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Burden is on McFadden, Russell to resurrect Raiders

The Raiders need Darren McFadden and JaMarcus Russell to lead them out of the AFC West gutter, Bill Williamson writes.

Originally Published: June 10, 2008
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Darren McFadden has been studying Oakland Raiders history since he was drafted.

He has learned about the franchise's great players and teams of the past. He also knows the current state of the franchise. It's nowhere near what the Raiders of yesteryear were like.

The rookie thinks he has a solution for the moribund organization that has registered an NFL-low 19 wins the past five seasons. Indeed, the playmaking tailback from Arkansas thinks he knows ...

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