ClipBoard JaMarcus?



JaMarcus Russell is a name that brings up thoughts of “Purple Drank” and laziness, but were these indications of something within the organization that brought in the LSU champion QB to save the franchise when in reality he was stuck on a bad team with bad management that made bad move after bad move that they are still paying for today?

Big J was drafted #1 in 2007 and given the keys to the silver/black castle in 2008, here’s a list of the WR’s he was given to succeed: Ronald Currey/Javon Walker/Johny Lee Higgens/Johnathen Holland/Ashley Lelie and John Madsen. That should be enough weapons to exceed in the NFL right? or were they enough to lead a guy to the “Purple stuff”?

Look at it this way, What would Clipboard Jesus have done with that same group of receivers? Take away all of the hype that surrounded Big J and it comes down to he just wasn’t given much to work with and he gave up. He’s in SD now training with the legend Jeff Garcia, cutting weight everyday, hitting the books/weight and dry erase boards relearning all the plays, working on every faucet of the QB game all over again.

I know this just from watching all the Bleacher Report videos, he’s pretty dumb, he’s huge but he can still throw a football a mile and he’s agile as heck for a guy his size and very willing to learn. My question to you is, Charlie Whitehurst or Clipboard JaMarcus for 2013 Charger Backup QB?

Imagine if he succeeds in the preseason and we get trade offers for a guy we signed for next to nothing? Could be a big trade chip for the 2014 draft.

Tags: Jamarcus Russell San Diego Chargers

  • RussinSactown

    Intriguing thought. If PR goes down and we hand the reins over to Charlie Whitehurst, we’re dead. The question is whether JeMarcus is back to play football or because he needs lunch money. If he’s on roster, we hand it off to JeMarcus and he tanks, we could still be dead. Man, I wish we kept that Jarrett Lee kid. At least we’d have an option C!

    • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

      Agreed again, Russell. I was going to go with Jamarcus, but man that Jarrett Lee was no problem. I wish also that we would have kept him. Not like he was taking up a lot of cap space or anything.. Yep, Russell. At least we would still have an option.

      Clipboard Charlie is no help now because he knew Norv’s system –and he also knew the players.. Not the same system, coach, or players.

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      I hear ya man… GO AJ.. another player I liked, that was allowed to walk =/
      Jarret Lee was showing some potential. I know it came in preseason garbage time.. but, I still thought he could have been a good back-up. Where did he end up? Anyway, I’m not a fan of clipbaord, but he wasn’t all that terrible last year in preseason. I was at the Dallas game, and PR couldn’t get things rolling. Charlie stepped in, and started to move the ball. Obviously, it was against 2nd stringers, but we came back and won that game… Lee was moving the ball down the field, too.

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Hmmmmm… Intruiging.

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      I wasn’t sure how people would look at this since most of us just plain hate Raiders and he was the king of their busts but I would be happy for the guy if this happened. I’m sure he could really learn from PR and his work ethic, in 2008 he only had Marques Tuiasosopo to turn to and he was pretty darn terrible.

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        Agreed. Not a lot of mentoring going on there.

      • JoseSD

        Every time NFL Network plays Top 10 Draft busts I think to myself they need to update this so Jamarcus is #1 and Leaf is #2

  • thegorn

    I would take a chance on this guy (after extensive interviewing and workouts).

  • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

    i wont lie… i may be warming up to the idea of having tim tebow as a backup qb

    • tubbs45

      AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! what is the world coming to….

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        i dont know why… it just shouldnt bother philip rivers that much. if philip does his thing, then tim tebow barely sees the field…. there is some kind of awesome that could happen using tebow in the red zone though.

        • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

          If Jeff Garcia & Co. can get Jamarcus’s weight down to Tebow’s he can do any runs Tebow can and throw the ball far and much more accurate. I wonder why after all the coaching and learning Tebow has done that he just can’t throw a straight pass.

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            i wonder the same

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            true

        • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

          It’s not about Phillip. It is about Tebow. He makes no bones about it. He wants to compete for a starting position. And no, he cannot have Rivers’ job. Sorry. Last, Tebow brings a circus. Not so much now, since his “stint” with the Jets.

          I am telling you right now. McCoy wants no part of him.

          • RussinSactown

            Tebow is the circus. There aren’t enough chill pills in production to allow him on the Charger roster.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Hahaha… Nice chill pill joke. That is never going away, is it?

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            Never!

    • RussinSactown

      Ernie. Go home! You’re drunk!

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        but would i drive?

        • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

          Naw… Let papa John drive…. You’ve had too much.

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            NICE… ON POINT!!

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    This was my first article in 10 years, I was looking at this mainly as a trade chip for the future if he succeeds, play him Alot in the preseason and if he impresses then keep him on board. Throw him out there in blow outs or maybe if PR goes down and who knows maybe we have a Matt Flynn type trade chip for next year (Matt Flynn minus that big contract) and send him off to who ever for a 2nd or 3rd round draft choice in 2014. He played at 265 and he’s under 280 now so by the time preseason rolls around he could easily be under 265.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

      Clapping. Great job, Mr. B.

  • Rob Base

    That’s crazy talk! Bring too much negative hype to the Bolts forget it! I’d take Tebow over Russell

  • Pels04

    I would ask him out for an interview/ workout. Loaded with talent, now seems to have the drive/ motivation to get better and has a TON to prove. Rivers, McCoy & Whisenhunt would be great for him. I would take a flyer on JaMarcus over Tebow. Good article btw….gets the wheels turning, thats for sure.

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      thanks brother, I appreciate that.

  • Nolan

    I want tebow

  • FitzWilly

    anyone have Voleks #

    Am I right ladies :)

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Haha

  • Tom Spalsbury

    Whitehurst for sure. I don’t wan’t no X Purple Drank Raider on my beloved Chargers.

  • C.Steele

    LOL! No disrespect Mr.Blanks, but were you on that “Purple Drank” when you wrote this? J.Russell is the positional equivalent of the “Big Lazy”. If we just got rid of one, why would you want to bring in another? And, bring him in to back up the most important position on the team. (Insert the name of your deity) help us if Philip goes down… SMDH..

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      Ya like everyone is comparable years later in life to Gaither, there’s no one in the history of football that has done what Gaither has done. Whitehurst couldn’t lead this team either. Watch his videos on bleacher report (all of them) them tell me if you have every seen Gaither do any of those things. The guy is trying is butt off and I respect him for that.

      • C.Steele

        What? You don’t think there has been another athlete that has been “Shown the $” and then stops playing? Come on man. Gaither may have taken it to another level, but come on the story is as old as paid athletes.
        I’d prefer a mediocre QB with no character issues that you can actually see as a leader, than a proven overweight bust with major character flaws on a comeback trail. I agree that everyone deserves a second chances, although I think this maybe his 3rd or 4th (didn’t he try to get on with the Pats last year), but I don’t think our bolts in a fragile rebuilding stage can afford to give him that opportunity..

        • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

          This would be his 1st comeback attempt, no clue who your talking about on the Pats. Making things up doesn’t really prove any points other then you are willing to make things up to get your point across. I don’t wish ill will on anybody, if the guy makes it awesome if he doesn’t thats fine too. Except Gaither he can crash his Bently into a speeding train.

          • C.Steele

            Didn’t make anything up. That was a question not an insertion. And, my point (which still stands) is “I don’t think our bolts in a fragile rebuilding stage can afford to give him that opportunity”. I also didn’t wish him i’ll either. If he makes it back fantastic, but like I have said 3 times now I don’t think that’s a gamble the Chargers Need to take.