McFadden on the block?
If any of this speculation is true, it’s beyond stupid. Darren McFadden is by far the most dynamic player that the Oakland Raiders have. And when you don’t make the playoffs in a weak division, you don’t have any room to be dropping your best players.
What is true, however, is the that the Raiders are going back to a zone blocking scheme, similar to what they had under Tom Cable. And McFadden never flourished under that scheme, instead blossoming under Hue Jackson, who catered to his strengths.
ESPN’s John Clayton thinks that McFadden could be moved since the zone blocking scheme Gregg Knapp is expected to install doesn’t suit him.
“Once the Raiders go back to a zone blocking scheme, they have to decide whether to re-sign Michael Bush or trade Darren McFadden,” Clayton tweets.
McFadden certainly would have value, although his injury history would be the A1 problem preventing the Raiders from getting a ton for him. I believe McFadden could thrive in most any system, but the dude is hurt constantly.