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Cutting JaMarcus would save $6.45 million

The Oakland Raiders have already paid JaMarcus Russell $36 million for a whole lot of nothing.

So do they now view him as a sunk cost or could they possibly pour more money down the drain? The Raiders can save $6.45 million by cutting Russell before the start of the season.

Russell has said in the past he won’t take a pay cut, and that’s far too much money to pay for a guy if he’s Jason Campbell’s backup.  Tom Cable said there are “decisions” to be made at quarterback, but expects Russell to attend Oakland’s post-draft minicamp Friday.

We’ll see.

The Raiders would be risking the $6.45 million by keeping Russell in the offseason.  They would owe him the money if he got hurt in workouts and placed on injured reserve.

The San Francisco Chronicle  believes Cable hinted at Russell’s departure:

“Adding Jason [Campbell] to this football team was very important,” Cable said. “He
is a guy in need of a fresh start himself.”

The Raiders are an organization in need of fresh start. That can only happen with Russell elsewhere.

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  1. Gautam says: Apr 25, 2010 12:06 PM

    elsewhere you say?
    I cannot think of any place besides the Bills who need help on the o-line

  2. paulyr30 says: Apr 25, 2010 12:09 PM

    please do the smart thing and cut his fat lazy ass you are better off without him

  3. GoBrowns19 says: Apr 25, 2010 12:09 PM

    If they cut him, is there another team that would pick him up? I think he’s proven to be a bust, if not a liability for a team.

  4. dunkingonuts says: Apr 25, 2010 12:11 PM

    You have to wonder if 3 years from now we’ll be saying the same thing about Sam Bradford??
    Rookie salary cap anyone?????

  5. dcrespo24 says: Apr 25, 2010 12:12 PM

    matter of time. He will be cut by Wednesday. He will then be begging for a Canadian Football contract as a back up. He has burned all NFL bridges by having too many coaches/staff fired because of his failure to work a day in his NFL life.
    Always sucks when an athlete treats his rookie contract as a finish line. It is players like him that are prime examples of why a rookie pay scale is needed. Rookie contracts should be primarily incentive based.
    Whatever, we can finally trim the fat off the roster.
    Jason Campbell will take us to the Playoffs this year!

  6. Raider B says: Apr 25, 2010 12:14 PM

    Cut that Fat basterd! Its time for the Campbell show!

  7. horntoad says: Apr 25, 2010 12:15 PM

    Cutting Russell would save the city of Oakland a ton of food each week.

  8. David_Hanni_Jr says: Apr 25, 2010 12:16 PM

    Russell WILL NEVER PLAY ANOTHER DONE IN THE NFL…he already said he wont take a pay cut . He will be cut and noone will even take a chance on him

  9. jimpish26 says: Apr 25, 2010 12:17 PM

    And to think that Phil Savage wanted to trade up and bring this guy to Cleveland..
    WOW..we’ve had enough problems here without this one.

  10. Occam says: Apr 25, 2010 12:18 PM

    6.45 million wasted dollars and 360 wasted pounds.

  11. INVAIDUH says: Apr 25, 2010 12:21 PM

    “Russell elsewhere” is music to my ears.

  12. DieHardFootballFan says: Apr 25, 2010 12:21 PM

    If they don’t cut him they officially put the stamp on themselves as pro sports worst franchise!! Everyone else knew he’d suck in the NFL except Al Davis I guess.

  13. RedGoneWILD says: Apr 25, 2010 12:21 PM

    This kid from LSU, he’s a good playah, and he’s a good kid, and we’re gonna make him great!

  14. Florio-is-a-tool says: Apr 25, 2010 12:22 PM

    He’ll be penniless in five years anyway.

  15. TylerDurden says: Apr 25, 2010 12:22 PM

    It’s just like pulling off a band-aid, Al….Just do it!

  16. dogma1 says: Apr 25, 2010 12:27 PM

    biggest bust ever but give Al credit though for admitting his huge mistake. And getting Jason Campbell was a huge steal.

  17. Just Win Maybe says: Apr 25, 2010 12:30 PM

    He’ll be cut before the mini-camp this weekend, if he’s there he’s nothing but a distraction. This organization is finally moving in the right direction and they’ll take the next step – so see ya’ fat azz.
    And it’s official, he goes down as not only the worst Raider draft pick ever, but we have a new ineptitude standard. Someone finally passes Ryan Leaf so the new saying is – will he be the next JaMarcus Russell.
    Enjoy the bling while you still have it….with your lack of discipline, I’m sure you’ll be hocking it in no time for rent money.

