He feels like he owes the Raiders a fantastic season. Wow! Not many players would admit to that, but he openly welcomes the challenge of being fantastic this year. In a downhill scheme where McFadden can make one or two moves and then go, he is a monster. Game planning for this type of player is not an easy task to undertake. Add in the wide receivers, our unnamed quarterback (Terrelle Pryor), and an improved cast of tight ends, and this offense has the ability to flourish. Even with the injury troubles along the offensive line, the chances to get yards are going to be there. I can’t wait to see McFadden on Sunday.
Everyone in Raider Nation is fed up with all the negative talk about the Raiders and their expected season. Some of us feed off the pundit’s plague of words, and others of us welcome it. Why, because we know that the Raiders are a better team this year than last year. So what if we have a bunch of new names, we still have Darren McFadden, and he is a known name. He can be dominant, and he can be called upon to put the game on his shoulders. Forget about just a 1000 yard season, he’s aiming higher. Don’t be surprised if he ends up leading the NFL in carries and yards this year. I’m thinking we could see over 1700 yards this year, and let’s not forget that he can catch too. Dangerous, a lot more dangerous than the pundits let on.
I for one believe that McFadden will make good on his statement. Raider Nation and the Black Hole will be welcoming him to the end zone. It’s time for the Raiders to show the world what many of us fan’s already believe, they will be winners again, and it all begins this “Fantastic” season.