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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Sep 09, 2019. 24 comments

Why Good Organizations Know How To Handle Players Like Antonio Brown

Why Good Organizations Know How To Handle Players Like Antonio Brown

Jimmy Farris spent six seasons in the NFL as a receiver with the 49ers, the Patriots, the Falcons, Washington, and the Jaguars. He won a ring in Super Bowl 36, when he signed with New England just before the playoffs. As an undrafted rookie in 2001, Farris had an up-close look at the dynamic between a supremely gifted wide receiver, Terrell Owens, and a coaching staff headed by Steve Mariucci...

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Ray Ratto Ray Ratto Sep 07, 2019. 12 comments

How Do The Raiders Do It?

How Do The Raiders Do It?

Year after year, move after move, hire after hire, the Raiders outdo their own capacity for abject humiliation, and every time you think they’ve bottom out, they bring in a new excavator. And now, with the start and also pending end of the Antonio Brown era, they can honestly say that the earth’s crust appears up to them.

But there we go, falling into the trap again. Of course the Raiders can...

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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Sep 06, 2019. 9 comments

Report: Antonio Brown Cussed At Mike Mayock, Accurately Called Him "Cracker," Apologized In Front Of Team

Report: Antonio Brown Cussed At Mike Mayock, Accurately Called Him "Cracker," Apologized In Front Of Team

The Raiders are three days away from their first game of the season, and as is now tradition , they’re getting caught up in bullshit. The team has reportedly considered whether to suspend Antonio Brown for most of the week over a heated argument he had with GM Mike Mayock, sparked by the team’s decision to fine Brown for missing two practices.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Thursday...

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Dom Cosentino Dom Cosentino Sep 06, 2019. 18 comments

The Raiders Have No Idea What To Do With Antonio Brown

The Raiders Have No Idea What To Do With Antonio Brown

Here’s Raiders GM Mike Mayock addressing the latest developments in the never-ending Antonio Brown opera buffa:

Translation: It’s three days after Labor Day, and we’re already running out of patience with this asshole.

This was no doubt the best Mayock could muster after it got out that he planned to suspend Brown after the two of them went at it at some point on Wednesday over Brown’s...

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Drew Magary Drew Magary Sep 06, 2019. 20 comments

Antonio Brown And The Raiders Have Conspired To Ruin Every Goddamn Thing

Antonio Brown And The Raiders Have Conspired To Ruin Every Goddamn Thing

Let us start with a hearty LOL. The Oakland Raiders traded for downfield savant Antonio Brown during the offseason, handed him $30-plus million in guaranteed money, and now stand ready to piss that investment away in the quickest, most Raiders-like fashion possible. Adam Schefter is now reporting that after Brown publicly bitched about being fined by the team, freshman GM and defender of THE...

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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Sep 05, 2019. 10 comments

The Raiders Fined Antonio Brown $54K For Missing Practices And He's Pissed

The Raiders Fined Antonio Brown $54K For Missing Practices And He's Pissed

Antonio Brown’s reality show of an offseason is nearly over, and within a week, a summer of foot drama , helmet drama , and lawn drama will give way to actual football. Before we get there, though, there are some final details to wrap up, such as the revelation that the Raiders fined the receiver $13,950 for missing a team walkthrough on August 22, and another $40,000 for missing a training...

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf May 29, 2019. 16 comments

Raiders Give Richie Incognito His, What, 50th Chance

Raiders Give Richie Incognito His, What, 50th Chance

Offensive lineman Richie Incognito, last with the Buffalo Bills, retired before the 2018 season and said his liver and kidneys were “shutting down.” Today the Oakland Raiders convinced him to return to football and take a one-year, prove-it deal. What that means is that if the signing doesn’t work out, the team can release, with minimal penalty, a man who for his own health probably shouldn’t...

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Ray Ratto Ray Ratto Apr 22, 2019. 16 comments

Welcome To The Jon Gruden Show

Welcome To The Jon Gruden Show

The NFL Draft is the world’s largest nonsense bazaar, and more tonnage is shoveled in the final two weeks than in the other 50 combined, so when Ian Rapoport tweeted out the other day that Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock sent all the Raiders’ scouts home and did not expect to recall them before the NFL Draft because they didn’t know which of them to trust, let alone whose judgments among them were...

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David Roth David Roth Apr 20, 2019. 17 comments

Report: Raiders Front Office Is Paranoid, Preparing To Clean House, Totally In Character

Report: Raiders Front Office Is Paranoid, Preparing To Clean House, Totally In Character

One of the most common misunderstandings about Dumb Guys is that they are not capable of doing things. This is false. They can and in fact absolutely love to do complicated-sounding things like scheme and intrigue. They may not do those things well, and will generally do them in arbitrary and ineffective ways. But they will attack the work of scheming and maneuvering and infighting with all...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Jan 08, 2019. 17 comments

New Raiders GM Mike Mayock Says Jon Gruden Will Have Final Say On Personnel Moves

New Raiders GM Mike Mayock Says Jon Gruden Will Have Final Say On Personnel Moves

Jon Gruden rolled into Oakland and traded away two of the team’s best players, led his remaining scrubs to a 4-12 campaign, and in the meantime executed a front-office coup that left GM Reggie McKenzie frozen out and eventually fired. McKenzie was replaced by TV pundit Mike Mayock , who yesterday admitted what everyone already assumed to be true: Gruden will be calling the shots.

From ESPN:

“In...

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Barry Petchesky Barry Petchesky Dec 31, 2018. 16 comments

Raiders Hire Mike Mayock, The TV Man

Raiders Hire Mike Mayock, The TV Man

Mark Davis hired a man off the teevee, again.

Mike Mayock, who has never worked in an NFL front office but has worked for NFL Network since 2004, will be the next GM of the Oakland(?) Raiders, according to ESPN. He replaces Reggie McKenzie, who was fired earlier this month because the Raiders’ grand plan has always been to give Jon Gruden pretty much unlimited power.  

Therein lies the reason...

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Timothy Burke Timothy Burke Oct 12, 2017. 4 comments

NFL Network Cuts To Commercial After "Beavers" And "Bush" Leave Panelists Incapacitated

NFL Network Cuts To Commercial After "Beavers" And "Bush" Leave Panelists Incapacitated

Today’s NFL Network draft coverage came to a sudden halt when, immediately after Mike Mayock’s assertion that “I’m very much a Beavers guy,” the Bears selected Deon Bush. That pick drove the network’s panelists to paralyzing laughter, and brought on a quick cut to commercial.

[NFL Network]

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Timothy Burke Timothy Burke Aug 17, 2017. 13 comments

NFL Network Talent In Open Rebellion Against NFL

NFL Network Talent In Open Rebellion Against NFL

NFL Network draft coverage hosts have had it with the NFL turning this weekend into a circus, with Mike Mayock only half-jokingly threatening to walk off the set due to repeated orangutan coverage and Rich Eisen later vetoing the Oakland Raiders’ “pretty harsh” decision to make all their selections from Las Vegas, featuring various politicians who helped grease the skids for that franchise’s...

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