The Raiders have compiled a 15-17 file within the two seasons since Mike Mayock took over as Common Supervisor. The membership hasn’t been to the playoffs after a pair of late-season collapses, however Las Vegas ought to be higher in 2021 after an offseason centered on defensive enchancment.
But when the Raiders don’t get higher within the coming season, some have posited that Mayock could possibly be on the new seat.
Mayock’s relationship with head coach Jon Gruden has been a supply of hypothesis for the reason that two joined forces — very like that of Gruden and quarterback Derek Carr. Throughout a latest look on The NFL Rhodes Present with Lindsay Rhodes, Mayock described a partnership that’s centered on getting the suitable gamers to enhance the crew.
“Jon and I, it’s fascinating, we’re each extremely opinionated,” Mayock stated, through Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Evaluation-Journal. “We see numerous it the identical approach. We each like guys that love ball. We each like powerful, bodily gamers. We worth intrinsically each tangibles and intangibles. However like each coach and G.M. within the league, we’re going to disagree on some individuals and that’s the place it will get enjoyable. Jon challenges me, I problem him. We do it with coaches, we do it with our scouts. The last word objective is to get to the suitable participant.”
Mayock additionally famous that whereas each he and Gruden are alphas, they’ve realized that typically it’s time to concede.
“When there’s an acceptable time for me to make a stance, I’m going to make one,” Mayock stated. “Jon Gruden is identical approach. So there are occasions when our stances could also be at odds and we are able to get into it. We are able to shut the door and get into it and that’s fantastic. I feel the cool factor is … it’s gotten to the purpose the place it must be the place we are able to discover a solution to get on the identical web page and simply ask what’s greatest for the Raiders. I feel day-after-day we get a bit of higher at that.”
Mayock’s drafting file has been combined with two years of outcomes. Defensive finish Clelin Ferrell has not lived as much as his No. 4 general choice in 2019, however fourth-round defensive finish Maxx Crosby has been a gem from the identical draft. The primary-round picks of cornerback Damon Arnette and proper deal with Alex Leatherwood additionally raised eyebrows within the final two years.
“On the finish of the day, it comes again to finally being judged by wins and losses,” Mayock stated. “A pair years down the highway, individuals will look again and say Mayock sucked or he didn’t and that’s OK. We now have to consider in our board similar to each different crew has to consider in theirs.”