Mike Mayock Praises Raiders' Improved Pass Rush and Derek Carr's Evolution


Photo: Chris Unger

Mike Mayock: "Business point number 1 in the offseason was we had to get better along the defensive line. We have believed in Maxx Crosby in a big way. I think he showed last night what he can be when he's healthy and in shape. He and Yannick Ngakoue have bonded together and pulled that entire defensive line with them. We've got a little bit of inside pass rush, which is critical also. Bottom line for us, if you can't rush the quarterback, you're going to have trouble in this league, and we haven't done a very good job of it the last couple of years."


Raiders GM Mike Mayock joins The Doug Gottlieb Show! Mayock discusses the huge win in the team's season opener on Monday night against the Ravens in Las Vegas. Mayock reflects on the team's offseason strategy and highlights the improved pass rush with the acquisition of Yannick Ngakoue, along with Maxx Crosby taking major steps forward. Mayock breaks down the final moments of their overtime victory and examines Derek Carr's evolution as a quarterback and a leader.