Evaluating Reggie McKenzie: 17 months...

Evaluating Reggie McKenzie: 17 months in, has the Oakland Raiders GM done a good job?

There are 19 comments on the Silver And Black Pride story from Jun 24, 2013, titled Evaluating Reggie McKenzie: 17 months in, has the Oakland Raiders GM done a good job?. In it, Silver And Black Pride reports that:

While no general manager in football has inherited a mess like the one Oakland handed Reggie McKenzie, it's time to look back on his first 17 months in office and see how he's done.

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The Autumn Wind

United States

#1 Jun 24, 2013
No....HES DOING A DAMN GOOD JOB!! Long term results is what he aiming for. Not yearly wishes,and bogus contracts. Takes a little time,but the reward is sweet.

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#2 Jun 24, 2013
I think the last sentence of the article sums it up the best

Since: Jan 11

Tempe, AZ

#3 Jun 25, 2013
If inheriting an 8-8 team a td or so away from the playoffs and firing everyone and cutting half the players is "progress"... No.

If Reggie can take the next few years and build a team that can consistently win, Yes.

We had half of a house built, and half of a house is a lot better than we raiders fans had in a long time.

Along comes Fe Fi Fo Fum RM and steps on our house.

Sure, he is hoping to build a nicer one, but right now its tough to get over the ALL OF THE TIMES we have been "rebuilding". Here's hoping for Terry Bridgewater and having him sit the bench for 2 years.

Since: Jan 11

Tempe, AZ

#4 Jun 25, 2013
I think it's silly to think Palmer "didn't work out" in Oakland. He is better than any QB on our roster currently, and likely in the future. I agree the price tag was too high for him, but once we got him i knew, we could win any game we actually pass protect, defend and catch passes for him. In that, he could run the offense, and not give up on the team. There are maybe 10 or so QB's in the league you would want to trust like that.

Since: Jan 11

Tempe, AZ

#5 Jun 25, 2013
I can agree with Routt(aka Holdy McGrab Hands) and Wimbley(aka 1 move speed rush and dip) being overrated. But Kevin Boss had like a 1 or 2 year deal.

IDK why Routt was ever considered good. Decent, sure. Never good. He had good stats because when he was beat, he would just foul the receiver and not get TD's called on him. And he fouled a lot. Because he was beat a lot. Because he wasn't very good.

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

" I DA HO " !

#6 Jun 25, 2013
"evaluating mckenzie"
MCKENZIE SUCKS!, so far anyway!(lol). business wise?, give credit where credit is do. gm wise? more question marks?????????
just fix it! 8-8 will do. for starts.
RAIDERS OF 2013!!!

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

" I DA HO " !

#7 Jun 25, 2013
you know you are a mckenzie fan when;
1. when you think your team is green and gold instead of silver and black!
2. when he tells you he's building for the "future"
3. when he tells you to be "patient"
4. when he hires no experienced head coaches and players to lead the team.
5. when you like 4-12 better than 8-8!

RAIDERS 2013!!!
RaiderFaith

Asheboro, NC

#8 Jun 25, 2013
You know you are a McKenzie fan when:
1. You see his plan as an opportunity to build a team for the future.
2. You see his cutting of players as a chance to straighten out an organization that was stretched to the gills financially.
3. You wear Silver & Black
4. You believe in once a Raider always a Raider!
The Autumn Wind

United States

#9 Jun 25, 2013
All these comments about how RM is doing a horrible job,and the team that went 8-8 was better and yada yada yada...when we start winning..(and we will),he's gonna get the praise,and glory. Give the man a chance.this team was in a horrible situation,and he did a damn good job with greenbay,so I can imagine what we will be in the near future. Got my season tix,and ready to go represent...like a true fan should. Not sit here and down my own team for making progress.##What are YOOOU doing??

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

" I DA HO " !

#10 Jun 25, 2013
RaiderFaith wrote:
You know you are a McKenzie fan when:
1. You see his plan as an opportunity to build a team for the future.
2. You see his cutting of players as a chance to straighten out an organization that was stretched to the gills financially.
3. You wear Silver & Black
4. You believe in once a Raider always a Raider!
(LOL), no, that's when you know you are a RAIDER fan.i'm all 1,2,3, and 4 on your chart. just, not a mckenzie fan "so far".
maybe next year, we'll see ;)
1. i see his plan and opportunity for the "future" and, i also will believe in it when it truly happens.
2. i do give credit for his financial fixin' of the situation.
3. i always wear black. every day, "always"!
4. i believe in once a RAIDER, always a RAIDER! well, except for moss and sapp!(lol).

RAIDERS OF 2013!!!
The Autumn Wind

United States

#11 Jun 25, 2013
RAIDER MISTERIO OG wrote:
<quoted text>(LOL), no, that's when you know you are a RAIDER fan.i'm all 1,2,3, and 4 on your chart. just, not a mckenzie fan "so far".
maybe next year, we'll see ;)
1. i see his plan and opportunity for the "future" and, i also will believe in it when it truly happens.
2. i do give credit for his financial fixin' of the situation.
3. i always wear black. every day, "always"!
4. i believe in once a RAIDER, always a RAIDER! well, except for moss and sapp!(lol).
RAIDERS OF 2013!!!
and Routt..and Russell..and Fabian Washington..and...??(finish names)..lol

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

" I DA HO " !

