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Khalil Mack traded to Chicago

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by zeeshan2, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. zeeshan2

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  2. Brando2101

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    Why??????
     
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    OAK continues to be a joke in the NFL while CHI defense becomes very scary and Jordan Howard can count on even more carries...
     
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    Woah did not expect this at all. I’d be pissed if I were a Raider Fan, regardless of the return.
     
  5. Torn n Frayed

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    Guess we'll wait on Moe's to chime in....
     
  6. J.R.

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    Is it time to trade Jadeveon Clowney?
     
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    I actually like this move for Oakland.

    Paying him that much hurts your roster.
     
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    He should not get more than Aaron Donald.
     
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    if your assessment is that no single defensive player is worth that much of the cap, trading makes sense and this seems like at minimum fair value
     
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    You can't build a roster when you have a DE making quarterback money of over 22+m. Especially when your franchise quarterback is making 25+m already. That's not a recipe for success.

    There is a recipe for this to be successful, and that's when you have a young quarterback on the rookie scale which Chicago does. We seen it with Seattle around a young Wilson. While he was getting paid pennies, load up around him.

    I think it makes sense for both sides tbh, especially with reports saying it will be the biggest return of picks for a defensive player ever.

    Oakland could very well end up dominating this trade when we look back in a few years
     
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    I think the Donald deal sealed Mack's fate. That was too rich for Oakland.... especially when they gave Gruden 100 million.
     
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    Khalil Mack is very overrated, he's a really good defensive player, but he's not a game wrecker like the guys who deserve to be paid what he's looking to be paid.
     
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    Gruden's idiotic contact may be one reason the Raiders couldn't afford Mack.

    Gruden's huge ego may be the ultimate reason the trade happened.
     
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    Gruden isn't even the highest paid coach in the NFL. He just has a long contract. They don't have money because they play in Oakland.
     
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    What I meant was the Raiders were bidding against nobody when they guaranteed Gruden $100 million. If that isn't idiotic, nothing is.

    They would have been better off hiring a first-time coach with upside instead of an old retread who is known to have serious relationship issues with players. There was a reason no team gave him the time of day for so many years despite his stated desire to return to coaching.
     
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    So in the end, Oakland turned the #5 overall pick in 2014 into 4 years of superstar play for reasonable price and 2 more first round picks, possibly from a pretty shitty team. In theory, this is the ideal way to keep a team in contention. As someone earlier said, you probably can't pay your QB and DE a combined $45+MM and fill out a good roster.
     
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    Holy ****. Is he worth all that money?
     

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