Who Will Get The Lion’s Share Of The Carries?

August 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This off-season featured the Raiders releasing fan favorite and former 1000 yard rusher Justin Fargas. Fargas earned the job with hard nosed running despite a lack of size and breakaway speed. In the past three years Fargas has accumulated over 2300 yards on the ground despite the Raiders running back by committee approach.
Where will the nearly 800 additional rushing yards come from this season?
The logical answer is that Michael Bush and Darren McFadden will split those yards right down the middle. McFadden was the apple of Al Davis' eye three years ago he certainly hoped to see the second coming of Adrian Peterson.
Despite his rumored character flaws, the Raiders gambled on the versatile McFadden to be their newest home run hitter. His character has been the least of their concerns. To his credit, by NFL standards McFadden has been a saint.
The only real comparison to Adrian Peterson has been in terms of ball control. Darren McFadden had thr...

Read Complete Article at Bleacher Report - NFL
Article is property of BleacherReport.com

readers comments