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    McFadden expected back this week

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--we...ng-streak.html

    Aside from getting blown out again, Oakland is facing a brutal situation with running back Darren McFadden, who was unable to play Sunday because of a sprained ankle. McFadden is expected to be back next week, but is not having anything close to the performance he had in 2010, when he averaged 5.3 yards per carry. He is set to be a free agent after the 2013 season. McFadden is averaging only 3.3 yards this season because the Raiders have primarily played a zone-blocking system that simply doesn't work for him. Two weeks ago, McFadden, at the urging of owner Mark Davis, talked to the coaches about the situation, according to a source familiar with the circumstances. The coaches went back to a more favorable system and McFadden responded with 114 yards against Kansas City before getting hurt the next game against Tampa Bay. If the Raiders are going to maximize McFadden's ability, they need to change the offense. If not, they would be better off trading him in the offseason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NC_RaiderFan5 View Post
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--we...ng-streak.html

    Aside from getting blown out again, Oakland is facing a brutal situation with running back Darren McFadden, who was unable to play Sunday because of a sprained ankle. McFadden is expected to be back next week, but is not having anything close to the performance he had in 2010, when he averaged 5.3 yards per carry. He is set to be a free agent after the 2013 season. McFadden is averaging only 3.3 yards this season because the Raiders have primarily played a zone-blocking system that simply doesn't work for him. Two weeks ago, McFadden, at the urging of owner Mark Davis, talked to the coaches about the situation, according to a source familiar with the circumstances. The coaches went back to a more favorable system and McFadden responded with 114 yards against Kansas City before getting hurt the next game against Tampa Bay. If the Raiders are going to maximize McFadden's ability, they need to change the offense. If not, they would be better off trading him in the offseason.
    Its great that he is able to go...but it wont change much...offense still will be flat...and Defense...well who knows whats going on with them...

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    The biggest part of this story is the fact that he went to Mark Davis about it and then the coaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NC_RaiderFan5 View Post
    The biggest part of this story is the fact that he went to Mark Davis about it and then the coaches.
    Agreed. Thats something that his father would have encouraged.

    I don't like it one bit if its true.

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    I would rather see Knapp leave then Mcfadden !
    Raiders never should of hired that guy..
    Its Funny how allot of us fans knew it wasn't going to work but the Owner and GM didn't.


    change that system and lets get rolling again.

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    I'll believe McFadden is ready to play when I actually see McFadden play. He has a habit of lingering on the sidelines in civvies.

    And yeah, its not a good thing that he's going outside the chain of command. If its true, they should get that straightened out immediately.

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    My first reaction was less then positive - Mark Davis shouldn't be getting involved, IMO.

    But, then again, if Davis told McFadden to go to the coaches, it's already an improvement. Players would go to Al, and Al would go to coaches... here we see the way things are supposed to work.

    Davis tells McFadden to talk to his coaches. McFadden talks to his coaches. Assuming no involvement from Mark towards the coaches, this is how an organization is supposed to work.

    We'll see if things work themselves out. Until we hear more about players going outside the chain of command - or that Mark is giving orders to coaches - we shouldn't assume it's the same 'ole same 'ole.

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    mcfadden went to mark because he knows reggie is going to be sending his *** packing this off season.


    Yall let me slip?!?!

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    Where does it say that Mcfadden went the Mark Davis first and then to the coaches??

    Mark Davis urged him to talk to the coaches and thats exactly what Mcfadden did? I don't see anything wrong with that. I'm happy that Mark Davis is seeing his star running back not being used correctly and wanted DMC to say something to the coaches.

    It's not like DMC went behind the teams back and complained to the owner about the system.
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    Let him rest for 1 more week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiders-SJ View Post
    I would rather see Knapp leave then Mcfadden !
    Raiders never should of hired that guy..
    Its Funny how allot of us fans knew it wasn't going to work but the Owner and GM didn't.


    change that system and lets get rolling again.
    It's funny how many in here believe they know more than McKennzie an Allen to determine that it's Knapp and not the lack of players. Is Knapp to blame for the dropped passes or int's ?. ZBS aside when Palmer utilizes the "hurry-up" who's offense is he running.........I believe it's Knapps offense. We need the right players for this offense and right now we have a handful and McFadden isn't one of them. It doesn't matter which system we run it's not gonnaget us where we need to be unless we have the right players to make it work. This team will look waaaay different next year...trust me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockets4Life View Post
    Where does it say that Mcfadden went the Mark Davis first and then to the coaches??

    Mark Davis urged him to talk to the coaches and thats exactly what Mcfadden did? I don't see anything wrong with that. I'm happy that Mark Davis is seeing his star running back not being used correctly and wanted DMC to say something to the coaches.

    It's not like DMC went behind the teams back and complained to the owner about the system.



    we have a winner for the 2012 raiders forum "not reading what you want into a quote award".

    it gets worse every day....

    and the issues with the run game appears to me (watching tiny little Crevaces being opened that people are complaining "why didnt he twister his way through that!!") to be a complete failure of the interior line to win battles in the blocking game.

    Breisel and Carlisle stink, and Wis isnt as dominant at center as he was effective as a guard.
    Tackles are great for counters,and pass protection.If your interior line sucks..you dont have a chance in the run game.

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    Yet Marcel Reece, a man without a position managed 48 yards on 13 carries....which was equal to, or even better than most of McFadden's season.

    Nope, it could never be McFadden's fault. Nothing to see here. These are not the droids you're looking for...ignore the man behind the curtain.

    Are we there yet?

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    Anyone else disgusted with our "not so" special teams? That absolutely turned the tide in Baltimore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NC_RaiderFan5 View Post
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--we...ng-streak.html

    Aside from getting blown out again, Oakland is facing a brutal situation with running back Darren McFadden, who was unable to play Sunday because of a sprained ankle. McFadden is expected to be back next week, but is not having anything close to the performance he had in 2010, when he averaged 5.3 yards per carry. He is set to be a free agent after the 2013 season. McFadden is averaging only 3.3 yards this season because the Raiders have primarily played a zone-blocking system that simply doesn't work for him. Two weeks ago, McFadden, at the urging of owner Mark Davis, talked to the coaches about the situation, according to a source familiar with the circumstances. The coaches went back to a more favorable system and McFadden responded with 114 yards against Kansas City before getting hurt the next game against Tampa Bay. If the Raiders are going to maximize McFadden's ability, they need to change the offense. If not, they would be better off trading him in the offseason.
    Not sure having Mcfadden back makes a difference if he's still running into walls. At this point best case scenario might be for Mcf to play well the rest of the season just to up his trade value. Not sure Reggie wants to chance another year of Mcfadden possibly being a beast.
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