JaMarcus Russell: Why He Has Nobody To Blame But Himself

April 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

JaMarcus Russell was given a gift from the football gods, but he politely declined.
Not everybody is awarded a 6' 6", 260 frame, with an arm that belongs in NASA. But JaMarcus Russell was not everybody.
He was special, special enough to be chosen first overall in the 2007 NFL Draft.
He was special enough to be chosen before Calvin Johnson, Joe Thomas, Adrian Peterson, Patrick Willis, Darrelle Revis, and Jon Beason in the NFL Draft.
He was special enough to throw the ball farther from his knees than two Chad Pennington's could standing up.
And he blew it.
He was given every last chance to succeed.
His No. 1 fan was the owner of the franchise that he was supposed to change for the better.
And the only place he could bring it was downhill.
It became more and more clear by the day that JaMarcus Russell cared little about winning and even less about the Oakland Raiders.
Russell's less than stellar play was blamed on nearly everybody in t...

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