Tuesday, March 30, 2010

First Reported on the CLOAK

Hey, it's fun to say that.

So the sleuths at TMZ were clever enough even to find the CLOAK in search of JaMarcus Russell, and after making arrangements with John's buddy, nailed down an exclusive set of photos from The Palms.

As first reported on the CLOAK.

Mr. Davis, please add this to your "For Cause" file on JaMarcus. Look at the pictures. He's literally throwing away his opportunity.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

JaMarcus in Vegas

My buddy is in Vegas this weekend and snapped this picture at the Palms Casino of JaMarcus Russell shooting craps.

My friend then apparently followed him around for a while, because he gave me these details:
The palms casino. Played craps from 3:30 to 5:30 Saturday morning. Small posse of 3. Went white t shirt gold chain (yellow diamonds). Staying at palms for jay z concert tonight. That dude is not 260. More like 300 bills easy. I will give you more updates when I have more. Rollin in Cadillac escalade. Dropped some major coin shopping. At least 20 bags.
With Adam Schefter saying JaMarcus weighed in at 290, my buddy's 3 bills does sound pretty easy.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Kawakami Tweets JaMarcus weighs 271

Jerry McDonald puns off Kawakami's tweet that Jammy weighs in 271.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

JaMarcus Speaks

Jerry Mac does an excellent job breaking down how retarded the Raiders policies are when it comes to dealing with the media. But here's JaMarcus, speaking. Is it me, or does he sound less mumbly and dumb?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Knocking Some Sense Into JaMarcus?

According to Willie Brown, now un-retired and in charge of "eliminating some problems for Tom," (after all, he was in the room when Randy Hanson fell out of his chair), JaMarcus actually has been working out in Arizona under the supervision of a former Raiders player. Rumor has it that player is Eddie Anderson.

I have always had a fondness for defensive backs, and it is no secret that Lester Hayes is my favorite player of all time. But during the late '80's / early '90's Eddie Anderson was my man. As a vicious hitter at free safety, he brought intimidation back to the Raiders defensive backfield, and has never been replaced. In fact, during high school I replaced my school ID picture with Eddie Anderson's. I found this amusing.

At any rate, if there's one guy capable of knocking sense into JaMarcus, Eddie might be able literally to do so.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Horror Show

The Raider offseason rolls on, marginally more interesting than the regular season. Voluntary workouts began today without JaMarcus, per David White. Gotta love this excerpt:

No visible sign of JaMarcus Russell, though. Several players who have been at the facility for weeks said they have not seen the former No. 1 overall draft pick.

When asked if he'll show today, one starter laughed and said "That's a horror show." Another starter said "don't hold your breath."

Perhaps he hasn't made it through lethargy rehab quite yet.

Jerry Mac says let's all take a deep breath because this stuff is voluntary, but come on. If your teammates - starters, at that - are saying these things about you at this point in the year then you are DOA. There had better be some sort of magic going on in Arizona.

In other news I see that the Al Davis love for high draft picks that washed out elsewhere continues with the Kamerion Wimbley trade. This actually looks like a good move. The Raiders needed a pass rusher to replace Greg Ellis, and Al's accuracy on this front has been decent. With the changes taking place up front, are we evolving towards a 3-4?

Either way, these sorts of acquisitions describe why JaMarcus is getting another shot this year: Al doesn't want another team to rehab his #1 pick and make him look like a fool.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Check out David White's blog post speculating that there may be a chance that Justin Fargas returns for the 2010 season:

When the Raiders released veteran running back Justin Fargas on Saturday, they put out a "cloak of immortality"-type statement out as they do for longtime players at times. (He's the first to get one since Adam Treu in 2006, if I remember right, though Zack Crockett may have got one in 2007).

Regarding the actual news, it sure is a good thing the Raiders are dropping Fargas, because he makes all the slackers on the team really look bad.