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now who they can trust"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Kansas City Chiefs NewsOpen ThreadsFull ArchiveLibrary Community GuidelinesContact InformationOdds Shop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Report: The Raiders are obsessing over security prior to this week’s NFL draftNew Anthony Sherman Jersey ,30commentsHead coach Jon Gruden and new GM Mike Mayock don’t know who they can trustCDTShareTweetShareShareReport: The Raiders are obsessing over security prior to this week’s NFL draftKirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsOn Friday afternoons in April, sometimes it can get a little slow for national NFL reporters.A week ago on Friday, many of them whiled away their afternoon on Twitter, comparing notes on how they get annoyed when the person in front of them on an airliner reclines their seat.But on Friday, they were tweeting about a report out of Oakland that started with NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.In some ways, this wasn’t eyebrow-raising news.In other ways, it was.On a segment of NFL Network’s Up To The Minute, Rapoport acknowledged it isn’t uncommon for NFL offices to be pretty empty on Easter weekend, but said that what made this unusual was the lack of trust Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and new general manager Mike Mayock have in their scouting department.“Mike Mayock does not know who he can trust with his draft secrets,” Mayock explained.“He does not know who he can talk to or who he can confide in — and it is no surprise that there is going to be some significant turnover in the scouting department for the Raiders after the draft.”The last part is certainly true.As Las Vegas Review-Journal Raiders beat writer Michael Gehlken noted (yes, Las Vegas newspapers already have Raiders beat writers) this is not an uncommon situation for new NFL GMs.Kansas City Chiefs fans will recall that John Dorsey was in a similar situation when he arrived in January 2013.He had to depend on the scouting department hired by his predecessor Scott Pioli for the 2013 NFL draft, and brought in some of his people for the following season.Still... there’s something about this report about Mayock’s lack of trust in his scouting department that seems a little... off — especially after his daughter Leigh Mayock joined the Twitter conversation among the NFL reporters.First Dustin Colquitt Jersey , how can you not love Leigh Mayock for this response?But it does bring up another question: does Mayock take his draft binder to the bathroom because he doesn’t trust his own family with it, or because he is so obsessive about the upcoming draft he can’t stop thinking about it — even when there is... uhh... other business at hand?In Mayock’s defense, if there’s a draft to obsess over, this one is probably it.Not only will it be the longtime draft guru’s first time in a GM chair on draft day, there is much at stake.The Raiders will have eight picks — including pick 4, pick 24 and pick 27 in the first round — and it’s not unreasonable to think they could be planning something big.That’s the point ESPN’s Bill Barnwell brought to the Twitter conversation on Friday afternoon.But it was NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt — who had been an NFL personnel executive for two decades before Chiefs general manager Brett Veach was even born — who got the last word during Friday afternoon’s NFL reporter Twitter klatch with an old-school solution to Mayock’s problem.The NFL Draft begins Thursday night.On Friday afternoon, these folks will all have other things to discuss. KANSAS CITY, Mo. 鈥?The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t have much time between the moment Kareem Hunt walked off the practice fieldand the moment they boarded an airplane without him for their trip to Oakland.It was about 24 hours in all.Yet the stunning downfall of their top running back hardly set the Chiefs back when they took the field against the Raiders on Sunday.Spencer Ware performed well starting in Hunt’s place, the Chiefs piled up 178 yards rushing 鈥?their second most all season 鈥?and Patrick Mahomes and the rest of the offense had another big game in a 40-33 victory that was never that close.“In this league it moves fast. You have to make sure you’re ready for every single week,” Mahomes said. “I was glad to get back on the football field. We had been on a bye week after a loss, so to get out here and get a win against a team that you’ve had a historic rivalry with is always a good win.”Especially given the circumstances.The Chiefs had just concluded their final practice Friday when TMZ Sports posted the video of Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel in February. In short order, Hunt was sent home from the facility Rashad Fenton Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys , placed on the NFL’s exempt list, summoned back to the facility and ultimately released.The move was as swift as it was stunning. And for many teams preparing to face a rival on the road, even one that has struggled as much as the Raiders, it could have been difficult to overcome.Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he never considered that an option.“You guys know me well enough that I’m not going to let certain things slide. I’m going to address them when they need to be addressed,” Reid said during a conference call Monday. “And then I bank on my locker room and the strength of my locker room, and they really stepped up on this.”The Chiefs (10-2) didn’t have time to alter their game plan, so they basically stuck with it with Ware in the backfield. The only problem is that Ware took only about 10 percent of the first-team reps in practice last week, and backups Damien Williams and Darrel Williams took precisely none.Yet with an assist from Mahomes, who scrambled for 52 yards, the Chiefs still did enough on the ground to keep the Oakland defense honest. That, in turn, allowed for Mahomes to throw for 295 yards and four touchdowns without an interception Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys 2019 , his seventh game with at least four TD passes this season.“I mean, that’s my brother,” Ware said of Hunt, “but the men in this circle, the men in the locker room, the organization, we all have one goal. That’s to win a Super Bowl. So we have to stay distraction-free, and I don’t have anything else to say about that.”Reid acknowledged Monday that general manager Brett Veach had brought in a couple of running backs to provide depth. One of them expected to get a close look, Charcandrick West, is familiar with the system, having spent several seasons with the Chiefs before getting cut in training camp.Yet the bulk of the carries will belong to Ware, who was supposed to be the starter last year before a knee injury in the preseason landed him on injured reserve.And lest anyone think there will be a major drop-off Infant Rashad Fenton Jersey , consider that Ware’s career average of 4.6 yards per carry is only a 10th-of-a-yard less than that of Hunt, and his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield is just as potent.“He’s been doing it for a while now,” said tight end Travis Kelce, who had 168 yards receiving and two TD catches against Oakland. “He’s been a staple of this organization since he’s been here. He’s worked his tail off to be in the position that he is in. And he got back from an injury last year that set him back. He wasn’t allowed to be a part of what we were doing last year.”He figures to be a big part of what the Chiefs hope is a Super Bowl push this year.“The mindset of this team is whenever you get your opportunity, you make the most of it,” Mahomes said. “I feel like every single game someone else steps up. We kept our mind on that and playing football, the game we have loved since we were little kids, to keep this season going.”100View Gallery Gallery:View from the sidelines: NFL cheerleaders 2018Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports | Raj Mehta
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