The Los Angeles Rams made a pitch to acquire premier pass rusher Khalil Mack with the intention of giving him a raise this season, then dealing him at the end of the year to recoup some if not all of the draft compensation they gave up, according to sources.
"We've got to coach this a lot better than what we did", he said. "It's a team game, and it starts with me".
Although there appeared to be some early-season rust, the Rams shined in their Monday Night Football matchup against head coach Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders. He was very comfortable in the second half of that game. Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Rams cornerback Marcus Peters runs to the endzone after an interception of Derek Carr in the fourth quarter at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
While the Silver and Black ultimately now own a 0-1 record, there's no need to overreact just yet - one game won't define any National Football League team, the Raiders included. Obviously we didn't get to Goff enough. They gave us multiple looks. He never showed up for an OTA, he never showed up for training camp, and it was obvious he wasn't going to show up for the season.
"We are just getting started, you feel me?"
The Raiders are now undergoing a rebuild, and no player is safe going forward.
Aaron Donald, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, reported 10 days before the opener after signing a six-year, $135-million contract extension, to end a contract dispute that dated to 2017.