Darren McFadden RB OAK Nov 19 '1211 Comments

Raiders coach Dennis Allen stated Monday that he's "hopeful" Darren McFadden (ankle) will return for Week 12 against the Bengals.

The Raiders have been noncommittal throughout the past two weeks on McFadden's game-day statuses. He has not played. Allen was vague again on Monday, and we wouldn't be optimistic about McFadden playing unless he returned to practice this week. Marcel Reece could easily be set up for a third straight start.

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Michakav Nov 21 '12

Even if he is ready by some miracle, he won't last long anyway.

TheOutlaws Nov 20 '12

Hopeful....? Sounds like coach speak for "Run-DMC will be lucky to return to the starting lineup by week 15".....to me. Hope I'm wrong and Run-DMC comes back strong.

Skills Nov 20 '12

I hope so too lol

propson87 Nov 20 '12

Reece played 2 games against cushy run Ds.

Ponzi Nov 20 '12

Well I guess if hes dominant against cushy run Ds then the raiders as well as myself will be in luck if they'd have to finish the season with him being that they have a cushy run d schedule the rest of the way.

Perrone96 Nov 20 '12

Please don't, Reece is better than him anyway.

RyanColeman Nov 20 '12

even though I drafted DMC in the 2nd round I have to agree. Reece has been killing it for me

leadfeet31 Nov 20 '12

I cannot believe that they do not manage his rushing attempts, he's proven all too often that he can't handle carrying the rock that many times in a game, that man breaks down. I can understand getting the ball in his hands, he has great football skills, but they should try to keep his carries around or under twenty attempts.

RaiderNation1 Nov 19 '12

DMC will milk this as long as he can. He does it EVERY year and this won't be any different. He's prob done for the year... and Reece is putting up better numbers anyway, so we should just stick with him anyway, let DMC sit with his fresh box of tampons...

Nugsmokers Nov 19 '12

Word

Khova Nov 20 '12

Yea cause he will be hurt again in two weeks and Reece has earned his playing time look at the stats