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Revert back to a power running scheme.
We’ve seen how Darren McFadden ran in last season’s offense before getting injured (614 yards and four TDs in seven games).
With McFadden and a power blocking scheme, Oakland was leading the NFL in rushing. Couple that with a conservative passing offense led by former Oakland Raider Jason Campbell and the Raiders were 4-2 in Week 6 before a season ending injury in Week 7.
McFadden’s strength is running with his shoulders parallel with the offensive line in a power running offense. But as we've seen time and again, McFadden often gets injured and has failed to complete a season under that style of offense.
- Positives: DMC is proven in a power running scheme and was on pace for over 1200 yards and 14+ TDs last season.
- Negatives: He has never been healthy for an entire season, seems to struggle with reading and cutbacks with zone blocking.