There are some things you just can’t make up. They seem to be too good to be true, but this, is not. When asked about his dismal performance against the San Diego Chargers in week 8, Russel responded that he was “pleased with his play.” Pleased? Maybe if Ray Charles was in the backfield taking snaps and only completed 12 passes I would be pleased. That would be pretty impressive since he is blind and all.
If I was Russel, I would not only be disappointed , but I would be looking to see if the water boy position is open. He completed barely 50% of his passes and threw for 109 yards. If I suited up, I could easily do the same, without costing the Raiders 50 million dollars mind you. To add to his already stellar day, by Russel’s standards, he also fumbled, threw a pick and was sacked five times. Clearly one of his better career starts. Not only is Russel bad, he is ranked 33rd in QB rating. Let me repeat that, 33rd. Yeah, that is out of 32 teams. He is so bad, that he is worse than a backup on another team.
If Oakland ever wants to start winning again, they have to either figure out a way to get rid of Al Davis (or get him another gig as the crypt keeper. Seriously, he is like 103 years old.) and get rid of Russel. He is an overweight, untalented excuse for a QB. Sure he can throw a football to the moon, but I bet if he was five feet from it he couldn’t hit it. The bottom line is that someone has to talk some sense into the kid because drawing comparisons to Ryan Leaf is never a good thing.