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  1. Raideraholic

    Sam, Quincy, Bilal

    That's just silly. Jets have their Qb, and it just takes time . Anyone who thought a rookie Qb wasn't going to go through growing pains , weren't being honest with themselves.
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    Khalil Mack couldn't protect a 20-0 lead.

    Only way the Raiders come out ahead is if Arden Key, Pj Hall,Maurice Hurst , and Fadol Brown become the pass rushers the Raiders think they can become. Raiders without a doubt traded away their best player on their team, but I expect the defense to improve because Paul Guenther is the best DC they have had in a long time. It's a shame K Mack never had a chance to play for him, and they really didn't get anything back that can help them this year.
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    Khalil Mack couldn't protect a 20-0 lead.

    I'm surprised K Mack looked as great as he did missing all offseason, and training camp. Just came in a few days before the season started. His conditioning was pretty good for someone who been out that long. I'm stoked the Bears lost( give me top five pick in 2019 draft) , and I'm still alive in my suicide pool.( had the packers yesterday).
  4. Raiders defensive coordinators weren't very good the years K Mack was a Raider. ( that is a fact) . Paul Guenther is a legitimate DC who would have freed up K Mack to become without a doubt the best defender in football. ( K Mack will get much better the next couple of years- still has a lot room for improvement. Case in point you take K Mack rookie year versus Arden Key now. Key has a lot more pass rushing moves than Mack had his rookie year. K Mack needs to incorporate more of his pass rushing moves, than rely just on power. ( more time goes on he will understand this).
  5. That's just silly . k Mack is one of the best players on defense in this league . ( he doesn't take a back seat to any of those players) Those other players you mention just had better pieces around them . Football still a team game, and not just how great an indivisible is. ( 11 guys are on defense). Why it was a shame K Mack never got to play with the youngsters the Raiders brought in this year. Just would have freed him up to have a real special year. Sucks that they traded him without getting anything to help the 2018 team out .
  6. K Johnson was a legend in his own mind.( he wasn't Tampabay down fall, it was Gruden inability to draft a young Qb) . Sure probably the Raiders will never draft a talent like K Mack ( once in a lifetime talent) . One player doesn't make a defense , and you have to see the defense the Raiders eventually put out there. Will the defense be great with more parts ( ability to pay a lot more guys)than having one superstar defensive player getting Qb money . ( going to effect your ability to keep a lot of guys around him on defense.
  7. The rumor is the Jets did outbid the Bears. They just weren't trading him to Afc team.
  8. The one saving grace for the Raiders is that Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther ( has total control over the defense) . He will draft the players on defense that fit his defense. Case in point see the players the Raiders drafted on defense this year.( DT Pj Hall, De Arden Key,DT Maurice Hurst , and CB Nick Nelson) . Gruden will pick the players on offense. ( thank God they have their Qb because he's terrible drafting Qb's). D James play made me sick today, and wasn't a surprise what K Mack is doing tonight.( just felt like a kick in the balls).
  9. The Raiders weren't ever going to trade K Mack to an Afc team- especially the Jets. It was pure fantasy he was ever going to be a Jet.
  10. No Reggie Mckenize ( who Gruden will blame) will take the fall no matter what happens with that trade.
  11. Raideraholic

    Mack traded to Bears

    What that tells you the Raiders are expecting the 2019 draft to be stronger than the 2020 draft.
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    Mack traded to Bears

    J Gruden speciality is offense. Do you really think he cares about defense . If the Raiders signed Mack to that extension , you could kiss Amari Cooper gone.,. A Cooper is easily a 1,500 yard receiver this season. Raiders defense will be so much better this year than the 2017 version. ( even without their best player ) . Way better defensive coordinator . It's a shame we never got to see k Mack play in this new defense. she could easily put up 20 sacks this year. Arden Key winning D -ROY this year will go a long way in getting over this Mack trade.
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    Mack traded to Bears

    That isn't the case the Raiders were going to sign him but he wanted more than they could offer at the time.( Raiders were up against salary cap , and could only offer so much). They contacted him about a week ago ( second time). Let's see what happens now they cleared a lot of salary space. As long as the Raiders let Paul Gunther pick the players for his defense . ( he knows exactly what he's looking for ). He had to have a big hand in the defensive players the Raiders drafted this year.
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    Mack traded to Bears

    That has to be the dumbest statement ever. D Carr gets to work before J Gruden arrives. J Gruden says he never had a Qb pick up his offense faster than Carr has.( that doesn't happen without putting a lot of work in). A Qb in Gruden offense has so much on his plate , very complex offense that has so much motion, and where Qb has a lot of audible options. The Raiders protect Derek Carr he's going to put up monster numbers in Gruden's offense. ( by far the best Qb j Gruden has ever had in his career)
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    Mack traded to Bears

    Raiders will win more games in 2018 than the Jets. Only position you might say the Jets are better than the Raiders is in the secondary.( will that be the case by the start of the season- With the money Raiders saved trading Mack I expect CB B Breeland to sign with the Raiders. ( had him in twice already) Also even without K Mack , the Raiders are going to generate a pass rush( pass rush will always help a secondary out. See the Jet's secondary all preseason was exposed bigtime without any pressure. Also Paul Guenther ( Raiders DC). Scheme is so good on defense that the Raiders defense will be better than the Jets this year.
  16. Raideraholic

    Mack traded to Bears

    Easy their secondary wasn't that good, and they couldn't generate a pass rush from the interior. Not to mention their DC wasn't very good . ( For all purpose Jack Delrio was the DC) A lot of blown coverages that you shouldn't see from a professional defense.
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    Mack traded to Bears

