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Russell looks OK _ then the Raiders step in

Quarterback JaMarcus Russell completed a practice session Friday superior to minicamp performances of a year ago, then met with the media and will wind up the focal point for something other than his passing.

Former Raiders safety Eddie Anderson stood close by, cutting off any questions that had to do with Russell’s contract or the starting role.

Russell’s pretty good at not answering questions and probably could have handled things himself . . . oh, well. Anderson becomes part of the story.

More to come later, rookies coming in for press briefings . . .

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  • RaiderRockstar

    1st?

  • Nnamdi21
  • McClain

    3rd

  • ottocrat

    Nnamdi21 Says:
    April 30th, 2010 at 1:02 pm
    Russell restructures?

    http://raidernationstation.com/exclusives

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    This is not a credible source

  • RaiderRockstar

    Chaz Schilens, Louis Murphy & Nick Miller all hurt.

    Hmmm..

    good thing DHB & JLH are rippin’ it up !!!

  • jhill

    LMFAO!

    Big Eddie in the house!

  • jhill

    jhill Says:
    April 30th, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    Nnamdi,

    I notice you link a lot of stuff to that site, lol.

    Went there for the first time just now and I can’t find the Russell restructures stuff.

    WTF????

  • RaiderRockstar

    do Jason & Bruce need babysitters?

  • jhill

    Who the hell is #36 ????

    That seems to be the real story of the first session!

  • jhill

    do Jason & Bruce need babysitters?

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    Who ???

  • Nnamdi21

    jhill Says:
    April 30th, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    jhill Says:
    April 30th, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    Nnamdi,

    I notice you link a lot of stuff to that site, lol.

    Went there for the first time just now and I can’t find the Russell restructures stuff.

    WTF????

    http://raidernationstation.com/2010_off_season

    ==============

    lol!
    Sorry, my bad posted the wrong link

  • jhill

    Jerrymcd Eddie Anderson runs interference for Russell, cutting off objectionable questions. Nice to have a babysitter

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    LMFAO !!!

    Jerry Mac = RRS.

    All this time, you had me fooled man.

  • RaiderRockstar

    #36 = Mike Mitchell!

    I called him “Gibson #36″ from the start

    remember ???

  • DKnight007

    JB Says:
    April 30th, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    Eddie Anderson runs interference for Russell, cutting off objectionable questions. Nice to have a babysitter

    ^^^^^^^^
    Freakin LAME huh??

  • chargerschoke

    Hope JR turns it around , no line for 3 years, no decent WRs, the stress made him fat!

  • Nnamdi21

    ottocrat Says:
    April 30th, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    Nnamdi21 Says:
    April 30th, 2010 at 1:02 pm
    Russell restructures?

    http://raidernationstation.com/exclusives

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    This is not a credible source

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    I agree. They qualified everything with maybes and I hate the whole according to an unnamed source bull sh-it.

    And why would they have it before anyone lese?

    It happens, but the fact Russell’s there and throwing lends creedence I susppose.

    Either Davis has lost his mind or Russell’s reworked I’d say…

  • RaiderRockstar

    I’m not Jerry Mac, but I respect the work he puts in.

    BY FAR the best blog around and BY FAR the best Raider media guy too.

    THANKS JERRY!

    YOU ROCK!

  • http://ibbahttp://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 4evaRaider

    Eddie Anderson was a GREAT player 4 us,imo….

    Now Big Al has hired him to be da BOUNCER LOL!!!!!!!

  • Damn They Suck

    Mike Mitchell is #34

  • RaiderDebo

    jhill Says:
    April 30th, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    Who the hell is #36 ????

    That seems to be the real story of the first session!

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@2

    Looks like T-Mac came out of retirement!! Loved that guy.

  • Damn They Suck

    #36 is Terry McDaniel…makin a comeback!

  • jhill

    #36 = Mike Mitchell!

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    You referred to him by name in your tweets so why the hell do you then tweet who the fugg is 36, LOL?

  • Nnamdi21

    The raider nation station story mentions Routt too. His tender signing was never mentioned by Oakland either that I’m aware of. I think Davis knows the media will generate more stories if you don’t tell them anything and let them speculate.

    Brilliant…

  • El Tato

    Sports Illustrated Jim Trotter Twitter:

    The Raiders have rookie LB Rolando McClain running with the 1st team. He’s physically bigger than I thought.

    Not that it means anything, but JaMarcus looks a lot sharper in this minicamp than he did a year ago. Throwing with authority.

    Heyward-Bey changed his jersey to 85. Unfortunately his hands are the same. He dropped the ball on a slant route.

    Not surprisingly Campbell doesn’t look sharp. Still learning offense and receivers.

