Saturday, September 20, 2008

Whitlock Hearts Jeff George

As a follow up, it's well know that Jason Whitlock has been carrying the torch for his high school sweetheart, former Raider Jeff George, for years. He even brings him up in the column I torched him for yesterday.

I wonder if he'd change his tune on JaMarcus after reading Jerry McDonald's blog posts from minicamp and training camp.

Final minicamp, Day 3:

The best practice passer I’ve ever seen remains Jeff George, and it’s not even close. (That includes Joe Montana and Steve Young).

But Russell is no George in terms of the way he carries himself. Both were laid back, but while George seemed as if he didn’t care, Russell’s vibe is of an earnest rookie who know he has a lot to learn and is intent on learning it.

Actually, Whitlock probably did read that post, after which he immediately drank the haterade on JaMarcus.

Training Camp, Day 2 (P.M. practice):

JaMarcus Russell put on a a display which rivaled the average days of Jeff George and the best days of Kerry Collins, two noted practice passers. George is the best practice passer I’ve ever seen. Admittedly, that’s a little like watching a Barry Bonds batting practice, but it’s at least comforting to know your quarterback can put the ball where it belongs on a consistent basis with no real pressure.

This one's a little more like it, though I guess it's still a backhanded compliment to Jeff George.

1 comment:

Sllaacs said...

As far as arms go, Jeff George had one of the best ever. Everyone knows he didn't like to get hit, and he was a bit of an asshole - but JaMarcus would wish that he could put up Jeff George-like passing stats.