Oakland Raiders: Getting Even More Out of Darren McFadden in the 2011 NFL Season

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Oakland Raiders: Getting Even More Out of Darren McFadden in the 2011 NFL Season
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Darren McFadden stands poised to have a great 2011 season

Darren McFadden finally started to show the flashes of greatness Oakland Raider fans expected from him when he was drafted by Al Davis fourth overall in the 2008 NFL draft.

"D-Mac's" first two seasons were marred by subpar performances due to many contributing factors.

Injuries, poor talent around him, horrific quarterback play and an unfamiliar zone blocking scheme were just some of the factors that led to McFadden's perceived failures.

When Hue Jackson took over the Raider offense, he brought back the power blocking scheme in which McFadden is much more experienced.

The results were the second most prolific rushing attack in the NFL and D-Mac finishing fourth in the league in total yards from scrimmage.

So, how can Jackson, McFadden and new offensive coordinator Al Saunders get even more from this electrifying running back?

There are many ways to bring out the very best in the two-time Heisman runner-up and Doak Walker Award winner. This article will explore only a few of them.

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