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Russell inspires ill will in Oakland

Updated: May 2, 2010, 5:04 PM ET
By Mark Fainaru-Wada | ESPN

It's the parking lot of the Oakland Coliseum, and the Raiders have lost again. Badly. A 23-3 home loss to the hated Denver Broncos on an unseasonably warm, late September afternoon. Raider Nation is trudging out of the stadium in a too-familiar scene, and one player's performance overshadows all others.

The fans have just witnessed quarterback JaMarcus Russell pass for 61 yards, throw two interceptions and tally a meager 22.6 passer rating. So, in the aftermath, one Raiders devotee ...

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