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Mega-Bust JaMarcus Russell to Attempt Comeback
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not going to count this one out yet. There are some big "IFs" tied to this, too many to count - but if he were to get to most of them, he had some natural gifts you couldn't teach, such as beyond-elite arm strength. Warren Sapp once said that Russell could throw a strawberry through a battleship, guy had a rail gun for an arm.

The arm will get folks to notice, but it's the least of his concerns if he's going to make this happen. He's got a lot of work to do.
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I'm not going to count this one out yet. There are some big "IFs" tied to this, too many to count - but if he were to get to most of them, he had some natural gifts you couldn't teach, such as beyond-elite arm strength. Warren Sapp once said that Russell could throw a strawberry through a battleship, guy had a rail gun for an arm.

The arm will get folks to notice, but it's the least of his concerns if he's going to make this happen. He's got a lot of work to do.


The arm is all he had though. His accuracy was always poor, his mechanics were always poor, he was always a lazy person, never showed much in terms of leadership, he did have a little athleticism for a guy his size, but overall there wasn't much to translate into a winning QB. I really boggled my mind how no one could really look beyond his arm strength to the person/player he was. This goes for professional scouts also. To me, it was clear as day.

Hell, if you watch most of his highlight videos from LSU, all he did was throw jump balls to Bowe, Lafell, and Davis and take advantage of poor defense.

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EliteTexan80 wrote:
I'm not going to count this one out yet. There are some big "IFs" tied to this, too many to count - but if he were to get to most of them, he had some natural gifts you couldn't teach, such as beyond-elite arm strength. Warren Sapp once said that Russell could throw a strawberry through a battleship, guy had a rail gun for an arm.

The arm will get folks to notice, but it's the least of his concerns if he's going to make this happen. He's got a lot of work to do.


The arm is all he had though. His accuracy was always poor, his mechanics were always poor, he was always a lazy person, never showed much in terms of leadership, he did have a little athleticism for a guy his size, but overall there wasn't much to translate into a winning QB. I really boggled my mind how no one could really look beyond his arm strength to the person/player he was. This goes for professional scouts also. To me, it was clear as day.

Hell, if you watch most of his highlight videos from LSU, all he did was throw jump balls to Bowe, Lafell, and Davis and take advantage of poor defense.

................ We could've had Megatron Sad


I never said there weren't a lot of "IFs" tied to this one. There are.
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Who needs a LT?
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Fat chance... get it? Laughing
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If there was a deveolpmental league like NFL Europe used to be, I bet there'd be more interest. I wouldn't use a roster spot on him.
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I wish him nothing but the best..
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Jets should give him a shot Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would be hilarious to see him come back and become an elite QB... Laughing
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At 308 lbs, good luck making an NFL roster as anything but a lineman!
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Wish him the best, he had elite arm strength but I didn't see much else in him outside of his athletic abilities. He is likely inspired by the emergence of more athletic QB's in the NFL. I don't think he is going to end up anywhere but I hope he proves me wrong. It would make a nice story.
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The fact that Marshall Faulk is on board with helping him reclaim his life as a football players makes me take this seriously. It remains to be seen if he can maintain his positive outlook and keep working hard, but if he makes it back and finds even a modicum of success, my hat's off to him.


This. I'll be rooting for him, he will probably be a 3rd stringer at best MAYBE a 2nd if he's lucky and when he gets his chance he need a diet. Oh, and take advantage of the opportunity Laughing


Now, We need a "Who'd you rather Thread" Tebow or Russell
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Now, We need a "Who'd you rather Thread" Tebow or Russell


Mark Sanchez...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That reminds me of the Russell vs. Flacco thread a while back. Good times.

As for his return, I don't see it. Although I'd actually welcome at. 80 yards from his knees!
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Did anyone else hear that story where the Raiders gave Russell a blank CD and they told him it had the playbook on it, and they asked him if he studied it and he said yes.
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