Cable wants more touches for McFadden

Oakland Tribune - [Full Article]

Raiders coach Tom Cable spent part of his summer vacation breaking down video of his offense last year, and one thing jumped out at him: He can't have running back Darren Mcfadden on the field often enough.
"He's a real key for us," Cable said of Oakland's top draft pick in 2008. "When you look at us when we used him many ways, not just as a runner, but many ways, we were much, much better offensively. So (the goal is) to expand on that role and make him a key part of what we're trying to do."
McFadden rushed for 499 yards and recorded 285 receiving yards. However, he touched the ball an average of only 11 times per game.
To that end, Cable said, he is working on getting McFadden on the field as the primary back, in two-back sets and even as a wide receiver.
McFadden said he is game for whatever Cable throws his way this season, especially now that he has healed from the turf-toe and shoulder injuries that plagued him most of last season.
"If I stay healthy, and I'm going to try to stay healthy, I'm looking forward to seeing how much more they want to put me out there," McFadden said.
"But you're going to see a lot more this year."

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