So when LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell announced he'll forego his senior season and turn pro, the Raiders just seem like the perfect fit. Russell is big, mean and likely has "Bad Mother Fucker" written on his wallet.
With the first pick, the Raiders, who woulda have been better off with Helen Keller at QB this past season, will select a quarterback unless Al Davis hits the bottle harder than usual this off-season. The choices seem to be Russell, Notre Dame pretty boy Brady Quinn, or
Quinn has gotten the most hype thus far. Doesn't hurt that he's a good-looking, white boy from Quarterback U. But can you really see Quinn in Silver and Black? The fans will eat him alive. Just imagine the gay jokes the Black Hole will swarm him with when things go south. Quinn will be told to go across the Bay to San Francisco's Castro District repeatedly.
Russell reminds us tremendously of Daunte Culpepper with his linebacker body, strong arm and, well, that's really all. Unless Russell is down with hookers and strippers and boats and debauchery, of course.
We aren't experts the way Mel Kiper is, but we think Russell could be a nice fit in Oakland. He has the look of a winner, while Quinn has the look of some dude from Playgirl.
Let's hear your thoughts on this. Who's going No. 1? First person to say Gaines Adams, defensive end, Clemson, gets a cookie.
In other news: Louisville coach Bobby Petrino and the Atlanta Falcons have agreed on terms for Petrino to become Ron Mexico's new wingman.