Jon Gruden on trading Gareon Conley: We want to look at younger players

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The Raiders traded their third former first-round pick in the last two years on Monday when they shipped cornerback Gareon Conley to the Texans for a third-round pick.

Conley’s departure means there are now nine players on the Raiders roster who were there before Jon Gruden became the team’s head coach last year. When discussing the deal on Monday, Gruden said it was designed to get players who have been acquired more recently into the lineup.

“I think he’s good player. I’m not going to get into it other than that,” Gruden said, via the East Bay Times. “I think he’s a good young player. We drafted two young corners to play also and they’re back ready to go here quickly. We want to give them an opportunity, like we are a lot of young players at other positions.”

Trayvon Mullen and Isaiah Johnson were the two players the Raiders drafted at corner, although Johnson has been on injured reserve. He resumed practicing after being designated for return last week and they also have undrafted rookie Keisean Nixon looking for snaps at the position.

33 responses to “Jon Gruden on trading Gareon Conley: We want to look at younger players

  1. you got to love this! That’s how little they think of him that they trade him to a team they are playing this week. Gruden and Mayock are playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers! Going to be a fun ride heading into Vegas!!

  2. Yeah, right. A guy who only likes vets, is trying to claim a younger player is not young.

    LOL

    Gruden is a horrible liar. The kid is 24 years old.

  3. Dan Snyder : We are going to keep our injury prone older players out of spite and get nothing in return!

  4. you got to love this! That’s how little they think of him that they trade him to a team they are playing this week. Gruden and Mayock are playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers! Going to be a fun ride heading into Vegas!!
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    Your a 500 team man, calm down.

  5. LOL- If any Raider fan thinks Conley was terrible, I wonder what they think about Joyner, and Worley. Time will tell, I do not get to see what goes on in practice, but will see what happens in the game. Conley was playing the best of anybody in the Raiders secondary. So if he got torched, the rest of the team is an inferno.

    Here is a little something what PFF said about him last year ” Among the same group of 80 NFL cornerbacks, Conley ranks third in overall grade (83.3), 10th in run-defense grade (76.8) and seventh in coverage grade (83.1).

    Largely because of his recent turnaround, Conley currently owns a 70.5 overall grade that ranks 31st among all NFL cornerbacks with 250-plus defensive snaps on the year. He also ranks sixth in passer rating when targeted at 65.5.”

  6. tylawspick6 says:
    October 22, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Yeah, right. A guy who only likes vets, is trying to claim a younger player is not young.

    LOL

    Gruden is a horrible liar. The kid is 24 years old.

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    Try reading before commenting next time…

    “I think he’s good player. I’m not going to get into it other than that,” Gruden said, via the East Bay Times. “I think he’s a good young player.”

  7. maybe 9 guys left, but there is only Carr, Jackson, Richard, Washington, Lee, and Morrow that are left that Reggie picked…just a matter of time. Probably the greatest team turnover in the history of the NFL the past 30 years or so.

  8. tylawspick6 says:
    October 22, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Yeah, right. A guy who only likes vets, is trying to claim a younger player is not young.

    LOL

    Gruden is a horrible liar. The kid is 24 years old.

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    You might wanna read what Gruden actually said first before you call him a liar.

    “I think he’s good player. I’m not going to get into it other than that,” Gruden said, via the East Bay Times. “I think he’s a good young player.”

  9. Conley’s performance on the field didn’t match his post-OSU hype; sort of like ACooper.

    Plenty of potential replacements.

    Adios, young man.

  10. radrntn says:
    October 22, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Here is a little something what PFF said about him last year ” Among the same group of 80 NFL cornerbacks, Conley ranks third in overall grade (83.3), 10th in run-defense grade (76.8) and seventh in coverage grade (83.1).

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    This year Conley has allowed 3 touchdowns in 6 games and nearly a 110 passer rating to opposing quarterbacks who target him. And Conley has caught plenty of breaks this year in getting KC without Hill, Colts without Hilton and the Packers without Dante Adams. So no excuses.

  11. If you watch film onf Conley against Green Bay – it’s embarrassing how poorly he played, whether against the run or in pass defense. We were lucky to get a third.

  12. What a patently moronic move. Conley is in his mid-20s and the prime of his career. He was about the only bright spot on defense and one of the few good players left on the Raiders before Gruden took over. I guess the ego of the “coaching genius” couldn’t deal with the fact that if Conley became a star people would note that he was a draft pick of Reggie McKenzie’s.

  13. 33bcannon says:
    October 22, 2019 at 9:55 am
    Conley’s performance on the field didn’t match his post-OSU hype; sort of like ACooper.

    Plenty of potential replacements.

    Adios, young man.
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    Well… hype or no hype, Amari’s performance has been pretty dang good in Dallas. Just sayin.

