Raiders RB Darren Mcfadden has only four runs of 20 or more yards in 22 NFL games and they all came in the same game _ a 21-carry, 164-yard effort in Week 2 against Kansas City that included his longest run, a 50-yarder. McFadden’s longest run from scrimmage this season is 15 yards against Denver in Week 3.
“This is the NFL. I think your ability to have people miss at that level is much different than this level,” Raiders coach Tom Cable said. “People are surer tacklers and it’s just a matter of getting into space and creating it.”
Cable thinks McFadden’s big runs from scrimmage have been held back in part because of his troubles with injuries, turf toe last season and arthroscopic knee surgery for a torn meniscus this year.
“He’s been in for three, maybe four games at most and then back out for a month,” Cable said. “I think just the consistency of being healthy and being able to feel it and stay in there.”