I agree with Keith Davis! I do think that Jeff Garcia gives us the best chance to win now.
I have not been a fan of JaMarcus Russell since he missed most of his first year due to making sure he was making enough money in his contract. Considering our economy is doing so great! (sarcasm)
The guy was a first overall draft pick. I dont really understand his football problems? Yeah he can throw the ball hard and throw the ball a mile. But overall he his fundementals, work ethic, football smarts, and leadership are really bad! I believe that we are building a good core of young players on this team and that JaMarcus is holding the Raiders back from winning. Since he was a first overall pick he should have been one of the most ready players to step right in and play.
I think JaMarcus was so good at LSU because he was surrounded by tons of talent. Now in the NFL he relies to much on his talent. The fact about him is he is really a overweight, lazy, lack of leadership type of quarterback, with very poor football fundementals, and someone who relies to much on his athletic talent.
Its time to call him a bust if he does not show sign of being a franchise Quarterback. He is our version of Ryan Leaf.
Yes... I might take a lot of flack for this post about being negative about JaMarcus Russell. I feel I am just being honest about this topic. I really miss the Rich Gannon type of Quarterback who did not ooze with talent nor could he throw the ball 100 miles. The Rich Gannon type of quarterback was the first one to show up for work and the last one to leave at the end of the day. The type of quarterback that led by example and showed emotion. The quarterback who got on other players for slacking on plays. Someone who shows emotion and is a true leader.
Its time to call JaMarcus a bust and cut our ties with him if he does not pan out soon!
We should consider finding another quarterback in the draft or trading for one next offseason.
AGAIN... I might take a lot of flack for this. But I am just being honest. I am not coming up with excuses that are covering up for this guy.
I feel the veteran players on the Oakland Raiders see what JaMarcus Russell really is....