  18. mjk68 says: Apr 25, 2010 12:31 PM

    na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye!

  19. cgc1969 says: Apr 25, 2010 12:31 PM

    he sucks get rid of him!

  20. Fuschu Mang says: Apr 25, 2010 12:32 PM

    As one very familiar with the AFC west, I say this not out of “Raider-hater”-ness…but out of common sense…when a limb is gangrenous it is excised to save the livelihood of the rest of the body. Russell’s play is the football equivalent of gangrenous….so excise it to save the franchise.

  21. Tony Snow says: Apr 25, 2010 12:34 PM

    Yep, he raped the organization and the fans. Can’t blame Big Ben for this one!?!? You have to be retarded to continually back a losing franchise, while supporting an Idiot owner, year after year! You deserve what you get! LOL!

  22. JakeDSnake says: Apr 25, 2010 12:35 PM

    C’mon now! Jerrah Jones had no problems bringing in Ryan Leaf, why would he hesitate to bookend Leaf with Russell?

  23. snnyjcbs says: Apr 25, 2010 12:36 PM

    Lets be honest, you either hit with a high pick QB or you dont. When you miss does it really matter if it is a David Carr or a Leaf or a Russell, you miss.
    Do you really think it makes it ok that with say a Carr you end up with a 3rd string QB? If you do not come out with a QB that will start and win games for you for 8 to 10 years they are all busts and the size of bust does not really matter.
    It also shows you just how far the NFL’s play has fallen when all these rookies can step in and play. Years ago the NFL players would have eat the best of thems lunch.

  24. Henny says: Apr 25, 2010 12:36 PM

    Somewhere…..Ryan Leaf has a $hit eating grin on his face because he has be de-throned as the biggest bust of all time!

  25. SterilizeTHenry says: Apr 25, 2010 12:39 PM

    If he is cut, I have to wonder if someone would pick him up even as a 3rd string QB. Ya, he is a bust so far in Oakland, but look how many shots Ryan Leaf got after he was labelled a bust in San Diego.

  26. Dolphinatic says: Apr 25, 2010 12:44 PM

    Ok but if your going to do it, make sure you hit a major artery please. I’d like this to be as messy as possible. Al “Crypt Keeper” Davis was good for the game at one point. Now any good he has done has been evened or out weighed by “the Markus benching”, City hopping, plus a Dirty rash of #1’s and free agent pick ups that hemorrhage puss buckets of money. Commitment to Excellence, sure. Excellence of what? I have no Clue.

  27. mzezulak says: Apr 25, 2010 12:44 PM

    He is the poster child for a rookie salary cap.

  28. Roni06 says: Apr 25, 2010 12:46 PM

    The Raiders need to cut that fat lazy piece of sh%t yesterday.Two things,1st Ryan Leaf is jumping for joy because he’s no longer the biggest bust ever,and 2nd I guarantee that fat sorry bast@rd will be broke in less than 10 years.Jamarcus Fat@ss will be the poster child for a rookie salary cap..

  29. jharmon64 says: Apr 25, 2010 12:48 PM

    Perhaps someone would pay league minimum for a 3 yr player or whatever his tenure is.

  30. iggman says: Apr 25, 2010 12:49 PM

    Biggest waste of money in the NFL history… they should have gotten rid of him the day after he was drafted

  31. Chiefs2010 says: Apr 25, 2010 12:50 PM

    Diabetes will kill him in 5 years.

  32. sniperhare says: Apr 25, 2010 12:50 PM

    Let him eat and make him play tackle as punishment to his poor QB play.

  33. Mean D says: Apr 25, 2010 12:50 PM

    How can that fat, lazy turd refuse any pay cut with a straight face?

  34. Seahawks80 says: Apr 25, 2010 12:50 PM

    If Al “Loser” Davis dont want you why would any other team?

