1.18: Raiders Press Conference -- Al Davis on JaMarcus Russell
"He's a good person with personal problems and I decided I wasn't going to fight it anymore."
Marcos' gone gone. And I decided. Sometimes you. They were -- on May of this year. We no longer. As an organization. Can fight -- battle. A personal problems. For certain players. We tried it in the past. We had been successful. Some of the greatest players who ever played professional football. And we failed. With some of the greatest players. Who have played professional football. My personal problems. And we had a big investment in this guy. Basically. He's a good person. But he's got a personal problems. And I decided it's time. -- we who are gonna fight it anymore I was going to always known as the coaching staff to do it. And I already traded words Jason and I've gotten back in my mind. And we had good Gradkowski was coming off an injury -- She owes them some ability to -- quarterback in this league and that was that they were jamarcus is hurt us a great deal but. You gotta go on. You gotta overcome those things and we almost did this year we had a shot. This year. -- about five games ago. And make the playoffs. And we had gotten in the playoffs. There's no telling how well we can go because we have. On defense and green tea together that's coming of age. -- A tough group. They beat people out. I don't mean that negatively it. And they don't like the place. Seymour leads -- can only. We've got a young guys who's gonna be good Bryant. And we got three young guys on the outside so what. Jamarcus hurt. Anytime you lose the first round resources hurts. But. It's over. In a long time. And. -- overcome.