Oakland Raiders: Low Expectations High Results

May 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Right now the Oakland Raiders are trying to make their transition into football without no. one pick Jamarcus Russell.
As far as the field is concerned, they have done an adequate job durring Mini-Camps and OTA's, giving a fresh look to the team and new life to the Raider Nation.
Though off the field Russell's presence still looms as it is being reported that the Oakland Raiders have filed a grievance against the disappointing quarterback.
Russell has had many reports written about how he has held this team back, his laziness and overall attitude toward the game.
I don't want to focus to much time on how bad he was, or even about the Raiders plea for their money, but I will give my opinion briefly.
The fact is, apart of Russell's contract is guaranteed, and the Raiders knew what they were getting when they drafted him.
They chose talent over heart, potential over proof, and measurable over production.
They thought that by paying Russell, he would lo...

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