JaMarcus Russell Cut: Raiders Fans Should Wish Him Well

May 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I am not a JaMarcus Russell apologist.
His performance on the field and demeanor off it all expressed a lethargy that has cost the Raiders $39 million over three seasons, and many profanities in my home.
Time and time again, myself and other fans felt the tangible disgust that came with every Russell interception, sack, and poor play.
So, when I heard the news that Russell was officially released by the Raiders, my reaction should have been a jump for joy, loud cheering, and a celebration beer. Instead, it was a blank stare, an indifferent look that would even make Russell wonder what was going on in my head.
With a few hours to digest things, now I feel a bit of pity for him.
Although it was only three years into the enigma that was Russell, most people would say this move was long overdue. The first overall pick in the 2007 draft, Russell was widely considered to be the top quarterback prospect.
Comparisons to Elway came regularly because of his amazing ...

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