Battling a high-ankle sprain and struggling to produce in asinine formations created by axed OC Greg Knapp in 2012, the 6-foot-1, 218 pound McFadden echoed Wisniewski’s sentiment.
“It’s a downhill offense,” said McFadden, 25, who is entering the final season of a six-year deal worth $60.1 million. “That’s one of the things I like about it. I’m the type of guy I like to get going downhill, so I’m looking forward to it.”
DMC, who ran the 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds, has also caught 158 passes for 1,449 yards and five scores since debuting in Oakland.
The Silver and Black acquired quarterback Matt Flynn from the Seattle Seahawks on April 1 in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2014 and a “conditional” late-round selection in 2015.
Removed from a 4-12 finish in the AFC West, the Raiders aren’t exactly brimming with offensive talent and Flynn doesn’t possess the type of arm that can compensate for Oakland’s shortcomings.
Hence, McFadden, a finalist for the Heisman Trophy in both the 2006 and 2007 campaigns, should constantly handle the pigskin and lead the Raiders attack.by