Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wishes Khalil Mack hadn’t gone to Bears

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

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

The Oakland Raiders were never sold on the idea of moving superstar Khalil Mack.

It's not often that one of the best players in the National Football League becomes available, so the Jets weren't going to just sit on the sideline as other teams tried their luck. A unit that had plenty of good pieces was missing a star pass rusher, and that's what the 27-year-old Mack is, with plenty left in his prime. "It's one of those sucky things that happen".

Carr and Mack talked about a brighter future back then, of guiding the Raiders to prominence. "People are trying to divide us: 'I wanted him gone, he wanted him here.' We made a decision as an organization". "It wasn't my goal to trade Khalil when we got here", he confessed.

"We only have the offseason study to go off of when (Nagy) was in Kansas City and the relationship there", McCarthy said. "We were at a standoff and something had to happen, and here we are".

We'll circle back with the results after a few days.

Gutekunst made his mark early, signing marquee free agents such as Jimmy Graham and Muhammad Wilkerson. I don't believe we were anywhere close to where the Bears were. We all did our best to make sure it could, but it didn't work out. "Based on our study there will be some projection on how we think he'll use his players and tailor the scheme, concepts to the way he's done it in the past".

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Gruden and Carr are excited about both working together and the new wrinkles in the offense that they will unveil against the Rams.

"It's tough", Gruden said.

Unlike Bennett and McMichael, who finished their careers with the rival team, Peppers' time in the rivalry - four years with the Bears (2000-13) and three with the Packers (2014-16) - came in the middle of his career, sandwiched between his start and presumed finish with the Carolina Panthers, which will ultimately be the team he's associated with the most.

"I wish I could have been able to play with him", Key said. They selected CB Kevin King and S Josh Jones with their first two picks in 2017, and corners Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson with their first two picks this past April.

"Well, you don't know if you can get those picks", Gruden said. He was under contract. "It's hard because we lost him, but I can promise you we're going to be ready to play".

If Gruden came to Oakland in part because of Mack, you'd have to think the $100-million coach could do something to keep him around. Mack is what the Bears needed to rise from being a top-10 defense to one of the NFL's best.

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