  35. rmac says: Apr 25, 2010 12:52 PM

    I don’t see why we can’t win the division this year. Here are some key points.
    1. Kyle Orton in Denver and no Brandon Marshall
    2. Matt Cassell in Kansas City and an aging Defense
    3. No LT in San Diego-He always killed us
    4. SD always starts slow
    5. Lost alot of close games LY with lack of Offensensive production
    6. Improved QB and Defense this year helps us win those close games we lost
    I can’t see why we don’t sweep Denver and KC, and Split with SD.
    I’m hoping at least 10 wins. That doubles our win total from last year.

  36. Johnnyb612 says: Apr 25, 2010 12:57 PM

    This guy is a waste of life. I think he is so lazy, he probably has a team of nurses to wash his fat, useless body and shovel food into his fat, illiterate mouth. You would literally need a whole team of nurses to do all this. I can’t wait till he spends all his money and has to quarterback the grill area at a Mcdonalds somewhere. Even that would be asking too much for his pea sized brain to handle. I’ll bet that he even wears diapers.

  37. Tony Snow says: Apr 25, 2010 1:00 PM

    Alert: The Raiders are being raped! And no, not a bathroom….but this was a public spectacle! For All to see! :(

  38. AllThat says: Apr 25, 2010 1:00 PM

    When they cut him they should start at his neck so his fat head hits the ground!!

  39. ampats says: Apr 25, 2010 1:00 PM

    I think he should start this year. Keep Campbell as a backup.

  40. Johnnyb612 says: Apr 25, 2010 1:03 PM

    This guy is a waste of life. I think he is so lazy, he probably has a team of nurses to wash his fat, useless body and shovel food into his fat, illiterate mouth. You would literally need a whole team of nurses to do all this. I can’t wait till he spends all his money and has to quarterback the grill area at a Mcdonalds somewhere. Even that would be asking too much for his pea sized brain to handle. I’ll bet that he even wears diapers.

  41. Johnnyb612 says: Apr 25, 2010 1:04 PM

    This guy is a waste of life. I think he is so lazy, he probably has a team of nurses to wash his fat, useless body and shovel food into his fat, illiterate mouth. You would literally need a whole team of nurses to do all this. I can’t wait till he spends all his money and has to quarterback the grill area at a Mcdonalds somewhere. Even that would be asking too much for his pea sized brain to handle. I’ll bet that he even wears diapers.

  42. NCRaiderDon says: Apr 25, 2010 1:08 PM

    Commitment to Excellence has become Commitment to Pestilence…get rid of the bum, AND his big ass earing that he never earned.

  43. Raiders757 says: Apr 25, 2010 1:08 PM

    jimpish26 says: April 25, 2010 12:17 PM
    And to think that Phil Savage wanted to trade up and bring this guy to Cleveland..
    WOW..we’ve had enough problems here without this one.
    —————————————–
    I really wanted that to happen so bad. I was never sold on Russell and hoped beyond hope that Al Davis wouldn’t draft him. When it is well known that his college team mates and coaches had to push him and hold his hand to get him motivated enough to play, it should be a warning sign. When a prospect shows u pout of shape to the combine, that should be a warning sign as well. This kid had a giant L stuck to his forehead, yet Al was so blinded by his arm strength, he couldn’t see it.
    Russell needs to be sent packing, and the sooner the better.

  44. Mr. Big says: Apr 25, 2010 1:10 PM

    So between Russell and Haynesworth these guys have collected….ummm, somewhere in the 70 mil range. Unbelievable. Too much money for a bunch of imature kids. What a joke. Russell has no incentive to do anything. He’s set for life unless he spends like MC Hammer. We can only hope…..

  45. jb10 says: Apr 25, 2010 1:11 PM

    # DieHardFootballFan says: April 25, 2010 12:21 PM
    Everyone else knew he’d suck in the NFL except Al Davis I guess.
    WHAT?! the raiders were praised for picking him. MOST if not every draft “expert” thought he would be a good qb.
    mayock even said his pro day was one of the best workouts he had ever seen.
    so just who exactly was “everyone else”?

  46. DeathSpiral says: Apr 25, 2010 1:12 PM

    A 50 QB rating in 2009…. Fat, unmotivated, and unprepared is no way to go through life, son.
    -Dean Vernon Wormer

  47. "Coach"Davis says: Apr 25, 2010 1:14 PM

    The JaRobitussin ERROR is ovah. About time….
    Biggest Raider mistake ever. When I think we could have had Calvin Johnson I want to break things….
    JaRobitussin will be fatter the Refrig. Perry by this time next year….

