Is JaMarcus Russell Inaccurate or Are the Oakland Receivers Too Fast?

Posted: 16th September 2009 by David Xaviel is Mr. X in NFL
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Here is a question that has made me wonder. Obviously, I cannot speculate from first-hand experience, but it seems to me that Oakland quarterback JaMarcus Russell has accuracy problems when he throws at faster receivers. When he throws at tight-end Zach Miller, he seems to catch everything.  Miller fell to the second round of the 2007 Draft because of a slow time in the 40 at only 4.72. Meanwhile, Russell would connect with Dwayne Bowe at LSU, who ran a 4.49 at the Combine. Compare that to the 40s for Johnnie Lee Higgins, Louis Murphy, and Darrius Heyward-Bey, and you'll see that Russell appears to be more comfortable with slower receivers.  Heyward-Bey clocked-in around a 4.28, Higgins at around 4.35, and Murphy at about 4.3. Chaz Schilens, considered Russell's go-to receiver of ...

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