Jamarcus Russell: Misunderstood?

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Published: July 21, 2009

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... the NFL. He’s 6’6” 270 lbs, has a cannon for an arm, and is nearly as big as some of the defensive tackles he faces each week.

Because of his attributes and the fact he can launch a ball 80 yards on one knee, people forget to think about what are the best qualities Russell shows as a QB. People think because of his physical abilities automatically he’s a perfect Oakland Raider. However, they fail to account for the fact he was part of over 20 wins in two seasons at LSU.

Some of Russell’s knocks are actually his strengths. How about calm under pressure? In the fourth quarter against Tampa Bay, Russell knew the Raiders would win and wasn’t worried about the clock and told his teammates to “just chill.”

They question his accuracy, question his commitment, and question his desire to lead the team to greatness.

He is growing as a QB but slowe...

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