  48. The Hogster says: Apr 25, 2010 1:15 PM

    Send Jamarcus to the Skins – then we’ll have two fat under achievers.
    We’ll put him at Right Tackle and call it a day.

  49. fleet10 says: Apr 25, 2010 1:19 PM

    the sad part is, I’m not even sure he’d care if he got cut. Wouldn’t care that no other NFL team would want him (I’m almost certain)………….same apathy…………….
    ……..save all your chains, grills, diamonds, and rims, JaMarcus………..keep bein’ so “gangsta” for the next two years while your unemployed………

  50. VonClausewitz says: Apr 25, 2010 1:21 PM

    He’s shown no improvement and no real commitment to improve, so the next step should be pretty obvious. Sucks that they couldn’t do a proper eval on him before throwing that kinda money away, but what’s done is done.

  51. Tre-nitty says: Apr 25, 2010 1:23 PM

    I knew fatboy was all about the $ when Stuart Scott did a pre draft interview, where jamayonnaise russellburger whipped out his new bling after Scott asked what they were gonna do with the $. What a fat ass excuse!!!

  52. Newtrocknee says: Apr 25, 2010 1:24 PM

    Even “Mr. Mediocrity” Jason Campbell is a massive upgrade over Fatty Ding-Dongs. No one wants a 300 lb. idiot at QB. Russell is easily just as bad of a flop as Leaf ever was. Cut ties, there are plenty of 3rd stringers more deserving of a roster spot than Tubby the Rotund QB.

  53. theTRUTHwillSETuFREE says: Apr 25, 2010 1:26 PM

    # Tony Snow says: April 25, 2010 12:34 PM
    Yep, he raped the organization and the fans. Can’t blame Big Ben for this one!?!? You have to be retarded to continually back a losing franchise, while supporting an Idiot owner, year after year! You deserve what you get! LOL!
    —————————————————
    Seeing crap like this makes me sick. I am a Raiders fan till I die. I guess that’s what makes us the best fans in the NFL. We stick by our team through the good and the bad. “We deserve what we get”….ummm we have 3 rings, what does your team have? Bandwagon jumping fans like this Dumb-F%^k should be slapped!! Your a disgrace to football. EVERY TEAM in the NFL has been bad from one time or another. Your obviously the kind of jack ass that will just jump ship as soon as your team starts losing. I’d rather stick by my team through all the bad…….it makes everything that much more meaningful when we turn it around! TRUTH!

  54. raidersteve413 says: Apr 25, 2010 1:33 PM

    Henny says:
    April 25, 2010 12:36 PM
    Somewhere…..Ryan Leaf has a $hit eating grin on his face because he has be de-throned as the biggest bust of all time!
    Not True, Jamarcus will never be the bigest bust ever, He has won games, Ans showed lots of promise last year when he took the raiders for the vicory in DENVER, he came in the 4th quarter and shocked the world with game winning TD with 3 seconds left, in what was the best game of the year.
    but the silver and black have to time to wait, they want to win the superbowl this year and they will, Raiders have the best D now of all time

  55. FlorioFanClubMember says: Apr 25, 2010 1:37 PM

    Henny says:
    April 25, 2010 12:36 PM
    Somewhere…..Ryan Leaf has a $hit eating grin on his face because he has be de-throned as the biggest bust of all time!
    I think you may want to take a closer look at their numbers.
    Leaf in 21 career starts was 4-17. Russell in 25 starts is 7-18. Leaf had 14 TDs 36 INTs. Russell 18 TDs 23 INTs. Leaf’s QB rating was 50.0. Russell 65.2. Leaf completed 48.4% of his passes, Russell 52.1%.
    Looks to me like Ryan Leaf still deserves the title of biggest flop ever.

  56. Huckleberry Joe says: Apr 25, 2010 1:38 PM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Russell just calls it quits after he gets cut by the Raiders. He didn’t have any motivation when he got paid an absurd amount of money, what makes people think he will play for league minimum?

  57. rmac says: Apr 25, 2010 1:47 PM

    Is Mel Kiper, Jr. a TOOL or what?! I think him and his ESPN buddies are upset that the Raiders made them all look like fools. What the heck does he know about football anyway? I’m pretty sure he never coached. He is a Monday morning quarterback like the rest of us.

