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McFadden would have practiced today

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 at 11:25 am in Oakland Raiders.

Running back Darren McFadden missed the Raiders final nine regular-season games with a midfoot sprain. As it turns out, he would have practiced today for the first time since Oct. 23 if the Raiders would have made the playoffs.
That’s the word from coach Hue Jackson, anyway.
“He was going to be out there practicing with us this Wednesday,” Jackson said in a radio interview Tuesday night on NFL Sirius. “That’s what’s so disappointing. We were about to get totally healthy at the right time. I know he was going to give it a go. He felt much better than what he had been feeling, and we really felt comfortable that he was mending properly and ready to get back out there with the guys.”
If nothing else, that bodes well for McFadden being healthy enough to practice once offseason workouts begin.
McFadden did not practice with his teammates once after he suffered his injury against the Kansas City Chiefs. Michael Bush filled the void and rushed for 977 yards.

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  • Just Win Baby

    Are you kidding? We have seen the best that Tebow will ever have to offer. He cant throw a friggin spiral. The dude will never have a better season than the one he just played.

  • http://Slop Sloppy Joe

    djohnnyg Says:
    January 4th, 2012 at 7:03 pm
    And another thing on Palmer, he did not falter as the season wore on as evidenced by him having the 3rd highest passing yards game in Raider history the last game-417 yards with a clutch laser to Boss to get the Raiders close.

    Not Palmers fault those turds on defense couldn’t man up with everything on the line and give him one last shot.

    ………………

    awesome!

  • RaiderDebo

    580.Seymour Bush Says:
    January 4th, 2012 at 5:03 pm
    alex7 Says:
    January 4th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    when a coach THINKS he can game-plan against a unit, but has no experience,

    you get Tom Cable’s 2009 offense.
    ===========================================

    The 09 Raider offense was Russell, Fargas, Higgins, Schilens, Mario Henderson, Luke Lawton, Cornell Green. Two years later how many of those guys are still in the league?

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Chaz Shilens, far and away our best receiver who was going off in training camp, got hurt after playing one preseason game. Murphy and DHB started as rookies. The rest is pretty accurate. Poor Jamarcus.

  • djohnnyg

    842.hwnrdr Says:
    January 4th, 2012 at 9:22 pm
    What’s up Nation?!
    Looks like Herrera neither denied nor confirmed that McKenzie was in Alameda today! ANd now Ron Wolf is denying that he is helping Mark and Amy in any capacity…which isn’t anything new…he has done that before!

    May I ask where you are seeing this?

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    So what did Hue do to demonstrate that he is a good head coach…read total team manager?

    The team didn’t play all that tough…didn’t look like it ever had a sense of urgency….

    The offense was decent less the 4th down tries….

    I don’t know. I think if this is looked at with fresh set of eyes and time to do the due-diligence that Hue makes it given the end of the season….lotta bad tape out there

  • http://Slop Sloppy Joe

    D was all ass. Flat stank ass.

  • RaiderDebo

    851.Just Win Baby Says:
    January 4th, 2012 at 9:39 pm
    Are you kidding? We have seen the best that Tebow will ever have to offer. He cant throw a friggin spiral. The dude will never have a better season than the one he just played.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Cross poster alert!!! Wasn’t JFB telling everyone weeks ago Tebow was just going to keep getting better? LOL!!!

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Just Win,

    Tim Tebow will get a little better by default. A result of a full training camp. To assume otherwise would be foolish. Tebow will never be a good passer, but he’s not really a QB anyway. He’s the ultimate Wildcat QB with just enough arm strength / accuracy to be dangerous.

    Its not Tebow I am worried about, although this raggedy defense couldn’t stop him, its Denver’s defense with John Fox and another draft.

    KCs defense with Crennel and a strong running game

    Rivers and his receivers/TE are always a threat.

    So how does Hue transition to being a head coach….how does he get smart with the defense he supposedly could do nothing with?

  • No Mas Diamante

    Schillens did not finish the year strong. Murph made a splash. DHB is a keeper. Not sure about Housh. Moore is going to be around for a long time.
    How about we trade Schillens and Murph and sign D. Bowe and V. Jackson. Both are free agents.

