Joe Thomas sounds off against Jon Gruden and Raiders/Khalil Mack trade

How Khalil Mack trade to Bears impacts the Lions

How Khalil Mack trade to Bears impacts the Lions

Derek Carr didn't expect Khalil Mack to be traded, but the quarterback says the Oakland Raiders are over the shock of this past weekend's move. A person with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press that Oakland will get first-round selections in 2019 and 2020, a sixth-rounder next year and a third-rounder in 2020. "But it is what it is - it's part of the business", Carr said to ESPN's Paul Gutierrez.

Gruden addressed the trade Sunday, and he made things a whole lot more confusing while explaining why the deal happened. The hardest part for me is, obviously, you lose a good football player, but he's my brother, man.

Mack's new teammates are also pumped to see what kind of a difference the 2016 Defensive Player of the Year will make - especially CB Prince Amukamara.

"I'm anxious to hear this one, Jon Gruden and Khalil Mack talking about the trade", McDonough said. Here are the Raiders' defensive ranks over that time: 21st, 22nd, 26th, 23rd. And we don't know if the front office will wisely invest the $23.5 million per year it saved by shipping Mack to Chicago. Said Nagy: "I'm not going to sit here and say 100 percent because we haven't declared that yet. Honestly, it hurts because we did, we tried, and we were always open". Even if Carr rebounded in 2018 and Mack continued to play at a high level, the roster would have still had too many holes to fill with not enough cap space to fill them. "I don't have that answer, but we'll find out and go from there after Week 1". Whereas now, I've got a job to do. One of the reasons I'm here is because of him", said Gruden, "Unfortunatley we had a standoff with the contract and we could not come to terms.

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"I don't believe we were anywhere close to where the Bears were", Gruden said.

All the added time that McCarthy has to spend getting ready for Mack is less time that he'll have to game plan against the rest of the Bears' defense. "It really just shows that management and this organization, we're going for it, and you've got to appreciate aggressiveness like this".

Even teams paying quarterbacks that much money have found it hard to build a victor. "You don't have to like it or agree with it, but we're paid to win games".

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