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No More Excuses For JaMarcus Russell

Article By on 20th July, 2009

... 2007 NFL Draft, Raiders and NFL fans alike have praised JaMarcus Russell simply based on hype.

Russell missed most of his rookie season due to contract negotiations which may have hurt his transition from the college game, but even that is no excuse for some of Russell's performances in his first year as the full-time starter.

It seemed fairly consistent that Russell would finish games with stat lines like the one in a shutout loss to the Atlanta Falcons where he went 6-for-19, 31 yards and an interception—with a passer rating of 19.

In six of 15 starts last season, Russell had a completion percentage below 50—four times it was less than 40 percent.

Oakland's 5-11 record isn't completely Russell's fault, but ...

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