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DMAC vs. MJD

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, September 13th, 2013 at 6:10 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders and Jaguars will be looking to get their lead running backs on track Sunday, with Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew both looking for a big day.

McFadden, coming off a season where he averaged 3.3 yards per carry and played sparingly in the preseason, had 48 yards on 17 carries against Indianapolis. Jones-Drew had 45 yards on 15 carries, not exactly what he had in mind after missing much of the 2012 season after an injury in Oakland against the Raiders.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen, who has been fielding questions about McFadden’s production since camp began, wasn’t about to express concern after one game.

“There’s going to be times when we turn around and hand the ball to Darren and give him an opportunity that he knows he’s running the football,” Allen said. “Darren’s going to be fine, guys. Everybody’s got a lot of concern about that, but Darren’s going to be fine.”

McFadden, when speaking to reporters Friday, expressed no concern and thinks Terrelle Pryor’s running ability will only open things up in terms of the running game.

Jones-Drew, who played locally at De La Salle High School, has 146 yards and a 3.6 yards per carry average in West Coast games against the Raiders, Seahawks, Chargers and 49ers.

Asked how he would approach things differently in his home area on a conference call with Bay Area reporters, Jones-Drew said, “I’m not talking to anyone in my family until after the game, how about that?”

McFadden can probably relate to Jones-Drew’s first-game struggles in that the Jaguars have switched to a zone blocking scheme this season. McFadden has struggled mightily in that scheme _ which was de-emphasizes this season for power-gap blocking. Seahawks coach Gus
Bradley acknowledged Jones-Drew is still getting adjusted, but also said the running back had excelled with a zone scheme at UCLA.

Like McFadden last season, Jones-Drew is embracing the scheme change publicly.

“Both schemes are fine,” Jones-Drew said by conference call. “You just have to get comfortable with it. It was a little different for me doing it last week and I have to stay patient. We’ve made corrections and harped on ‘em in practice and I feel confident in our ability to run the ball.”

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  • jesusraiderjim

    24 Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 8:22 am
    McFadden can’t get himself into space or he’s lost in space…either one.
    ***********************************************

    “DANGER WILL ROBINSON DANGER”, call Dr. Smith DMAC is sucking!!

  • realtruraider

    Realtruraider RAIDERS 27-13

    DMC runs wild, Ford gets a ST TD and a couple big catches

    Branch will be best defensive player

  • Just Fire Baby

    What’s up with you making a mistake with numbers ?

    ****************************

    I blame my editor (wife).

    She should have looked down and said,” no he isn’t taking the Chiefs, I should call and double-check that.”

    No dice

  • Just Fire Baby

    That tattoo league FF piece on ESPN was fkn hilarious.

  • PlunkforHOF

    OFFICIAL SEMI PREDICTION THREAD
    #1Winner – Gdog

    24 Raiders 34-12
    303Raider Raiders 21-14
    aig-raiders Raiders 24-14
    Alex7 Jaguars 23-20
    Arkraider Raiders 27-13
    Beach Raiders 24-16.
    boss01 Raiders 23–20/OT
    c2e Raiders 23-16
    Captain Skuttlebut Raiders 41-3
    Chris In NY Raiders 31-13
    Chuck Raiders 31-6
    Dakota Raiders 16-9
    DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL Raiders 48-10
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    DJ Johnny Raiders 28-7
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    elraidmanhattan Raiders 31-10
    EMRaiders Raiders 23-17
    ENGLANDRAIDER Raiders 20-17
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    Mantus Raiders 27-13
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    MistaBrown Raiders 24-10
    MR Raiders 24-13
    No Mas Diamante Raiders 23-9
    NYCRaider Raiders 27-17
    0ak R8rs Raiders 16-14
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    Waxxo Raiders 27-20
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    willy Raiders 26-7
    ZoOlaNdEr Jags 41-13
    Zymurge Jags 17-13

    SHORT BUS RIDERS

    909RaiderLifer Raiders 31-10
    Cervantes74 Raiders 27-13
    HaM n SWiSs Raiders 6-5
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    Raider Mayne Raiders 31-13
    RaidingTexas Raiders 31-10
    raiderlization Raiders 35-17
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    STOMPER Jags 34-13

    This is the official thread accept no substitutes

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Again, (and again) here is the format:

    Your name (space) Winning team (space) final score

    ie:

    PlunkforHOF Raiders 35-9

    You don’t have to plug into the list, but if you type it that way it makes it much easier to do this list.

