The Raiders are 2-6 for the fifth time in six years. The only year they weren't 2-6 they were 3-5 in 2005. So basically come November the Raiders have been mathematically eliminated the past six seasons.
Raider fan is dying for a winner. They pay their hard earned drug money to watch the black and silver get called for holding and pass interference penalties every Sunday. They look on the field and see a poor product that most years doesn't really care if they win or lose.
Good news Raider fan your fearless leader at Quarterback thinks that he is playing well. Last week JaMarcus Russell stated to reporters that the loss wasn't his fault and instead pointed to his teammates for their lack of effort. Not a very classy move for your field general. Take a look at how Peyton Manning feels after his Colts lose, he looks so disgusted at himself no matter how many touchdowns he threw. He is the Quarterback and it is the one position in sports that you are solely responsible for how your team performs.
So following last weeks almost unforgivable comment about how the loss isn't on him Russel followed up another Raider loss with this Gem:
“I did a pretty good job,” Russell told reporters. “When it all boils down to it, you had a chance at the end to try and win. Didn’t do too much damage with the interception. No matter what happened, I think we came out and fought despite the score and just kept pushing and just came out short in the end.”
OK lets break this down. Russel now classifies a good job as going 14 for 22 for 109 yards throwing zero touchdowns and one interception. 14 for 22 isn't bad but most of his completions were short passes to running backs or tight ends. Russell was two for eight on passes to wide receivers for a total of 16 yards.
He also stated that he didn't do to much damage with his interception. His pick was a throw to tight end Zach Miller into triple coverage. The Chargers then turned that interception into their first touchdown. Didn't do to much damage? you can't do more damage than turning the ball over and the other team scores a touchdown.
The Third point is that he justifies the Raiders loss by saying they came out and fought. Is this little league? you came out and tried, you did your best, all that matters is that you fought hard. Russell is a loser, the Raiders are losers, maybe Al Davis should try real hard and pay Russell but with the lack of attendance and TV revenue due to blackouts he might just come up short.
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