Raiders Jettison Dead Weight, Shift into Overdrive in Offseason

May 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the word broke yesterday on the JaMarcus Russell release, I had a time cleaning up the mess.
Oakland decided on Thursday, May sixth, 2010, to end the misery that the fans and teammates alike had suffered through, in growing amounts. With the removal of Russell, it completes a very healthy offseason for Oakland.
We brought in Hue Jackson, picked a draft well, traded a few times, and kicked out the team's second-largest distraction (Al Davis, has to have his fun).
As it was, the Raiders decided to do some eyeballing, to make sure Russell had no redeeming factor. During the practice last weekend, his first day was good, the next two though, he started looking normal.
And normal for Russell, isn't good for anyone.
For the Raiders, it gives the team a great change from the previous three years, the pickup of Jason Campbell gives the team a Quarterback who is not afraid to play or be a leader.
Oakland's draft, first loading up to stop the run,...

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