  58. Viper21 says: Apr 25, 2010 1:58 PM

    One thing overlooked, in a state where the economy is falling apart… can Oaklands restaraunts really afford for the Raiders to cut the Walrus…?
    Im sure the buffet owners will strongly oppose cutting him.

  59. funi says: Apr 25, 2010 2:03 PM

    Another SEC BUST! Tim Couch, Shane Mathews, Danny Wuefel, Heath Schuler,Glen Dorsey, Tracy Rocker,Huey Richardson, Tony Robinson, any Bama QB since Stabler, Rohan Daviees and need to put Teblow on this list now!

  60. Cougar Bait says: Apr 25, 2010 2:20 PM

    Maybe he can latch on in the UFL..or the competitive eating circuit.

  61. War_Paint says: Apr 25, 2010 2:23 PM

    You Der fans must be snortin oxycontin or something.
    Win the division, sweeps, Super Bowl? Really?
    You still have a mediocre D, a poor o-line, crap for receivers, and the 4th best QB in the AFCW. You’re going nowhere and doing nothing, as usual.

  62. Tony Snow says: Apr 25, 2010 2:38 PM

    @TheTruth …. The truth is, I don’t usually post like that, and my apologies to the Raiders (fans). I was just making a point with the Big Ben posts. You’re right and anybody can do that!!! Under 10 anonymous names. And it is BS … And they should be slapped because this is what it turns into. Just like your loyalties lie with the Raiders, not Jamarcus Russell, it’s the same with the Steelers and Ben! Truth!!!

  63. robmart0906 says: Apr 25, 2010 2:42 PM

    Something tells me that JaMarcus wont spend his $36 Mil. on “Campbell’s Chunky”.. too soon?

  64. FinFan says: Apr 25, 2010 3:02 PM

    You’d be saving money on vending machine candies too.

  65. gwinn1952 says: Apr 25, 2010 3:15 PM

    I’m so surprised they kept going to this guy for so long. He came out the first year showing what type of individual he was and never went up from there. He could have been a good qb…..but nobody made him be accountible for himself and let him act like a little kid and get away with it.

  66. scrapdawg12 says: Apr 25, 2010 3:16 PM

    Cut Jacarcus Bustell. I’d of cut him 2 or 3 years ago. heck, i’d of never drafted nor signed him. What a waste of money. He only cares about paychecks

  67. SportsDevil says: Apr 25, 2010 3:17 PM

    It’s a true shame. It’s not that Russell has no skill or that he sucks, it just seems like he doesn’t even care. He got his big payday and he expects to have the full six years to prove himself, so that he can actually try in his last year and get another fat contract. It’s players like this, with so much upside, potential, and talent, that make and average joe like me sick.

  68. evrocka says: Apr 25, 2010 3:19 PM

    this guy is the poster boy for a useless human being. this POS went to college not for his intellect but cuz he could play a game well. he probably majored in the most tit field and dragged his feet through the whole process. he has probably never earned a thing in his shit life thanks to that strong throwing arm of his

  69. wherezwaldo says: Apr 25, 2010 3:25 PM

    cut that fat off your back

  70. A_MAC says: Apr 25, 2010 3:25 PM

    I wonder if everyone calling him fat have six packs? If not then stfu your comments are lame and your team can suck it and your qb is a pretty boy flamer.Russell can still be elite but it’s up to him to mature and take ownership of his career.

  71. evrocka says: Apr 25, 2010 3:29 PM

    @theTRUTHwillSETuFREE
    that’s why people laugh at you raiders fans. you’re delusional. how has that approach benefited browns fans? lions fans? the past means nothing! besides you stole at least 1 SB out of those 3

  72. virtueandvice says: Apr 25, 2010 3:35 PM

    Only the Raiders would be stupid enough to trade for a guy that was a 3 days away from getting cut. As for the Redskins, brilliant getting a 2012 pick considering there won’t be a draft next year.

  73. WCRaider says: Apr 25, 2010 3:38 PM

    Russell isn’t owed anything until the first day of the regular season.