    The more I see michael bush, the more I like him. Has a presence about him with the ball in his hands.

    I’ve tried 2 avoid jamarcus weight questions, but there R 2 many. Let me say this: He looks as “trim” as I’ve ever seen him. Moving better 2

    Wow. Team ushers jamarcus away becuz of questions about his job status and salary situation. Jamarcus appeared willing to talk.

  • Nnamdi21

    24. way to go Tato!

    Very niiiize. Thanks man!

  • jhill

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    April 30th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I’m not Jerry Mac, but I respect the work he puts in.

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    Yeah, what was I thinking there.

    Jerry has seen enough of Zack Miller up and close to know that his blocking skills need a bit of fine tuning.

    :D

  • RaiderRockstar

    ZACH miller is a better blocker than your boy Barnes!

  • HairyBush

    Let the circus begin!

  • RaiderRockstar

    MM was rippin’ it up in the 1st session

    too bad he couldn’t cover JLH :)

    I don’t fault him for that though. Higgins is a player!

  • Nnamdi21

    Its a good day to be a Raider…

  • jhill

    I’ve tried 2 avoid jamarcus weight questions, but there R 2 many. Let me say this: He looks as “trim” as I’ve ever seen him. Moving better 2

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    Ok now …

    Is there ANYONE who still questions why I just REFUSE to listen to the national enquier stuff?!?!?!

    Sports Illustrated is far from a Russell supporter, and the guy just said he’s somewhere around the weight he was when Kiffin was here.

    How’s that for reading between the lines ??? :D

  • http://Noknuckleheads! 909RaiderLifer

    Scheftforbrains on BSPN. Saying: “Russell’s day’s in Oakland are numbered.”

    Next, they’ll have Clayton say: “Russell has improved so dramatically, he could be named the starting QB for 2010 any day now.”

    Bunch of d-bags…

  • RaiderDebo

    Just saw JR on Around the League on NFL Network. The guy looks like a million bucks!! 260 lbs. max would be my guess. Saw Eddie intervening for him. Said he’s coming to work everyday until he’s told otherwise. Said Cable hasn’t said anything to him about Campbell. Said he and Campbell are teammates and that he’s just one of the QBs in camp competing for the job. Asked about all the media hype. Said it doesn’t bother him a bit, it’s just the business. The dude looks ready to go. Honestly, if he’s at his best, there’s no way Campbell beats him out.

  • jhill

    Nick Miller not being ready is not doing himself any favors as far as unseating JLH as the #5 WR.

  • RaiderNate

    So ..based on the first practice…of all the QBs we have, who was the most impressive QB?

    COuldn’t have been that guy who most consider to be the worse QB to ever put on a football uniform…could it?

  • Kirk

    The Raiders won’t let Jamarcus answer questions from the press.

    Who do they think he is, Sarah Palin?

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/skew-t/166654980/ BART Bridge Blues

    pictures of mini-camp

    http://twitter.com/raidersff

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/skew-t/166654980/ BART Bridge Blues

    dang, jamarcus makes Jason Campbell look like a little kid.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Nick Miller not being ready is not doing himself any favors as far as unseating JLH as the #5 WR.

    ***

    never happen. Slade Norris was a 4th rounder who got cut. ended up on the practice squad. then elevated after injuries to Brown & Alston

    same thing could happen to Jacoby Ford.

    and by the way, Nick Miller is trash

  • RaiderDebo

    Watching this guy in interviews, it amazes me how he can be so hated by the media and the fans. Makes no sense at all.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Watching this guy in interviews

    ***

    try watching him on the field!

  • jhill

    and by the way, Nick Miller is trash

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    There you go with that racist crap again!

  • chargerschoke

    English and Journalism majors becoming sportswriters while never previously watching or playing sports sounds like Poole and Kawakami lol! They write to get page hits , they don’t write factual, they’re all taught to report sensationalism to get readers , to get hits in this Internet world!

  • Nnamdi21

    38. lmao! Thats hilarious!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/skew-t/166654980/ BART Bridge Blues

    Russell looks like 300lbs to me, but he probably has 10 layers of clothes on.

  • RaiderRockstar

    LOL @ Jhill.

    truth hurts

  • Nnamdi21

    I think Nick Miller may be the endangered one since Ford came to town.

  • No Mas Diamante

    So just who was it that reported that Russ was 3 bills? Looks pretty trim in that photo… So much crap coming out of the media these days.

  • Nnamdi21

    Kirk Says:
    April 30th, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    The Raiders won’t let Jamarcus answer questions from the press.

    Who do they think he is, Sarah Palin?

    ===========================

    I can see Russia from my house!