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Gruden: Raiders needed a pass-rusher other than Mack and Irvin


The Raiders were willing to take a chance on pass-rusher Arden Key in the third round, since the reward was worth the risk of a third-round pick.
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And they鈥檙e hoping he鈥檚 ready to play a role this year, to take some of the pressure off veteran pass-rushers Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin.

According to Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle, those two accounted for 18.5 of the team鈥檚 31 sacks, but plays 89.5 percent and 84.7 percent of the defensive snaps, respectively.

No, just stay on the straight path. Talent was not the reason why none of this happened. Off-the-field issues. We set a plan. I trust them and they trust me. So we鈥檙e just going to Antonio Gates Jersey keep on moving with the plan.

And if that plan holds up, he鈥檒l be working with 鈥?and spelling 鈥?two of the league鈥檚 top pass-rushers on a regular basis.

Devin has gone to the playoffs every year of his NFL career while his brother never made it with the Titans and Browns, which is something he admitted made him envious of his twin over the years.

Limited Kids Anthony Brown Jersey Yeah, I think when you don鈥檛 make it to the playoffs and you鈥檙e watching those games, I think there鈥檚 envy in every game you watch, Jason McCourty said in comments distributed by the team. As you鈥檙e watching other teams, whether it鈥檚 Dev as my twin brother or maybe a team you beat throughout the season or a team you came close [to beating] or you just missed the playoffs and they got in and you watched them take the field on that Sunday in those playoffs, there鈥檚 definitely professional envy because you want to be there. That鈥檚 what you train all offseason for. That鈥檚 what the tough days in camp are for, to get to that postseason and be able to make your run. So, definitely throughout our careers, anybody that鈥檚 at that point 鈥?playoffs, Super Bowl 鈥?you always want to be in that position as a player and as a team.

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