  • http://Slop Sloppy Joe

    When Oakland beat the ass off SD on Thursday Night I thought this was the making of SPECIAL. D-Mo was the schit, Bush was rockin, D was, well somewhat legit. None the less, it was fcking sweet. Fck yeah.

    But then we schit the bed, big time. We did not lose with a struggle, we lost with no fckin effort put forth. Messed up brutal. 1-4 ugly all the way down to the finish line. Butt ass ugly.

    What the fck happened??????????

  • djohnnyg

    Sterling Moore just named AFC “Rookie of the Week” for his TWO ints. w/ one returned for a td.

    Wonder if we could’ve used him last Sunday.

    In other news:

    Derek Hagan had a nice game against NE.

  • Raider J

    “He (DMc) was going to be out there practicing with us this Wednesday.” That’s the word from coach Hue Jackson, anyway.

    Whateva main. That hypothetical retrospective hyped up hopeful bull$#*+ over “shoulda, coulda, woulda & what if” right now means what really?

    Real talk = DMc is closer to being healthy for 2012.

  • No Mas Diamante

    S&B
    One thing that people often overlook is the fact that McLain did not play in the game against Tebow. If he had the outcome may have been different because he has had success against Tebow in the past back in the SEC. He knows how to play tagainst that offense. Bag on him if you must, and much of it’s deserved, but he’s actually better than most people think. McLain that is.

  • http://Slop Sloppy Joe

    Raider J Says:
    January 4th, 2012 at 9:51 pm
    “He (DMc) was going to be out there practicing with us this Wednesday.” That’s the word from coach Hue Jackson, anyway.

    ……………..

    what the fck he even say that for, that just opened up a can of schit. Dmac be out there wednesday, I feel so much better knowing that after watching the defense royally fck us outta any fckn post season. oh i’m so effen thrilled i just pissed myself. BFD

  • GoodOle00

    693. Young American,

    Voice of reason man. Good job

  • arj

    WTF ?!?!?!

    Mcfadden is out for 6+ WEEKS, he could not play 4 days ago for the most IMPORTANT GAME of the season, but TODAY he is ready?????

    What healed in the last 4 days that DID NOT heal for the past 6 weeks?

    Someone is full of SH*T…I smell hue…

  • doriangray

    i swear .. to god.. steve f`in corkan,, if u ever , in your life , post sum b.s. like this again,, im going to drive to california from memphis tenn and systematically tear apart your d.n.a.. this isnt a threat its a total factual promise !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    mcfadden woulda practiced today ? i hate u now corkan .

  • Raidernationdave

    “As it turns out, he would have practiced today for the first time since Oct. 23 if the Raiders would have made the playoffs.”

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    “If” and “should’a, would’a, could’a” ain’t enough to buy toilet water in Calexico.

    Time to cut bait with DMAC.

  • Raidernationdave

    arj Says:
    January 5th, 2012 at 8:57 am

    WTF ?!?!?!

    Mcfadden is out for 6+ WEEKS, he could not play 4 days ago for the most IMPORTANT GAME of the season, but TODAY he is ready?????

    What healed in the last 4 days that DID NOT heal for the past 6 weeks?

    Someone is full of SH*T…I smell hue…

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    DMAC it’s time to go.

  • Raidernationdave

    Forrest Hump Says:
    January 4th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Al D. Davis Says:
    January 4th, 2012 at 11:46 am
    Lying sack of crap Hue Jackson needs an ax handle across the face. It’s great news DMAC is now healthy because he can be traded for several draft picks since he has some value. DMAC is useless to the Raiders: he can run right through the lowest tier teams, no problem, but upper tier teams completely shut him down just like they shut Michael Bush down the last 4 games of this season. Also he hasn’t completed more than half of any season due to serial foot problems so that in 4 yrs with the Raiders his value was zero.
    *******************

    He played 13 games last year, my math isn’t awesome, but I’m pretty sure 13 is more than half of 16. Moron.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Nintendo football games played on the couch don’t count. I’d love a ‘list’ of the 13 games DMAC played in.