Raiders' McKenzie Doesn't Like Losing

Oct 8, 2012 Full story: NBC Bay Area 22

He didn't anticipate turning the Oakland Raiders into an immediate juggernaut when he became the team's general manager in January.

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“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#1 Oct 8, 2012
So far I've liked the fact that McKenzie is not willing to overpay players who are underperfroming. I think Palmer & his veteran leadership have been nice to have while going through this phase, but I don't think he's the right fit for Greg Knapp's offensive scheme and I feel the same for McFadden. McFadden seems to have had more success in the powerblocking scheme rather than the zone blocking and Palmer needs to air it out more to be successful. Along with Palmer, Richard Seymour, Tommy Kelly, and Cooper Carlisle are not getting any younger so it might be best that we play for draft picks the next two years, despite the fact that I want to win sooner than later.
Knapp Time

United States

#2 Oct 9, 2012
Instead he under pays for underachievers...fire Knap...

Since: Jul 11

Michigan

#3 Oct 9, 2012
Reggie came in and fired the whole staff. He is rebuilding from the ground up. He got a new HC, coordinators, trainers.....heck he even fired the scouting staff, accounting staff and the janitor...LOL. That homeless guy outside the facility at the intersection that cleans your windshield while you sit at the red light? Yeah....Reggie fired him too.

If you're gonna rebuild a team, this is the way to do it. I still have faith in Reggie but it will take another 2-3 years (that's not counting this season). I still have faith that the Raiders can learn these new systems and I expect by the end of the season, we will be seeing actual improvement in their play. The problem I see (since we're not gonna win too many games this year) is that we are spending a season learning the new system with several players that may not be here next year.....ie. Bartell & Spencer and the "older" guys that we picked up cheap with a 1-year contract just so we could put a team on the field this season. Reggie is clearly willing to "write-off" the next couple seasons in order to rebuild. If we're only gonna win 2 or 3 games this year, wouldn't it have been better to get some young guys out there to see some field time and get the extra year under their belt?(ie. Chekwa & DVD and maybe some other young potentials)

In 2-3 years, Carson Palmer will still have "IT" and be able to lead this team as a General on the field. In fact, I think he'll be even better with 2-3 years of this system under his belt. He is definitely not the QB for this system. I agree TR there. Palmer is the traditional Pocket Passer that Al Davis always coveted. He works great in that kind of system. He does, however, seem very willing to learn and play in this new system and has already shown that he can handle it.....it's just not his "strong suit".

DMAC might be another story. I would hate to lose one of the best (if not THE BEST) RB in the league because we changed to a ZBS.
Knapp Time

United States

#4 Oct 9, 2012
In 2-3 years Carson will be eligible for social security....thats like 50 in NFL dog years....

Since: Jul 11

Michigan

#5 Oct 9, 2012
Knapp Time wrote:
In 2-3 years Carson will be eligible for social security....thats like 50 in NFL dog years....
LOL......feed him Kibbles -N- Bits.

Hey!!!......Kibbles-N-Bits.... .Dink-N-Dunk......Hmmmmm

Since: Jul 11

Michigan

#6 Oct 9, 2012
It seems to me Green Bay let Reggie go pretty easy. There was talk for a few years of him being GM in Oakland. And Reggie wasn't in charge of personal, was he? He was the Assistant.

He was with the organization for 17 years. Would a team like Green Bay, in the midst of it's dynasty years, let their top evaluator go?

just sayin'........

Since: Jul 11

Michigan

#7 Oct 9, 2012
*Personnel...not personal
Knapp Time

United States

#8 Oct 9, 2012
Zild0405 wrote:
It seems to me Green Bay let Reggie go pretty easy. There was talk for a few years of him being GM in Oakland. And Reggie wasn't in charge of personal, was he? He was the Assistant.
He was with the organization for 17 years. Would a team like Green Bay, in the midst of it's dynasty years, let their top evaluator go?
just sayin'........
lmao...get a GED and be a director of football ops....

