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Claynus
05-15-2009, 05:31 PM
rofl

http://i44.tinypic.com/4rf5na.jpg

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/jim_trotter/05/14/jamarcus/index.html?eref=T1

If the Raiders' goal is to see JaMarcus Russell become an elite quarterback, they have a funny way of showing it.

That's not meant to be a cheap shot at the Raiders, whose league-low 24 victories over the past six seasons have made them the butt of countless jokes. Rather it's a sincere way of saying I just don't understand how they're handling Russell.

He struggled for most of his first 1 seasons but finally showed flashes of promise last December, when he threw two touchdown passes in each of his final three games after tossing only five in his previous 11 games combined. He also completed more than 50 percent of his passes in those games after finishing beneath that mark in six of his previous 11 outings.

But instead of building on that, the Raiders brought in a new quarterbacks coach (Paul Hackett), a new passing game coordinator (Ted Tollner) and hired wideout and tight end coaches who've never been lead position coaches in the NFL. Also, instead of adding an experienced receiver who could be a security blanket for Russell, they plan to rely on rookie Darrius Heyward-Bey, who was taken with the seventh pick in this year's draft.

"Also those things have set him back a year," said one of Russell's former coaches.

Drawing long-term conclusions from a May minicamp is always dangerous, but after watching Russell last weekend it's not a stretch to say the odds are against him becoming a consistent playmaker this year. The strong-armed former LSU product elicited occasional "wows" from onlookers, such as when he found tight end Tony Stewart with a laser pass down the right seam. But mostly he struggled with his accuracy and touch, at one point tossing six consecutive incompletions.

None of this should come as a surprise. Young quarterbacks typically struggle when faced with major changes. The Raiders needed only to have looked across the bay, where 2005 No. 1 pick Alex Smith, who has had a disappointing career with San Francisco, is now on his fifth coordinator in as many seasons.

At the same time Russell cannot be absolved of blame should he struggle. Elite QBs are usually gym rats who are consumed with the game. No one has ever described Russell in that manner. At the owners meetings in March, coach Tom Cable spoke positively of Russell but added: "If he can accept the responsibility of being an NFL quarterback -- working more, working harder, working longer than everybody else, accepting the responsibility that his teammates look to him as the face of the organization, that he has to go above and beyond almost on a daily basis... (if) he can accept that and become that, he'll be fine. He'll be great."

If?

IF?!

The Raiders can wrap the Russell situation in a positive bow if they like, but the signing of veteran QB Jeff Garcia easily can be construed as a means of protecting themselves "if" Russell doesn't accept the leadership reins. Garcia seemed to echo Cable when he told the Contra Costa Times of Russell: "He has to understand it takes a certain drive and dedication (to be successful), not only how you perform on the field but how teammates follow your lead."

Russell seems reluctant to take the lead at times. He skipped some voluntary workouts earlier in the offseason -- some speculated it was due to the death of a close uncle -- but Yahoo! Sports also reported that he blew off scheduled February workouts with a college teammate because he wanted to relax.

The good thing for the Raiders is that it's only May. The bad thing? It's already May.

Send comments to siwriters@simail.com

Delano
05-15-2009, 05:32 PM
http://images.thmbz.com/128e398e80_manatee-bumps-into-glass.gif

JuicesFlowing
05-15-2009, 05:32 PM
I'm glad I'm not a Raiders fan. That's all.

Delano
05-15-2009, 05:36 PM
http://4gifs.com/gallery/d/84119-2/Cat_invisible_pet_door.gif

JuicesFlowing
05-15-2009, 05:38 PM
http://4gifs.com/gallery/d/84119-2/Cat_invisible_pet_door.gif

This doesn't indicate fatness. Am I missing something?

Detoxing
05-15-2009, 05:39 PM
ROFL. Fat ass. He's got a KC beer gut.

Buehler445
05-15-2009, 05:40 PM
This doesn't indicate fatness. Am I missing something?

Dumb.

JaFatass is fat and dumb.

