Darren McFadden’s Time Has Come

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Sep 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) runs the ball against the Washington Redskins in the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports


With Maurice Jones-Drew coming home to Oakland, McFadden is going to do what ever has to do and stay healthy. He may change his offseason training or run lower to stop his legs from getting attacked like he did in 2010. But something is going to happen because that’s always the case when you bring in a great player in case a guy gets hurt.

My best analogy here right now is the sport of baseball in center field with the Los Angeles Dodgers. When Matt Kemp came up, everyone around the organization talked like he was the the next Jackie Robinson or something. He is a 5-tool player that was supposed to be the Dodgers center fielder for decades to come and make the All-Star team every year.

Well, it didn’t exactly go that way as the ultra-talented Kemp like McFadden, showed his talent at times but he was often injured. The Dodgers want production out of the center field position so they brought in Scott Vanslyke to have someone in there. Now, the Dodgers are struggling with who to play as Kemp is complaining for playing time as he is healthy now and playing well lately.

Kemp must have changed something in order to stay healthy because he knew that Vanslyke was coming for his job. The changes McFadden could be making now are going to lead to a log jam in the backfield where a choice has to be made. I am a fool blown fan of Jones-Drew but McFadden is a special player when healthy so he will be the one that wins the battle.