Jamarcus Russell Justifies His Benching By Opening His Mouth

Posted: 10th December 2009 by kevin roberts in NFL
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It's been three weeks since the Oakland Raiders benched franchise quarterback Jamarcus Russell in favor of the relatively unknown Bruce Gradkowski. Since then, the Raiders have pulled off impressive upsets over the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers, as Gradkowsi has displayed solid control and the ability to make plays with receivers that Russell could hardly move the chains with. Coincidence? This writer says no, and believes that very few competent people with any knowledge of the NFL would disagree. Except, of course, the Raiders very own Jamarcus Russell. In a recent interview , his first since the benching, Russell exhibited his strong disdain for any potential contract negotiations, saying, "That's over and done with. I don't even consider that as a part of it." A part of wh ...

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