  14. Conley got torched by GB with receivers regularly open by 10 yards. And that’s no exaggeration. That said, in general he wasn’t THAT bad a CB. Against GB, EVERYONE got torched because we couldn’t pressure Rodgers to save our lives.

    This wasn’t about Conley being a bad player, even though he didn’t live up to his 1st round status. The read deal here is that Gruden and Mayock are stockpiling picks to make moves before the trade deadline. We need LBs, pass rushers and WRs. Time to make some deals.

  15. If you see the press conference it gives it proper context. He wasn’t claiming Conley is a grizzled vet. The implication was the rookies were gonna get their playing time to see if they can contribute.

  16. cueghost says:
    October 22, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Well… hype or no hype, Amari’s performance has been pretty dang good in Dallas. Just sayin.
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    He’s starting to show his true colors here and there. Some drops, giving up on a few routes… As long as DAL keeps winning he’ll never be the lazy bust he was in OAK. But wait til they go on that first run of losses and fingers start pointing around…

  17. sigbouncer says:
    October 22, 2019 at 9:42 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    October 22, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Yeah, right. A guy who only likes vets, is trying to claim a younger player is not young.

    LOL

    Gruden is a horrible liar. The kid is 24 years old.

    ———————————

    Try reading before commenting next time…

    “I think he’s good player. I’m not going to get into it other than that,” Gruden said, via the East Bay Times. “I think he’s a good young player.”

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    Try not being a fraud like GOodell and leaving info out.

    He said we “want to get younger”.

    It’s not the reason why Conley was dealt. Get to a college, please. If anyone isn’t comprehending it’s you.

    Most people graduate college at 22 or 23. Gruden is also notorious for wanting veterans, so him, of all people saying he wants to get younger, is hilarious.

    Get it?

    Age is not the reason Conley was dealt. It’s not my issue you have comprehension issues and/or struggle to detect when someone is full of crap.

  18. tylawspick6 says:
    October 22, 2019 at 11:25 am

    He said we “want to get younger”.

    It’s not the reason why Conley was dealt. Get to a college, please. If anyone isn’t comprehending it’s you.

    Most people graduate college at 22 or 23. Gruden is also notorious for wanting veterans, so him, of all people saying he wants to get younger, is hilarious.

    Get it?

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    Yeah Gruden never said that here either, try again.

    You simply don’t understand what Mayock and Gruden are doing here. They are moving players for picks who have contracts coming up. Gaining multiple high draft picks in a 2-3 year period and freeing up cash to spend on younger elite players (Trent Brown, Darren Waller) who fit. By 2021 we will be loaded with young high end draft picks (Jacobs, Ferrell, Abram, Crosby, Mullen, Johnson, Moreau, Miller, Hurst etc) who all have 2-4 years left on their contracts. Along with young elite free agent signings under contract for multiple seasons.

  19. This is so simple, they asked for Conley and agreed on a 3rd round pick.

    The Raiders have a couple of rookie CB’s they want to look at so they made the deal.

    That’s it.

  20. tylawspick6 says:
    October 22, 2019 at 11:25 am

    He said we “want to get younger”.

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    Here’s the quote from the above article. Nothing here quoting Gruden saying that.

    “I think he’s good player. I’m not going to get into it other than that,” Gruden said, via the East Bay Times. “I think he’s a good young player. We drafted two young corners to play also and they’re back ready to go here quickly. We want to give them an opportunity, like we are a lot of young players at other positions.”

  21. sigbouncer says:
    October 22, 2019 at 10:04 am
    radrntn says:
    October 22, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Here is a little something what PFF said about him last year ” Among the same group of 80 NFL cornerbacks, Conley ranks third in overall grade (83.3), 10th in run-defense grade (76.8) and seventh in coverage grade (83.1).

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    This year Conley has allowed 3 touchdowns in 6 games and nearly a 110 passer rating to opposing quarterbacks who target him. And Conley has caught plenty of breaks this year in getting KC without Hill, Colts without Hilton and the Packers without Dante Adams. So no excuses.
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    Whats your point? How about getting rid of Joyner who is making 3 times as much money, and has a PFF grade of only 37.6…the worse in the NFL….or how about Worley who is also making more money than Conley, and reminds me of DeAngelo Hall. He always plays 5 to 10 yards off of the receiver. Conley was making less than 3m on his rookie deal, and still had another year on that value contract. My point is he wasn’t that bad. Actually he provided a good (not great) db for the money. I like Mullins, and glad we drafted him. Maybe he will be in Canton……time will tell. But for less than 3m per, I would rather have the depth at that position. I guess we could always add another QB to the roster.lol

  22. Age vs cost the Raiders have the youngest 15 players in the NFL. They went from old to young in one season. Yet Gruden loves vets…..

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