    K Mack was worth every penny he's going to get- can and will get much better as a player. ( still just scratching the surface . I would have signed him for his asking price, and built my defense around him. No way the Raiders get anyone close to K Mack with either of those first rounders. Hopefully they give Raiders DC Paul Guenther the say who he wants with that first round draft choice.( did a great job with defense lineman they drafted this year) . I would have loved to see what K Mack could do with a real DC.
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    Mack traded to Bears

    Lincoln kennedy said Raiders were willing to pay K Mack 20 million per year, he wanted 23 . That extra 12-15 lifetime of contract is a big deal.( can mean losing a top player down the road) Very risky move, but the Raiders love the three young defense lineman they drafted this year. ( Pj Hall, Arden Key , and M Hurst- who all showed ability to get to the Qb. By freeing up 13.8 million I expect them to be able to sign B Breeland.( Raiders had him in a couple times already, but didn't have the money to sign him) .
  19. Raideraholic

    Mack traded to Bears

    Wow J Gruden better hit on those draft picks because the Raiders fan base will turn on him real quick if this doesn't work out. I expect the Raiders to sign CB B Breeland with the money they now have trading K Mack.
  20. Here was someone on the Raiderboard what his sources he heard about Khalil Mack situation - take them for what they are worth. (hopefully more reliable than CNN sources .) Mack, as I've heard it There has been so much flying around about Mack lately I just wanted to pass along what I've been told. First and foremost the Raiders and Mack's agent have been in contact and have had discussions regarding Mack's hold out and contract. The Raiders have made it clear to Mack and his agent that they will not dive into deep negotiations while Mack is holding out. This is a team/orgnization policy and applies to all players. Second the reason Mack's holding out is he and his agents viewed the Raiders initial offer as inadequate and decided to take the hold out path and not expose Mack to injury. Mack not reporting is the crux of the issue at this point holding up serious negotiations of his extension. Again, the Raiders stance is no matter who the player is they will not seriously negotiate with any player who is holding out. Third every player acquisition/extension has to go through Gruden unless Davis steps in. McKenzie's job is to negotiate the deal and Gruden has to sign off on all deals unless Davis steps in. There has been talk recently of Davis doing just that as the Mack hold out is ruffling a lot of feathers but up to this point it's status quo. Once Mack reports the Raiders will negotiate in good faith with Mack's agents. Fourth the Raiders have received multiple inquiries regarding Mack from other teams. At no point have the Raiders put a price tag on what it will take to pry him away from the Raiders. Any reports to the contrary are inaccurate. What the Raiders have told teams that are interested in Mack is that it will take a kings ransom for them to relinquish Mack's rights as they essentially control Mack until he's 30 if they so choose. The short answer regarding a Mack trade, isn't happening unless a team offers up the farm for him. Last is the notion that Mack will hold out into the season. At this point Mack needs 6 games with the Raiders for this season to qualify as an accrued season under the current CBA. Everyone I've spoken to believe these "rumors" of Mack holding out into the season have been started by Mack's agent to force the Raiders into serious negotiations before Mack reports. Again they want a contract in place before Mack put's his health at risk on the field. At the end of the day Mack isn't going to leave 13+ million on the table this season. He could hold out into the season but then he would be hurting his own value as teams would be leary of pursuing a player who would be willing to miss games that count in order to get what they want. In short, Mack's walking a very fine line but everyone I've talked to believe he will report before the season starts and everyone I've talked to say the Raiders do not intend on trading Mack any time soon. Further more nearly everyone I've talked to say the Raiders, including Gruden, intend on negotiating and signing Mack to a long term extension at some point once he reports. Take it as you will but that's what I've heard.
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    Even the Cowboys offense line isn't without question marks. Their center Travis Feredick is out ( diagnosed with some kind of illness , that could keep him out for awhile ) and they start a rookie at Lg. I don't think there is a team in the NFL right now without questions on the offense line. The thing is if you can get away with having just one problem on the offense line , but if you have many more problems it's a lot harder to hide those weaknesses.
  22. No he’s not. A Cooper is 6’1 224 now( great route runner) , he will put up 1,500 yards this year .( play fantasy football - pick him up-,thank me later). With Jordy Nelson and M Bryant outside he will do a lot of damage from the slot. Raiders will move all their Wr around. ( they all can play inside and outside.
  23. Amari Cooper will be on the fifth year deal with the same agent as K Mack representing him. ( he will cost some coin). Wr M Bryant one strike away from permanent suspension- dropping his price it will cost to re-sign . Free agent cbR Melvin sign one year deal- how well he does will determine his price. De/ Dt Mario Edwards Jr- might not even make this year roster, but if he does won’t be back .( too much rookie and second year players on the defense line. Raiders offenseline is all locked up. That’s pretty much all the players they have to re-sign.
  24. It doesn't matter what you think. The Raiders have a top talent at premier position- pass rusher .( in prime of his career- at the second most important position only behind Qb) . Gruden would get killed by the fan base if he let K Mack go for anything less than two number ones .( never going to happen unless the Raiders used up all their options-used the franchise tag for two years , that they couldn't franchise tag him again. K Mack is under contract , team are either serious about acquiring , or they aren't . The price is set ( what it will cost to acquire). The Jets must decide if they want to pay that price, but it's pure fantasy if you think they can get him for less. Raiders don't have to trade K Mack, and their isn't anything he can do for three years about it. After three years time - the situation changes , and K Mack has all the power.( only problem he now almost thirty ).

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