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GM McKenzie addressing the media today

By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 1:37 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is scheduled to hold a news conference today in Alameda to address the NFL draft, which begins Thursday and runs through Saturday. The Raiders hold the No. 3 pick in the draft, and McKenzie certainly will shed some insight into whether the Raiders intend to keep that pick or trade down in an attempt to acquire more picks.
Soon after the news conference, we will provide some stories on what McKenzie said, what it means and where the Raiders stand moving forward.
We’ll also post the entire transcript from the question-and-answer sessions with Bay Area media. There also will be Tweets from the news conference, so follow @corkonthenfl and @jerrymcd

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  • Follow the B@uceman

    ESETERIK78 Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:28 pm
    281.rediaR Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    Follow The B@Uceman Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:23 pm
    RediaR Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:21 pm
    Steve Corkran ‏@CorkOnTheNFL 1m
    Reggie McKenzie said he is interested in finding difference-makers in the draft, not players solid in many areas.
    *******************************
    Star is a difference maker…Ansah and Floyd arent
    —————————-
    Debatable on all counts.

    ============================

    Trying to predict who’s going to be an impact player is like trying to hit a 90 mph slider blind-folded.

    And besides, if they trade down–and they will–Star, Floyd, guys in that tier won’t be there.
    ******************************

    You never know mayne

  • Raider8

    You guys that are ROLYAO at the guy claiming he’s a HOF poster should check out some videos of paint drying and grass growing on youtube. It’s ALMOST as funny but not quite.

  • The Beeech Diggity Dawg

    Hey Genital, how far do you live from SunnyTown or wherever the heck Nob Bust lives?

    You should catch a bus to one of his practices and give Blog Nation your professional opinion on his coaching talents

    I’m sure that’d be the day Nob comes down with a bad head cold, but at least you could check out some of his NFL-ready defensive alignments

    TAKIN THIS JAM 2 THA NEXT LEVEL

  • dr_robert

    Any reason to think Houston is moving to DT?

    Why? Cuz a bunch of idiots here think that’s what he should do?

    Jlofty–sure sure. I’m always right though.

    Heavy is head that wears the crown.

    Laughing hyenas don’t like to learn.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    DKnight007 Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:32 pm
    Football Coach Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:31 pm
    dr_robert Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Ever notice b@uce thinks all the pros are “idiots” and then he laughs real loud? Isn’t that the clearest sign of the moron? He stopped playing 8th grade but he knows more than mayock and cork and pretty much everyone. And laughs and laughs about how “smart” he is.

    Houston plays DE. Always has.

    Floyd is and always has been rated as a much better player.

    Beech–I posted a description of my defense yesterday. Not a peep from the retards. Why? They probably don’t understand it. And it’s easier to laugh like a hyena while pretending u know stuff. And ridicule people with actual knowledge.

    Morons be morons.

    ************************************************

    Houston has been playing DE for the Raiders because the most well paid players on the team (Seymour and Kelly) were DTs and they also had a solid 3 tech in Desmond Bryant.

    Now all three of those DTs are gone, and Houston can slide to his more natural 3 technique position. Why have him continue to be a decent LDE when he can be a disruptive penetrating interior presence? And especially why keep him as an OK LDE and draft a slightly lesser version of him at pick 3 to be the penetrating interior player?

    Makes little sense.

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    EXACTLY!
    ***************************

    People just dont get it do they?

  • Myopinion

    Ive been begging for someone to do that houston comparison
    Even strong hands get mentioned in others
    Houstin beats the hell outta the rt
    I asked cork a few times why he says that

  • Follow the B@uceman

    The Beeech Diggity Dawg Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:34 pm
    Hey Genital, how far do you live from SunnyTown or wherever the heck Nob Bust lives?

    You should catch a bus to one of his practices and give Blog Nation your professional opinion on his coaching talents

    I’m sure that’d be the day Nob comes down with a bad head cold, but at least you could check out some of his NFL-ready defensive alignments

    TAKIN THIS JAM 2 THA NEXT LEVEL
    *******************************

    Catch bus? Naw I wont drive to the 408 unless I really have to….and guess what I dont have to. Why scout the Little Giants and their fked up formations?

    Look I’ll only do it if you can make a last minute funky fresh raps about RobertaMR’s 40 years of virginity….deal?

