Coach Gruden on Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes: "He's a young Favre"

Head Coach Jon Gruden addresses media on Wednesday as the Raiders prepare to face the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 13.

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50 Comments

  1. Aaron Thompson on March 4, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    I feel like he’s trying to light a fire under Carr’s butt.

  2. Jon Correa on March 4, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Raiders 10 chiefs 56

  3. motomaniac 69420 on March 4, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    I’m a die hard chiefs fan and the raiders are one of our rivals but I cant help but to like Gruden he is a good man.

  4. Scott Campbell on March 4, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Glad to see the Raider where they belong at the bottom. You brought in an old school coach with his old ways. Look where it got you. With him you’ll always be at the bottom but that’s where the Raiders belong.

  5. David Judd on March 4, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Notice how Gruden’s face lit up when asked about Mahomes.

  6. Jason Peters on March 4, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Favre? Favre had 20tds 2ints numbers after 9 games?

  7. Harry Mills on March 4, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    My apologies, Raiders fans. I just got started, and I had that beer.

  8. zach K on March 4, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    A lot of Chiefs fans respect Gruden a bunch. He absolutely LOVES mahomes.

  9. Sudhir Kakar on March 4, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Actually, Mahomes may be a Favre-Rodgers blend. Gunslinger who’s accurate, making throws no one else would attempt.

  10. Jimmy Jones on March 4, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Would love nothing more than the raiders to beat kc. But… it ain’t gonna happen.. raiders 15 / kc 45

  11. Gorple Flungeman on March 4, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Gruden will be much happier next year after the draft.

  12. Vigil774L on March 4, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Carr needs to do more play fakes And trick the chiefs on the same hand off bullshit to our RB and throw long and hope 🙏 for the best and see what could happend.. Its not like were goin to the play offs so what do we have to loose… 🙌🏈💥🤯

  13. Pete Solorio on March 4, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    it’s gonna get ugly, maybe even embarrassing …yet I’ll still be watching RN4L

  14. Michael Lyons on March 4, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Chiefs 72 raiders 3

  15. Dre Perkins on March 4, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Yes that’s true ..they did over pay carr …but Carr is coachable if Gruden is a good quarterback coach . He could turn him into a star Carr did better when Gruden was not a coach… And Gruden has not always been a quarterback coach.. he was wide receiver coach….his dad got him in the NFL

  16. Kexin on March 4, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Protip. Don’t bother showing up.

  17. Harry Mills on March 4, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Gruden looks a little baked. Are his eyes always like that? Don’t get me wrong. I’m 56, and I’m shocked every time I get a gander at MY eyes. And Gruden’s older than his boyish bone structure might suggest.

    The thing about Reid – and he’s been wrongly criticized for this – is he flips the calculus of football upside-down. While everybody else is trying to get that 4 yards no matter what, or get that 11 yards when they need 10, Reid asks "How can I generate X number of BIG plays in a game?" He makes the calculation that if he can flip the field or score from long distance, then maybe he can get by with a more mobile offensive line that can’t really road-grade for you. It’s not a question of that, for him. He just needs to pop a seam the one time, and he’s got 7 on the scoreboard, and if popping that seam needs to be set up by some plays that don’t look very good, he’s OK with that.

    People forget that the original West Coast Offense got famous when they HAD the road-graders in front. Those Montana-Young-era lines were every bit as big as the Hogs in Washington, and not far off the Larry-Allen-led Cowboys. If Reid COULD dominate with running the ball, and ball-control passing and top-shelf O-Line play, he would. Most of the trickery you see him use is being used because his teams typically CAN’T just punch you in the mouth, up front. But a steady diet of soft jabs can set you up for the overhand right. And all those WCO guys use boxing analogies.

    When Reid first came to KC, he got Alex Smith and Donnie Avery at the X receiver spot. Avery wasn’t hugely productive, but he’d flip the field for Reid once or twice a game, with a big gainer. Avery wasn’t about consistent production, because Andy flipped the question from "How am I going to turn this guy into a weekly 100-yard receiver?" to a "How can my opponent deny Donnie Avery for 60 minutes, without his EVER getting behind them?"

