Originally Posted by RedDread
Russell isn't dumb, he was just lazy. He didn't keep himself in shape and by all accounts didn't put the prep work in that is required of a starting QB in the NFL.
Sometimes guys like that hit rock bottom and it really changes them.
Most times not, however.
His mom asked him what do you want to do. After he hit rock bottom and he said football. He asked Jeff Garcia to help him and they have been training constantly and now he's lost 45 pounds and down to 270. He really wants a second chance and wants to prove why he was drafted #1.