The Real issue with Jamarcus Russell

Keilyn EllisCorrespondent IDecember 7, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 15:  JaMarcus Russell #2 of the Oakland Raiders sits on the bench after being taken out of their game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 15, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The real issue with jamarcus Russell has nothing to do with his "weight" or "leadership" skills as we tend to hear on every major media outlet 1000 times a minute. I guess the idea that Black Qbs werent smart enough to play the position has played out. Even as we try to stray away from racism in the country, racist institutions like the NFL strive to pull us back in. Whether it is the double standard in punishment by the Grand Wizard Roger Goodell, (See Rothlisberger rape case) Or just plain old sabotage by the likes of Lane Kiffin, Mike Lombardi(see Moss trade) or Tom "blame it on Jamarcus" Cable. Black Qbs with no pryors go to prison for two years for dogfighting, which is generally not even punishable by Jail time in the state of Atlanta. They also have to languish in the inferior CFL for 10 years as their less talented white Qbs shine in the NFL. (See Warren Moon)

The real problem with Jamarcus is that he doesnt quite fit the "image" of what an NFL franchise is supposed to look like. Russell VS McNabb doesnt quite have the same ring(or offensive scheming) as say a Drew Brees Tom Brady matchup. Anyone with half a brain can see that white QBs generally have more talent and a FAR superior gameplan and playcalling. They tend to live on the underneath "Wes Welker" routes as oulets when the 35 seconds they have protected by a massive O-line to throw the bomb doesnt pan out.

When criticizing Russell, its rarely anything that has to do with football. Either he is too "lazy" or he is not a "leader." This is football guys. Not WW3. He is a pocket passer, therefore he shouldnt have to look like Adrian Peterson, who by the way has taken a backseat to the Vikings' resident white Jesus(Brett Favre) All he has to do is sit back and throw a ball. Which we all know he can do. It just might be smarter if he had more than two receivers at a time to throw to, like Tom Brady.

The real issue we have with Russell is that he is a 23 year old black kid who is making more money to play football than we will make in our entire lives. It bothers you that he gets to bling and wear fur coats. It bothers you that he is not depressed by your constant, hypocritical, racist criticism. He should be trying to kill himself like Vince Young last year. So what better way to punish him and Mr. Davis for this nonsense than to sabotage him with a supremely incompetent coach such as Cable, or Kiffin? Kiffin made us believe that Mclown, who doesnt even belong in the NFL, was better than Jamarcus too. Where is he now? This year our white savior who will redeem all our sins as Raider fans is Bruce Gradkowshit. He now gets to run the DRASTICALLY different offense that Jamarcus should have been running, and we will run the table on his back. Now we have another coaching controversy on our hands when Cable should have been fired long ago. So, in the words of the illustrious Public Enemy, "Dont believe the hype" Raider Nation. Cable is a snake. And Gradkowski belongs in the Wizard of Oz.