Darren McFadden Feels Like He Owes a Fantastic Season to the Oakland Raiders

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Dec 6, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) leaps into the black hole fans after scoring a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


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.

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  • Raider Grant

    Appreciate the optimism!!!! I wish the best for McFadden, the rest of his career rides on this season whether he stays with The Raiders or not. He was one of my favorite draft picks ever & I had such high hopes for the man. Go Raiderrrrs!!!!!!

  • Shane Schilperoort

    Oh man Raider Grant, the pre-season has you all glum and down in the dumpers. Never fear, this Sunday will cheer you up. D-Line is all healthy and working together this week. Pat Sims will make everyone else better. McFadden will be back in his element from 2011. It’s a new day, it’s a new dawn, it’s Raider Time!

  • Raider Grant

    I’m usually the optimistic person of the bunch, but since the passing of AL I’ve been skeptical on decisions being made, excited for new era, but very skeptical. I just see this years draft being a bust the more the season progresses. Sio Moore is my new Favorite, but feel McKenzie dropped the ball with too high of risks which are not going to bear fruit for the Raiders. I listened too 95.7 The Game last night & they were hitting on things I’ve been hitting on all off season. Their not Raider haters on The Game either, they just see the realization of how things turned out. McKenzie will draft better next year I just know it & don’t feel he should be on hot seat yet! Allen’s seat is already on fire, I have extra luggage for him & will help him pack. Go Raiderrrrs!

  • Phil Mokate

    PSimms needs to get on the treadmill and stay away from the local buffet. Who in the hell is the trainer? Dont these guys need to make weight? DMac is my man, but he has not even played his 1st game yet and he has a shoulder? 16 games? This I gota see….

  • Bob

    Sadly, I have no faith in DMC.