JaMarcus Russell has damaged years lengthy silence to realistically handle his NFL status on The Pivot Podcast with Ryan Clark, Channing Crowder, and Fred Taylor. Russell did not dispute the ‘bust’ label that his 31-game profession produced following his No. 1 choice through the 2007 NFL Draft.
He even took it a step additional, saying that if pundits are going to place the bust label subsequent to his title, they could as properly put ‘the most important’ as a descriptor to his futility with with the Oakland Raiders from 2007-2009.
“I say I should have been the perfect to be the most important proper? I am going to say my s*** did not end up how I needed to or not… however in case you are gonna name me a bust such as you say, put ‘the most important’ on that mom***… however that do not trouble me.
“That isn’t in my world… do not apply to none of my household s***, it do not apply now… I busted out and went to school. I bust out and bustle scenes out my s*** so I suppose, cool bro.”
Russell believes the Raiders group had a giant hand in his failed run on the professional stage after a stellar stint down on the Bayou with the LSU Tigers.
For the Tigers, he amassed 6,625 passing yards and 52 touchdowns to only 21 interceptions. In response to the Alabama-born former BCS Nationwide Champion, he was dealt a ‘bull****’ hand:
“I wasn’t doing loopy s**t. I used to be attempting to sit back, chill out … and attempting to win some soccer video games. Sadly, I wasn’t profitable. However I used to be dealt a bulls**t hand. I’m at observe, bro, and these of us couldn’t catch a reverse, bro. Six performs straight, however you wish to go downfield and catch a 90-yard move.”
JaMarcus Russell by no means felt there was a match with the Raiders
JaMarcus Russell was requested by Ryan Clark if he was a match with the Raiders. In reply, the previous No. 1 decide revealed unsavory practices by Al Davis’ group regarding the franchise monitoring his weight and fining him for being obese.
“No, I didn’t really feel that in any respect. Going into that constructing was like, ‘What’s going to occur at this time?’ I used to be getting fined for loopy s**t. I didn’t know that they had my weight set at a sure weight, so I used to be getting fined per pound [overweight] …
“They was looking for methods to get paper again, I assumed. Then they mentioned I owed them cash. Why would I owe them cash? I signed a contract.”
JaMarcus Russell might in the end change into a sympathetic determine on this story. The Davis household, in the meantime, ought to be referred to as out for making a degree of being politically right whereas pulling stunts of this nature.
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Q. Was Jamarcus Russell the most important bust in NFL historical past?