Is JaMarcus Russell Ready To Take The Next Step?

February 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Raiders head coach Tom Cable thinks his team is ready to take the next step towards becoming that playoff team that they want to be.
Trouble for him and his team is that the season is over, so they will have to wait until the 2010 season to prove whatever it is he thinks they can prove.
It was troubling times in 2009 for the future of the franchise, quarterback JaMarcus Russell. He lost two people who were close to him in a matter of months.
The losses of his loved ones were sandwiched right between coming off a great six-game stretch at the end of the season in 2008 where his passer rating hit a whopping 92.5 with a completion percentage of 64.6…and the start of the 2009 offseason activities.
Yet, Russell was strapped with the burden of carrying forward trying to help a franchise turn around with their 5th head coach in a seven year period. It was a franchise that had just succumbed to their sixth straight 11 or more loss season.
A 24 year-old, three-year pr...

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