Dave Lane
05-15-2009, 05:42 PM
OMFG!!!! He's toast for sure!1!!!11!


rofl


But instead of building on that, the Raiders brought in a new quarterbacks coach (Paul Hackett),

Claynus
05-15-2009, 05:45 PM
Russell may be trying to out-fat The Hefty Lefty:

http://asthecroweflies.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/lorenzen-giants.jpg

Playing for the Raiders, he has little chance at a Super Bowl. Why not go down as the fattest QB in history? He would be immortalized.

bevischief
05-15-2009, 05:46 PM
Has he been hanging with LJ?

Claynus
05-15-2009, 05:47 PM
Has he been hanging with LJ?

WTF is this supposed to mean?

bevischief
05-15-2009, 05:51 PM
WTF is this supposed to mean?

Drinking and eating with LJ... I remembering reading something about sores...

Buzzsaw
05-15-2009, 05:55 PM
I hope Al Davis lives forever. As long as he's making Oakland's decisions on draft day (and in selecting the coaching staff of course), everything will be as it should be.

Fritz88
05-15-2009, 06:05 PM
I'm glad I'm not a Raiders fan. That's all.

ROFL

ZootedGranny
05-15-2009, 06:05 PM
I prefer to call him by his Chiefsplanet name, FatMarcus Bustell.

Claynus
05-15-2009, 06:07 PM
I prefer to call him by his Chiefsplanet name, FatMarcus Bustell.

It's JaFatass Bustell.

SNR
05-15-2009, 08:33 PM
I prefer a simpler name.

He's a bad QB. And he's fat.

Badfat.

That's it. Badfat. Equal parts bad and fat.

DMAC
05-15-2009, 08:40 PM
I ain't wearin no helmet, it's hot 'n shit.

CHENZ A!
05-15-2009, 08:40 PM
I almost got into a fistfight with one of Sedated's homeboys for calling him Jafatass Russell.

Halfcan
05-15-2009, 08:46 PM
what does he care if he is fat-he gets bazillions of dollars no matter-Faiders are soooo dumb

58kcfan89
05-15-2009, 09:28 PM
I prefer a simpler name.

He's a bad QB. And he's fat.

Badfat.

That's it. Badfat. Equal parts bad and fat.

ROFL
I loved when they picked Russell. Guy had all the upside in the world, but it's dumb to take a project with the #1 overall pick.

Whoever said they hope Al Davis lives forever is dead on.

KCrockaholic
05-15-2009, 10:48 PM
http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/7822/78881486lj8sp5.png

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f326/kimmyqt/Foodies/cheeseburger.jpg

I found out why Jamarcus is so fat...ROFL

BigRock
05-15-2009, 11:54 PM
he blew off scheduled February workouts with a college teammate because he wanted to relax.

Bowe probably calls him to work out, knowing full well the fatass will never show. It's like calling someone and going "Hey, wanna do something tonight?" when you know they aren't home.

Detoxing
05-16-2009, 12:02 AM
Bowe probably calls him to work out, knowing full well the fatass will never show. It's like calling someone and going "Hey, wanna do something tonight?" when you know they aren't home.

Or when u invite someone so u don't look like an asshole, hoping they say no
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Smed1065
05-16-2009, 12:31 AM
Or having a glaython potential!

Spicy McHaggis
05-16-2009, 01:37 PM
Apparently JaMarcus took the statement that he can't throw the ball and block for himself too as a challenge

CoMoChief
05-16-2009, 01:40 PM
I'm glad I'm not a Raiders fan. That's all.

Sadly, they've made it to the SB in the last decade, unlike a team I root for that hasn't sniffed one or for the past 4 decades. And only 1 single conf title game to show for during that time as well. :mad:

T-post Tom
05-16-2009, 04:42 PM
Apparently JaMarcus took the statement that he can't throw the ball and block for himself too as a challenge

ROFL

Raised On Riots
05-16-2009, 06:59 PM
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f326/kimmyqt/Foodies/cheeseburger.jpg

I found out why Jamarcus is so fat...ROFL


Russel and Twatlock tame the Wimpy Burger!ROFL

Iowanian
05-16-2009, 07:14 PM
I guess they could always try him at Guard.....or trade him to a 3-4 team as a nose tackle.

