In Defense of JaMarcus Russell

Big AL FanContributor IFebruary 10, 2010

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 03:  JaMarcus Russell #2 of the Oakland Raiders walks off the field against the Baltimore Ravens during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on January 3, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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I am sick and tired of the constant bashing of JaMarcus.
The bashers don't know the man outside of what they see and hear on TV yet are fast to make outrageous assumptions and indulge in character assassination.

Who the F*** are you to judge a young man's heart—especially if you don't know him?

My opinions of JaMarcus are so far to the other side of the spectrum that it pains me and completely boggles my mind to hear this constant garbage.

In my opinion, I see a young QB WHO HAS ALREADY displayed skills and made throws
that no other QB in the NFL can make.  I see toughness, heart, poise, leadership, and ice-water in his veins.  I see a young man literally getting killed out there because he does not have time to throw and coaches call long developing plays at the wrong time.  His receivers also drop balls, and there is no running game.

You, however, see what the National and local media and Refs have trained you to see.  You see what all those who hate Al Davis wants you to see.  These people hate AL Davis and the Raiders and wish upon all other wishes to see AL Davis's first round QB pick pack it up and go home. 

You repeat the garbage and false truths you have seen and hear in the media.
* JaMarcus has no work ethic
* Jamarcus does not want it enough
* JaMarcus is out of shape
* Jamarcus is inaccurate
* JaMarcus is regressing
* Etc. Etc. Etc.

You checked your objectiveness in at the door and have officially succumbed to the NFL Media Complex.

They have brain-washed you to root against your own Franchise QB and wish him ill will. The non-Raider Fans hate and fuel your fire by agreeing with you and making you feel more justified with your position.

I got news for you.  Not only are you wrong, you are brainwashed and dead wrong.

Boo your own team's Franchise QB and wish him to fail?  You are a twisted and incompetent. You are a "what have you done for me lately group" who are blind to judging talent and potential.

Great players and great men overcome the most adverse circumstances. JaMarcus will.

JaMarcus has the Strength and Character to overcome your damnation.  When he does, just how are you going to handle the shame of your actions?

How will you make amends for throwing him under the bus?  How will you be able to call yourself a Raider Fan?

How can you not support the young QB in his growing years but jump on the bandwagon when he becomes the Franchise and wins multiple titles?

I say at that point it's time for you to jump this pirate ship for another franchise. 
Now that would be the honorable thing for you to do.

All I have to say is get your skippies ready.

Hang in the JaMarcus.  We have your back.