Someone recently suggested that the arrival of quarterback Donovan McNabb in Oakland could be valuable for JaMarcus Russell, who could learn how to play the position while learning from McNabb.
This assumes that anyone can light a fire under a guy who would be more inclined to roast marshmallows over it.
The more likely reality, as Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News points out, is that JaMarcus could be jettisoned.
Doing so would save $6.45 million. It would also represent an admission that the decision to invest the first overall pick three years ago on Russell was one of the biggest blunders in NFL history. Still, why compound the mistake by continuing to adhere to a guy who is content that his greatest accomplishment in football was being the first name called on draft day in 2007?