Gruden: We all Came to a Decision on Mack Together

Gruden: We all Came to a Decision on Mack Together

Gruden: We all Came to a Decision on Mack Together

The Raiders were in no mood to pay such money to their 2014 first-round draft pick (fifth overall), who is a generational talent, and the result was a shocking trade to the Chicago Bears after days of talks with other teams. The problem is, the Bears just added Mack to their already improving roster. I don't blame Gurley, or any running back, for not wanting to absorb a tackle from the University of Buffalo great. Obviously Mack is a better linebacker than Dalton and Flacco are quarterbacks - the 27-year-old is arguably the second best defensive player behind Aaron Donald - but like those two mediocre signal-callers, he is not capable of carrying a unit to competence without a lot of help, like true franchise quarterbacks are. Alongside Mack will be former Georgia stars Roquan Smith and Leonard Floyd, also Kentucky Wildcat Danny Trevathan. You can call him a pass rusher.

Oakland coach Jon Gruden tried to clear the air when he addressed his team before Monday's practice as the Raiders prepared for their season opener against the Los Angeles Rams next Monday night. "But it is what it is - it's part of the business", Carr said to ESPN's Paul Gutierrez. "So we'll see how it goes, but when he's out there, I can promise you this, when he's going, he's going to give it everything he has". I can't sugarcoat it, but what Mack does to our defense brings a whole new dynamic. We're in a good spot. It's one of those sucky things that happened. One of the reasons I'm here is because of him", said Gruden, "Unfortunatley we had a standoff with the contract and we could not come to terms. LaFell spent the past two seasons in Cincinnati and had 52 catches for 548 yards and three touchdowns in 2017. I want to be known as the best to play the game. What we're hoping with James is that we as coaches can get him to the point where he can just continue to grow each and every day in his technique.

Two pro-regime fighters killed in Damascus airport blast: monitor
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will travel to Tehran for a trilateral meeting with his Iranian and Russian counterparts on Friday. The airport has been targeted in a number of airstrikes in recent years that the government has blamed on Israel.

UEFA plans to use VAR in 2019-20 Champions League
If he can follow that up with a Champions League title then his credentials as a manager should never again be questioned. Meanwhile, former Manchester United and England midfielder David Beckham was awarded the Uefa President's award.

Donald Trump will make 'brief visit' to Ireland in November
The McCain farewell began Wednesday and Thursday in Arizona, where he and Cindy McCain raised their family. John McCain by lining the route from the Capitol to the North Phoenix Baptist Church.

If Mack keeps up at this pace, he's a Hall of Famer. And the Bears made us an offer that we thought was really unique. "We all saw it coming". Two years later, the Raiders went 12-4 with a postseason appearance as Carr, despite missing the season finale and playoff loss at Houston with a broken right leg, finished tied for third in NFL MVP voting and Mack was feted as the league's best defensive player. "We've got to have a good, solid plan with that balance of not doing too much, but pushing him to where we get him ready".

Related news