Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 12/2/12
  Darren McFadden was drafted by the Oakland Raider with the 4th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. The Raiders signed McFadden to a six-year, $60.1 million contract which included $26 million in guarantees.  To say that he's been a dangerous running back when healthy would be an understatement, but he hasn't been the ultra productive running back the Raiders thought they were getting due to injuries. However, McFadden hasn't played in all 16 games in any of his first 4 seasons. He knows that the overall opinion is that he's injury prone, or "soft." McFadden could be back in action today, something important to him. As the Oakland Raiders are playing out the string, McFadden has something to prove trying to repair his image for the future. McFadden spoke to 95.7 The Game in San Francisco with The Wheelhouse "It’s very frustrating for me. Like you said, I know when I’m on the field, I know what I can do out there. So it’s something that, with everything else people say on the outside, I just try to block it out and put it in the back of my head. People say you’re injury-prone, I know I probably have that tag on me now, but, you know, once I’m out there playing ball, once I have the ball in my hand, I’m going hard. I’m not just on the sideline, away from the ball, getting hurt." "Just trying to stay on top of my game mentally, just being in the meetings, being there, making sure I know everything. If one of the other guys has a question, just try to help them out with it. Just being there and being sharp mentally." "Right now me and the trainers are just going day-by-day … and we’ll just see how I progress as the week goes on." "If I come back, I’m ready for a full load. There’s no easing back into it or anything. That’s what practice is for, to try to ease into it. Once the game time comes, it’s full go if I’m able to go."
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