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JaMarcus Russell’s Progress: A New Comparative Statistical Approach

At the completion of JaMarcus Russell's first full season as quarterback of the Oakland Raiders, his fans and detractors finally had some numbers to work with. 

Some used those numbers to label him a "bust," while others called them "progress," but none of it was definitive. As a Raiders fan, I wanted new analysis, which would prove that Russell was headed for greatness.

So I sat down today to do a little research, selecting three of the current era's most successful quarterbacks (Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, and Peyton Manning) and three contemporary "busts" (Vince Young, David Carr, and Alex Smith) for comparison. 

This analysis differs from ones I have seen previously, however, in that it is based on the early pass attempts of each quarterback, rather...

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