Oakland Raiders’ JaMarcus Russell Has Experienced Tutor To Guide Him

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Published: March 30, 2009


... he has a way to go in terms of getting to that next level that last years rookies Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco didn't take long getting too (both of them did have better players around them, however).

The Raiders, the franchise that drafted JaMarcus Russell No. 1 overall in the 2007 NFL draft, have decided to give him a coach to take him to that next level.

Paul Hackett, who was hired prior to last season to run special projects for Oakland coaching staff, has been promoted to quarterbacks coach for the Raiders.

A great offensive mind, Hackett has had success working with quarterbacks, as well as NFL offenses during his lustrous coaching career. He has been known not only as a great offensive mind, but as a great preparation coach.

Before Hackett came aboard in Oakland, he helped progress Bruce Gradkowski (recently signed by Oakland), Chris Simms, and Jeff Garcia for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers working as their quarterbacks coach from 2005...

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