Russell Not The Only Raider To Suffer Under "Basic" Cable

Keilyn EllisCorrespondent IJanuary 6, 2010

CLEVELAND - DECEMBER 27:  Mike Adams #20, Robaire Smith #98 and Matt Roth #53 of the Cleveland Browns tackle Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns Stadium on December 27, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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According to Raider fans, Jamarcus Russell is the sole reason the Raiders are not in the playoffs this year. He is also responsible for global warming, the war in Iraq and the hole in the O-zone layer. He alone made the decision to bench Michael Bush and JLH this season too. He also called screen passes 5 times a game although they NEVER worked. He is also the reason the Raiders couldn't run the ball either.


Last year we saw shades of Marcus Allen as Darren McFadden ripped the Kansas City Chiefs' defense to shreds, weaving in and out of traffic for big play after big play. This year we saw him fumble and be annihilated time and time again behind the line of scrimmage.


Last season we saw Michael Bush return to the the Nifty, bruising back he was in college before he broke his leg. (Great Pick, AL) He showed both power and finesse as our most versatile and explosive back on the team... This year we saw him picking pine from his ass the first three quarters of every game as he was mysteriously benched by Mrs Cable after becoming our only 100 yard rusher all year.



In 2008 we saw a flash of what Jamarcus Russell could be with a decent running game and receivers whom can catch. He played pitch and catch for the final 5 games with receivers like Chaz Schilens and JLH on the field. This year Schilens was sidelined for 12 weeks with a mysterious vagina contusion and we were left with the inexperienced rookies. Jamarcus lacked pocket presence. Big play after big play was taken away from Jamarcus via suspect NFL officials and the fans and coach piled it on heavy. (Booooo!)



So how can you make a point in keeping the highly incompetent, irresponsible, cowardly coach who blames everyone else? QB wasn't the only part of our offense which suffered greatly under Cable. So why does he get so many excuse while we pile on Jamarcus and AL? I don't know who Al will go with when he fires Cable next week, But I sure hope its someone who loves the Raiders, and their QB as much as I do. Things are getting scary around Oakland.