Yeah, but really. Jamarcus Russell is shooting for the stars...

If there was a scintilla of goods news for the Raiders, it was that quarterback JaMarcus Russell, the first player selected overall in the 2007 draft, finally nudged his completion percentage for the season north of 40 percent. Russell completed eight of 13 passes for 100 yards to bump his 2009 completion rate to 42.1 percent. The bad news was that Russell was sacked six times and fumbled on three of them.

Oh man. Now he's got some big shoes to fill--Tim Couch, Ki-Jana Carter, Rick Mirer, Steve Emtman, Ryan Leaf etc. Moreover, I question whether other organizations would have seen JaMarcus for what he was. I wasn't watching college. I can't call it.

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