Run DMc Is In The House (of Thrills!)
1st round pick Darren McFadden signed a 6 year, $60M contract with $26M in guarantees last night. Amazingly, it took a mere 2 days to negotiate the contract.
When reading various articles about McFadden, reports about mini camp, and watching interviews with the young 20 year old phenom, one thing has really stood out for me. McFadden gets "it".
He is passionate about his craft, humble about his unique abilities, and grateful for this opportunity to play a game for mega bucks. Besides being a big play threat and game changer, McFadden's versatility as a runner, receiver, and return man will add an exciting new dimension to the Raider's offense.
Here are a few excerpts from McFadden's press conference today:
Q: What did Mr. Davis say to you when you signed?
Darren McFadden: He just told me that he was very happy to have me here and that he is looking forward to seeing me in a Raiders uniform.
Q: The Raiders organization has a lot of history and tradition. How does it feel to put on the Silver and Black?
Darren McFadden: It’s a great feeling to join this organization and the fans are very passionate. It’s kind of like playing in the SEC because they have great fans, it is something that I am looking forward to. It’s been a long time that a running back from Arkansas has been in a Raiders uniform and I'm going to try to make history.
Q: How do you as a rookie conduct yourself in the locker room?
Darren McFadden: I just go out there and be very humble about it. I’m not the type of person who is going to go in there with a big head and be bragging or anything like that. That’s one thing that has helped me out a lot, being a humble person. I feel like my whole team has embraced me.
Welcome to the House of Thrills #20!