The decision not to bench JaMarcus Russell for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles- proved to be a wise one- as Oakland emerged victorious fromáa memorable brawl at McAfee Coliseum. The difference in JaMarcus Russell's progression through his reads was noticeable. Sure, he continued to lock onto his primary receiver and tip off the defense, but his ability to use his check-down back and sense the pass rush provided remarkably different results. The lack of productivity from Jonathan Holland and Darrius Heyward-Bey have given him littleáconfidence in his second and third options. History will show that it typically takes between two and three years for most wide receivers to make significant contributions on offense, so don't give up just yet. Great examples of this are players ...
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