Published: April 29th, 2010 | Tags: Al Davis, Alan Faneca, Dez Bryant, Gene Smith, Jacksonville Jaguars, JaMarcus Russell, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Nick Mangold, Oakland Raiders, Rick Mirer, Ryan Leaf, Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams, Tim Couch
The gong, it seems, is about to be hit, which means JaMarcus Russell’s time as quarterback of the Oakland Raiders will soon come to an end.
And should that happen, as expected, Paul Gutierrez of the Sacramento Bee writes that the 2007 No. 1 overall pick can officially be lumped in with Tim Couch and Rick Mirer — among others — as one of the all-time biggest busts in NFL history:
Especially if all that white noise emanating from just about every media outlet in the country has some truth to it, that JaMarcus Russell, the consensus No. 1 pick of the 2007 draft, is about to be cut by the Raiders. …
And really, you’d have a hard time finding any sympathy for Russell in these parts if Al Davis did the prudent thing and removed him from the Raiders like some malignant tumor.
Other stories from Around the Web on Thursday:
- Jets C Nick Mangold isn’t pleased with G Alan Faneca being released.
- Charles Barkley commends Cowboys WR Dez Bryant and says he’s his “new favorite player.”
- The Rams are set for their rookie minicamp with No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford.
- The Jaguars’ loss to the Browns resonated strongly with general manager Gene Smith.
- The Military All-Stars edged the New Orleans Saints, 18-17, in a charity softball game.