By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 2:59 pm in Oakland Raiders.
According to longtime Packers beat writer Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee, the Raiders’ scouting overhaul will include the hiring of Green Bay scout Shaun Herock.
Shaun Herock, 41, is the son of former Raiders, Buccaneers and Falcons executive Ken Herock. Ken Herock was a regular presence at the club facility following the death of owner Al Davis last Oct. 8 in role that was described as “a friend of the family.”
I’ve since learned Wilde’s report is correct _ Herock will be part of the Raiders scouting staff.
McKenzie has a long background with Shaun Herock with the Packers, as he does with Eliot Wolf, the son of former Raiders executive Ron Wolf. Ken Herock and Ron Wolf worked together in Oakland, with Ken Herock following Ron Wolf to the expansion Buccaneers as the director of player personnel. There has been speculation that Eliot Wolf could eventually join the Raiders, as well as speculation that he could ascend to McKenzie’s post of director of football operations with Green Bay.
As of now, the Raiders have only confirmed Kingdon’s departure. It was learned Tuesday night the Raiders planned to add Raleigh McKenzie, Reggie’s twin brother, to the personnel department and that 31-year veteran Bruce Kebric would not be retained.
The moves are similar to Reggie McKenzie’s sentiments when he dismissed coach Hue Jackson. At the time McKenzie said he wanted “his guy.” He is appears to be using the same philosophy to the department he would in theory know best.