McFadden frustrated with self, play call

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McFadden frustrated with self, play call

ALAMEDA -- It was as out-of-character an outburst as it was demonstrative.

Darren McFadden, who no doubt has had a frustrating season, jumped up out of the pile, ripped his helmet off, screamed a few choice words to no one in particular and stormed off the field before plopping himself onto the Raiders bench. He was later approached and calmed down by fullback Marcel Reece and running backs coach Kelly Skipper.

McFadden had just been dropped for a two-yard loss on third-and-1 from the Kansas City 30-yard line with about 11 minutes to play in the second quarter Sunday.

"It was just one of those things (where) emotions got a hold of me," McFadden admitted to reporters Wednesday. "Third-and-one, you want to get the first down as a running back."

Instead, the Raiders settled for a 50-yard field goal from Sebastian Janikowski and a 6-0 lead in a game the Raiders would eventually win, 15-0.

Plus, it turns out McFadden was upset about more than getting stuffed on the run; he did not particularly like the play call of running a sweep on such a short yardage situation.

"I'd rather just go straight ahead on a third-and-one call," McFadden said.

Then again, McFadden has always been better at creating in space, rather than between the tackles, no? McFadden still ended up rushing for a game-high 110 yards, on 30 carries.

After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

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After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.

"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.

Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August. 

"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.

Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans. 

Father of Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie passes away

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Father of Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie passes away

Raider Nation is grieving on Monday.

The father of general manager Reggie McKenzie passed away recently, and the franchise issued the following statement:

"The Raiders family is saddened by the passing of Sam McKenzie Jr., father of Reggie and Raleigh McKenzie. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Raider Nation are with the McKenzie family."

No additional information is known at this time.