Darren McFadden had his statistically worst year in the NFL in 2012 posting a career low 58.9 yards per game. He also had a career low 3.3 yards per carry last season. The Oakland Raiders finished the season with the 28th NFL rushing attack.
But where there are doubters, there is motivation.
“There’s always going to be things that gets your blood boiling,” McFadden told the Bay Area News Group in June, via NFL.com. “But last year was last year. It’s something I put behind me. We’re moving forward, and I’m looking forward to a new season.”
But Steve Corkran said for the Raiders it “has to be encouraging for coach Dennis Allen to see RB Darren McFadden looking so energized, explosive.”
But Darren McFadden is excited about the new offensive Greg Olson is bringing in.
“It’s a downhill offense,” McFadden said. “That’s one of the things I like about it. I’m the type of guy I like to get going downhill, so I’m looking forward to it. I think it’s going to be a great fit for our team.
“It’s a great feeling that they have that confidence in me, so I just want to go out there and prove to them on the field that I can do it, and show them I’m the type of player they think I’m capable of being.”
And if he still needs extra motivation, it’s a contract year.
Has to be encouraging for coach Dennis Allen to see RB Darren McFadden looking so energized, explosive.
— Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) May 20, 2013