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Raiders confirm McKenzie hire — updated

By Steve Corkran
Friday, January 6th, 2012 at 12:29 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders just confirmed the hiring of Reggie McKenzie as their general manager. A news conference is scheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Since this post, I received confirmation that McKenzie will be at the news conference Tuesday. Also, word from Green Bay says McKenzie will begin working for the Raiders right away as they attempt to fill the power vacuum created by the death of Al Davis in early October.
McKenzie has been with the Green Bay Packers since 1994. He currently is the Packers dirrector of football operations. The Packers are in the NFC Playoffs, and they could be playing for most of the next month if they are to make it as far as the Super Bowl.
However, it appears as if the Packers have agreed to let McKenzie begin his new job in the coming days, which is great news for the Raiders.

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  • Just Fire Baby

    Got to bring back Rock Cartwright, IMO.

    True captain

  • Davy Jones

    Second Vittorio Tafur twitter quote of the day: “HueJax and McKenzie have the same agent.”

    Still think Hue gets fired?

    I don’t.

    For the record, the first was: “I believe Davis and Trask firmly behind Hue. A lot happened this year and Hue gets another season to make good on promises.”

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post!

  • zopi

    Plunk came in with a lot of promise, just like Palmer. Plunk struggled throughout his NFL career until he came to the Raiders as a backup for Dan Pastorini. Pastorini got hurt, Plunk to the rescue and is two super-bowls history.

    Because of the era he played in, Plunk didn’t add up the numbers, but had all the intangibles to be a champ. Palmer on the other hand, has had all the hype, had success early and has numbers, but has also regressed, the most important thing is unlike Plunk Palmer has all the intangibles to be a chump.

  • zopi

    Speaking of the man from Sonora, California.
    Palmer is more like Pastorini than Plunk. Pastorini was a lot tougher though.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    We will win the west next year!!!!!
    Go Raiders!!!!

  • RaiderintheRockies

    Very excited about this hire…

  • RaiderRetribution

    Twocents Says:
    January 6th, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    I think that Campbell had the respect of a lot of the Raiders players, as well he should.
    Hue pissed a lot of those guys off because he acted like the injury to Campbell was an opportunity to get a guy that he really wanted.
    Hence, Hue lost a bunch of respect among his players. Hence Hue loses his job.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++

    What respect Hue may have lost, I think happened when he cut Hagan for I don’t know whosyourmamma, but I do know huesyourdaddy.

  • raidertalk

    Reggie! Welcome Back! NNNNIIIICCCCEEEE!!!!

    Now we can focus on getting a revamped/new stadium for the Da Raiduhs to play in!

  • UCSBPreMedMike

    Remember the Chuckie dolls for Gruden?

    What about this for McKenzie?! See the similarity?

    http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Fozzie_Bear

  • Seymour Bush

    MistaBrown Says:
    January 6th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Purple lips is by far the worse pres in amer history.
    ===========================================

    Uh, no. It is becoming more and more obvious to every American that the conservative agenda is what has ruined this country. See the fact that the conservatives would rather tank the country than give Beohner a tax cut three weeks ago which would revive the economy. Sucks to be you as usual.

  • Seymour Bush

    zopi Says:
    January 6th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Speaking of the man from Sonora, California.
    Palmer is more like Pastorini than Plunk. Pastorini was a lot tougher though.
    ======================================

    I don’t know, did you watch the Miami and Green Bay games? Palmer was getting his ass KICKED out there.

  • RaiderSam

    Zopi Says:
    January 6th, 2012 at 3:55 pm
    Speaking of the man from Sonora, California.
    Palmer is more like Pastorini than Plunk. Pastorini was a lot tougher though.

    ========

    Enough of this idiocy. Im going to say this one more time…..because this Palmer stuff is idiotic.

    WHAT…..QUARTERBACK….WAS >……GOING…..TO…..BE AVALABLE……WITH ANY ABILITY…….TO ……WIN GAMES…..?

    N O N E

    WHAT…QUARTERBACK….IN THE DRAFT COULD WE HAVE GOTTEN at 15 or 17?

