Fresh off his arrest for carrying sizzurp, former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell has become one of the biggest punching bags in all of football. He’s been called a “binge eater” by a former coach, and had his passion questioned by at least one former teammate. The biggest knock against Russell while he was with the Raiders was that he had no desire to work hard and get better. People have said that Russell wasn’t too interested in advice and it didn’t help that his organization wasn’t allowing people to help him either. Former Raiders star wide receiver Tim Brown was the latest to pile on. Here’s what he told the National Football Post:
“I tried to talk to him early on in his career, but there was no interest on his part,” Brown told the National Football Post earlier this week during an NFL Players Association forum on Capital Hill. “You can only do so much.”
Sounds about right. I mean why would Russell have any interest in learning from someone with nearly 15,000 career receiving yards and 100 career touchdown catches? There’s no way someone who’s been to nine Pro Bowls would know about what he’s talking, right? Hearing comments like this makes it even less surprising that Russell is out of the league. I’ll be surprised if he winds up back in.
Tim Brown said JaMarcus Russell didn’t want his advice [National Football Post]