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The Official JaMarcus Russell holdout thread

Discussion in 'Smack Talk' started by Electric Chair, Jul 30, 2007.

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  1. Electric Chair

    Electric Chair New Member

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    Are you banned yet? :lol:
     
  2. turbo_turtle

    turbo_turtle In Disguise

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    I have a life time ban from that place. :lol:
     
  3. SDRaiderH8er

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    Welcome to the Club
     
  4. PowderLove

    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

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    I told them if Jamarcus didn't sign with them he wouldn't get sacked 80 billion times.
     
  5. BoltsFanUK

    BoltsFanUK Well-Known Member

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    Nice one..keep rubbing it it:yes:
     
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    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

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    I have full red bars and I think I pissed off one of the mods...:icon_twisted: It's hilarious over there, their skin isn't as thick as I thought it would be. They even fell back on the "the bolts are historically pathetic" insult they always dig up from the backyard. I'm pretty sure they are about to ban me.
     
  7. SDRaiderH8er

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    You should ask some of those Einstein’s over there, why did they even draft Russell. The Raiders can talk $$$$$ with anyone before the draft. They should have asked what it would take to sign, before the draft.

    Then again maybe Russell just realized the Raiders do not have an Offensive line, and he now wants the $$$$$ up front BEFORE he gets killed.
     
  8. Electric Chair

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    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...19/mmqb/3.html

    6. I think, speaking of Raider QBs, I was of a mind over the weekend to say absolutely, positively that the JaMarcus Russell holdout would last well into the season, and perhaps into the offseason because the two sides are at a huge impasse. And because I'm told Russell really doesn't want to play for the Raiders anyway. That's the biggest open secret in the league right now. Russell was never crazy about going to Team Turmoil with that leaky line, ever-changing coaching staff and weird front office. He watched as the Raiders unemotionally dealt for Culpepper. And Russell knows that even if he reported tomorrow, there's a good chance this would be a redshirt year anyway.

    :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl:
     
  9. PowderLove

    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

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    They claim on RF.net that it's not about the money...
     
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  10. SDRaiderH8er

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    They are right, with that offensive line the Raiders have, its about living.
     
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    Jamarcus Russell will re-enter the draft, so he can play for a REAL NFL team. One who's shot at going to the Super Bowl isn't stuck in the 80's.
     
  12. SDRaiderH8er

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    But if he gets drafted in the 3rd round, how much money do you think he will lose?
     
  13. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    Yup. He'd sort of like to keep his career before it even starts.
     
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  14. ESD Bolts

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    yup, Jamarcus just wanted enough money to support himself in case 56 or 95 ends his career.
     
  15. SDRaiderH8er

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    Just like 56 did with Preist Holmes
     
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    Maybe the Raiders should have read this FootballOutsiders analysis of the QBs in this year's draft back in April of this year.

    I don't like some of FootballOutsiders' analyses, especially their definition of a "stop" in the use of quantifying the overvalued tackle stat, but other parts are good.


    http://www.footballoutsiders.com/2007/04/17/ramblings/nfl-draft/5082/

    Quite an eye opener for any team that considers Jamarcus Russell. :lol:

    But wait, oh yeah, his cannon arm makes up for all that I guess. :unsure:

    :flag: :bolt:
     
  17. Electric Chair

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    Out of curiosity, what is the longest hold out ever?
     
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    My guess is Bo Jackson.

    He was the overall #1 pick of the 1986 draft by the Buccaneers, but went and played baseball for the Royals. The Raiders then selected him in the 7th round of the 1987 draft.
     
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    IMO...........

    JaMarcus does not want to be a Raider. I think he knows that if he does in fact have to go back into the Draft, he is going to lose his #1 Draft slot Money. I do not see another Team wasting a high draft choice on him.
     
  20. Electric Chair

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    Good one.

    The funniest part of this whole thing is Raider Fans. A large percentage of them no longer even want him. They cut their third rounder and they can't sign their first rounder, and yet they really think that they will be exponentially better. I agree that they will be a little better (4-12), but they have no talent offensively. This team would be better with USC's offense. And when given the opportunity to acquire talent, they either draft poorly, or in this case, can't even sign their guy. :icon_huh:

    I hope CJ lights those fools up week one to show those face painting clowns what they could have had if they were smart. Jamarcus is going to be a bust once they finally bring him in. He lacks the intangibles to ever be great. Think about LSU last year- They had an AMAZING D. They had two first round receivers (and another one that just hasn't come out yet). They just had a QB that couldn't get the job done, yet was able to parlay that failure of a season into the #1 pick based on his performance against a horribly overrated Notre Dame team. Al loves Bowl Game MVP's.

    I hope they iron this out soon. His rookie year is a waste, and this guy is going to cripple their cap for years. I look forward to facing him twice a year.
     
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    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3006376

     
  22. Shamrock

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    I agree. I hope they do sign JaBustus .....

    The Raiders only hope for this season is that the Chiefs actually are as bad as they look on paper. That will be the only reason why Oakland doesn't reoccupy the cellar.
     
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    tha'ts been the quiet secret - Jamarcus did not want to be selected by the raiders from the get go because of the complete front office confusion and lack of cohesion in the coaching/team. So he wasn't happy and then the Raiders, who haven't been offering much as a contract, gave him an excuse to holdout.

    I think he'd be drafted but he'd lose the chance to basically start and would spend two-three years now working his way up any sort of a depth chart.
     
  24. SDRaiderH8er

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    But he will also lose a lot of $$$$$$$. The #1 choice almost always gets the best contract. He will not get that next year. I am sure he will be sooner or later be a starter. How good he is, well we all know that not everyone makes the cut in the NFL, so the only way we will know how good he is, is to watch him.
     
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