  • Football Coach

    dr_robert Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Any reason to think Houston is moving to DT?

    Why? Cuz a bunch of idiots here think that’s what he should do?

    Jlofty–sure sure. I’m always right though.

    Heavy is head that wears the crown.

    Laughing hyenas don’t like to learn.

    ********************************************

    Because the top 3 DTs on the roster from last year are no longer with the team, Houston was a college 3 tech (similar to Floyd he played both DE and DT in college) and because Houston would be a very good pro 3tech but an OK DE. Not athletic enough for end, very athletic for the interior. A bigger, faster, more explosive Floyd.

  • SnBG

    Houston has been playing DE for the Raiders because the most well paid players on the team (Seymour and Kelly) were DTs and they also had a solid 3 tech in Desmond Bryant.

    Now all three of those DTs are gone, and Houston can slide to his more natural 3 technique position. Why have him continue to be a decent LDE when he can be a disruptive penetrating interior presence? And especially why keep him as an OK LDE and draft a slightly lesser version of him at pick 3 to be the penetrating interior player?
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    Now were talking and take Jordan/Ansah as his complement

  • ESETERIK78

    304.dr_robert Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:35 pm
    Any reason to think Houston is moving to DT?

    Why? Cuz a bunch of idiots here think that’s what he should do?

    Jlofty–sure sure. I’m always right though.

    Heavy is head that wears the crown.

    Laughing hyenas don’t like to learn.

    ================================

    I think his size and strength fit that mold better than playing outside. He’s a bruiser, not a finesse guy. This makes sense to me.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    With the draft just 2 days away the difference between having Al Davis in charge and having Reggie McKenzie in charge is very evident. Each year with Al in charge the player that the Raiders were going to draft was usually obvious, now not so much.

    http://www.silverandblackpride.com/2013/4/23/4256980/raiders-draft-harder-to-predict-than-ever-before

  • DKnight007

    dr_robert Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:35 pm
    Any reason to think Houston is moving to DT?

    Why? Cuz a bunch of idiots here think that’s what he should do?

    Jlofty–sure sure. I’m always right though.

    Heavy is head that wears the crown.

    Laughing hyenas don’t like to learn.

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Houston is a 3 tech, than he can play both UT and LDE….just like the overrated and overhyped Floyd.

    Waste of a pick to select Floyd at #3 and if Reggie does that he should be FIRED on the spot!

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Dr_robert Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:35 pm
    Any reason to think Houston is moving to DT?

    Why? Cuz a bunch of idiots here think that’s what he should do?

    Jlofty–sure sure. I’m always right though.

    Heavy is head that wears the crown.

    Laughing hyenas don’t like to learn.
    *******************************

    RobertaMR….we all laughing at ya man

    Just find a woman….any woman….someone from a half way home….a blind bz….mentally slow…even a broad missing a limb or three….just score man!

  • dr_robert

    So nice that I can help beech and b@uce overcome their sexual tensions and find each other.

    It’s just like idiots to get mad at the smart guy.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    ESETERIK78 Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:38 pm
    304.dr_robert Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:35 pm
    Any reason to think Houston is moving to DT?

    Why? Cuz a bunch of idiots here think that’s what he should do?

    Jlofty–sure sure. I’m always right though.

    Heavy is head that wears the crown.

    Laughing hyenas don’t like to learn.

    ================================

    I think his size and strength fit that mold better than playing outside. He’s a bruiser, not a finesse guy. This makes sense to me.
    **************************************

    6’3 305 averaging 3 sacks a year so far at LDE lol……just makes so much sense…but hey RobertaMR is a vaunted football coach

  • Marks hair

    Louis c.k is funny… you. umm.. not so much.. just reeeealy proud of yourself..

  • ESETERIK78

    314.dr_robert Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:40 pm
    So nice that I can help beech and b@uce overcome their sexual tensions and find each other.

    It’s just like idiots to get mad at the smart guy.

    =============================

    Just FYI, A smart guy knows he’s smart. He doesn’t have to repeat it constantly. Are you trying to convince youself or what?

  • jesusraiderjim

    NFL Network’s Mike Mayock predicted on Path to the Draft that the Raiders will either select Oklahoma LT Lane Johnson or Florida DT Sharrif Floyd at the No. 4 overall pick.
    ———————————————————–4??????????????? Dipstick.