    He played it so defenses would single-cover his wideouts, while Alex would be playing the "I’m terrified of your pass rush" style, making quick throws and handing the ball off as much as possible. But then once in a great while, he’d drop back, it’d catch the D off-guard, and buy him the 4 or 5 seconds for that double-move to juke the defender, downfield and he’d uncork it beyond the defender and hope Avery would catch it. They didn’t use it much, and it gave them an edge in the surprise factor, even though on a play-by-play basis, Alex would’ve been slaughtered trying to hold on to the ball long enough for Avery’s 2nd move.

    Most of the time I watch Andy Reid games, it looks like he’s stealing wins with inferior talent in one area or another. He’s losing the ebb and flow on offense AND defense. Yet BOTH his offense and defense are productive of BIG plays. They don’t look fundamentally sound in a number of spots, and they INVITE you to do certain things against them that WORK. And then they pitch the change-up, and there’s a red jersey where there wasn’t supposed to be one, and all those gritty wins the opponent was getting, down after down, don’t matter, because Reid just hung another 7 on you, or Sutton just took the ball from you.

    It’s very disconcerting to watch. It’s a trappy style that can DEFinitely win you more than it loses for you, but there’s no substitute for fundamental soundness in the must-win games, and that’s always been the issue. But they’ve been doing better and better things on the personnel side, and this team is sneaky-sound, with some not-famous players with a fair degree of position versatility and durability. They’ve created and are sustaining a solid rotation up front on the D side, which was one of Philly’s keys, last year. They overbuilt at wide receiver, so they’re not one injury away from Donnie Avery being JUST enough to punish you for singling-up outside JUST enough to win.

    Reid’s playoff history has been marred by injury. He’s had some decent starting units, but no real flex, when one or two guys go down, and it’s easy for opponents to target those guys. Also those guys tend to wear down a lot more, when you don’t have a good rotation, so they’re more likely to break down in their 17th, 18th and 19th games. Last year, KC lost Kelce on offense and Jones on defense. Nobody close to their caliber waiting in the wings and no redundancy elsewhere to make up for it.

    This is not the case, this year. This may be the deepest team Andy’s ever had, in spite of all the continuing worries in the secondary. They’ve been snake-bit on offensive line, only just getting their starting center, Mitch Morse, back from concussion. But the D front (including outside linebacker)? They’ve got 5 guys rotating at DT/DE and 4 guys rotating at OLB/DE. That’s 9 guys, with the puniest one going 255 wearing #55 and leading the team in sacks and pressures from the OLB/upright-DE spot. That’s ungodly good depth.

    Main issue with the D is experience, diagnosing plays, and communications. That depth up front both helps and hurts them on the back end. The benefits are obvious, but there are drawbacks. Different linemen play it differently, and if you play behind the same guy for a while, you get a sense for how things are going to go, based on how things are breaking in front of you. If you know he’ll destroy the reach block, you know your priority is back-side contain, and you play that. But if dude’s been gettin’ reached on all day, you know you need to put your jetpack on and beat that running back to the corner.

    Ray Lewis extended his career another 5 years by playing behind Haloti Ngata (and Tony Siragusa (and others) before that).

    Not sure what KC’s defensive ceiling is, this year, but some of their fundamentals are very good, and the rest is coaching, learning and staying healthy.

  18. K on March 4, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    He is not a Favre, dang Gruden just don’t have it anymore

  19. Lesbian Chicken on March 4, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Weeeeee wiiiiin

  20. Firas Taher on March 4, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Patrick Mahomes is a young Favre. Derek Carr is a young David Carr. And I’m a raider fan.

  21. Mr. NiceGuy on March 4, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Mahomes will be throwing hailmarys while Carr be throwing for a yard😄

  22. Midnight Tornado on March 4, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    "He’s a real Gruden Grinder, baby!"