  74. evrocka says: Apr 25, 2010 3:38 PM

    @raidersteve
    stats don’t tell the whole story. ryan leaf at least tried. u could tell he was a competitor. jamarcus never tried. he never made the slighest attempt

  75. Raiders757 says: Apr 25, 2010 3:39 PM

    jb10 says: April 25, 2010 1:11 PM
    # DieHardFootballFan says: April 25, 2010 12:21 PM
    Everyone else knew he’d suck in the NFL except Al Davis I guess.
    WHAT?! the raiders were praised for picking him. MOST if not every draft “expert” thought he would be a good qb.
    mayock even said his pro day was one of the best workouts he had ever seen.
    ———————————————-
    Mayock also commented the day the Raiders drafted him that his work ethic is a huge question mark and that he probably would never live up to the hype. The Raiders weren’t praised as much as your trying to believe. A lot of people had this kid pegged as an overrated pick. MOST experts thought he was a risky pick. Mayock and many others thought his pro day was awesome, still a gret pro day didn’t keep them from seeing his lack of work ethic.

  76. Bob Nelson says: Apr 25, 2010 3:40 PM

    Of the 36 million figure you claim he was paid, at least 20 million was sent to various levels of government in taxes.
    Most scouts, unlike Al Davis, know that a prospect can’t play QB just by looking at him.

  77. Harlem Raider says: Apr 25, 2010 3:43 PM

    Jason is the perfect QB for the Raiders. He has a big arm, smarts and is a good guy. I predict 10 wins this season. I really wanted DR to do well but he is not NFL material. Hope he saved his money.

  78. TheToolofTools says: Apr 25, 2010 3:51 PM

    BBE
    Biggest bust Ever.
    Ryan Leaf… sleep well tonight.
    He has lifted the weight of the world off you shoulders.
    He won’t even play this year if they cut him because
    “he got his” and doesn’t give a shit.
    Look at his body of lack of work.

  79. tian says: Apr 25, 2010 4:06 PM

    Jamarcus Russell gamed the system. He went #1 and was paid #1 money. That meant over $30 Million in guaranteed money. That also means that he could have spent a good deal of money on all kinds of stuff and still be able to make over $1 Million per year off interest.
    In other words, Jamarcus Russell has absolutely no incentive to become a good quarterback because he was paid like he was a great quarterback already. Now, he doesn’t have to work a day in his life and live better than most people. He’s done.
    Here’s how this is going to play out: Russell will get released. Before he leaves the office though, the Raiders will give him that $3 Million check they owe him. Then they’ll be able to get a quarterback that wants to be there and win football games.
    Meanwhile, JaMarcus Russell will go to his big mansion and lay down on his couch. And possibly even announce his retirement from football forever. And live the rest of his days as a rich man.
    (Can we please get a rookie salary cap now? Call it “The Jamarcus Russell rule.”)

  80. SF Saints Fan says: Apr 25, 2010 4:11 PM

    “Florio-is-a-tool says:
    He’ll be penniless in five years anyway.”
    I think you have it all wrong. He will be broke in three years tops.

  81. fishfan39 says: Apr 25, 2010 4:12 PM

    @ robmarto906
    I think that’s been JaMarcus’ problem the whole time. He’s been eating too much Chunky soup lol. Every player ever to eat the Soup has had BAD things happen to him. No good comes from eating the Chunky soup. If you doubt me name me one player that hasn’t been hurt or otherwise just go downhill after eating the Soup. Warner-multiple concussions, Bettis- wheels fell off the bus, Lynch-I don’t remember but he was hurt, Strahan- blown pec, The whole Eagle team (led by McNabb) took a nosedive. Notice how nobody does Chunky soup commercials anymore? Players have finally realized that they would have victim to the Chunky Soup Curse.

  82. ARJR1 says: Apr 25, 2010 4:28 PM

    Lets play what if:
    What if the Raiders cut him…can another team pick him up for the league’s minimum and if so, what’s the league’s minimum?
    If the league’s minimum is in the hundred-thousand range then a team with a DESPERATE need at QB should pick him up and explain to him that this is his last shot.
    If the league’s minimum is in the low millions, he’s done although in that case he’s been done since he signed his rookie contract.

  83. OLDCRACKER says: Apr 25, 2010 4:32 PM

    Didn’t the Raiders also have a QB that never ate anything but healthy food as a kid? (Maranovich?) Maybe drafting Russell was their way of “balancing the scales?” The whole Ying/Yang thing.

