QB Coach Says Raiders Mishandled QB JaMarcus Russell

Discussion in 'Oakland Raiders' started by SRW, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    Now that JaMarcus Russell is out of Oakland, his quarterback guru, Tom Martinez, who also works with Tom Brady, is weighing in on the former top overall pick's Raiders experience. Russell held out of his rookie year training camp, and instead of meeting in the middle on his contract demands, the Raiders ended up giving him $4 million dollars more than his original demands. Also, Martinez said that Russell should have played immediately and been named the starter rather than sit out much of the season as the team's backup. "He was never wanted there by any of the coaches," Martinez told the New York Times. "The only one who wanted him there was Al Davis. Al Davis told them to draft him. He was the epitome of an Al Davis quarterback." The situation for Russell was not ideal, said Martinez, who cited a poor offensive line and "receivers who don't know how to get open, who don't know how to separate." And with no run support and with poor utilization of the running backs in the passing game, Martinez said, Russell's development was further stunted.

    Source: New York Times
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2010
  2. Stinger75

    Stinger75 It's Showtime, Folks!

    Too all of this I say two things.

    1. A rookie cap would have fixed his holding out.

    2. He will end up somewhere, and will eventually get a chance. Lets see how he does when he gets that chance.
  3. Evaporator

    Evaporator Rookie

    bla,bla,bla :icon_cry:
  4. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    well, Martinez is obviously butt clown ............. what about Russell's lack of effort rodweed? what about all of the times that he didn't prepare for game plans dumbheck?

    Instead of just having a temper tantrum and refusing to give any effort because the coaches didn't think he was worth the pick, he should have proven them all wrong. Instead he just quit........ yep, he's a REAL winner.
  5. Jeffgoodt

    Jeffgoodt Team Veteran

    Serving Skittles at lunch.
  6. codatious99

    codatious99 cheese head

    lane kiffin hecked it all up for the kid.... oh wait russell just sucks
  7. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    JaMarcus needs to get a lawyer...lol...
  8. Harvs01

    Harvs01 Pro Bowler

    lol...all of this plus the fact that he couldnt hit an elephant from 5 yards away
  9. hermhater

    hermhater Guest

    Full of crap.
  10. Androidraider24

    Androidraider24 Team Veteran

    After today I doubt Mr. Martinez talks about this again.
  11. Dougerrrr

    Dougerrrr Laus Deo

    so he was not good in a bad situation and wiped out....news to anyone that watches football?
  12. BTMaverick84

    BTMaverick84 Death Dealer

    The Raiders were clearly a better team and more competitive with Bruce Grad. at the helm last year, cant really blame it on the recievers or the line when they actually had someone who had a clue what to do with the ball in his hands.