Jamarcus Russell vs. HOF Players

Big AL FanContributor IOctober 24, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 18:  JaMarcus Russell #2 of the Oakland Raiders passes against the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFL game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 18, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Jamarcus vs. HOF players

Have so called Fans and media been fair to Jamarcus Russell?

I for one have been a huge supporter of Jamarcus.  I feel he will become the perfect weapon for "Raider Football".

Many don't see it this way.  I feel in time, he will be great.  To the so called fans who continue to throw him under the bus, I say, Jarmarcus will soon show you just how much you don't know about football.

Even the greatest players have had tough beginnings.

How does Jamarcus first few games stack up against the hall of Famers below?

* Jamarcus had a better Rating then all of them
* Threw less interceptions than all and 20 less than Peyton Manning
* Jamarcus won more games then all but 1 of them

J.  Russell first 15 Games
Record 5-10
Interceptions 8
Sacked 31 times
Completion percentage 53.8%
Rating 77

P. Manning first 16 Games
Record 3-13
Interceptions 28
Sacked 22 times
Completion Percentage 56.7%
Rating 71

Troy Aikman first 11 Games
Record 0-11
Interceptions 18
Sacked 19 times
Completion percentage 52.9%
Rating 55

Brett Farve 16 Games (2nd season)
Record 9-7
Interceptions 24
Sacked 30 times
Completion percentage 60%
Rating 72

Steve Young
Record 2-12
Interceptions 13
Scked 47 times
Completion percentage 53.7%
Rating 65

Terry Bradshaw (2nd season)
Record 5-8
Intercetptions 22 times
Sacked 33 times
Completion percentage 54.4%
Rating 59

This year is not over, its been a rough start. 

With 3 coordinators in 3 years and having to throw to two rookie WR's, its going to be tough for any QB.

Jamarcus gave a glimpse of what he can do last week when he has a running game, designed short passes and a little more protection.

It's only uphill from here.

To Jamarcus, I just want him to know that there is a large group here that believe in you.  Keep learning, work hard. 

Soon you will be making a highlight reel out of the most elite Defenses. 

Do your thing and silence these misguided doubters.