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JaMarcus Russell takes yet another step back

Posted on: April 14, 2011 6:49 pm
 
J. Russell took another step back in his possible return to the NFL (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

At some point, don’t you just have to give up hope for former No. 1 pick JaMarcus Russell?

He was a bust for the Raiders – one of the biggest busts in NFL history, in fact – and then he got in a bit of trouble for allegedly possession the infamous Purple Drank (a grand jury later declined to indict him, though he had tested positive for codeine before). He’s lost his house, and apparently, he’s lost his will to be a professional athlete.

Yet, all seemed good when life coach John Lucas invited him to Houston in September so the two could work together. About seven months later, Yahoo! Sport’s Jason Cole reports, Lucas is calling it quits.

And if you’re thinking, “What the hell is wrong with Russell?” well, you’re asking the same question I am.

Apparently, the marriage worked out fine in the beginning with Russell motivated to get in shape – presumably, physically and mentally – but eventually, Lucas tired of having to work so hard to get Russell to respond.

If you’re frustrating Lucas, who’s worked with plenty of alcoholics and drug addicts as they try to rehabilitate themselves, then you’re probably not trying too hard to better yourself. Or you’re working really hard at being an idiot.

“The title of your article should be, ‘It’s Over,’” a source told Cole. "It’s just amazing that you could say that about somebody who is 25 years old and just got drafted four years ago. But it’s been almost a year since he got cut and there’s no interest. Even before the lockout, nobody wanted to get near the kid.”

There’s a good reason for that. Even when Russell has worked out for teams – he tried out for the Redskins and Dolphins last November – he’s shown up in the 290-pound range. Obviously, he’s not making a great impression on anybody, and this latest bit of news certainly won’t help.

It’s yet another miserable moment for Russell who’s made a career out of nothing but sadness.

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Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: April 15, 2011 10:59 am
 

JaMarcus Russell takes yet another step back

Just watched the ESPN 30 for 30 on Marcus Dupree, really too bad that guys like that, while a bit immature at times (the alabama debacle),  can see their dreams fall apart after so much promise, work, and lower-level success. He even came back for two seasons after his "career-ending" knee injury by pushing himself to get back in shape after doctors said he was done. And then a guy like this just throws what he has away because he is lazy and likes codeine and twinkies more than NFL success....some guys use up all their chances to the best they can and some guys just flat don't deserve any more.



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: April 15, 2011 8:05 am
 

JaMarcus Russell takes yet another step back

D-U-M-B post



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: April 15, 2011 8:03 am
 

JaMarcus Russell takes yet another step back

Maybe he and Fat Albert Haynsworth can get an apartment together and fight over who has to do the dishes or take out the garbage.
Pathetic waste of space in the NFL, and dispicable waste of talent......assuming he had any in the first place.



Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: April 15, 2011 1:22 am
 

JaMarcus Russell takes yet another step back

Jamarcus, word of advice, lay off the taco bell and go get a job at safeway. I can't wait to see you sacking my groceries. It should ring a familier bell, you know getting sacked a lot?



Since: Jan 9, 2011
Posted on: April 15, 2011 12:56 am
 

Lane Kiffen knew he wasn't good

Once he told Al Davis he didn't want to start Russell, Al hated him and the relationship went downhill.
If Lane Kiffen can't make you a decent QB, then you just s*ck. Hell, he got Crompton drafted.



Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: April 15, 2011 12:24 am
 

JaMarcus Russell takes yet another step back

So long JaMarcus, we hardly knew ya, at least on the pro level. And good riddance for over entitled, unmotivated high priced athletes like you and Ryan leaf. Hasta la vista, baby.



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: April 14, 2011 11:40 pm
 

JaMarcus Russell takes yet another step back

It really is a shame what has happened to Jamarcus Russell.

The kid has all the physical tools to be a good QB in the NFL but is just pissing it all away. Im not going to try to sit on a high horse and look down at the kid because lord knows, I am NO saint. Although I try the best I can to use the tools and abilities I was given in this life.

He kind of reminds me of certain people I have known that are just afraid of success.

Come one Jamarcus, you are still a young man and can certainly make a comeback.

Just sad man.



Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: April 14, 2011 10:59 pm
 

JaMarcus Russell takes yet another step back

I dont think the word " SMART " should EVER be Used in the same sentance with the name JaMarcus Russel... maybe, lazy, deadbeat, waste of sperm.  He face would great for bilboards contreception advertisements!



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: April 14, 2011 10:44 pm
 

JaMarcus Russell takes yet another step back

Just curious, but when are people going to start looking at Matthew Stafford as an "injury" bust.  The guy has done nothing so far



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: April 14, 2011 10:22 pm
 

JaMarcus Russell takes yet another step back

Smart enough to have a job and stay out of trouble.  He's not a teenager.


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