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Postby stomperrob » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:39 pm

Marshall Faulk might aid JaMarcus Russell comeback
By Andy Fenelon
Published: Jan. 25, 2013 at 08:09 a.m.
Updated: Jan. 25, 2013 at 01:22 p.m.


HONOLULU -- A line buried deep in the Yahoo! Sports story on Tuesday about JaMarcus Russell's comeback attempt caught our eye. It was the one that stated Marshall Faulk would be among those on a team of TEST Football Academy athletes and doctors working "to reclaim the quarterback's promise."

We caught up with the Hall of Fame running back and NFL Network analyst, who is in Hawaii this week to cover the Pro Bowl, and asked him what the deal was.

Faulk is a staff member on TEST West outside San Diego, one of three regional training academies that might be best known for the work they do with football players preparing for the NFL Scouting Combine. He was asked by TEST to help prepare Russell for his comeback.

And what was Faulk's response?

"I told them I would, under one condition," Faulk said. "That I talk to him one-on-one before I sign on. I want to know if he's doing this for the money or if he's for real. If it's only for the money, I want no part of it. If he's serious about playing football again, I'll help out."

Faulk said he will meet with the former No. 1 overall draft pick after the Super Bowl. He was asked by TEST to work on the "mental issues" with Russell. That being the case, it's understandable why Faulk is taking a cautious approach and not diving straight in. It was the "mental issues" that affected Russell's play on the field and eventually derailed the quarterback's NFL career.

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Re: JaMarcus Russell making a comeback???

Postby Dirt McGirt » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:18 pm

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Looks like a Cincinnati Bengal card waiting to happen.

In all seriousness if he gets in shape someone will give him a shot. Take a look at the list of some of the names that have started QB in the NFL in the past 3 years. He would get a shot.
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Postby moochman » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:14 pm

Not sure the league is so desperate for QBs that it will take a guy who hasn't played since 09 and left the game with a history of poor work ethic and a lack of mental preparedness. Now after 6 weeks of brutal training he has trimmed down from 320 to a svelt 308. He has a long way to go.

At least he has seemed to stay away from the purple drank.
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Postby stomperrob » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:46 pm

Absolutely no doubt if someone is crazy enough to sign him it will be for minimum wage this time with a whole bunch of incentives written in which he will never meet - he'll get cut with very little financial impact to the team.
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Postby moochman » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:49 pm

stomperrob wrote:Absolutely no doubt if someone is crazy enough to sign him it will be for minimum wage this time with a whole bunch of incentives written in which he will never meet - he'll get cut with very little financial impact to the team.


I can never get the story about the Raiders giving him a DVD of the playbook to study and him telling them he had learned the plays. The DVD was a blank. When the guy's performance on the field indicates a lazy stupidity exhibited in that story I just don't know how you could commit the resources to him, even if only time coaching and a roster spot. but stranger things have happened.
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Postby portisfan24 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:50 pm

Is he coming back as an offensive lineman?
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Postby stomperrob » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:35 pm

portisfan24 wrote:Is he coming back as an offensive lineman?


It could be - his play as a QB was certainly offensive! :-D
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Postby stomperrob » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:42 pm

He seems to be working on everything but pushing away from the dinner table:

NFL teams want JaMarcus Russell to lose more weight
By Gregg Rosenthal
Around The League Editor
Published: April 10, 2013 at 10:07 a.m.
Updated: April 10, 2013 at 10:42 a.m.


JaMarcus Russell says there was never a plan to have a pro day in the first place, so it really wasn't cancelled this week. No trips are planned either until Russell loses more weight.

"Everybody's kind of waiting to see where his weight is, and when he gets close to weight they want to bring him in and evaluate him," TEST Academy CEO Brian Martin told Jim Corbett of USA Today on Wednesday.

Corbett notes that Russell looked "impressive" in a workout on Tuesday in San Diego where he completed 51 of 60 passes with "sharp" accuracy, footwork and conditioning. Russell is down to 15 percent body fat and has lost 34 pounds to get to 281 pounds, but clearly he hasn't been able to get a team to bite on a visit. Russell says it's important to find "the right place that has that veteran I can go sit behind."

(As opposed to starting?)

Jeff Garcia, who is helping train Russell, mentions the Arizona Cardinals and Chicago Bears as two teams where Russell would love to land. It should go without saying that the former No. 1 overall pick won't be able to pick his destination, even if there is some interest. He still faces an uphill battle to get a tryout, much less make a team.

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Postby Cowboys 4 life » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:35 am

The guy had enough talent to be the 1st pick of the 2nd round but the Raiders wanted to make sure they landed him :-D

In all honesty I thought he would succeed in the NFL. From what im reading who knows. Guess we will see
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