Oakland Raiders: Some Harsh Words Of Kindness

Posted: 5th October 2009 by Bret Armstrong in NFL
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There is enough negative attention being put on the Oakland Raiders right now without further criticism from me. LetÆs focus for a second on the positive side of things. Positive thing number one is that about half of Raider Nation realized yesterday that it takes more than a quarterback to win on offense. JaMarcus Russell threw 33 passes yesterday. Twelve were complete, Head Coach Tom Cable called nine of them wide receiver drops, and one was overturned by a referee after the side judge called it a catch. Break that down, and you can plainly see that Russell had the potential to complete 22 of those passes. Raider Nation took the blinders off, and finally saw progress in the gunslinger. With poise and composure, Russell remained in control in the pocket in spite of being heavily pressure ...

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