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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:51 pm    Post subject: Russel "secretly" doesn't want to play for Oakland Reply with quote

According to Peter King, Russel does not want to play for the Raiders.

The $31M guaranteed contract that he is refusing/ declining to sign is not due to money, but because of the offensive woes the Raiders are enduring as well as the fact they recently signed Culpepper.

Not sure how much of this I believe, Russel did just buy a mansion in the Oakland hills last week and he/ his agent met with the Raiders two days ago.

Peter King isn't one to write fluff for the sake of it, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out.
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http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/peter_king/08/19/mmqb/3.html
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't blame him. The guy would get sacked like 5 times a game. No one wants to go through that. I could possibly see him pulling an Eli and get traded. Mabye Atlanta or even Jacksonville.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm. This is very interesting. Hypotheically..... does he get drafted before Brian Brohm if he sits out until next draft?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't blame him a bit he figures he is in for a long carrer in Oakland.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This isn't news. This is just Peter King and his anti-Raider agenda with no quotes from JaMarcus, Eric Metz, or the Raiders. This is the first I've heard of this, and it sounds like one man's opinion.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would think that if Russell didn't want to play for Oakland than we would've known a long time ago. If he didn't want to play for them than he probably would've done what Eli did back in the 2004 NFL Draft and cry for a trade.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

K2fromtheU wrote:
Hmmm. This is very interesting. Hypotheically..... does he get drafted before Brian Brohm if he sits out until next draft?


Of course not. Sitting a whole year doesn't help either. I would draft him in the second at the highest.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it ELI MANNING's SECOND COMING?


And on draft day didnt they ask him this question?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oakland would definitely trade his rights away well before he could re-enter the draft.

Who would take him though? Or his contract?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spiel612 wrote:
Oakland would definitely trade his rights away well before he could re-enter the draft.

Who would take him though? Or his contract?


Atlanta would be a candidate. Tampa Bay could also groom him. Plenty of teams would love a chance to get Russell, even at #1 overall money, but I don't think there's any chance Oakland doesn't keep him. They'll sign him no matter what it takes just to avoid complete embarrassment.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had afeeling he didn't want to. This is probably a main reason for his holdout. And bringing in Culpepper didn't make him any happier. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iggles wrote:
Spiel612 wrote:
Oakland would definitely trade his rights away well before he could re-enter the draft.

Who would take him though? Or his contract?


Atlanta would be a candidate.


They have a surplus of draft picks from the Matt Schaub deal.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, this has got to suck for Oakland.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iggles wrote:
Spiel612 wrote:
Oakland would definitely trade his rights away well before he could re-enter the draft.

Who would take him though? Or his contract?


Atlanta would be a candidate. Tampa Bay could also groom him. Plenty of teams would love a chance to get Russell, even at #1 overall money, but I don't think there's any chance Oakland doesn't keep him. They'll sign him no matter what it takes just to avoid complete embarrassment.

I agree, there is no way the Raiders dont sign there QB. He is the face of that franchise now, and he will get signed by any means necessary.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crying or Very sad Wahhh! Rolling Eyes
What a panzy.
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