    N O N E

    How many franchise QB’s were available as free agents next year

    N O N E. Peyton Manning WASNT COMING TO OAKLAND NEXT SEASON!!

    Campbell would’ve been back by the San Diego game, and we wouldve been out of playoff contention with Kyle Boller or Kyle Orton as the quarterback

    END THREAD

    I know Carson throws picks…. I know we gave up too much…you make the assumption that playoff QBs grow on trees, THEY DONT!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Raider J

    Let the reconstruction continue

  • Raider J

    I’d like to see McKenzie and Jackson try to work together with a new DC next season.

  • RaiderSam

    Raider J Says:
    January 6th, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    I’d like to see McKenzie and Jackson try to work together with a new DC next season.

    ========

    Florio was on PFT saying a power struggle is going to ensue in Oakland if they dont work together quickly. A Todd Haley-Scott Pioli situation, and we know Jackson will chime in on the media a lot…going to be an interesting press conference on Tuesday.

  • 303Raider

    JC is the type o QB that can get us IN the playoffs.

    CP3 is the type of QB that wins us a SB.

    We’ve seen the best of JC WITH Dmac.

    We have no seen the best of CP3 AND he hasnt played with DMAC 1 game.

    Get over it Hue and Carson haters, they give u th best chance to win!!

  • Oldtown

    Shortly after the press conference, you will hear of the termination of Hue Jackson. Let the cleaning begin and let’s get some winners in the house to coach and raise the level of play from our players.

    McKensie to Jackson: ” I hear your pissed.”
    Jackson: “You have no idea how pissed I am.”
    McKensie: “Well, you’re about to be pissed even more.”

  • Oldtown

    Temper the enthusiasm fellas. A GREAT hire, but this mess will take 3-4 years at least to turn around.
    (Recover from CP3 fiasco, give away draft picks, re-build O line and Defensive line et al…)

  • Oldtown

    And one more thing- can we please get a coach that’s not a meterosexual who goes to the nail salon each week? How does that make a tream want to be a bully, when your coach primps himself like a wuss?

  • DKnight007

    466.RaiderSam Says:
    January 6th, 2012 at 5:28 pm
    Raider J Says:
    January 6th, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    I’d like to see McKenzie and Jackson try to work together with a new DC next season.

    ========

    Florio was on PFT saying a power struggle is going to ensue in Oakland if they dont work together quickly. A Todd Haley-Scott Pioli situation, and we know Jackson will chime in on the media a lot…going to be an interesting press conference on Tuesday.

    ^^^^^^^
    If Hue isn’t willing or doesn’t want to work with McKenzie, that would be just a plain dumb move by Hue. He would lose his job as a head coach and he would go back and become a QB coach or OC again and never be given a shot as a head coach again?

    Hue is on record saying he will work with any GM or Boss that has the same vision as he does and that is…..TO WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP.

    McKenzie and his new personnel men and Hue need to focus on fixing some player contracts to create cap space, and deciding whether or not they want to switch D schemes to a 3-4 and which DC they need to bring in.

  • MEX_GHOST

    With a full offseason and training camp, and (hopefully) healthier skill set players to work with, I think it’s fair to expect that Carson’s best football in S and B is yet to come.
    ———————————————
    Yes!. I´m with Palmer starting next season, even if Hue is out of the team.

  • DOBERLADY

    How about Gruden coming back? He’s on the market. How sweet would that be?

  • fingers

    Better days are on the way….. Raiderssss… Just fix it!..

  • Raider D

    Finally able to post via android, been a while
    Finally a GM!
    I say if hue wants to stay maybe Reggie keeps him as OC only!

  • http://na victory

    Palmer trade was stupid. Raiders gave up a first and second pick for four wins. Any idiot should have known the raiders were not going to make it to the super bowl with that shockingly bad defense. If they really wanted Palmer then wait for the off season when you would be able to get him for a lot less. That trade has really hurt the raiders for the next 2 years or more. Just think if they did not make the trade they would have gotten no more than 6 wins and therefore a top 10 pick….That pick would have been a potential impact player!!! That trade was horrible. I would fire Hue just because that trade shows such bad judgment. He had a responsibility to the organization and he made the grade of an “F”. I will say he is a good offensive coordinator though.

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