Jon Gruden vows to “find a way to get Khalil Mack back”

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MDS shared earlier this morning a quote from Raiders coach Jon Gruden regarding his awareness that the contract impasse with defensive end Khalil Mackmight be the toughest decision I have to figure out right now.” During the same fan event on Saturday, Gruden vowed to get it figured out.

“[W]e’re going to find a way to get Khalil Mack back,” Gruden said, via Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle. “You’ll see.”

That’s an intriguing comment for Gruden to make, given that it seems both sides currently are dug in firmly to their respective positions. So either Gruden is suggesting that the Raiders plan to bend, or he’s predicting that Mack will blink.

Regardless, the indications as of right now are that Mack and the Raiders aren’t close to an agreement, and that Mack won’t be present when training camp opens. We’ll see if Gruden makes good on his commitment to the team’s fans to get that changed.

34 responses to “Jon Gruden vows to “find a way to get Khalil Mack back”

  1. Jeez Gruden, it’s not difficult! Give him the same contract you received, after all he is worth a hell of a lot more than you will ever be. Oh that’s right, it might not be enough.

  2. Mack is a great player and the Raiders D will be less effective without him no question. But while he might skip camp is he really going to pass up game checks? High first rounders get pretty good money in the 5th year, for Mack its almost 14 million this season.

    815k a week for each of the 17 weeks of the season, that’s life changing money. Don’t see him sitting and watching that money fly out the door instead of into his bank account.

  3. If the Raiders are able to sign Mack, man, that team and two unbelievable pillars on both sides of the ball to build a team around. Two franchise guys on either side, both young and rising.

    Steeler fan

  4. I bet you wish you had those ten years back where you were out of NFL coaching. It will be a struggle to maintain 2nd place.

  5. Blink twice and hope the pen doesn’t run out of ink before you write your whole name on the dotted line. It’s time to go to work. It’s not like you aren’t getting paid for your services.

  6. The probable reason for the Raiders not inking Khalil Mack to the new contract that he deserves is cash flow problems.

    These cash flow problems would not exist if Son-of-Al hadn’t thrown 100 mil. guaranteed at a mediocre-at-best HC that no other team wanted. Was the publicity stunt worth it if the Raiders lose profusely under Gruden and consequentially the PSL sales and stadium sell-outs in Vegas don’t materialize?

    Anyone with an iota of common sense could see this, but Son-of-Al has all the reasoning skills of a bag of hammers.

  7. “Was the publicity stunt worth it if the Raiders lose profusely under Gruden and consequentially the PSL sales and stadium sell-outs in Vegas don’t materialize?”

    Well the stadium is going to “sell out” every week because the majority of those PSLs will likely be bought by ticket agencies. How successful they are at reselling the marked up tix is another issue, and there may well be a lot of empty seats some weeks.

    What will happen especially if the Raiders have a bad season there, is that the colder it gets in snow country the more that stadium will be full of opposing team fans from cold weather areas. I believe Vegas as a winter destination city will draw large numbers of visiting fans. There could end up being little or no home field advantage.

  8. Easy answer Mr. Florio, it’s called compromise. The team and mack have to come to an agreement where both give a little. Simple!
    Too bad our politicians don’t knowmnthat word anymore!

  9. A penny saved is a penny earned. Mack may be better off moving on to another city because he may gamble his money away, since it is tough to resist the temptation when one lives in a city that has more casinos than McDonald’s.

  10. imaduffer says:
    July 22, 2018 at 3:56 pm
    Ask David Carr if he will loan them some money

    I can’t even begin to explain how badly you failed

  11. Mack definitely deserves to be paid as one of the top stars in the league, but when injury rate for nfl players is considered teams are crazy to pay any one player (except QB) that kind of money.

  12. onemorethentherest says:
    July 22, 2018 at 12:12 pm
    If the Raiders are able to sign Mack, man, that team and two unbelievable pillars on both sides of the ball to build a team around. Two franchise guys on either side, both young and rising.

    Steeler fan

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    You can’t seriously be referring to Derick Carr.

  13. Carr gets paid right away while the team’s best player is squeezed. Hmmm. Carr is white and Mack is black. What could possibly account for the difference in treatment?

  14. “[W]e’re going to find a way to get Khalil Mack back,” Gruden said, via Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle. “You’ll see.”

    Show me the part of these statements where Gruden is predicting Mack will blink? Quit trying to create more drama than there is. It’s only about a guy trying to get paid what he thinks he is worth, and a club trying to sign him for less than that. Nothing else is at play.

  15. Justin Houston’s 1st four years of production: 48.5 sacks in 53 starts vs Mack’s 4 years of production 40.5 sacks in 64 starts?

    Houston earned his major salary increase by just showing up and producing.

    Sounds like Mack is a bit of a diva, Gruden should find a trade partner.

  16. briang123 says:
    July 22, 2018 at 5:28 pm
    Carr gets paid right away while the team’s best player is squeezed. Hmmm. Carr is white and Mack is black. What could possibly account for the difference in treatment?
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    It’s called Carr was a second round pick with no 5th year option. You seriously can’t be this stupid, but you are

  17. briang123 says:
    July 22, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Carr gets paid right away while the team’s best player is squeezed. Hmmm. Carr is white and Mack is black. What could possibly account for the difference in treatment?

    …..
    Smart comment. Raiders have a black GM ‘bro’.

  18. smart comment. Raiders have a black GM ‘bro’.
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    Sorry bro. Gruden is now the GM. Duh?

  19. It’s pure economics. Supply and demand. Which side will fold first etc. in the mean time, others get reps and Mack stays healthy. If he was franchise tagged, he wouldnt have to come to camp anyway.

    Settle down, wait and see, he’s one of the best and Raiders certainly don’t have to have him in camp. All the D.C. Will do is turn him loose anyway, what kind of game planning does that take?

  20. MDS shared earlier this morning a quote from Raiders coach Jon Gruden regarding his awareness that the contract impasse with defensive end Khalil Mack “might be the toughest decision I have to figure out right now.
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    Raider fans are delusional if they still think McKenzie is the acting GM. Gruden has taken over all personnel decisions. Gooo Reggggie is now only in charge of getting contracts signed and will soon be shown the door. Horrible way to treat Reg, the GOAT GM, yes Nation?

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