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McFadden will start for Raiders

Lost in the continuing confusion of the Richard Seymour situation, Raiders coach Tom Cable dropped some news that Raider Nation has been waiting to hear.

The team will start Darren McFadden at running back Monday night against the Chargers.  Cable was asked why last year’s fourth overall pick got the job.

“I just think for everything that he is in terms of being multiple,
running the football, catching the football,” Cable said.  “He’s shown a high level of
consistency all through camp and certainly brings some explosiveness
like we’re trying to build with this offense.”

The decision was made easier because last year’s starter Justin Fargas isn’t fully healthy and is uncertain to play the opener.  But the team needed to make the change, and Fargas could find himself behind McFadden and Michael Bush when he is ready.

We’ve said it before this preseason, but Oakland’s best chance for a .500 record this season resides in building an overpowering running game. 

Giving McFadden as many touches as possible sounds like a good start.

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16 Responses to “McFadden will start for Raiders”
  1. steeler-hater says: Sep 11, 2009 11:26 AM

    No brainer… “Huggy Bear, Jr.” is a decent back but he’s no star by any means.
    Why not start McFadden instead of Fargas?

  2. STLRDR says: Sep 11, 2009 11:35 AM

    Damn right is does……..

  3. VoxVeritas says: Sep 11, 2009 11:35 AM

    Lost in all this McFadden/Mendenhall crap is the fact that Felix Jones is better than both of them.

  4. Oakfan23 says: Sep 11, 2009 11:39 AM

    Couldn’t agree more Gregg, good post.

  5. radrntn says: Sep 11, 2009 11:48 AM

    I can hear the hater’s now, “he is a bust”
    Fact is for D-mac, and J-Russ it all comes down to the 0-Line. Which in all reality has not been all that good.

  6. Silver&Black666 says: Sep 11, 2009 11:57 AM

    Felix Jones isn’t even the beginning of a pimple on McFadden’s ass.
    Your rather dull perception of reality is idiotic.
    Even Stevie Wonder can see McFadden is better what kind of tard are you the drolling kind or the helmet wearing kind?

  7. Turd_Spelunker says: Sep 11, 2009 12:26 PM

    Are you saying McFadden is better than a Justin Fargas? Now that is high praise!
    Oh, just win baby!

  8. FumbleNuts says: Sep 11, 2009 12:50 PM

    Stack the box and Blitz all day long, this will be an easy win for the Chargers.

  9. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Sep 11, 2009 1:21 PM

    # VoxVeritas says: September 11, 2009 11:35 AM
    Lost in all this McFadden/Mendenhall crap is the fact that Felix Jones is better than both of them.
    ======================================
    Ah ha ha!
    I didn’t know Vox was a comedian, very good.
    Jackass.

  10. fellorio says: Sep 11, 2009 1:53 PM

    VoxVeritas says:
    September 11, 2009 11:35 AM
    Lost in all this McFadden/Mendenhall crap is the fact that Felix Jones is better than both of them.
    Felix Jones is so good that he’s even better than Felix Jones.

  11. fellorio says: Sep 11, 2009 2:14 PM

    VoxVeritas says:
    September 11, 2009 11:35 AM
    Lost in all this McFadden/Mendenhall crap is the fact that Felix Jones is better than both of them.
    Lost in all this “Felix Jones is better than” crap is that the cowbois are a (44-6) losing proposition.

  12. finsbooyah says: Sep 11, 2009 2:23 PM

    VoxVeritas says: September 11, 2009 11:35 AM
    Lost in all this McFadden/Mendenhall crap is the fact that Felix Jones is better than both of them.
    ==================================
    99 times out of 100 I would think Vox is a complete idiot… But as much as it pains me to say it, this time I actually agree with him

  13. United Football League says: Sep 11, 2009 3:07 PM

    Chargers 44 Raiders 3

  14. Turd_Spelunker says: Sep 11, 2009 4:09 PM

    I don’t even know who Felix Jones is. And, I really do know football.
    Gosh, I love the Raiders this year. Do you think they will win a game? I certainly hope not!

  15. crise40g says: Sep 11, 2009 5:00 PM

    Like someone mentioned above, it all comes down to the play of the offensive line.
    But you put all the backs mentioned above on a level playing field (same o-line), and Run DMC will be head and shoulders above them.

  16. Stuart Scotts left eye says: Sep 11, 2009 5:28 PM

    probably the worst RB skills in the league in RB’s. He’s fast, strong, and can break a tackle but his natural rb sense is not there. He doesn’t know how to follow blockers and doesn’t know how to hit the holes. If you want proof just watch how he runs when he’s man on against a safety. NFL safeties win 99 out of 100 times against this guy. Bush should have gotten the nod.

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