JaMarcus can't be blamed for everything

November 16, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
The Oakland Raiders continue a free fall into oblivion. They lost this past Sunday to the Kansas City Chiefs, for a franchise record 7th straight time at the Coliseum.

Quarterback JaMarcus Russell was benched for the second straight home game and on Monday Coach Cable did not decided on his starter next week.

Still, some can't completely blame JaMarcus for the Raiders' offensive woes.

This may be the worse receiving core in the NFL team.

They're starting two rookies, Darius Heyward Bay and Louis Murphy and both are having to figure out the NFL game themselves with an inexperienced first year receiving coach.

JaMarcus needs help as the team had eight drops Sunday.

He can't carry this offense alone and even the defense recognizes this.

"To hold a team to 16 points in this league, you feel like that's good enough to win, but we made some mistakes on both side of the ball and we just didn't finish the football game," said Raiders linebacker Kirk Morrison.

"We didn't catch the football, we didn't throw accurately to guys who were open, and so that part's disappointing," said Cable.

On November 22, the Raiders face the Cincinnati Bengals at home.


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