  84. madbombersays says: Apr 25, 2010 4:41 PM

    Piitsburgh would jump all over JaMUCKus Brusellsprout. They already have Charlie Snatch, Byron Leftbitch, and that adorable ladies man BENdover Rolthlis-hurther.

  85. comment_submission_error says: Apr 25, 2010 4:55 PM

    # FlorioFanClubMember says:
    Looks to me like Ryan Leaf still deserves the title of
    biggest flop ever.
    Leaf thinks so himself. He said he once hoped Shuler would take his crown, but finally realized it would never happen. Leaf also said the only way it could have been worse was if had been picked over Manning. Personally, I don’t care if they call Russell the Biggest Bust Ever, as long as they call him a former Raider.
    evrocka-shouldn’t you be off in a corner masturbating all over your new Oprah magazine?

  86. Shanahan's Rat Teeth says: Apr 25, 2010 5:08 PM

    DieHardFootballFan says:
    April 25, 2010 12:21 PM
    If they don’t cut him they officially put the stamp on themselves as pro sports worst franchise!! Everyone else knew he’d suck in the NFL except Al Davis I guess.
    –Russell was almost universally considered a top 3 prospect when the Raiders drafted him, so don’t try that “Everyone else knew” crap.
    As for the worst franchise in pro sports, I’d be willing to bet you support a team that has far less tradition, wins and titles than the Raiders and has been beaten a lot over the years by the Silver & Black.
    Your comment is elementary level stereotypical Raider hater garbage at best. Please try to come with something original, or at least true.

  87. evrocka says: Apr 25, 2010 5:09 PM

    @ARJR1
    why would he sign with another team? for 300k no less? he doesn’t care about football. he got what he wanted, a lifetime supply of bling, hummers, hoes and baconators. which for this primate will last about 5 years tops

  88. lgwelsh1 says: Apr 25, 2010 5:13 PM

    The kid got lost in the money and fame. His ego is completely out of control, he needs to be cut.
    Chances are if he doesnt get some help in controlling his weight and spending habits he will be broke in 5 years.
    I can’t see any NFL team taking a chance on this kid, if he wants to play football he needs to get his life, ego and weight in check.

  89. Bious says: Apr 25, 2010 5:15 PM

    I am not sure what the Raiders are waiting for…..do they think he will suddenly grow up and be a future NFL star?
    If so, what about the flying monkeys? Do they see pigs flying off with wings as well?

  90. mjk68 says: Apr 25, 2010 5:18 PM

    Let us toast. To the end of an error, hopefully Oakland can regain some sort of self respect and once more become a dominant force in the AFC West. Kirk, best of luck in Jacksonville. Jason, may you have an offensive coordinator that lasts for more then one season.

  91. evrocka says: Apr 25, 2010 5:20 PM

    @comment_submission_error
    really? that’s all you got? no real counter point, just the fact ryan leaf has enough pride to not want to be as notorious as he is. you’re funny. be even funnier with you sucking my dick with no teeth. nice try, butt slut

  92. louisville says: Apr 25, 2010 5:54 PM

    he is gone. maybe the steelers can use him since big ben cant keep his penis in his pants.

  93. BroncosfanBR says: Apr 25, 2010 6:01 PM

    I wonder if Shanahan purposely traded Campbell to the Raiders so they’d get better. They have a good defense, young talented receivers, and a solid rushing game. Bringing in Campbell behind an improved offensive line should = a much improved Raiders team.
    One last chance to stick it to the Broncos.

  94. INVAIDUH says: Apr 25, 2010 6:43 PM

    Yet through all the nonsence…
    Raiders…Still the last AFC West team to do ANYTHING…..3 Bowls dumps…Catch up.
    @War_paint…step off Mr. glass house…Playoff chokers…(when you actually get there.)
    @Dolts….Let us know when you’re done squandering talent…Turner…ahahahah.
    @Donks…let us know when when horse tooth and T.D. come back…..Nothing done before or since.
    We’ve had some bad seasons…No s#!t….
    But you guys just have bad Franchises…
    RAIDER NATION..
    GFY…..

  95. Ashman23 says: Apr 25, 2010 7:17 PM

    Somewhere, Ryan Leaf is getting ready to breathe a sigh of relief.
    And for those of you that laugh at the Raiders for drafting him in the first place, did you really think he would turn out like this? BS, he was the consensus number one QB at the time, so wake up and stop making asses of yourselves by ‘blaming’ Al Davis for picking him to begin with.

