The mirror never lies.
As we documented before, there were other things that contributed to JaMarcus Russell’s downfall, but life is about obstacles and how you overcome them. JaMarcus didn’t handle them well and it is the reason he may never play in the NFL again.
At least, he acknowledges that the first person he should blame is himself.
“I blame myself,” Russell said. “I could have given football more. I could have done more as a professional. There just could have been more film room, more classroom. I could have kept my weight down to become an overall better player.
“There’s a lot that comes with that No. 1 pick. No matter what, you have to be willing to take it. I wasn’t putting out No. 1 results. This time around, I plan on coming back with a vengeance, showing what could have been.”
Russell weight is still an issue, he is now clocking in at 276. He will never lose his ability to throw the football, but being a NFL quarterback is so much more than that.
I am not very sentimental, I don’t think Russell should get a second chance, because people for sorry for him, after they have seen his story. He has to earn it like anyone else and if he proves to be a superior player, then he should get another shot.
Nothing more, nothing less.