Former Las Vegas Raiders GM and current NFL Network Analyst, Mike Mayock joins Doug Gottlieb on The Doug Gottlieb Show. They talk about his time in Vegas, where it went off the rails, and what he might have done differently in hindsight. He says Antonio Brown brought more drama than his talent could compensate for, and he was difficult to deal with, especially in his first season as GM.
Doug Gottlieb: "If you could change one thing, what would it be?
Mike Mayock: (Laughs) "I probably have a few but I think the hardest thing for me was when we traded for Antonio Brown going into my first season. And on paper, it looked good. We gave up a 3rd-round pick and a 5th-round pick to get an All-Pro wideout." And that was the year we were going to be on Hardknocks and the last thing we wanted was to be on Hardknocks my first year as a GM, especially Antonio who came back and he wouldn't wear the helmet. He had a big helmet issue and then he burned his feet in a cryogenic chamber or something and he couldn't practice. And then he left camp. Meanwhile, we're drafting a bunch of young guys and we're trying to change a culture. There's a time and a place for that kind of player but for us and for me personally, that was a tough one and so that probably is what comes to mind most, Doug."
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