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Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell Says He's Misjudged

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by -Scar-, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. -Scar-

    -Scar- thedoomship.com

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    Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell said today that he's being misjudged, well, not in terms of his putrid statistics, those include a 39.8 quarterback rating, one touchdown pass, 378 yards and a 41.3 completion percentage. To say he doesn't care, though, that's where he begs to differ. “If you look at it all the time, even though we score a touchdown or two, I clap, go give the guys praise, but you never see me (getting too excited),” Russell said,per the Contra Costa Times. “My coach in high school always told me to stay on an even keel, that way, nobody will ever read you, they will never know what you’re thinking about, how high you are, how low you are. I think that’s their opinion about how things go on, but they really don’t know what’s going on in my mind.”

    Source: NFP.com
     
  2. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    He is misjudged... they misjudged him thinking he was going to be a good QB... :lol:
     
  3. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    He's still more valuable than Ryan Leaf ever was, at least he can make a move to D-line if QB doesn't work out.:icon_tease:
     
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  4. TheLash

    TheLash Well-Known Member

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    actually on the raider forums they're predicting him to knock Leaf out of the #1 bust spot:lol:
     
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  5. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about that. Russell atleast appears in NFL games! :icon_rofl: ( If you wanna call the Raiders....NFL.)
     
  6. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Dumber than a sack o' hammers.
     
  7. Cheapseats

    Cheapseats Loud, proud Charger fan

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    If you see him wearing a t-shirt that says "L.S.U." on it...it does not represent his alma mater... In his case it stands for "Large, Stupid, Underachiever"
     
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  8. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    What did the sack o' hammers ever do to deserve that? :lol:
     
  9. 17Rocks

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    That'd be nice but I doubt it. He may, however, help take their minds off of Gallery...
     
  10. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Leaf was drafted #2, Russell #1. So yeah I'd say that he can can end up the biggest draft bust ever.
     
  11. in_a_days

    in_a_days dgaf

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    The only thing being misjudged is his reported weight...
     
  12. Harley

    Harley BoltTalker

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    kordell just said he thinks he's better than JR right now. ******* bayless agreed with him.
     
  13. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Yeah, but I liked when Skip said:

    "No offense, Kordell... but I didn't think you were much of a quarterback when you played quarterback!" :lol:

    I love/hate Skip. :lol:
     
  14. wrbanwal

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    We misjudged how many whoppers he could eat.


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  15. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    I think this is the week they usher in the Bruce Gradkowski era.
     
  16. Kwak

    Kwak ....

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    :lol:

    Wasn't it George that could also throw the ball 60 yrs from his knees?

    Cannon Arm and a pea shooter brain.
     
  17. Thumper

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    Maybe we should pursue him when he eventually gets cut from the Raiders. We could use him as a backup nose tackle. As fat as he is, he might make a good run stopper.
     
  18. Enormo

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    I wish that was the case but he will need to throw some hissy fits and squeel at some reporters first to give him some zazz.
     
  19. RM24

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    Not sure if anyone would ever knock out "Cryan" Ryan from the top bust spot. JaMarkup needs a video of him lashing out at some poor reporter in the lockerroom. Now THAT might move him to the No. 1 Bust spot! :lol:
     
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    Raiders coach Tom Cable hasn't ruled out bringing back quarterback Jeff Garcia. But if Garcia returns, he'll have a few conditions.

    Well, one condition.

    Garcia will want to start.

    In an interview with Chris Myers and Steve Hartman of FOX Sports Radio (via SportsRadioInterviews.com), Garcia said that he is willing to give it another try. As long as Garcia plays and JaMarcus Russell stands on the sidelines.

    "I just feel like it's an unfortunate situation when the entire work ethic and the entire goal of the team is really put upon one guy's shoulder who really isn't maybe ready for that situation or ready to take on that sort of responsibility," Garcia said. "And I'm not saying JaMarcus can never be that guy. It's just right now he's still young, he has a lot of growth that needs to take place within himself from a mental standpoint and a physical standpoint. Yeah, the guy's extremely talented. . . . When you put him on the field in a one-on-one workout session he'll make every throw for you, but when it comes down to making things happen in the heat of the battle and rallying the troops around you and making a case for the team, that's where maybe things aren't where they need to be.

    "Right now that team is going through those growing pains. And I think I could have helped in a lot of ways had I still been there and had I had that opportunity to step on the field and lead the team and really show what it takes from a standpoint of leadership and work ethic and knowledge of the game. But the way things were working out and with the contract that I had signed, I didn't feel like it was the right situation for me to be there anymore."

    Garcia also shared some observations regarding some of his former Oakland teammates not named Russell.

    "It was to a point where I felt like guys who walked through those doors that just were there to collect a check and not really interested in putting everything that they had withing themselves on to the football field," Garcia said. "And that was the frustrating thing for me to see. There were a lot of good young guys in that locker room who really want to do whatever it takes to win, but unfortunately it's not everybody.

    "In order to compete at this level in this game, everybody needs to be on board, everybody needs to be on the same page, everybody needs to really be accountable and be able to look at each other and have responsibility within themselves that they're going to bring the best that they can have to bring. . . . Not just on Sunday, but every single day during the work week and when you're not seeing that and maybe it's because how things have been for a number of years now out there and they just don't see the hope. . . . I was the guy who was trying to bring in a fresh outlook and a fresh new start. I was trying to really be that type of guy that could help motivate my teammates and help create a certain attitude, a certain mentality and it was just tough to break through to everybody and that's where I found it to be more discouraging than encouraging.

    "And for me at this point of my career, being 39 years old, as much as it meant so much to me to return back home and be close to the family and friends and play for a team that I grew up watching as a kid. . . . To see the reality of the situation and realize what I may be up against staying here for the entire year. It hurt me, it broke my heart to do that to step up, but I just felt like it was something I really didn't want to put myself through anymore."
     

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