There are few signs of failure as bright and as obvious as your life coach quitting on you. But there are so few practitioners of failure like former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell (not pictured). Two sources close to Russell told Yahoo!’s Jason Cole that former NBA coach John Lucas kicked Russell out of Houston.
“The title of your article should be, ‘It’s Over,’ ” the same source said. “It’s just amazing that you could say that about somebody who is 25 years old and just got drafted four years ago. But it’s been almost a year since he got cut and there’s no interest. Even before the lockout, nobody wanted to get near the kid.”
Russell, as the first overall pick in 2007, has to be the biggest bust in NFL history. In this day and age of super-scouting and other obsessive means of player evaluation, no first-overall pick has any business being out of the league in four years. None. But that’s JaMarcus, man. Dude just keeps lowering the bar.