Raiders GM Mike Mayock says he's 'sad for the Gruden family,' but adds 'we're all accountable for our actions'

The Raiders held a group conference on Wednesday early morning in the middle of the fallout of Jon Gruden’s resignation. Owner Mark Davis spoke initially, using a timeline of what had actually just recently taken place with the Raiders’ previous coach that caused his resignation on Monday night. General supervisor Mike Mayock spoke next, followed by interim head coach Rich Bisaccia, who provided a quick intro of himself prior to turning the attention to the Raiders’ upcoming divisional video game versus the Broncos. 

Hours after that conference, Mayock attended to the media for the very first time because Gruden resigned. The coach’s resignation followed insensitive e-mails sent out from Gruden to then Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen were exposed in the wake of the NFL’s examination of the Football Team’s office misbehavior. 

“Since the day I took this job almost three years ago, what Mr. Davis has preached has been three things: diversity, social justice and [addressing] domestic violence,” stated Mayock, who has actually been with the Raiders because 2019. “In regards to the Jon Gruden situation, we all respect [Davis’] decisions and we’re going to move ahead accordingly.” 

Mayock didn’t speak much about Gruden, however did state that he is “sad for the whole Gruden family … but at the end of the day we’re all accountable for our actions.” Gruden invested more time applauding the capability of Bisaccia, who likewise continues to work as the Raiders’ unique groups coach. 

“I’ve endorsed him for a lot of head coaching jobs over the years, both in college and in the NFL back when I had a different job,” Mayock stated of Bisaccia, who started his training profession in 1983 and has actually remained in the NFL because 2002. “He’s got as much respect in our locker room as any coach I’ve ever seen in my life. And the reason he does … is he a great coach? Hell yeah. But he’s an even better man. … He’s the most natural leader of men that I’ve ever been around.” 

Mayock notified the media that protective end Carl Nassib, who this summer season ended up being the NFL’s very first active gamer to come out as gay, asked for and was given an individual day on Wednesday. Mayock stated that he prepared to talk to Nassib later on in the day. 

Mayock stated that he has actually spoken with many Raiders gamers about the Gruden circumstance. He likewise stated that numerous group leaders spoke throughout Wednesday early morning’s conference. 

“The common denominator from the players has been focus and professionalism,” Mayock stated. “We’ve worked too hard, we’ve put too much into this. We’re moving forward.” 

Mayock stated that he and the company will continue to put support group in location for gamers as it connects to the circumstance surrounding Gruden. He trusts that the gamers will speak properly on the matter. At the exact same time, Mayock stated that the group’s focus is back on the field, as Las Vegas seeks to recover following successive beats. 

“As far as the team is concerned, the bottom line is we’re 3-2,” Mayock stated. “It’s Week 6. … All of our goals are ahead of us. 3-2, one game out of the AFC lead. The focus has got to be on Denver.” 

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