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Darren McFadden eager to shine in new offense

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05:42 PM ET 04.07 | Darren McFadden, and the Oakland Raiders in general, had a year to forget in 2012. He averaged only 3.27 yards per carry and missed time with an ankle injury in Greg Knapp's ill-advised zone blocking scheme. With Knapp now fired, the Raiders are looking to build around McFadden's strengths, hiring Greg Olson to run a power-blocking offense that he thrived in back in 2010 and 2011. "This is very exciting for me. I am the type of guy who likes to go downhill, make a cut and go; that's my thing. We'll mix it up like we used to, and get some zones in there, but for the most part, I will be keeping my shoulders toward the line of scrimmage." Entering a contract year, McFadden is Oakland's only first round pick since 2001 still with the team. The Raiders released Rolando McClain and Darrius Heyward-Bey in a massive house cleaning this offseason.

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April 7, 2013  05:49 PM ET

Stay healthy, stay on the field.

April 7, 2013  06:13 PM ET

S-O-F-T.

April 7, 2013  06:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

S-O-F-T.

Yup...

April 7, 2013  09:29 PM ET

S-O-F-T = unreliable

April 7, 2013  09:35 PM ET

McFadden is the NFL's version of Brandon Roy. So much talent, but injuries are his obvious kryptonite.

April 7, 2013  09:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

S-O-F-T.

He's not soft. He's brittle.

Big difference.

April 8, 2013  12:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

He's not soft. He's brittle. Big difference.

Agreed

April 8, 2013  06:59 AM ET

5 games Max.

April 8, 2013  08:44 AM ET

Year to forget???? How about a quarter century to forget.

April 8, 2013  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

He's not soft. He's brittle. Big difference.

True!

 
April 8, 2013  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

5 games Max.

Definetely take the under in games he'll play in this year!

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