Maybe JaMarcus Russell Wasn’t the Oakland Raiders’ Problem After All

It would seem as though Raider fans have been taken as fools.

Last year we were led to believe that all of the offensive failures were all on one position and one man: QB JaMarcus Russell.

Tom Cable told us that we would have been in the playoffs, if we had only had average QB play.

Well, Raider-Nation, we got Jason Campbell and based off of the numbers he put up last year, he is by definition an average QB. By some accounts he was even above average.

Now with our average QB we are still no where near a playoff caliber team. Matter of fact we may be even worse. Last year at this point in the season we were 2-4, and once again we have the same record. JaMarcus is gone and I see no improvement, so logic would suggest he was not the problem.

Against the 49ers, Jason Campbell put up a dismal 10.7 QB rating, going 8-of-23 with two interceptions. JaMarcus Russell's career-worst game was a 17.4 QB rating.

JaMarcus was allegedly sleeping through meetings, sippin purple drank, smoking weed, skipping practice for Vegas, hitting the club almost every night and making daily trips to the buffet.

Even more shocking JaMarcus Russell's QB rating as a Raider was 65.2. Jason Campbell's is 61.1 and reports from Rich Gannon suggest that Campbell hasn't learned all of the formations yet. 

This raises one big question: what the hell is wrong with Jason Campbell? By all accounts, Jason Campbell is a smart guy who hasn't missed any practice, doesn't do drugs and as far as we know hasn't made a single trip to Vegas.

How is it that JaMarcus had a better grip of this offense than Campbell?

Maybe Campbell is just plain dumb...A little research shows his wonderlic score was a 23, while JaMarcus scored a 24. And rumors suggest that was after Campbell was allowed to retake the test after a single digit score.

With the numbers Campbell has been putting up wh...

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