Russell shows up, appears to be in "much better shape"

As expected, Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell showed up on Tuesday for the second day of offseason workouts.

As promised, he appears to be “in much better shape” than last season, according to Steve Corkran of the Oakland Tribune.

Russell has been working out in Arizona.  Though it’s not entirely clear what he has been doing, one thing he apparently hasn’t been doing is replacing milk with sausage gravy.

38 responses to “Russell shows up, appears to be in "much better shape"

  1. Wow, so now he’s gonna throw INTs and fumble with a six pack….
    There’s alot of players in “great shape” but don’t ever SHAPE UP and play well.
    Tebow to the Raiders- Raiders win a couple more games than before……Tebow becomes a Satanist

  2. In an unrelated story…Braylon Edwards replaced his milk with man gravy

  3. HA!
    Walking through the mall drinking a 44oz cup of gravy..
    That’s exactly what popped into my head.

  4. so whats he down to now 310-315,who cares how much he weighs,let me know when he can complete 2 passes in a row,my bet is he still cant,the best tho is when raider fans get on here and defend him with the whole,”he dont have anybody to throw to”,or”he doesnt have enough time to look downfield”,blah blah blah,he still gonna suck,raiders suck, al davis sucks,change”just win baby” to “just get to .500,maybe,please”

  5. He is a real hero. I commend him for showing such courage in the face of such hardship. A truly great American.

  6. I’d rather see this guy not play for the raiders in all honesty. Once a lazy, greedy bastard, always a lazy greedy bastard.
    AD, just get rid of this guy and cut your loses. You’ll be saving this team a lot of time in getting good again..

  7. He’s not fat……he’s big-boned!!!
    Jared Lorenzen (The Hefty Lefty) was way fatter than OffDaMarcus will ever be. (And he is/was/always will be a better QB)
    Why didn’t the Raiders give up 4 1st round picks for Brady Quinn??
    Or sign DA? Or Jacques Delhomme? Or Trent Edwards? Or Terrence Trent D’Arby???

  8. Your a shit head Florio. What a hack as a writer and reporter. How many articles have you posted today hateing on Russell. What, did he not give you an autograph or something? Did you ask him out on a date and got rejected? Whats your problem man

  9. At least he will look pretty in his post-game interviews explaining why he was 7 for 23 with 87 yards passing and 3 ints.

  10. Do you “Devils” have anything positive ever to say about a black quarterback 🙂
    “The Black Quarterback” – The future of the NFL, just like the NBA, it is a reality………….
    Ha ha ha

  11. – Jake Delhomme
    – Derek Anderson
    – Brady Quinn
    – Seneca Wallace
    What they all have in common?
    They are in shape and still suck and got the boot……………
    Ha ha ha

  12. Rumor has it that Russell has also changed his throwing mechanics. Are we sure that this guy isn’t just Tebow in disguise, trying to circumvent the draft?

  13. hey, masta blasta from the pasta, what’s yo team? unless it be the saints you ain’t got nothin’ hatin’ here.

  14. I don’t think Russell will be the answer at QB for the Raiders with his inaccuracy, lack of mobility and mental mistakes. He also hasn’t gotten help from his supporting cast, including the coaches. The play’s were so vanilla and predictable, the line couldn’t block well half of the time, the running game could rarely ever get going and yes, the recievers dropped too many catchable balls. Still Russell needs to step up big time, or get out of Oakland.
    Gradkowski has a little more mobility and doesn’t make as many mistakes, still I don’t see him being much more than an average or slightly better than average QB. Maybe he can get the Raiders over the .500 mark, but a deep playoff run seem’s unlikely. Still he has heart, and the team does seem to pick it up a notch. But also notice that the defense also mixed in more blitz’s and the offense opened up a bit too later in the season. At this point, I’d take Bruce, hands down, but I think it’s important to realize that this is a team sport, and it wasn’t only Russell whom played bad at times, particulalry early to mid season.

  15. If you watch football (or maybe even Lacrosse) it’s pretty clear that the “race card” isn’t the reason for the hate on JaMarcus.
    …It’s the Arch Card that seems to get Russell in trouble.

  16. @BlueEyeDevils:
    Dude, this has nothing to do with J-Rus being black. There are plenty of black QBs who have had success – ie Cunningham, McNabb, Culpepper, Moon, etc. And I truly wish my Rams would give up a 5th rounder for RFA Troy Smith, because I think he’s got the stuff to be a winner in the league.
    The negativity is all about JaMarcus not working hard, showing up to camp overweight, blaming everyone else for his failures, and being the last one in the building and the first one out. The animosity is for his big payday, lack of work ethic, and apparent apathy for his lack of success.

  17. The devil speaks….
    this man has a contract and a job to do. He needs to commit to excellence. Grow up and earn your money. I don’t care what color you are, I don’t care where you grew up, and I don’t care your intellegence level – you signed the contract, now live up to it

  18. I don’t care how much weight he loses. He will never be able to comprehend what the defense is doing.

  19. Good for him I wish him well, he will only be 25 at the start of the season so he has plenty of time to get it.

  20. “Do you “Devils” have anything positive ever to say about a black quarterback :)”
    Yeah. Jason Campbell is better than Jamarcus Russell.
    “The Black Quarterback” – The future of the NFL, just like the NBA, it is a reality………….”
    The NBA has black QB’s?

  21. Guess all the weight he lost was his fat head that he carried thinking he was #1. Maybe he lost the weight sitting on the bench with his head hung low being ashamed. Oh wait……………McJarcass doesn’t get ashamed does he? He does his own thing and doens’t worry about what others think of him including his teammates.

  22. So Russell appears to be in “much better shape”. Is it possible to show up in worsse shape than he had been?

  23. BlueEyeDevils says:
    March 16, 2010 10:43 PM
    Do you “Devils” have anything positive ever to say about a black quarterback 🙂
    Keep your racial comments to yourself.

  24. You can put lipstick and a skirt on a pig but at thenend of the day it is still a pig ! Dead Al, wake up !!

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