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JaMarcus Russell's Showtime interview

Posted on: October 20, 2010 7:35 pm
Edited on: October 20, 2010 7:55 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

Showtime’s Inside the NFL has a fascinating interview with disgraced ex-Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell Wednesday night (9:00 ET). Russell, who is trying to get back into the NFL, gave the show an exclusive look at his training regimen (and no, we’re not referring to the part of the show where he’s sitting down and chatting with Josina Anderson – we’re talking about footage of RuJ. Russell (US Presswire)ssell actually working out).

The interview could be great for unintended comedy. Take a look at this exchange:

ANDERSON: Where from your perspective did things go wrong?

RUSSELL: Now looking back on it, I could have went about certain things different.

ANDERSON: Like?

RUSSELL:  I am not sure. I don’t know where they went wrong. But the things that did go wrong I take full blame for whatever was my fault, and the things that did happen. Being drafted No. 1 there are so much that they want you to do at a snap of a finger. It didn’t happen that way which brings us to today
.

There is so much that they want you to do (including earning at least a snippet of $32 million guaranteed money). There is also so much that they DON’T want you to do. Such as: DON’T eat that! DON’T drink that! DON’T fall asleep. DON’T arrive late. DON’T throw the ball there. And, of course, No, no, DON’T throw the ball there, either!

Russell told Anderson he is not willing to play in the UFL or change positions. At this point, he’s just trying to prove to 32 teams (though he says only 31 teams, which we’re guessing means he has no interest in ever returning to the Raiders), that he’s worth taking a chance on.

For video excerpts of Russell talking about being benched, click here. For video excerpt of Russell's mentor, John Lucas, talking about the quarterback, click here.

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Comments

Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: October 21, 2010 12:42 am
 

JaMarcus Russell's Showtime interview

I didn't know I needed a translation to read these excerpts.  My two year old makes more sense.



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2010 11:55 pm
 

JaMarcus Russell's Showtime interview

i remember this guy when he was named maurice clarett



Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: October 20, 2010 11:30 pm
 

JaMarcus Russell's Showtime interview

Maybe if he stopped worrying about getting custom made ice ropes for his neck like "The Chosen One" or Bama Boy" and concentrated on learning his NFL playbook, not getting fat and actually caring about playing in the NFL he could still at least be holding a clipboard.  Instead, he can enjoy sippin on that purple drank.  Way to go idiot.



Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2010 11:29 pm
 

JaMarcus Russell's Showtime interview

LOL I also had to read what he said a few time's glad you were able to understand it,  I'm still lost, Foot in mouth but for that I'm sorry and well take blame for being a Raider fan. Thank goodness he's gone and they now have a real QB Undecided LOL



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: October 20, 2010 10:59 pm
 

JaMarcus Russell's Showtime interview

I had to scroll up 4 times, to re-read what he said to try and figure it out.  I guess he doesn't understand what went wrong, or understand what wrong is, but is sorry for it.  It is all crystal clear to me now.  He stinks as a quarterback!  Not like cracking the davinci code.  Good luck on dancing with the stars.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: October 20, 2010 10:54 pm
 

JaMarcus Russell's Showtime interview

No...he is too big, fat and dumb. Not to mention lazy, apathetic, unteachable, uncoachable, arrogant, childish. If you ever followed the Raiders you would know that every time the Radiers loss JMR would never take the blame. He did win a championship with LSU....oh wait...he never did that either.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2010 10:00 pm
 

JaMarcus Russell's Showtime interview

He is 25 years old...I think he gets one more shot at a NFL career.



Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: October 20, 2010 8:37 pm
 

JaMarcus Russell's Showtime interview

Of course he did not know where he went wrong.  He played for the Raiders, they gave him a boat load of money, and he had how many different coaches while he was there?  He had no role models to look to act like a professional and what he needed to progress to the next level.  He has a to learn how to play the game.  A big arm means nothing if the head it is attached to can't throw it to the right place.  Good luck hopefully you can get some coaching in the UFL.



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2010 7:56 pm
 

JaMarcus Russell's Showtime interview

I don't think he has a chance of playing in the NFL again.


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