#12 Jun 25, 2013
The Autumn Wind wrote:
<quoted text>and Routt..and Russell..and Fabian Washington..and...??(finish names)..lol
no,(lol), i'm not that cruel or critical of past RAIDERS but those two, moss and sapp just, just, never cut it. there are those other two walker and what's that (cb's) name from the skins that used to play here? anyways, them too, but not as bad as moss and sapp. i almost put mckenzie's name on there but he hasn't been fired yet.(lol). I WAS EVALUATING. he doesn't deserve to be fired "yet".
RAIDERS 2013!!!!

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

" I DA HO " !

#13 Jun 25, 2013
RAIDER MISTERIO OG wrote:
<quoted text>no,(lol), i'm not that cruel or critical of past RAIDERS but those two, moss and sapp just, just, never cut it. there are those other two walker and what's that (cb's) name from the skins that used to play here? anyways, them too, but not as bad as moss and sapp. i almost put mckenzie's name on there but he hasn't been fired yet.(lol). I WAS EVALUATING. he doesn't deserve to be fired "yet".
RAIDERS 2013!!!!
deangelo hall, that's his name, i had to go look it up. but these two, moss and sapp? worst on my list! these two guys weren't RAIDERS at heart! even j russell was a RAIDER at heart! just, had issues but, he wore it proud.
RAIDERS 2013!!!
GOHARD

Santa Ana, CA

#14 Jun 26, 2013
He's doing alot better than we can ask 4. He let them high price bums go,who was only there 4 da money N not da organization itself. He has da mind frame of us RAIDERS NATION.....JUST WIN BABY,JUST WIN!!! So hell yeah he's doing great job.

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

" I DA HO " !

#15 Jun 26, 2013
doing a lot better than we can ask 4-12? really? no RAIDER player was just here for the money? well except for phillip wheeler and he was hired by mckenzie! but wheeler moved on for more money and contrat. and i like p wheeler! some players deserved their new contract and didn't get it. and some were over paid for their performance and had to go. it's normal, it's business. but don't say they were bums and were only here for the money? those players helped get the last winning record here of 8-8 twice! mckenzie regretted letting go of a lot of those players. it wasn't the players fault they were released? well, except for rolando mcclain. mckenzie came here on a mission to clear all of the organization. and he got it done! sure, he's gonna get it fixed one day in the "future". even i believe that!
RAIDERS 2013!!!

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#16 Jun 27, 2013
I haven't decided whether or not I'm a McKenzie fan or not...I'm an Oakland Raiders fan. I think McKenzie is doing what he thinks is best for this football team. His first order of business was the finances so hopefully after this year we will see signs of life. He did a good job multiplying our draft picks but I don't agree with the some of the players he chose to take.

“Undertaker Raiders Simona S”

Since: Apr 11

The Blackhole

#17 Jun 28, 2013
RAIDER MISTERIO OG wrote:
doing a lot better than we can ask 4-12? really? no RAIDER player was just here for the money? well except for phillip wheeler and he was hired by mckenzie! but wheeler moved on for more money and contrat. and i like p wheeler! some players deserved their new contract and didn't get it. and some were over paid for their performance and had to go. it's normal, it's business. but don't say they were bums and were only here for the money? those players helped get the last winning record here of 8-8 twice! mckenzie regretted letting go of a lot of those players. it wasn't the players fault they were released? well, except for rolando mcclain. mckenzie came here on a mission to clear all of the organization. and he got it done! sure, he's gonna get it fixed one day in the "future". even i believe that!
RAIDERS 2013!!!
Thats one thing I'm not liking is that he let guys like Wheeler & Brandon Myers get away. I know money was an issue here but still, you can't let a team fall apart

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

" I DA HO " !

#18 Jun 28, 2013
look ladies and gentlemen, there's no reason to hate or dislike mckenzie because he didn't get the pick in the draft that you wanted and because he let one or two players go that you liked. this is more about evaluating his time since he's joined the RAIDERS. so far? he sucks big time! how many teams got a new gm this season and last season? did they take their whole team apart including the office staff and just keep their (rb)? who does that? i mean, really, C'MON MAN?! it's only obvious that "any, most any" gm can put a team together? it took matt millen 8 freakin years not to get the lions on track.(actually no one has been able to),(lol). but what i'm saying so one of these RAIDER fans gets it, i don't hate mckenzie and am more RAIDER fan that can ever be! "just not a groupie", but, just saying it as "i" see it. sure, mckenzie has all the potential. but as an evaluating thing? so far? financially? and only cause he did it already, and damage is done? when he came in he sucked big time! last year he sucked big time! entering 2013? he's getting it together in there. but expect a lot more changes according to mckenzie, so, don't get too comfortable yet! THAT'S, evaluating mckenzie "so far"! doesn't mean he's not going to do better, but take note, taking a whole organization apart and going 4-12 yada yada, didn't and hasn't helped his status as "doing a great job as a gm" "so far"!. i can't wait for this season to start!
so that we can evaluate mckezie again =)
ahh, don't take it personal, we evaluated hue jackson and al davis and his players all along right? ended at 8-8 yada yada.
"with, all those losers"! beat that!
RAIDERS OF 2013!!! ;)

“PLAY TO WIN”

Since: Jul 09

" I DA HO " !

#19 Jun 28, 2013
"evaluating" mckenzie "so far"!
and, don't say he's doing a great job so far?!.
he's 4-12! see that? not 8-8! see that?
we can evaluate what he's going to do in the future?
but that would only be a guess!
actually, i guess, that he's going to do shi,ty and the team is going to do good. just, not 8-8.
and don't hate me because of my evaluation? just not a mckenzie fan "so far".
maybe this year i will be.
but, i doubt it, but, i hope to be. but right now?
HOW ABOUT,,,,,, NO!
RAIDERS of 2013!!!

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