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Louis Murphy States Bringing In McNabb Would Be A Good Thing

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 06:  Louis Murphy #18 of the Oakland Raiders runs for a third quarter touchdown while playing the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 6, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Oakland won the game 27-24.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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jeremy barilCorrespondent IOctober 1, 2016

After watching a recent interview on the CSN Bay Area Network with Louis Murphy, he states that he's very close with JaMarcus Russell and that the two of them have been working. He's also saying how this offense is much more sophisticated and is going to look much better under Hue Jackson. 

Murphy actually praised Russell and stated he's been working out and leading by example. While watching the 8 minute video I had really started feeling good about Russell, but after the 6 minute mark you get drawn back to reality because then the announcer asked Murphy what he thought about Oakland trading for Donovan McNabb. Instead of stating that Russell was his QB and he's looking for to next season with Russell, he stated it would be good for Oakland because he's a veteran QB and could teach Russell some things. 

If Louis Murphy truly believed in Russell he would have defended him through thick and thin, especially if they are as tight as some people say they are. Yes he praised him, but because as a teammate and a young player he's not exactly going to call him out on public TV. 

Most importantly I was very happy to hear about a sophisticated offense and several more fronts and different alignments compared to Cable's unprepared offense last season. 

I don't really know what to think about this interview. Is Russell turning the corner, or did Murphy lack the cajones to call him out and stated bring in McNabb would be a good thing therefore stating in a silent way, Russell's not capable of starting for Oakland right now? 

If you want to watch it, check it out here: http://www.csnbayarea.com/pages/landing/?blockID=208025&feedID=3433

 

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