The Oakland Raiders Need To Unleash Darren McFadden


Published: September 25, 2009

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... claimed he should be on the field every offensive play receiving an obscene number of touches and be the focal point of the offense.

I've actually argued otherwise claiming that Michael Bush is the more complete back.

But here I am going to propose something else.

Why not play Darren McFadden on special teams.

With Justin Fargas returning from an injured hamstring keeping the three running backs happy is going to become much harder. If you really believe McFadden should receive as many touches as possible then him on kick return or punt return makes a lot of sense considering he along with Felix Jones were a special team juggernaut at Arkansas.

Many fans seem to have a man crush on McFadden and take offense if you say he is injury prone and isn't durable enough to be a starting running back in the NFL. If McFadden truly is durable then there is no harm in putting him in on special teams.

This week we may see McFadden on punt return....

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