    Picking the Jags won’t get you on the retard bus, but wrong format will from now on.

  • jesusraiderjim

    The “key to the game” today will be to get DMAC in space. LOL

    Just sayin. That has been the key to every game he has been in the last few years, come on DMAC let’s go son!

  • PlunkforHOF

    jesusraiderjim Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 9:13 am
    PlunkforHOF Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 7:59 am
    What happened there?
    *****************************************

    IDK but do it again and YOU may end up on your own “Short Bus” LMAO!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    lol

  • romania

    I can see it now! DMAC running like an enraged motor car! oops trips on that nasty infield!

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    hwnrdr Says:
    Good Morning Nation!!! It’s game time in Oakland!!! Dammitt and I am at work :)
    =====================================

    Good morning, hwnrdr.

  • romania

    hwnrdr, you are an inspiration to us all. Now back to work!

  • realtruraider

    Romania Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 9:21 am
    I can see it now! DMAC running like an enraged motor car! oops trips on that nasty infield!

    ——————————————

    What is this 2009 or something………..

  • Golden Haired Hero

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    Ending Carson Palmer’s season today probably won’t help Suh’s reputation.
    =============================================

    Not happening, bru.
    Give it a rest.

  • RaiderIN.260

    Did I read Jags would be w/out their starting corners today? If so do we get a 100yd. receiver today?
    No.Seriously….Streater, Moore, or…Reece maybe??

  • PlunkforHOF

    My tickets for today, 2 parlays, I try to do and early game ticket and an afternoon/Sun night/MNF ticket so I still have action if I blow the early games.

    Phi/SD un 54.5, Colts -3.5, ATL -6.5, BTL -6.5, Buff +2.5

    then

    NO -3.5, OAK -6.5, CIN -7.5 DET -1.5 SF +2.5 CIN/PIT un 41.5

  • SaintKaufman

    SaintKaufman Raiders 27-16

  • Just Fire Baby

    Best way was to place a parlay on the morning games, with the last leg the ML favorite of the Sunday night.

    Hit all the morning games, go bet on the dog at night with the points, and hope you middle.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I got Colts at -3, +110

  • SaintKaufman

    What site do you use JFB?

  • Marks hair

    gameday muthafukás… Let’s go Raiders!!

  • hwnrdr

    860.romania Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 9:23 am
    hwnrdr, you are an inspiration to us all. Now back to work!

    LOL

  • Just Fire Baby

    My wife is at the Mandalay right now, lol.

    Used to use betonsports and sportsinteraction, but they aren’t any good any more.

    They will take your money, getting it back is another story……

  • RAIDERMAN99

    I blame my editor (wife).

    She should have looked down and said,” no he isn’t taking the Chiefs, I should call and double-check that.”

    No dice
    ======================================
    Women.

    JFB, thanks for the Yom Kippur good wishes the other day.

    I’m such a lousy Jew, I didn’t even know it was Yom Kippur.

    Saw one poster lamenting the ‘Jewish influence’ and another poster using the Kike word the same day.

    Makes me appreciate people like you all the more.

    Thanks bud.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Marks hair Says:
    gameday muthafukás… Let’s go Raiders!!
    ===========================================

    Always figured you for a closet fan.
    Let’s go Raiders!!

  • SaintKaufman

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 9:33 am

    My wife is at the Mandalay right now, lol.

    Used to use betonsports and sportsinteraction, but they aren’t any good any more.

    They will take your money, getting it back is another story……

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    That’s been my experience, is why I stopped.
    My wife at Mandalay, by herself, with money, hell no!

  • hwnrdr

    That’s been my experience, is why I stopped.
    My wife at Mandalay, by herself, with money, hell no!

    Haha! Yup!

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    …Saw one poster lamenting the ‘Jewish influence’ and another poster using the Kike word the same day.

    ===========================================

    Miss Tick has used the ‘Jewish influence’ or something similar often.
    The latter is offensive.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Always advise against betting parlays, but if you must, then it’s certainly wise to have the back end of your parlay going on Sunday or Monday night.

    Gives you the option of hedging or possibly middling.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I was supposed to be with her for the fight this weekend, but had a plan of mine go out to bid last week and I couldn’t leave.

