JaMarcus Russell: Could He Finally Be The Man?

May 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Mini-camp has opened for the Oakland Raiders and while it's still early, according to most reports the Raiders have found their quarterback. His name is JaMarcus Russell. Yes, that JaMarcus Russell!
I've always maintained that quarterbacks develop at all different paces. Some guys get it immediately. Some guys take time. Some never get it.
I was nearly convinced JaMarcus was about to fall into the never gets it group. I was prepared to move on. I was thrilled with the acquisition of Jason Campbell. Now, I'm not so sure.
JaMarcus lit it up the other day in practice. He completed 21-25 passes and by most accounts looked like the best quarterback on the field. He showed a hustle and desire he's always seemed to lack and a willingness to work and learn. Oh, by the way, he also showed up in shape!
If this way 2009 I would be ecstatic. It's 2010, however, and I think I'm going to throw up!
Why do I feel this way? Should it matter to me who the Raiders quarterbac...

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