Listen: Khalil Mack, Jon Gruden, Raiders discussed on Fitz and Brooks
"I've been hearing bits and pieces of Fouts Khalil Mack Greater story Am I understanding that They either don't want to. Or can't pay him The money that Khalil Mack is definitely earned over these over these last couple of years because Khalil Mack is One of the best defender in the league not name Aaron Donald did? They not manage the? Salary, cap enough for they have a dispute as to what they think he's worth what what's the story here, I it, seems as though Khalil Mack is in line for very big payday and the raiders seemed to be I mean according to reports Seem to be in some ways unwilling or unable to pay it's just like I said I've. Just I've, heard about this Saddam and, ask you, a question here okay Jon Gruden because, he's held out I know that know that but I'm, saying? John, gruden's making. One hundred million dollars right yeah he is so, he's, got the final say on all personnel. Authority Reggie McKenzie still there, but Gruden with one hundred, billion dollars, buys you may gruden's get a lot of sway so what I'm. Wondering based on some of, the you know 'cause Gruden gets asked about the is, video? And, the initial. Thing was you know he hasn't talked to Khalil Mack And grooten said oh no, I talked to is weird how he said. It I talked to MAC when I first got, the job, use his last name funky I'll talk to, macaroni I got the job, so anyone, says we haven't talked as wrong I. Don't know that, that talk went so well How do you? Not have a, good, conversation with. Your best player unless he says hey I'm underpaid I want. Five times what, I'm. Making, or something like. That and Gruden said. Whoa whoa like I don't that's that's the problem. Mike Holmgren was. The first to deal with this that's the problem when the head coach has personnel authority because now contracts and signing. Bonuses and, money and all this as a coach, hell yeah you, want Khalil Mack there because he's like you said other, Derek Carr is the best player on your team but now you gotta be, mean on the salary at this like Bruce bocce doing. Arbitration with giants players like. It wouldn't be good that's. Not a good thing you are one hundred percent so what. I'm wondering and I'm just a surmise? On this did money, come, up like Khalil Mack, like if. Gruden call hey I'm the, new coach loved. It when, I was calling games I. Love you you know you're the leader of the Defense or the pass rusher and if. He says hey, you. Know, 'cause we got. To. Get my money. Right or whatever and that in got salty like. If the two of them that's my only you're you're leaning out there this should be much easier than it is now having said. That you, saw in LA Aaron Donald and the, Rams can't you, see the GM said we are now finding the same, zip code on the money but that's that's a guy like you can't not, play without Aaron darnold if you're the Rams the Rams. Are better team than the. Raiders and while it is. Not the optimal situation play without Donald you're still talking about. A team that has a lot of? Talent on on that, side, they're all Donald every, single one. Of those players I think, it survive survive. Without him, the raiders without Khalil Mack You're you're, not, that good well let. Me say let me take now we we need to think about whether the best defensive player, in the league not named Aaron Donald should be paid like he's the. Best player in the, league okay so now so now to make. That decision I'll take you to Chicago they've been terrible since, lovey Smith left they were smart enough to keep Vic Fangio as a d. coordinator their. Defense is actually improving they use their top five. Pick to draft roquan Smith guess who they haven't signed roquan Smith So it's so upset clearly in the NFL but they're playing some kind of game with him about you know the new helmet rule whether he, gets like but that's. That's, what Rocca's with, his talent that. He's going, to be it has been proven since day one since Khalil Mack been here without a. Lot not a lot of help in front of him on that. Defensive. Line it's, been proven that Khalil Mack it's, the best defender and when. Derek started to go sideways then he. Became the absolute best player on that team right you are seemingly. In win now mode because. You just gave Jon Gruden a whole lot of money to come back and and you know It gets brought out they've missed the playoffs fourteen fifteen years so and you moving to Vegas so you're you're kind of Showing impress mode you're not at the point where you have one person making coaching and personnel decisions you're not at the point. As, a, football team is a franchise as business entity. Where you can. Start saying to. Really good employees like Khalil Mack now man, we think, you might want too much, money that's just. Weird I'm with you and if you see yourself in that way no, disrespect it would in any. Way shape or form but if you see yourself in the way that was. Raiders that you you, cook it with gas, now you can. Make those kinds of decisions about, a talent, like Khalil Mack The deluding yourself so what's, really going on here because. The Rams got to play that game with Aaron Aaron Donald because the better Necessarily better than the. Raiders but they're, better than the raiders I. Think we're spinning their wheels you're not, you can't say, to, a talent, like Khalil Mack maybe. We, want we don't want you will, we'll, play, these financial gains with like. We may franchise you? You you you're. Not not you well I think what you're saying is hey raiders you don't have any, leverage, what are you doing Yes And if you're willing, to Do some unnecessary surgery to your face by cutting your nose off to prove that you have. Leverage or, there's some reason I mean. Say by this is weird see by thing play that game with Jimmy Garoppolo because they could've. Easily said I will franchise we'll see how. He does this full season once they recognize in the Niners. Were in a desperate situation like I think the raiders in a not very advantageous situation when the Niners recognized that they. Had a talented Jimmy Garoppolo they locked him, down with the quickness say didn't they didn't have time to play franchise tag games. Or let's wait and see. They needed a talented employees they acquired one through. Their own intelligence and shrewdness I think once they identified that he could play even if it was, in a short sample size here's, what they're paying. Quarterbacks nowadays here's an offer why the raiders are. Not doing it to Khalil Mack, is mind boggling to me here's what I would have done rather raiders I. Would have from day one I would have franchise him which gives them the average of the top. Five salaries at the position That would have got him. Into camp because I think this camp is incredibly important as you mentioned screwed coming back boss yes Franchise tag get. Him in camp he's under contract and then. As the season progressed I would have worked on a appropriate long term contract forum they would have kicked in after this year that's because what you can't have is exactly what is happening that your second best player is not at. Camp."