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.

A's, Raiders team up to raise money for those affected by Oakland fire

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ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have teamed up with the Oakland A’s to aid those affected by Friday’s Oakland warehouse fire. The Raiders have pledged to match up to $30,000 in contributions through the YouCaring.com page established by the A’s. 
 
The Raiders will also observe a moment of silence in recognition of the victims and their families prior to tomorrow’s game against the Buffalo Bills at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
 
To join the A’s and Raiders in making a donation, please visit: https://www.youcaring.com/oaklandfirevictimsfrom130531staveinoakland-706680#mlb-oakland

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