Darren McFadden is very excited about the Raiders’ offense

Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden told the San Francisco Chronicle that he’s excited about the offense they’re implementing for 2013.

“This is very exciting for me,” McFadden said. “I am the type of guy who likes to go downhill, make a cut and go; that’s my thing. We’ll mix it up like we used to, and get some zones in there, but for the most part, I will be keeping my shoulders toward the line of scrimmage.”

McFadden admits that the Raiders’ zone-blocking scheme didn’t work last season.

“I looked forward to trying it, but no, it didn’t work,” McFadden said. “Sometimes it’s hard to say that you can’t do something, but as an offense we couldn’t … so now we’re back to trying something else.”

The best thing for McFadden and the Raiders is to give him the ball and let him do his thing.