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Jamarcus Russell Making a Comeback


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#1 Joe_the_6_pack

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:24 AM

Should bills at least give him a work out?

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#2 HamSandwhich

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:29 AM

Its going to be hard to erase memories of the massive dumps he took all over the Oakland Raider's organization.  That said, doesn't hurt to bring someone in who is looking for a second chance and seems driven.  Whether its sincere or just a house of cards can be determined during the workout.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:34 AM

Yeah look how bad Vinny testeverde looked in Tampa. He didn't get quite as down and out as Russell, but probably not as much potential either. And Vinny resurrected his career with some strong play for the jets.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:35 AM

He's going to need to do better than 12 lbs. to be taken seriously, I'm afraid. Good luck, though...

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:45 AM

We need a QB, badly. It would be criminal not to at least bring him in for a look. It's been a while, maybe he decided to grow up.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:50 AM

Jamarcus and Vick in the backfield together = Vick's Formula 44D...puts defenses to sleep.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:57 AM

If he is serious he should try the CFL and drop 50 lbs..

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:58 AM

Guy sure had talent ....
https://www.youtube....be_gdata_player

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:58 AM

We could sign him as a fullback.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:59 AM

308 lbs? So we're gonna go with the mobile QB model this year, huh?

In all seriousness, if he can get himself into true game shape by the time training camps start, that would be pretty darn impressive, and I suppose he would be worth a tryout (no harm), but it seems like we would be setting ourselves up for disappointment again. As long as it does not prevent us from going down the path of pusuing QB's from the draft or FA, i guess we might as well.

I know I don't know anything about Marrone, but this type of project doesn't really seem his style.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:06 AM

View PostHamSandwhich, on 23 January 2013 - 07:29 AM, said:

Its going to be hard to erase memories of the massive dumps he took all over the Oakland Raider's organization.  That said, doesn't hurt to bring someone in who is looking for a second chance and seems driven.  Whether its sincere or just a house of cards can be determined during the workout.

It hurts, peeps.  Just like VY and Tjax, It serves as a distraction from actually finding our own capable, competent QB of the future.

He's lost 12 lbs from 320 to 308?  Some driven.  Get down to playing weight and stay there for 6 months and get taken more seriously.

I'm just shaking my head.  I get that we want a QB.  I want a QB.  Why we continue to lust after everyone's discards to the point of looking for "the biggest bust of all time"  has me totally puzzled.

Maybe we should bring Ryan Leaf in for a workout, doesn't hurt.

View Postkas23, on 23 January 2013 - 07:45 AM, said:

We need a QB, badly. It would be criminal not to at least bring him in for a look. It's been a while, maybe he decided to grow up.

Criminal is indeed a word to be concerned about, but perhaps just not in the context you're thinking.  Drank is a hard one to stay quit of.

I'm still shaking my head.  "Greatest bust of all time?  Weight issues?  Work ethic questions?  Questions about his football smarts?  Questions about narcotic addiction?  He'd be perfect for us!  Bring him in!  What do we got to lose?  It would be criminal not to look at him!"

I swear, we Bills fans act like victims of domestic violence sometimes.  We can't even see ourselves with a guy who is the Whole Enchilada.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:09 AM

View PostHopeful, on 23 January 2013 - 08:06 AM, said:

It hurts, peeps.  Just like VY and Tjax, It serves as a distraction from actually finding our own capable, competent QB of the future.

He's lost 12 lbs from 320 to 308?  Some driven.  Get down to playing weight and stay there for 6 months and get taken more seriously.

I'm just shaking my head.  I get that we want a QB.  I want a QB.  Why we continue to lust after everyone's discards to the point of looking for "the biggest bust of all time"  has me totally puzzled.

Maybe we should bring Ryan Leaf in for a workout, doesn't hurt.


Well said. Hey, maybe we should kick the tires on Art Schlichter one more time, too.

#13 Joe_the_6_pack

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:11 AM

Oh come on you're too hard on the guy. Bruce Smith was suspended for cocaine. Should we have cut ties with him too?
No one is "lusting" over him. Just saying give him a workout. Because, although you may not like it, it can't hurt.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:12 AM

View Postbillsrcursed, on 23 January 2013 - 07:35 AM, said:

He's going to need to do better than 12 lbs. to be taken seriously, I'm afraid. Good luck, though...

I regularly drop deuces that weigh more than 12 lbs. Not impressed with his commitment. Next...

Edited by Marc Miller, 23 January 2013 - 08:12 AM.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:16 AM

View PostMarc Miller, on 23 January 2013 - 08:12 AM, said:

I regularly drop deuces that weigh more than 12 lbs. Not impressed with his commitment. Next...

:lol: :lol:

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:20 AM

How can a guy make a comeback from something he never had.....he showed lack of talent, especially in 2 areas...1) mobility 2) brainpower.
He could not even make a decision on his name...James or Marcus so how could he decide who to thrown to

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:26 AM

View Postbillsrcursed, on 23 January 2013 - 07:35 AM, said:

He's going to need to do better than 12 lbs. to be taken seriously, I'm afraid. Good luck, though...
I agree with that. What weight would he have to get to by camp to give him a workout ? I would think 275-280 would do it.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:26 AM

As Ron White says: "you can't fix stuipid".  No need to look at this guy.

#19 Joe_the_6_pack

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:27 AM

View PostMarc Miller, on 23 January 2013 - 08:12 AM, said:



I regularly drop deuces that weigh more than 12 lbs. Not impressed with his commitment. Next...
Hopefully in foxboro @ Gillette stadium

Edited by Joe_the_6_pack, 23 January 2013 - 08:29 AM.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:57 AM

View PostJoe_the_6_pack, on 23 January 2013 - 07:24 AM, said:

Should bills at least give him a work out?

http://m.nfl.com/new...p1000000129925/

Give me a F--ING break, you can't possibly be serious.