Tim Tebow: Welcome to the Oakland Raiders, 160 Days Early

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Published: September 29, 2009

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Dear Mr. Tim Tebow:

As I watch another Oakland Raiders loss in pain, I, along with thousands of Raiders fans, wonder why we drafted some guy named JaMarcus Russell. We've all heard of him—scouts said he was the best quarterback to come out since Peyton Manning.

They said he could throw the ball a mile—that his size, speed, and size ratio could make him equals with Michael Vick.

I'll admit, I was excited.

I was thinking, "Hey, this guy is as big as a linebacker, he can throw it a mile, and he can run too. He will bring the Raiders back."

But now that I think about it, a football field is only 100 yards. Three hundred feet, correct? Not quite a mile.

The more that I watch Russell, the more I see he can't throw a ball accurately even if it's less than 10 yards, much less thirty or forty.

There is also something that the scouts cannot measure, Mr. Tebow. That's heart.

I know, that may sound like a Hallmar...

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