Interactive chats usually are not designed to make headlines. But participants in interactive chats usually do not sound off the way NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger did Tuesday.
In an interactive chat on NFL.com, Baldinger sounded off loud enough to be heard from Oakland to England.
At 3:39 p.m. eastern, a gentleman named Robert Sherwin from England asked: “Hiya Brian I’m a Raiders fan I am worried about our team do you think they can win anymore games? And do you think they can perhaps in 2010 and beyond get back to their winning ways?”
To which Baldinger held back nothing. Baldinger wrote: “The quarterback (JaMarcus Russell) can’t play. He’s a bust. Darren McFadden is a bust. He won’t stay healthy in this league. He’s had only one good game. They have drafted poorly. They are easily scouted. The defense plays schemes that don’t make sense. They play the ends out wide, and play the safeties too deep. Al Davis always believes that you have a deep safety, but Atlanta exploited that with Michael Turner. And to just see how bad Russell is, you have to look at what Matt Ryan did in that game. Russell just doesn’t know what he is doing.”
And the bad news for Mr. Sherwin, Oakland and Engalnd is, Russell has hit his escalators. The Raiders owe him his money and are as tied to him as ever.