  23. The guy that shot drake The guy that shot drake on March 4, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Gruden thinking I want a Patrick Mahomes for Christmas 🎄

  24. Ants1555 on March 4, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Don’t even bother watching or going to the game , it’s a waste of time 👎🏼👎🏼, boycott them till 2027 for throwing away the season

  25. Alex Rathsavong on March 4, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    I think he wants to be the head coach of the chiefs

  26. Michael Lyons on March 4, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Sack urself

  27. fgill76 on March 4, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    RAIDER NATION, "COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE – JUST WIN BABY"!

  28. Walker M on March 4, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    "he’s been able to pick players" sounds like major shade on raiders roster to me.

  29. Ammata Pierron on March 4, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    I’m gonna say this and I hate to say it but carr isnt the qb we thought he would be. This goes out to mike mayock and Gruden. Theres a sophomore qb to keep your eye on that reminds me of a drew brees. That’s Brock Purdy from iowa st. Draft him if possible!

  30. thunderdude on March 4, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    He s way better than favre. he doesn’t throw all those stupid and wild interceptions favre did when favre was his age.

  31. Mdmchannel on March 4, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    Early 3 rd quarter all the KC backups will be playing

  32. B Smith on March 4, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Keep your heads up raiders.

  33. Bud Lee on March 4, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    chiefs fan here and i will never take a division opponent or an underdog for granted .

  34. Jo mic on March 4, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    feel sad for the fans in Oakland. the team has sacrificed this yr and next to be semi competitive the first yr in vegas.

  35. Cutybandit14 on March 4, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    how to stop Patrick Mahomes

    pray too the lord he will be bad today

  36. Bo Rerun on March 4, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    Another guaranteed loss thanks to the Moron Gruden

  37. Rodney on March 4, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Bet if the o-line tied a donut in front of their helmets they’d actually play

  38. johnpaul. art on March 4, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    more like Joe Mantana……

  39. Gilbert Guzman on March 4, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    It was the same hype for prescott and andy reid like always had good winning seasons and come playoff time hes always losing nothing new win lose repeat

  40. still2nd2none on March 4, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    I’m from the future. The raiders lose 40-33 go chiefs

  41. MEXICANS AND BLACKS ES COMPTON on March 4, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Im a chiefs fan and i dont care what the raiders record is, there always a tough team to play its divisional AND were rivals records dont mean nothing in this game!
    With that BEING said chiefs win 58 to 10
    And all sports to the side on a SERIOUS note!
    JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR YOU REMEMBER NO IDOLIZING DONT PUT SPORTS BEFORE GOD, GO TO CHURCH,PRAY,READ THE WORD, PRAY MORE, ITS OK TO WATCH SPORTS BUT PEOPLE THESE DAYS TREAT CELEBS AND ATHLETES LIKE THERE GODS AND THERE NOT AND THERES ONLY 1 TRUE GOD AND THATS THE KING OF KING LORD OF LORDS ALMIGHTY JESUS CHRIST!

  42. Kinghuncho0 Tge2 on March 4, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Its the chiefs head coach he makes good plays

  43. G Pick on March 4, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    OK.. I have respect for Gruden.. Chiefs fan 🙂

  44. Michael Lyons on March 4, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    $100 Million,he still coaching Buccaneers with his brother if shield doesn’t win next year we all Australian fans raiders fans r going back to the Oilers

  45. Mamiya Phan on March 4, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    I wish Gruden can get that magic back. The Raiders #1 problem is their "rebel" culture worked when the sport was less scientific. Oakland now needs a cultural makeover from the inside out.

  46. logan WM on March 4, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    He’s better than farve 😂

  47. Super CHIEF on March 4, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Look,I’m going to enjoy beating up on raiders no doubt! Bitter sweet, if they was better? Be more fun

  48. Steven Grieco on March 4, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    The Raiders still are best in league in attire…

  49. Malcolm James Sr on March 4, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Why waste our time asking questions about the Chiefs QB and HC?

  50. gary yount on March 4, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    Raiders 3 chiefs 87

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