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Oakland Raiders: The Pain Of Progress (Part One)

By Damali Binta Yael On April - 30 - 2010

Part One

Did Al Davis give in to pressure when he drafted Eldridge Dickey back in the day, and did he make history by doing so?

A historian seems to believe that the peer pressure and social pressure of having an African-American quarterback was too much for the Oakland Raiders' fans to handle in the Sixties.

Could that same covert pressure be present in both the fans and media as it relates to JaMarcus Russell?

T.J., a biology major and former football player, says:

"When you are a first round draft choice, there are a lot of expectations on you to turn a losing team into a playoff contender."

T.J., who watched the games in 2009, observes:

"JaMarcus Russell is not consistent in the pocket. And, without an OL to protect, that will lead to Russell running out of the pocket, and ending up throwing an interception. I've seen him do that several times in 2009."

T. J. continues by stating:

"In order to have a successful team, you have to put offensive weapons around the quarterback."


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