A Look Back: Raider Nation’s Thoughts On JaMarcus Russell Seven Months Ago

Seven months ago I posed the question, Are You A JaMarcus Russell Hater, Or Are You A JaMarcus Russell Supporter?

Go back and read the comments.

In the article, I tried my best not to sway the vote one way or the other. I attempted to be fair and see what the Raider Nation felt about him, at the time Oakland Raiders were 1-1, fresh off an ugly 13-10 win vs. the Kansas City Chiefs.

At that time there was a slim hope for JaMarcus Russell to have a good season, even though he hadn't played well thus far.

What happened over the next three weeks was a compete joke, the Raiders came back to Oakland and JaMarcus once again played like garbage as the Broncos beat us 23-3. This game was a perfect example of what went on in the Russell era.

The offense couldn't stay on the field, the defense was forced to play from behind.

You can also blame it on Tom Cable's play calling, however Russell's performance after the K.C. win, was a joke.

Week Four (1-2), the Raiders go on the road and get beat by the Houston Texans 29-6. The Raiders looked lost, the offense couldn't put anything together, it was just ugly.

For 2010, we can't have ANY games like this one. You would think after getting beat by Denver the Raiders would put together a better effort. Houston is a team that, in 2008, we beat in Oakland, I look forward to playing Houston in 2010, it will be our fourth game of the season.

Week Five (1-3), The Raiders go on the road to New York and give zero effort, the offense struggles once again, JaMarcus fumbles left and right, there was no leadership and bad play calling. Our defense had no chance with the way our offense performed.

In weeks Three, Four, and Five the Oakland Raiders only score 13 points. JaMarcus Russell is on the brink of the Raiders Nation turning their back on him forever after three hard losses, with the last two being o...

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