JaMarcus Russell hung around the locker room during the media availablity period Thursday for the first time since he lost his job as the starting quarterback to Bruce Gradkowski, addressing his feelings about being a backup.
I’ll have more specifics later, but here’s the capsule summary:
— Russell said he was surprised and embarrassed, conceding it was a new and unfamiliar experience.
— He didn’t think either his weight or work ethic was a major issue in his performance.
— He promised fans would see a “totally different JaMarcus” when he returns to the playing field.
— He didn’t sound receptive to restructuring his existing contract saying it was, “done.”
More to come . . .