The Raiders held a crew assembly on Wednesday morning amidst the fallout of Jon Gruden’s resignation. Proprietor Mark Davis spoke first, providing a timeline of what had just lately transpired with the Raiders’ former coach that led to his resignation on Monday evening. Normal supervisor Mike Mayock spoke subsequent, adopted by interim head coach Wealthy Bisaccia, who provided a short introduction of himself earlier than turning the eye to the Raiders’ upcoming divisional sport towards the Broncos.
Hours after that assembly, Mayock addressed the media for the primary time since Gruden resigned. The coach’s resignation got here after insensitive emails despatched from Gruden to then Washington Soccer Staff president Bruce Allen had been delivered to mild within the wake of the NFL‘s investigation of the Soccer Staff’s office misconduct.
“Because the day I took this job virtually three years in the past, what Mr. Davis has preached has been three issues: range, social justice and [addressing] home violence,” mentioned Mayock, who has been with the Raiders since 2019. “Regarding the Jon Gruden scenario, all of us respect [Davis’] selections and we’ll transfer forward accordingly.”
Mayock did not converse a lot about Gruden, however did say that he’s “unhappy for the entire Gruden household … however on the finish of the day we’re all accountable for our actions.” Gruden spent extra time praising the flexibility of Bisaccia, who additionally continues to function the Raiders’ particular groups coach.
“I’ve endorsed him for lots of head teaching jobs through the years, each in faculty and within the NFL again once I had a distinct job,” Mayock mentioned of Bisaccia, who started his teaching profession in 1983 and has been within the NFL since 2002. “He is obtained as a lot respect in our locker room as any coach I’ve ever seen in my life. And the explanation he does … is he an important coach? Hell yeah. However he is a fair higher man. … He is essentially the most pure chief of males that I’ve ever been round.”
Mayock knowledgeable the media that defensive finish Carl Nassib, who this summer season grew to become the NFL’s first lively participant to return out as homosexual, requested and was granted a private day on Wednesday. Mayock mentioned that he deliberate to talk with Nassib later within the day.
Mayock mentioned that he has spoken to quite a few Raiders gamers in regards to the Gruden scenario. He additionally mentioned that a number of crew leaders spoke throughout Wednesday morning’s assembly.
“The frequent denominator from the gamers has been focus and professionalism,” Mayock mentioned. “We have labored too onerous, we have put an excessive amount of into this. We’re transferring ahead.”
Mayock mentioned that he and the group will proceed to place assist programs in place for gamers because it pertains to the scenario surrounding Gruden. He trusts that the gamers will converse appropriately on the matter. On the identical time, Mayock mentioned that the crew’s focus is again on the sphere, as Las Vegas seems to bounce again following consecutive defeats.
“So far as the crew is anxious, the underside line is we’re 3-2,” Mayock mentioned. “It is Week 6. … All of our objectives are forward of us. 3-2, one sport out of the AFC lead. The main focus has obtained to be on Denver.”