Since this is a family website, we had to remove the middle word. In fact, that's exactly what Derek Carr did when he apparently learned of the trade.
No way— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) September 1, 2018
Raiders rookie PJ Hall also seemed pretty shocked by the trade.
Wow!!!— PJ Hall (@Pjjwatt) September 1, 2018
Even Raiders legends were surprised by the move.
Of the four, you almost have to feel the most sorry for Irvin, who has definitely gone through a full range of emotions over the past 24 hours. After Aaron Donald signed with the Rams on Friday, Irvin was clearly hoping to see Mack sign a similar deal with the Raiders.
Mack turn now— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) August 31, 2018
Less than 24 hours later, Irvin was tweeting out expletives because the Raiders traded his teammate. Of course, the good news for the Raiders is that it looks like the shock of the Mack trade is already wearing off for Irvin.
After sending out his profane tweet, the Raiders pass-rusher sent out another tweet, letting everyone know he's ready to move from the shocking news of the trade.
What a shock. Now move on and win.. time to beat the Rams!!— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) September 1, 2018
Irvin, Carr and the Raiders will be opening the season on Sept. 10 against the Rams, which won't be easy. Not only are the Raiders going to have to figure out how to slow down the high-powered Rams offense, but they're going to have to do it without Mack.