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Could former Buc Jeff Garcia win job in Oakland?

Jeff Garcia's long gone from Tampa Bay, but don't write off his chances to be a starting quarterback just yet.

Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter examined the Raiders' quarterback situation this week, and the story's tone indicates the coaching staff doesn't have complete confidence in JaMarcus Russell. The Raiders signed Garcia last month to, ideally, be Russell's primary backup.

But Russell's got to do his part, and that's where there appear to be doubts. And leave it to the brutally-honest Garcia to verbalize the problem.

"He has to understand it takes a certain drive and dedication (to be successful), not only how you perform on the field but how teammates follow your lead," he said of Russell in the Contra Costa Times.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:32pm]


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