    She was at the Mandalay Grand Garden Arena for a closed circuit, open-bar, VIP showing of the fight last night.

    And I watched it on my couch with my dog, lol.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I’m such a lousy Jew, I didn’t even know it was Yom Kippur.

    ****************************

    No matter how bad, I am sure you aren’t as bad as Ryan Braun.

    Fck that guy

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Wasn’t Mistic, and I’ve never seen him use it.

  • Plunketthead

    Has anyone predicted Jennings to bust 100 yards against his old team?

    That’s my plunkdiction today, that and Jano finds a way to tackle Scobee

  • SaintKaufman

    JFB,
    Wife 1A, dog 1B.

    And remember, to your dog you guys WERE sitting in the VIP area.

    I’m gonna go let my dog in!

    Have fun today fellas!
    Go Raiders!!

  • realtruraider

    @VicTafur @MikeSilver @ChrisHansenNFL @Jerrymcd Have you guys seen this clip of Trask? Not fan of McKenzie it seems.
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bfyEqNvCTOc&feature=youtu.be&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DbfyEqNvCTOc%26feature%3Dyoutu.be

    ———————————————-

    Trask doesn’t sound like much of a Reggie fan eh

  • jesusraiderjim

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 9:19 am
    That tattoo league FF piece on ESPN was fkn hilarious.
    ****************************************************

    Yeah, F that though.

    Justin Bieber tattoo. slit my throat first!!

  • PlunkforHOF

    OFFICIAL SEMI PREDICTION THREAD
    #1Winner – Gdog

    24 Raiders 34-12
    303Raider Raiders 21-14
    aig-raiders Raiders 24-14
    Alex7 Jaguars 23-20
    Arkraider Raiders 27-13
    Beach Raiders 24-16.
    boss01 Raiders 23–20/OT
    c2e Raiders 23-16
    Captain Skuttlebut Raiders 41-3
    Chris In NY Raiders 31-13
    Chuck Raiders 31-6
    Dakota Raiders 16-9
    DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL Raiders 48-10
    DmfK13 Raiders 22-16
    DJ Johnny Raiders 28-7
    eastoaklandraider Raiders 27-10
    ElkGRaider Raiders 27-17
    elraidmanhattan Raiders 31-10
    EMRaiders Raiders 23-17
    ENGLANDRAIDER Raiders 20-17
    E Reptile Dysfunction Raiders 38-9
    fingers Raiders 24-13
    Follow the B@uceman Raiders 27-16
    Gdog Raiders 20-6
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    Grrrrrrr Raiders 24-17
    hendu Raiders 20-13
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    J Hill Raiders 23-13
    JLofty Raiders 31-17
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    JONTRAIN Raiders 27-13
    Jumpnjiminy Raiders 24-17
    Just Fire Baby Raiders 16-14
    Kirk Raiders 21-14
    Lefty12 Raiders 23-14
    Lopez Raiders 24-13
    Lowdown_in_Beijing Raiders 30-13
    LTR Raiders 27-20
    MachoManRandySavage Raiders 24-13
    Mahlhavoc Raiders 34-13
    Mantus Raiders 27-13
    MEX_GHOST Raiders 27-13
    Miamiraider78 Raiders 28-14
    MistaBrown Raiders 24-10
    MR Raiders 24-13
    No Mas Diamante Raiders 23-9
    NYCRaider Raiders 27-17
    0ak R8rs Raiders 16-14
    oklahomaRaider18 Raiders 23-10
    Plunketthead Raiders 47-3
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    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Raiders 34-14
    Qodrn1 Raiders 21-20
    Que Raiders 28-14
    r8eray Raiders 28-13
    Raider Dawg Raiders 23-17
    Raiderfusion Raiders 28-10
    RaiderIn.260 Raiders 34-13
    Raiderjambo Raiders 31-3
    Raiderjhawk Raiders 30-6
    raiderkoolaid Raiders 27-10
    RAIDERMAN99 Raiders 17-16
    Raider O Raiders 23-13
    RaiderRetribution Raiders 28–0
    RaiderRockstar Raiders 31-13
    RaiderFanMikeP Raiders 30–17
    Raidersfan727 Raiders 24-16
    Raidersince87 Raiders 27-17
    Raidertalk Raiders 17-14
    RaidingTexas Raiders 30-10
    Reggie Fangaz Raiders 28-0
    Relentless Raiders 30-17
    RnoRaiderFan Raiders 38-17
    Romania Raiders 27-10
    ROASTBEEFRAIDER707 Raiders 24-7
    rudegruden Raiders 27-13
    SaintKaufman Raiders 27-16
    SilverNBlackPA Raiders 34–16
    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Raiders 35-7
    SnBG Raiders 17-10
    Spiff Raiders Raiders 27-9
    SR Raider Raiders 28-10
    Taiwan Raiders 27-13
    TheBigBanana Raiders 34-17
    TheFamousDrRobert Raiders 10-9
    Theghostronin79 Raiders 20-17
    troll hunter Raiders 17-13
    truepain Raiders 42-17
    Waxxo Raiders 27-20
    Whothefücknows Raiders 31-17
    willy Raiders 26-7
    ZoOlaNdEr Jags 41-13
    Zymurge Jags 17-13

