Perhaps someone told Jamarcus Russel that he is playing for Limbaugh. His performance against the Giants was dreadful. The coaching was dreadful and on a couple of sacks they were out coached. Russel is the worst QB is ever saw. I have seen the great ones like Dan Fouts have a bad day and throw multiple interceptions. However, I have never seen a QB look clueless. Of course it would help if the Raiders spent the cash and brought in Jim Fassel who has a record of developing QB's or at least in the case of Kerry Collins rebuilding his career.
In defense of Russel his Offensive line stinks. His WR's are very raw and Heyward Bey and Murphy are projects who need time. The Giants did not throw Steve Smith to the wolves and Sinorce Moss would likely start on the Raiders. Their TE is an above average player. The RBs are likely better than they have shown.
The players who said they wouldn't play for Limbaugh are fools. A look at the Redskins, Raiders and Bucs shows teams in disarray. The Rams are a royal mess but that was not the coaches fault. Who has been drafting players like Leonard. Chris Long needs to get going. The Chiefs and Lions appear to be rebuilding. The Rams need
a lot of help starting with the GM.
Limbaugh is smart enough to let football men rebuild his team. Exhibit A Bill Parcells rebuilds the Cowboys from jokes to a decent team. Owner Jerry Jones brings in distractions and the team is declining. Tony Romo is over rated. Felix Jones is a great player who can't stay healthy. You can torch the secondary with ease.
Another example of an owner getting too involved is Dan Snyder. He did best when he let Gibbs run the show. Jim Zorn would be a great coordinator and his QB can be developed with solid coaching. All that money spent on Haynesworth is crazy as the team needs offensive lineman.
Limbaugh said Mcnaab is over rated because of race. How many analysts have said Eli Manning was over rated because of his relatives. How many said that about Chris Simms
is one of many QB's who could start for the Raiders.
I disagree with Rush on McNaab who has had injury issues. The Black QB thing is largely a thing of the past. If anything the NFL places too much emphasis on big arms like Ryan Leaf and Jamarcus Russel and not enough emphasis on savvy or heart like Chad Pennington or Steve McNair. You draft a QB and at least you should get some Offensive lineman to protect him and a coach or a veteran to mentor him.
Mentors are an over looked factor in the NFL. The league is amazed at the production of the NY Giants recievers. However, the fact is Keenan McCardel worked with Mario Manningham in camp. On the Defensive side last year Sam Madison and RW McQuarters worked with the Giant DBs. The Chiefs and Lions seem to grasp this and the Raiders do not. Would the young Raiders WR's benefit from Amani Toomer's mentor ship. It certainly helped Smith and Hixon and would be a greater help than Javon Walker.
Football players play for organizations more than owners. Those that assume Limbaugh
could make the Rams worse are in error.