"And while a formal education isn't required to be a director of football operations in the NFL..."
raiderfaith

United States

#9 Oct 9, 2012
I think Knapp needs to change to power blocking scheme if he wants to keep his job. Why the hell isn't our offense designed around him, instead we are trying to force him to fit in a scheme thats not working.
TexasRaider wrote:
So far I've liked the fact that McKenzie is not willing to overpay players who are underperfroming. I think Palmer & his veteran leadership have been nice to have while going through this phase, but I don't think he's the right fit for Greg Knapp's offensive scheme and I feel the same for McFadden. McFadden seems to have had more success in the powerblocking scheme rather than the zone blocking and Palmer needs to air it out more to be successful. Along with Palmer, Richard Seymour, Tommy Kelly, and Cooper Carlisle are not getting any younger so it might be best that we play for draft picks the next two years, despite the fact that I want to win sooner than later.
Knapp Time

United States

#10 Oct 9, 2012
Isnt this why he was fired once already...wtf is going on....
Knapp Time

United States

#11 Oct 9, 2012
"McKenzie was employed by the Green Bay Packers from 1994 to 2012. He began as a scout, and gradually rose through the ranks to become the Packers' director of player personnel and eventually the team's director of football operations, while reporting to general managers Ron Wolf and Ted Thompson"

In other words, he was a puppet because Wolf and Thompson ran the show...this is a weak resume....
simon says lose

Miami, FL

#12 Oct 9, 2012
"Raiders' McKenzie Doesn't Like Losing"...man is he gonna be in a world of hurt this season

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#13 Oct 9, 2012
raiderfaith wrote:
I think Knapp needs to change to power blocking scheme if he wants to keep his job. Why the hell isn't our offense designed around him, instead we are trying to force him to fit in a scheme thats not working.<quoted text>
that's the problem right there...Coaching a scheme with players that don't fit it...We went through the same deal with Rob Ryan on defense...He's a 3-4 schemer but Al Davis preferred the 4-3 and it was a better fit for the highly invested Warren Sapp. Now Ryan is the defensive coordinator in Dallas where he's able to coach his scheme of strength and is doing quite well over there.

Since: Jul 11

Michigan

#14 Oct 9, 2012
simon says lose wrote:
"Raiders' McKenzie Doesn't Like Losing"...man is he gonna be in a world of hurt this season
LOL.....he'll get used to it........the rest of us have.

Since: Sep 12

Bangkok, Thailand

#15 Oct 10, 2012
Reggie Mc is a garbage collecting sorry sack of a GM. He took a decent team on the rise and reduced them to thesame as an expansion team, loaded with rejects and under achievers. He hired a moron of a HC who in turn hired an imbecile to be the teams OC. These clowns turn and explosive offense into a dude while retaining the teams weak spot, the defense. No excuse Reggie Mc is in way over his head.
Knapp Time

United States

#16 Oct 10, 2012
Cali speaks the truth...

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

OG, "so cal."

#17 Oct 10, 2012
Knapp Time wrote:
Cali speaks the truth...
i feel the same! WE WENT BACKWARDS on the deal! i really really really hope i'm wrong!
RAIDERS OF 2012!!!
Knapp Time

United States

#18 Oct 11, 2012
Fire Knapp...

Since: Jul 11

Michigan

#19 Oct 11, 2012
Rome wasn't built in a day and neither will the Raiders be.

Reggie will need 2-3 years to build this team to a competitor just as anyone else would. Can he do it in 2-3 years? Time will tell. I just can't stand the thought of watching 2 more years of this crap.

Why, Oh Why do I watch these games on Sunday?!?!?!?!?

Thank God for beer.

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

OG, "so cal."

#20 Oct 11, 2012
Zild0405 wrote:
Rome wasn't built in a day and neither will the Raiders be.
Reggie will need 2-3 years to build this team to a competitor just as anyone else would. Can he do it in 2-3 years? Time will tell. I just can't stand the thought of watching 2 more years of this crap.
Why, Oh Why do I watch these games on Sunday?!?!?!?!?
Thank God for beer.
and, moonshine!
RAIDERS 2012!!!

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