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Darren McFadden Makes Raiders Look Less Crazy With Solid Start to Training Camp
by November 30, 1999 @ 12:00 am (Category : Uncategorized )

Aug 4th 2008 9:51AM by Ryan Wilson (author feed)
Filed under: Raiders, AFC WestJust about everybody thought Darren McFadden was the best running back in the draft, and most of those same people also agreed he would be a poor fit in Oakland.

For starters, the Raiders had something like 10 guys at the position already on the roster, and for a team that won just four games in ‘07, there were bigger personnel needs. Well, Al Davis might be old, but he still knows a little something about assembling a team. Or maybe he just got lucky — either way, McFadden has been impressive during the first 10 days of training camp. From Jerry McDonald of the : There’s a good chance the three teams that passed on McFadden are going to be sorry they did. I was skeptical when Lane Kiffin said the Raiders would have traded up to get him. Now I believe it.

Not only does McFadden’s speed bring to mind Bo Jackson and Napoleon Kaufman, but he’s got better hands than either, is a quick study and does everything with a smile on his face. He is even better than they thought he was. You know, I was one of those people who thought the Raiders were insane(r?) for taking McFadden, but there’s a reason I’m a blogger and not a front-office type.Continue Reading




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