JaMarcus Russell Vs. Robert Gallery: The Biggest Bust?

Keilyn EllisCorrespondent IMarch 28, 2010

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 20:  Robert Gallery #76 of the Oakland Raiders walks off the field during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on September 20, 2009 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Many people in the media world have labeled JaMarcus Russell a bust. They cite the large amounts of money he makes(although he played for free in college) Many people on television want us to believe that the QB position is the most important in football. Not True.


A lot of Raider fans give Gallery a pass because he has leveled of at guard. But therein lies the problem: The Raiders did not draft him to play guard. Not to mention the chump is always hurt. He sat out the most critical part of the season over the past two years and really hasn't earned his money. And he still gets a HELL of a lot of crucial penalties. His "tripping" foul erased a fifty yard strike from Russell to Murphy last season against KC, game two. That play would have given the Raiders the ball from the 1 yardline for the go ahead score and Russell's third victory. That foul ultimately cost Russell a win and his starting job. Thanks.


Now Gallery gets a pass by moving to a less demanding (and lower salary) position. If only JaMarcus could play tight end.


Well, thats not going to happen. And the Raiders still have no answer at left tackle; THE MOST IMPORTANT POSITION IN PRO FOOTBALL!


Even Papa and Plunkett reiterated after the Redskins debacle that, "Regardless who's behind center, the team can't win behind third weak O-line. Gradkowski's knees said, "I give up!"


Gallery has gotten a pass as the biggest in Oakland Raiders history due to the Raiders entire team futility over the past 6-7 years, or whatever ESPN says.


There will be so called "Franchise" Qbs in this years draft. But you know what? The Raiders ain't lookin' at none of 'em. Im quite sure no rookie QB would want to play behind the worst O-line in the league anyway.


Gradkowski isn't durable enough. Besides the fact that he couldn't throw the ball from his couch to the t.v. without a couple of bounces. Did you see that sidearmed delivery? Reminds me of Rich Gannon, except sorry.


So sit and think for a minute Raider Nation. If and when the O-line gets fixed, would you rather see an undersized dreamer running around and jumping to pass to add strength to his already disturbingly odd and weak delivery?, Or would you rather see JaMarcus play pitch-and-catch with Schilens like he does in games that don't matter?



Either way Gallery is a bust and the Raiders are still recovering from that blown pick. Besides the ZBS is for girls, Cable.