankings, I do think it's important to provide insight on how the numbers came to be.  The rating is a percentage with each pick theoretically worth one point.  In order for a pick to acheive that point, they have to meet a certain expectation based on the selection point, the first round was divided into three categories; top ten, picks 11-20, picks...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Gabbert-Russell Comparison Shows the Media’s Impact

#95582574 / gettyimages.com When one says biggest draft bust of all time in the NFL one is ready to quickly pronounce JaMarcus Russell and tirade about him, and how terrible he was. We are so quick to use JaMarcus Russell because it seems as though he has become the popular scapegoat; the go to guy in this discussion.  Why do we choose to leave out the newest, most obvious name...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Evaluating quarterbacks for the draft

The NFL Draft continues to inch ever closer, and fans begin to anticipate just how their favorite teams will fare in the league’s offseason event. While the event is undoubtedly one which allows fans a glimpse into the future for various teams, it is important that they maintain a sense of perspective before immediately rushing to conclusions. Too much attention and emphasis...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 Best Spots for Teddy Bridgewater to Land

Say what you will about the Teddy Bridgewater and his “skinny knees.” There still are plenty of sane analysts who believe he’s the best player available (shout out to you Sports Illustrated). Half the battle for a top quarterback is where he’s drafted. Being in the right situation could be the difference between being Russell Wilson and Jamarcus Russell. Luckily for Teddy...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Biggest Draft Day Bust: Worst Quarterback

The quarterback, the most valuable player on the roster, having a great one can propel a team towards championship glory whilst a bad one can derail a franchises season before it has begun.The NFL draft, the opportunity to find the next big superstar, the one that takes your team from pretenders to contenders. For some however the pressure of being the franchise quarterback is too...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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