Friday, May 7, 2010

Raiders release JaMarcus Russell

Ryan Leaf has competition as the worst NFL draft pick ever. JaMarcus Russell could and is likely surpassed him as the biggest NFL draft bust. Oakland Raiders cut him after three erratic lazy seasons with the team. The former no. 1 overall pick quickly made himself unwelcoming holding out til after first game of the 2007 season for more money. Instead of showing he deserved the money paid to him he showed lack of dedication on the field and was lazy and aloof that the Raiders' fans quickly turned on him. Last year his play was so poor even Russell no. 1 supporter owner Al Davis gave the okay for coach Tom Cable to bench Russell and start Brad Gradkowski. To show his dedication he skipped a game to be in Las Vegas. It was the end when Raiders traded for Jason Campbell and gave him a contract extension. He showed up to camp out of shape along with his continual sloppy practice owner Al Davis finally had enough. During his three seasons with the team:

- lead the team to 7 wins in 25 starts

- threw for 18 touchdowns, 23 interceptions, 4,083 yards completing 52% of his passes with a QB rating of 62.5.

- in 12 games last season along starting in 9 completed less than half of his passes with a whopping 3 touchdown passes, 11 interception, and 1,287 yards.

- paid $36 million during this time along with $3 million owed from the team.

If there's a reason for a need of rookie salary cap you have to take a look at JaMarcus Russell. Gets rich quick and doesn't do shit.

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