  96. 1nationraidernation says: Apr 25, 2010 7:34 PM

    not so fast…in time

  97. TuckRule says: Apr 25, 2010 9:12 PM

    Hmmm, 36 Million is probably more than all of us (leaving comments) will make combined in our lifetime. Sounds like the doughboy pullled off a pretty good deal.

  98. INVAIDUH says: Apr 25, 2010 9:31 PM

    @evrodika…
    browns..blah..lions…fans..blah.. stealing a bowl…
    Yakity yak….Blah blahh nonsence…..
    GFYourself stoopid……You’re a joke yourself.
    R. Nation…Even now so much better than you.

  99. peteo says: Apr 25, 2010 9:40 PM

    I doubt Ryan leaf gives a crap about being the biggest bust ever. last I checked he was in jail for cocaine or meth or some sort of junk like that. somehow I dont think that is at the top of the list when you are worrying about Bubba every night.

  100. NovaScotiaRaiderfan says: Apr 25, 2010 11:23 PM

    I am sorta still shocked by his utter lack of development,I mean does he not know what is being and has been said about him?You would think if he did that pride would have driven him to make an effort to prove people wrong.Instead he goes to vegas?Wow.

  101. chitownlionsfan410 says: Apr 26, 2010 1:06 AM

    i say hold out on Jabustus like he held out on them

  102. XxGoCanesxX says: Apr 26, 2010 2:53 AM

    After the Raiders cut him, he could go play Left Tackle for the Bills.

  103. DaBeast says: Apr 26, 2010 1:00 PM

    I pretty much agree with everything said about “Ja’Blimpus”. And he brought it all upon himself. But I wouldn’t totally write him off just yet. Some team will pick him up. And if he has learned anything (a stretch) he could turn it around. I could see Nawlin’s and Peyton picking him up and taking a peek. If he can’t learn from watching the great Drew Brees, close to home, then both he and the Fat Lady will be belting it out onstage.
    Jason Campbell was a flat out steal! There was no QB in the the draft this year with as much immediate upside as Jason Campbell. And that includes Sam Bradford. If this works out in Raider land, this guy could become a top 5 QB for the next 7-10 years! I understand why Shanahan was so reluctant to part with him. He is a big (6’5″), moblie, young (26) and smart QB that suffered from losing Joe Gibbs too early in his career (and having way too many coaching changes). I think Campbell is ready to get’er done, with some leadership & a healthy dose of attitude. Oakland is the perfect fit for him and so is Tom Cable. And Shanahan is right about Jason. “He is very talented and is an intriguing prospect”. He has learned under fire. And I bet he learned a ton about assuming the Top Gun role just by watching McNabb briefly in Washington. I predict the Raiders will be the surprise playoff team in the AFC this year with Jason and Cable at the helm. They are a young, talented and dangerous team now! FLUSH BOLLER! He’s a bona-fide loser. Just as bad as Ja’Blimpus.

  104. eklypse69 says: Apr 26, 2010 4:54 PM

    DieHardFootballFan says:
    April 25, 2010 12:21 PM
    “…….Everyone else knew he’d suck in the NFL except Al Davis I guess.”
    Wow, really? That’s kinda funny, ’cause I remember watching the 2007 draft, and everyone was raving about Russell back then. All the “experts” thought he’d be the next golden god of the QB position. I heard everything from Elway to Favre references.
    Hindsight is always 20/20, but I think at the time, most people were sure he was going to be the next superior franchise QB.

  105. jibfest says: Apr 26, 2010 7:34 PM

    A_MAC says:
    April 25, 2010 3:25 PM
    I wonder if everyone calling him fat have six packs? If not then stfu your comments are lame and your team can suck it and your qb is a pretty boy flamer.Russell can still be elite but it’s up to him to mature and take ownership of his career.
    —-aaaahahaha. The best part is when he said, “Russell can still be elite”. Hahaha, A Mac, say it again, say it again.

  106. ninevel says: Apr 27, 2010 11:22 AM

    The Raiders need to do the right thing – we are tired of losing – cut our loss and move on. It’s bad enough seeing the team lose every year, but worse, watching Russell plays. We should put him the practice squad.

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