StcChief
05-16-2009, 07:26 PM
Faiders just continue to wallow in Al Davis decisions.... long live Al.

BigRichard
05-17-2009, 07:20 AM
My brother is a Raiders fan and I almost feel sorry for him. I said almost.

Kerberos
05-17-2009, 09:30 AM
Anyone going to take JaFatcuss on their Fantasy league?

Comanche
05-17-2009, 09:38 AM
rofl

http://i44.tinypic.com/4rf5na.jpg

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/jim_trotter/05/14/jamarcus/index.html?eref=T1

If the Raiders' goal is to see JaMarcus Russell become an elite quarterback, they have a funny way of showing it.

That's not meant to be a cheap shot at the Raiders, whose league-low 24 victories over the past six seasons have made them the butt of countless jokes. Rather it's a sincere way of saying I just don't understand how they're handling Russell.

He struggled for most of his first 1 seasons but finally showed flashes of promise last December, when he threw two touchdown passes in each of his final three games after tossing only five in his previous 11 games combined. He also completed more than 50 percent of his passes in those games after finishing beneath that mark in six of his previous 11 outings.

But instead of building on that, the Raiders brought in a new quarterbacks coach (Paul Hackett), a new passing game coordinator (Ted Tollner) and hired wideout and tight end coaches who've never been lead position coaches in the NFL. Also, instead of adding an experienced receiver who could be a security blanket for Russell, they plan to rely on rookie Darrius Heyward-Bey, who was taken with the seventh pick in this year's draft.

"Also those things have set him back a year," said one of Russell's former coaches.

Drawing long-term conclusions from a May minicamp is always dangerous, but after watching Russell last weekend it's not a stretch to say the odds are against him becoming a consistent playmaker this year. The strong-armed former LSU product elicited occasional "wows" from onlookers, such as when he found tight end Tony Stewart with a laser pass down the right seam. But mostly he struggled with his accuracy and touch, at one point tossing six consecutive incompletions.

None of this should come as a surprise. Young quarterbacks typically struggle when faced with major changes. The Raiders needed only to have looked across the bay, where 2005 No. 1 pick Alex Smith, who has had a disappointing career with San Francisco, is now on his fifth coordinator in as many seasons.

At the same time Russell cannot be absolved of blame should he struggle. Elite QBs are usually gym rats who are consumed with the game. No one has ever described Russell in that manner. At the owners meetings in March, coach Tom Cable spoke positively of Russell but added: "If he can accept the responsibility of being an NFL quarterback -- working more, working harder, working longer than everybody else, accepting the responsibility that his teammates look to him as the face of the organization, that he has to go above and beyond almost on a daily basis... (if) he can accept that and become that, he'll be fine. He'll be great."

If?

IF?!

The Raiders can wrap the Russell situation in a positive bow if they like, but the signing of veteran QB Jeff Garcia easily can be construed as a means of protecting themselves "if" Russell doesn't accept the leadership reins. Garcia seemed to echo Cable when he told the Contra Costa Times of Russell: "He has to understand it takes a certain drive and dedication (to be successful), not only how you perform on the field but how teammates follow your lead."

Russell seems reluctant to take the lead at times. He skipped some voluntary workouts earlier in the offseason -- some speculated it was due to the death of a close uncle -- but Yahoo! Sports also reported that he blew off scheduled February workouts with a college teammate because he wanted to relax.

The good thing for the Raiders is that it's only May. The bad thing? It's already May.

Send comments to siwriters@simail.com

B.U.S.T.!!! Garcia has yet another starting job!

Spicy McHaggis
05-17-2009, 10:41 AM
B.U.S.T.!!! Garcia has yet another starting job!

Jeff Garcia is a freaking vulture. If you're a starting QB and you see him making lazy circles around you, just know your time is limited.

Tribal Warfare
05-17-2009, 01:13 PM
WTF is this supposed to mean?

I think he meant Whitlock