Despite leading a game winning drive to put away the Chiefs, Russell is coming of the worst QB performance I can recall ever watching. Russell is a big question mark. Some have even said the Raiders are ready to push for the division title but are stuck waiting for Russell to catch up with the rest of the team. He has been known as a slow starter and his former teammates from LSU cite the fact he didn't actually take control as a leader until his junior year.
As a plus Russell looked solid the last six games of 2008 in the preseason and in the 4th quarter of the first two games. Against San Diego he led a 4th quarter drive to take the lead, unfortunately the Chargers were left with too much time on the clock and answered back. Against KC despite early struggles he again led a 4th quarter drive to take the lead this time for the win leaving very little time on the clock.
Unlike a lot of the Bronco fans. Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels isn't jumping on the JaMarcus Russell is horrible band-wagon. Recently in a Bronco press conference McDaniel's pointed out that Russell leads the league in yards per completion with 16.6 yards.
Also Russell's career performances against the Broncos isn't that bad 27 for 37 with three TDs no picks and a 127.3 passer rating.