Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The real reason Raiders cut Marquette King







 It was just about 3 weeks ago when Marquette King appeared on NFL Network was asked about his new head coach Jon Gruden. King responded with a very disrespectful answer,
"Gruden..Gruden Gruden..Oh that Monday Night Football guy" 
A lot of people brushed it off as King being himself which is exactly why Raiders moved on from him. It's well known King was not beloved in the locker room. Marquette King is a punter who wants to be a "personality" and that's something that causes 15 yard penalty's with lots of players sitting on the sideline shaking their heads in frustration.

Yes, one of the biggest reasons why King was cut was the money issue, if Raiders keep him they would be paying him 3 million dollars a season. Gruden does not value kickers that much and he also does not think King was a great of a place holder for the kicker and even pointed that out at the combine.
Jon Gruden is trying to change the culture of the team, yes there are guys that he would like to cut but he can't due to money issues. Gruden came into the Raiders job with the thought process this team needs to be more mature and more driven.

It should be noted that Gruden never spoke to King personally but, that does not mean he hasn't talked to players who had thoughts on King. There's no doubt King's punting abilities are great but, with an old school coach who does not value special teams that much and a punter who has no respect for him at all and throw in he's getting paid too much for a punter in the coaches mind, plus players simply were no fans it wasn't a hard decision for Gruden to have McKenzie show him the door.

The real reason Raiders cut Marquette King

 It was just about 3 weeks ago when Marquette King appeared on NFL Network was asked about his new head coach Jon Gruden. King respo...