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Raiders' Gruden: 'Obviously, Khalil Mack didn't want to play here'

Raiders' Gruden: 'Obviously, Khalil Mack didn't want to play here'

It's no surprise that Gruden is defending his decision to trade one of the most prolific defensive players in the National Football League today, and its notable since the Raiders will play their first game of the 2018 season tonight against the Los Angeles Rams.

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"There were some things defensively, we can clean up our communication, but at the same time, I thought they did a great job - the Oakland offense - being able to provide a variety of exotic looks out of some different personnel groupings", McVay said. "And that's a pretty strong charge". The Rams have a tough defense, so don't panic yet on Carr.

Adding Mack would have resulted in an embarrassment of riches for L.A., which also brought in defensive studs Ndamukong Suh, Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib this offseason. "Nothing really on tape, real bland stuff on tape and they ran a real offense today". It came courtesy of an interception of Derek Carr returned for a touchdown on the final score of the game. Peters said. "You see how we looked pretty cool". The Bears rewarded him with a six-year, $141 million extension after getting traded. He never showed up for an OTA, he never showed up for training camp, and it was obvious he wasn't going to show up for the season. "We've got to go out and execute a lot better on the field".


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