No sign of McFadden at walkthrough


The Raiders have already put the Denver Broncos in the rear-view mirror to the point where they are in the process of conducting a walkthrough for Thursday night’s game in San Diego.

During his weekly press conference, coach Hue Jackson said he didn’t know if running back Darren McFadden would be a part of it. During the media window, there was no sign of McFadden. Given the limited amount of time before the next game and the fact that McFadden apparently still hasn’t so much as gone out for a leisurely job, chances are he won’t face the Chargers.

After San Diego, the Raiders’ next game is Nov. 20 in Minnesota.

Also missing with the first team offense was center Samson Satele, who didn’t finish the game with knee and quad issues but who has proven remarkably durable and able to get back on the field. Stefen Wisniewski was at center, with Joe Barksdale at left guard.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • 4.2 40

    Alex, can you even read your own comments??? When is the head coach not responsible for the defense. Just within the last 2 weeks Huellywood said that he and dc had it straightened out. Oh, wait, I keep forgetting, Huellywood is just the oc….

  • al d. davis

    Best thing is to trade DMC. Granted, he is an excellent, but not great, running back, but injury prone thus far in his career. Remember, one hallmark of a great player in professional sports is not only performance but durability. Also recall that DMC has done little against top tier teams. He ran 150 yds the first time Raiders played the Broncos and 171 against the Jets. Aginst Buffalo he ran 75 yds, Houston 51, 75 yds against the Pats and 4 yds against KC (Yawn….)

    If Mark Davis has the gonads to fire the loud mouth blowhard Jackass Jackson, hire an reknown GM and coach, DMC must go while he still has trade value. That would be a plus for the Raiders. Imagine the horrible straits the 49s operated under with another blowhard bully for several years, and look at them now.

  • djohnnyg

    McFadden reminds me of Bo Jackson in the sense that he has these great highlight reel runs but will never see the field enough to ever become anything significant.

    How many games has he missed already in his short career? He’s awesome to watch WHEN HE ACTUALLY PLAYS but in ten years guys will be saying “remember McFadden? Man he could’ve been really good. It’s too bad he was injured all the time”.

  • djohnnyg

    My true feelings about Sunday? I feel mad. I feel like, as a fan, i’ve been bamboozled. I feel like i’ve been incredibly let down. I know it’s just sports, but as a Raider fan we’ve all endured way much more pain and misery than anybody deserves. Then, FINALLY we supposedly have a good team and “the silver and black are back” and all that b.s and i’m thinking “it’s about freaking time” i can have some joy and happiness with my favorite football team and then…the same ole b.s, crap, garbage we always get. Everytime you think the Raiders are FINALLY back…last Sunday happens and you realize your still the same old Raiders.

    I seriously wonder if it will EVER change.

    Raiders are 4-5 after Thursday. That’s the reality.

    Raiders “are back”? Whatever. I’ll keep rooting for ’em no matter what, but i give up on really believing until I actually see something I CAN believe in.

  • BakoRaider661

    You KIDDING me about trading Dmac? No way you trade your best player who is going to run the ball? The Raiders problem is the defense enough said…

  • jameyt777

    Without DMF were done. Put him in in any condition.
    Hue Jack has coached poorly the last 2 weeks, with a vanilla offense that is not getting the ball through screens and slants to our best players: ie DHB, Kevin Boss, and even Bush or Tiawan Jones. Any defense in the NFL could read that redundant droll play calling. Give Al Saunders a crack at calling plays, and Hue jack should focus on getting Bresnehan’s defense to blitz and stay in the gaps to stop the big gouging plays.
    I am a Raider forever, but I’m disgusted with this sloppy lame play and conservative play calling.
    bottom line, get your best players off the bench and get them the ball. And Carson Plamer should not have been in the shotgun every play, that just shows weakness, an all D’s will lick there chops.

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