In his first press convention after head coach Jon Gruden resigned in shame after derogatory emails over years got here to gentle, Raiders GM Mike Mayock insisted the workforce continues to be targeted on the 2021 season as he took management over roster choices.
“In regards to the Jon Gruden situation, we all respect his decisions, and we’re going to move ahead accordingly,” he stated. “As far as the team is concerned, bottom line, we’re 3-2. It’s Week 6. A lot of these interim head coach deals over the years, it’s like Week 15 and guys are already packing their bags. That’s not the case here. All of our goals are ahead of us.”
Previously, Gruden had 51 p.c management over the roster, and Mayock had 49 p.c. Now, Mayock has 51 p.c and interim head coach Rich Bisaccia – whom Mayock described because the “most natural leader of men that I’ve ever met” – can have 49.
“I don’t think there’s a vacuum of leadership. I want to be very clear on that,” Mayock stated. “Rich Bisaccia is the best leader I’ve been around. We’re going to let this season play out.”
Raiders proprietor Mark Davis didn’t maintain a press convention, although informed ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez: “I have no comment. Ask the NFL. They have all the answers.”
In regards to Gruden, Mayock careworn that the Raiders worth range and management within the group, harkening again to Tom Flores (who grew to become the primary Latino quarterback within the NFL with the Raiders, and the second Latino head coach), Art Shell (the primary black coach of the trendy period) and Amy Trask (the primary feminine CEO).
However, he did cease in need of leveling any outright criticism in Gruden’s path, as a substitute saying he feels for him and his household.
“I am sad, sad for the whole Gruden family. But at the end of the day we all held accountable for our actions and that’s the way we have to look at it,” Mayock stated.
The Raiders tackle the AFC West rival Broncos in Denver on Sunday afternoon.