Raiders coach Dennis Allen is scheduled to be at the podium at 1:15 (ET). In the meantime, I got a chance to ask Broncos executive John Elway about Allen and Green Bay general manager Ted Thompson about Reggie McKenzie.
Elway on Allen: “I’m happy for Dennis. I think he’s going to be a great young coach. He’s very smart, a guy that is a good leader, and I’m happy for him. I’m sad that he’s in Oakland that we have to play him twice a year in our division because that’s how much I think of Dennis Allen. He’s a guy that I think is going to have success in this league.”
Thompson on McKenzie: “I think they got a gem. Reggie and I are really good friends so I’m really biased in my answer. This is a really good man, and the people there in that building, that organization, are going to appreciate the fact that he is a really good guy. He is part of that group of people that we have always patterned what we do after the training that we received from Ron Wolf. And I think that combination, plus that Ron has a history with the Oakland Raiders, that’s how he’ll go about it. And he’ll do a good job.”