Surprisingly, I had some difficulty combing the roster of the Raiders and finding a guy I truly despise on this team.
The best player by a mile is Nnamdi Asomugha, but that guy is a class act. The other guys frankly just aren't that good, or fail to instill the classic Raider bad boy attitude.
My choice is JaMarcus Russell.
You'd think this list would be reserved for players who have actually accomplished something in their career; something that sticks in your mind of how a player single handedly defeated your favorite team with a great drive, or a memorable play.
Nope, not in the case of Russell. Quite the opposite in fact. Russell has overwhelmingly under-achieved from his No. 1 draft selection in 2007 out of LSU.
Russell held out to the start of the 2007 season before signing a 6-year, 68 million dollar contract, with over 31 million guaranteed.
Let's think of that for a minute...31 million - I would gladly pay Tom Brady that amount over a three year period. Wow...Not much of a ROI with this guy.
Russell has become infamous for his lack of preparation and his offensive lineman-like physique. But...he's got a hell of an arm.
Nice pick Al Davis. He is the perfect selection for "your system."
The best play JaMarcus Russell can execute in 2009 is to hand the ball off to Fargas/McFadden/Bush behind the human road grader that is Lorenzo Neal.