  • I Know Football

    Everybody shut up!

    A 5 technique in 4/3 base defense is crucial to that unit’s success.

    Who will play that role depends a number of factors.

    I predicted Ravens would win the SB well before they actually did.

    I also predicted who each and every playoff team would be and correctly predicted each game.

    You know why? Cuz I’m smarter than anyone else.

    I live, eat and breathe football.

    Case closed.

    Check mate.

    Eat it.

    I know football and you don’t.

  • ESETERIK78

    315.Follow the B@uceman Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:41 pm
    ESETERIK78 Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:38 pm
    304.dr_robert Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:35 pm
    Any reason to think Houston is moving to DT?

    Why? Cuz a bunch of idiots here think that’s what he should do?

    Jlofty–sure sure. I’m always right though.

    Heavy is head that wears the crown.

    Laughing hyenas don’t like to learn.

    ================================

    I think his size and strength fit that mold better than playing outside. He’s a bruiser, not a finesse guy. This makes sense to me.
    **************************************

    6′3 305 averaging 3 sacks a year so far at LDE lol……just makes so much sense…but hey RobertaMR is a vaunted football coach

    ==================================

    He’s just not fast enough to be outside full time. If they need to rotate him then cool, but he should be using that strength and attitude to knock the center and guards on their faces.

  • The Beeech Diggity Dawg

    Follow The B@Uceman Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:38 pm
    The Beeech Diggity Dawg Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:34 pm
    Hey Genital, how far do you live from SunnyTown or wherever the heck Nob Bust lives?

    You should catch a bus to one of his practices and give Blog Nation your professional opinion on his coaching talents

    I’m sure that’d be the day Nob comes down with a bad head cold, but at least you could check out some of his NFL-ready defensive alignments

    TAKIN THIS JAM 2 THA NEXT LEVEL
    *******************************

    Catch bus? Naw I wont drive to the 408 unless I really have to….and guess what I dont have to. Why scout the Little Giants and their fked up formations?

    Look I’ll only do it if you can make a last minute funky fresh raps about RobertaMR’s 40 years of virginity….deal?

    —————

    Next time, bring a legit challenge

    Nob Bust making tinkle in his bunny pj’s
    All the fly girls think homie is gay (not happy, the other kind)
    He tells all the bloggers he had intercourse before
    But humping his iPad doesn’t count as a score
    He once kissed a girl but then couldn’t get it up
    So he gave her $100 and she said “Sorry, Time’s Up”

    1 WAY TICKET TO SUNNYVILLE

  • dr_robert

    Hey dummies–where does Houston PLAY?

    Not in blog land. In real life.

    Who cares what u think should happen. I kinda thought the same thing when he got here.

    But u idiots keep talking about how he IS going to play DT.

    Based on what? Ur feeble football minds?

    Btw, I’m more than positive I’ve scored way sweeter chics in my lifetime than a rock head loudmouth and an s&m bisexual weirdo.

    Keep laughing hyenas.

    Bout time beech and b@uce got together. It’s gross but at least they’re swinging.

  • DKnight007

    ESETERIK78 Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:43 pm
    315.Follow the B@uceman Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:41 pm
    ESETERIK78 Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:38 pm
    304.dr_robert Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:35 pm
    Any reason to think Houston is moving to DT?

    Why? Cuz a bunch of idiots here think that’s what he should do?

    Jlofty–sure sure. I’m always right though.

    Heavy is head that wears the crown.

    Laughing hyenas don’t like to learn.

    ================================

    I think his size and strength fit that mold better than playing outside. He’s a bruiser, not a finesse guy. This makes sense to me.
    **************************************

    6′3 305 averaging 3 sacks a year so far at LDE lol……just makes so much sense…but hey RobertaMR is a vaunted football coach

    ==================================

    He’s just not fast enough to be outside full time. If they need to rotate him then cool, but he should be using that strength and attitude to knock the center and guards on their faces.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Uhhh…do any of you know that Houston has been playing out of position as a LDE in base 4-3 most of his time here with the Raiders?

    He is a 3 tech UT in the 4-3 and a LDE in the 3-4.

    Not a 4-3 base LDE.

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