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    What Was Al Thinking?

    Did Al Davis really think this guy would save his franchise? It doesn't seem like there's too much going on upstairs for JaMarcus.

    JaMarcus Russell admits he tested positive for codeine after 2007 draft - ESPN



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    Re: What Was Al Thinking?

    I agree, this draft pick and the Robert Gallery pick baffled me. As a long time Raider fan, the sooner Al is gone the better. Unfortunately the only conclusion to his reign as the leader of the Greatness That Is The Raiders is his death which is not something that I look forward to.



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    Re: What Was Al Thinking?

    He almost seemed proud that he used codeine without a prescription, JR just seems like a world class sleaze ball



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    Re: What Was Al Thinking?

    There could be multiple threads with this title each and every year. No news here.


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    Re: What Was Al Thinking?

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    There could be multiple threads with this title each and every year. No news here.
    Yes. This is why I think all professional sports need to adopt a policy that clearly states that all owners of franchises need to be checked for mental health/mental capacity issues once every 5 years. If they find that the owner is bat **** crazy like Al obviously is then they must be removed from actively running the franchise.



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    Re: What Was Al Thinking?

    To be honest, I think on his deathbed he will admit that he was just f ing w/ us the whole time. Like the worlds longest practical joke.



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    Re: What Was Al Thinking?

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    To be honest, I think on his deathbed he will admit that he was just f ing w/ us the whole time. Like the worlds longest practical joke.
    I'm just glad I'm not one of the Raider fans being ****ed with...


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    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    I'm just glad I'm not one of the Raider fans being ****ed with...
    I checked out a long time ago as far as actually caring.



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    Re: What Was Al Thinking?

    What sucks is...he's sitting in his multi-million dollar house set for life even if he has to repay part of his bonus. Federal drug charges would ruin his day though.



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    Re: What Was Al Thinking?

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    I agree, this draft pick and the Robert Gallery pick baffled me. As a long time Raider fan, the sooner Al is gone the better. Unfortunately the only conclusion to his reign as the leader of the Greatness That Is The Raiders is his death which is not something that I look forward to.
    Robert Gallery was the Outland trophy winner. It was by no means a stretch that he would be drafted that high. No one knew he was going to suck.


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    Re: What Was Al Thinking?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bipolarcy View Post
    Robert Gallery was the Ooutland trophy winner. It was by no means a stretch that he would be drafted that high. No one knew he was going to suck.
    Gallery played pretty well last night.


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    Re: What Was Al Thinking?

    Both Gallery and Russell were considered the right pick at the time. Gallery was talked up as a franchise left tackle for the next ten years and Russell had maybe the most impressive pro day of a QB ever. Al definitely hasn't helped the Raiders recently but these were both the correct picks at the time of the draft. Hindsight is always 20/20.



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    Re: What Was Al Thinking?

    Quote Originally Posted by clones89 View Post
    Both Gallery and Russell were considered the right pick at the time. Gallery was talked up as a franchise left tackle for the next ten years and Russell had maybe the most impressive pro day of a QB ever. Al definitely hasn't helped the Raiders recently but these were both the correct picks at the time of the draft. Hindsight is always 20/20.
    Okay, I'll give you Gallery because my doubts could be notched up to Hawkeye hate, but Russell? Did anyone who actually saw him play really think that he had the makings of a franchise QB?? Does pro day (one day) counter a whole season of seeing something different? I'll never be convinced that it was the right decision at the time.


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    Re: What Was Al Thinking?

    Actually I recall most "experts" having issues w/ Russell. Gallery on the other hand was solid at the time but I still hated it due to him being a Cockeye.



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