Coach Dennis Allen said this week that the fact that RB Darren McFadden is going back to a system in which he excelled in will help him.
“(McFadden’s) most effective years have been in a downhill, power scheme,” Allen said this week at the NFL owners meetings “That's why Greg Olson and Tony Sparano are here."
McFadden should bounce back this season as the team moves back to a power scheme. Last year was a case of the Raiders trying to fix something that wasn't broken. McFadden averaged 122 total yards and 0.75 TDs in 20 games in 2010 and 2011.