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So why did the Raiders fire GM Mike Mayock after playoff loss?

So why did the Raiders fire GM Mike Mayock after playoff loss?

  • Raiders
Jan 18
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  • SportsWriters

After three seasons without a playoff victory, the Las Vegas Raiders fired general manager Mike Mayock.

‘We have relieved Mike Mayock of his duties as General Manager of the Las Vegas Raiders,” the Raiders announced in a statement on Monday. “We thank Mike for his contributions over the last three years in helping to form the foundation for the franchise to build upon in its future.”

While not shocked by the Raiders’ search for a change, fans and members of the media were stunned to hear that interview requests for the GM position were being conducted while Mayock was still inside the building.

Mayock is going to be remembered for his below-average record in the NFL Draft, and securing players with questionable character. In some cases, like Henry Ruggs and Damon Arnette, the Raiders were forced to move key players who were embroiled in off-field controversies.

Rich Bisaccia, who became interim head coach of the team after Jon Gruden had to step down earlier this year, guided the Raiders to a playoff spot. Gruden was considered close friends with Mayock before the two were hired in 2018 to resurrect the Raiders.

The Raiders improved in each of Mayock’s seasons as GM from 4-12 the year before he moved to the franchise, 7-9 on his debut, 8-8 in 2020, and 10-7 in 2021.

However, the off-field drama was too much to overcome and Mayock is now gone.

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    Michael Francis Mayock is an American football executive and former player who is the current general manager of the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League .

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