    SHORT BUS RIDERS

    909RaiderLifer Raiders 31-10
    Cervantes74 Raiders 27-13
    HaM n SWiSs Raiders 6-5
    kidseven Raiders 17-10
    M.Shorter Raiders 31-3
    r8dercain Raiders 31-10
    Raider Mayne Raiders 31-13
    RaidingTexas Raiders 31-10
    raiderlization Raiders 35-17
    rediaR Raiders 16-13
    Star Saturation Crumb Raiders 61-2
    STOMPER Jags 34-13

    This is the official thread accept no substitutes

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Again, (and again) here is the format:

    Your name (space) Winning team (space) final score

    ie:

    PlunkforHOF Raiders 35-9

    You don’t have to plug into the list, but if you type it that way it makes it much easier to do this list.

    Picking the Jags won’t get you on the retard bus, but wrong format will from now on.

  • Plunketthead

    She was at the Mandalay Grand Garden Arena for a closed circuit, open-bar, VIP showing of the fight last night.
    *****************

    You have some great juice

  • jesusraiderjim

    @JFB

    I tried to post and give you my opinion on Louisville game.

    Could not log on hope you changed your mind.

  • realtruraider

    Realtruraider RAIDERS 27-13

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I got 8-10 btchs just standing in line

    And, ain’t a day pass

    I don’t kick 4-5 of em in their no good assz.

  • jesusraiderjim

    @KollKell

    You guys at the “FAKE” airport?

    J?K KK Go Raiders.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    GO RAIDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    RAIDERS UBER ALLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    Wasn’t Mistic, and I’ve never seen him use it.
    ================================================

    I should emulate you and avoid reading his missives.

  • 24

    Plunketthead – Janikowski tackling Scobee – Bwahaha

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Never understood why people get so excited about Money’s fights.

    I appreciate the technical aspect of boxing and recognize that FM is great – but his fights are generally snoozers.

    Honestly, would rather watch a guy like Arturo Gatti, who wasn’t 1/10th the fighter Money is, any day of the week.

    Certainly would never pay to watch one of FM’s bouts.

    Casinos here in Reno all seem to show them casino wide now.

    Definitely gets people in the joint.

    Atlantis was packed last night. Tons of Mexicans backing Alvarez. They bet Money down to less than -250.

    Book must have had a very nice day yesterday.

    Bama went from 7 to 9, and alot of anti-Floyd action.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I swam across muddy rivers

    And ain’t never got wet.

    Mountains have fell on me, and I ain’t dead yet.

    I rode across the Oceans, on the head of my dik.

    Ate 9 tons of catschit, and ain’t never got sick.

    They call me KoolKell

    The ladies heart from burning hell.

  • 24

    That Amy Trask is a sharp woman. She still bleeds Silver & Black. She can’t stop talking about us. Too bad they all couldn’t work together but I think she was too powerful for those guys and she needed to go. She’s not one to hold back what she thinks.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    We need the OL to improve on last weeks performance.

  • 24

    ENGLANDRAIDER – I think you could say that about the whole team in general. If we can improve at every area of this team as a whole throughout the season, something like 8-8 isn’t so far fetched. Beating the Broncos will be tough though.

  • 24

    Dam you Menelik…

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I had a job in Africa

    Kickin Lions in the azz to stay in shape.

    I got run out of South America for fkin Steers.

    Fked a she Elephant till she broke down in tears.