Monday, November 16, 2009

JaMarcusian Efforts

Do the Raiders have a QB coach? If so, he should be fired for his JaMarcusian efforts at teaching JaMarcus Russell how to throw a football. A Google image search for "jamarcus russell throws off his back foot" gives you this:

I never played organized football, but I'm pretty sure that this isn't acceptable form for a Pop Warner QB, let alone an NFL starter. Bend your knees for God's sake.

Do the Raiders have a conditioning coach? If so, he should be fired for his JaMarcusian efforts at getting JaMarcus Russell into shape. The same Google search yielded this gem:

I'm 35, I sit in front of a computer all day, I drink beer often, I eat tons of fried food, and I'm generally out of shape. And I still look like less of a schlub than this guy.

I don't put much stock in QB ratings, but JaMarcus Russell's performance this year is extremely JaMarcusian. His weekly passer ratings are 47.6, 46.0, 22.6, 48.5, 85.4, 68.2, 31.1, 56.8, and 45.8. And that 85.4 gem? A 44-7 loss to the Giants in which JaMarcus went 8/13 for 100 yards, 0 TD and 0 INT. Through 9 games he has 1067 yards, 2 TD, 9 INT, and a 47.1% completion percentage. That's 118.6 yards, 0.22 TD, and 1 INT per game. The guy averages less than a quarter of a TD per game! Amazing. He's on pace for 1897 yards, 3.56 TD, and 16 INT for the year.

Which begs the question, who is worse at his job: JaMarcus, his coach, or his trainer? Is anyone else on earth worse at their job than one of these three guys?


Shlara said...

Wednesday night's Wiz vs. Cavs game just got a WHOLE lot more interesting...check out this rumor:

Whitney said...

Yikes. Could be some fisticuffs. Does Mike Brown give Shaq a DNP-CD for the night?