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Darren McFadden to miss Week 9 against Broncos?

Posted on: November 2, 2011 2:48 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Darren McFadden hasn't played since the Raiders first offensive series in their Week 7 loss to Kansas City. And he hasn't practiced since then either, although we've seen him in a walking boot and on crutches.

That includes Wednesday when McFadden, as noted by our Raiders Rapid Reporter Eric Gilmore, sat out practice. And there's some belief that McFadden won't be back for Sunday's game against Denver either.

"Looking more and more like Raiders intend on resting RB Darren McFadden for Broncos game and hoping he returns healthy for Chargers game," Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times tweeted Wednesday afternoon.

From a perspective of effectively maximizing McFadden's health, this makes a lot of sense.

The Raiders aren't a lock to beat the Broncos Sunday -- although most of our NFL experts picked them to win this week anyway -- but they certainly need McFadden more against San Diego than they do against Denver.

Michael Bush is a capable backup and a bruising, physical runner, and if Oakland can get out to a lead early, he should see plenty of work for the Raiders on Sunday.

Obviously the most important thing for the Raiders is getting their star running back fully healthy before bringing him back out on the field. If the timeline for that happens to coincide nicely with their strength of schedule, well, that's just gravy.

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Comments

Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2011 11:47 pm
 

Darren McFadden to miss Week 9 against Broncos?

Not to be a troll, but Michael Bush had over 100 yards against the Chargers....cant talk bad about him now



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 11:49 am
 

Darren McFadden to miss Week 9 against Broncos?

Statistics are made up 52.67% of he time.



Since: Oct 25, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 10:12 am
 

Darren McFadden to miss Week 9 against Broncos?

Not to  worry.You have the Bengals 2005 offense to carry the load.Should be a easy win with or without him.Really need him back after this week.



Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: November 3, 2011 7:08 am
 

Darren McFadden to miss Week 9 against Broncos?

Jones and Bush will handle the work load fine this week against Denver. Let Run DMC rest till S.D..




Since: Dec 31, 2009
Posted on: November 3, 2011 12:23 am
 

Darren McFadden to miss Week 9 against Broncos?

GO HOGS GO!!!!!!



Since: Mar 9, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 12:03 am
 

Darren McFadden to miss Week 9 against Broncos?

oh my uncle told me Jones is an rb, my bad. So it does it confirm that they he will get some touches behind Michael Bush?



Since: Mar 23, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 12:00 am
 

Darren McFadden to miss Week 9 against Broncos?

Bro he had his foot broken in a bar fight during the offseason after his freshman year while trying to protect his brother outside a bar in Little Rock.  Humorously enough, he finished second in the Heisman balloting while playing on a non 100% foot.  That foot, even though he finished 2nd, not once, but twice, bothered him during his last 2 years.  But I'm definitely ready to get DMac back as well.  He was having such a great start to a Pro Bowl campaign.  Hope he gets back soon.  Go Hogs!!



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: November 2, 2011 10:30 pm
 

Darren McFadden to miss Week 9 against Broncos?

By the way please dont sleep on Taiwan Jones....that man is a blur and house one if he gets a opening



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: November 2, 2011 10:29 pm
 

Darren McFadden to miss Week 9 against Broncos?

Rob Ive been watching this man since he was at Louisville, I dont need to look at stats to tell that Michael Bush is real. Give this man 25  carries he will give you 100 yards...hes 240 lbs n he will wear on defenses....look at his game against tampa a while back n tell me this man cant run....who uses spreadsheets for sports information anyway genius



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: November 2, 2011 9:38 pm
 

Darren McFadden to miss Week 9 against Broncos?

Oi!!! The guy doesn't get hurt ONCE in high school or college, and now we can't keep him on the field.

Sucks. Your timing sucks, D-Mac. I'm sure you're even more upset about it than we all are, though, so just come back ASAP dude.


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