January 1, 2007
Russell presents Irish with physical challenge
NEW ORLEANS, La.-For the observer seeing JaMarcus Russell in person for the first time, it is a bit startling.
Is that him? Oh my God! Look how huge he is!
If one didn't see Russell whipping the ball around the Superdome during a Sugar Bowl practice and actually witness the feathery touch on his deep passes, you certainly wouldn't think he was a quarterback.
Put a number other than the odd-looking 2 in the middle of his back and stick him with the defensive ends or offensive tackles, and he'd fit right in. He's bigger than most tight ends, so he'd stand out in that crowd.
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