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Old 04-30-2010, 09:55 PM   #1
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Default Bad news for Oakland.... Russell looks good

Raiders' Russell stuns world, looks capable of competing

JaMarcus Russell's mere presence at the Raiders first minicamp Friday made him stand out among his teammates. His surprisingly impressive passes and sub-300-pound frame made him worth watching even longer.

Here he was, acting as the Raiders hoped he would when they drafted him first overall in 2007. Too little, too late? Probably, but Friday's show made me wonder if he really does have a chance, a second chance.

Russell's arm strength never has been in question, so watching him zip passes was nothing new. To see those lasers reach their target — only about four passes of, say, 25 fell incomplete — was stunning.

As for his always controversial weight, he didn't appear or play like he was carrying 300 pounds, as multiple reports pegged his super-sized frame.

His on-field demeanor, however, is what mattered more Friday. He looked good. He looked better than Campbell, Kyle Boller and Charlie Frye, who took the initial snap with the first-team before Russell got his turn, followed by Campbell and then Boller.

Russell zipped mostly short-range passes to the Raiders' still ridiculously raw receiving corps. His third pass was his longest, a 35-yard spiraling lob that landed in the hands of rookie Jacoby Ford, who fell down while catching the slightly underthrown pass.

Russell didn't loaf from drill to drill like last year's opening minicamp. He seemed on a mission, perhaps to protect that $3 million guaranteed stipend rather than risk losing it "for cause."

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He still gets cut. Too little too late fat boy.
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He still gets cut. Too little too late fat boy.
I dunno... maybe Denver should consider trading for him. What is it the pundits are saying about St. Tebow... that he won't be NFL ready for 8 or 9 years? You'll need someone in the meantime...
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I dunno... maybe Denver should consider trading for him. What is it the pundits are saying about St. Tebow... that he won't be NFL ready for 8 or 9 years? You'll need someone in the meantime...
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I dunno... maybe Denver should consider trading for him. What is it the pundits are saying about St. Tebow... that he won't be NFL ready for 8 or 9 years? You'll need someone in the meantime...
Coming from the guy whose team has NO QB's I can only feel sorry for you.
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Coming from the guy whose team has NO QB's I can only feel sorry for you.
Seriously. I doubt I'd even trade Brandstater for any QB on their roster
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JaMarshmellow might actually be motivated. He's auditioning for his new team.
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Seriously. I doubt I'd even trade Brandstater for any QB on their roster
Have you seen the arm on this guy? Reading defenses, ball control, and ability to evade defenders and complete passes to one's own team are all highly overrated....
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You gotta love it when the phrase "sub-300-pound frame made him worth watching even longer" in regards to your quarterback is a positive spin!
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Nah, it's good for us to be reminded that Rivers is a cocky little b****, a punk second only to Cutler.
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Tebow... that he won't be NFL ready for 8 or 9 years?
Who do you think will be ready to be an NFL QB first? Tebow or Russell? I'm betting on Tebow.
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I thought you were going to say bad news for the local Oakland chinese buffets J. Russell hadn't been cut yet.
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Have you seen the arm on this guy? Reading defenses, ball control, and ability to evade defenders and complete passes to one's own team are all highly overrated....
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Remember how everyone was saying Vince Young was a bust before last season? Tom Landry used to say it took at least 4 years to develop a QB. It hasn't helped Russell's development playing for the dysfunctional Raiders organization. I'm not saying he's going to be great. Just that some team, if it isn't the Raiders, should give this guy a second chance. He's got the talent. He just needs to get his head screwed on straight.
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Who do you think will be ready to be an NFL QB first? Tebow or Russell? I'm betting on Tebow.
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some team, if it isn't the Raiders, should give this guy a second chance. He's got the talent.
Now that's the spirit! Forward that to McD... get the fan base fired up about Russell in a Bronco uniform! Oh sure, Al doesn't usually trade with Denver - but he may make an exception here....
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Remember how everyone was saying Vince Young was a bust before last season? Tom Landry used to say it took at least 4 years to develop a QB. It hasn't helped Russell's development playing for the dysfunctional Raiders organization. I'm not saying he's going to be great. Just that some team, if it isn't the Raiders, should give this guy a second chance. He's got the talent. He just needs to get his head screwed on straight.
You're insane. He has no work ethic. He is fat, lazy and stupid.
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Just don't knock us out of the playoffs again JaMarcus, please.
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Some team will pick up JaM if he still wants to play, he knows that. He's got to put on his best face for this process. I'm thinking a team like Buffalo might really be interested in bringing him in and seeing if he's got any upside at all. Who knows, perhaps JaM realizes he's got a lot of mouths to feed and he is young and he can play, why not get paid to do it?
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You're insane. He has no work ethic. He is fat, lazy and stupid.
second. this guy doesnt deserve a second shot when he wasted his first opportunity so badly.
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