When the Oakland Raiders drafted Jamarcus Russell 1st overall in the 2007 NFL draft, there was already a QB controversy. For whatever reason, Lane Kiffin hated Jamarcus Russell's guts before he even stepped on the field. This from the same guy who just committed a 12 year old.
Kiffin kept spewing all this propaganda about how Jamarcus wasn't ready and how great a "leader" McCown was and how much "heart" he had. One question: Where is McCown at now? And what has Lame Kiffin ever done? Wait, thats two questions.
Josh McCown went on to beat out both Jamarcus Russell and Daunte Culpepper and Jamarcus Russell for the starting role. How? Who knows. Why? Beats me.
Fast forward to 2010 and Jamarcus has still yet to distinguish himself amongst a group of lame, no name, upstart castoffs in Charlie Frye and Bruce Gradkowski. And let me be the first to say that Josh Mcown is better than both these bums.
This year the favorite to stunt Jamarcus' progress as an elite QB, which typically takes aout 5 years or so, is a guy by the name of Bruce Gradkowski. Yeah, you may have heard of him.
I don't recall the same support for McCown as for Gradkoski, but the numbers show that McCown is the better QB. Lets take a look at the stats...
Josh McCown had a passer rating of 58.4 with 10 Tds and 11 ints.
Thats Brett Favre numbers in contrast to the meager, yet powerful stats of the "Great Gradkowski."
Gradkowski averaged a whopping 6.4 yards per attempt and lit up the scoreboard with 6 TDs and 3 ints on 54% passing!
I say we bring McCown back, what do you think?