To JaMarcus Russell Lovers: I'm Calling Out The Stupid

Michael O'DonovanContributor IApril 5, 2010

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 03:  JaMarcus Russell #2 of the Oakland Raiders in action  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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Okay, here we go. 

So I've been reading Bleacher Report posts on the website for months now, interpreting opinions from amatuer and idiot writers who swear they know what they're talking about when it comes to the Oakland Raiders Franchise (this is for you, Ramone Brown, you moron).  I've officially hit my apex of frustration with stupid people posting articles, and now I'm going to set the record straight.

First, about myself...

I am an Oakland Raiders fan.  Like every other fool, I think I know what ails my team better than anybody, and now i'm going to write about it and pass it off as gospel, like that bonehead Ramone Brown.  

I'll try and keep this brief, because honestly, this is a waste of time.  I'm not an attention seeker like 99.999% of the tools that post hundreds and thousands of articles on here.  I'm merely annoyed.  I have somewhat of a life.  Well, not really because I just bought God of War 3 for the PS3 (any gamer on here knows what I'm talking about). 

1.  JaMarcus Russell.

...has to go.  I cannot believe people on here actually stand behind this guy.  I'm gonna make only one point; a point that hasn't been made at all, and it boggles me.  This Oakland Raiders team, and its players do not believe in him.  Anyone who watched the Raiders games this year knows that when Bruce Gradkowski was in the game, the Raiders team - on offense and defense - played a trillion times better and harder.  He led us to comeback wins against the Steelers and the Bengals, should have had a comeback win against the Chiefs (thanks, DHB) and would have beaten the Redskins if he didn't get injured. 

And don't give me that garbage about JaMarcus beating the Chiefs and Broncos.  That Chiefs comeback at the beginning of the year was a gift by the refs on that ridiculous roughing the passer call that kept the drive alive.  And it was against the Chiefs, who were horrible, which is why they pick before us in this year's draft. 

The Denver game late in the year.  Yeah, mean that drive where JaMarcus fumbled twice and through 3 duck passes that should have been intercepted?  I'm sorry, that was just luck.  Did he throw the game winning pass?  Yes.  But if Denver's defense takes advantage of any of the five times Russell tried to give that game away on the last drive, they would have, and should have won.

Eagles game.  One decent pass where Zach Miller caught a ten yard pass and ran the other seventy-five yards with Louis Murphy blocking down the field like he was Gene Upshaw in his prime.  JaMarcus spent the rest of the day doing whatever he could to give the Eagles that game, but the Eagles were too busy making sure the Raiders would take it instead. 

The Raiders team clearly responded to Bruce, when he was QB, much better than JaMarcus.  There were rampant reports from "insiders" that Raiders players believed that Gradkowski gave the Raiders the best chance to win games. 

I'm gonna wrap this up, because I need to do other things today.  But to Ramone are the reason why I felt compelled to write on here today.  Stop posting articles that are written as if you are in the locker room and have the pulse of the team.  You, like I, have no real diagnosis for what really is the Raiders' reasons for stinking.  But what we can all agree on is there are a myriad of issues.  But stop defending JaMarcus Russell. 

You know what a controlled experiment is, Ramone?  It's when both the control group and experimental groups are kept under similar variables apart from the factor under study so that the effect or influence of that factor can be identified or determined.  If you watched the Oakland Raiders games, and not the BSPN highlights or their "Prime-Time" show, you would have seen a noticeable difference in the way the Raiders team carried themselves when Bruce Gradkowsi was under center.  And guess what, Ramone?  Bruce was playing with the same offensive line the JaMarcus was.  Although I'll agree that the o-line needs to be revamped, Gradkowski was able to negotiate the rush and make plays much better than your boy.   

This, my fellow Raider Nation, is something I know as fact.  So let's start there, the first thing Al Davis needs to fix to make the Raiders a contender again.  Start Bruce and cut Russell.