Oh, brother, the Las Vegas Raiders wished former third-round draft pick Tanner Muse a “Happy Birthday” just hours after cutting him.
Muse, who played his college ball at Clemson under Coach Dabo Swinney, missed the entire 2020 season with a toe injury. The New York Post reported Muse, a linebacker, was celebrating his 25th birthday on Monday.
Kind of a bum way to celebrate a birthday, Outsiders.
Take a look at this tweet from The Sporting News that shows the yin and yang of Muse’s day. The Las Vegas Raiders’ tweet is to the right.
If you notice the time stamp on both tweets, then you can see the news about Muse being cut appeared around 10:45 a.m. Meanwhile, the Las Vegas Raiders sent out their birthday tweet at noon.
Fans have been expressing their displeasure with General Manager Mike Mayock all Labor Day long. They also have been directing some of their venoms at Head Coach Jon Gruden, too.
Las Vegas Raiders Fans Are Letting Mayock Know About Cutting Muse
Mayock, who has spent time in the National Football League as a player, left his role as a draft analyst for NFL Network to take the GM role.
Fan Averysdaddy84 tweeted, “Remember when Mayock said having 3rd rounders is like additional 1st round picks if you’re doing your job right? (Or something along those lines) Good times”.
“On the other hand, my dog could draft better players than the @Raiders & somehow Gruden and Mayock who make these horrendous decisions still have jobs.”
Finally, fan TaylorWhite89 writes on Twitter, “I bet most of these picks are actually on Gruden. Look at his draft history. He has always fallen in love with guys that just aren’t very good. The fans know who should be on the hot seat. Mayock will eventually be the one to take the fall.”
It’s safe to say that Las Vegas Raiders fans are a little peeved at the front office’s decisions.
No word on if Mayock’s job is safe for the rest of this season.
On Monday afternoon, the team signed former Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright to their roster. Wright is also a former Pro Bowl player that joins the Raiders’ defense.
After playing many years in both Oakland, Calif., and Los Angeles, the Raiders moved last season to Las Vegas. They play their home games at Allegiant Stadium.
The Las Vegas Raiders, led by quarterback David Carr, will open their 2021 NFL season on Monday, Sept. 13. They will host the Baltimore Ravens.