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Martavis Bryant

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    December 3, 2018 11:58 PM PST

    who Raiders traded third round pick to acquire, to be released with pending drug suspension appeal per report You guys done getting shit on for one day? I hope not, because the pile is getting higher. Much higher. The Raiders are expected to released wide receiver Martavis Bryant according to ESPN’s Dan Graziano.From the very start, trading a third round pick in April’s draft for Martavis Bryant was a bad idea. It became even worse when Bryant was utterly disappointing in offseason and training camp. Now it’s a complete waste.Everything about this is bad. The pick the Raiders used to acquire Bryant was part of their trade down in the first round of the draft with the Cardinals. The Cardinals wanted Josh Rosen in the draft as their franchise QB, so they moved up from 14 to 10 to get him. For a trade like that, the Raiders should have gotten more than just a third round pick.They took their third round pick and sent it to Pittsburgh and with this news today, that means they got NOTHING for that trade down in the first round. Wonderful. What a day. What. A. Day.And it ain’t over yet.Follow @LeviDamien Yesterday, as covered by yours truly Womens Donald Penn Jersey , Rashaan Melvin posted a couple tweets regarding his frustration and his playing style. During today’s Raiders press conference, Jon Gruden addressed those tweets with the following statement:Gruden is not a coach to pull punches or sugar coat his feelings when it comes to his players. He talked plenty of smack about Martavis Bryant during training camp and preseason, implying that Martavis wasn’t a reliable player. Gruden wasn’t necessarily wrong about that, but where is the line when it comes to calling out your players?Gruden’s abrasive personality may seem detrimental, but it’s gotten him job after job and his own show on ESPN working with young quarterbacks, so it certainly works for Jon Gruden. The question is whether or not it’s going to work with this Raider team in the long run, or if Gruden is going to remake the team so thoroughly that it won’t matter anymore.The first two sentences of Gruden’s statement here are pretty clearly a slam on Melvin, as in he isn’t good enough to stick on a team and he doesn’t know what he’s doing. But the second two are softer Womens Kelechi Osemele Jersey , in that Melvin has every right to be frustrated and he is a high character guy. Just like Gruden’s comments about Bryant, those things are not mutually exclusive and may all be true.However, this is yet another example of Gruden saying something that can be taken as highly insensitive. Not that the players can’t take it, but when the team is doing this poorly, maybe Gruden should rethink sticking his foot in his mouth every five minutes.