Man up Gruden. 

When the Raiders decided to trade Khalil Mack to the Bears, everyone was pretty upset, but none more so than Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden. 

When asked about what he was thinking, he had to explain himself time after time, but mostly acted like he didn’t give a lick.

Now Gruden admitted Tuesday that he “cried for three days” following the blockbuster trade in which the Raiders acquired the Bears’ first-round pick each of the next two seasons, along with a 2020 third-rounder and 2019 sixth-round pick. Oakland sent back a 2020 second-round pick and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2020.

“I wanted to coach Khalil Mack. He knows that,” Gruden told reporters

Weirdly enough, that trade is now being hailed as the best transaction of the year. 

It’s amazing how quick perception can change. 

That’s the NFL for you. 

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