Raiders RB Darren McFadden Already Nearing ‘Bust’ Status?

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  1. Gryphon

    Gryphon Merge Ahead

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    Posted by Nirpal Sihota
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    Now that JaMarcus Russell is no longer with the team, the focus comes onto Darren McFadden and his status as a high draft pick with little results. A 2-time runner-up for the Heisman trophy, it was thought that he would give the Raiders a dynamic running back when he was selected 4th overall.

    Take away his 2 games against the Chiefs, and you see statistics for a great back-up running back, not a starting running back.

    Tom Cable, not seeing either running emerge as a clear workhorse, is considering going to the 2-running back model. If he does not take the lead this year, McFadden will have been a bust for the Raiders
  2. pupulehaole

    pupulehaole Well-Known Member

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    saw this coming
  3. Jon88

    Jon88 Benched

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    When I think about the Raiders I just want to puke. Crappy team. Crappy fans. Crappy uniforms. They suck.
  4. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Their offensive line is horrible. Even if they get someone that everyone agrees is a good back, they will struggle to run the ball. Also, when no one respects your passing game they will load up to stop the run.
  5. Everlastingxxx

    Everlastingxxx All Star

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    He shows some flashes at times. I’d give him another season or another team before putting that label on him. I think he could be a good change of pace back.
  6. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Wasn't most of the Zone convinced he'd lead us to the Promise Land overnight? (I mean, had we picked him?)
  7. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    McFadden may never end up the great back everyone projected ... but he gets outta Oakland and he'll have a solid, Thomas Jones-type career.
  8. Real1st

    Real1st Nikola Tesla

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    If i was a kid coming out of college i would be scared to be drafted by the raiders.
  9. DallasDW00ds0n

    DallasDW00ds0n Well-Known Member

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    come on thats not fair. who was scared of Russell? no one. All you had to do was stop Mcfadden, Bush, and Fargas and the Raiders lose.
  10. 28 Joker

    28 Joker 28 Joker

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    The Vikings ruined Herschel Walker by hammering him inside like a jack-hammer, relentlessly.

    The Raiders organization gives me pause.
  11. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    Not nearing. He's already there. The Raiders have a knack for finding busts in the 1st round.
  12. pigskin fan

    pigskin fan New Member

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    put him on another team and I think you see a completely different player.
    heck even Moss wasn't Moss in Oakland and he's the defination of Oakland Raider.
  13. HoleInTheRoof

    HoleInTheRoof Benched

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    It's almost not fair to judge McFadden.

    Some teams simply don't provide the resources for young talent to develop. Be it coaching, strength and conditioning, facilities, etc.

    I mean, seriously . . . year in and year out we see the Browns, Raiders, etc draft "blue-chip/cant' miss" talent. Almost none of them pan out.

    After a while, it has to fall on the organization.
  14. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    Moss wasn't Moss in Oakland because he just showed up and didn't care.
  15. UnoDallas

    UnoDallas Benched

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    how very true

    I think he would have led us to wear we want to go

    with half way decent line
  16. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    McFadden was always a guy with great speed that got caught up with shoestring tackles and had very average vision.

    But, it is the Raiders.
  17. fiveandcounting

    fiveandcounting Well-Known Member

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    completely agree, and did you see the recent ESPN 30 for 30 doc on them? Wow, players stopped brining their families to games, it was so bad.

    I am loving this era of raider football after living through 30 years of "winningest franchise" crap
  18. Thomas82

    Thomas82 Well-Known Member

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    The Raiders are just wasting him....Oakland a the cess pool for talented players, the perfect place to go if you want your talent to go to waste.
  19. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I haven't watched many Oakland games, but the ones I have, I've come away extremely impressed by the guy.
  20. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Without much talent on offense to help him, DMac can only do so much himself.

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