Greeting Nation. Here at Just Blog Baby, I’m tasked with staying in touch with the best fans in the world, the Raider Nation! I frequently chat with the diehards on Twitter and value their opinion and point of view. I recently posted a question on Just Blog Baby’s Facebook page about the Raiders trading Darren McFadden while his stock is high. Needless to say I got many, MANY different opinions.
I spoke with JBB follower and die hard Oakland Raider fan Ryan Tie @raider_ryty on Twitter the other night. I posed the question to Ryan about trading DMC. Ryan, like most, said we should keep DMC for a few more years to see what he can do with Carson Palmer at the helm. Ryan stated that DMC is our “playmaker” and with him we should not suffer from TD supressed game like in the past. Ryan stated if McFadden gets hurt this year, we should definitely draft a running back as a priority.
I agree with Ryan that we have yet to see DMC’s full potential with a legit QB. I’ll always have fear that McFadden will get hurt again and our backups do not look that sexy! (The average RB’s carrier is usually only 3 years for obvious reasons.) In the last four years, McFadden has surpassed the 500 yard mark only twice. One of those times, however, was a 1,000 yard season.
McFadden is a game changer but for how long? Trading at him at his peak could net us several high value draft picks that Hue and Al gave away like breath mints at an AA meeting. I love DMC and I hope he goes full beast mode this year, however, the temptation is what is behind door #3.
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