No matter how ineffective he might be in Greg Knapp’s offense Darren McFadden is a valuable weapon. Without McFadden the Raiders have gone on a 5 game losing streak that has Mark Davis hot under the collar and Dennis Allen on the hot seat. Not that this team was contending for a Super Bowl before Run DMC got hurt but the fallout since has been more unwatchable than a Margaret Cho striptease.
Well, if the McFadden factor is real then Thursday will provide the best test yet.
Just in time for the Raiders to renew their rivalry with the Denver Broncos McFadden is expected to return to action. Of course the last time these two tangled Oakland was owned by the Donkeys and that was with a healthy McFadden. So nothing guarantees a different result.
None the less it’s nice to know you’ve got a potential game breaker back in the lineup. All that remains now is for Knapp to again try and figure out how to get a game broken by McFadden.